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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Sand dollars on: August 26, 2012 05:42:45 PM
My sister in law just got back from her honeymoon and they found tons of sand dollars on the beaches. What could she do with 37 sand dollars?
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Un-tree on: December 25, 2011 05:15:04 PM
So it was maybe the 18th or so and my mom and I were talking about our laziness because we didn't have a tree up yet. We came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be a huge deal if we just didn't put one up at all.

Then I was surfing around Craftster and saw LittleGirl's post on her invisible tree. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=399491.0  I thought it was a fabulous idea and knew that when I moved out this would be my "tree" because it would be too weird for my parents although I proposed the idea to them anyway. Like I thought, they didn't seem to excited about the idea.

Then a few days ago I was out with a friend and when I came home my parents had crafted an un-tree Christmas tree for me!



They made it out of a tomato cage, lights, and garland.

Merry Christmas!  Smiley
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Baby Onesies! on: July 18, 2010 04:19:33 PM
So my brother's girlfriend's sister is having her first child and the baby shower is tomorrow so I stenciled some cute onesies for her. Her husband is stationed in Hawaii right now, so she's gotta be able to take everything from the shower back with her.

Most of these aren't my original ideas and I got the ideas around craftster and the interwebs.


All of them.


Monster is her new dog that they got from their neighbor. I know she'll get a giggle out of it.





This was also my first time layering colors and I found that the freezer paper stencil didn't like to stick where there was already paint so it bled a little. It's mostly noticeable on the Superman one. It's not that big of a deal but any ideas?

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Glue that doesn't ripple light weight paper? on: February 08, 2010 10:39:13 PM
I want to glue scrapbooking paper to a cardboard box (makes it sound so exciting lol) but Elmer's Glue always ripples the paper when it dries. Is there any way to make sure it doesn't do that? Or would you just recommend getting modge podge or another glue?

Thanks
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Pillows Closed? on: July 05, 2009 10:13:58 PM
So I've been sitting on the floor in my craft room a lot recently and I thought it'd be cool to sew a bunch of randomly sized pillows with different fabrics I have lying around and then throw them all in a corner and have kind of a "lounge" when I'm brainstorming or on my laptop and whatnot. But then I remembered that I'm really bad at hand sewing the opening closed. Yanno, the hole after you stuff the pillow. (Does that have a technical name?)

But I was wondering if anyone had any tips on hiding the thread better or is it just practice, practice, practice?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Spongebob Squarepants! on: September 28, 2008 03:10:07 PM
So I tend to pick things up at Goodwill that look like they have potential even if I don't know what that potential is yet.  Cheesy

I found this solid red shirt which was a little small, but soo soft! And Spongebob Squarepants pj pants. Which, I'm not a huge fan of but ironically I had been talking about the show with some friends so I HAD to buy them.







The idea of adding the side panels I found on here from someone... but I don't remember who.   Sad

I didn't notice until I got home and was reviewing my purchases that there was a small hole in the back of the red shirt. I was going to patch it with a Spongebob detail where he ripped his pants, but I thought it'd look too cluttered. *shrug*

But this is one of my favorite shirts because it's just so darn comfy! I actually made this right before July 4th, and it just so happens to be red, white, and blue.   Grin

C&C?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Overall Purse [img heavy] on: July 11, 2008 01:16:41 PM
So this is my first post (and the first thing I've sewn since middle school!)

I bought a regular pair of long pant khaki overalls at Goodwill for probably $2 with the sole purpose of making this. Of course I didn't finish it until at least 6 mo. later...  Tongue

Front


Back


Right Side (little uneven, oops! and no pic of the left because it's boring, haha)


Inside (made with old pj pants, I love the stripes!)


Action Shot! (my grad gown still hanging over a year later...)


The arm strap was too short with one overall thingy so I cut the other one and added it but I think it looks really sloppy and I'm too lazy to rip the seams and redo it right now.

And yes, the front pockets need to be ironed.  Tongue

I didn't add a pocket to the inside because I didn't have any zippers handy and I really wanted to get this thing done.

Criticism and critiques welcome!   Grin
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / T-Shirt Purse? on: June 10, 2008 07:24:37 PM
So my workplace decided to change their company issued uniforms from a green shirt to blue. Now, this actually happened at least a year ago but I just got the idea to make something out of the old green shirt, so I've been asking everyone I can think of that's worked there long enough that might still have their shirt if I can have theirs because I'm not sure my one shirt would be enough fabric.

I kind of wanted to make a purse using the logo on the back and somehow incorporating the pocket/small logo on the front into it. But my problem is that it's like a polo type of shirt, so it's got two buttons and a collar. So I can't just use the front and back and sew it closed and I'll have a purse.

But the other thing, I'm not sure if I want to show that much pride for the company to have the logo blatantly out there on the side of my purse! So I was thinking maybe I should cut up the logo and kind of piece it back together so if I didn't tell you what it said, you wouldn't know.

Any opinions or ideas on how I should tackle this are appreciated!

Thanks!
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / T-Shirt Purse? on: June 08, 2008 10:55:42 PM
So my workplace decided to change their company issued uniforms from a green shirt to blue. Now, this actually happened at least a year ago but I just got the idea to make something out of the old green shirt, so I've been asking everyone I can think of that's worked there long enough that might still have their shirt if I can have theirs because I'm not sure my one shirt would be enough fabric.

I kind of wanted to make a purse using the logo on the back and somehow incorporating the pocket/small logo on the front into it. But my problem is that it's like a polo type of shirt, so it's got two buttons and a collar. So I can't just use the front and back and sew it closed and I'll have a purse.

But the other thing, I'm not sure if I want to show that much pride for the company to have the logo blatantly out there on the side of my purse! So I was thinking maybe I should cut up the logo and kind of piece it back together so if I didn't tell you what it said, you wouldn't know.

Any opinions or ideas are appreciated!

Thanks!
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