my stepdaughter moved to TX for the next year to live with her mom. i started getting into stencilling shirts again and i found 3 shirts on clearance at target ($2.50 each) and decided to make her some:
she is a huge miyazaki fan and loves all his films. i found this stencil of the kodama from princess mononoke and it made a cute shirt...
she has a thing for small plastic army men... and when i found this stencil i knew i had to do this. the paint is a lavender. my flash was highly uncooperative today.
and of course... we're from jersey so... i HAD to do this. she probably won't wear it, but i love it.
i wanted to do more, but wasn't happy with the other color shirts i found so she'll have to wait... although at some point, a totoro shirt will be done!
i made my daughter a dress for graduation out of a stretchy material and put bias tape across the top. it looks beautiful, but as she puts it on and takes it off, the tape starts to look distorted. is there a way to fix this?
(btw- the straps look crooked i realize afterwards. she put it on crooked when i took that picture LOL)
but here is the problem:
see how it stretches out? is there a good way to fix that?
since i haven't seen it anywhere, at least not that i've noticed... where would you buy thick foam padding to make a cushion from.. like for a bench? does joanns or michaels have it maybe? i have this thick wooden coffee table we're going to make into a bench, but it needs a cushion.
my mother in law recently emailed me. her work is having a charity auction. all items should be homemade so she asked me if i might want to make something... i decided to put together a totebag/purse. it's rather simple. i didn't want to try anything majorly fancy and mess it up! i love how bright these fabrics are and with spring coming, hopefully it'll do well for them.
i absolutely fell in love with the idea of the 52 reasons book out of a deck of cards. i decided that, though it's not original, it was a cute idea and i figured my husband of 10 1/2 yrs might like to hear these things. so i put together my own book.. i'm posting a pic of the cover, and a pic of 1 page that i found the funniest. each page is different color and font.
i finally got around to making the hobo bag i wanted to make http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=125025.0. i'm not 100% happy with it, only because my straps are a little wonky. i think when i got towards the body, it slipped and they go a little uneven. and i'm still not 100% sure i like the yellow lining, but it's ok.
and the following two are my favorite zipper pouches i've made. i love the blue one and i love the buttons on it. the white one(and the lining) is made from two fabric napkins i got at target.
when my daughter saw the zipper pouch i made, she gave me some pieces from a hoodie she took apart to do a revamp with (she's going to sew stripes on another shirt, i'll post pics when she's done), and asked me to make one.
it's a little off, because the material is stretchy, but it's cute. she picked out a good lining, too.