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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sheer Blouse on: March 15, 2011 10:24:31 AM
LAst weekend saw something miraculous happen...I made something for myself! Woohoo! The pattern was by Burda and I added sleeves as I'm not too keen to display my bingo wings. I think the sleeves work really well with the material I chose; dark blue sheer polka dot shifong.

Front


Back


Hemming, ruffles and sleeves






Comments and criticism would be great. I spent 5,50 euros on materials and the pattern can be found in Burda 4/2010.


2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / European Easter Egg Swap on: February 26, 2011 04:58:54 AM
I just spotted the US Easter Egg- swap and thought, CANDY! So here's my idea; everyone crafts an papier mache egg, pimps it really cool and then fills it with candy. Haven't thought about the size but I think lengthwise 20cm could be nice. Anyone interested?

Here are some pics from the interwebs for inspiration...





Then some filler inspiration...





I've thought about the requirements:
Either craft an egg and fill it with candy OR
Buy one of those ready eggs, fill it with 2 point craft and candy. How does that sound?
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Blue Kitty on: February 20, 2011 06:22:15 AM
I made this in the Hoopla round 2. I got the inspiration from the Scandinavian Needlecraft-book. This wasn't an actual pattern from the book but an image I took from one milk jug that was used as a prop in one of the pictures. (Just googled the milk jug and it WAS by Arabia).

The colour selection before I decided to with blue hues.


In progress...


The back


Finished!


Comments and criticism are welcome!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 59 ENTRIES / Ugly Yellow Director's Chair into Pretty Primary Patchwork- chair on: February 08, 2011 09:49:33 AM
This is my second try at Craftster Challenges. I scoured every single thrift store in my area to find something that is ugly but would be something I'd use after pimping it. I found a pair of yellow director's chairs that didn't have the back fabric and the seat fabric was all sticky and manky.
The chairs were 4,50 each. Score! Then I yesterday I decided that using thrifted chair wasn't enough, I wanted thrifted fabric as well. I went to one thrift store I never been before and found turquoise woven fabric and a red floral curtain. From there I developed my pretty primaries- concept.

Most materials are thrifted. Only the polka dot and the batting were brand new, bought specifically for this project. I'm sorry about the picture quality. I took tons of pictures as I want to a tutorial for this but I just don't have the time to do it real soon.








Hope you peeps like it and if you do, please vote for me!!!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Valentine's Day Subway Art on: January 21, 2011 09:29:21 AM
I've been wanting to do a freebie for my blog for a quite some time. My original plan was to do something for Halloween but I missed it. Then I decided Christmas would be good, again I missed it. Last weekend I finally got my act together and I designed a poster for Valentine's Day. I did it in subway art style and I'm quite pleased with it. It took almost a day to do. I kept changing the wording and the fonts over and over again to get a logical (?) looking order. Comments and criticisms are welcome. (BTW, I know I'm totally jumping in the bandwagon)...






6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Papercut Spooky Village Silhouette on: October 26, 2010 08:36:21 AM

This year is the first time I'm "decorating" for Halloween. It's not really celebrated here yet but we're getting there. Slowly. Anyway, my decoration efforts were focused on my bookshelf. I made a small scene for each of the compartments and this village is one of those scenes.

To make this, I freehanded the village on A2 cardstock and cut it with a craft knife. Since the width of the paper wasn't enough to span the shelf's entire length, I cut and drew two separate streets. The picture above is showing one of them.

Here are more shots...







Comments and C&C are welcome!

P.S. I want a Silhouette- machine.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Earring Holder from a Vintage Frame on: September 19, 2010 06:44:37 AM
Nice and easy less-than-an-hour-project. I bought this frame in 1999! 11 years ago!
I got my ears re-pierced couple of weeks ago and yesterday thought of organizing my massive earring collection this way.

Note! This really is holding all of my earrings  Grin





C&C is welcomed!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Stamping with distress inks on: September 09, 2010 04:21:59 AM
First time ever stamp fest in preparation for upcoming holiday season. The alphabet set I used is made by 7 Gypsies and the inks are Distressed Inks.
My fingers are stained but it's small price to pay for so much fun as I had with the stamping. Anyways, here are some pictures...







So what do you think guys? How should I proceed from here?
C&C is welcomed.
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Knitter! A stenciled t-shirt. on: August 25, 2010 05:42:38 AM
I was in process of clearing my negatives and I made this bad boy for someone on OWS. One of her wishes was a stencilled tee with
a knitting theme print and this is what I came up with.
The needles are reworked from an image I found via Google image search and the text is a freebie font "Lobster".
Recipient seemed happy and I hope you like it too. C&C is appreciated.


                                                           


                                                           


                                                           

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ugly suitcase into a Sweetcase! on: July 21, 2010 09:14:18 AM
I don't remember where I saw it first but I have had serious crush on reworked vintage suitcases. As per usual, I decided to take the cheap route and waited until I found with a good price and a good shape. Cost breakdown:
Suitcase 5.50
Spraypaint 3.90
Pompom Trim from Ebay 2
Vintage fabric (I got 5 meters for two euros) 50 cents
Foam to pad the insides 4
Fabric to cover the foam 1
In total 17 which I think is reasonable for this cuteness.

In progress pictures first...

Homecoming from the charity shop


Peek inside


Prepping done


Making pattern for the vintage fabric


The ready Sweetcase in many many angles  Grin








Compulsory detail pic


I love this thing passionately and  I'm going to use it whenever I travel to hold my crafty things and snacks.

Comments and criticism and questions are more than welcome! Just be gentle as this is my favourite thing I ever pimped!

With Crafty Greetings,
Niina
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