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Old 06-28-2009, 08:19 PM
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I wanted to ask if there are any crafty people on TT? Crafty is a very broad category and we'll throw just about anything in to it... I'm thinking if there are things that you make physically, you're a crafter or better a maker...

So anyone?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:29 PM
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Daroga just made a TTer.

I'm sorry, I'll show myself out now...
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:34 PM
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K Nicolai makes awesome pixel paintings that i want so bad.


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Old 06-28-2009, 08:35 PM
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Sewing?

I can sew pretty good: blankets, hats, hair bows, pillows, skirts, bags...
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:35 PM
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Sewing?

I can sew pretty good: blankets, hats, hair bows, pillows, skirts, bags...
Sewing counts!
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:16 PM
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:32 PM
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I saw one of those with magnets inside the bumps so it could actually stick to things. Provided they were ferrous, that is.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:39 PM
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I've scarcely stopped making something for 3 years running, so there's kind of a lot to post. I'll do it in batches.



The Chosen Four are made with embroidery thread on plastic canvas. The plastic canvas let me do some interesting things with the background. All of the backgrounds are hand-stitched in one of the four "flavors" in which you can choose to display text in EarthBound (save Plain): Banana, Strawberry, Nut, and Mint.

Poo is a tad off center unfortunately.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:41 PM
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So how'd you get into cross stitch, Benjibot? I only ever see it when it comes to making christmas ornaments... :P
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Daroga just made a TTer.
I was thinking of a joke along this line when I saw the title too, though I couldn't come up with anything.

Anyway I did origami a lot when I was in middle and high school, and have been getting back into it. I was pretty good when I stopped, but I never figured out how to do much of my own designing. I could follow directions like a master...student...though.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:45 PM
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I was thinking of a joke along this line when I saw the title too, though I couldn't come up with anything.

Anyway I did origami a lot when I was in middle and high school, and have been getting back into it. I was pretty good when I stopped, but I never figured out how to do much of my own designing. I could follow directions like a master...student...though.
Guess I'm dense as I'm still not seeing the joke... anyway, I've always been able to fold paper, and I've done a little origami but how anyone designs one of those things... blows my mind...
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:47 PM
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Well, a master wouldn't really be the one doing the following, was the joke.

I designed a handful of cool things, but I think the fact that I knew all those advanced techniques when I started trying to make stuff up hurt me; for one thing, I'd end up doing all sorts of complicated moves to make even my simplest models, and often I wouldn't be able to make them again or take them apart safely

But I still have a pig mask that I'm really proud of.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:50 PM
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I don't really CRAFT anything myself but I am an experienced and skilled headband model.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:20 PM
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I've done a bit of needlework in the past, but not for a long time. I should post a picture of the cutwork piece I did that I'm most proud of.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:38 PM
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Daroga just made a TTer.

I'm sorry, I'll show myself out now...
I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old.

You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.
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I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old.
I'm sure you did your part. Now you just need to give him some time to work out what those things on the ends of his arms are and I'm sure he'll be posting up a storm in just a few days.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:00 PM
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:13 PM
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:46 AM
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Even though this is an uncharacteristically poor example of it because I had to rush and completely fucked up my weights (and had to use a casual hand with a small pen nib, which I was uncomfortable with), I do calligraphy. If you've ever had to write out 30 graduation cards by hand you'd consider it a craft instead of an art, too.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:58 AM
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If you've ever had to write out 30 graduation cards by hand you'd consider it a craft instead of an art, too.
As a fellow whose handwriting hasn't progressed much since the third grade—and don't even ask me to "write" anything proper as I'm completely forgotten—I have nothing but respect for your calligraphic endeavors.

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Old 06-29-2009, 01:11 AM
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You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.
I've seen a number of coasters made with these little plastic beads that you arrange and then iron (they're called Perler or Hama beads) causing them to stick together. I tried using the stuff but never really got into it.

My favorite coasters I've seen for sale are these:



The flip side is a scared Boo!

The owner of that shop also does some fantastic paintings, most of which seem to have sold at an exhibition and is a terribly nice young woman.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:16 AM
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So how'd you get into cross stitch, Benjibot? I only ever see it when it comes to making christmas ornaments... :P
I used to do it as a young'n, but never made anything too interesting. A couple of Christmases back the wife and I decided to make a bunch of things from the Subversive Cross Stitch book which had, I believe, just been released. Looking at the patterns in that book I saw the rigid grid system and thought NES.

So I plotted out (on 7 sheets of graph paper because I knew no better) this:



(I can't believe this is the best photo I have of this.)
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:43 AM
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I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old.

You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.
I bet you could make something out of those little rubber beads that you melt together. I think they are called perler beads or something?

For myself and crafts: I made some cross stich patches of goombas a few years back. I've also made a set of Kanto Pokemon gym badges out of polymer clay, and I've carved a mess of game related rubber stamps. I'll have to scrounge up some pictures later when I get home.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:05 AM
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My favorite coasters I've seen for sale are these:

I really want to buy a pair of those but they only take PayPal. FUCK PAYPAL.
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I made my girlfriend a gigantic paper crane for her birthday.

I wouldn't mind doing something craftier though.
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I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old.
WHAT! When did this happen? Why didn't anyone tell me?


Congrats, daroga!
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I guess I'm a pretty crafty person. I dabble in drawing, sewing, knitting, spriting, collage, stained glass, silkscreening, painting, woodworking, sculpting, graphic design stuff....my dream is to have a garage or somewhere I can work, the kitchen table ain't cutting it anymore.

Benjibot: I've had your website bookmarked for a while, I love your Dragon Warrior collection...I would look to it for inspiration while I was working on a few of my painted pieces.

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:46 AM
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I knit, make jewelry, and sew my own superhero costumes.

Occasionally I paint crap, too, but not very often.
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I guess I'm a pretty crafty person. I dabble in drawing, sewing, knitting, spriting, collage, stained glass, silkscreening, painting, woodworking, sculpting, graphic design stuff....my dream is to have a garage or somewhere I can work, the kitchen table ain't cutting it anymore.
The girl is crafty like ice is cold.
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All of my crafting is gundam related....







This was a gift for Kate. SD Wing Gudam + Nail polish + bootleg my little pony =


Happy Haroween!




I also have a box full of master grade kits sitting in the basement, patiently waiting for some mythical future date when I have time to work on them....
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