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« Reply #680 on: November 04, 2015 09:26:41 AM »

I stand in awe of the Day of the Dead skulls.  They are delightfully creepy and beautiful at the same time.

Also -EEP, I forgot to post the November themes.  Sorry about that!

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« Reply #681 on: November 04, 2015 09:30:24 AM »

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the magic star by jude hill, on Flickr

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Pattern: Folk Art
For: Someone who needs to be cheered up
Challenge: The holiday crafting season is upon us!  See what goodies you can bring forth from your stash.

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« Reply #682 on: November 04, 2015 10:22:39 AM »

Too many great projects! ACK!



My latest stash buster was these skeleton stands. I made mariachi costumes for our two 5' skellies for The ManFlesh's office Halloween party and it was getting down to the wire. I had originally had grander ideas for the stands (still mostly stash) but it was the afternoon before their setup, so I went to the shop and grabbed an old free-standing TP holder and what I think was the base for fireplace tools and some PVC.



With the tools stand, it was just a matter of cleaning off the dirt (it had come with our place and had been used as a door stop to hold the greenhouse door open from the outside. It's a little rusty, but otherwise fine and heavy) and sliding cut PVC over the rod.



With the TP holder I removed the holder part and cut off the end so I could slide the cut PVC into the pole.



Then I just cable tied the skeletons to the pole at a couple of places along their spines. I will probably give them a paint job and try to make them more stable/strong, but they worked great and were free!
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« Reply #683 on: November 06, 2015 02:28:31 PM »

oh wow--those are an incredible use of some stands!  What fun!
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« Reply #684 on: November 09, 2015 03:41:03 AM »

You all are so incredibly creative and multitalented!  Smiley
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« Reply #685 on: November 09, 2015 02:10:22 PM »

Now, is that a real dog in your photo? And the guitarist seems to have real hands, so that is a person?

Very cute. I caught your other thread with the tutorial of how you made the skeleton's outfits. Interesting.

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« Reply #686 on: November 10, 2015 02:47:47 PM »

I bought this needle felting kit at the Fiber Festival of New England on Saturday and did it up on Sunday. First time trying to do a 3D object. I should not have started with an intermediate kit, but I can't resist cats. So here is my wonky lucky cat. XD

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« Reply #687 on: November 10, 2015 03:32:20 PM »

awww--I love cats...your wonky cat has personality!

I have always admired needle felting...was it harder or easier than you thought? Do you like it?

I am terrible at 3-d stuff because I have poor depth perception...but I would try a flat piece...
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« Reply #688 on: November 10, 2015 07:45:27 PM »

Oops, meant to post this in the 50 projects thread, oh well. XD

Anyway, it's technically easy to do. You stab fiber over and over with a needle. The hard part is getting it to come out how you want it. It's supposed to be much rounder than it is, but even adding more fiber on, it just went flat again. I'm probably stabbing too much but I'm worried the fiber won't hold together if I don't do it more. I'm sure I'll get better as I go. I have lots of fluff to play with since I spin yarn. Great way to use up left over bits from spinning projects.
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« Reply #689 on: November 10, 2015 08:19:27 PM »

Cute cat. I have also wanted to try needle felting. Yours doesn't look too wonky! But I think I am with alwaysinmyroom on trying it first on a flat panel. Like a TM patch. Then learning how to poof it out into a 3-D critter. *Sigh..so much to craft, so little time  Grin* There are tons of projects that I would love to get messy with.

But I love your kitty, and love the bright colors you used. And the little "high five" paw is cute. All my real cats do that to me when they ask for scritches. They stand up on my chair and raise a paw, to say "Mom, pet me!" And we high five first, and I scrittle their ears and face. I have three baby kitty pies,

Moon Pie (the oldest all black, Male),
Coconut Cream Pie (Black and White Tuxedo Kitty, Male),
and Butterscotch Pie (Orange Tabby, Female) my tiny one, less than a year.

..they are my pie babies. All fixed, so no more kits.

I love cats, too but 3 is enough. I already scoop litter 2 times per day.  Grin

Very cute project, I am glad you are expanding your skills. I enjoy trying new things, too.

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