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21  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / So Cool, But I Have No Idea What To Do With It - Floppy Disks on: January 05, 2011 08:34:53 PM
I was going through storage a while back and I came across a huge box full of colorful floppy disks. I haven't a single clue what to do with them though. They were too cool looking for me to throw away but my mind isn't coming up with any ideas for them. So, what do I do with them? I'd really like to make jewelry or something like that out of them and the only idea google is pulling up is a pencil box, which I have plenty of pencil boxes. So, anybody have any ideas for these obsolete storage devices?
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ghost Purse! on: December 01, 2010 08:45:48 PM


I made this on the sewing machine out of part of the remaining material from a sheet that I turned into curtains and a plain white t-shirt. When I went to sew in the bottom of the bag though, I sewed it on the wrong side and had to have the side seams on the outside. But since I used colorful thread it just made the bag look cooler. Smiley Then I sewed the ghost shape on and used the bag as my trick-or-treat bag this year. Smiley And I'm currently using it as a purse since my actual purse decided to break on me. Sad
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old T-Shirt to New Bag! on: December 01, 2010 08:41:06 PM
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This is a shirt that a friend gave me and it never fit me right so I didn't wear it. Instead, with a few cuts and snips here and there and a little help from the sewing machine (okay, a lot of help), I turned it into a bag. I has the shape of a plastic grocery bag and I use it for my school lunch. I think it give a whole new meaning to "sack lunch". And it's cute. Smiley
24  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tube Tube Tu-Tu! Now Features School Spirit! on: December 01, 2010 08:35:55 PM
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Last year I was hit in the face at a pep rally by a school shirt. It was a large and I'm a tiny girl and I didn't used to go to the school games so I just slept in the shirt for the longest time. This year I joined a group of friends and we went to every football game and we go to all other school team games so I needed a school shirt. So I reconstructed the large shirt and turned it into a cute little tube top strapless shirt with a little frill at the bottom. I got lots of comments on the shirt and it's really cute.

This is a picture of me and my boyfriend's younger brother to kind of show you what the shirt looks like on a body.



And Tribe Squad, we all get a little crazy for school football:

25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Washer Necklace on: November 30, 2010 08:48:38 PM
onescrappinjohnson has an awesome tutorial for these washer necklaces: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329854.0

These are mine:
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I used a different type of Mod Podge than she did and I didn't use the Glossy Accents. Instead of using the Mod Pogde Matte-Mat-Mate and the Glossy Accents, I used Mod Podge Gloss-Lustr-Lustre. I coated it several times before putting the washers on the string. I have no idea why my washers have a flat top, my mom found them in her tool box and gave them to me.

I'm giving these as Christmas gifts to friends and family.
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hello Kitty T-Shirt Reconstruction Pillow on: November 30, 2010 08:35:13 PM

My sister out grew her favorite shirt and didn't want to let it go. So I cut out the Hello Kitty on it and sewed it to heart shaped black material cut outs. I added 3 yo-yo flowers that were made from a Hello Kitty material I found in my aunt's scraps and then sewed up the two heart pieces and let my sister stuff it with cottony love.
27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Green and Red Murloc on: November 30, 2010 08:30:19 PM
feets made a wonderful tutorial for making a Murloc from World of Warcraft: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332320.0





I attempted it and I think it turned out pretty good. I made this for my boyfriend for Christmas and I can't wait to give it to him. He's the one that got me into WoW and I think the Murloc is a great symbol of our relationship. I sewed this little guy by hand and I stuffed him with nothing but scrap materials and love. He's made with clearance fleece from JoAnne's fabrics that I picked up on Black Friday for extra cheap (clearance + 50% off Black Friday sale = tons of fleecy material for Christmas presents for a little over $20).

btw, That's Buzz Lightyear in the background. Cheesy I love my mommy. She brought a giant board with Buzz, Woody and Jesse on it home for me today.
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Yo-Yo Flower Bracelet- Blue on: November 30, 2010 08:17:29 PM

(I used my sister's arm as my model for the picture.)

I hot glued eight small yo-yo flowers to a hair band. I couldn't think of a better thing to hot glue them to. One big mistake I made is that when I traced circles onto the material, I used a red maker. Needless to say, a week later when I was doing dishes, my light blue yo-yo flowers began to get little red poka dots on them.
(I went through a time when I was obsessed with making yo-yo flowers and now I have a walmart bag full of them.)
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reconstructed "Gaga Bow Dress" on: November 30, 2010 07:47:34 PM
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I hate pictures of myself so I set a timer on my camera and this is the result, me looking like I'm walking like a dinosaur. But this was the best picture of the dress. And it looks kind of blue-ish in the picture but it's actually black. The effect I used when I edited the picture (I hate raw, natural pictures for the most part) caused it to have a blue-ish tint on the dress.

This is the product of reconstructing cheap ugly thrift store clothes. I made this dress from a plain black XXL shirt and a pair of ugly silky black pants. I used it as part of my Lady Gaga costume for Halloween 2010. I don't think the costume as a whole turned out great but I love the dress. Tell me what you think.
(Also, I'm super proud of myself with this dress because it was the first thing I EVER made on a sewing machine. I taught myself how to use a sewing machine by making this dress.)
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