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25 June 2010

Photo Friday: Stuff You Make Show us your works![More:]If you are posting from Flickr, please note the following advice, in advance of the mentioned fabulous page getting some editing love:
Yo, flickr's new photo page and share button has screwed up HTML, so not only does it make our fabulous How To Post Photos from Flickr explanation obsolete, it's not working. TheDonF figured it out - to post a picture from flickr now, you go to the Share button on the photo page, grab the HTML and then, at the very end of the tag, insert a space and a slash.
post edited to add Flickr advice from MGL by dg
Note - this advice is only valid if you are using the new 'improved' Flickr photo page. The old-school page works fine.
Is anyone else having trouble posting? My comment previews fine, but then I get parser errors when I try to post. I've spent half an hour trying to edit my post to get past the parser, but no matter what I do, if there's even a single img (no link even), I get some variation on "mismatched img tag":

Cannot post comment, please correct these errors:

* Parser error: mismatched tag: img near . . .
posted by fogovonslack 25 June | 06:57
I got an error because of the way my img tags were formed. I had to close them. So:

This caused the error:
<img src="the-url.jpg" alt="my alt text" width="xxx" height="xxx">

This fixed it:
<img src="the-url.jpg" alt="my alt text" width="xxx" height="xxx" />
posted by TheDonF 25 June | 07:13
A painting I did, copying a friend's album cover, to grace the walls of his new rec room:

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And, another I did by request one a gift for a fan of Bruuuuuuce's. I was pretty pleased with just how Bruce-y it turned out.

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Um, sorry they're so big.
posted by richat 25 June | 07:48
Nice Bruce!

Here's a table I did not make, but I did paint the pretty picture on the top.
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Thanks, TheDonF, that seems to have fixed it. (Lovely looking bread, too!)
posted by fogovonslack 25 June | 09:38
I made you a mefi cookie but I eated it.
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...honest, they were tasty....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth 25 June | 09:53
I make lots of things, so here are some of them.

Just finished this guy.
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Here are some tiny puppets and a drawing of a bone that I did for my dog. ≡ Click to see image ≡

This is a detail of the mosaics that form my garden beds:
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I'm really proud of them because it was such a crazy huge long project - it took all summer last summer. There are 3 beds, each 2 cinderblocks high, about 12 feet long and 3 feet wide. I went through almost all the plates at all the goodwills in Asheville. It was fun and now a year later I could almost see doing mosaics again. Plus people really like them - they're in my front yard, right on the road and this time of year they're full of veggies and sunflowers, as below:
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And I painted my shed.
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Here's a detail of the shed:
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And this is what I'm working on now; it's another gourd painting, this one is an imaginary map, the definitive map of Planet Gourd, which I'm having a lot of fun with. Part of the northern continent is called The Stem. There's also a Pining Fjord and an Isthmus of Uncertainty and more goofy shit like that. The Antarean Archipelago. The Greater Upper Inner Sea.

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posted by mygothlaundry 25 June | 10:13
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One of the photograms I made this week.

posted by misteraitch 25 June | 11:05
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glass on glass translucent mosaic table

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Faux Swedish Olympic Team Knitted Hat on my Wisconsin Map Head

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Pendants made from 1920s/1930s illustrations/dictionaries
posted by julen 25 June | 11:22
No one posted a picture of their kid yet?
posted by desjardins 25 June | 12:07
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A medium (photo size) pizza.

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A deck at my house.

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And since desjardins brought it up. . .
posted by danf 25 June | 12:49
Hello! I'm Mirror Girl, and I make a lot of stuff...

I crochet. Here's a tetris blanket, to scale:
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And a little daffodil:
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And a case for my DS:
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And a yarn basket:
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I'm also learning how to draw and paint.
A comfy couch, with bonus sleeping cat:
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A turtle:
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Begawk chicken squawk:
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I'm also a quilter. Here's the top to a periodic table quilt I did for a friend:
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And I've got a great big weedy yard I'm trying to tame:
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Nice to meet you! :)
posted by lriG.rorriM 25 June | 12:55
Wow! Talented, talented people!
posted by serazin 25 June | 12:59
I'm just an audience. *Stands and claps loudly.*
posted by bearwife 25 June | 13:04
Hey Mirror Girl, that's some awesomely good stuff *applauds*
posted by TheDonF 25 June | 13:32
Y'all are talented. And hi, Mirror Girl!
posted by gaspode 25 June | 13:36
Hi,lriG.rorriM (so funny). I lust over your tetris afghan and your chart quilt.
posted by iconomy 25 June | 13:58
Nettle pizza:
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Sea Star for no reason at all:
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OMG bunny! (for a friend's new son):
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posted by Sil 25 June | 14:04
Everything here is really lovely, and now I am very hungry after seeing all of this!
posted by Sil 25 June | 14:05
Following danf's lead, here's my girl on lead guitar. She just got accepted to the camp for this year!

posted by mrmoonpie 25 June | 14:17

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Kind of a sucky pic of my Tamalada

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My son's Ellie Badge

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That really is a braille t-shirt. I don't have a better pic, sorry.

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This was for the "silly hats" thread

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As was this one.

posted by lysdexic 25 June | 14:24
I made a jean skirt out of 2.5 pairs of jeans. On the right-hand side, it has a button at the bottom and a button hole at the top so that it can be hitched up for ease of biking. Since I don't have a picture of it, here is a picture of a replica of what may be the world's first bicycle (SO COOL):
posted by aniola 25 June | 15:44
Julen, I loooove your Wisconsin head! (And your fake-Swedish-Olympic-Team hat, too, as I have to applaud anything remotely Swedishy.)

I've shown some of my knitting in another thread, but in honor of Futurama's return, here's the brain slug I knit for our friend. For anyone else who'd like to knit it, my other friend made up the free pattern.
posted by Madamina 25 June | 16:25
:) Thank you for the warm welcome.

I love crochet and quilting both because they lend themselves naturally to pixel-y kind of projects. Geeky crafts for the win!

Also, once I become more awesome at knitting I am totally going to knit a brain slug hat. How could I not?
posted by lriG.rorriM 25 June | 16:51
Ha! I just realized I made the Batman shirt that Older Boy is wearing, too!

Mirror Girl, I do all my knitting on a square loom. It's how I made the kids' hats.
posted by lysdexic 25 June | 17:25
I'm currently making this (it's much more advanced now that this photo):

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posted by dg 25 June | 18:06
I am totally blown away by all these projects. You are SO talented. Seeing mgl's shed has made me want to do something with my new ugly-ass plastic shed. Except I can't draw or paint. I might get some decals of squirrels and owls to stick on it.
posted by Senyar 25 June | 18:10
Oh, I'm also largely responsible for this.
posted by mrmoonpie 25 June | 21:00
Thanks, Madamina!

I've done a couple other map heads, but the Wisconsin one and the Swedish Team-inspired hat seemed to go together!
posted by julen 25 June | 21:17
I've mad a fair portion of the furniture in my house. I didn't have time to take any pictures, so here's a light box I made for work made from part of a trade show display that would've been thrown away:
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posted by plinth 26 June | 07:02
Here are a pair of lamps I made for my brother:
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The light switch on the trumpet is the 1st valve (turn, not push).

Here is a cradle I made for my kids:
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Here is a door I made for a tiny closet in one of the bedrooms:
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And finally, the entertainment center in our living room:
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posted by plinth 26 June | 07:35
Not something you can see, but something I made, appropriate to the season (here in the Northern Hemisphere).
posted by danf 26 June | 11:34
Bionic cat! || yeah thats not what I was looking for at all.