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Discussion in 'Community' started by JediYvette, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I made a photo album+scrapbook thing out of a de-assembled children's boardbook and some craft tissue paper. It turned out pretty cute, though not as nice I would have liked, but it was my first time. It was all a big experiment. I saw a book on it at the library and tried to make it work. :p
    I also glued the front and back covers together so it makes a star shape instead of a book.

    The hardest part was finding boardbooks at the thrift store that I wouldn't mind "de-assembling." It was so hard!

    a few pages from the finished product:

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/003-4.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/004-2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/006-5.jpg]
     
  2. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hmmm... this isn't becoming Yvette's Crafty Page, right? :p

    Anyways, I knitted an experimental dewback. He is a prototype that I am not 100% happy with (especially the tail. I re-did it twice and still not happy with it!) but he is still cute! He also doubles as a goanna when I show him to non-Star Wars fans (I just take off his saddle. :p ). :D

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dew1.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dewback2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/dewback3.jpg]

    Disguised as a goanna with Mike:
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/015-3.jpg]
     
  3. Zas

    Zas Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm fine with it becoming as much; it makes the page well-crafted, adorable, and cuddly. <3

    I can't give a more specific compliment because my heart's too busy going, "awwww!" :p
     
  4. OBIWAN-JR

    OBIWAN-JR Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oct 25, 2002
    This picture. Made of Win?


    -JR :)
     
  5. block

    block Jedi Master star 5

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    I built this window. This picture kinda sucks though cuz you don't get the full effect of seeing the light coming through it.

    [image=http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r118/newbarber/comment/100_0744.jpg]
     
  6. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ^I think that looks beautiful.
     
  7. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awww thanks Zas!! I try. :) [:D]

    And I am glad you like him, Jay! He ended up with all sorts of unintentional personality. :D

    Ohhh awesome!! I never have had the patience for stain-glass. How difficult was that? :eek:
     
  8. Admiral Maciejewski

    Admiral Maciejewski Jedi Master star 4

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    The Dewback is awesome. Needs to be life-size though so you can ride it.
     
  9. block

    block Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks! It can definately make you wanna pull your hair out. I love doing it though. I'm actually considering starting a business.
     
  10. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I took apart another baby board book and made it an album. This one was an anniversary gift. I took photocopies of old letters and painted them to match some paper I bought and made that the background for pictures of Mike and me.

    excerpts:
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/023-2.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/021-1.jpg]
    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/020-3.jpg]

    It turned out pretty nice but took forever and drove me crazy. More than once I completely tore out pages. [face_frustrated]
    And yes, my desk is a mess. :p
     
  11. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Totally adorable Yvette.
     
  12. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yvette, can I reach into your brain and take some of these ideas? (And can I borrow some of your creativity?!!)

    I love the album, and of course, the knitting... My Yoda still sits on my dresser. :)

    block, that window is gorgeous. I'll bet you could sell your creations, for sure.
     
  13. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    May 11, 2003
    Wow, completely awesome, I love the look of it. I am sure when you are old you can bring it out together.
     
  14. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awww thanks everyone!! :)

    And Rhonda, you have free access to my brain whenever you want. :D :p
     
  15. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not a project post, but a rant post this time.

    I am knitting a stocking cap for my trip to New Zealand and mucked up. First I dropped a stitch at the very beginning and couldn't find it to fix so I tore it apart. It was annoying but I just started so it wasn't too big of a deal. But then I had an epic fail. I twisted something at the beginning and didn't notice it until a fourth of the way through. And I can't figure out how to fix it. So... just tore the freaking thing apart. Again. Stupid hat. [face_frustrated]
     
  16. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    [:D] You'll get it one eventually. [:D]

    I wish I could say the same about my scarf. I haven't done anything to it in months. :(
     
  17. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Finished my hat! It turned out pretty okay considering it was my first attempt. :D

    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/parentstrip1022.jpg]

    It was such a pain that I loving named it '[TOS VIOLATION] Hat.' :)
     
  18. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    When are you coming over, and is TBF coming too?
     
  19. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Middle of August, but it is just the south island. Which island are you on? :)
     
  20. GIMER

    GIMER Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ewok Steve is still happily living in my urban jungle. :)
     
  21. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The other one.

    The South Island is much nicer, unless you like cities.
     
  22. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I saw [link=http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Learn_To_Make_A_Cuddly_Bantha_Craft_132836.asp]this news item[/link] at the bottom of the forum page and immediately thought of Yvette and this thread. :D
     
  23. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I saw some cool stuff on DeviantArt!

    [link=http://cyberdrone.deviantart.com/art/Cubee-Stormtrooper-177404585]Cube art stormtrooper[/link]!

    [link=http://cuteamigurumi.deviantart.com/art/R2D2-the-yarny-robot-122957827]Knitted R2-D2[/link]!

    Check out the links in the first one for more Star Wars cube stuff! :D
     
  24. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That R2 is adorable!
     
  25. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/jediyvette/009-4.jpg]

    I did a bit of experimenting and made a prototype of a Chewie bag. It looks like a cross between a wookiee and a small, yappy dog but I think it is still cute. :)