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21  Quotation Board in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by JamieInTheAK on: April 16, 2006 10:09:53 AM
I took a old board, painted it white, then wrote a great quote on it.  There were nails already in the board off center, so I hung dried flowers and paper flowers from it.  I think it turned out pretty neat.

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22  Re: fill a coin purse round 4 in The Swap Gallery by JamieInTheAK on: April 15, 2006 07:12:26 PM
Here are the super cool things I got from Lucy Van Pelt.   The bag is ULTRA cool!  I have been needing a slightly bigger bag to bring my makeup to work in (630 is an early out the door  Wink ) and this will work perfectly!  Also I got some kissy fish earrings that are awesome, a cute little painted pot, a chance card (Love it! It's in my wallet now!), neato hair ties, a flashing pin,  some mints, a baseball schedule, and the a spring scarf!  It's so awesome and goes great with my reddish hair.  Thanks so much Lucy!! You totally rock!  Sorry for the image quality...dropped my camera and it's never been the same  Undecided







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23  Re: ATC - your favorite Song Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by JamieInTheAK on: March 15, 2006 06:35:41 PM
As promise pictures pictures pictures!

Up first....DayDreamer....

Green Day: Good Riddance


Wizard of Oz: Somewhere Over the Rainbow


George Strait: Cross My Heart


What I sent to DayDreamer....

Joni Mitchell: Case of You




And from Crafty Chic...

Natasha Bedingfield: Unwritten


These pictures DO NOT do these card justice!!!  Thanks THanks THanks THanks to Day Dreamer and Crafty Chic.  Y'all are too rad!
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24  Measuring is the Key-Tank Recon Comparison in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 09:38:13 PM
Today is my first day of posting though not reading, so I can't believe I have missed that there was a curvy craftster section!!!  Glad to see it  Smiley  Anyways,  I posted a tank I made today in the other Recon topic, but I think frequenters of this thread might be interested as well.  Here is the link the my other post of my Tank Recon:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79284.msg744340#msg744340

I used an idea from another craftster to create my tank (her link is in my post).  As you will see, I am pretty busty and definitely a plus size, so when adapting the tut for my plus size figure, measuring was key!  My pattern for the sides of the tank looked almost opposite of the one in the tutorial so much so that I thought I did it wrong (and I kinda did...when you are busty...you can't have the "back" part of the pattern stick out as far as the "front." Needless to say,  I had to adjust my pins).  One thing I learned (besides I don't have boobs on my back, thus do not need to allow for them in the pattern...heehee)  is trust your measurements and your own instincts!  Here is what my pattern ended up looking like for any curvy girls that would also like to try this cool idea. 

(Remember one side has to be less angled out)


I think the key with any clothing construction is to take an idea and make it fit your own body...thats the best thing about making your own clothes!  I was also thinking that using this kind of tank construction and making a more empire waist-loose fabric hanging from the bust line - would be cute.  Hope this helps!
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25  Big Photo Ribbon Wall in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 07:09:29 PM
When I moved into this apartment, I had this huge disconnected wall that I didn't know how I was going to cover.  I really love postcards and random paper that I find around town and I love collages, but because this was my first "grown up" apartment, I didn't want to just go to town with push pins on the walls with random crap as I have done in the past.  I came across one of those fluffy photo ribbon thingys in a store and thought...hey! I should do that to my wall!   I just did a little math and marked off the squares then used the black ribbon as a base grid and added colored ribbon to create kind of a plaid look. I used push pins that coordinate at the cross of the black ribbons only.  The colored ribbons are only secured at the top and bottom with matching push pins and weaved in and out of the black to give the intersections some tension. The only draw back is that depending on the type of ribbon, I have some "druppage" during hot or humid days, but that doesn't bother me too much. I stick all sorts of things that matter to me at the time (ticket stubs, cards, photographs) in the ribbon crosses.  It's great because I can change it all the time -- My wall never has to look the same.  Hope you like! (sorry about image quality)





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26  Pillow Slip Covers in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 06:43:38 PM
I got these two UGLY couches for free and decided to slip cover them in black, but I had the UGLY pillows to deal with.  So I got a few yards of fabric I thought went with my other stuff and made these slip covers for the pillows.  I am not much of a measurer so they turned out different shapes (some more rectangle than square), but I think they turned out pretty rad.  I didn't know what to do with the open end, so I just folded them and used safety pins to close the flap.  I think the safety pins kinda add to an industrial look I was going for. This is a really cool project because it takes little effort but has a BIG impact.  (sorry for the image quality).  If anyone knows a better way to close the pillow up, I am alllllllll for suggestions!  Thanks!





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27  Acrylic w/Fabric Medium Logo in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 06:14:36 PM
I don't know if this is the right section....Anyways- here it is. 

Though I really want to learn how to use a silkscreen, I have found that for the one time deal - using acrylics with fabric medium mixed it seems to work pretty well.  I just draw the logo out with pencil then paint away.  It's important to use a small stiff brush to get the lines to be ultra straight.  One draw back is that the medium I use says to wait 7 days!!!!! before heat setting with an iron.  I can never wait that long, but nothing really bad has occurred, so maybe that is just a "guideline."  Does anyone know a medium that takes less time?  Or any other experiences using this kind of technique?   Here is an example of one logo I did.  (sorry for the image quality)



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28  Better late than never: Jeans + Pillowcases + Sweater = XMas Stocking! in Winter Holidays by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 05:56:35 PM
I know this is a little late for the XMas Season, but I just got up the nerve to post Shocked)  So this is My XMas stocking I made out of an old pair of jeans for the "stocking;" the top is a pillow case; left patch is a pillow case; and toe is a sweater that kept rolling up at the hem.  The whole thing is hand sewn. I basted the jeans "stockings" together and reinforced it with the large yarn stitch. I have made this type of stockings for some of my friends.  Everyone seems to agree that using the back pocket is an added bonus because its other place to stick stuff!  Hope you enjoy.  Thanks! (sorry for image quality)





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29  Tank Top Recon w/Painted Logo (Image Hvy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JamieInTheAK on: February 10, 2006 05:47:22 PM
This is my first post ever, so please be kind.  I was bored at work yesterday and I came across this Recon Project Sunnyb64 posted back in December, so I decided to try it.  Here are my results.  I used 3 different shirts and painted to logo on the white with acrylic mixed with fabric medium.  I also used a black sharpie to make the lines extra sharp.  The logo is a joke between my friends and I. Overall I think it turned out pretty rad.    Here is the link to the Tut Sunnyb64 put up:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44466.0

Thanks for the great idea and tut Sunnyb64!  I look forward to making many more Tanks!










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