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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Impromptu costume with a trashion twist

Its Friday night and your friends call you up to say they are having a party, a costume party that starts in a couple of hours, with no time or money to spare what do you do? Go to your craft stash grab some scrap fabric and scissors then follow this tutorial for a simple yet awesome teenage mutant ninja turtle costume - you'll be shouting cowabunga in no time.

Recommended fabric: any thin fabric, preferably in red, blue, orange, or purple, minimum size 30 inches by 7 inches, but longer is better. I used an old bandanna/handkerchief I had lying around and the size was just right.

Step one: Fold in Half

Step two: Cut off a long strip an inch and a half from the fold. (will be about 3 inches wide when unfolded)

Step three: Cut the eye holes from near the center of the strip before unfolding.

Step four: You should now have two pieces that are together but not connected. Keep them together and cut two one inch strips the length of the fabric (for a total of four)

Step five: For the best look wear a green shirt and khaki pants, tie the wide strip around your head and the thin strips around your wrists and elbows.

Cowabunga !!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Birthday Day!

Craft 365 - day 94
Originally uploaded by candy_calamity

I made this super awesome cake for my Dad who has the blessing/curse of a birthday that is way too close to father's day. I tried to make the cake extra special because it's a two-fer.

I've made lots of cakes, but this is the first time I've gone all out with a sculptural design - my family kept asking 'what's it supposed to be?' so in case you were wondering - its supposed to be a good looking cake, nothing more, nothing less.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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