i can't believe i never thought of posting this before. last year, when i took creative writing, our final was to create a personal anthology out of a blank childrens book. here's a few things out of mine. all the text in the book, except for a short story in it, was printed on vellum paper.
the title is called 'story of a girl', based off a song. "this is the story of a girl who cried a river and drowned the whole world.." ..yeah. i had it stuck in my head when i was thinking of a title. anyways, all those little bits of text are various peices of songs, quotes, and my own writings. the gloss i used over it smeared some of the ink, makes for a cool effect.
dedication page and table of contents. the sections are 'favorite poetry', 'short story', 'my thoughts on the short story', 'favorite book', 'memory map' (memory poem we wrote), 'headline poem', 'own works', 'favorite songs', 'quotes', and finally, 'pictures'. i love my titles for the sections.
my headline poem and two of my own written works. on the plaid page, the small poem is about wishing on stars, and the larger is a 'note' poem; we created it out of the notes we've written, like you have on the table and stuff to your parents/siblings/whatever.
the quotes page. you can kind of read them..sorry for the slight blurry-ness.
i wish i took a picture of it but the last page of the book is a blank white page and, in stickers, says 'the end.' i hope to create another one soon for my years at highschool, since i'm graduating this year. ...i think i got a 96 on this one..
so my original monster bag, Scrumps, has been falling apart at the seams. literally.
and that's just part of the damage. the pockets on the inside are also coming apart, apparently plastic doesn't like being sewn onto something for long periods of time. -.-;;
so here's a preview of the next bag i'm working on. so far the outside body of her body is together, and the flap is halfway done. she's blue, and the inside will be white. this time i used pink felt for the mouth, and the teeth are a sparkly white felt.
i've been re-doing my room for a few months now, going with a colorful/mish-mash theme. so here's what is done so far, and i apologize for the mess.
this is my door, obviously. i have blue christmas lights going around the ceiling and the edge of my door. i stole the poster off of my band teacher. above that there's a little peice of paper i got from a college flyer that says "what inspires you?".
my bed..with the infamous rainbow bedding from PB teen. i fell inlove with the bedding in the magazine and thats where the whole rainbow idea for my room came from. originally my room's theme was stars and moons.
closeup of the shelf above my bed. that charicature of me was done when i went to ocean city, maryland, this summer. some guy was wandering around and he drew your picture with a sharpie in 60 seconds for a little tip. there's a little wooden yellow star that hangs off of the bottom of the shelf too.
told you my room was a mess.
my dressers. that cyan-ish thing on the top of my window is a feather boa.
my closet, which i really really want to paint a mural on it. you can see my star lamp and one of the yellow glittery wooden stars that i have hanging from the ceiling. there's actually ten, and they're held up my tape and fishing line. i painted them myself. the lamp i found in boston at a store called FUNusual.
and that's my room..and i really need to finish cleaning it. XD
So, after about a half a year since I finished my first monster purse, the poor thing is starting to come apart. The seams are ripping ((it was handsewn, so they're not that strong to begin with)), the fabric loops for the straps are breaking, the fur is all dingy, and the edges of the mouth are fraying. Here's the purse when it was first finished.
My friend Angelia is absolutly positively inlove with my purse. She even named it Sir. Scrumpalots, a.k.a. Scrumps. She ADORES this thing. I was thinking of emptying it out and sewing the main part shut like a pillow, leaving the flap intact as a mouth, and giving it to her as a Christmas present or something. What do you guys think?
Fabric help! What is that soft, fuzzy fabric called that they use on baby plush toys a lot? Here's an example, its a TY baby beanie baby. I'm sure Wal*Mart or Jo-Anns Fabrics has it, I just need to know the name. Is it some kind of chenille or something?
So last night at around midnight I decide that I want to make something that doesn't require a lot of sewing. Suddenly it hits me, "Oh, I have a pair of jeans with a very large hole in the crotch, why don't I make a skirt out of them?"
And that's exactly what I did. I call it my '1 a.m. skirt'..I finished it at 1 a.m.
Did I mention I drew nautical stars on the back pockets with a sharpie?
I apologize for the scariness of the picture. I'm not on crack, I swear.
I decided, while sitting in my sewing class, that I was going to make a hat. But not just any old hat, I was going to make the hat of my dreams; the OMG. Why? Because on Gaia, it's the hat I always wanted. And yeah, I know rosemary an AFK. I followed her tutorial pretty much except for the details.
Yay!! Pictures!! And sorry luvs, no tutorial with this one. I couldn't take pictures of the construction process, my school has something against students and electronics. No cameras, cell phones, cd players, etc. *rolls eyes*
100% Handsewn, due to my lack of faith in myself when it comes to the sewing machine. The tail is stuffed with polyfill because I didn't want a limp, floppy tail. Th\at was the hardest part of the whole thing actually, attatching the tail. In the end I sewed it on one of the triangular panals (there's five), and added extra fabric at the bottom to made it more "3D". Black fleece, white felt, black thread, and white embroidery thread.
I could of bought one of these on Genkigang.com for $30, or from Gaia's site for $25. But why do that when I could abuse the school's fabric and make myself one for free?
I know there are a lot of purses out there that are either ridiculously expensive or incredibly cheap. How they get that way, I don't know. But here's my question anyways.
I've been starting to seriously think about selling my monster purses, like creating a name, label, website, etc.. for it. And I know a lot of crafters would love me for it if I did. One problem: How much would you pay for something like this?
I know a posted a tutorial for it and everything but I'm still thinking about selling them. I can't right at the moment because I don't have a sewing machine, but once my mom buys me one, I get a job where I can buy my own fabric, and school starts ((use their sewing machines, fabric, thread, HA!)), then I'd sell them.
So yeah, what would you pay for a monster purse by me?
so i have this awesome t-shirt my mom bought me for christmas..problem is the back stretched out on me, and is rather unflattering. so today i thought "hey! why not make a pseudo-corset out of it!" so that's my plan, using satin or some type of shiny thin red ribbon.
the shirt on my bed. yes, my sheet is hot pink.
the logo on the shirt.
the front of the shirt when i'm wearing it. my apologies for the blurryness. my hands shake.
the back of the shirt..see how it's big? i don't like it. i do love my mickey mouse boxers though! look, there's a hand on my bum!
so..i saw a good tutorial on how to go about this, but there's one question still floating around. when it's all laced up and everything, how do i prevent the material underneath the strings from bunching up? like this.. should i cut that panel smaller or something?