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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Pumpkin Soaps on: October 03, 2008 07:22:32 PM
 Grin My first soaps, glycerin in shades of orange, green, and purple. Delicately scented with green apple and wild berry. I'm also working on some skull shapes and pumpkins in fall colors and scents to use through harvest time and into Thanksgiving, as well as lollipop versions of all. I think they would be fun to give out at work at Halloween! I hope you like!




2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Zipper pouches, kimono and dotty on: August 21, 2008 01:06:01 PM
 Grin I made my first zipper pouches recently, and they came out surprisingly well!

They were both made for two different swaps, and now that my partners have received I thought I would post them up. They both have a clear vinyl pocket on the front.

The first one is a kimono themed zipper pouch:


and my favorite part, the lining:


The next is a blue dotty theme, since my partner said she liked blue and dots!:


and the pretty lining:
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Spring Outfits and Bed for Blythe! on: April 08, 2008 03:50:57 PM
After I received my first Blythe I really got crafty again after a break. It is so much fun to make tiny little clothes for her! Here are some of the most recent things I've made, graciously modeled by my girl Maisy.

A winter hat set I made from super cute rainbow heart fleece. Features a hat, scarf, and little mittens!


This is the first thing I made for her. A vest, skirt, and little gold key necklace.


Next is a cute blue dotty tea length strapless dress.


Babydoll dress, so cute!


Cute little sockies


And two tube tops w/ cute little honey bee necklaces




Phew! That's it for the clothes, but I also re-vamped a boyd's bear bed for her too. It was originally hunter green, so I spray painted it white and made the little mattress!


Sorry this was such a big post! Hope you enjoy!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first clutch/bag, vinyl mock-up on: November 04, 2007 04:47:57 PM
I found this huge piece of white vinyl at Joanne the other day for 2 bone, and decided to try a clutch mock-up.

I've never sewn vinyl or made any type of bag or clutch before, so this was a learning experience.

This clutch is pretty rough, I'm happy with how it turned out, but I don't really like it.

There are a few mistakes which I will know how to fix next time, but the white just isn't me.

I saw some great patent leather looking vinyl at wal-mart that I will be picking up to remake this clutch, I think it would be cuter for fall Smiley





This thing holds so much stuff, it would make a great carry-in bag for work or a great makeup bag.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Trying my hand at jewelry on: September 30, 2007 05:20:28 PM
I usually stick to making clothes, but after being busy with work and school I've really just wanted some instant craft gratification. So, I've started making some jewelry I've never made any before. I'd love some opinions.

The necklace is pretty long, it hangs to about between my boobies, and it has a larger set of sage colored faux pearls higher up the chain. This was just the best shot to show the detail.

These are just some simple dangles, I'm getting married in June so I'm obsessed with everything white and dainty right now.
I'll try to get some better photos up tomorrow when there is light in my craft room.
6  UNITED STATES / Indiana / Anyone in or around Kokomo? on: June 07, 2007 08:36:12 PM
I've been living in Kokomo for close to two years now and I just can't find or make any friends. I'd especially love to meet to craft or even just meet people around my age who share similar crafty interests. I'm 20 and desperate!  Wink
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Knotty Headbands on: May 27, 2007 12:09:53 PM
I usually spend way too much time looking at various clothing sites for inspiration. Well, I saw these really cute knotted headbands at UO and just had to have one right away. So far I have just made two, but I foresee making one to go with every outfit.

This one is kind of skinny, I made it from leftover scraps from a tunic I made a few days ago.

This one is fatter, after making the first one I decided I wanted the knot to be bigger. It's made from an old white tee.

And a close up of the knot. I adore these headbands, they are so easy to make and only take a couple minutes.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Computer Chair Redo on: May 10, 2007 04:04:38 PM
My boyfriend's mom left this old computer chair with us. It was in pretty bad shape, but I cleaned it up, spray painted it white and covered it in pretty fabric.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair003.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair002.jpg
And here is a close up of the fabric, which actually came from a 3$ tablecloth I got at the dollar store.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair001.jpg
I'm thinking of adding a ruffle around the seat, but I'm not sure yet, and I need a nap. Grin

UPDATE: So, I ended up not adding the ruffle after all. I also don't have this chair anymore, it was horribly uncomfortable and for some reason I thought making it look cute would make it feel better for my butt  Roll Eyes. I ended up giving it to my little cousin, it shouldn't hurt her skinny 8 yr. old butt as much as mine.

If anyone is interested in how I did the chair, the bottom and the back part are just plastic pieces held on by screws, so I just took them off and spray painted them, and then screwed them back on after I covered the padded parts. As far as recovering went, I just cut out fabric in a similar shape as the chair parts, pulled it tight, and stapled it into place. It was pretty easy and took me about an hour to construct after the paint had dried. I recommend getting a staplegun, I don't have one and it would have been a lot faster had I not had to use a normal stapler! I am planning on getting a new computer chair, a much comfier one to do this to. Oh, and a staplegun.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 Summer Tops on: April 26, 2007 02:18:39 PM
That's right, 2 tops for summer. Both of these are made from my own pattern with dollar bin fabric.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/summershirts001.jpg
This one is a raglan sleeve shirt made from t-shirt fabric. There is a button detail on the chest.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/detail1.png
Sleeve detail

This pretty blue top is made from some awesome fabric, it is kinda like seersucker, but in a knit.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/bluetop.png
After I made it, it seemed plain, so I added some white lace around the neck w/ a bow
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Olive green shirt on: March 18, 2007 09:39:54 PM
Quite a while back I bought this olive green jersey knit fabric from joanne's for about 3 bucks. I finally took the plunge and made something with it. It had originally started out life as a cardigan, but I decided with summer coming up that I really wasn't going to be needing a cardigan nor will I be doing any layering (Indiana has incredibly humid summers!). It has a scoop neckline with some small gathering around it, the sleeves have armbands, there is a band around the bottom and there is an insert right down the middle with side pockets. Sorry for the bad pics, my apartment has terrible lighting, I had to stand on a chair in the bathroom to get any decent pictures, and my camera seems to be on it's last leg. Anyway, on to the pics!

Side, notice pockets
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/shirt1002.jpg

Front
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/shirt1003.jpg

I'm not sure if I like it yet or not. I still need to trim some seams and press them flat. There are a few mistakes, some weird puckering on the back of one of the sleeves, which makes me kind of hesitant to wear it out of the house.
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