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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / suffering the painted stones plague (8pics) 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!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / litlle sleeping bag from 70s towel fabric 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
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / recycled and selfmade fimo beads 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
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / anti-slip mat bangle & ring 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)

15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / puffy top & puma recon 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!
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to hold up a strapless dress? 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
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / little white strapless dress 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
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 1st knit - a scarf - playing with colour 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!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / three dresses evaporated into one bag 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
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Various reassembled earrings 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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