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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Polka Dot sheet dress, take 2 on: June 25, 2009 08:18:48 PM
So, my sister and I used to have this huuuge blue and white sheet that my mom slept on when she was little that we used for forts, princess gowns, pirate ships, picnic blankets, etc. This sheet was forgotten after a while, only to be rediscovered recently, and converted into not 1, but 2 dresses. If that's not recycling, I don't know what is Grin

Originally, this was only for me. But after seeing my success with my own dress (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310668.0), my sister begged me to make her one too, with the scrap fabric. I had enough left over, and way too much time on my hands, so I agreed. Mine was made with Roethke's sheet dress tute, but my sister's is a little different. I'm really happy with it, this is the first time I've ever tried piping and binding(i'm pretty sure that's what it's called), and even though it is a huge pain, I love the way it came out.

More or less full body shot:


Close up of top (and excited 12 year old grin Wink ) The bottom's a half circle skirt, really not that exciting.


The back. Please excuse bra straps, she was too excited to actually change  Tongue. The only "real" button is at the top, the others are actually snaps Cheesy


Side/action ish shot


So, that's pretty much it! Questions, comments, concerns are welcome Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Polka Dot Sheet Dress on: June 25, 2009 08:07:01 PM
When I was little, me and my sister had this huge blue and white sheet that we used in any occasion when a fort, picnic blanket, princess gown, pirate ship, or stage was needed. This sheet was mostly forgotten after we entered the double digits, packed away in the basement, waiting for someone to discover it and realize that it was destined for 1, nay, 2, beautiful dresses.

So that's what it became. I found this sheet a few days ago, remembered a tutorial i had seen on here a while ago, and decided that it was my new summer project! I used Roethke's fabulous tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118888.0) for this, much thanks to her for putting it together Smiley

It is so far from perfect, but I'm really happy with it. I didn't actually have the 12 inch zipper that was recommended, but being me, I dug through my supplies and decided that 6 hook and eye fasteners would work. They didn't work as well as I would have hoped, but that's okay. In order to cover up some truly atrocious stitching in the fastener area, I decided to make a sash, or two.  1 is the same fabric of the dress. It's actually the old hem of the sheet (4 inch hem? odd, but useful). The other is plain white scrap fabric sewn in a tube. I like the look of the dress much better with the sash, actually, so, long story short, I'm happy with my dress  Cheesy

After that long winded introduction, pictures! Please excuse the general horrible-ness of them, it's late for me  Roll Eyes

Without sash:


With blue sash:


With white sash:


Back view (i'm in need of a strapless bra, no?):


After seeing this, my sister insisted that I make her one too. Being the nice sister that I am, (and having a lot of extra fabric, and extra free time), I made it for her. Pic here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310672.0

So that's all. Questions, comments, concerns are appreciated. Grin
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / 2 woven bracelets on: May 14, 2008 06:55:15 PM
These are definitely some of my favorite projects, I love the feeling of woven beads against my skin when I wear them ^_^

The top bracelet is my spring break project: Tetris bracelet, because I love Tetris way too much! That's right, all the little geometric shapes are Tetris shapes! Designing the pattern so that I used all the shapes and it all fit almost took longer than making the bracelet itself.
The second bracelet is one I made for my younger sister. It was supposed to be kind of like a flower design, but it ended up more like diamonds. That's ok though, I still like it a lot.

Action shot of Tetris bracelet.

Action shot of geometric flower design bracelet


Thanks so much for looking! Comments and criticism are welcome. Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 4 pairs of earrings on: March 04, 2008 06:41:34 PM
So... a couple nights ago, I was home alone and decided to do some shrinky-dinking! Because everyone loves shrinky dinkies. Smiley

Anyway, here are some of the things I made

Here's all 4 together.


These ones I made a couple months before, but I've been too busy wearing them almost every day to post. Smiley


These are probably my favorite shrinky dink earrings, they make me so happy. ^_^
They were very easy, just small squares with holes in the corners on about 2 inches of chain.


These earrings have very oddly shaped triquetrae, with random metal squares that I had left over from another project. Before anyone asks, I am not a Satanist and I don't wear the triquetrae as religious or spiritual symbols. I got asked that a lot when I wore them out today, which is why I say that.


These ones are kind of a combination of the previous 2, they have small square yin-yang symbols hanging on some more of those square thingys.

I'm really happy with all of my projects, shrinky dinks make everything come out so much better. Please excuse the strange expressions, trying to take pictures on 4 hours of sleep with a laptop camera does NOT equal excellent results.  Undecided Comments/questions/concerns are welcome.  Grin
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Math tiara on: February 27, 2008 03:04:21 PM
So...I'm relatively new here, and was reading old Craft Challenges when I stumbled upon the tiara challenge. My first thought was "oh wow, i'm definitely entering that!" and my second thought "Aww... i missed it by 6 months"
Even though I had missed the challenge, I decided to make a tiara anyway, to express my love and admiration for sheer hatred for math.
I used an old wire hanger with the plastic coating stripped off to make the base, and then I used thinner wire to make the points. I cut up some old scrap paper and folded/glued it over the points. Then i cut up some of my old tests/quizzes/homeworks to make the "jewels" at the top of the points, sketched some math supplies (protractor, compass, ruler, TI-83), and embellished with beads!

This is the finished . The red writing says "Emily + Math = Apocalypse", one of the more interesting comments I've received about my lack of math skills. You can see the sketches of a compass, protractor, and Albert, my TI-83 Plus.

Here you can see the ruler. This pic is a little blurry, sorry for anyone that wanted to solve the "regular 7th grade level in Russia" math problem.  Wink

On this side, you can see Albert even better. You can also the the lovely 60 (yes, that's a 60, my teacher isn't known for her neat handwriting) that I received on a quiz.

Action shot- I SWEAR i don't look this stupid in real life.  Undecided

I wore this tiara all today while I did my math homework- I think I got less problems wrong than normal! Grin I also had some relief from cutting up my math papers, maybe a little more than I should have had...

Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated! Smiley

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