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1  These are a few of my favorite things.... in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by livininphilly on: July 05, 2008 05:32:30 PM
Hi all, I looooove this forum so much.  I seriously am on craftster every single day!  I recently found this section and was inspired.  I love journaling but lately I had been in a funk b/c my journal wasn't inspiring me anymore.  What's a girl to do?! Make her own of course!!! 

For this I used:

-The back of a cd case (the last picture between the plastic)
b/c I was always throwing it away.  I still buy cds b/c I am weary of technology & if something were to happen I will still have all of my music.  I also recently bought a bunch of cds of bands from the 70s so I really couldn't waste it.  Like any good craft junkie I just knew something else could be done with this part so I put my thinking cap on and thought "hey! this is perfect size for a journal cover".

-Yarn

-Electrical tape

-Random scrap paper (including card stock & paper bags)

-Beads

Final completed journal (front) w/ bead detail:


Front cover (Gil Scott Heron) better pic of binding:


Back Cover (Sly & The Family Stone):


+Side Note+ If you look closely you can see the titles of the tracks.  I thought the titles perfectly summed up the feel of the Civil Rights spirit of this tumultuous period in the late 60's to the 70's. +/Side Note+

Some of the Pages:









The paperbag is in the back and I used it b/c I also like to collage and paint in my journals which requires a sturdier paper.  For my next one I think i'll also put in some wax paper pieces so that its built in.  I think that i'll make these for friends & family b/c its so easily customizable.  The best part about it all is that it's combining 2 of my greatest loves, the written word & music. 

Thanks,
Cherina

P.S. It worked, i've been inspired everyday to write again!
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2  Jackie O Sundress in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by livininphilly on: July 05, 2008 04:57:11 PM
Hi all this is my very first reconstructed project!  I made it while I was at home on a week (!) off from work.  My mom helped me b/c I haven't sewn since high school when I made a pair of pants.  Here is the story:

After lurking on this site for approximately 3 weeks I decided that I simply couldn't take it anymore and that I would need to start sewing.  I begged & begged & begged my honey to take me to Walmart (very, very far away in Philly) and I bought the machine.  The next day I went to the best thrift store in my neighborhood and came back with a bag full of stuff to reconstruct including this dress.  I wanted yellow sundress and when I saw this I knew I had to have it.  The best part are the buttons on the side.  They're so cute.  This dress was a size 2x (I'm a size 10) and so I did darts for the first time (thanks to Burdastyle for that one).  Sorry no before pics cause I was super excited to start even though I waited a couple days till I traveled home!

It looked like this: http://www.silhouettes.com/Parent/Dresses+dresses/A+Line+Knit+Dresses+Solid+A+Line+Dress/D-3100/P-121137x

Full Length:


Better pic of the neckline:


Back:


I made the middle sash out of scrap blk & wht houndstooth that my mom had cause it was a LOT of yellow.

Top:


Hanging:


As you can see from the pics I was super excited and cheesing the whole time.  This was the 3rd thing i've ever sewn in my life (#1= pair of pants in high school, #2= my infinity dress {pics soon}!!) and the first thing i've ever reconstructed.  I got so many compliments when I wore it.  Cheesy

Thanks for looking
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