a friend of mine and i partied it up the other day with DIY screenprinting and a game of thrones marathon! needless to say, a surplus of epicness existed that night.
i am raising funds for global peace exchange, specifically the sponsored sustainable development project in nepal starting this summer with our partnership with the earth child institute, who i will have the honor or interning with for three months starting in may!
so we have been doing some creative fundraising, and this is the result of one of them.
i saved images of the process so if anyone is interested in a tutorial please message me and i will post one!
thank you so much for reading, and if anyone has any suggestions or links to stencil resources or how have advice on how to make stencils from regular pictures, i would really appreciate! this is a new crafty journey i am embarking on and i would appreciate all the help i can get!
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uterus "grow a pair" Soffe shorts
i found this stencil online but cannot find the source again. if anyone knows it, please let me know so i can give credit! thank you
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DFTBA nerdfighter boyshort panties
made of 100% awesome
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sterling mallory archer pajama pants
these pants were a steal in the subway in seoul for 500 won.
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rocky horror picture show frank n. furter cut-offs
for all you never nudes out there
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thanks for looking! again, if you have any ideas, please feel free to share!
Christmas is coming around and I really want to make something for my boyfriend. He just got his hair all chopped off so his head is super-cold all the time. Any suggestions for patterns for beanies for guys? It would be really appreciated! Thank you so much, Joa
Just wrapped up a personal swap with iampoison (where I was spoiled accordingly). Here are a few of the crocheted things I made (more to come, but since her second package is soon it be on its way, I can't post them now):
A similar scarf was on her Wists. It was knitted, but since I can't knit worth a lick, I crocheted it. I think it turned out okay, considering the HOURS it took to hand-stitch all of those felt letters on (it was fun though, since I was watching Hex and The Bourne Identity whilst doing so--plus, I'm just so glad it came out alright):
I also made three book thongs, each with three or four beads and charms at one end, then one matching bead at the other. They each came in a different size, for paperback, hardback, and magazine reading. Here are two of them:
I think I'm definitely going to be making myself some book thongs (they're SO expensive in the store--it's ridiculous!), as well as some of these kiwi bobby pins. I actually love how they came out ^____^ (just crocheted them up, sewed on seeds in black thread, and hot-glued the bunch to bobby pins):
In my recent personal swap with iampoison, she noted that she enjoyed all things Happy Berry (the logo of a clothing line in Ai Yazawa's manga, Paradise Kiss--I love making things out of it!). So I made her a tube top. I cut off the top and sleeves of a XL green turtleneck, then pinned it to a guesstimated size, proceeded to sew up the sides. Then I cut out part of a maroon night T-shirt to fit the bottom of the green tube. Using fabric from a maroon silk skirt, two fabric squares, and a bed sheet, I was able to hand stitch the Happy Berry appliqué on (I am proud of this):
As well, she mentions in one of her Livejournal entries that she likes Invader Zim, so I cut out the designs from the front and back and sewed them together, leaving a corner open so that I could flip it right-side out and stuff it (it's so soft!):
Pretty simplistic, this pillow was, so get at it! Transform all of those old T-shirts into pillows!
Basically, if you have a friend or family member who you know needs a good up-lifting, you can post about them on Cheery Craft and wait for a response. The response will be several packages at the doorstep of that friend or family member, who is now incredibly bouncy on account of the caring and encouragement that was knitted, crocheted, sewn, pressed, pasted, painted, or printed into every card or package (or at least, this is the idea).
If you have a depressed daughter or a hurting friend, they can all do with a little cheery crafting, don't you think?
I'm really hoping this community kicks off and is a bit hit someday. Please, if you're interested, join! While this isn't a community to receive tangible gifts, the gift of giving is so satisfying.
But I have planned in the future for there to be "The Cheeriest of a Month." This person will receive some sort of prize or package or crafted love from me. Or maybe I can compile a sort of donation, or just buy something myself, such as is done with Craftster Challenges.
If anyone has any questions or comments, please let me know!
While this isn't on a HUGE charity or social cause scale, and more on a personal one, I hope this is the right place to put this
EDIT: As you may see, I am in desperate need of promoting banners! I would love anything tangible (like business cards!) that I can send along with swaps I'm doing. Graphic banners are good too, for LiveJournal promotion, as well as on my site and anyone else who is interested in promoting. I would greatly appreciate LiveJournal avatars (anything to go with the theme) and even eye-pleasing banners for the profile page, since all I have now is colourful text. All you Photoshop-savvy people, I need you! Please PM me.
I propose a HEX swap! You know, that awesome Brit TV show that comes on BBC America for SUPERNATURAL SATURDAY? (*says this is a big-doom voice*) Well, for those of you in the UK, probably NOT on BBC America, but you get the general idea.
I've only seen the recent episodes, but I'm in LOVE. It's so silly at times, but overall I enjoy the story and the characters and the plot-twists. I've only seen like maybe five episodes, but I've got all of the seasons wishlisted on my Amazon, so I'm all ready and willing to be fan-girly!
Should I be making a new post? I already have one up...I hope no one minds...
Anyway, I made all this stuff ages ago, but I hardly ever posted on Craftster then, so here it is now!:
I actually posted that kiwi beanie before, but back then it didn't have earflaps and it was sort of shabby looking. I'm really happy the way it turned out with the earflaps and all.
For the rainbow clutch, it was commissioned, the girl drew a picture. She also drew one of a cherry clutch, but I don't have any good pictures of that one. It's my FAVOURITE though, of all the things I've ever made. It's so cute, I wanted to keep it.
The cupcake clutch I made by mistake. I misunderstood what a girl commissioning a bag from me wanted (she said a cupcake clutch, but she meant in the SHAPE of a cupcake, haha, oops), so I'm left with this little bugger. I liked how it came out so I was sort of sad that she didn't like it, but it wasn't what she wanted so I understand XD...
The Pikachu beanie was for someone completely obsessed with all things Pokemon.
A reconned Mickey Mouse sheet dress, that's what! I made this many a month ago, but never thought to post about it. I worked on it into the night on School Nights, then woke up in the morning very early to finish it before school one day, where I wore it. The finishing touches were done very sloppy-like, because I was in such a rush to show it off.
Overall, my schoolmates accepted and applauded my accomplishment. When a cute bow hair-band and some black flats, I felt on top of the world. One of my friends promptly drew up a design for a dress, handed me two bedsheets, and asked me to get sewin'
Okay, okay, here are the pictures!
Sorry, no before pictures, just picture this fabric, but a bedsheet. As well as some cheap, white tulle.
My first time really making anything wearable (and with ruffles), the closest to starting from scratch, too.
I'll probably never, ever wear it again...but it was nice to make it.