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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From a bottle to ribbon covered bangles.. a hybrid of two tutes :) (Img obese) on: January 22, 2009 07:03:59 PM

A few days ago I stumbled upon these two post



So these are kind of a mixture of both ideas. Smiley
Made from a plastic water bottle, quilt badding, a glue gun and some ribbon. 

So this one is possibly my fav. red polka dots..need I say more? Smiley

For this one I made a little bow and glued it on.

On this one I first wrapped it with white ribbon, and then went over it with this pink lace. Wink
The  blue ones did not take a great pic on the table so I went with a  white background haha..
anyway I wrapped these in a thin blue ribbon Smiley

and.. me wearing the Lacey pink one

2  COOKING / Dessert / (Better than a )Hostess Cupcake! [With Recipe] on: January 15, 2009 08:04:13 PM
Hey guys!

I got a craving for cupcakes the other day and decided to go all out, and use my moms recipe for filled cupcakes!

Here is the Recipe

For Batter

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
2-3 Medium Eggs
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 Cup Mayonnaise
6 TBS Cocoa Powder 
Pinch of salt
1 Cup Cold Water

-Mix all ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
-Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes ( Makes 24-36 Cupcakes)

For Filling

1 Cup Milk
4 TBS flour
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Cup Vegetable shortening
1 Cup Granulated Sugar 

-Combine milk and flour, cook over low flame until thick and smooth.
-Add vanilla and let cool completely.
-In an electric mixer cream  sugar and shortening. Beat until no sugar crystals remain (usually 10 minutes).
-Add milk and flour mixture, beat an additional 10 minutes.
-Using a number 7 or 8 decorating tip, insert filling into top of cooled cupcakes, until they puff up in size.
- Frost & enjoy!

Pic..After they have been filled

** For "Hostess" cupcakes

Melt chocolate frosting into bowl, dip tops into the frosting to cover them with a nice thick glaze. Once the frosting has set, take white frosting and fill a sandwich bag and make small swirls on top. I recommend practicing a bit on a plate or some wax paper before starting the first cupcake.

Ok, hope you have fun making them and enjoy eating them!!!! Let me know how they come out for you, and I'd love to see pictures if you make some!

Comments  welcome Smiley

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / "I make stuff up" T-shirt to Hoodie on: December 10, 2008 02:30:01 PM
I found this T-shirt on a good will .99 cent sale. I thought it was cute, but it was a bit short for me. So I decided to make it into a hoodie!!! I added a bow to one of the shoulders, and a bow on the hood for detail. I also made little holes on the sleeve so I could stick my thumb through ( I'm not sure what you call those lol)  Grin
Let me know what you think! Smiley

4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / *~* Wonder Woman! *~* on: November 05, 2008 07:32:27 PM
My friends and I went as super heroes this year, so I decided to be Wonder Woman.
I had tons of fun making my costume!

My inspiration

Haha XD

The boots

Close up on skirt

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / blue, yellow, and bows! (Inspired by music_in_threads) on: October 07, 2008 09:33:51 PM
After seeing this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270964.0.
 I was inspired to create the following shirt... Thanks music_in_threads!!!

The t shirt is  American eagle, but I got it from goodwill on a .99 cent sale, It reads "Sunny Hill Modeling Inc. look brighter with us"

This one was also acquired from goodwill for .99 cents, it's just a yellow Cami.


there's no going back now..

The front

The back

Bow detail

Close up of the side

Comments are enjoyed!!  Grin

6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / ___ Sarah Palin Tank____ on: October 06, 2008 09:24:58 PM
 Grin I made this tank top to wear to a rally. I just cut a stencil using some letters I printed out from the computer, and a picture of lips I cut out, then I spray painted it. I made it really quickly right before we left for the rally, it took less than 15 mins. 

Just wanted to add.
I don't know how it will fair in the wash yet..Because the rally was yesterday.. Does anyone know how spray paint holds up to washing?  Anyway it served its purpose very well! Smiley

Please no political comments
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bleach + scissors + thread = great results! on: September 21, 2008 11:27:03 AM
this is my first post here Cheesy

I had this shirt that was picked up at the thrift store, it didn't really

So I took bleach to it! Then I cut the sleeves, and the neckline. And added some stitching details!

Then I had this black shirt, it was kind of faded, I never wore it

So I used a bleach pen to draw a smiley face on it.


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