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21  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photo Cube on: August 18, 2007 12:51:28 PM

Okay so this is my latest project...it only took a few hours to do, its the first time I've made something like this and I'm really proud of it.




If you can't tell it used to be a Rubik's cube...my mom wanted to throw it out because, well it was kinda messed up (us kids used to, when we couldn't get a line right, lift the stickers and kindly...um...relocate them..hehe )

So, I just took off all the stickers, and took some photos of family and friends and cut them to the size of the stickers and then glued them on there with wood glue (uncivilized I know but it works really really well.) and once I was done I went over them again with a little wood glue just to try and seal them.

I know it could look cleaner, but hey, it was my first time...yay de-virginized..hehe
And I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Butterfly Grl
22  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My God-daughter's new Skirt on: June 15, 2007 04:00:09 PM
Well, I finally decided to make her something! From scratch.
And I'm really proud of it. I'm just no too sure my sis likes it that much...oops!  Wink

All the same here it is:

oh yeah, in this pic I haven't sewn the back yet...its just pinned together - ( don't worry...safety pins!)
It sort of flares out like a tutu..which I think is one of the reasons I like it so much but still. It has an elasticated waist, and is made out of a dark/blackish denim with red/maroon trim. It is pleated!...
I'm really proud of myself, and for 2 reasons
1) I pleated something...and didn't f*** up   Grin
2) I made something for someone smaller than me...much smaller

I'm over the moon, as my mom always says.
I was thinking about painting some images onto the pleats because they are kinda big, but I haven't thought of what to paint though. The next problem there would be to get it back..because I already gave it to her tonight.

All comments welcome

Butterfly Grl
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my 2 latest bags on: June 13, 2007 04:41:44 PM
::This is a really long post...sorry  Embarrassed ::

Well, I got some money for my birthday (last month) and I knew that I wanted to get some nice material because I'm really in need of a new bag. So I drew up a plan from an idea I had in my head (not that thats hard...and yeah I call it a plan..not pattern...plan.:-d  Wink )
anyway, what I ended up with was a kinda simple messenger bag.
I wanted similar to the first one I made just this time with a zip and I wanted the strap a little shorter...
this is what I ended up with.

Okay and I would normally show you a photo of the inside, but seeing as even when I'm just trying to get into the bag I get lost...yeah...taking a photo seemed impossible. Inside I have pockets for my cellphone and mp3 player, I have a secret pouch, a pouch for my umbrella, a thingie to put tissues in (that was a job and a half!) a D-ring to attach my keys to, and 2 more x-tra pockets.
Under the flap: a pouch for my pen and one for paper.
And last but not least I have a pocket thing for a bottle of sorts (cola or something)
It has a magnetic button thing, snap buttons, and 2 zips.oh, and the material is a black-ish denim and a red cotton(I think) but in certain light it comes up as a burgundy colour.
Oh, the image I drew (its not magnificent but I like it) and I painted it on with fabric paint.
okay...well that bag ended up being even bigger than the previous one..so much that my father bet that he could put his laptop in there...I tested his theory...I fits, with lots of space..if you didn't know better you wouldn't even know that there was a laptop in the bag!  Grin )

So thats how we come to the second bag (By now this post looks really long...I'm  sorry its just that I haven't posted clothing items in a while.
For my second bag I got inspiration from a bag I saw at Hot Topic and I wanted to try and recreate it. This was a desperate attempt to make a bag from the material that I would actually use...anyhow this is what I ended up with

 The image on the outside I actually saw on BME it is someones tattoo, and I honestly think it looks really beautiful and so I decided it HAD to go onto my new bag
::If this is your tattoo let me know I will give you full credit or if you don't want me to post it then I will remove the images::
This one is a really simple bag it has snap buttons and a cellphone pocket on the inside.Oh, and as can tell its from the same material.

Well I think that was a long enough post ...again sorry...
but..um..let me know what you think. I still have about a meter and a half of each fabric, if you have any ideas of what I could make next.

Butterfly Grl


This is what else I've made with the material so far:
24  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My First Lizard Thing....Yay! on: May 09, 2007 12:34:36 PM
Well, this is the first time I've done something with Polymer on this scale (Even though it isn't huge - He is a little larger than my hand)
Before this the only time I ever used polymer was in making small beads and such.
And I am very proud of myself..even though I know all the flaws in the design....
Oh Well....Here he is......

Before Paint

After Paint

Different Angle

I have a few more pictures of him but I didn't want to post them all and take up lots of space and all that...
He has no name at the moment.
I'm also not sure about his paint job..because he was a little darker in the beginning but I didn't like it all that much, so while the paint was still wet I half wiped it off...I do kinda like it the way it is now but I'm not 100% sure.
And I call him a Lizard thing because he was suppposed to be a dragon in the beginning (I made wings and all - Out of wire and old stockings - but I thought he looked better without...so...)

Anyhow...I hoped you liked and any criticism is welcome.

Butterfly Grl
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Where do you get your band T-Shirts? on: April 14, 2007 06:46:45 AM
Well, thats actually my question. I always see on the RE-CON board that lots of you have  cool band tees and can just cut them up. I have absolutely none and when I look in the shops at the prices I just don't understand how - at that price - you can just cut them up. Do you get them cheaper somewhere? Because I have some ideas of what to do with them I just can't afford them.

