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1  Bunny Earmuffs! in Completed Projects by chibii on: December 15, 2008 08:20:28 PM
Hi everybody! I wanted to share my new project I just finished!

I give you... BUNNY EARMUFFS!







Face closeup:



I think they're pretty cute~! Smiley They keep my ears warm and look nice with my black dresses! $3 earmuffs + $1 furry fabric and $1 bear eyes = my new earmuffs.

I apologize for the pictures being dark, I don't have a camera but I do have my webcam. I can brighten them up if anyone has trouble seeing them.

I hope you like! Cheesy
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2  Puffy Strawberry Lolita-esque Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by chibii on: August 15, 2008 03:38:40 PM
I just finished a skirt! I really like it. Thought I'd share. I'm going to buy a petticoat to make it poofier. That's why the ruffles are a bit wilted. Critiques welcome! Cheesy

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3  What to do with a too-small shirt... in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by chibii on: August 04, 2008 04:44:10 PM
I bought a shirt from Korea. Unfortunately, it's a little too tight because you aren't allowed to try clothes on before you buy them. My biggest concern is the sleeves. The sleeves are really really short, but too tight for the little flab on my arm. Sad What can I do to make it fit? I really like it and would like to be able to wear it. Thanks! Smiley

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4  Updated Skirt - Length suggestions? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by chibii on: July 03, 2008 03:15:38 PM
I am stuck. I made this skirt out of a goodwill skirt, my old jeans and some denim fabric (which was stretchy and hard to work with Sad). So I have this right now. I think it's too plain and I want to add another layer to it. The length now is weird. Do you think it would be best to add one more layer of the light denim? Would the weight of that denim straighten out the bottom layer I have there now? It wrinkled and doesn't look very good. Sad I got suggestions from another thread about adding some lace, what you do think?



I'm wearing it a bit off center (and I have a shirt on, don't worry! I just lifted it Wink)
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5  Help me beautify this! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by chibii on: June 21, 2008 05:48:30 PM
I went to Korea and saw this really cool, layered denim skirt. I've started to imitate it by cutting up old jeans. I'm going to make it much longer so it comes down to my ankle. The problem is, it's so boring! I bought some lace, do you think that would spruce it up? Any other ideas? I think if I just keep putting more length on it, it will still be boring. Sad

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6  Hippies-esque messenger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by chibii on: May 19, 2008 08:17:25 PM
I was in Goodwill, on the prowl for anything craft-worthy (by the way, has anyone noticed the rise in Goodwill prices?! I mean, some shirts are like $5! You could find NEW shirts for that price nowadays!). Anyway, I found this bag that was a nice size; not too big and not too small. I think it's a diaper bag since there are many pockets for bottles and it says "Baby Goose" on it. Is that spit up on that bag?! Ewww~! But hey, only $2.50. Can't beat the price.



I was wondering around Jo Ann Fabrics looking for fabric for a swap when I found this really cool, tie-dye lookin' fabric! With my snazzy 40% off coupon, it was affordable. I had to have it. While waiting for the cutting table, I noticed this matching fringy stuff that was awesome! So, I had to have that too.

Blah blah blah. I'm babbling. Here's the recon!


(there's a zipper pushing the fringe up, so it looks weird from this angle...)


Fringies!

My stitching was not perfect because I was so paranoid I was going to break my needle! Sad It's happened twice before, stitching thick things, and I only have one left! Comments, critiques and whatnot are appreciated! <3
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7  My first felting! A guinea pig :D in Felting: Completed Projects by chibii on: May 14, 2008 08:55:34 AM
I thought I'd take a stab (pun!) at needle felting. It's a lot of fun! I recall seeing another girl here who made a guinea pig, and I was inspired. I LOVE guinea pigs. I have had many pet guineas in my lifetime and they all hold a special place in my heart. <3 So, without further ado, my guinea pig, based off my old guinea pig Stosh!







He's a little wonky shaped and has no ears, but isn't he cute? Cheesy
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8  Stain = :( but Bleach = :D! in Dyeing: Completed Projects by chibii on: May 10, 2008 04:01:01 PM
I have this hoodie that I really, really like, but wore it while eating some spaghetti and it was stained. Sad So, I decided to just wing some bleaching. I tied it up with rubber bands, sprayed Clorox bleach cleaner and some tub scrubber with bleach on it, let it sit, turn it around and did the same step a few more times. Now, the stain is out and I've got a funky dye look to it!

I apologize, I didn't take a before picture. Sad




It didn't come out quite as bleached as I wanted, but that could be because I used cleaner. Would it be better to just use regular clothing bleach?
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9  Re: kokeshi doll tutorial in Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions by chibii on: May 10, 2008 12:07:25 PM
I own a few Kokeshi Dolls I got from japan and they are all made of wood. The hair is a seperate piece that's like a long cap and round at the back. I cut it out of a picture:



Of course, there's a back to it. Smiley When you make the head, make it a round ball, and make the hair and just put it on top.
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10  Safety Pin and Button Bracelet! :) (w/ tut) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by chibii on: April 26, 2008 04:15:10 PM
Hello everyone! Cheesy This is my first post ever here. I just finished making this bracelet and wanted to share. I can make a tutorial if anyone's interested.  Smiley





Quick Tutorial:

Materials:
A bag of assorted buttons (~$3 at a craft store)
40-60 safety pins (Mine had 40, but I have a smaller wrist... 50 is average, 60+ for larger)
A spool of strong, stretchy clear cord (I used 1mm Stretch Magic)

Directions:
1. Put a few buttons on each safety pin. 3-5 is best. It's okay if they slide around; they don't have to be snug and immobile.

2. Pull out some stretchy cord. Don't cut it until you are done! Cutting it makes it much more difficult to work with. Use it right off the spool.

3. Thread one button onto the cord, and then one safety pin threaded through the circular spring part at the bottom of it. Repeat. Button, safety pin, button, safety pin.

4. Once you're done threading them, you should have a long string. Cut the cord about a foot from where the first button you started with is so now it is free from the spool.

5. Cut another strand of cord off, the same length as the one you have safety pins and buttons on.

6. This part is a bit tricky... because the buttons and safety pins are pretty heavy, you need to thread this newly cut cord through the safety pins, like you did before. Don't worry about going through the buttons on the cord. BE CAREFUL! You don't want everything to slip off the cord and have to start over!

7. Tie all the cords together in a big knot to make the bracelet, but small enough to be able to undo it in case it doesn't fit.

8. Try it on. When you put it on your wrist, it should be very loose. Twist it and carefully put your hand through it again. (it's hard to explain this in words... think of how you would tie a necklace around your wrist. You loop your hand through it a few times.) It should fit pretty snuggly. Just shake it around a bit. It will loosen up. If it's still very loose, undo the knot and take a few off.

9. You're done! Shake it around and enjoy!

I've been wearing mine for a week and it hasn't broken on me. If anything is unclear, let me know. Smiley And if you make one, show it off to me! <3
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