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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Mich » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:44 pm

I've had mine for six years and still don't feel comfortable with it, so don't feel bad if you don't like them! I mostly use it in very specific cases. I think you're doing awesome!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:27 pm

Thanks, Boss! It's very reassuring hearing pretty much all that.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:04 am

It's been a long time since I've been able to post in this thread! But look!

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The top ones are the prototype booties, and the lower set is a present. They work up very fast!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Luet » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:16 pm

very cute!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Those are adorable!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby steph » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:39 pm

So cute!!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:18 pm

Our holiday party in January is themed "Roman Holiday," so I was charged with making 4 posters to hang up around the room. This is one of them.

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It started out as white poster-board and was painted and had images added to it. I hope it exceeds the committee's expectations.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby starlooker » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:39 pm

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The one on the right is the one I talked about above that I made for Atty. I'm so pleased, still. Even better hanging up!

Then I decided I should make one for Nom-Nom! I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out :)

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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby starlooker » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:41 pm

And, GAH. Sorry if the pictures are huge. Phone is a horrible way to share pics to bb.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:05 pm

I love Naomi's dinosaur stocking! That came out fantastically. :)
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:07 pm

My latest tablet drawing:

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If I can make three more and none of them look like complete s*****, I'll be using these in the new place.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:07 pm

That's pretty cool looking, though I can't quite tell what it is. Are you cooking something?
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:15 pm

That's a bit disheartening that it's not obvious what it is. Ah well. It's a mixing bowl at an angle, yes.

Its cousin, the pot:

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I have two more coming but not tonight. I already started to mess up my layers on this one.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:10 pm

I thought it was a mixing bowl with a whisk or a beater, except I wasn't sure because of the spray of stuff coming out to the side. The pot looks great too. Glad to hear you're starting to mess with layers more too :)
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Claire » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:13 pm

Those stockings are adorable, Kirsten! And Alea, those look fantastic! Can totally picture them hanging up in a kitchen.

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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:01 pm

Thanks, Claire. :) I did more futzing around with them and made two more. I'm actually a little happy with how they came out.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Petra456 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:41 am

I would have to say the pot is my favorite, but they're all awesome!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:28 am

I am excited to see the next two. Can you make some artwork for my future home? You know, when I get one in the next decade or so.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:30 am

Here's all four, with the two I've posted likewise filtered as a finishing touch:
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I'd love to do something for your future place, assuming I have the ability. :)
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:36 pm

Yay!

Those look great. I like the kettle lots.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby jotabe » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:35 pm

You have a kettle and a pot! :O have you introduced them to each other?

Awesome art :) have you ever thought of making yourself a deviantart page? :mrgreen:
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:01 pm

Nah. :) DA is a scary, scary place filled with actual artists; I'd hear fraud alarms in my head every time I tried to post anything seriously.

You'd understand why if you say my duck picture, which looks like a misshaped head and torso on top of a lemon-shaped lower body. Or my first attempt at a pot, admittedly attempted when I was too tired to even know my own name.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:39 pm

I am so excited. I finally have my crafting glue and I brought back a picture frame I already owned that I plan to paint and frame my kitchen doodles in.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Luet » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:53 pm

I can't wait to see them all framed up!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby wizzard » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:23 pm

Alea, those are awesome! I especially love the wine one. I'm also extremely jealous, since all the artistic genes in my family somehow managed to skip a generation ><
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:13 pm

I like to imagine that the wine bottle is wearing a top hat, which makes it extra fancy.

Would totally put those up in my house if I were you.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:56 pm

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Not sure I'm entirely happy with this (I don't like the visible seams, for starters) but I'm going to sleep on it and see how I feel about it later.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:31 pm

I like it, Alea!

Here is Nom modelling the slouchy beret I made just before Christmas. I like it!

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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby steph » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:44 pm

Awesome!

And holy cow, Nom is big and looks like you!!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:03 pm

Um, yes, seriously. Can you please point out your baby because that is a big kid.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:56 pm

This is the beading project I've been working on and off on (mostly off) for the past three years. To get an idea of how slow-going this is, tonight I got one line of the long horizontal slightly W-esque in the middle of the canvas (above the stem) done and the stuff a few inches above it; it took 2.5 hours for that. I'm pretty sure this will never be done. I'd also, for vanity's sake, like to point out this is taken with my phone's camera; it looks a bit better in person.

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Postby wizzard » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:07 am

That is awesome, Alea, and WAY more dedication than I've ever had to a project.
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby Luet » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:48 am

Can't wait to see the finished product...someday. :wink:
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby jotabe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:24 am

I have just read the process behind beading and that's crazy lots of work x_x so hats off to you! I hope you can finish it! :)

And thanks for posting the pic!
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Re: Crafty Craftiness

Postby LilBee91 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:12 am

I'm having a bit of déjà vu. Have you posted this project before?

Props on picking it back up. Beading takes a superhuman amount of patience and perseverance.
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