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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Movie-In-A-Box Swap [signup:Jul 4-Jul 14] on: July 15, 2009 02:09:51 PM
Oh My Gosh! I'm chomping at the bit to get started! Buut, I'm leaving my cushy internet for a tiny vacation starting in approximately 20 minutes. I will be back Tuesday so I'm going to be off to a late start but I promise to whoever my partner turns out to be I will work diligently to make up the difference!
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Movie-In-A-Box Swap [signup:Jul 4-Jul 14] on: July 14, 2009 04:31:09 AM
Haha, I used to consider myself a horror film fan when I was a little girl... but somehow when I hit "adulthood" scary movies started to give me fits in the middle of the night.
I still really adore the old horror stuff though, I they just figured out how to get me recently.
13  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Movie-In-A-Box Swap [signup:Jul 4-Jul 14] on: July 13, 2009 07:11:53 AM
I'm pretty excited and nervous for my partner!
It just occured to me after reading the comments that my movies are probably a little weird/outdated. I hope my partner doesn't stab me for it  Undecided
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Movie-In-A-Box Swap [signup:Jul 4-Jul 14] on: July 09, 2009 08:56:31 AM
Sent in my info Smiley
I'm not sure if I even qualify since this would be my first swap, but if I do I'm super excited to get started!!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Reanimated Ugly Skirt on: July 09, 2009 07:23:05 AM
Sorry I haven't checked this post since forever!  I didn't really have a plan to start since I just wanted to get that hideous skirt out of the way or wearable, lol. But I will do the best I can in explaining my process.

First I cut two large squares (The height of the fabric was my measurement) and I folded them in half for corner to corner to make a triangle.
Then I folded them in half corner to corner again and hacked off the top (which would be the middle of the fabric) to 1/4 of my hip measurement.
Pin those two pieces together with the points alternating and sew together.
Then I chopped a pair of jeans right above the crotch area and pinned and sewed the same way I did the skirt part.

Sorry again that I didn't get on and post this sooner! And that the description is way fuzzy. 
I found this tutorial online that gives a clearer description of handkerchief skirts and how to assemble.
http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/handkerchief-skirt/
16  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #41 - The Incredible Edible Challenge - Due Aug 1 - Aug 5 2009 on: July 01, 2009 01:36:16 PM
Ooooh!!  This just sparked a big lightbulb for me! I think I might actually lend myself to this challenge  Grin
17  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Rider (Fate/Stay Night) cosplay! on: June 04, 2009 01:07:53 PM
AMAZING! I wanted to make a Rider costume too but I didn't think I would do it justice.  Your mom did a super awesome job and you wear it really well!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: My body is wonderful-craftalong on: March 24, 2009 01:26:06 PM
The shrine is beautiful! I think it expresses well what a lot of us feel. 

I can't wait to see what other crafts people come up with!

I don't know if it's too early to move onto my thighs, but I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do Smiley
Not an exact idea of what it is going to be, but I want whatever I do for my thighs to feature an okapi. http://www.hedonistic.org/animimag/okapi.htm

Good luck to everyone crafting along! I can't wait to see the results Smiley.
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / I'd Prefer to Sleep in a Hollywood Bed (or couch) on: March 24, 2009 07:15:21 AM
I was really inspired by the craft your favorite song challenge of last month but didn't get my crafty mojo going till last night, but I liked the idea it gave me so much that I went ahead and used that crafty mojo to make me some pillows based off of one of my all time favorite songs.

End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story by The Dears
http://www.imeem.com/mannyb/music/_YU5XZv6/the-dears-end-of-a-hollywood-bedtime-story/

There is a line toward the end where he says
"This is how our world must fall apart,
No sewing kits tomend our broken hearts"

At first I thought of going all litteral and making a sewing kit that was heart shaped but split down the middle, but decided that was a little impractical for now.

So I made myself some pillows to go with the Hollywood Bed theme.

(Please please please, excuse the horrible grainy cameraphone pictures!)


20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reanimated Ugly Skirt on: March 24, 2009 05:04:32 AM

For some reason, when my friends and family want to get rid of clothes they don't like anymore they usually end up in my closet.
It got to the point where I could no longer find any clothes I wanted to wear for all the clothes other people didn't. 
So I started to hack and sew my way through this nightmare by turning them into something more manageable.

This is my first set of projects from this madness.

The ugly hippie skirt.


It was too big to actually hang on a hanger, so it was laying across my old easel that has been out of commission for months, languishing under laundry.   When I wore this special skirt it made my hips look at least 6 sizes bigger than they actually were, plus it was a big burden to move around in and it had two huge rips (the reason my mom gave it to me).

I cut off the waistband and the fabric sprung forth and stretched on for what seemed like miles.  So without really having a plan I started cutting squares and circles and pinning them together. 
I came out with an ultra skimpy hankerchief skirt that was going to be doomed to lay in my closet for the rest of it's life.

Discouraged I went to bed thinking of ways I could a) lengthen it so that I would actually wear it and b) fasten it about my waist. 

When I awoke that morning I had the perfect plan!  I headed straight back to the closet and hacked the legs off of some tattered jeans and...

Tada!
Something I would actually wear!

Here is a closeup of the hangy points (and some potting soil, and my puppy dog who is in dire need of some bathing)

But I wasn't done there, I got an idea while I was in Jo-Ann's a while back for some froufy pants. 
They really didn't turn out like I planned but that is partly due to the fact that I didn't use the right jeans...
I still like the result ok, not as much as the skirt, but still wearable.
I couldn't get a good picture because we were indoors and my fiance gives up if he can't get the lighting right the first time. 
So here is my best effort to take pictures of my legs myself...




Thank you for looking. Smiley
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