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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / pencil case thingie (first time interfacing!) 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
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Popples earrings 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
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Childs tee => easy shrug! 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)
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Something cute out of Inca tee shirt 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


25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tee from recycled tees with tears 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
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / rain drop top - small modifications 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
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / thrifted basket => perfect laundry basket! 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!










28  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / I made a bottle garden! 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




Top view:


Back view:


With my 4 months old kitty for size reference  Wink


Thanks for looking!
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / collecting seeds on: August 27, 2008 09:00:07 AM
It's almost the end of the summer, so time to collect some seeds!  Cheesy

When starting this topic I found a great site with lots of explanations http://theseedsite.co.uk/harvesting.html, but actually, for a lot of flowers, you don't need much of knowledge or materials to do it.

Each flower is a little different, so you need to experiment a bit. When a flower has blossomed out, I let it dry on a piece of kitchen paper for about a week or two. Then I can take the flower apart to collect the seeds. Most of the time it's obvious what the seeds are Smiley After you are sure the seeds are really dry, you storage them in small labeled containers in a dark and cool place.

Here are some flowers drying:




And step 1, 2 and 3 for some of them (I don't even know their names - except for the first one, that are tagetes)










Thanks for looking and wishing you a very flowery summer next year  Grin
30  COOKING / Dessert / apple pie - no eggs, no oven on: August 26, 2008 12:20:54 PM
Okay, I mean no 'regular' oven (just the oven part of the microwave)  Wink

I found an apple tree near the road, it just belongs to no one (or the owner just doesn't care) so I made a last minute apple pie - without eggs because I never buy eggs for some reason...

I know it looks very messy. I don't get it out of the bowl without demolishing it (any hints, tips?). But actually I don't care, it is sooo yummy!

Before it arrives my stomach:


Just out of the oven:


What it looked like unbaked:



Here is what I did:
- Preheat oven on 180C
- Put 200g of sugar and 450g white flour in a bowl and mix
- Put 200g of margarine, a pinch of salt and a bit of coffee milk also in the bowl and mix until the dough holds together
- Put bowl in fridge
- Cut apples in small pieces, I did about 800g
- Mix the apples with 50g of brown sugar, lemon juice and 3 tea spoons of cinnamon
- Butter the surface of bowl
- Put 3/4 dough in the bowl, shape it with your fingers (yummy!)
- Throw in your apples
- With the rest of the dough make the top of the pie (see pic)
- Slightly put some coffee milk on the checkered dough, it will make it all crusty
- Leave the pie in the microwave oven for about 45 minutes and DONE  Cheesy


Okay, I hope I did a good thing posting this  Smiley I thought there's so many people out there with no oven or eggs so it could be usefull  Grin
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