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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Ender's Game/Orson Scott Card swap on: November 07, 2008 08:55:31 PM
would anyone be interested?
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Team Jacob mini-messenger on: October 16, 2008 12:20:05 PM
ive been in a twilighty mood lately so i made a team jacob mini-messenger bag.
front flap

back

under front flap

lining


it might not look very small in the pics but its about 10" high 11" wide.
dig it.
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Political swap! on: October 11, 2008 10:50:34 AM
i think it would be cool to have a political swap since its election time! we could get partnered with someone who favors the same party. i would love to see the crafty stuff we come up with.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Twilight messenger bag on: October 10, 2008 12:36:37 PM
i found this twilight shirt at the mall the other day, but im not really into printed tshirts like that so i had another idea for it...






15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Patches and Parachutes on: October 09, 2008 10:00:52 AM
i whipped up these little darlings last night. they only took an hour and a half!













thanks for looking! i hope you like them:)
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first hoodie, in loving memory. on: October 07, 2008 07:36:42 PM
So my kitty kat, Bootsie, passed away last monday morning. He was my first baby and it really hurt to lose him at such a young age (only 6 years old). So for the next couple of days after that i was so sad that i didnt know what to do with myself and sewing was the only thing that made me feel a little better. So in loving memory of Bootsie i made this hoodie. Its fully lined and i didnt use a pattern, im really proud of it.






In loving memory of this little boy:



Thanks for looking, everyone. i hope you like it! now ill be the weird girl at school that wears the cat covered hoodie lol
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / stencils and recons part deux! on: October 07, 2008 07:29:11 PM
so ive been working on quite a few projects since i last posted, mostly stencils and some tshirt recons. and im so excited to share my new creations! here we goooo
i cant remember who it was but i promised a Charlie Chaplin stencil to someone on here. its very basic but thats why i love it.

American Psycho

Weasleyyyyy

Skullz:)

Wolfman and pretty lady

a skirt i made from one of my brother's tshirts. i didnt make that shirt by the way


so what do you think? i hope they turned out well. on the last two stencils i didnt have any freezer paper so they're a little wonky, but i still like em:)
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i am an American Psycho. on: September 01, 2008 06:52:10 PM
Here's a stencil i designed using a picture i found of Christan Bale portraying Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. I would just like to brag that the lettering is all hand painted haha. well, i hope you all enjoy it.

front


Back


Endorsing Coca-Cola, it helped keep me up all night without going crazy as i painted those letters.


And this is the original lettering before i put the zipper in.


Thanks for looking!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / stencils and recons, yay! on: August 28, 2008 03:32:16 PM
so i decided to try my hand at stencilling....it was actually REALLY easy! i think all my shirts have turned out great so far. except for one very unfortunate Terminator design...*cries.
so here they are. and yeah, i know the white thread looks crappy but ill be fixing that little mishap soon. so here they are...

Iron Man's reactor:


The gorgeous Robert Downey Jr.:




Mister Roboto (stll trying to figure out how to recon this)


If you've read the Watchmen graphic novel you can appreciate this one:




Donnie Darko, anyone?
Ill be adding halter straps here




So how do they look? there is still some resizing that needs to be done on these.
oh, and this was supposed to be my awesome terminator design:

Sad
im also working on a Charlie Chaplin design and an Amelie design, so if yall have any advice for me before i get started on these-that would be awesome!
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tropic Thundahhhhh. a mag/tshirt recon. with TUTE. on: August 18, 2008 01:58:30 PM
so i completely loved tropic thunder when i saw it in theaters the other day. i found this magazine at kroger and wanted to try my hand at bag making. the final product:
Front


Back


Side 1


Side 2


i absolutely love it, gonna use it all the time:)

and if anyone wants it, heres a tute:

first, you need to tape up/laminate the pics you want to use to make them sturdy. i wrapped mine twice, its pretty time consuming but worth it if you want a strong bag.
these are my laminated pieces

isnt mr. downey just gorgeous?? Wink
ok, so then you lay them on the floor corner to corner like so

measure the rectangle of emptiness in the middle, these measurements will make up the bottom piece of your bag.
i used a really thick piece of paper for the bottom, think construction paper. take the construction paper and cut it into the rectangle shape using those measurements. then i took a piece of sticky-back felt and stuck it to the top of the rectangle to make it look like black lining.

sew the sides of the bag to the corresponding sides of the bottom piece of your bag.
it looks a little goofy at this point, but it looks like this

now sew up the sides to give it a normal shape. lol. i liked having the sides of the bag a little shorter than the front and back, but you dont have to do that.
so this is what you have now

ok, now to make your front and back pieces more sturdy and keep their shape.
i took another pieces of cardboard and cut it to be slightly smaller than the front and back sides so that they slide in really snugly. tape that cardboard up like you dide for the magazine pages.

then i used a tshirt for lining. basically i just wrapped it around the pieces of cardboard and taped it down on one side like so


slide the pieces into the sides of your bag, if it doesnt fit snugly enough to stay in place you can tape it down and no one will notice or care.

i didnt put cardboard lining on the side pieces because i like them to be able to fold if i need them to.
fold over the top edge of the magazine pages a little bit. about 1/4 inch. then sew them down to make the edges smooth.

put in your grommets. its pretty easy, and they usually come with instructions.

put in your chain

and voila!

you have a kickass purse!
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