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1  Croc pin in memory of Steve in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kraphtee87 on: September 05, 2006 11:35:56 AM
I was inspired by my love for Steve Irwin and this post:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118847.0  by craftster_kitten2007 to make a pin in memory of my beloved Crocodile Hunter.  Here it is:
I made it from perler beads and hot glued it onto a heart pin that's from a pin making set my friend had.  I'm going to wear it everywhere. 

RIP Steve
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2  Plastic thingies from milk jugs... in What the heck can I do with THIS? by kraphtee87 on: August 20, 2006 11:38:00 AM
I work in the dairy department in WalMart and I stock loads and loads of milk every day, as you can imagine.  Well about 1 in 6 jugs has this plastic piece stuck in where the handle hole is and they pop out realy easily (I'm sorry it's so hard to describe this  Embarrassed).  After a couple weeks working there I thought "I can't keep throwing these away.  There has to be something I can do with them!"  I have at least 200 I'd say.  Maybe more, I don't know.  But I could easily get more.  Anyways, I have no idea what to do with them.  Here's a pic of them.  There are two sizes.  I don't have many of the smaller ones but I have TONS of the big ones as they come in the regular one gallon jugs.  I put a nickle in there so you could relatively see how big they are.

Any suggestions you might have would be awesome as I really don't have any at all.  I kinda thought about coloring them with sharpies or painting them, poking holes in the ends, and stringing them like a beaded curtain.  That's the only real idea I have.
Anyways, thanks sooooo much in advance for your ideas!
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3  Several things I've put together... in Completed Projects by kraphtee87 on: June 02, 2006 08:13:18 PM
I didn't really know where to put these, so I figure this is as good a place as any.

Ok the first two projects might be kind of weird to you, but I'm kinda weird, so they fit.  Wink  The first one is a sign that you can see from the bottom of the steps that lead up to my room

Here's a pic of it head-on:

And this one is kinda off, but it doesn't have a glare:

It says Veronica's Room -->  The picture I had hanging in that same place.  Then I found the awesome glass gems at WalMart.  They're in all shapes and colors.  I originally bought them to make magnets out of them like the glass marble ones, but soon discovered that I could form letters with them.  Ta-da! haha

Then this is my Open/Closed sign that I made.  It's hanging right above the first sign.  I don't know why, but I've always wanted an Open/Closed sign.  Roll Eyes  I told you I was weird.  Cheesy
The Closed side:

The Open side:

I just used a record, took the label off, and hot-glued those gems on.  I was too impatient to buy goo-gone and take the residue off from the labels. haha.. I think it looks ok with the white there, anyways.

My last project I made awhile ago:

It's a bulletin board-type-thing.  The bulletin board part I bought at the dollar store.  The three colors came seprate.  I just combined the sets and made them into that shape.  Then I went into a glass-marble-push-pin craze and made all of those push pins.  I'm thinks of possibly selling the push-pins in sets along with one of the bulletin board sets from the dollar store whenever I put up a website and start selling stuff.  Roll Eyes

Well that's all I've got for right now.  I've been in one of those slumps that I go through where I just don't feel like crafting a whole lot.  Plus, I've been crocheting a blanket.  That's been taking up my time as well.  So yah... thanks in advance for comments and such.  Smiley
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4  The Rolling Stones Tongue in Needlework: Completed Projects by kraphtee87 on: April 04, 2006 08:56:16 PM
A little while ago I was looking for patterns for my bead loom, but I didn't find very many good ones, so I lost interest pretty quickly.  I had found a pattern for the rolling stones tongue.  I thought it would be nice to make for whatever reason (maybe a belt?  I'll have to try that  Grin), but I never go around to it.  Then I taught myself how to cross stitch (nothing to brag about because it's so easy, but whatever.  Roll Eyes) and I wanted to do a small, quick project.  Well I wish someone would've told me that nothing about counted cross stitch is quick.  It took me 2.5 days to do this.  Probably because I'm just new to it and I don't quite have a good rhythm for it yet.  I changed the colors in the pattern a lot.  I thought it would be more interesting.  Sadly, though, I think I might've made it unrecognizable.  But, I still know what it is! so I thought I'd still show you all.  I might make several more all with different color schemes, then frame them, or something of that nature.  Anyways, after this long book I've written  Roll Eyes, here's the project:



My camera's flash messed up the colors, but you get the idea.  Thanks in advance for any comments!  Grin
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5  Tropical Rainbow in the Sky in CHALLENGE 10 ENTRIES by kraphtee87 on: April 04, 2006 08:48:41 PM
I had this pair of backless converse-lookin' shoes hangin' around for awhile.  I got them last year, but I didn't really wear them much because they were kind of annoying.  I saw this challenge and, even though I've never done one of these, I thought I would give it a try.  It gave me the incentive to actually do something with a pair of my shoes (I have SOOOOOOOOOOOO many pairs of shoes!!!)  I was really revved up about this challenge, but then, before I really started planning out my shoes, my grandpa passed away.  So the challenge totally went on hold.  I've been quite busy lately and all, and to my dismay, I looked at the calendar a few days ago and  Shocked it was time to turn in challenge entries!  So I had to hurry and throw this shoe together.  I'm still very happy about it.  Though, I could only finish one shoe in time, I plan on revamping the other one.  In my rush, though, I forgot to take a picture of the shoes before I started messing with them  Embarrassed.  Once you see the pictures, you'll probably understand how they looked before I revamped them.


