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811  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: i have a bajillion shoes! anyone have good organizational ideas? on: August 18, 2006 09:39:39 AM
I've used over-the-door shoe pouches for years and years.  The best ones are made of canvas -- the vinyl ones tear.  I keep meaning to sew my own so they can be jazzy and not tacky, but as long as my shoes stay up, I'm not too motivated to start that project. 

In college one year, I had a teeny-tiny dorm room, and, of course, a million pairs of shoes that I had to have at school.  My "closet" had a fabric curtain "door" held up by hooks, almost like a shower curtain.  I removed said curtain, and mounted two canvas over-the-door hangers (they have grommet holes) right on the hooks.  My shoes were like a closet door.  It worked great. 

One caveat -- I once loaded up a shoe hanger so heavily (must've been during the Platform Years)  on an old door, that the door actually cracked vertically.  My nice handyman glued it back together, and instead of using over-the-door hooks, he drilled screws/bolts right into the door for the grommet holes. 

Hope this helps.  I'm still looking for more doors to attack.
812  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Flip-flops on: August 18, 2006 09:33:38 AM
Okay, so I've seen tons of flip-flop mods where the shoe becomes...ta da!...a shoe.  My bathroom decor is Flip Flop.  The shower curtains, a picture frame, and there are about 10 pairs sticky-tacked to the walls in more or less random ways. 

Does anyone have projects/ideas/crafts for turning a flip flop into something else?  Like the aforementioned picture frame or other type of decor?  I'd really like to take the bathroom to The Next Level.

Thanks!
813  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Orange and yellow worm/snake tie rack on: August 16, 2006 02:03:58 PM
Abi and Mr. Fiancé lived in a castle where she had too many shoes...
Mr. Fiancé had so many ties, he didn't know what to do!
So she built him a tie rack like a worm or a snake,
He filled it right up -- now another she should make!



Now for the close-ups:





It really is orange, despite the terrible lighting in our bedroom.  I used old housepaint from my parents' latest house-painting fiasco.  Their front door is this color!
814  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Polar Fleece Sewing Machine Cover on: August 16, 2006 01:56:24 PM
Though, like many of you, I despise the way the polar fleece has multiplied like bunnies and is now devouring all the other fibers like, say, wool, silk, even corduroy, I taught a sewing class on polar fleece projects because it had great marketability to the beginning sewer crowd.  For my part, I appliqued circles of polar fleece and made a snug and brightly colored sewing machine cover.  


It's so soft and purty!
815  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Floral Slipcovered Ikea footstool and curbside rocking chair on: August 16, 2006 07:23:05 AM



I'm REALLY short, so if I just dangle my feet off the couch, my knees start feeling wonky.  Because of this, I invariably curl up on the couch and switch positions so much I think I have restless legs syndrome.  SO, Mr. Fiancé and I went to Ikea and bought a Knoppe footstool.  I love it!  Only problem is it looks like they lost the slipcover.  Turns out, it doesn't come with one.  So I made one.  Notice ribbon detailing and appliqué of extra flower on the top.

It matches:



The awesome -- though kind of bunchy -- slipcover on this rocking chair that Mr. Fiancé found on the curb two years ago.  It had been this dingy bluish gray, and when I took it apart to replicate the cover, I discovered it had already been slipcovered!  The original was gross itchy brown plain wool nast.  
816  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Red hot chili pepper overalls -- for baby! on: August 16, 2006 07:10:45 AM
I had leftover scraps from making my friend and her now-husband chili pepper pajama pants for wedding presents.  And there's a baby who still has a few weeks to go, as of now, but there was a shower a few weeks ago.  Do you think I bought a onesie and appliquéd on a chick or turtle?  I did not.  I made this baby the most rocking-est Red Hot overalls.  Three different chili pepper fabrics,plus white iron-on fuzzy letters.  Enjoy!

817  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Boxer Shorts Pillowcases on: August 16, 2006 03:53:56 AM
Thanks for the tips.  I think I figured out what's going to work for me.  I can retake the photos in the "good" setting setting on my camera, which has a pitifully low resolution.  I tried it with sock monkeys that I've since posted, and I was able to upload.  Stay tuned for real pictures!
818  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Newest Mohair Bear from a Newbie! on: August 15, 2006 03:31:38 PM
Peter is my favorite.  He reminds me of my hopelessly disproportionate muttly dog.  I checked out the ebay site, guys and gals...so much for starting at $9.99 -- it's over $200.

This is no "craft" --

this is artistry!

<low whistle>
819  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Trio of Sock Monkeys in Repose on: August 15, 2006 03:13:20 PM
Okay, so I know there are zillions of sock monkeys trolling the internet

But make room for this trio of cuteness!

They don't have names, yet, but I'm open to suggestion



The red and white and blue and white striped cuties are made from kids' sized Ralph Lauren socks, and the rounder blue paisley number has embroidered eyes.  

Which made me remember I'm not so good at embroidery.

Names?
820  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: anyone know a pattern that would make a coat similar to this??? on: August 15, 2006 08:42:08 AM
http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=12494&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1364&iMainCat=12

This is my favorite anthropologie coat this year...and it's only $188.00!  Bargain!
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