Category Archives: Crafts

Prototype Outfit 1

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This is what I have been working on recently — designing clothes for my dolls. Granted, my sewing skills are far short of spectacular. The skirt was the first thing I designed and made up a pattern for, this was a trial run and it turned out well save for a few small flaws (it’s a little too tight) that were worked out in another skirt.

The shirt, however, has a few really major problems and once I haven’t been able to bring myself to work on it again. First, my stitching is all over the place and that’s something I think will come with a little more practice. I had some troubles attaching the velcro in the back (I am hoping adding a few extra panels will fix this). Finally, the bust area gave me all sorts of problems. The ruching in the front is a disaster and it ended up fitting awkwardly (again I am hoping the extra panels will fix some of that).

Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciate!

Alice in Wonderland Tile Pendants

The Hatter (Left) and Alice (Right)

The Hatter (Left) and Alice (Right)

Here are a few of my newest crafting endeavors. I just finished reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, so what better way to celebrate than to make these? I’m not sure why my camera does such a tremendous job of washing out the colors. These, as well as the pendants I’ve posted in the past, will be going up for sale in the near future. So, if you think you might be interested feel free to contact me, leave a comment, or ship yourself in a box to my doorstep.

Flowers and Gold

Flowers and Gold

A New Outfit for Shausha

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I spent yesterday afternoon sewing. This was my first attempt at making a shirt and I think it came out pretty well, all things considered. I used a couple old T-shirts for the fabric and used a tutorial I found online. Hopefully, I will have a few more outfits to post in the near future. This was a lot of fun! As always, click for bigger images.

Crafts: Tea Time! and Rock n’ Roll.

Two more pendants made using resin samplers I purchased from the ZLY shop on Etsy! The heart one belongs to my sister.

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I also tried my hand at making another magnet, but this one wasn’t entirely successful. I still think it is cute, though! 

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Enjoy!

Graffiti, The New Romanticism

The final project for my British Romantic Literature class involved doing something that embodies the Romantic spirit — I chose graffiti. The paintings were done on a sheet of drywall (I didn’t particularly fancy getting arrested for doing this on a real wall). 
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Click below to see the entire process.

 

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Crafts: Glass Tiles and Kuromi Pendants

While my computer was away being repaired, I had the opportunity to finally sit down and work on some crafts. I have always been fascinated by the glass tile pendants I see around and thought I would try to make a few myself:

Glass Pendants

These are two pendants I made. The blue one is of a super cute rocker girl and the yellow one reads “Do you like to study English?” I made them using cute little memo sheets I have been collecting in my craft box. 

Magnets

These two magnets did not turn out quite as well. As you can see, the blue paper got a little too wet and as a result the color of the magnet shows through. As for the dress magnet, I managed to get a little glue on the glass surface and haven’t bothered trying to clean it off yet.

I’m offering these two magnets up to any of my readers who might be interested. ( Vogue Dress / Blue Rock Girl ) I would keep them myself, but I don’t have any magnetic surfaces to stick them on. So, if you are interested in one comment here with your email so I can get your address.

 

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These two pendants I made from a Resin Sampler that I bought from the Zombukis Love You Shop over at Etsy. It was a lot of fun! :) I still have a few resin chunks left, so look for more in the near future.  

 

Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed making them. Pretty soon I am not going to know what to do with all these little craft projects that keep piling up.