This is the top of my shoe.  As you can see, I took out the plain shoe laces and also cut out the tongue.  I embroidered a polka-dot-type-thingy at the top, as you can see, which represents the sun.  The "laces" are just an EXTREMELY long "friendship bracelet".  That was the most time consuming part of the whole thing.

This is the inside of the shoe.  Those are star beads that I've attached to the shoe through the holes that were on the side.  Also, the "lace" also acts as a strap to keep the shop on my foot.  I had a problem with these shoes sliding partly off when I walked.  It's a little hard to get off over my heel (oh the joys of having really big feet  Roll Eyes Tongue), but it's worth the short struggle, because I think it looks really nice.

this is the outside of the shoe.  There are three butterfly beads sewn onto the shoe.

Voila!  That's my shoe!  I wish I could've/would've spent more time on it, but I still love the results!  I can't wait to finish the other shoe so I can actually wear them in public!  Smiley
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6  Re: magazine paper box TUTORIAL ADDED in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kraphtee87 on: February 18, 2006 01:14:12 PM
Heh... I've made TONS of these little rolls after reading this post, but after that I haven't quite figured out how I want my boxes to look.. I was going to weave them, but after one attempt, I said forget it.  Then I got to messing around with the tubes and just started putting them together with tape (haha... yah.. tape.. I have a hot glue gun, mod podge, and elmer's glue.. but I use tape  Roll Eyes) Anyways.. this is what came out of it.  I guess it's two ballet dancers?  A male and female with their arms up and facing eachother.  I'm not really um... excited about this but I thought I'd show it anyways  Grin



The female is on the left, the male on the right.  I know it's hard to tell them apart... sorry.. Undecided
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7  Re: magazine bowls (first project post!) TUTE ADDED!!! (have pic hosting issues..) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kraphtee87 on: February 18, 2006 01:06:37 PM
I tried my hand at these.  I had a bunch of strips made up from magazine purses I was planning on making but never got around to  Roll Eyes  I love making things from magazines!  Cheesy




(that one is an attempted copy of CraftyCarrie's bowl that's posted somewhere in the middle of this topic.. not as good as hers, but I still love it  Grin)


I used a couple coats of glossy mod podge on them.  It was my first time using mp and to me it kinda smells like cabbage... does anyone else feel that way, or am I just weird?   Tongue Wink  Anyways, thanks for this great idea!!  Cheesy
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8  3 reconstructed tshirts! (6 images!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kraphtee87 on: February 13, 2006 08:34:58 PM
These are my first reconstructed pieces of clothing, so yay for me!  It's quite addicting.  I have a stack of old shirts trembling in fear everytime I walk towards them with a pair of scissors.  Cheesy  I didn't sew any of these, just cut them up and tied the sides.  Lemme know what you think!  Thanks in advance for any comments!  Grin










PeeEss.. like my funky sheets?  Cheesy Wink Tongue
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9  My first stenciled shirt! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by kraphtee87 on: February 13, 2006 08:28:58 PM
This isn't exactly how you crafty people stencil, mainly because I haven't had the time to go out and get the paint.  I just used sharpies.  This is an old tank top I had, so I wasn't really worried abou messing up.  Lemme know what you think!  Thanks in advance for any comments!  Wink Grin

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10  Water Bottle Bookends! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kraphtee87 on: February 13, 2006 08:25:28 PM
I drink lots of water, and I have empty bottles all over my room most of the time because I have a tiny trashcan.  I hate throwing them away, and I never feel like going to a recycling center, so I figured I'd think of something that I needed to make with them.  I have a bookshelf, but most of it is filled with clunky VHS tapes, so I have extra books sitting around.  I only put the books I'm planning on reading on this shelf.  It's right over my bead, so I don't want books falling over and knocking things off onto my head.  Roll Eyes Cheesy




Both of them are made up of 4 empty water bottles.  I filled them with regular tap water, then put food coloring in them.  Then I sealed the lids on with hot glue.  Then I attached them all together with TONS of hot glue.  I think I went through at least 8, if not more, sticks of it.  (they were the baby sticks, though  Cheesy)  I hope ya like them!  Thanks in advance for any comments! :-)  also, if you have any other ideas for empty water bottles, feel free to throw them my way.  I still have lots.  Wink

PeeEss.. that's not glitter in some of them.. a couple of them got bubbles in them for whatever reason (I think it was because that water ended up being a little warm), so when I took the pictures, I guess the flash made it look sparkly.
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