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11  suffering the painted stones plague (8pics) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lexi_icedrink on: July 23, 2009 11:59:02 AM
An old craft book (gotta love them!) gave me the inspiration to paint some stones and ooh ...it's addictive...  Grin A perfect summer/backyard craft to keep yourself busy!
Even my non-crafty sister made some stones (she just painted them pink so I think you can picture it  Roll Eyes)

Let's start with my favourites (the animals)
A ladybug:

Bee-magnets:
And a froggy kinda creature:

To stay in the natural mood, at the end my mother ordered some leopard ones  Cool
And flowers, there always have to be some flowers somewhere  Tongue

Further on, I have some abstract thingies too:
I call these the Italian design ones (picture of two sides):
The vintage interior inspired ones, actually the very first I made:

Group shot (sorry the bees were buzzzy on the lamp Roll Eyes):

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did/do. Sometimes I felt like a child when making them hmmm....
But what's wrong with that?  Grin Tadaa!
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12  litlle sleeping bag from 70s towel fabric in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by lexi_icedrink on: July 19, 2009 08:57:08 AM
Yesterday I made a lightweight sleeping bag for my little nephew. The one he had was too hot for him so his mommy chose this vintage fabric out of my collection. I am very satisfied with the result  Grin (and he was too!)






The sleeping bag still needs a wash and is then ready to go! Thanks for looking  Smiley
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13  recycled and selfmade fimo beads in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by lexi_icedrink on: June 17, 2009 06:00:44 AM
I made some Fimo beads, covered them in clear varnish & digged some other stuff out of my craft stash Smiley Can't wait to make more bling!

Orange - green necklace with vintage button:


Pink - blue bracelet:


Burgundy - beige necklace:


'Fimo stones' earrings:


Thanks for lookin'  Cool
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14  anti-slip mat bangle & ring in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: June 14, 2009 01:33:13 PM
Got a creative vibe going on this evening  Grin Just super glued a piece of white plastic (from the plastic handles of a plastic bag) and a piece of anti-slip mat (the ones you lay under a carpet) together. I really like the texture and the color and it seems to hold very well!





Thanks for looking (and commenting if you feel like it  Smiley)

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15  Re: puffy top & puma recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: May 06, 2009 01:10:28 PM

s'il vous plat  Grin
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16  puffy top & puma recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: May 06, 2009 08:32:36 AM
Okay, to make a short title a bit longer:
I made a puffy top from reclaimed fabrics (partly thrift shop, partly old wardrobe stuff) - and I made a simple change to an old unique (I'm so proud that I found this one!) PUMA sweater...

The puffy top is my first thing I made with a pattern from a magazine. Just the pattern, because I couldn't follow the instructions Tongue Inside it's a mess with wrong stitches everywhere but I don't worry about that too much  Grin...

Close-up of fabrics:


So I said I made a simple alteration... First the neckline was like someone had a fight with it, it was pulled in any direction (Ignore top that is sticking out) Cheesy Here's the picture:

Have a nice day!
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17  How to hold up a strapless dress? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by lexi_icedrink on: April 24, 2009 04:35:55 AM
I recently made my first piece 'on demand' and opened a topic about it here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301982.0
It was so exciting that when she came to try it on it fitted  Cheesy but there was one detail: the dress didn't hold up enough... I thought it would be smart to throw the question here. What should I do? Just take it in a little bit more or placing strategically a piece of elastic somewhere...? Thanks a lot if you want to think with me! The dress is made of cotton stretchy shirt fabric. Oh, and here is the action picture  Grin
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18  little white strapless dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lexi_icedrink on: April 21, 2009 10:02:28 AM
I finished this little dress for a friend today. It was really difficult for my sewing machine to handle the stretch fabric. It kept on skipping stitches, but I persisted  Smiley Just went over the seams 2 times or did some parts by hand.

(Is it possible that my machine is just getting old? _/\/\__/\/\/\/ It looked like this  Tongue)

She wants to pay me for it but I find I can not ask money for something that's way not perfect. I told her to by me a drink (or two  Wink)






I made the pattern out of her favorite dress:


Thanks for looking  Cool
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19  1st knit - a scarf - playing with colour in Knitting: Completed Projects by lexi_icedrink on: March 10, 2009 08:53:29 AM
This is the first time I am posting on this board, but it won't be the last because I feel already like an addict. I started this scarf one week ago, and now it's ready  Cheesy


Made with a bag of yarn from the thrift shop for less than 2$ Tongue Cool



I started out mixing yarn (4) and than I opened up the layers of colour (1,2,3). I hope this makes sense...?  Grin


Also, I noticed half way through that I made a wrong stitch. I've put the thread from right to left before taking it through the loop... But I thought I better keep it going like that. A stitch is a stitch, isn't it Undecided Smiley


It's too hot to wear but I'm wearing it anyway  Smiley
Thanks for looking!
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20  three dresses evaporated into one bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: March 02, 2009 03:38:25 AM
I made a bag =)

I was buying a huge amount of fabric on a flee market last summer and the (very friendly!) old salesman gave me a bag to carry it. Immediately I thought it was a nice shaped bag but... brown, dirty and boring.


Some ten days ago I decided to take it appart, make a pattern from it and remake the bag with other fabrics. There were 3 dresses that attracted my attention...


I swear I never wore them  Cheesy
So I started measuring, drawing, cutting...


to make this purse!  Grin (see above)
Lil' close up:


I reused a pocket of the blue dress to make a front pocket. But also the pockets of the yellow dress I reused for inside pockets. Here's a picture where it is the most visible, I think.


The two other inside pockets I added myself:


The blue buttons are from the blue dress, but the buttonholes were from the front closure of the yellow dress.

Okay, this is the last picture. A shot from above. Don't you think it looks like a banana? Love it Smiley


And now I want to go to the beach (to clean of all the sweat) !!! Roll Eyes Tongue Grin Shocked Cool
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