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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Power Ranger Apron! on: April 07, 2007 03:20:29 PM
I bought a power ranger pillow case at value village forever ago and have just been waiting for the right idea to come along so I could use it. Aprons seem to be the thing lately, and really, who doesn't want an featuring the original mighty morphing power rangers?

So here be go

original pillow case:


Design sketch:

the shape of which changed slightly when I realized how short I am and how long it would be... and that I only had so much pink fabric and had to make it work within the confines of that. It became shorter and wider, which worked out well... I also skipped out on the details, oh well.

And the apron in all it's glory:

There are pockets at the top of the pillowcase part in case you can't tell.

And on:


This is definitely one of my favourite things I've made, I can't wait to wear it, I'll be the coolest, cookie baking kid on the block...
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Two purses and a travel necklace holder thingy... on: January 31, 2007 06:12:21 PM
First, a bag I made foreeever ago for a independant project in my high school art class over a year ago. it was part of a set. I don't have pictures of the matching wallet, notebook and phone cozy though.





Next is a purse I made my mom for christmas, she had specifically requested a black and brown bag... this was a difficult fabric finding task, but I really lke how it turned out, and so does she thankfully.







and one with the flash off, as the fabric don't photograph the best.



And finally,my mother, after getting all her necklaces tangled over and over on a trip, asked me to make her a "jewelry roll". I had no idea what she meant, so after a few google image searches, I came up with this. You put your necklaces in the little buttoned loops and then roll them up to prevent the horror that is trying to untangle chains.








3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Yellow striped doggy tee with heart on: January 31, 2007 05:32:11 PM
I made a little t-shirt for my Rori the other day.
She was feeling a little camera shy, and wasn't too interested in showing off her new shirt but I got the best I could.

It was going to be a hoodie, as that's what I traced to make it, but I didn't have enough scraps of fabric, so stopped when I got this far.





4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Purse: vintage paisley fabric and wooden handles. on: September 01, 2006 07:10:29 PM
I'm completely in love with the new bag i made today and just had to show it off.

I bought the outside fabric at a vintage shop, it was an old woven square scarf. the handles came from the same shop, although they were unfortunately attached to a hidious old bag that reaked of smoke, which i cut off and put in the garbage as soon as i got it home.

the handles were in great shape, but I sanded, stained and sealed them anyway, as they weren't the colour i wanted.

the lining fabric is just a scrap of soft, thin flannel from a bag of random fabric a friend of a friend gave me.

and onto the pictures:


hm, the bottom really isn't crooked, I swear...




5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My bedroom. I'd probably call it's style french...it feels french. on: September 01, 2006 06:58:15 PM
I redid my bedroom 6 months or so ago, but it's always such a mess that I never got around to taking photos of it. So, after a cleaning frenzy last weekend, here it is.

After years of living in a cave (navy blue walls and a twin sized matress on the floor to save space) I decided it was time for a more grown up room.

My room is tiny (9'X12') and very hard to take pictures of. My bed takes up most of my room, with only two feet or so on either side of it, but i love it.


It's all very symetrical, with my bed being right under my window. there was really no other place to put a double bed without it looking weird. And I don't know if you can notice... but i use the swirly bits on my head board to hold my curtains back

mounting my guitar on my wall was the best idea ever, it's up out of the way (but still in my face, so i'll actually pick it up and use it) and it's like instant art! I just love the colour of it popping off my wall colour. (eek! my doggy has scary demon eyes in this one!)

the painting on my wall is a copy of Starry Night I did for my art class (We were studying art history, were forced to reproduce a famous work of art)

and the other corner of my room, with my dresser, mirror etc. you can't really tell from the picture, but I actually only have about a foot of space from the corner of my bed to the corner of my dresser... it's a small squeeze.
You can just barely see my floor in this one. But when i was a kid we had to rip up my carpet because of allergies and with a lack of funds, my parents ended up just sanding down and staining the basic knotty tounge and groove floor boards that houses are built with... my parents hate it and keep tring to convince me to change it, but i think it's charming and matches my endtables, even if there are holes where you can actually drop stuff down to the ceiling of the floor below...

Re-doing my room is the best thing i've done. I never get sick of the colour and could spend forever in here, it's so peaceful and relaxing...well, at least when it's clean.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / A painting and an ink poster. on: June 10, 2006 12:22:59 PM
So these are two of my art projects from last year in Grade 11 Art, I've just gotten around to taking pictures of them. (I just recently got my work back from this years class... so hopefully I can take pictures of those soon too.

So first up is a painting I did. We were suppose to look at the work of a specific artist, in hopes of finding an inspiring subect or style. My teacher reccomended some Emily Carr stuff to me, which isn't my style at all... but my teacher's the kind of person that forces you to do what she "suggests" anyway... this is called "A Path Through the Woods" and is incredibly hard to photograph considering the amount of gloss medium that's on it, and I don't think these do it any justice. so there's on fuzzy photo and one more in focus, but just ignore the blinding white spot from the flash.





We also did some work with felt tip pens, making posters. I think we had the choice of doing a political poster, two things that didn't belong together or using repeating patterns. I used repeating patterns obviously. Yes, It took forever and used up many many pens, it's a regular poster size, about 2 feet by 3 feet. I used coloured pencils for some light tinting.

Whole thing:


Close up:
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Photography - Some of my faves. ***lots of largeish sized pictures. on: May 27, 2006 07:37:39 PM
I think I like taking photos, I want to get more into it and actually learn what I'm doing some day.

In no particular order...































eek, i hate what it does to the quality of them... oh well.
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pencil grid drawing - guitar on bed on: May 13, 2006 06:16:00 PM
So I was going through some photos and realized I had a picture of a drawing I did a couple of years ago. It was my final project for my grade 10 art class, done as a grid drawing off of an 8x10 picture i printed off of the computer.

Unfortunately after this photo was taken, I had it framed and hanging up on my wall where it fell one day. The frame smashed and the glass scratched the drawing all up and I've never gotten around to fixing it, nor do I know if I'll even be able to.



Full size here > http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/My_Idiosyncrasy/livejournal/guitardrawing.jpg because I think it got resized and messed up the quality.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I never know how to execute my designs... help with skirt idea? on: April 14, 2006 05:43:38 PM
So I have this idea for a skirt, but I have no idea how to go about making it.

I want a skirt like this:


With a more gathered part off to the side.

I was thinking of just making it like a circle skirt, but make the circumference of the circle I cut out of the fabric bigger than my waistband, and then just gather the extra fabric to one area when i sew the waist band on. And maybe setting the waist off center and gathering the longer part(...gah, i have no idea if this makes sense to anyone else...)  I, of course, have no idea if this would actually work, and would rather not waste fabric.

So, any ideas and how I could make something similar, or know of a pattern/tutorial like this that I may have over looked in my search for one?

Thanks.
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