But being without the money for iron on transfer paper, and learning somewhere on here that Sharpie and crayon can be set with an iron, I took my mom's light box and a print out of the pic and went to work tracing!
So I wandered onto the lovely stenciling board one day, saw how cool it was and how many possibilities were now spread open before me, and I just had to try it. But what to stencil....? Enter the wonders of homestarrunner.com and the ever fabulous Teen Girl Squad. Add the fact that my boyfriend is a nerd, and we get the following:
That's right, my boyfriend is now in possession of his very own Sci-Fi Greg stenciled t-shirt. Which he has indeed worn in public.
(A slight explanation of Sci-Fi Greg: http://homestarrunner.com/tgs9.html When it says "it's over!", click the 'o'.)
I just got my Back to School stuff from BadKittyUSA33! I'm so impressed. She found argyle for me!
I got an argyle spiral notebook (the inside covers are all decorated with stickers!), some mini highlighters, a whole bunch of personalized pencils, and the best part, a completely awesome pencil pouch made out of argyle socks, and another pair for me to wear! Yay!!
Earlier this summer I decided that I wanted to try out crewel embroidery. So I found a cute little kit at the Salvation Army and proceeded to make it. When I was finished, I thought "Well that's nice. Now what?" So I decided to turn it into a purse, which, btw, I'm rather proud of.
It's lined and closes with a snap.
I was going to keep it, but then I decided that I don't need another bag, and I have to support my crafting habit somehow. I will miss it.
No, your eyes do not deceive you. You are looking at Teen Girl Squad tea towels. I've been very interested in embroidery lately (mostly as a way to justify watching television), and this is my first real project. Ta da!
As one can plainly see, this is actually a red t-shirt that has been cut up and painted on, but when I go to my local Barnes & Noble Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince release party a couple weeks from now, it will most definitely be my Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans costume. Because let's face it, I'm 20 years old, and dressing up in a black robe and carrying a wand just ain't doing it for me anymore.
I cut off the sleeves, collar, and hem. Then I cut holes in around the neck and strung gold ribbon through them to make a drawstring. The bottom was fringed and gold beads added. The design is just fabric paint that I freehanded (!!! -- I cannot draw at all, and it's a miracle that it turned out so well).
I am so ready for this party, and I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!
So I have this friend. She only wears skirts. Seriously. I've seen her in pants once. And in the winter, she gets the biggest kick out of wearing a petticoat (that she made) under her skirts (that she made). She says it makes her feel pretty and feminine. Well, I've been wearing skirts more often myself, and when I saw this white circular tablecloth at a garage sale for 50 cents, I thought it looked like it should be a petticoat, and that maybe I should see what this whole petticoat thing is all about.
It has a zipper and biased tape for the waistband. The trim was already on the bottom. As you can see here, it has a band all the way around 5 inches from the bottom. I love the way it looks, but it's there because it was too long at first. :-)
I've worn it under a demin skirt (my first sewing project from a pattern that I ever completed). And it's true! It makes me feel lovely and feminine, and I just want to walk around in it all day long! :-)