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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / a hero's apron on: December 16, 2006 05:55:41 AM
Here's the story:my boyfriend's sister and her boyfriend(Kim and Steve) decided that they wanted to make funnel cakes. They knew that the temperature had to be hot, but their mistake was to try and make it boil. Bad Move! anyways the result was scorched and scornful oil, bellowing smoke and flame. (really, it did burst into flame a couple times) Anyways, Kim and Steve did not know what to do, but Brian (my brave boyfriend) was smart enough to run that pot outside. For that he shall always be remembered as a hero.

***Brian, if you have dared to read this far, STOP!***

for Christmas, i made him a "manly" apron, because he's gotten into cooking, and on one of the pockets, to commemorate his bravery, i have embroidered a flaming pot. (the basic idea for the pot came from Sublime Stitching btw)
here's a picture or two:


12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Local band's t-shirt now fits me on: November 25, 2006 04:47:47 PM
don't you hate it when you go to a show and they are totally sold out of your size?
i think that my solution is a pretty good one though- and i got to use some of my leftover scraps of b/w striped fabric too.


i also want to give the guys in the band credit- they designed and screen printed all their own shirts!

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i'm happy to wear the ideas of others (lots of pics- i'm sorry). on: November 25, 2006 04:43:41 PM
i use tutorals all the time and i know you do too. i wanted to present my hard work but i promice to give credit where it is deserved.


(shows the t-shirt that i stole from my boy and the sleeves-nice and long like i like)

(attempts to show the length of the shirt- I'm pretty tall)

this basic idea runs rampent in the DIY circles- check http://www.whatthecraft.com/ or http://www.crafterbynite.com/home.html for those who rock it)


(i thought the little neck indent was a nice touch & it was my idea!)

(again- nice and long. it was once just a lowly short green shirt)




(same thing even if you can hardly see the arms- sorry)

i got this idea at http://www.ohmystars.net/ - it's really handy in adding length to too-short shirts and having more than just short sleeve shirts during the fall/winter.


This one is inspired by the almighty Karen O and i used it as part of a haloween costume.


one more now:

(ok, now i might have to break my promice- i believe i found the inspiration for this shirt at urban outfitters but i can't prove that with a picture. anyways, my point is that i found inspiration in a store)

well thank you for looking! i hope maybe i can inspire you like others have inspired me.
(these are all recons... by the way)
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i couldn't let them go.. and now i don't have to (now w/ tut) on: November 25, 2006 04:09:30 PM
once upon a time, there was a girl with a magnificently soft black shirt. It couldn't get any better... except one thing- the girl was very tall and the shirt was petite (more of a belly shirt actually). she kept it in her fabric bin for a long time until a sketch in her journal inspired her to use that shirt! here's the happy ever after:


i'd love to hear what you think. (i've got a few doubts but in general i love it.)

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Couture Lunchbox? maybe so on: November 09, 2006 07:34:41 PM
once apon a time, this was a $4 metal lunchbox i got in Canada but it was bright blue and had cartoon bears standing on flowery ledges in front of Niagra Falls. My boy viciously made fun of it everytime he saw it and so i decided to cover it. I used magazines, newspaper, and Mod Podge(stuff of wonder!) It's been a while so it's got some wear and tear, so please forgive that.





All the newspaper is food reviews - and i made a point of not showing anyone's eyes. i love it and get compliments on it all the time... even if i am a college student carying around a lunch box. i'm also a vegetarian and it's hard to get a good lunch at a place that thinks that all vegetarians eat fish! (i've never even liked fish!)
 
(if i was one of those certified Couture houses in paris... Then I could really claim this was couture- but i'd say it is a proper art project.)
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Montage Palate Shirt/ Puzzle Shirt (4 pics) on: November 09, 2006 07:28:20 PM
i've been working on this for a while- i was working on an art project a while back where we were supposed to use a palate of either cool or warm colors and i thought it'd be interesting to apply the same idea to a shirt. also, to use pieces of other shirts/ fabric and sort of piece the shirt together like a puzzle.
comments appreciated. (i'm seriously thinking about starting some sort of handmade clothes business so also constructive criticism/good comments on my ideas/ability/talent are wecome)






it's not been washed yet so it's wrinkly but it'll fit really nicely when it's washed!
thanks
17  Ohio / Ohio: Northeast / does anyone do couture in Cleveland? on: November 02, 2006 11:29:13 AM
Now, don't take this wrong, but after watching Project Runway i don't know if i like how it seems like Ohioans can't design clothes without rosettes all over them. i was wondering about "proper" fashion designers here in Ohio, specifically Cleveland. I read in Scene magazine about the Cleveland fashion week a while ago and was wondering (because i stupidly lost the issue to either a pair of scissors or the recycling bin) who was in it, so i can see their stuff. (My agenda behind this is a possible interst in fashion design) i especally love custom (couture) stuff. one of a kind is always the best.
any info is appreciated.
Thanks!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Apeasement of the Computer gods on: March 11, 2006 10:44:26 AM
in relation to "the crash" (read about it here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84087.0  )

Leah says they like handcrafted items- specifically macaroni necklaces and anything made from popsicle sticks.

What hurt could it do? let's see those sacrifices.

... and if you do decide they gods like burnt sacrifices... please don't hurt anyone, especally yourself.
but in case you do- go ahead and report them here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14364.0

19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentines Day "Picture book" (CAUTION image heavy!) on: February 02, 2006 04:19:02 AM
Quote from: the littlest ninja on January 09, 2006 05:49:18 PM
Okay, I haven't actually done this, but I thought this would be a neat thing to do.

Go to a public place (grocery store, park, school etc.) with one letter per one piece of paper to spell out "I love you *name*" or whatever message you want, photograph a stranger holding one sheet for each sheet (except maybe the last one, with a heart or "!" or something as you, and then get the photos developed or printed, and put them in a little book (in order) and decorate it.


i did it- but with myself dressed up in a diffrent "costume" every time. my sister helped me take the pictures. (my mother thought one was a bit risqu, but w/e it's not for her) 
brief summery:
-I was in a dress that he really likes for the I
-I was "sleeping" in some boxer shorts that we have a joke about and with a pillow he got me for christmas for L
-I was dressed up "orental" for the 1st O (he says asians are really hot) (and that i have asian hair)
-For V I was dressed up in scrubs because of a joke we have (the punch line is " I want THAT Doctor")
-In E I was a "rock star"- he's in a band and i'm sort of in the band (guest vocals) (my mom thought this was risqu)
-For Y I am a doll- a very cute one at that. i get random compulsions to dress up to go into public- this is my fav.
-For the 2nd O i am "at the office" with a mug that they were giving away at the mayor of cleveland's ball
-For U, I am dressed up all warm in a coat and such- it's cold up here and he likes it that way

take a look:

I




Love



You (him- Brian)
20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pop bottle lamp on: January 29, 2006 03:45:45 PM
This is was made from a bottle of orange pop that i got at world market (lovely place!). my mother helped me drill the whole for the chord and helped me assemble it. wonderful isn't it? it looks great in my vintage- decorated room.


i love the label- it's so... cool (for lack of a better word)
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