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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / kaftan, jeans and dress on: December 12, 2006 02:02:40 AM
hey kids!
its been a while, and because i had my wisdom teeth out i now have plenty of time on my hands... so why not show you guys what i've been up to... just did a big post in the sewing section... now im doing my reconned stuff - oh its all so fun!
here are a few of my little fellas...

this was originally this really ugly long kaftan my mum bought at an opshop a few years ago for a dress up party - i loved it a little bit too much - the embroidery that is... so i pinned it ready to go... only just finished sewing the other day... definately enjoy it

now these were the ugliest pants ever... like fold up denim pedalpusher style... so i skinnied them down and bleached them and defaced them a wee bit - you can see the original colour on the missing pocket bits... definately time consuming with the bleach.. but fun

ahhh my most favourite of all! this dress was originally a dress... that was not so flattering... but still good fun - i ended up cutting the top off and turning it into a skirt... and then i had some left over fabric... so a few years later (now) i used the leftovers to turn it into a fun dress... now i want to have its babies

guess what... i like comments! Cheesy

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / patches, spots, bamboo, 80's and seersucker [morbidly image obese] on: December 12, 2006 01:42:25 AM
it has been a VERY long time since i've made any movements around here
so i thought i'd post what i have managed to conjure up over the past few months...
there will be many a picture here kids...

ok.. so this was originally a dress... turned out pretty bad.. i enjoy the straps though!

now technically a re-con... i patched up my jeans as the holes were rather annoying... making the jeans unwearable for a modest mouse such as myself

this one i made from old curtain fabric i bought at a retro fabric shop - its earnt its place in my wardrobe for sure

my most favourite creation ever i think... didnt take too long and satisfied the biggest creative urge - just imagine that button is there.. it fell off

this was the biggest stuff-up of my life! was supposed to be a swishy high waisted skirt thing but i completely went nuts... trying to wing it sometimes doesnt always work - but it turned out ok in the end! i now have a fun top to wear out - fabric came from an op-shop

i enjoy comments you know... Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / easy dress! - easy-peasy even... + tute-esque thing on pg 2 on: May 09, 2006 06:35:39 AM
hey guys, its been a while since ive gotten the motivation to post my creations on this here site - mainly because your creations really are wow-ing me!... and im lazy...
but here it is, the dress that was the easiest thing ever - and the funnest thing to wear out, especially with coloured stockings and bright blue pointy flats... yay!

take a look and tell me what you reckon... or not!?

strap - hand plaited too!

blurry side shot... you can see my 'teal' stockings! i love em

and closer front-ish shot...

sorry about the HORRIBLE picture quality, camera is bad at night, i dont have a steady hand, i had to downsize the image quality then consequently couldnt fit all the images i wanted to... but you get the idea.. i hope!

thanks dudes!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / MY HAT! first hat of my life and i think im in looove! + TUTE! on: September 30, 2005 11:55:50 PM
hey guys, i totally saw the coolest things on this website today... www.myti.com.au

so i decided, why not use this fabric ive had for ages and make one!
so i did, and i love it.. here is some pics.. actually HEAPS of pics...

its sOOO simple, it just ties at the back.. i love it.. ill be wearing it all summer! (im in aussie so its almost summer!)
tell me what you guys reckon, PLEEASSEE!?! Cheesy

heres a brief little paint tute i did, if you cant understand it let me know.. its pretty simple!

ok ive done the tute.. but its like TINY and i dont know how to fix it and im REALLY ANNOYED! if your desperate i can like email you the image or something...

thanks guys!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / hobo-like bag-thingy which holds stuff... on: September 23, 2005 11:07:35 PM
i made this bag ages ago and took photos and uploaded them and everything, but i never actually posted them.. so i am now

i kind of used a mixture of tutes and that wild things program to make this bag - i enjoy it a bit, i havent used it much... mostly because i need a bigger bag for uni, but i have taken it to the movies a few times i think

its nothing special.. but it was my first ever bag so i feel somewhat proud...

thats a closer shot - i COMPLETELY stuffed up the bottom... but oh well, ill live with it

thats the inside.. nothing special except for the dots! i LOVE the dots!

thats the button that "KIND OF" functions to keep it together so pick-pockets cant help themselves to my goodies...

and thats the button on the strap - i was going to have it like as a tie up one.. but it was too short... so the button works pretty well.. if i ever want it shorter i can still do that too!

thanks for looking, let me know what you reckon  Smiley
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / zimmermann beads UPDATE: i made them! so EASY! + mini tute (pic heavy) on: September 15, 2005 06:34:23 AM

hey anyone here seen the latest zimmermann collection at aussie fashion week?
they made them for the show only, but i saw like a kind of close up shot of them in STYD (shop till you drop) magazine like a few months ago and they look really simple...
i was just wondering if anyone has attempted this, it looks like they have covered the beads in the fabric of the outfit and like separated it with different beads... its actually sounding very confusing but if you check this site out, http://www.zimmermannwear.com/ and go to the 'clothing' section, you will be able to see the beads i'm talking about... i might draw a picture to get across my message....

cos see ive made myself an outfit for the melbourne cup (aussies will know what im on about) and i was thinking of making some crazy beads with this awesome fabric i have leftover... let me know if you guys understand what i mean and if you think it would be achievable...
do you think the inside beads should be wooden? im just not sure if it would be light enough... ill have to muck around and give it ago..
id love to hear back from you jewellery making professionals out there.. hahah i.e. myself not ever having made jewellery before... but this idea has really stuck with me...
id love to hear back!

