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1  Re: Cute tea cup lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: August 17, 2009 02:54:50 AM
Thanks Cheesy

Thats so cute!!  I tried something similar once with a vase but it shattered when i tried to drill through it.

I used drill bits that are made for porcelain, ceramics, glass etc. Diamond drill bits? You sort of polish the porcelain away. I did it in the kitchen sink to have water handy and to avoid the dust from spreading too far...
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2  Cute tea cup lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: August 15, 2009 06:31:58 AM
Drilled a hole in the bottom of  a small tea cup. Just enough to fit a bulb through it to go into the socket.

Cute, no?

With light on:

Took me forever to make the hole, but I probably didn't have the best equipment. If anyone reading this knows a good way to make holes in porcelain, please let me know. It would be awesome to simply cut the hole out in a perfect circle, one could cut out pieces of the decoration and use for jewelry or buttons?
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3  Best summer dress ever. M4444 in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by beautyproof on: August 15, 2009 05:52:24 AM
I've wanted to sew my own clothes for years and years, and slowly but surely my skills are improving. I've tried a few patterns for summer dresses, but this has to be the best ever.

Although the strap thingies in the pattern look great, I found it way easier to just have a halterneck tie-thing on the dress, less fitting to do, and it makes the dress more summery...

I made an underskirt/lining on the skirt-part of the dress. The fabric was cheap synthetic stuff, but turns out to be great when it's hot, and it doesn't get wrinkles.

The pattern I used: McCall's 4444.


I've made one in dark blue fabric w/ small flowers as well, and have one more in the making, trying to change the straps to go over the shoulders and cover a regular bra strap, but it's hard to do right for some reason. The type of fabric and coulour/patterns make the dresses look different, so I don't have to feel tooo stupid wearing the same dress all the time Tongue

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4  Coin purse with Chocolate Chip Cookies! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: April 02, 2008 02:19:34 PM
After seeing some delicious-looking pillows by Bonjour Mon Cousin (fabric with prints of chocolate and candy etc), I happened to munch on some chocolate chip cookies when I realized the plastic bag the cookies came in could become something similar...

The bag wasn't big enough to make a pillow (I wish!), but a coin purse!

Chocolate chips

Mmmm GOD!

Thanks for looking Cheesy
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5  Re: Headphone Sleaves la engrafted in Crochet: Completed Projects by beautyproof on: August 15, 2007 03:25:20 AM
I did the exact same thing a bit over a year ago, so seeing this post made me jump, cause I didn't think anyone except the one's who got headphones as gifts had seen such a thing...great minds think alike, eh?

The orange one was my first try, and I figured out that the thinner the yarn, the less bulky or lumpy it gets, so the green one looks a lot better Cheesy How did you fasten the yarn in the ends? Mine are starting to slide up the chords, like loose stockings...
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6  Tin cans to new use. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: June 19, 2007 11:00:47 AM
I'm not sure what to call these...guess they could be used to hold makeup or as a toilet bag.

The tin can-parts are cut out the shape I wanted them, then I made holes with a hammer and nail, and used those to sew the metal to the fabric part.

The edges are pretty sharp though, so be warned if you should try something like it !

Thanks for looking! Any ideas for other things one could make with a tin can? Questions and comments are welcome Cheesy
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7  Cute key holder in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: June 19, 2007 10:32:45 AM
Here's a cute little project made out of some red fabric scrap, paper, plastic, black ribbon, and a tag form a t-shirt (washing label?).

A key holder! This one is meant for the keys to a bicycle lock.

The motive is from a bicycle ad from an old magazine.

I used a small piece of velcro to keep it closed.

Funny detail: the key ring is fastened to a label from a t-shirt.

I also made one with paper from a phone book, meant for a house key. But I guess it'd be a bad idea to have your own name and address on it Wink

All I did was layer equally sized: plastic sheet, paper, and fabric. Placed the tag for the key ring in the middle, and fastened all of it together by folding the ribbon around the edges and sewing it on. I sewed by hand to make the stitches less visible. The velcro is the kind with glue on the back, and I just cut it out so it's a small circle.

By using paper you can pretty much have whatever motive you want on the outside.

Any questions and comments welcome! Thanks for looking Cheesy
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8  waterproof flowery toiletbag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by beautyproof on: May 09, 2007 01:22:42 PM
Well, I'm not sure it's waterproof, but it's made out of 'waxed fabric' ( I have no idea what it would actually be called in English).

I bought the fabric, just a cheap left-over, about a year ago, and feel stupid for not making anything out of it yet! The fabric is kinda stiff, so it's easy to sew with, and I kept it pretty simple anyway.

I like the clean look, but feel like somethings missing...maybe a little strap sticking out as a loop in one end or something...any ideas?

Thanks for looking Cheesy
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9  wooden bookshelf in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by beautyproof on: May 07, 2007 04:42:00 AM
Here's a bookshelf I designed/made this winter.

I love how the pattern (if one can call it that) in the wood comes out where I rounded off the edges.

Thanks for looking Cheesy
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10  Royal mp3 cozy in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by beautyproof on: March 22, 2007 01:18:08 PM
Here's a funny little project. I found this small decorative table cloth at a thrift store, and made it into an mp3 cozy. Quick and easy.



Thanks for looking Cheesy
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