WHAT'S THE SECRET?!?!?! Huh Wink
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Need help with the idea :: Updated with 7 Pics! :: on: February 05, 2007 04:54:57 AM
I am in the process of making some side tables...and I have the basic idea of what they're going to look like I just need to round it off.
They're going to be black with graphics on them. The one is going to be sorta gambling themed - dice, cards, booze and snooker balls and on the top lady luck.....But now I'm stuck with ideas for the second one. I want it to be a little more feminine...(not that the other isn't feminine...) I was thinking of the second being good and evil themed - 2 koi, 2 swallows, and 2 geckos and on the top a sacred heart (good being the heart and evil being the fire and thorns)...but now my mom says it won't match the first one and it'll look odd. But I've just run out of ideas.
Oh, and I'm trying to keep with the whole tattoo thing. So I'm using tattoo images.

Please help...

:: Update ::

I finished these in about 2 weeks, but I just haven't had a chance to post them and then when I did have a chance I couldn't find the photos....But now I have the time and I finally found the photos, so here goes,
How they started (they are my fathers old speakers - which we don't use)

After I removed the veneer stuff because the top, bottom and sides where covered in it but it was chipping off.

Because it was chip board I didn't want to paint on it just like that I still wanted it to be smooth so I had to do a lot of sanding and filling

Under Coat

Base Coat

The end result It was cleaned up, it dosen't have the dots and overspray on it now.

And because I don't seem to have a photo of the blue ones top -- I did a few testers to see if it would work and this is one of the results
I ended up not using the words, I probably should have but by then I wanted it finished and I'm still really really happy with the end result.
And the best part is that the speakers still work! They're not very loud but I was told that had something to do with the wiring, but seeing as I still have 2 other speakers in my room that work just fine...it doesn't matter that I can only just hear these ones.

Okay, so I didn't end up doing the images on the sides and the snooker theme and such, and I was really looking into the whole show girl thing, but when it got to that part of the painting  I decided to go minimalistic and just have a slightly complex image on the top because I had to cut it into stencils and remove and replace them several times without lifting any of the paint which at times didn't work so well. But I like the flames on the sides and all...I LOVE MY SPEAKER SIDE TABLES!
27  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My latest - as of 1st jan *5 pics* on: January 22, 2007 05:18:54 AM
I've actually only made them over this past week. Each has taken a few hours to make. 3 days in a row I made the first 3 and the 4th one I did yesterday. I'm very proud of them.  Grin

This is the gang

The first one I made: Splinter
He was meant to be a teddy...but I ran out of wool and somehow he ended up bigger than he was meant to be. But I don't mind, he just became the first alien I've ever made! hehe

The second one: Maggot
He's a teddy Zombie...with missing foot, exposed brain, and he's foaming at the mouth in anticipation of brains!!!

The third one: Gordon
I really liked the idea of a voodoo doll....so came along Gordon the voodoo doll. I think he's really cute, and its sometimes sad to pierce him with needles...but then I get over it. (hehe...only kidding) My father questioned me on the name...he was suspicious...but I was watching tv when I made him and the one monster in the cartoon was gorgon and well.....I think it suits him.

And last but not least...
The fourth one: Hope
I had some really nice wool, really soft and I liked the colours and I didn't want to waste them on something I didn't really want, so I thought long and hard and ended up with..." I must make a bunny...I haven't made a bunny yet." So thus, Hope the Bunny. And the name...because her one ear is longer than the other and she is in continuous hope that they'll grow to be the same length.

All comments welcome.
I'm really sorry about the size of the pictures....I don't know how to resize them.
28  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Trinket Holders on: October 19, 2006 01:54:17 PM
I'm not quite sure if this is meant to go here or not, but I couldn't think of anywhere else to put it. They ARE clay....just not polymer clay.  Undecided

The bear I'm thinking of giving to my granny for her birthday (she'll be 70 at on the 31st!), but I  want to keep the black cat to myself.

I covered the little Roll-on deo bottle (between them) with some of my fathers clay. They did crack while drying but its not that noticeable now that they've been painted, unless you really look or have a flash go off at them!  Wink I had a hard time trying to fill the cracks and at the moment I think I just sealed them...I first covered them with white acrylic paint, and then twice with wood glue, the wood glue is keeping them strong.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Usable Grommet Tape on: October 12, 2006 07:30:21 AM
I have searched for this and if it is posted somewhere then I'll kick myself for not searching well enough. But I have grommet tape/ribbon and I want to know ho wto sew it onto my clothing so that I can still use it. Because at the moment I can only think of sewing it either along each side, but then I won't be able to actually use the holes. Or I can try to sew it zig-zag between the grommets but then there is no hole going through to the other side and it'll put strain on the stitches (I think)

Can someone please help me?
Assuming that someone gets what I mean, I didn't know how else to explain it.
30  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photo's Form New Digital Camera (5 Images) on: August 28, 2006 04:09:53 AM
My father got a new camera..a Nikon D50, and as an aspiring photographer I have been using it.

And these are a few of the most recent pictures I have taken.
I hop eyou like, Feel free to comment.

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