Caesar is my mom's Severe Macaw. I made a couple scrapbook pages about him.
The picture quality for the second page sucks, and I apologize for that. =( The box in the top left corner is a little bit of information... Species: Severe Macaw (Ara severa) Size: Big enough to be dangerous Favorite Foods: Pizza, hamburgers, peanuts, pistachios Hobbies: Home improvement, martial arts Originally From: Columbia
I am getting married next summer. I'd like to make quite a few pieces of the wedding myself, both to give it a personalized feel, and to cut costs. I'm planning on making:
-The dress (this is by far the most frightening thing on my list) -Save-the-date cards, thank-you notes, and maybe even invitations -Decorations, and maybe party favors -A headband or tiara with wildflowers (we're getting married up in the mountains)
Has anyone done any wedding crafts before? Do you have any suggestions on how to make them easier and maybe less expensive?
Being able to make things for my wedding will definitely keep me busy, and I'm looking forward to it. I'll post pictures of my things once I get them done.
To do something like this, you will need: A plain white t-shirt Felt Scissors Fabric Glue Lace Thread A sewing machine would be nice, but it's optional
I started by cutting the sleeves to make them a little shorter. I pinned them up about 1/2", pinned the lace on the bottom, and sewed it all together. This was a pain, even with a sewing machine. Prepare to spend some time getting the hems and the sleeves right.
Then, I cut cherry blossoms out of felt. I arranged them how I wanted on the shirt, and glued them down. Very easy. Open to interpretation, too, if cherries aren't your thing.
I don't know how the shirt (especially the sleeves) would survive a machine-washing, so I hand wash this one.
Not sure where to put this, because nothing is really being created here, just fixed.
I got my favorite sweater at a thrift store. The tag had been ripped out. I thought nothing of it. But after a few rides in the washing machine, the place where the tag had been started to unravel! Now I have a hole in the back of my sweater, and I'm wondering if there's a way to fix it.
If so, I'll have my sweater back. Yay! If not, it's cool fabric, so I'll find something to do with it...
The pattern was very easy to follow. I made the XS size, which fits me perfectly. I only made the pants, I don't need any more pajama shirts (I never wear them anyway). I had a couple other problems, though... -The drawstring was a BITCH!! I think this is more of a problem with drawstrings in general, though. -The waist was way too high. I had to take off about three inches. Now it sits right below my belly button. Other than that, it went well. This was the first thing I've ever sewed, so I made a few mistakes, but it wasn't too hard.
http://www.digitalstar.com/jenthezero/images/283146.JPG You will need: -Bottlecaps -Shank buttons -Extra-bastard adhesive (I used Bond 527 Cement, which turned out to be very brittle...any suggestions welcome) -Sewing accessories -Something to attach your lovely buttons to (in my case, an old corduroy jacket)
To do: -Sand the buttons. This makes the bond stronger. -Put some glue on the top of the button. Stick a bottlecap over the button. http://www.digitalstar.com/jenthezero/images/283144.JPG -Let dry for a few hours. -Sew the buttons to whatever you'd like to sew them to. The bottlecaps make huge buttons, so be prepared to cut your buttonholes a little larger.
-I have a file of a color image that would look awesome on a t-shirt. -I have transfer paper. -I do not have a printer.
I've tried asking friends for their printers, but they all either have black-and-white printers, or none at all. Do you think Kinko's would be so kind as to print my image onto my paper so I could take it home and iron it on?
i would like to make buttons out of bottle caps. one of my coats has huge buttonholes, but is missing some buttons.
my sister has graciously offered to drink a bunch of beer and leave the caps for me. i'll poke holes in them and sew them on. the only question i have is...what would be the best way to poke the holes?
while dumpster-diving in my house, i found a bookshelf. the previous renters were pigs, and left us with a bunch of their trash.
anyway, this bookshelf is perfect for my room. it has room for all my books, my stuffed animals, and i can temporarily stash my purses there until i find another place for them.
one problem: it's butt-ugly. hideously ugly, even. it's made of plywood, with fake wood paneling on the outsides and the tops of the shelves. the plywood on the insides has been scribbled on with crayon and pen.
so what would be the easiest way to liberate it from its previous life as dumpster fodder? should i strip the fake wood panels and paint it? cover it with fabric? paint the bare plywood? i'm not sure what would be best for this...