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11  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / plaid saddle shoes..... i love plaid on: October 08, 2006 09:37:23 PM
once, a very long time ago, i had a wonderful pair of plaid converse, ever since the sad day that my mother decided that there were more holes than shoe left and discarded them, i have longed for another pair of plaid shoes,
here is my latest (and so far most successful) effort

the shoes were 3 dollars, and the part that is now plaid was a funny tan color-







any comments/ ideas are uber welcome
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / black dress and leggings! on: October 08, 2006 09:31:05 PM
i found some excellent black knit fabric at my favorite fabric store,
the dress is very soft inside, and both are uber-comfy-




any comments and suggestions are welcome- i think next i am going to fix my patten for the dress a little and make a purple on with sleeves
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / skirt made out of every strange/ ugly fabric imaginable on: September 11, 2006 09:41:09 PM
I made this skirt about 2 or 3 years ago on the last day of my junior year, i made it out of scraps i had from previous skirts and projects and a bunch of cotton prints my step mother was getting rid of, it took me a solid day, i started when i got home from school and finished it late that night
yup, here it is-










because it's so long, and i'm so short, i have repeatedly stepped on and tripped over the hem of this skirt, so i am considering shortening it to mid-calf length, i'm not sure though, any thoughts on this would be appreciated

thanks for looking, and feel free to share any opinions on my skirt

-beth  Smiley
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / hoodie w/ buttons?... cap sleeves.... help? on: September 11, 2006 10:58:28 AM
first off, i am trying to make a hoodie, and while i'm a tolerantly proficient sewer, the zipper always makes me fail horribly and end up with a blatantly amateurish result, i'm not talking about just charmingly homemade, nope, it's always looks like a monkey on crack got hold of a sewing machine. while i will eventually face up to my fears and attempt to conquer my zipper issues, in the meantime i would like to make a hoodie with buttons instead, especially since i have the perfect buttons for this. and here's the first question, if i used a knit fabric, would i have to use some sort of reinforcement or facing for this? any pointers? and any help with how to install a zipper into stretchy fabric?

and next, i am making a dress with some fun fabric i recently got (4+ yards.. 2 dollars for the whole piece) and while you guys have wonderful tutorials for many sun-dresses i need a dress with sleeves, and i would like to add cap-sleeves to a strapless dress like the lolita dress. i did find a short thread with some directions about the shape i need for cap sleeves, there wasn't a picture, and i just ended up confused, do any of you have some help or alternatives for cap sleeves?

thank you in advance for any help, and thanks for reading such a long post

-- beth
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / my bed/craft room- orange, crosseyed ceramic dogs and flamingos - photo obese on: September 01, 2006 10:33:07 PM
i just moved back into my apartment for the school year, and i'm very excited with how my room turned out, so i decided to inflict a crapload on you...

it's a smallish room, but past experience has taught me that i always need to set aside a separate space for sewing or painting or whatever..  (otherwise i end up losing my oil paints in my bed and waking up with bright red feet... and red sheets..) so i divided my room into 2 sections the craft/art/book section-



the flamingos used to have legs, but i let people use them as marshmallow sticks and they got lost, but i think i like them better like this anyway-


         this is my wonderful chair- it was originally in the psych. ward of a hospital-

      i love all the layers of paint on it -


and the sleeping/ clothes makeup etc. section-



the table on the left has some clothes and makeup and hair stuff in it (and it has my shrine)
and i have a closet at the foot of the bed-
here's a close-up of the top-

the skeleton ashtray is something 2 of my fantastic housemates got me in prague


here's a picture of the bed- mostly just to prove that it is (very) occasionally made-


this is the curtain closed-

i think the curtain used to be a tablecloth, i got it for 3 dollars at a thrift-store, after i got home i found a price-tag on it from pier 1 imports for 95$- i love thriftstores...

yup thats it, thank you for looking, i'm sorry about all the pictures,  comments or ideas are always welcome

  beth


edited to fix the pictures
16  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / welcome to the dollhouse (photo obese) on: August 26, 2006 03:23:07 PM
this week i visited my brother in Burlington, Vermont and we went to the shelburne museum- here are a couple a photos i got of the doll exhibit- it was a little challenging because flash wasn't allowed but some of the dolls were so strange that i wanted to share them- i'm not a serious photographer or anything, but i do get camera happy (it's genetic) - anyway here they are-



this is a swimming doll-





these are the wax dolls- i found them very creepy



and here is my favorite- the clown

so that is all for now- i had another one but photobucket is giving me issues

any comment and criticisms are very welcome- and any advice about my photo taking is helpful

oh, and if anyone lives in around burlington, you should visit the the shelburne museum, it was fantastic

oh i forgot one-

17  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / alright- i need to hide my glitter from myself - 3 pictures on: August 18, 2006 10:22:01 PM
so, i saw the red glitter shoes on here- and i needed to cover up a pair of converse (they were a light color and got very stained)- so this happened-





and then this-

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=113510

(i paid 5 dollars for these)


and finally these-



(i got them for 2 dollars at old navy)

i think i put too much glue on the converse, because they aren't as shiny as i would like- and i need to clean them up a bit- but over all i'm satisfied with my various glittered shoes
(and yes-  i'm obsessed with paying almost nothing for shoes)

any comments/suggestions welcome

oh-? any ideas of what kind of laces would look good with the converse? - i'm not crazy about the black laces

(edited becuase i goofed, and then i lied a little and goofed again- but it's all fine now- i promise)
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pretty pretty blue apron dress (too many pictures) on: August 18, 2006 10:07:05 PM
there are only a few weeks until i will head back to college- so i'm trying to use my mother's serger as much as possible before i'm downgraded to a sewing machine (i don't mean to whine- i know i'm horribly spoiled  Tongue )- anyway- i found this fabric for a dollar a yard and after browsing crafster for a bit i was inspired by an apron shirt/ dress thing (once i find the post agian i'll post the link here) -  i made this--

front-



side-




back-




and my curl-up-and-watch-an-Edward-norton-interview-shot-




any comments/ suggestions for improvement completely appreciated

edited to add picture
19  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / i loooooooooooove red glitter on: August 10, 2006 09:17:57 PM
you guys have inspired me, after seeing the truly wonderful glitter shoes people have made i decided to fufill my dream of having dorothy shoes and make myself a pair (much to the dismay of my family and friends)-

here they are-




the shoes i covered were strange sued-ish shoes that i got for 5 bucks

of course any comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome

oh and just wait till you see my converse.... i have to wait till they're dry to take pictures................ i hate waiting
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i'm a genie in a teapot on: August 01, 2006 11:34:46 PM
this is a hoodie i made out of 2 old t-shirts and some random fabric,
i thought it was a bit plain, so i painted a genie coming out af a teapot on the front,
the hoodie is kind of horrible, the hood part really has issues, as you can probably tell it's off-center (any suggestions for fixing it or hiding this are very welcome)
yup, anyway- here it is


and a clearer picture of the painting-\



ultimately this may just be a dry run for a better, improved hoodie

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