DIY Doggie Porcupine Costume up on Martha Stewart Site!

If you missed me on the Martha Stewart on Monday, the DIY Lighted Porcupine Costume segmet is up on her site! Click here to see the clip!

You can also buy the costume on Etsy for $50.  If you get it today, it should make it by Halloween! 

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DIY: Light Up Dandelion Costume as seen on Martha Stewart Show!

(Above: My dog, Mojo, wearing the dandelion costume!)

Before you start, you need to know where to get the fiber optics.

You can find fiber optics in lamps like this one on Amazon, or this ready made decorating light kit, or you can buy a spool from a supplier like JFMagic.com.

[NOTE: If you buy the ready made light kit you can skip how to make a fiber optic bundle, because its done for you. Just know that you'll need to cut your red and black wires and reconnect them later.]

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ALISON ON THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW: Monday, October 26th on NBC!

 

 

Next Monday, I will be showing Martha Stewart, the mother of all craft, how to make a light up porcupine costume for her Halloween Petacular! Isaac Mizrahi is also on the show and he says "These costumes are so Paris couture like Alexander McQueen!"

DON'T MISS IT!  

You  can preview the show online here.

Monday, October 26th on NBC
Get your local show times on the Martha Stewart Site here.

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Halloween Roomba Costumes

According to the Associated Press, more and more people are becoming attached to their Roombas. If you are feeling that you don't want your Roomba to miss out on the festival of Halloween, don't worry. These little devils make great mobile monsters for your next party. Take a look at these three projects. No kitty will be safe this Halloween Season. "Meeoooow!"

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Interview on Clueless Crafter

Monday, October 29th. I had a chance to talk with the super fab Clueless Crafter, Lydia, about my home and craft. You'll find out a bit more about my grandmother and how I deal with all those LED projects and lights in my home.

TheClulessCrafter.com takes a broad look at craft in our everyday lives. Lydia's posts come from her own investigations into craft as somewhat "clueless" crafter herself who wants to know more about the benefits, processes, and the community of crafting. Over the past year the blog has expanded into helping those who want to make craft blogging their business and is a great resource for those who may feel a bit clueless themselves. 

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Reflective Lace for Stylish Cyclists and Road Warriors

You can look good and be safe with Reflective Lace by Elena Corchero of Lost Values. This is lace "for the fashion conscious cyclist who wants to be seen as well as noticed!"

Like it? You can purchase this lovely safety notion at her online store for £22.00. 

Via: Craftzine

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McQueen's 2010 Under Water Fashion Odyssey

 

Photo via: coutorture

"Although there was nothing to show McQueen breaking out from his set design mold, the way he's embracing new computer technologies and the drama of the moving image puts him at the leading edge of change."

- Sarah Mower of Style.com

Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show was BEAUTIFUL! Mind you, I never have too many bad things to say about McQueen barring the Fall 2009 clown hubcap look, but I do think this season was exceptionally inspirational. The wild snake like video imagery, alien and insect digital prints, and the use of the camera as part of the stage and backdrop made the technology an integral part of the performance. The moving video cameras, which caught the audience as well as the clothes and models, kept my focus and told my eyes where to look next. This heightened experience from the cameras allowed detailed imagery of the clothing to be displayed upon the huge LED screen backdrop and made the cameras seem like characters themselves. 

Photos of the Spring 2010 Collection are gathered from www.style.com, www.kanyeuniversecity.com, nymag.com, www.style.com, and F&Art

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Make Your Own EA SPORTS Active Workout Pants—No More Leg Strap!

[Update: A reader informed us that he or she has ready-made workout pants similar to the one described here available for purchase online. So if you don't have time to DIY, you know where to go.]

We wrote about our positive experience with the Wii exercise "game" EA SPORTS Active a while ago and also demonstrated how to make a replacement resistance band for better workouts.  Now, let's tackle another accessory of EA SPORTS Active: the leg strap, or more accurately, how to eliminate the leg strap from your workout equation.

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Reader Project: Tom Biro's Gadget Gloves

I found Tom's project on Flickr by total accident. Apparently, he was sent the link on how to make the gadget gloves and made two pairs for Christmas last year.

Tom ran into a bit of a snare with the sewing. This is because it is harder to sew a perfect straight line when you have knited gloves. With knitted gloves you can do a series of knots to make a little ball of thread at the end of your finger instead of the straight stitches suggested in the tutorial. 

Great job Tom. I know you have some thread left over, so get to making some for this year too! 

 

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Project Runway becomes Wii Game

 

'Project Runway' will become a Wii game. "Atari Inc. is developing a video game based on the popular reality TV
fashion competition. The game, set for release next year, will cast players as aspiring fashion designers tasked with creating designs and outfitting models. 

Gamers will then be able to showcase their virtual fashions while walking down a catwalk using the Wii Balance Board controller. "

A major video gaming company working with fashion is not necessarily news; there are many games with fashion design such as Sims and Second Life and who doesn't love Sorority Life on Facebook? However, taking on the fashion powerhouse that is Project Runway is something altogether different. I look forward to seeing this project unfold, more to come...

- Via Associated Press and Project Rungay on Facebook

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