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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bleached Crop Top on: July 05, 2011 11:37:09 AM
Cute! I love floyd and I love crop tops! Here is a tip for you. When I was playing with bleach I would notice that over time the bleach would wear holes into my clothes, even though they had been washed many many times. The bleach still eats it up. So I read that after bleaching douse your project with hydrogen peroxide to stop the bleach. I did it on a pair of jeans and it seemed to work Smiley

Thanks for the tip!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Bleached Crop Top on: June 30, 2011 02:09:51 PM
Thanks! The bleaching was so fun, I ended up cutting the bottom excess into strips and bleaching them too for headbands!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Fixed up Sun Lounger on: June 30, 2011 09:42:54 AM
My dad gave me an old sun lounger that he had lying around and I decided to fix it up and make it new again!

Before:


It had all kind of gouges, no pad, and desperately needed a paint job.

After:


First I took it apart. Then I sanded it down so it was smooth, glued parts together that were wiggling around or broken. After that I put it back together and painted it with some discounted outdoor paint I found at Home Depot for $5. Then I got a pad at Big Lots and it was ready to go!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bleached Crop Top on: June 30, 2011 09:33:08 AM
I've been wanting a crop top but I wasn't able to find any that I liked in the stores so I decided to make my own out of an oversized tshirt that I've been holding onto.



I think it turned out really cute.

Here's the before pic



I also made up a tutorial if anyone's interested

http://30daystothin.tumblr.com/post/7081855001/diy-bleach-dyed-crop-top

Let me know what you think!

[edit]opps I meant to post this in reconstructed clothing, mods feel free to move![/edit]
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cutlery keeps falling at my feet. on: May 27, 2011 07:45:35 AM
I just use the wood that comes to me! Even yew wood is good to use for food purposes despite it's berries being very poisonous, so it never occurred to me other wood might be a problem, I'd better go check it out I think!

The spreader is made of a leylandii branch (which is a bit sticky just under the bark, but ok if you carry on down from there)
The pickle fork is made of horse chestnut.

Once in a blue moon I oil all my wooden spoons etc, so I suspect I'll do that with these too, but I just use olive oil, nothing special. I wash 'em when I've used 'em (in the sink, I don't own a dishwasher) and the flavour doesn't hang around and natural wood has a slight antibacterial property anyway.



Thanks so much for the reply! I love wooden utensils, but they can be expensive. I might have to try this out soon!!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cutlery keeps falling at my feet. on: May 26, 2011 04:05:18 PM
This is so cute! Is there a certain type of wood you're using, or do you think any wood would be okay for something like this?
Also, are you putting any wax or other protector on it so it won't soak up the pickle/olive juice?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One Tiny Stuffie Swap Gallery! (SIGNUP 11/17/10-11/22/10 ; MAIL BY 12/13/10) on: January 27, 2011 08:35:05 AM
Here's the stuffie I got from Antidote! I named him Edward  Cheesy




Thanks Antidote!!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Owl and The Pussycat - free patterns! on: November 18, 2010 02:44:03 PM
Those are both really cute!!! I like the witch/cat combo they look perfect together. Thanks for the patterns. Smiley
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Tiny Stuffie Swap (SIGNUP 11/17/10-11/26/10 ; MAIL BY 12/13/10) on: November 17, 2010 01:11:01 PM
I'm in too and PM sent! I agree about the little deer, it's so adorable!!!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Recon Dog Sweater on: November 16, 2010 04:31:02 PM
That is really sweet! I'm going to knit my 15 year old dog a new sweater soon, it seems like she's always cold.
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