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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Spray paint over painted shoes? on: September 16, 2012 11:03:47 AM
I bought these booties a while a go and haven't really wore them, & I've been wanting yellow shoes, so I decided to paint them. Far away, the look great, but up close it looks like it needs a more layerf of paint & I've painted them 4 or 5 times. I feel like if I give it more coats it will become really stiff?

I was wondering if I could spray paint over them or should I just continue painting?



BTW: That is blue tape on the bottom. So that paint is not on the sole.

If there is already a post answering this question please let me know!

Thanks in advance.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ol' 90's Jumper ---> Fringe Vest on: July 11, 2012 10:09:32 PM
"Shoplifting" in my Grandmother's closet, I found a big ol' 90's lookin' jumper.
The memories of putting on denim jumpers when I was a little kid made me cringe.
I still don't understand how people didn't throw tomatoes or shoes at me. The way jumpers looked then was just...ew.
But when I saw it, I immediately imagined what I could turn it into. I stuffed it in my hobo bag and ran away.
Got home, cut it, sewed it to fit my ribcage, and slapped on fringe. BAM!

The original image was after I cut and sewed. I was too impatient to wait, but you get the picture of how ugly it was.

PS: Yes, I asked my Grandmother if I could have her jumper. Stealing is wrong kids, even from familia.
QUESTION: I think I should change those buttons. Where can I find some tack buttons? What color/style? Suggestions?  Huh Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Bleaching Poly/Cotton on: May 05, 2012 02:10:31 PM
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I bought this shirt at a thrift store & turned it into a skirt (I'll post the results later), but I would like to bleach the bottom of it. The "now skirt" is 40% polyester, 60% cotton. Will the fabric bleach/whiten? Will it cause damage/deteriorate? I tried to look for an answer and read that polyester doesn't bleach.

Because of the fabric being cotton & polyester though, will it work?

I guess an intelligent craftswoman should know this...guess I'm not one. Lol.

Thanks!
4  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Delete a topic? on: November 14, 2011 03:13:32 PM
I wanted to try and delete a few original topic I had published a while ago.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but I had posted pictures and looking back at them I'm just like...ew. Lol (Thoughts change eh?)
I tried to delete one (a topic), but an "error" appeared stating that I can not delete my own topic?
Doesn't that sound a little silly?
Maybe it's just me.

Tips?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I searched with no avail.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Africanesque Dress & Skirt. on: July 15, 2011 03:54:52 PM
Well, well, I love these two clothing items I just reconstructed!

This dress was originally a very strange big puffy "pilgrimy" dress made with African batik fabric (I think). It originally was my Aunt's and I told her that she looked as if she belonged with Amish folks, lol. After we both chuckled, she stripped it off and handed it over to me and told me to make something. And this is what turned out! I would wear this for the rest of my life if I could..still looking sane.



This "paper bag skirt" was originally a green-white African fabric wrap around skirt. The outfit was a size large...in children clothing, so I couldn't really use it to wrap around my wide-ranging waist. Lol. So I decided to cut it out and make the "paper bag skirt". And with the little scrap fabric that was left, I decided to make a rope for different things.




I love these two items so much although I'm not a fan of African fabric. You?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to get these jewels off? on: April 20, 2011 01:31:24 PM
I stole my mothers stretchy pants and sewed them for my size and love them, but unfortunately, they have an ugly jewel thing on the bottom of one of the legs.
I don't want it on there, how do I get it off?
I believe it is an iron-on, but the pants were bought like that, so not sure?

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dye Skirt to Sac Dress on: April 01, 2011 02:48:31 PM
I'm sure all of you have seen those Tie Dyed Skirts in the stores for about $20.
Well luckily, my cheapskate self found one in a thrift store.
With it's amazing colors, I bought it and knew there was something I could do with it.
I've seen the Le Sac dresses and thought this skirt would be perfect to make it with...and I did.
I got a word for American Apparel: Thank you. You've saved me $35.  Grin
To the dress!


I like. You?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sunhats! (gigantuous images) on: March 26, 2011 11:06:40 AM
First off, the pictures suck. Taking pictures on MacBook without direct lighting is...well, terrible.
Anyhow, these hat are quite simple, but the yarn choice was stupid on my part. :/
Whatever. I can't wait to wear them in the summer. I think I'll make more with raffia yarn though.
If you can think of any other stiff-ish comfortable yarn for the head, lemme know.



9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Summer Bedspread Alternative? on: March 15, 2011 04:06:21 AM
Here in California, "winter" (like we really have one...) is pretty much over.
I already have my windows wide open at night letting the night breeze come it.
So, my question is..what can be used as a summer bedspread? Are there any tutes?
I was thinking about crocheting a light blanket, but with two yarn destroying felines that own my bed, I don't think that would work too well.

I've been seeing bedspread/blanket to tablecloth tutorials, but what could I use for a bedspread..instead of a bedspread?

Any ideas?
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Oh my gee, it's Onigiri! on: January 27, 2011 09:44:53 PM
When I was younger I always wished I were an Asian woman who knew how to cook because of my love for Asian food. Thai food, Vietnamese food, Chinese food, Japanese food, whatever, I love it. I usually only buy Asian food already cooked because I always think that I can never make such amazing food with my own two hands...but that changed today. Luckily, I had some ingredients in my kitchen, and decided to try and make some onigiri. Here. It. Is.  Cheesy






What I used:
Calrose rice (sticks together great!)
White vinegar (didn't have rice vinegar Sad)
Sugar
Salt
Imitation Crab
Cream Cheese
Toasted Seaweed

I love making them because I can put as much filling as I want, unlike the restaurants.
So easy to make and delicious!
If I can make them, so can you!  Cheesy
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