(I am not sure if this is "reconstructed" or not. It is . . . embellished I suppose)
For my day job, I work at a school, and this past weekend they wanted to clean out the storage sheds full of old classroom furniture, so they sent an email to the faculty and staff that if you wanted anything just come and get it for FREE! So of course I was all on that. Boyfriend and I borrowed his dad's truck and we got some file cabinets, a few tables, some other boring stuff, and this awesome cubby organizer! With THIRTY cubbies! And then Hobby Lobby was having a sale on craft storage boxes, and Michaels had a pack of Amy Butler scrapbook paper I really liked. I cut the paper for the fronts and attached it with photo corners, just in case I one day decide to change the color scheme (which I probably will, knowing me)
Right now the only place for it is next to my desk and blocking the window, but the only person who ever uses that window is my cat and he's fine with sitting on top of the cubbies. Now I have storage for all my Etsy store inventory and supplies, and even a few empty boxes just waiting for me to make more stuff! Yay!
Should I feel guilty that I'm more excited about this piece of furniture than I was when my nephew was born?
It's so awesome! Do the feathers you made have like, a bit of wire in them, or something else to stiffen them, or is it just the thickness of the fabric or the way its sewn or something? They're awesome, I want like, a whole dress of them.
So, my friend had her baby shower today, and she's gonna do the baby's room in a jungle theme. I got her the jungle border that she registered for, and here's how I wrapped it:
I made the flower out of the tissue paper (obviously) and a sparkly brad, then I just stuck it on with double stick tape. She really liked how it looked, even though everyone else's presents were all in typical baby boy themed wrapping paper. Another friend said I should make a bunch of these flowers and sell them but I said no way people would buy them because they're so easy to make!
You just cut a square of tissue paper about the size you want your flower, then fold in half, half again, then half the triangle way, then cut a petal shape and unfold. Do a bunch, layer them, stick a brad through, crinkle it up, then fluff it out. Easy peasey.
That is so beautiful, and perfectly evokes the story of drought and renewal. It actually makes me tear up a bit, because you can really see the story in that dress. I'm not a farmer, don't live in Australia, but looking at this makes me feel like I can share in that joy and relief when the rains finally came. All of that just from a dress, no wonder you won, it's amazing!
I'm sorry that "skinny" offended you. I was angry and I shouldn't have used that word. Imagine if some girl who's thinner than you held up a shirt that's the size you normally wear and said "Wow! Look at this huge size 4 shirt! (or whatever size you wear) It's so big I could wear it as a dress!" I know that hurting someone's feelings wasn't your intent, and maybe you didn't even think that actual people could ever possibly be as big as that shirt. But, well, we can, and we are, and we're on Craftster too, and . . . it hurt.
Anyway, I'm sorry for what I said too, and you're not skinny, but you're definitely not fat and that dress looks amazing on you!
I sure do love it when skinny girls post about how "huge" a 2x shirt is and how they can take something made for ginormous freaks like me and turn it into a cute dress. No kidding, it really is cute. And no kidding, people who wear a 2x or larger maybe aren't going to enjoy your exclamations of shock and horror at the size of our clothes.