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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Purse of Any Kind Swap Gallery!! on: March 15, 2005 11:07:10 PM
I just wanted to post a picture of the bag that I sent to Chillychick.  I was just so proud of it...it's the most professional thing I've made so far.  Plus it doesn't hurt that it's a Marilyn purse.  I love Marilyn Monroe!!

22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: DIY Maternity Jeans with tutorial on: March 13, 2005 12:03:40 AM
This is absolutely perfect!  Me and my friend, who is 5 months pregnant, were just talking the other day about maternity pants.  She doesn't want to shell out mega bucks for ugly pants, so I told her I would try to figure out how to make some.  I was looking at the store, but they are all so horrible that I didn't want to make any of them!  This is just great!  I can't wait to tell her....she is going to be so psyched!  Thank you!
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: **I'll be the phonograph that plays your favorite albums back** CD Swap! on: February 26, 2005 12:13:46 PM
So for this one, we would only have to make one CD right?
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jewelery out of hardware!! on: February 16, 2005 12:24:10 PM
Well, it's not like I wear them very often...LOL

I am actually in the process of making a matching neckalace and bracelet.  I'm just waiting for my dad to have time to drill the washers.  At least these will be more wearable...
25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jewelery out of hardware!! on: February 16, 2005 12:14:56 AM
Thank you!

This is the first project of mine that I've posted, so you know how that's always a little nerve-racking...
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Jewelery out of hardware!! on: February 15, 2005 11:46:36 PM
So anyways, last year I was in the hardware store with my dad, and as usual I was wandering around the aisles looking for any weird stuff I could find that could possibly have other uses...When I came to the washers.  For some strange reason I love washers!  Strange.  Anyways, I was reminded of some earrings that I had seen on the GirlShop website that I had really liked.  So as a true craftster, I decided to make them myslef.  And for about 150$ cheaper!

So here they are.  I call them my disco earrings...



I bought six washers and then asked my dad to drill the holes in them for me.  (I can just see it, if I tried drilling through metal myself.....let's just say it would be ugly and the drill would kick my butt!).  Then I just used jump rings to attach them together.

I absolutely love these things!  The only problem is that they are EXTREMELY heavy.  It took some practice wearing them before I could actually go out with them.  (Think of them like a new pair of heels you have to break in before you wear them...)  I can wear them out for an evening, but definitely not an everyday earring. 

...Just thought I would share.  Hope you like!
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Picture FRAME swap gallery on: February 15, 2005 11:29:33 PM
My swap partner has already received her frame, but she hasn't posted any pics yet, so I thought I would.

This is the frame I sent to Kuruku.  



I made it out of odd found objects from around the house.  When I started, I wasn't sure about how it would turn out, but by the time I was finished, I had to head right off to the post office, or else I would have kept it!  Oh well, I'll just have to start collecting more stuff to make my very own.
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Loud Sari Fabric skirt and how rude is it to wear white to a wedding?? on: February 15, 2005 03:10:51 PM
Wow...I have never ever thought about whether an outift I'm wearing is conforming to the proper etiquette before.  I've worn all sorts of colours to weddings before.  I guess we're pretty laid back here.  I'm actually in the middle of sewing an outfit to a wedding I'm going to on the weekend.  My cousin, who is also one of my best friends, is getting married.  It's the first wedding I've ever been that I have REALLY cared about.  I actually did have an outift all planned out, but then I found out it was the same colours as her wedding party, so I designed something else.  My mother thought that would be rude.  So now I'm wearing hot pink and black.  Everyone who knows me knows that I would never wear anything that's not at least a bit crazy. 

Also, I totally LOVE the skirt!  I always love looking at Sari fabric, trying to think of something to do with it.  Good job!
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Valentine's Day Acc. Swap <3 on: February 15, 2005 12:09:32 PM
I got my stuff from emerald6 today.  Thank you!  It's absolutely gorgeous!

I got 2 pairs of earrings, and a ring.



Thank you so much!
30  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: my ren fair costume (and other period costumes) on: October 14, 2004 04:35:07 PM
kategirl, I can't beleive the Lady Jane Costume!  That is amazing.  I was so surprised to see it, cause no one ever knows who she is.  I have been studying her for years and trust me, it is not easy, there is so little information avaliable.  Your dress is gorgeous!
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