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151  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bracelet from clear plastic scarf hanger loop thingie (4 images) on: June 12, 2009 08:16:27 AM
That's a good idea.  They could even be weaved together to make a big cuff.  And you can never have too many scarves  Smiley
152  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bracelet from clear plastic scarf hanger loop thingie (4 images) on: June 11, 2009 09:44:31 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this, but Target sells their lightweight scarves on these clear plastic rings that are the perfect size for a bracelet.  I bought this scarf and set out to make a cool bracelet out of the plastic loop.

I used some rainbow colored cotton yarn.  I just knotted it like I used to make friendship bracelets when I was a kid and secured the knot at the end with some craft glue.
Here are the materials:

Here's the finished product:

Here's an action Shot:

Thanks for looking.  Maybe I'll use ribbon for the next one.  Whadda ya think?
153  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Star Trek Box with Tribble on: February 09, 2009 07:18:01 PM
My mom really likes classic star trek, so I made her this.  I recycled a wooden box I had that was all scratched up.  I sanded off the shelac and painted it with acrylics.  For the tribble I cut the fur trim off a sweater purchased at the thrift store.  Then I hand sewed it and stuffed it with polyfill. 
Here's the top:

Here's the inside:

Here's the tribble:

Here's the whole package:

Thanks for taking a peek.  Comments welcome Smiley
154  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Kitchen rug made of recycled t-shirts on: February 08, 2009 02:14:18 PM
Thanks!  The weaving was really simple.  I just laid the horizontal braids down and put the vertical pieces in one at a time - over, under, with my hands- no special equipment needed because the braids were fairly big.  The hard part was keeping it tight.  I ended up with some gaps.
155  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Jeans pocket remote holder on: February 04, 2009 10:23:24 AM
Thanks for the suggestions  Smiley  I promised my husband it wouldn't look too girly.  Initials are probably a safe bet.
156  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Kitchen rug made of recycled t-shirts on: February 03, 2009 09:35:15 PM
I made this small kitchen rug out of 13 old t-shirts.  I was inspired by this post:

For mine I decided to braid and then weave the braids to make a small rectangle (sort of).  Then I wanted give the edge a more finished look, so I trimmed it with grosgrain ribbon.  I had trouble sewing through the braided t-shirts on my sewing machine, so I used "stitch witchery", that iron on stuff to fuse the t-shirts to the ribbon, then I hand sewed it all the way around.  The only thing I was actually able to use the machine for was finishing the edge of the ribbon so it didn't fray.  It took me a while, but I was really casual about finishing it.  I switched techniques half way through the braiding process.  At first I was making my husband hold the ends while I braided (which annoyed him), then I learned I could sit on the couch and step on the ends with my heel while I braided (which kinda gave me a cramp in the back if I did it for a long time without a break.

In retrospect, I could have made the weave tighter and I could have tried to make the rectangle less lopsided, but that's difficult when using all different textures of t-shirt.  Maybe next time I'll make sure I have all the same kind.

Comments welcome!
157  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / How to swap? on: January 28, 2009 12:34:34 PM
How do I arrange a swap with someone?  I could not find instructions in the help section.
158  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Tangy Country Style Tomato Soup - my own recipe! on: January 28, 2009 10:27:26 AM
This looks really good!  I am psyched to make this one of these cold winter nights.
159  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Polymer Clay/Silver wire rose on: January 14, 2009 10:58:17 AM
I really like the style of this piece.  Very sexy!  Kiss
160  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: The anti-curtain on: January 14, 2009 10:42:18 AM
You are really good!  I wish I could do this in my apartment.  Is the rest of the room ocean-themed?
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