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1  Asymmetrical Snap Scarf! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by chimes on: December 18, 2011 08:35:59 PM
I found this online at Supermarket HQ and the price was kind of ridiculous for essentially 2 long strips of fabric and 3 snaps. I'm not sure if the fabric had gold in it or what, but seriously ...

Anywho, my boyfriend fell in LOVE with this and was going to buy it for his mom for Christmas. But I talked him into letting me take a stab at it. We bought some vintage wool and I plucked a pretty lining fabric from my ginormous stash. I got out my hammer and added some snaps.

And 45 minutes later ...










Also, sorry for the dorky outfit underneath. I'm planning on making another one for myself and taking GOOD photos with a cute outfit (and makeup with my hair did).

Thanks for looking!

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2  Reversible Apron for my Niece in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by chimes on: December 18, 2011 08:28:29 PM
My mom requested that I make an apron for my niece. I found this really basic tutorial and adjusted it to make it reversible and to fit my niece.

I like how it turned out, especially now that I walked away from it for a while. There are a few mistakes, but she's 3, so she won't notice.

//////// EDIT ////////////// Post-Christmas in-action photos! Smiley






I especially love the fabric that I used for the top part. It's perfect for an apron! I'm glad she's little so I could stash a scrap of the fat quarter back for later.

 

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3  Michael Jackson Beat It Pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by chimes on: December 18, 2011 08:22:53 PM
I reconstructed a threadless (beat it) T-shirt into this pillow with the help of some patchwork. This is a Christmas present for my boyfriend's brother-in-law who LOVES MJ. Smiley







Thanks for looking. I kinda want to keep this one for myself ...
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4  Stella Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by chimes on: December 12, 2011 04:42:06 AM
Howdy craftsterinos!

It's been a LONG time since I've posted over here and I haven't really lurked for a while either ... I've not had much time for quilting and I didn't want to be jealous of all you lovely people completing beautiful quilts.

I finallllllllly completed a quilt that I'd created a top for back in 2009. This was supposed to be for my niece's 1st birthday. She's 3 now. So instead I made it for my friend, whoopdedoo_5 and her baby that is coming on February 21, who will be named Stella.

Also, I just got a new Janome sewing machine to replace the hand-me-down (I've always had a hand-me-down machine!) that didn't like to quilt. This machine does well with straight lines and semi-straight lines. I quilted this by following every other coin in the coin stack. I did 5 wavy lines and tried to cross them over each other.











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5  another cake stand recon in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by chimes on: October 13, 2010 08:54:25 AM
Hello!

I've seen such lovely cake stands made from all sorts of different materials. I've been hoarding some pyrex grey plates and some milk glass vases for a go at making some cake stands.  I also did some painting on them.

Here are my finished products.  I'm really excited for them. I got to use them for the first time last weekend for my b-day. And yes, that's naked MJ from 1984. He lost his clothes.







Thanks for looking!
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6  Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by chimes on: October 13, 2010 08:42:12 AM
After years and years and years of contemplating what this might look like, I FINALLY got my tattoo.

I decided years ago that if I ever ran a marathon, I'd get wings on my feet.  But what would they look like? Bird wings? Butterfly?  Some sort of hybrid? I didn't want something overdone or clich.

I ran across this amazing tattoo artist, Amanda Wachob, and I finally came up with my idea. I sat down with some paint and a few minutes later, the image in my head for years came to life.





I ended up going more watercolor-looking than the deep hues that Amanda uses. I didn't want it to be too overpowering.
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7  BAM! POW! ZAP! Comic Book inspired paintings in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by chimes on: September 03, 2010 06:37:29 PM
I don't paint. Other than walls anyway.

But, today one of my twitter friends saw that I was going to be painting this afternoon (for work) and said "Oooh paint me something."  I didn't have a chance to explain before he DMed me and asked for a commissioned piece. Soooo I couldn't turn him down. After all, he IS one of my best twitter friends. Wink I would only do it under one condition: that he didn't pay for it. He's been a good friend from afar for a while now and has done a lot for me.

Well ... guys ... his twitter name is @nerdboner.  Yes. NERDBONER. Because he geeks out over comics and all things nerdy. Which is actually why I started following him in the first place. He seemed like a cool guy  and is.

SO  what better than a comic book inspired painting for him?  Not to mention, I could limit the colors that way and basically draw it out and do a paint-by-numbers sort of thing.

I decided to do a triptych because I looove triptychs.  And instead of attempting cheese by doing characters, I used typography and went sort of the Lichtenstein route (but in no way am I claiming to be half that awesome). 

Anyway ... hope he likes it! I'm mailing it on Tuesday.









Thanks for looking! Smiley

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8  iPod/camera/phone cozy 'splosion! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by chimes on: June 12, 2010 11:14:00 AM
Whoo! A few months back I started sweatshopping some camera cases based on a pattern I found on sew mama sew.  I originally had 25, but after my friends got a hold of some, I'm left with about 10.  I decided to do this because I had a ton of extra batting from quilts that wasn't really big enough to do much else with, not to mention lots of scrap fabric.

Anyway, they're super easy. Definitely check out the tutorial!











Thanks for looking! Hope this inspires you.
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9  old necklace and earrings + fabric scraps = statement necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by chimes on: May 27, 2010 12:20:34 PM
let me just preface this with the fact that I forgot to post this a few weeks back and was prompted to post it when I saw this amazingness by miss ireen.

Mine is not nearly as awesome, but I'm proud of it nonetheless.

I have a wedding coming up and I bought a really nice dress and wanted a statement necklace to go with it.  I didn't want to drop the insane amount of money that Anthropologie is asking for its necklaces and I was inspired by local artist Bean and the Sprout.

I started with a really ghastly necklace, a pair of earrings I no longer wear, a lone earring and a bunch of fabric scraps.

I ended up with this:


More details on my blog if you're interested.
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10  earl GREEN teacup in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by chimes on: May 27, 2010 12:11:56 PM


I picked up this little dude during a girls' day trip to a local antique store a few months ago and have finally spruced him up.

Let me just say, this is some gorgeous dinnerware. Its Franciscan El Patio and I would LOVE to have a full set of these dishes. In any color. Preferably multiple colors, actually. The texture and detail of the teacup is just beautiful.

Judging by the color and the shape, Im guessing this came out of the early to mid-seventies. Either way, they only had one piece at the antique store, so I snatched it up.

I thought it could use a really regal-looking tea bag. Maybe some Earl Grey, hot ala Jean-Luc Picard.

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