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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Hollowed-out book with treat inside on: June 22, 2008 05:11:26 PM
Not an edible treat, but a surprise nonetheless. I saw this idea in an art community on livejournal and adapted it to my not-so-nefarious purposes.

This was my Christmas gift to my mother this past December: she's a fanatic for things like the Patrick O'Brien Aubrey/Maturin novels, so as much as it pained me, I desecrated (appropriately) a biography of Admiral Lord Nelson and did the following with the inside:



Here's a dim shot of it from slightly afar...



And here's a flash-happy shot of it from too close. The whale's name is Geoffrey.

It was pretty easy to make (although I removed the pages before I should have):

1) Found pretty hardcover book
2) Figured out and drew on the dimensions I wanted for my little tableau
3) Used a box cutter to cut out the center of the pages (TOOK FOREVER. it's a fat book)
4) Picked papers, paints, etc and made all the little things (everything is on a different "level" from front to back)
5) Attached small cardstock tabs to things that needed to be "suspended" and glued them in between pages - this is very visible on the moon
6) Painted decoupage all along the outside and interior edges of the pages, weighted the book, waited.
7) Presented to mother as if it were just a book. TAH-DAH!

Perhaps when I'm not feeling so lazy I'll post better pictures. Hope you liked this!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sassy "maid" panties! on: August 19, 2005 04:38:38 PM






(Morgan is my sister.)

This was practically my first sewing project - no pattern (obviously. eep), and I think they turned out pretty cute. Since taking these photos a few days ago I have tidied up the edges with a bit of white ribbon, and they look tres cute.

Now I want to make a matching bra!  Grin
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / First Post! Gold gladiator sandals from crummy flip-flops on: August 19, 2005 04:35:21 PM
I forgot to take before pictures! Oh, dear. Well, anyway.


I finally made good on my threat to make gladiator sandals - a crappy old pair of Old Navy flip-flops, some gold spraypaint, and a bit of rope later:








Hopefully the spraypaint won't give me cancer of the feet! (Er.) I'm considering supergluing in a cushy footpad to prevent prolonged exposure to the actual paint.

What do you all think?
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