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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / DIY: Patriotic Flower Pin (somewhat pic heavy) on: June 22, 2015 01:20:08 PM
Hey everyone! Haven't been on here in forever but I have a new DIY to share with you. Here it is! Smiley
Also, I want to apologize for the pictures. I took them with my iPod touch so they might look a little wonky.

What you do:

First, grab your materials.


T-shirt scraps in red, white, and blue
Flattened bottle cap
Fleece scraps
Craft knife
Needle and thread
Tacky Glue
Krazy Glue
Scissors
Cardboard
"1" circle punch
Flower petal pattern
Pins
Pin backs
Extra fine marker

1. Grab your bottle cap and flatten it. It should look like this. I like to use pliers and just squish the rim down.


2. Score it with your knife. This makes it easier for the glue to stick.


3. Glue the fleece on your cap. The fleece makes the middle of your flower more dimensional.


4. Cut it out.


5. Flip it fleece side down and glue a scrap of T-shirt on top.


6. Cut around the scrap, creating a circle.


7. Cut little slits all around your circle. This makes tabs you can fold over and glue down.


8. Glue the tabs down.


9. Grab your pattern and your red shirt. Draw around it. I do this twice to make a long enough piece for the flower.




10. Pin your petals together and cut them out.




11. Stagger your two pieces and sew along the bottom using a running stitch.


12. Gently pull on the thread. This gathers your flower petals so it looks more like a flower. Sew around the back, making sure it stays flat.


13. Grab your white T-shirt and cut two strips off. Stretch them out to make yarn. Make a loop and test its size against your flower.


14. Make enough loops to go around your flower, tacking them together with thread. When you have enough loops, glue them in the middle of the flower and glue the center down on top of them. Let dry.




15. Cut three circles out and glue together. This is the back of your pin.




16. Glue a scrap piece over the circles and let dry. Cut it out.




17. Cut slits again and glue down. 




18. Glue the back on your pin. Let dry.


19. Glue a pin back on it and rock your pin! Cheesy
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Random Question [fabric for hand warmers] on: October 17, 2014 06:44:48 PM
Hey guys,
I have a random craft question. I'm making hand warmers for Christmas gifts (the kind you microwave and stick in your pockets), and I know you can make them with flannel but I was wondering if I can make them with jean material. I have some old jeans lying around. I'm going to fill them with rice. So do you guys think jeans will hold the heat? Thanks!  Smiley If not I can always make a trip to Joann's and pick up some fleece. I was just trying to keep it eco friendly.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-Shirt Blanket! on: July 29, 2014 09:27:50 PM
I wasn't sure if this should go under Home Sweet Home or somewhere else so I decided to put it here. I made this over July 4th weekend with my new sewing machine.  Grin I had a bunch of t-shirts that were not really wearable anymore and a fleece blanket that needed a new lease on life. So here is what I wound up with. I'm pretty proud of it! Sorry it's blurry. LOL I'll get some better pictures soon.
#wasexcitedtoshare

Oh snap, it's also upside down...  Embarrassed Whoops!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / But great ideas take time! ;) on: October 21, 2011 12:33:38 AM
So. I had this bag of bottlecaps sitting about for goodness knows how long. Last weekend I was listening to my radio show and I got this great idea. I'm currently making a purse that reflects my hippie personality. Why not make buttons for said purse? So I did! Here's one of them! Sorry about the cruddy iPod picture, guys. Wink A tutorial is on the way and so are better pictures!  Cheesy Enjoy!



LSUG= Little Steven's Underground Garage. Wink
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Question about reusable sandwich wrap on: October 12, 2011 03:05:16 AM
Hey guys. Quick question about reusable sandwich wraps. I'm going to make some soon and I was wondering-could I use the vinyl from those packages new sheets and other bedding come in if I wipe it down with hot water and soap first? I know you typically use oilcloth or that other material but I thought it would be okay to use the sheet package vinyl. Thanks! Cheesy
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / So, I've been busy! (Slightly pic heavy!) on: July 17, 2011 06:12:53 PM
Look what I've done lately!  Wink


Vase from taco sauce bottle.


Pencil Holder from can #1.


Vase from Calypso lemonade bottle, which has been discontinued.  Angry




Open and closed view of a candy holder.


Another candy holder.


Vase from Starbucks Frappuccino bottle.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Why, yes, it's Midna from Twilight Princess... on: January 21, 2011 12:09:13 PM
Hey guys!

I thought I'd show Midna off here. She's in the Poppet-Along thread too.  Wink I know, she needs shoes and other clothes. Haha.

Front view:

I know she looks weird here, but it's just the camera angle.


Back view.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What Do You Get When You Mix.. on: January 08, 2011 12:04:33 PM
Vintage lace, vintage denim, and clear vinyl from sheet bags? This camera bag!
 Grin I don't know WHAT happened though-that lace is red in real life, not orange.. Thanks a LOT, Photobucket. Tongue




9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sorry, Link. I can't give credit... on: December 20, 2010 08:16:41 AM
To Heroes of Time who don't have wallets. Come back when you have your wallet and sufficient Rupees. Wink Haha, I couldn't resist. Anywho, I got this idea in my head to make a bag for my camera that looks like the wallet Link uses in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Wink

My version:


Inspiration:
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My First Quilt! <3 (Picture obese) on: November 16, 2010 06:15:24 PM
Hi, quilters! I'm working on my first quilt. Here's a little story behind it: This summer, I found a half finished quilt sitting in my grandma's barn and thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. So I asked my dad about it and he said that my great great grandma started making it back in the 1960's but didn't finish it for some reason. I think she died or something.  Cry I thought it would be nice to honor her by finishing it. So I have been working on it whenever possible and here are the in progress pictures. I aim to finish this over my winter break next month.  Cheesy And oh yeah, I'm definitely going to make more. I'm hooked. It's relaxing to sew quilts, mirite? Wink It's meditative. And for some reason the colors are all wonky-they look a lot better in real life.  Tongue


Some of the pieces lain out before being sewn together.


Pieces cut out and arranged on the sewn together quilt top.


Obligatory artsy shot. Wink


Closeup of one of the pieces.


Closeup 2.


Closeup 3.


Closeup 4.


Closeup 5.


Closeup of the back material. It's a flat sheet I didn't want to waste.

I love the vintage fabrics in this quilt-I think Grandma would be proud.  Grin

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