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1  Re: Travel Size SketchBook/Watercolor/Journal Moleskine *Picture Heavy* Tute Added in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LuxLisbon on: October 20, 2007 07:13:41 PM
you know those colorful threads you use for cross stitching? I found that stitch thread works a lot better. And you can use rich colors like these:

I think it adds personality Smiley

I use the spoon because I find it easier to use. I am not graceful, so knives are not for me hehehe and nails? arrrrgh, gives me goosebumps hehehehehe

I think the idea with different types of paper is super Wink Please let me know when you finish yours, I really want to see it.
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2  Re: Star Books! The TUTORIAL! (Wordy w/Loads of pics) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LuxLisbon on: October 19, 2007 10:16:50 PM
Here are mine!!!

The one with a patterned cover (I used fabric) became a "friendship book." I wrote quotes on friendship from famous people and proverbs and wrote on the pages.
I am giving it to one of my friends.

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3  Travel Size SketchBook/Watercolor/Journal Moleskine *Picture Heavy* Tute Added in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by LuxLisbon on: October 18, 2007 02:31:20 PM
I followed Trumpetvine's guide to binding your own sketch books, but unlike her I did not buy a Moleskine book. I created my own cover out of cardboard and black paper. I also do not have a paper cutter and didn't want to invest over 50 bucks on one, so I used a pair of scissors. I hand sewed the pages.
Everything I used I already had at home, with the exception of the black paper to cover cardboard cover.
Now all I have to do is to decoupage the cover to seal.

This is where I got the tute from: http://www.trumpetvine.com/sketchblog/moleskine-reloaded/

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4  Transform tank-from Blah to wow- hand made- tut- pics *UpDated* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by LuxLisbon on: September 16, 2007 06:15:39 PM

I do not own a sewing machine (yet), so all of my reconstructions are hand made.
In this one, I used a tank my sister-in-law gave me. The tank was boring and had very tight armholes. So I cut out the hem around the armhole to make it larger and added some flower applique to the left of the tank for effect.

Started with an olive green tank

Then I used patterned and white fabric to cut little circles

Measured the circles with a little medicine tub (you can used compass if you have it)

These are the circles of fabric I got

Then you fold the circles twice and sew in the center

And you are left with something like these

I stiched the arm holes with red embroidery thread

I then sewed the flowers to the left side of the tank

UPDATE: Since someone asked, I am adding pics of me wearing the tank. I would add bigger flowers if I intended to wear the tank at night. I would also add them in different colors, such as hot pink. But since I intended the tank to be a day shirt, I opted for a more demure look.

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5  From Blah to Ruby Hot- Tut- Pics in Shoes: Completed Projects by LuxLisbon on: September 16, 2007 01:15:43 PM

This is my first project inspired but some fabulous shoes I have seen here.
First, I took a blah tan color shoe I bought at P@yless. Second I got two paint brushes, one thicker and a thin one for details. I also used some regular Scotch tape for the heels.
I used a water based acrylic paint in "Deep Red." I left some of the tan color without painting for a dramatic effect. I think they look fabulous now.

Blah Tan Shoe

Taped Heel

Brushes Used

Tan Shoe vs. Ruby

Final Project

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