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Blog. Did you ever have to build a diorama for a school project?


In 5th grade we had to enter the Science Fair and my project was the Solar System. You know, back when Pluto was a planet.Those were the days, but I digress. Ever since then I have been fascinated with dioramas. Dioramas are small scenes created with layers of materials, all depicting a picture or theme.

Shoeboxes were once the norm, but now they can go even smaller to the size of an Altoids tin. When we envision an item to create it can be challenging to have it turn out how we see it in our mind. This diorama called How to Make a Friend, by Luna1375, has always been a favorite of mine. Dioramas do not have to be square either. She created this for an Aunt who fosters stray cats, and at the time had about 16.

Keeping your products simple so you can then concentrating on details, can make even a black and white scene come to life. This one and all the ones designed by Patraw are pretty much all paper. This year's Christmas gifts (pudgy post) Last year for Christmas, I made Gir, a Triforce pillow, scarf and hat set for my mom, hats for my boyfriends nieces and nephew, and a penguin and dragon for my cousins.

This year's Christmas gifts (pudgy post)

This year, I held back from making so much because I've been having problems with my wrist. Here's this years haul: The crowning glory of this year's gifts- the Cthulhu ski mask. My friend had seen this on the intertubes and he casually said that he wanted one for Christmas. Wire Wrapped Tree Of Life Ornament. OPTIONS: 1.

Wire Wrapped Tree Of Life Ornament

Pendant Size Tree: If you need to make a smaller Tree of Life for a pendant or even a tiny one for earrings, you'll simply want to use a smaller ring and also decrease the number of wires used. Just remember, you'll always want to have a multiple of three (3, 6, 9...) because you'll be braiding the roots of the tree. 2. Adding charms: If you'd like to add charms to your tree, just add them while your twisting the branches or before you add beads to the branch, depending on where you want the charm to hang. 3. Fuller Trees: If you prefer the fuller looking trees, don't twist the branches as close to the edge as I did here. You're beads will then thread closer to the center of the tree and it will appear fuller. Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? - Frank from Donnie Darko - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES. I've wanted to be Frank the Bunny for a long time, and finally decided to go as him for Halloween 2010.

Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? - Frank from Donnie Darko - CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES

The mask and the claws were sculpted out of claw, molded in silicone, and finally cast in resin. It was just my second time working with those materials, so there were some bumps along the way! A lot of sanding, dremelling and hot-glue-gunning action were going on! The mask and claws were spray painted, with details added in acrylics. The fur suit was based on Simplicity pattern 2853 with some modifications.

Now for some progress and completed photos! Setting up my armature (using a lifecast of my head from a past Hallowe'en costume project). Finished sculpting the head. I brushed on silicone to make a mold of the sculpted head, and once that dried, I made a mothermold out of ultra cal (to keep the silicone in place when you pour resin into it). . And the finished mask! Claws were made just like the mask! The claws were glued to the tops of the fingers. Do you believe in time travel?

Papper - Köp och sälj allt handgjort! Smart. Grand Piano Pillow (with tutorial) (Warning: picture overload) Last month was my boyfriend's birthday.

Grand Piano Pillow (with tutorial) (Warning: picture overload)

A perfect gift for him would have been a Yamaha C3 grand piano, but I'm afraid that as a gift it isn't exactly affordable, so I had to think about something else. Since he gave me a brand new sewing machine last Christmas (did I mentioned? HE ROCKS ) I decided to make him something with it. So here's the obvious result: a grand piano pillow! Of course, the first thing he noticed was the number of keys: wrong, I-just-don't-want-to-know-how-many-keys-I-sewed vs 88. Detail of the keys of doom - they took forever! Aaaaand surprise!! Crafty Chic: Pillowcases. "By luck, I stumbled upon your site, and of course I wanted to try it out.

Crafty Chic: Pillowcases

I went on to deposit $500 on OneTwoTrade, then opened 5 positions and won 4. Took out the $500 and still have the profit of $288 to trade with.