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1  26th Birthday Outfit! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Keena on: August 30, 2011 11:01:44 AM
I've been trying to cut back from wearing black all of the damn time and incorporate colors & prints back into my life. I love that "matchy-matchy" garments are played and mixing prints is accepted.

The skirt is $1 fabric that I bought from Walmart over a year ago and the top is African fabric that I bought about 6 years ago that I was always afraid to use until now. Both garments were both hella easy to make and I look forward to making more skirts & crop tops like these! Hope ya'll like!









Thx for looking!
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2  African Inspired Waistbeads in Beads: Completed Projects by Keena on: July 01, 2011 10:30:14 AM
I've been wearing and making waistbeads for about 4 years now and I never remove them. It's part of my femininity and sexuality. For my body, I feel more comfy using elastic wire by Stretch Magic and I purchase my African Christmas beads from HappyMangoBeads.com.




I even made a simple tutorial on how to make some! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZK7BAGtSFQ

I hope you like and have been inspired.
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3  Sheer Chiffon Skirt & Vintage Inspired Bikini in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Keena on: June 24, 2011 04:40:43 PM
June 11, 2011 was San Diego's SlutWalk and I participated wearing this lovely number...


Underneath i'm wearing the bikini bottoms that I made worn as briefs...

This was my first time working with sheer fabric and thankfully the lady at the fabric store explained to me how to sew sheer fabric. She explained to me to use tissue paper (the kind that you use for gift wrapping) to sew with the chiffon so that the feed dogs of the sewing machine can catch the fabric. This was the best tip cuz it worked WONDERFULLY and it's easy to rip away once done.



Me being resourceful and reusing tissue paper that I saved from Torrid...



I made everything from scratch except for the bra foundation (I just used an old strapless bra) which I sewed the gold ruffles onto. The fabrics are swimsuit material so it's perfect for the pool & beach!



The bottoms were very easy to make. I just simply traced my underwear but extended the height of the waistband to create the high waist. EASY PEASY!



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4  Re: Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Keena on: February 11, 2011 01:28:51 PM
Ok, so here's 15 more hats that Ive crocheted within the past 2 weeks. Now i just gotta tag them and hang them around sometime next month for the homeless again. This is bitter sweet for me cuz this project was so fun to me but I dont have anymore scrap yarn now Sad . Dah'well...

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5  Re: Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Keena on: January 02, 2011 09:28:41 AM

But those were just regular people taking them...you should have handed them out or hung them near troubled areas.


I'm guessing you've mis-read or overlooked, but i did mention that we hung the hats where many homeless people resided. San Diego's downtown may be clean and have million dollar homes, but the homeless has been there since forever and they're not moving.

And how could you tell that "regular" people took the hats?! Can't judge that sole photo of the lady picking the hat thinking she's wasn't homeless nor in need! That's ignorant assumptions.



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6  Re: Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Keena on: December 13, 2010 03:39:58 PM
THANKS EVERYBODY!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy!!

I love this idea!
Did you stay around to see if anyone took them?  Or go back later to see if they were still there?  I'm so curious as to who ended up with the hats.
I love the anonymous randomness of the donation....great job.

actually we did. we went back up the blocks to see if any were taken. Out of the 11 that were hung, 3 were taken. Here's one that was placed by Monique that was taken within 10 minutes




then while we were goofing off, without even noticing, this lady swiped one. it wasn't until I was about to pull off in my car that i noticed it was gone. When my friend looked through his photos, we coincidently got a shot of the lady in the background


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7  Crochet Hats For The Homeless (Large Photos) in Crochet: Completed Projects by Keena on: December 11, 2010 10:35:15 AM


I was inspired by this man named Ernie who hung hats in trees. That's when a light bulb went off to use yarn donated to me from a co-worker in colors that I didn't care for & remnant yarn I had from previous projects. With the weather actually getting colder in Cali, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to hit the streets of downtown San Diego where many homeless people reside to show my love. My lovely friend LaRon (photog), his girlfriend Monique and her sister Melissa tagged along in support. I documented this in photos in hope that it inspires other young crafters to give back to the community in some kind of way...
Quick & Easy Pattern on Ravelry
EDIT 1.15.2011: Here's the pattern since the creator seemed to remove it from their site Sad

I made the adult Large and Extra Large and I did DOUBLE CROCHET, not half.

Size "J" Hook
Child LG/Adult SM
Ch 4 join to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 10 hdc in ring. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, hdc in each st around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: repeat rnd 4. (40 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (50 hdc)
Rnds 8-15: repeat rnd 4. (50 hdc)
Rnds 16-17: sc in each st around. Fasten off. (50 sc)
 
Adult MD/LG
Ch 4 join to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 10 hdc in ring. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, hdc in each st around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: repeat rnd 4. (40 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (50 hdc)
Rnd 8: repeat rnd 4. (50 hdc)
Rnd 9: ch 1, (hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (55 hdc)
Rnds 10-17: repeat rnd 4.
Rnds 18-19: sc in each st around. Fasten off. (55 sc)

Adult XL/XXL
Ch 4 join to form a ring
Rnd 1: ch 1, 10 hdc in ring. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st) around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 1, hdc in each st around. (30 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 1, (hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: repeat rnd 4. (40 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 1, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (50 hdc)
Rnd 8: repeat rnd 4. (50 hdc)
Rnd 9: ch 1, (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) around. (60 hdc)
Rnds 10-19: repeat rnd 4. (60 hdc)
Rnds 20-21: sc in each st around. Fasten off. (60 sc)















Hope you like and were inspired. Peace.

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8  My $4 Skirt... in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects by Keena on: November 08, 2010 10:30:46 AM
Im crazy, I made this skirt in 45 minutes, 1 hour prior to me going out a friend's birthday party...



I got the fabric from Wal-Mart for $2 a yard. I took up about 2 yards, so this skirt was only $4 total. Can't beat that!

I was gunna stab myself in the eyeball for waiting until the VERY LAST MINUTE to do this skirt, but at the same time I enjoyed the rush and challenge. It just showed me that I didn't need to bust out every pattern making tool that owned to make something so basic. Owning a serger also sped up and helped with the process drastically as well.

Hope ya'll like!

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9  Large Pasties with Video Tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Keena on: August 18, 2010 10:41:24 AM
I know there's already a Pastie Tutorial, however I decided to share my own as well. I'm one of those ladies that has huge areolas (don't hate!!  Grin ) and my nipples LAUGH at the pasties that are sold in stores. So as usual i had to take matters into my own hands.

I made 20 pasties as party favors to my guests for my birfday party next week. They bedda like 'em cuz I burnt myself so many times making these thangs, LOL! I made the pasties in medium and large sizes. Don't wanna discriminate!





I followed the original tutorial, however i tweaked it some. I used a bigger circle & heart and i glued the sequins working from outside going in. If you watch my video tutorial you'll see what i mean.

>>>MY VIDEO TUTORIAL<<<

Hope you liked!
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10  Re: Pasties (How To) for all you aspiring burlesque queens in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Keena on: August 16, 2010 10:35:17 AM
made 20 of these suckas as party favors  to my guests for my birfday next week themed: Strippers and Cupcakes. Hope my guests like them cuz i burnt my fingers COUNTLESS of times from the hot glue but i LOVE the results!




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