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1  Printed Cotton & Linen Hand Towels (lotsa pics) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: September 14, 2017 06:55:30 PM
This project was started about a year ago, then halted by running out of linen. Lots of the prints and all the trims came from stash.

For everyday in the main bathroom:


For everyday in the upstairs bathroom:




For October in the main bathroom:




For October in the upstairs bathroom:




Linen on the back for added structure and absorbency. Also, I just freaking LOVE LINEN!

And, of course, I have a few more started, but need just a little something to finish. Next year? Hopefully sooner, because I have some winter prints I want to use!
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2  When Life Hands You Wildfire, Make Pumpkin Spice. That's A Thing, Right? in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by TheMistressT on: September 11, 2017 11:53:29 AM


This big portable water tank that the Forest Service parked in our yard 3 weeks ago to help protect our property for the local giant wildfire is called a "pumpkin" by all the fire fighting folks. It seemed only logical to "jack it up."



It's marine vinyl, attached with two-sided foam tape. When I told one of the crew leaders about my plan, he got a kick out of it. He's since ended his "tour," so hopefully the new lead for our area has the same attitude.  Roll Eyes

With any luck, we will no longer need this (and the other two non-pumkin tanks) by the beginning of October, so I don't really think of it as a Halloween decoration - just the obvious way to spruce up our pumpkin.  Wink
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3  Craniometer Prop (Disturbingly Numerous Photos) in Halloween Decor and Parties by TheMistressT on: September 07, 2017 06:43:59 PM


I have been scheming and acquiring parts for this project for a few years and over the last few weeks, between being evacuated twice because of the local wildfire, I got to finally make it!







I used one and a half big embroidery hoops from the thrift store, a clearance + coupon candle stick (top removed), a circular plaque, a sale + gift certificate skull, 3 acrylic stains, beads & eyelets from stash, dowels from the junk store, & assorted new and stash hardware and tools.









If it will fit, we're going to use it as a pro in the book trailer that a friend of The ManFlesh is going to film this weekend for Dr Potter's Medicine Show!

HALLOWEEN IS COMING!
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4  Just My Type Earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: August 02, 2017 08:35:22 AM
I don't really know anything about making jewelry, but I made these very basic earrings to go with my Just My Type dress & purse.



The typewriters are on shrink plastic. The P is for "Potter" and the quote is from "Dr Potter's Medicine Show." The S is for Solomon and the quote is from "The Trials of Solomon Parker." Both are books that The ManFlesh wrote and were/will be published this year! Dr Potter came out in Feb, Sol Parker is coming out on Oct 5.

Here's the rest of the get up, which has it's own post.

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5  Just My Type Dress, A Non-costume Costume? in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: July 30, 2017 02:20:34 PM
The ManFlesh and I are headed to WorldCon75 in a week! He's going, because his publisher and agency and other author friends will be there + networking and such. I'm going because this year it's in Helsinki and we haven't had a vacation in YEARS. I am terrible at fandom, but boy do I love costumes. I couldn't come up with a good idea for a costume that was appropriate to the event, something I cared about, would be easy to pack to another continent, and that I could put together very quickly and inexpensively. But I did fall for several of the Tim Holtz prints at Jo-Ann and the whole reason I'll be there is because The ManFlesh is an author, so I decided to just roll with it! I mean, I'm a fan of his, right? The ManFlesh's second novel* comes out in October, so I will probably wear it to whatever event we put together to celebrate/promote that.





I spent no time at all trying to match the pattern across seams, because there is just so much going on and in a large scale on this print, I didn't want to buy a whole bunch extra, and it would've made me crazy. But I got pretty lucky that it worked out nicely-enough on several of the seams.

I did fussy cut the center waist piece and the tab at the top of the neckline. As well as trying to make sure the sleeves had a similar visual weight.





With the purse I made to go with it, that I posted last week.



I added lace to the sleeves to get a little more coverage and have enough to add it to the hem, but I have a feeling I will not have time to do all that hand-sewing before we leave. That pattern is Butterick 6167.

* The Trials of Solomon Parker by Eric Scott Fischl. Published by Angry Robot Books.  Wink  You may have seem some of the neato fan art made by other craftsters (and me) for his first novel, Dr Potter's Medicine Show.
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6  Kind of a Dorothy Costume: The Wearable Muslin in Costumes: Completed Projects by TheMistressT on: July 30, 2017 01:56:46 PM
I wanted to try Butterick 6168 with some inexpensive woven cotton before cutting fabric I cared about. BUT just in case it did work out, I wanted something I might actually care to wear. Enter the bright blue printed gingham and not to Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.



A close up of the bodice/waist details.



I added the eyelet lace just to make it that much more Dorothy. It did turn out wearable-enough for funsies. I am on the lookout for a small, inexpensive (i.e. 2nd-hand) wicker purse and small black plush pup for possible costumery. And will work on figuring out some cheap and comfy sparkly red shoes.

FUNNY THING: I don't have a dress form, but I do have a small mens torso mannequin, a sock-stuffed bra, an empty propane tank, and a small occasional table!

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7  Chainmaille Print Cold-shoulder Top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: July 30, 2017 01:40:48 PM
The ManFlesh and I are headed to WorldCon75 in a week! He's going, because his publisher and agency and other author friends will be there + networking and such. I'm going because this year it's in Helsinki and we haven't had a vacation in YEARS. I am terrible at fandom, but boy do I love costumes. So as a compromise I made this shirt using chainmail-print knit fabric. Seems SciFi/Fantasy-ish, right?  Undecided



A better look at the sleeve.



And a close up of the material which I got at Jo-Ann. It's part of the Cosplay by Yaya Han line. I used Simplicity 1805, View F.

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8  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by TheMistressT on: July 27, 2017 07:01:33 AM
No yarn is safe with CLM around! Good gravy, you're prolific with the cute!

I've made a few things in the last few weeks.





One more shirt to go in the next week and finishing two dresses!
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9  Whooooo Made a Cold Shoulder Top? This Gal! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by TheMistressT on: July 26, 2017 06:29:47 PM
I just finished this cold shoulder top!



It's Simplicity 1805, View F using an Art Gallery Fabrics cotton blend jersey.



I think the sleeves would drape better had I used a lighter weight knit, on they have a bit of an 1980s space sitcom vibe, but I'll wear it anyway!
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10  Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! in Craftalongs by TheMistressT on: July 24, 2017 07:35:28 PM
Well, WOW! I have just looked through the last 8 or 9 pages and am a little overwhelmed at all the great projects! I'm just honored to be on the same thread... despite the fact that there was no barrier to entry. Wink

I don't remember what was the last project I shared here, but what I finished just tonight is this little handbag that goes with a kind-of-costume I'm putting together. It's inspired by an antique typewriter key.

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