Hello fellow craftsters, here's my obligatory "I haven't posted any of my crafts in forever, but here's one now." posts.
Before this was my great great grandmother's set of ice cream parlor chairs and table she kept in her bed and breakfast where she let sailors stay for free, and made donuts for all the tenants at 3 a.m. every morning
And now it's my new breakfast nook! The table cloth is just picnic table vinyl, it's like $2/yd and I've got a lot left over for an actual picnic!
Hey crafty cats, I spent two weeks making my friend Tae and I Wilma Flintstone, and Betty Rubble costumes. Back view
I made them with jersey, and fun fur. I also made matching purses, and we drew on Barney and Fred tattoos, since we didn't have dates! haha We also wrote on pebbles and handed them out over the night, they said things like "your costume rocks!"
I haven't posted on craftster in forever, but I still lerk constantly. I was sad today so I decided to make myself feel better by whipping up some sweet treats! I used the william's sonoma cupcake kit, and a couple decorating ideas from the interwebs, etc haha. They were deeeelicious, and adorable!
When I moved to San Francisco for school, I couldn't bring my sewing machine. So I've been dipping my hands in apartment-sized crafts, like embroidery, and moccasins! I bought this yummy fabric on the haight ashbury, it's really soft on the inside, and this delicious suede on the outside. I tore apart my friend's boyscout moccasins for the pattern, but ended up adjusting a lot of it. To fit my feet, and used half the holes so I could use leather lacing instead of shoe laces. They are easy to slap together, it's cutting the holes in the fabric that's hard! I was using a grommet pusher, but there aren't many "craft" stores in Frisco.. plenty of art stores though haha.
So my beau and I found a cabinet-type-thing next to a dumpster. It had these weird legs on it, so we kicked them off... and went crazy. Here's what she looked like when we started:
and here she is now! We painted parts of it navy blue (it probably looks black in these pictures.)
Here's a close up of the handles, they're little cardboard.. uhh.. things? From Michael's we got them for a quarter each and just super glued them on haha.
And the swirly design on the top is actually a rope inlay, I saw them do it on the DIY network, you carve a design into the wood and then glue the rope in, so we did that and then painted the rope to match:
And just for height comparisons(i'm 5"4)--
Tell me what you think!
++ We also got 50 comic books for $5 at half price books this weekend, and we're going to collage them all inside the cabinet, we wanted to do it on the actual cabinet, but it would've clashed with our nautical theme.... so we decided to hide it!
I've had these shoes for going on four years now, and I've been waiting for them to bust holes in the toes. So I decided to give them a little flavor, and cover up some dirt haha. I've done a few practice runs on napkins etc, and not using an embroidery ring wasn't as horrible as I though it would be. One of my patterns got moved in the ironing process so one of the skulls has more of an oval head, what can you do? Tell me what you think! I used the stitch-it kit I got for Christmas.