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1  Re: Oversized t-shirt into gaucho pants - first reconstruction!(5 pics) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by modpodge on: June 04, 2006 12:10:53 PM
Thanks so much for posting this- it was so easy and quick- I'm in love with these pants!!! Here are a pair I made with a tacky free Captain Morgan shirt:

Front:


Wonky twisted shot:

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2  Skulls and Stars Applique from Vintage Pillowcases in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by modpodge on: May 24, 2006 07:46:34 PM
I bought this tank for cheap from Target and spruced it up with some appliques made from cheap pillowcases I got from the thrift store (about 25 cents each). The stars and skull are stiffened with super strong interfacing, and they were a real pain to sew on to the wimpy and stretchy tank fabric. I'm happy with how they turned out though, it's a gift for my little sister who is turning 11.



Up Close:
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3  Tattoo Your Photo Albums in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by modpodge on: May 24, 2006 07:38:28 PM
This is my second recovered cheap looking photo album. I made another one for my other sister's graduation (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96974.0). This one is made from the Alexander Henry tattoo fabric, for my other little sister's birthday. Super easy with spray on adhesive and felt.

Outside:


Inside:


I love that I don't even have to iron the fabric before i put it on the albums- and everything still comes out looking so finished! This took me about an hour and I'm pretty happy with it.
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4  Vintage Pillowcase-Revamped Photo Album (I need your suggestions!) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by modpodge on: May 22, 2006 05:36:47 PM
My little sister's highschool graduation is coming up and I decided to put together an album of her growing up. I got a cheapy cheap big photo album at Target and recovered it with a vintage pillowcase- I used spray adhesive, which is AMAZING, fabric pens to outline the flowers, and a glue gun and felt for the inside (to cover the messy edges of the fabric).

My question is this: Should I put her name on the front? I wanted to put just her first name, but I'm struggling with what would look attractive...iron ons, an embroidered patch, stenciled letters...there are too many options! What do you think??

Front:


Inside:


Any suggestions welcomed and very much appreciated!
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5  Retro Recipes for the Kitchen in CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES by modpodge on: May 04, 2006 07:41:23 PM
Posted this a while back...but it fits in here! I started with a wooden plaque that can probably be found all over thrift shops at this point...i thought it was cute but it didn't really fit in with my current kitchen. I used recipe books from the thrift store and makeshift stencils to piece everything together.

Before:


After:


Fits much better in my kitchen, which has a lot of reds:
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6  Flowery Skull Applique in Stenciling: Completed Projects by modpodge on: April 23, 2006 09:33:41 AM
I found this well-fitting shirt at the thrift store, but it had a Whole Foods applique on it...So i stencilled a skull on an old pillowcase, applied interfacing, and stitched it over the Whole Foods logo.

Placement (the little green box is where the back tag is stitched on, you can't see it when I'm wearing it):


Patch close-up:


Tag on the back (hand written with acrylics):


I'm terribly frightened of applique and somehow I always screw it up, but this was super easy, maybe because I'm familiar with stencilling, so the task didn't seem as daunting!
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7  I've Always Loved You... in Stenciling: Completed Projects by modpodge on: April 15, 2006 08:07:26 PM
I haven't posted in FOREVER. So here's a little something. I made this for my boyfriend, the little guy is my own creation, I used contact paper for the stencil, and wrote the quote by hand. I use plain old acrylic paint for all of my stencils. It tends to wear a bit, but I like the look of it.



placement on the shirt:
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8  Re: heart swap! in The Swap Gallery by modpodge on: February 09, 2006 04:28:06 PM
Got my goodies from semicharm86 today!

Here's the whole shebang:

A tote bag with felt hearts and buttons, a crocheted hat with felt (one sparkly) hearts, 2 pairs of earrings, a mix cd, and conversation hearts.

These are on the back of the tote bag:


The hat up close:


The earrings up close:


Thanks semicharm86, i love it all!
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9  Re: Thrift Store Purse Revamp Swap Round 1 *New Gallery* in The Swap Gallery by modpodge on: January 14, 2006 09:30:22 AM
I received my awesome swap angel package on Thursday night, and here are the goods!



Hula Girl Patch Detail:


Now, not only is this purse revamped, but it is INTERCHANGEABLE! Along with the Sailor Jerry hula girl (which is detachable), I received a nautical star made out of vinyl that can be attached to the purse:


AND on top of THAT, TessTessi included a note on PLANTABLE STATIONERY! Apparently, if i place the card and envelope in soil, it will grow flowers!

TessTessi says that the patch was made by interfacing some fabric, cutting it to "paper size" (8 1/2' x 11") and running it through the printer, then there is some really nice embroidery incorporated into that.

Thank you so much TessTessi! I really feel like you made an effort to find out the kind of things I like, and I really, really, really love my purse!
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10  Nature Pendants (from my little sister for Christmas!) in Beads: Completed Projects by modpodge on: January 08, 2006 08:38:24 AM
I just wanted to show off what my wonderfully artsy/craftsy sister gave me for Christmas. She made these pendants in an art class at school, and used real leaves for the images:



I'm so used to giving out handmade presents at Christmas, I love receiving handmade gifts even more! The little triangle one is my favorite.
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