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31  Cheer up emo kid trinket box and pendant! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by KrisCreates on: November 19, 2008 11:28:19 AM
I'm pretty busy making Xmas presents!  I've been knitting up a storm, but I wanted something to go with the black beret and black and purple scarf that I knit for my little sister.  My brother always makes fun of us and calls us emo kids, so I made her this little pendant and trinket box:

the trinket box is a little wooden box I picked up at Dollarama in a pack of 3.  I painted it and modge-podged the little emo-kid doodle that I drew myself on there, and added a little sparkle glitter to the sides.

The happy little rain cloud is made out of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint and sparkle glaze (though in the picture it looks more like cloud freckles...)  the beads are an assortment of glass and plastic beads strung on wire, and the necklace is blue glass seed beads strung on fishing line with a loop and bead closure because little sis has a nickle allergy.  Any small pieces of wire in the pendant are coated in paint and a thin coating of super glue to make them hypo-allergenic.
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32  I'm shiverin' but at least the booze is cozy... in Knitting: Completed Projects by KrisCreates on: November 07, 2008 07:07:51 AM
These are bottle cozies I made for my mom and dad for Xmas (With bottles in em' of course)

The Green one is for my dad and the pinkish-purplish one is for my mom.  they're made with Sean Sheep wool and the ties are Lion Brand Thick n' Quick with the ends split into 4 pieces and beaded.

I Googled "Wine Bottle Cozy" and found a few patterns.  The one I used was the pattern on this blog:  http://taras-knits.blogspot.com/2007/11/wine-bottle-cozy.html
Cause it was knit in the round instead of the pattern on Knitty that you have to seam.  (I, like the writer of the blog, hate sewing seams.)  I felt really proud when I got it finished cause I've never cast on with DPN's before!  I'm learning more and more!

Next are some teeny little hats I made. 

I think I'm gonna use them as Xmas ornaments, but my kid just likes to put them on anything small enough to wear a hat.  I got my brother the movie "The Big Lebowski" for Xmas, so i had to get him a little bottle of Kahlua, which is now wearing a little Santa hat.

Here's a pic for size comparrison:

They're made out of Bernat Softee Chunky and the white brim and pom-pom are made out of Paton's Divine.  They're super quick and fun to make so I think my Xmas tree this year may be covered in tiny little hats.  II hate tons of scrap end of yarn in different colours to use...
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33  Teeny mittens and hat keychain! in Polymer Clay: Completed Projects by KrisCreates on: October 17, 2008 01:55:10 PM
I made these tiny mittens and hat out of polymer clay and painted them with acrylic paint to look like thrummed mittens!  I put 'em on a keychain to give to my friend Diane who loves knitting as much as I do!

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34  Embroidered Hats for my friend's band in Needlework: Completed Projects by KrisCreates on: October 07, 2008 08:29:08 PM
My three buddies have an Irish band called "The Hard Earned Kisses".  They play covers by the Pogues, Flogging Molly, The Tossers and a bunch of their own original tunes.  I love listening to them play!

I emboidered a hat for the drummer back in April or May, but it accidentally got eaten by his sister's chichuahua a few weeks ago.  Seeing as he DID wear it all the time, when I was asked by his brother to make him a new one, I said "Sure".  I've been looking for something to embroider.  These are my second, third and fourth attempts at embroidering.  I like doing it alot, except for that I tend to stick myself with the needle...

I drew up the designs and font myself, taking inspiration from tattoo flash.

This is all three hats together Smiley

This is my favorite design, its the cleanest and neatest stitched I think... Grin

I like this one, but doing that banner was a pain in the butt... Angry

I will never attempt this design again.  All those separate small shamrocks was just asking for bloody fingertips...  Cry

And here's a picture of the band that I took back over the summer.  They use it for posters, and I took some other ones that They're gonna use when they put out their CD.  My sister did the photoshopping and effects on it.  (Hey, i just work the camera and make the hats... Cheesy )

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35  Re: I need to stick two buttons on my eyes! (Coraline-inspired costume help need in Halloween Costumes by KrisCreates on: October 05, 2008 03:18:11 PM
Last year for Halloween I was a Zombie trucker and I broke up pieces of hard plastic and stuck them to my face and neck.  I used spirit glue.  You can usually get it in a package with a small bottle of spirit gum remover for a couple of bucks in the halloween aisle.  Lots of people use it for sticking costume-y make-up on their faces.  I know the theatre students at my university use it all the time, so it should be safe.  I had no problems with it.

