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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cute tea cup lamp 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?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Best summer dress ever. M4444 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.

http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M4444.htm?search=m4444&page=1

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

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Coin purse with Chocolate Chip Cookies! 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
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tin cans to new use. 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
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cute key holder 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
6  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Where to buy chalkboard spray paint in Norway/online? on: May 10, 2007 05:31:31 AM
Does anyone out there know if it's possible to get chalkboard spray-paint in Norway?
Or does anyone know an online store (maybe in Sweden or Denmark) that would send to Norway?

I found an online shop in England, got all excited about buying chalkboard and velvet spray paint...but alas...they didn't send outside GB.

Link to what I'm talking about: http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Product/pcode---4272/Go_product---GO

Thanks for any help Cheesy
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / waterproof flowery toiletbag 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
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / wooden bookshelf 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
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Royal mp3 cozy 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.

Before:


After:


Thanks for looking Cheesy
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vinyl record purse on: March 09, 2007 05:22:59 AM
Hello there! I'm so proud of my purse, so I need to show it off!!!

Its main materials are scratched vinyl records and an old curtain I got at a thrift store.








Detail of the 'rose' in the middle.


I wanted to use the vinyl as a material, and not mainly as a record, so I covered up the centre, bent and cut them. To sew the fabric to the records, I drilled holes in them, and heated the records up in an oven to cut and bend them.

If you have any ideas for changes I could make, especially to the handles (not liking them much, myself), let me know.

Thank you for looking!

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