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1  Re: 50 PROJECTS 2019, sign ups open all year. in Craftalongs by TheMistressT on: November 17, 2019 12:56:32 PM
Y'all have been kickin' butt on the cool crafts! I have been keeping up, but in a stalkery way rather than as a participant.  Undecided All the ornaments! All the stitchery! All the spinning! All the great things! I have made lots of things and given them their own threads since posting here, but here are the latest few.

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2  Mirror Pumpkin Recon in Thanksgiving by TheMistressT on: November 17, 2019 12:51:18 PM
I had wanted to make a faux mercury glass pumpkin from a plain glass thrift find, but I overdid it with the paint! Still it's pretty nifty!

I used Krylon's Looking Glass paint and tried to follow a couple of different online tutorials for DIY mercury glass.  Roll Eyes

I am considering redoing it... someday. In the meantime it's part of the Thanksgiving decor in a little cabinet in our main bathroom along with a geometric plaid pumpkin I made last year.

Boy, was this difficult to photograph! I actually finished a few weeks ago and took it outside in the snow to capture and it was just a blinding sphere of light! Plus with all those pumpkin-y ribs, it's almost impossible to not get a reflection of me (in my bathrobe!) in the surface.
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3  Lipstick-shaped Gift Box! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: November 17, 2019 12:18:49 PM
I immediately thought of one of my girlfriends when I saw this svg set on svgcuts.com and I finally got to make it!

It will hold a xmas gift so I used a evergreen print paper for the base and red-red for the lipstick.

It will hold a lipstick-shaped glass ornament, so I had to modify the interior lid to fit it by cutting a little hole.

This was pretty quick and fun to make so hopefully I'll find another reason to make one.
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4  Decoupage Foam Pumpkin in Thanksgiving by TheMistressT on: November 17, 2019 07:22:11 AM
I finally put to use one of the "Funkins" I have picked up at thrift stores! And I put to use napkins I bought over a decade ago to decoupage with!

I painted the stem first with red oxide, then with brass paint.

I don't think I've ever decoupaged with napkins before, so I learned some things that might help me like future results more. Still, it's a colorful addition to the pumpkins decorating the house for Thanksgiving and for now I'm going to roll with it.
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5  Mini Gift Bags in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: November 03, 2019 03:48:32 PM
One of my oldest friends has a birthday and these mini gift bags (free svg files from svgcuts.com) were just the right size for his gifts! The cardstock is printed on both sides so I made each have one side as the exterior. I used stamps from my stash to add a little bit to the front of each and a chenille stem for the handles.

I have some airmail striped bakers twine so used that to tie the tissue the gifts are wrapped in.

The pair go nicely with the card I made awhile back. FINALLY I can send it all off!
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6  Christmas Countdown - A Sackful of Pics in Winter Holidays by TheMistressT on: November 01, 2019 08:34:34 AM
This year all the Christmas cardstock pads at Michael's have a couple of sheets with 25 numbered 2.5" squares. I bought a few different pads (buy 1 get 2 free!) and decided one design would make a good countdown for my mom!

I used my Bind-it-all to assemble it. The "cover" is from a sheet of tags in the same pad. All the printed papers are from the same pad.

I mounted all the numbered squares to a slightly larger red or green cardstock square and then mounted them to one of three printed cardstock rectangles. Then I embellished most of the numbered squares with bling and such from my stash. I got lazy and didn't take pictures of them all.  Roll Eyes

I've been making a lot of paper projects lately using my Cricut, so it was fun to get back to a hand cut project. I was lucky enough to be partnered with rackycoo a few years ago in a swap and received a wonderful Halloween countdown from her magical hands. I use it every year! It was also made using a Bind-it-all and that inspired me to try that method on this one!

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7  Hail Santa - Holiday Fun with Anagrams! in Needlework: Completed Projects by TheMistressT on: October 31, 2019 07:36:57 PM
When I spotted this pattern from Witchy Stitcher on Etsy, I knew I was going to stitch it up for The ManFlesh.

Here it is complete with embellishments front and back.

Some details: I stained the bamboo hoop with an ebony acrylic "stain", painted some silk holly leaves with acrylic paint, glittered the plastic berries. To finish the back I cut a circle of printed cardstock with my Cricut Explore and added vintage ric rac around the seam. The "believe" came from a Christmas cardstock pad and cracks me up in this context!

Fun bits: the red is DMC 666 (Christmas Red) and I decided to use GITD floss for the skulls!

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8  Ruby Slippers for Doroth-me - UPDATE: Full Costume Picarooney. in Halloween Costumes by TheMistressT on: October 30, 2019 01:04:49 PM
I made some old beaded flats into ruby slippers for my Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) costume!

I masked off the back, sprayed them with an oxide red primer that sticks to cloth, plastic, and glass.

Then I used the Krylon red glitter spray paint which seems to have worked a treat!

I didn't use the prescribed glitter topcoat, because I want to keep this cheap so we'll see how they look at the end of the night.

I made the dress a couple years ago as a muslin to test a pattern.

UPDATE: Here's the whole kit and kaboodle! And Toto and The ManFlesh!

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9  Re: Re: Sasquatch Gift Card Holder in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: October 27, 2019 12:29:34 PM
Well, you have posted more Bigfoot crafts than any other person I know! Smiley

Indeed! I also see him all over the place and take photos. I'm up to 11 countries on 3 continents and 7 US states! Two years ago I saw him in a national park in Estonia!

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10  Paper Geometric Pumpkin in Thanksgiving by TheMistressT on: October 26, 2019 09:06:58 PM
When I spotted this cardstock at a local office/art supply store I knew immediately I had to have it to make another geometric pumpkin! This pattern and colorway coordinates really well with the shower curtain in our upstairs bathroom and pumpkins are a big part of my Thanksgiving decorating so I guess I'll be bringing the festive decor into that room now.  Roll Eyes

I went back and forth between this mustardy yellow and a light blue grey for the stem, but once I had the pieces for the body cut I knew it had to be the former.

For some reason I felt compelled to do one.more.thing to this project, so I added the stamp on the bottom at the end.

Of course, I still have Halloween decorations in that room, but I removed some of them to get a pic of the new pumpkin in its November home.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut it; the svg files are from svgcuts.
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