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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / FOUND: box of someone's photos on: January 16, 2007 09:58:00 PM
Well, here's the story with this:  I was throwing something into the dumpster at my apartment building, when I noticed a framed school portrait of a little girl.  I looked closer and found an entire box of photos on what looked like a waist high pile of moving trash. 
The box of photos turned out to be owned by one Brian Charron (dmv notice, circa 1987), husband, father of two, and gay SF leather daddy.  There are piles of baby photos of his two kids, pictures of birthdays, dune buggy races, motorcycle trips, drag ensemble performances, and wild parties. There is a handwritten (and later edited) letter written by brian, addressed to "all the people who I love so much but have treated so badly", apologizing for his lifestlye. 

It's a pretty incredible find... but I have NO idea what to do with it. 
I've looked for this guy online, no luck.  I can't imagine what this stuff would be doing in the trash unless he's died.  So I'm going to keep looking, but if I can't locate him or one of the kids, I'd like to honor his memory somehow. 
An art show?  Some of the photos are good enough to go into one, especially with the story.  Or put them into some albums?  Donate the G-rated ones to a preschool?

I'd like to hear craftster's ideas...
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first design project ever- the .. Scoodie? on: October 21, 2006 01:46:35 PM
OK, you'll have to help me come up with a better name than the scoodie. : )
I was inspired to make this after a co-woker had a very bad day... I was thinking, "If I had a day like that, I woud want a big soft hood to hide under." And so the scarf-hoodie was born. 

Since I'm still in the "everything I make is a glorified pillow" stage of sewing, I approached the project as one head-shaped pillow sewn into a long and skinny pillow (aka a scarf).  It turned out well... I wasn't sure if it would be wearable, but the co-worker says it's "whimsical", which is I guess what I was going for.  I made another one after this one, with a much bigger hood.  I think the proportions on it are a bit better.

It's the first thing I've completely designed by myself, and while it's not the greatest thing in the world, allow me a tiny bit of pride.  It looks exactly how I imagined it.  That's good for me Smiley

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