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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Star Wars light up sign on: December 28, 2014 12:20:40 PM
My son is 5 and obsessed with Star Wars so I decided to make something one of a kind and unique for the "Star Wars room" that he wants to have his bedroom be.


Made with luan and strapping and LED christmas lights.  Basically I used a projector to trace the letters on to the luan which I then painted.  I drilled holes for the little lights.  I tried to keep it kind of vintage looking and not too polished.  Can't wait to hang it in his room!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Christmas Vacation Circle Skirt on: December 03, 2014 06:50:36 AM
I actually completed this two years ago and I'm finally getting around to sharing it.  This is my insane Christmas Vacation themed circle skirt that I made to wear for the holiday season every year.  I basically made a simple circle skirt out of linen so I could embellish it.  The images are linocut prints and the quote is embroidered.  It took almost as much time as putting up 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights.

This is the quote I used, with some slight editing to fit nicely around the diameter of the skirt:
"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f*cking Kaye."
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / IT Crowd Quote - probably NSFW on: March 29, 2011 08:41:26 AM
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I kind of wish I had used a more computery font now, but what's done is done.  Enjoy!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / FoTC Embroidery - NSFW on: March 01, 2011 10:41:19 AM
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If anybody wants the pattern just ask, I'll send it along.  It's about double the size that I stitched it at, and I would recommend making it larger than I did because the tiny lines were rough going!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / fiber friday June 18, 2010 on: June 18, 2010 09:27:39 AM
Ok, I couldn't wait to start the thread since I finally have something to share after months and months!

I called it 'cabbages' because it reminds me of red and green cabbage Smiley  It's 104 yards of thick and thin single made with roving from the urchiness on etsy.  I'm still learning so there's lots of overspin, but, I do like overspin so it's not a big deal for myself.  Grin
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / It Tickles When We Kiss on: October 19, 2009 03:34:17 PM
I've been thinking a lot about hair lately...this is the first in what will probably be a series of more or less follicularly obsessed pieces. Grin
so, I used to think that I had kind of a mustache.  I'm very blond, though, and it really isn't a mustache.  just some hair.
anyway, my imagination morphs some hairs into more:

It's a wood burning on pine.  I used my cotman watercolors for the tinting.  I really like the combo of natural wood, the burned areas, and the subtle colors.  I'm still trying to determine if I want to paint the routed edge in a solid color or leave it plain.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / single to ply? on: October 06, 2009 12:01:04 PM
I am very very new to spinning, just had someone show me how to use my drop spindle (finally!)

My question is that, if you have already set the twist in a single, can you still ply it with another single or is that it?

any other advice is welcome, too!  Cheesy
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / This is Our Time! on: September 25, 2009 12:33:58 PM
So, I pretty much love the Goonies movie.  Having visited the house and everything, I needed to make a little something to put up in my house to remind me of the love.

It took me much longer to chart and stitch than I'd like to admit, but I love the result.  I think I'm going to end up with a wall of random embroidered and stitched quotes, but I can't stop!   Grin
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Let it burn! on: September 22, 2009 10:06:42 AM
I wasn't quite sure where to put this, so if it needs to be moved, I'll do that Smiley

As I happen to be obsessed with new tools and techniques, I picked up a woodburning tool at the craft store last week and here's my projects so far:

I had some pre-cut wooden pieces to work with...I can't remember what I originally purchased them for but they work pretty good for wood burning, if a little difficult due to the grain.  This one's just a little bird and I like the way that the coloring of the wood works with the image.  The disc is about 2" diameter.

A little lamb burned onto a plank of what I think is poplar.  Trouble now will be cutting it out...I think a jigsaw?  I am not really sure.

Just took a picture with a quarter to give an idea of the size.

And two birds on this one.  I liked it the best so I made a little something for myself...

I used jade chips, some vintage glass beads, and bodhi seeds from a meditation strand that broke.  I need to fix up my poly job on the pendant, but otherwise it is my new favorite thing.

I hope you enjoyed it!  If anyone has any ideas for cutting out nice circles from a plank of wood please tell me!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Acorn Girl on: January 29, 2009 09:14:16 AM
I am totally obsessed with making linocuts these days, they are so fun and versatile!  It gives me a chance to pull out the watercolors, too!
Here's my latest, I enjoy it a lot:

It's actually pretty small, just 4" x 6".

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