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'.)
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! :-)
So, I found this drawer. It's a great drawer. Plain, wooden, sturdy. About 20" long, 10" across, 8" deep. I was thinking I could use it to keep stuff under my bed, but does anyone have any other ideas? Ideas for potential decorations would also be appreciated (though it's pretty cool the way it is).