Disney Subway Art!

February 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm (Disney, General Crafting) (, , , )

Disney Subway Art!
This idea has been in the back of my mind for some time now, and I finally sat down this weekend and created it. I’m excited to find the perfect place to hang it in my own home!

Can’t you just hear the music of the afternoon parade and smell the fresh baked waffle cones from the Main Street ice cream parlor?

Head over to my Etsy shop to check it out!

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The 21st Century Begins…

February 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm (Disney, Glass)

Its pretty obvious from many of the crafts here on my blog that I love Disney. More specifically, I love Epcot, in Walt Disney World, and most specifically, I love anything retro or vintage “Epcot Center” (as it was called pre-1994). I love the colors and simplistic designs used in many of their advertisements, merchandise and logos from that time period. I especially love one of the early logos for Epcot- the 5 rings that interconnect to make a circle, with the rainbow stripes jetting out from the sides of it.

For my second stained glass piece, I payed homage to the “original” Epcot and its earliest logo with this 9″x12″ inch piece.

I used all transparent (or semi-transparent) glass on this piece- here it is with the sunlight streaming through it.

And a side shot to show some of the textured glass that was used.

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Pay it Forward~Photo Ball

January 16, 2011 at 1:18 am (Disney, General Crafting, Photography)

Recently, my friend had a status on Facebook that read as follows:
“Pay it forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who comment. They must in turn post this and send something they made to the first 5 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011. (What a great way to start 2011!”

I thought it was such a cute idea that I signed up right away! In turn, I made her promise to sign up for mine because I had the perfect craft for her— a photo ball.
I saw this posted on one of my favorite photography websites, Photojojo, and knew it would be perfect to showcase pictures from her recent trip to Disney with her family.

Before I got to work, I Facebook stalked her and saved 12 of her pictures to my memory card. I then went to the store and printed them out— the cool thing with those photo kiosks is that you can print “mini collages” with 4 mini pictures on a 4×6 print- this would be perfect for the project!

Because it was Disney related pictures, I used my Mickey hole punch to punch out the shapes to “frame” the pictures with.

I haven’t given it to her yet, but I hope she likes it!

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Etching away…

October 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm (Disney, General Crafting, Glass)

I love etching cream! It gives you such wonderful results with minimal effort! All you need is a blank canvas, a stencil and the etching cream and you can come up with a great finished product!

For a friends upcoming birthday, I made her a set of four beer steins—two each of two different designs. I cut the Yankees logo out of contact paper, applied it to the glass, brushed on the etching cream, and gave it some time to do its magic. About ten minutes later, I rinsed it all off, and was surprised to find out how nice they came out!
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Close up of the two logos:
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While I was at it, I made a Mickey glass for myself!
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Mickey Halloween Banner

October 8, 2010 at 8:16 pm (Disney, Holidays, Sewing)

I’ve been in the Disney/Halloween spirit lately, and today’s post is no different! I made a felt Disney banner for my new house. I already have plans for a Christmas one in the same fashion!

Here’s the whole banner:
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An artsy shot:
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And each individual panel. Each panel was hand cut from felt, and hand embroidered—I got to perfect my blanket stitch! I also finished it off with grommets, Mickey grommets on the top, plain ones on the bottom!

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One more overall shot

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100th Post!

October 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm (Disney, General Crafting, Holidays)

Wow! My 100th post on this blog! I wish I had something more Epic to share (too bad I wasted my Epic-ness for the month on post 99…..), but it’s still cool nonetheless.

Last year, while I was in Disney for Halloween, I saw this shirt:
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Unfortunately, seeing as we arrived ON Halloween, the shirt was mostly sold out (Christmas stuff was on it’s way in already!) and they didn’t have my size, so I took a picture of it. (Sensing a theme here? )

So just like my Christmas shirt from last year I made a freezer paper template of the 3 Mickey’s and begain to brush on thin layers of fabric paint.

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About 8 layers of paint later, it seemed to be “bright” enough, and I peeled off the freezer paper.
And Voila!

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Did I forget to mention the best part? The last 3 layers on the ghost were of glow in the dark paint!
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Mickey Pumpkin Centerpiece—Part Two

September 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm (Disney, Holidays, Poylmer Clay)

I took better pictures of the centerpiece and wanted to share them!
(See: https://sewin2disney.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/mickey-pumpkin-centerpiece/ for the whole blog post about this!)

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Mickey Pumpkin Centerpiece

September 14, 2010 at 12:50 am (Disney, Holidays, Poylmer Clay)

Like it or not, fall is coming. Although I refuse to give up the flip flops and I mourn the day the pool has to get closed, I guess I have to succomb to the fact that fall is on its way.

I made myself feel a little better about it by making this fall-themed (and Disney-themed) table centerpiece!

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The Mickey Pumpkins themselves are made of Sculpey clay. I balled up some foil, ran the clay through my pasta machine and covered the balls with three layers of clay. While they were baking away in the oven (pumpkin pie anyone?) I assembled the rest of the pieces for the project—a piece of wood for the base, small fall flowers, moss, and my trusty hot glue gun.

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A bit of arranging later (and a few third degree burns from said trusty hot glue gun) I had my masterpiece! I love how the fact that the thin layers of clay “rippled” over the surface of the foil made it really look like a lumpy, imperfect pumpkin!

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Can’t wait to display it!
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It took me the better part of the day to create, but I’m so proud of it!

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Mickey Tye Dye

August 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm (Disney, General Crafting)

What screams summer more than “Tye Dye”?
Besides “Disney” of course….

How about combining them?

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To start, make a Mickey head template:

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Trace the outline onto the shirt where you want the Mickey head to appear:

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Using dental floss (its much stronger, and you’ll need strong!), baste along the entire outline of Mickey:
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After it has been basted all the way around, gently pull the threads to gather the head:
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To rubber band the shirt, I held the Mickey head, then slowly twisted the shirt to make a “cinnamon roll”, then rubber banded it to make it look like a pizza:
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Gather your dye—I prefer to put them into squeeze bottles because you can control where the color goes:
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I dyed the Mickey first, then wrapped it up in plastic so the black didn’t touch any other part of the shirt too:
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Start to slowly pour the dye onto the shirts:
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I experimented—on one shirt I dyed every wedge a different color, and on the other shirt I dyed a few wedges in a row the same color. The shirt where I dyed a few wedges in a row the same color came out much much nicer:

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Let sit for awhile (maybe a half hour or so), un-rubber band the shirts, and hang them to dry:

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A close up of the one where I put the same color dye on 3 wedges in a row:
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Lego Star Wars Shirt!

August 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm (Disney, General Crafting)

My ex fiance and I booked a last minute trip to Disney (we just couldn’t go the whole summer without going!), so as a surprise to thank him for booking everything, I made him this Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper shirt.

I started by finding an image online and making a stencil of it:
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I transferred the image to freezer paper and carefully cut. And cut. And cut some more. Then I took the pieces I cut out and carefully ironed them onto a shirt:

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Then I filled an old bottle with bleach, took the shirt outside, and sprayed away:
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Wait a few minutes, let the bleach do its job, then touch up any spots so it looks even:
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When it looks good to you, take it inside and immediately dunk it in a sink full of water to stop the bleach process. Rinse thoroughly, adding a little laundry detergent, then peel the stencil pieces off, and hang to dry.
Viola!
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Make sure you wear it on Star Tours in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
(Ignore the sweat spots—it was HOTTTTT out!)
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