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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recon purple top, with bows and ribbon on: November 15, 2006 08:02:50 AM
So, what do you do when you're 3000+ words behind on your Nano novel? Recon a purple t-shirt, of course!

My mum gave this to me, but it was several sizes too large. What it looked like before:



What it looks like now:






It doesn't gape so much in real life, I was just standing strangely to try and get the photographs. The top underneath is just a tanktop - I didn't have any clean plain white ones, so I put on one with a message for the photo. Anything can be worn underneath - or it could be worn without anything underneath! Mind you, not too sure that I would!
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Bound Book - with penguins! on: July 11, 2006 03:39:48 PM
It's A5 size, and I luffs it dearly. I bound it with coptic binding, and the cover is from wrapping paper that I was given for Christmas! I was given a Lush gift-box, and fell in love with the penguin wrapping paper and knew that I had to reuse it.







What do you think?
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Various Stencils - Batman, Shaun the Sheep and Romeo on: July 11, 2006 03:32:52 PM
I found the stencil for the Shaun the Sheep t-shirt somewhere here on Craftster. I'm so sorry, I can't find it now! But I love the way it came out.



This Batman symbol, I believe, came from Stencilry. It did come out a bit uneven, though, so I'm not best pleased with it.



This is a stencil of L de C, from Romeo and Juliet. I added a quote from the play next to it - the stencil is on a small clutch bag, which I like, and also made myself. The buttons on the back are zwoopy, but I'm afraid I don't have a photograph of them. The stencil was made by dark X rouge (see below! XD)



What do you think?
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Robbie the Robot - Now in Felt! on: July 11, 2006 03:25:46 PM
This is the felt robot that I made for my mum. I called him Robert, because, y'know, Robbie Robot just sounds amusing. He is five inches high, and will sit on any surface, with his feet dangling down!

They're not the best photos, so bear with me XD





5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Socks! (slightly img heavy) on: July 10, 2006 06:29:48 AM
I'm really pleased with myself - I finally conquered my fear of DPNs and made socks - and it really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Turning the heel was really easy, and the only thing that I had a little trouble with was picking up stitches - but only because I'd never done that before.

I've only been knitting for five or six months, so there are a few mistakes in everything I knit - but I think that if you don't try things, how will you know if you can do it or not? I used self-faire isleing yarn (obviously there is a proper name for this XD), and I can't decide if I like the pattern that it makes up or not.

I messed around with the pattern from the Socks 101 tutorial (http://www.royea.net/sockdemo1.html), and this is what I came up with:









I'd love feedback!
6  COOKING / Dessert / Caterpillar Birthday Cake on: November 05, 2005 06:37:16 AM
Admittedly, I did not make this birthday cake, my mum did. She covered the cake with chocolate sprinkles, and the legs are mini chocolate fingers. The grass and other insects were made out of left over roll-on icing.







It's for my eleven year old sister's birthday party, which is today!

My Mum would love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Furry furry bag of coolness - slightly IMG heavy on: July 25, 2005 03:22:29 PM
*pats bag*

I love it. It's so ... furry and cool.

This is the outside of the bag:





This is a close up of the strap, to close it:



And here are two bad pictures of the inside and the pockets:





Please tell me what you think. It's the first bag that I made.

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Huzzah! It's a dino hoodie! on: June 14, 2005 04:58:20 AM
After countless articles and highlights in the British media denouncing young people who wear hoodies as evil, murderous hooligans I decided that I must immediatly get hold of a hoodie, and start my denounceing steretypes deely that I do.

So my Mum gave me an old Bhs (I believe) zip up hooded cardigan that was size 14. First problem: I'm a size 8. So I resized the hoodie, and thus it came to fit.

Then I thought that it looked a bit boring and after spying two dinosour hoodies in this forum, I thought: aha! So, following hoodie is inspired by those two. I thank the creaters muchly.

Here is a bad picture of the entire hoodie:



Close up on the spikes:



And close up on the embroidery on the pocket. Inspired by illustration in an old childrens book of a dinosour clutching an aeroplane. (Yes, it's an aeroplane, not a bird. Hush.) This is my first ever embroidery, after I decided I should work out how to do it. Am ordering the Stitch-It-Kit and I saw an example of this type of stich on Jenny Hart's website. So, I drew the picture and stiched. I don't think it's that bad for a first go, when it was a teach yourself, so hopefully I'll get better when I get the kit.



You can't really see the embroidery very well, so I'll try and get another photo.

Feedback please!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pretty Purple Top on: May 31, 2005 07:44:02 AM
I was getting so bored revising for my Biology GCSE I decided to make a top instead. And so, I found some purple knit-type fabric and thought: oooh, I can make a top similar to one seen in shop the other day.

So I did.

Basically, it was very simple. I created a tube for around my body which stopped by the armpits. Then did a thiner longer tube to go around my shoulders and sewed the two together. Important thing to remember is to leave room for arm holes - we don't all have stick arms! It's worth hemming and trying on to see if there is enough room for your arms.

And without further ado, pictures!



Sorry about the camera flash and that, also the bizarre expresion on face - was half blinded by flash!

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First Stenciled Top! on: May 31, 2005 04:24:59 AM
Yesterday I was feeling all down and depressed because no one in the UK seems to stock a Harry Potter Slytherin tie. (Incidentally, if anyone knows where I can buy one!) So I decided I'd try some stencilling.

We had some fabric paints left over from my little sisters birthday party so I kidnapped them and made this:



Not sure the picture will come out alright, so here is the link:

http://photobucket.com/albums/y90/maddie_longbottom/?action=view&current=Picture244.jpg

What do you think?
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