Ok so i never got around to scanning the images of them in the magazine, but its ok ive got something WAY better! i MADE them! and i think im in love, im planning to wear them to the melbourne cup, oh i love them so much, the funnest things ive ever done and SO SO SO EASY!

Ok heres some pictures of them:

^ thats a close up of the beads, i had about 60 wooden beads with some leftover when i made this

^ closeup of the bead i had that the fabric went through... if that makes sense...

^ theres a shot of them, i had to make it way smaller cos the file size was like still huge if i included all of them

^ another shot of them

^ thats a closeup of the fabric section i use to join the necklace together at the end.. that was like the hardest bit
very fiddly

^ hanging on the doorknob

Ok so going from the image that i did at the very beginning about these beads, what i ended up doing was sewing a thin tube of fabric (seam on the inside) that would fit the largest wooden beads - make sure its as long as you want the necklace to be.. maybe a bit longer. Then i threaded the fabric tube through the golden bead. That was the beginning, then you put the wooden bead INSIDE the tube and push it all the way down. Next you thread the tube through another golden bead, then you put another wooden one inside, etc. etc. etc. its VERY EASY!

When I came to joining it together i struggled a bit cos i didnt REALLY know what i was doing... what i ended up doing was getting another bit of fabric without a bead inside.. it was a bit tricky for me to get the machine around it with a bead in there.. but if you were not as lazy as me you'd be able to hand-stitch it no worries. so you put the tube inside this other tube of fabric with the cover up beads threaded on, then you sew it up and slide the cover up beads across over the sewed section.. and your done! coolest beads ever.. i really do love these things

ok, if that was a bit difficult to understand, let me know.. ive never really done tutes, and i dont know if that qualifies as one.. but yeh...

hope you like my beads as much as i do!!  Grin
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / sad scarf attempt... UPDATE!: problem solved!?.. i think on: July 13, 2005 01:38:29 AM
i was new to knitting when i started this sad attempt at a scarf... now two years later, im a bit more experienced and have nothing to do with this bit of knitting that i never finished... any ideas? its almost 30cm by 30cm (just a bit wider) - please ignore the ugly ugly ugly combination of colours - i DONT know WHAT i was thinking!

ive started another scarf... its looking a bit more promising than this,
i appreciate your comments!


ok so all your ideas were like fantastic, yet my mind kind of just, i dunno didn't take to any of them, and eventually this popped into my head.. i think i was mucking around and thought, hey maybe this would work - its probably the worst possible thing i could do with the knitting in comparison to your logical and way better ideas, but i thought i better post what i did and just see what you reckon...

i turned it into like a top, somehow weaving the back together with bits of leftover wool in a corset like way...

^ that's the front, ha you can tell how much ive stretched it.. poor cheap wool is struggling to stay together!

the back -- dodgy attempt at bringing it together!.. man its hahah.. its shocking!

the back again...

and thats a crazy twisted side shot

hahah let me know what you reckon, if its a BIG mistake and if i should have listened to you guys! haha

8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / . on: July 11, 2005 06:49:14 PM
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / scarf/smock/top/thing/...? on: July 11, 2005 06:45:31 PM
heres i top i finished off a few days ago...
i've had this scarf lying around for ages and when i saw this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18063.0 tute i decided it was the perfect moment to use it for something worthwhile, the result...
my first ever top!
i feel happy/proud

thats the front

thats the back

(i already posted this, but i needed to vent my proudness again...)

let me know what you reckon

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / cheap version - works like a charm - look! on: June 27, 2005 01:50:12 AM
im a bit new to this but hey, its all crafty

ages ago i was browsing the net, looking at screen printing stuff, came across this tute - its so good, got me inspired, wonder if you guys have probably seen it already...
here it is though -> http://www.livejournal.com/community/craftgrrl/3674467.html
this is what ive made of it so far - i had to re-sew the t-shirts cos they were huge and looked like i was a little kiddy...

heres the 2 shirts ive done so far - ive got one more in the wings, ill post when i do it

tell me what you reckon - and i know the prints are printed lopsided, haha.

thats my most recent one - the dodge ink im using is still setting, i have to iron it in like 4 hours...

thats a close up of the first print - so dodge that ink - anyone know where to find good ink in aus? - this will have to do for now!

and thats the first one i did... its been worn so much
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