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21  Various reassembled earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 27, 2009 11:17:18 AM
Wazzup? Tongue
After the success of my Popples earrings (not only on Craftster) I was motivated to make some other ear jewelry. Usually I really don't have the inspiration for jewels but now I couldn't stop, the BF had to block me  Cheesy

I'll start with these vintage babies. Aren't they uber cute? I found them as a part of golden earrings for 0.10$ in a thrift shop. I could not not buy them, even the fact that I don't like to wear gold Smiley The little piece above of them was a part of another set of earrings I don't wear.

Second, I plied some rings into hangers. I don't know whether it's done yet, but I was just throwing them away (they didn't close anymore), when the light of creativity shined over me  Cool


Then I have made two things with vintage buttons. The colour of the first set of buttons is kinda dark salmon, my camera always hesitates when it needs to capture red colours  Smiley
The outcome of the second is really simple but they were really difficult to make. I can't explain very well why...

Again, I love simplicity  Smiley

And uncomplicated doesn't mean unsophisticated  Tongue I matched these rings with some plastic leafs in exact the same colour - and two FIMO beads, which are dark red, but not that dark as in the picture (again: foolish camera) I normally not tend to be that romantic, but these are acceptable  Tongue

Actually earrings are the jewels I wear the most and the dearest, but one year ago I all of a sudden became 'allergic' to them. Since one month I noticed I can endure them again, what a blessing  Cheesy (I think it might be some medicine I had to take)

Anywayz... Reactions + or - welcome!

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22  pencil case thingie (first time interfacing!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by lexi_icedrink on: February 21, 2009 03:29:06 PM
Today I decided to try interfacing. I chose to make something very simple first because I didn't want to spill my good fabric (Know the feeling? Roll Eyes)

So over to the Craftster Ultimate Purse, Bags & Wallets Tutorials List! Something easy... Aha! "Easy peasy snap wallets" Grin (Thanks CheyElizabeth) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187229.0

I didn't follow it all exactly, but I am so happy with the outcome... I think interfacing is my new love, we have great perspectives together Grin

Before I speed up to some bigger projects, here it is!

Front closed:

Front opened:

Back opened:

Inside view:

Side detail:

With kitty for size reference  Cool

(Mini voice) Whatdoyouthink? Roll Eyes
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23  Popples earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 21, 2009 02:33:59 AM
OOOH the Popples rule!!! And old stickers of them, first fading away in my closet, make awesome jewelry  Grin


Before (green earrings that I don't like to wear):


How it looks on:


Okay, this was a short post but I am in a hurry! I hope I could inspire with my simpliest recon ever  Cheesy Kiss
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24  Childs tee => easy shrug! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 16, 2009 04:06:59 AM
After this recon, I swear I will not buy shrugs anymore  Smiley

This is what you do:
- Take any top that is too small
- Cut of neckline
- Pinch the middle together
- Sew through the layers by hand with strong thread, like the thread you use to attach buttons (tip: use a thimble, otherwise it might be nasty)
- Tadaa! Brand new shrug!

You can always play around a little bit, like I did:






Note: If you leave it with the 5 steps above, it will be like this (which isn't bad either Lips sealed)
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25  Something cute out of Inca tee shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 16, 2009 03:47:36 AM
Long time ago I got this weird "Inca themed" beige tee shirt from a summer love. I combined some pieces of it with a green top from when I was 6 years old. This project started out as just a practice in sewing sleeves. That's why there's no before pic.

Anyway, good things happen when you don't expect anything...  heheh Tongue










Thanks for passing by!   Smiley


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26  tee from recycled tees with tears in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 12, 2009 10:37:42 AM
It started out as 2 men's tees, then it became a meaningless top, then there was a creative block.
Then I was mad!
... And unconsciously inspired by Joodito http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285232.msg3230706#msg3230706 + various tee shirt surgeries I've seen on Youtube.

So I just started ripping. Yay!








It is nothing! compared to Joodito's work, but okay... I'm okay with that  Tongue
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27  rain drop top - small modifications in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: February 01, 2009 11:16:42 AM
Again a thrift shop find that asked for some scissors, needle and thread! Nothing really special, but don't we all love before and after pics  Grin

Before:

After:

I took in the waist and the sleeves, made thumb holes and lowered the neck line with some blue bias tape.

Thanks for taking a peep  Kiss
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28  thrifted basket => perfect laundry basket! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lexi_icedrink on: January 23, 2009 11:03:48 AM
This basket was the biggest present under our christmas tree :-) My boyfriend bought it at a thrift shop as a laundry basket. I thought I could make it better with some fabric in it. Tadaa!










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29  Re: I made a bottle garden! in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by lexi_icedrink on: August 28, 2008 05:12:29 PM
Thanks for all the really kind replies Smiley !!!

I didn't even know the little creature was a Pokemon  Grin I literally found it while I was decorating and I thought his colors were okay. I did it outside, picked up some rocks and marbles that were already in my garden. Now I searched on the internet about Snorlax and I had a real laugh. He's really perfect in there.

My main inspiration was a vintage craft book that I bought on a flee market. I found out that vintage craft books are all about recycling stuff so I LOVE them. (Nah, I Love anything old or thrown away!) Like those books I think true creativity lies in stuff that is just laying around you. The low costs are a big plus but it is way more than that... It makes me feel so rich!

I hope the bottle garden will keep his freshness. But I documented for about 2 days before starting about which plants I had to buy, so I think it will go fine. It's also a good thing my 4 cats can't touch it. I can recommend it to anyone with cats Cheesy!

Here's another picture of his place in my living room:
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30  I made a bottle garden! in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by lexi_icedrink on: August 28, 2008 12:26:56 PM
Last week I went thrift hunting and I found a great old big wine bottle for one dollar. (It's called a carboy for the ones who are interested) I knew immediately I wanted to make a bottle garden!
It was a very popular thing to do in the seventies. Here is some information how to do it: http://www.flowers-and-garden.com/bottle-garden.php

Tadaaaa! Grin




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Back view:


With my 4 months old kitty for size reference  Wink


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