Here's my friend Laura and I. I'm the one on the right trying to look as "un-dead" as possible...

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36  My Hallowe'en stuff from last year! in Halloween Decor and Parties by KrisCreates on: October 04, 2008 11:41:27 PM

October is my favorite month of the whole year!  I love getting dressed up in costumes, I love getting candy, I love carving pumpkins, I love hallowe'en so much that I have 2 black cats!

Anyway, I haven't started my pumpkins for this year cause its early to be carving (But I will be doing some because I'm going to do a store window display!  Yay!)  But here is some of my hallowe'en stuff from last year!

My pumpkins!  I use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin, then a paring knife to carve into the rind.  The one on the left is about a week old in this photo and actually starting to develop afew spots of mold.  I think it adds character!  The one on the left has styrofoam balls for eyes because I accidentally messed up and carved to far into the rind.

This is the same pumpkin from the previous picture, only it was taken just after I finished carving.  They always look better after they've had a few days to dry out I fiind.  The little cat is my kitty, Batman!  Smiley

And here are a few Hallowe'en drawings I did, and coloured with photoshop!

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37  Dio De Los Muertos Skull pendant necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by KrisCreates on: September 24, 2008 01:58:15 PM

I made this necklace for my friend who loves sugar skulls (she has a huge tattoo of on eon her arm)  The pendant is made of sculpy clay and the beads are wood and glass.  I'm happy to say she really liked it and wears it all the time!   Smiley

I had a bit of a problem with the sculpy at first.  Its difficult to find polymer clay around here, and when I can get it, its REALLY expensive ($5 or more for a teeny weeny little block) so when I found a 2lb package of white sculpy at my school bookstore for $11 I bought it.  This was, it was pretty crappy quality, hard and dry and not pliable at all.  I ended up adding a few drops of vegetable oil to it, putting it in a bag and lowering it into warm water to heat it up just so that I could get it to the point where I could knead it.  After about and hour of mushing around with it, it was pliable enough to make stuff out of.  Still, I guess you get what you pay for...
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38  Re: Kitty Cat Scarf (image heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by KrisCreates on: August 10, 2008 09:15:17 PM
 Shocked  Its LONGCAT!!!
In scarf form!!!

I LOVE IT!!! Cheesy
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39  The "Who needs AA when you've got a stash of yarn at home?" hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by KrisCreates on: July 27, 2008 08:14:22 PM
Yep.  So I'm trying to cut back on drinkin' cause since summer hit, every weekend seems to have been a drunken extravaganza.  So this saturday I decided to take it easy and knit a hat!   Grin

I'm super proud of this hat because I was able to change a pattern to make it easier to knit.  Its based on the "punk's not dead" mohawk hat from "Pretty in Punk" (which I've knit before and highly recommend) but instead of knitting it in two separate pieces on straigt needles and sewing them together afterwards, I knit the hat in one piece on circs.  This is GREAT because it means that I'm finally understanding knitting enough to not have to exactly follow a pattern, and I can add in a few changes here and there.  Go me!!!! Cheesy

Anyway, I really like this hat.  The yarn is that cheap "Sean Sheep" stuff from Wal-Mart, its like a nylon, acrylic, wool blend.  Its actually pretty nice, its got thin shiny parts and really plump wooly parts and is variegated pink and green.  Even better is the fact that it was FREE because my friend gave it to me when she decided pink isn't her colour!

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40  My very first embroidery! (Hat with a band logo) in Needlework: Completed Projects by KrisCreates on: April 25, 2008 11:36:20 AM
So my friend (Who happens to be a total hottie Wink) is the drummer in an Irish traditional/punk band.  He has this green hat with kind of a goofy looking little shamrock patch on it and mentioned that he would have liked an embroidered hat and I thought "I could do that"...  So i went out and bought a plain trucker hat for a buck and this is what I came up with.

I love the name of their band!   Cheesy  I designed the logo myself and it was my very first time ever trying embroidery so if anyone has any tips or anything, they'd be appreciated.  I really liked doing this and I want to try some more stuff.
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