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1  Dwight t-shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by spotted zebra on: October 14, 2009 10:16:06 PM
I made this a long time ago as a celebration of the writer's strike ending and my favorite show coming back, and after seeing this (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257162.0) post, I mimicked it. Being new to craftster, I posted my version as a comment and commandeered stentorian's thread a little bit. Oops.

So, reposting.

It's just your basic t-shirt, freezer paper stenciled with black acrylic paint. If I were to do this again (I probably will) I'd iron the paint after it dried... methinks that's supposed to heat set it. Impatience (and forgetfulness) got the better of me, and I ended up washing it. It faded so now it has more of a vintage look than a nice crisp look. Which works too, I guess.



I promise, it's not as skewed as it looks in the picture. Bad angle.

Comments welcome, as always!
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2  sparkly denim notebook cover in Completed Projects by spotted zebra on: March 13, 2009 06:15:26 PM


Yay stash busters! This project was fast and easy, and I really like the way it turned out.

First, I covered an old notebook with leftover fleece (so the spiral wouldn't snack on my lovely fabric), and then hot glued the sparkly denim to the fleece. [Enter ridiculous button stash.] I took contrasting thread and tacked the buttons down, sealing the knots with a little hot glue so they wouldn't fall off.


^ Inside


^ =)


^ Not slouchy view.

Thanks for looking!
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3  Re: Lined woven magazine handbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by spotted zebra on: August 31, 2008 07:37:36 AM
Okay, so I made one finally! Grin I think yours looks better though...  Undecided I only lined the bottom for support because I suck at linings, and covering the strips before weaving them DEFINATELY helps make the finished project look better (which I didn't do). Mine has bubbles to no end in between the woven strips.

Even though I'm too much of a perfectionist, I still really like it! AND when I tested its strength, it could EASILY hold 7.5 lbs. Which is way more than I'd ever carry in a purse that small.

Anyway, here it is!





side view:


inside:
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4  sacred & profane convertibles. *edit* in Knitting: Completed Projects by spotted zebra on: August 17, 2008 09:01:04 PM
I made my first not-scarf!! yay!

in short, this is what they are:


Even though I made tons of mistakes (which bugs the crap out of me), they're still suuper comfy. And huge. And tacky.
My band friends borrow them all the time so they can just pop off the tops & shove them in a pocket to play their instrument during freezing Minnesota football games =)

here's some better pictures:





Comments & criticism welcomed!! (Are they too tacky/gigantic?? Can you really notice all my screwups?) Thanks for looking!



*edit*

pattern: "sacred & profane convertibles" from book "knit wit" by amy r. singer =)

I <3 this knitting book because the projects are pretty unusual (but also a little bland...) idk
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