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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Just a little portrait of my lovely boyfriend...! on: April 23, 2009 07:46:04 AM
In the style of Man Ray. I also took the photo. This one is done with block paints, the funny powdery ones you can get in schools.

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mom's Mothers' Day present from me- WARNING! CUTE ALERT! on: March 24, 2009 03:55:07 PM
In the UK Mothering Sunday was 2 days ago. In order to celebrate this fine occasion a little puppy came to visit my mom. His origins are dubious, but if one investigates you might find fabric remnants left in a trail around my bedroom... Smiley

This dog (which my mom ADORED)is made from baby fleece, felt, fluffy filling stuff(!) and nothing else. It's based off the dog pattern in Aranzi Aronzo's 'Fun Dolls' Book, but I had to go one step further and add paws and my own customised face.

As you can see, she's been making quite a scene since she arrived!

Tell me what you think! Smiley
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY LOGO? on: March 17, 2009 07:42:35 AM
I spent an hour today drawing this logo on photoshop. I want it to have a pop-art/ retro feel as i'll be selling original vintage and vintage inspired crafts on etsy. What do you lovely lot think of it? opinions really appreciated!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Original & Non-Commercial Valentine present for my boyfriend- Me&Him Art Dolls!! on: February 12, 2009 03:46:10 PM
This is my first Valentine ever with the person I want to be with for the rest of my life, so this special, silly gift is in celebration of that! Cheesy

I made my boyfriend art dolls that are pretty faithful to what we look like and what we wear (yes, I do frequently wear a leopard print playsuit and he wears 70's jackets with big lapels... Go figure!) They're not finished yet, I've still got to put shoes on, add some little details here and there, neaten them up and package them so they look awesome. Still unsure of how good they look.... Any ideas you guys might have would be greatly appreciated. Matt's a record freak so I thought I might make some mini records/ record player etc to go with the doll like barbie accessories... Smiley

The faces look better in real life

And heres some links of the pix i used for reference




Questions very much welcomed as well as comments/criticism! xxx

Will add pix when theyre completely done.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 70's Shirt pattern + Alexander Henry Fabric = ... on: January 26, 2009 08:31:17 AM
My new eye-boggling dressy shirt! I picked the pattern up in a car boot sale for 1, and found the fabric (which i previously thought I could only get in the US or on the net) in a shop in brighton for 10. I'm super pleased with how this shirt came out, especially as its only the third item of clothing ive made from scratch. It has fun bell sleeves, a sailor-like tie at the front and tight cuffs with four little black buttons. Let me know what you lot think, I love getting opinions! Cheesy

Excuse the battered mannequin... i used it in my art department at college to take photos for my university portfolio...

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Sailor Jerry Swallow felt badges on: November 11, 2008 08:10:51 AM
I made these a while ago for a swap, and realised i hadnt given them their own place on craftster yet. they took me ages! Smiley

These are just a layering up of three different colours of felt, plus some black embroidery on the wing details and eyes. I had trouble parting with these!

Check out the cheesy commentary on their diplay card too...  Roll Eyes

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My one-night Autumnal Autumn coat with shrinky-dink HALLOWEEN addition!!! on: August 21, 2008 09:46:27 AM
Seeing as i'm still learning to make clothes I decided to set myself a challenge- finish a coat in one night! Luckily I was successful... and wore the coat to a gig in Wales the next night!

It is based off Simplicity pattern 4047 which is a 50's reproduction cape/coat that also includes patterns for short trousers, pencil skirt and lovely top in a matching style. I made this out of orange tweeed that was 4.00 for 2 metres.

Because it's a cape style it doesnt have buttons bu I wanted it to close somehow. Because i'm a halloween fan and it is to be my september-november coat I made this shrinky plastic skull brooch to keep it closed. I really love it and so does my nan! Wink

Heres me in Wales modelling said coat.. ignore unknowing band member in background! Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Taxidermy, skeletons, entrails and other GHASTILY GHOULISH things! V IMAGE HEAVY on: August 15, 2008 01:41:24 PM
Me and my friend Matt went on yet another trip to London. Instead of shopping like usual we instead went to The Zoology museum at the UCL. The purpose- get some good inspiration pics for my artwork this year. Ok, we still did go shopping... but only after the work was done Smiley

The museum was AMAZING. All of the animals you are about to see have been dead since the Victorian times for scientific purposes. Now that really IS spine chilling! But god, it wasnt half hard to take pictures through two layers of reflective glass!

DISCLAIMER- I would say that what you are about to see is fairly tame in the great scheme of generally gory things.. but if you (or a child you are with) is particularly sensitive to dead things, skeletons and other body bits, please look away now!

I loved the label in his nostril... as if you wouldnt know Smiley

very aggressive owl!

Believe it or not this is a human skull! It has been taken apart to make it even more complicated!

I love his jewelly eye.

AND stupid bonus... me and matt visibly distressed on the train home Cheesy

LUV xxx

9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Anyone know...?! on: July 18, 2008 01:14:12 PM
Whats been going on with craftster for the past few hours?
Its been down for maintenance all afternoon...!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / FESTIVAL STAGE OUTFIT- 70's style dress and siren cape= UPDATE!!! on: July 17, 2008 02:22:22 PM
EDIT- DEVELOPMENTS!!Thanks to everyone for their kind words. Smiley I'm very happy to say that the outfit (and our band.. of course!) went down very well at the festival and there's a photo of me in it with Dom, the pianist, in fashion magazine i-D. It's a piece on girl bands... very fun! If you live in the UK take a quick peek when you pop into wh smiths or some other newsagents...!

This has been many firsts for me- My first time working with a pattern (for the bodice part, the rest was worked out), my first try working with hard-to sew synthetic fabrics, and the first dressmaking project I'm 100% happy with. I hope you all like it!

Background- My band are playing at the Underage Festival (UK) this August. It's a pretty big thing for me, and it's also our first festival out of our lineup this summer. Our single's coming out early August, and I wanted something REALLY SPECIAL to wear. SomethingI could guarantee no one else could have.

So I got to work. This is the product of 3 frustrating weeks on and off (i'm still learning) but im thrilled with the results.

Details- The dress was loosely based off the early 70's boutique style, mainly Biba. I drew the design first, and used a 70's shift dress pattern for the body. The collars, cuffs, sleeves, cape were worked out by me, and a little help from a friend when I got stuck here and there! The main dress fabric is a paisley print i got from my local shop, and the yellow details on the collar & cuffs (and the main part of the cape) Is 50's gold curtain material I bought for 8 in London. The cape is trimmed with silver fur which was a lot easier to sew on than I thought. This Marlene Dietrich cape is what my cape is based off- But I dint pay $6000 or whatever! Cheesy  http://www.thefrock.com/mdietrich_page1_clothes_11.jpg

Pictures! (by the way, I dont usually look so sad and non-make-upy, I have a face rash! Sad

The cape wings out nicely Smiley

A bit of both!

Hanging flat

The dress all on its tod!

The buttondetail on the cuffs

Thanks for staying with me... will be happy to answer any questions plus comments/criticism! LUV Popxxx

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