RHPS swap

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I was looking through my archives and realized that I never posted about the Rocky Horror Picture Show swap I did years ago on Craftster.org!

I decided to create an audience participation package for my swap partner. I used my rhinestone applicator (and a buttload of stones) to apply an image of the Rocky lips to the front flap of a large messenger bag (those stones had to be applied by hand). Then I used an iron-on transfer for the text. I filled the messenger bag with everything she needed to participate: cards, a hand-sewed stuffie in the shape of toast, a bell, confetti, water guns, and an authentic copy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that I got from someone in Cleveland. 

I also included little tins with images from the movie on them so she could put rice, and other goodies, within

I also made a slew of magnets, and included them on a little skull tin I found at Michaels. The tin contained playing cards so she could throw them at the stage when appropriate.

I also included an apron, and used iron-on transfers of Eddie’s rotoscoped head and Rocky lettering for the front. If you’ve never seen the RHPS, this is a spoiler.

I love doing a variety of different crafty things in order to push my limits and ameliorate my craft. My skills have gotten better since the swap days (almost 10 years ago now IIRC), and I’m always looking for the next project to tackle.

Posted on May 6th 2019 in Swaps

Derby Swap

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Earlier this year I completed a roller derby themed swap on Craftster. The way it works is that you sign up for a swap and the organizer pairs you with another craftster, and you each make a package for each other and ship to the other. The girl I was paired up with was a derby debutante, and I made magnets, buttons, a hand carved custom stamp (carved from an image I photoshopped together), stationary and letterhead that I embossed with Martha Stewart embossing powders, and a tank top with the logo of her local derby team that I rhinestoned. I really love working with rhinestones, and both of the swaps I’ve completed have featured a rhinestoned project. Enjoy!


Derby magnets   

Posted on November 8th 2011 in Buttons, Swaps