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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Way to tiny [Pink Spiders] tee-shirt into a new bag! on: July 03, 2008 10:58:48 PM
I bought a youth small tee-shirt at a concert the other day. It was only $5 and compaired to the shirts that would have fit me at $25 it was a steal! I <3 The Pink Spiders!
I roughly used thejordy's tutorial for a Jordy bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0, but my bag came out more round bottomed then square bottomed.  Wink I still love it though!

Before I cut it up:


In progress, because you can see the actual color of the lining:


And now all done!
The front:


The back:


The inside (And like I said the color is waaaaaay off here. The "in progress" picture show the color the best), I love this fabric:


The handy inside pocket:


And a not so great action picture:


My bag is a little lopsided, but you can't tell unless you look really hard. I love my new bag, but I might add a snap to close it. Smiley
Thank you for looking!

Paizlee
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends! on: September 10, 2007 08:16:00 PM
I made this for the Foster's swap, but I couldn't help posting it here as well.... And so now that PatriaE has received my package I present to you.... CHEESE!


This picture is a little blurry, but you can see his hair (and my messy sewing table, haha):

 
And a reference picture:


Details: Cheese is made out of Caron simply soft in soft yellow. And his eyes are white felt. I think he is about 12in long, including his legs. Also, he has about four pipe cleaners in his neck, they have stuffing around them though. He's crocheted in the round, amigurumi style. I just made up the pattern as I went, but I think he came out even better then I could have imagined! It was pretty hard to give him away, haha.... So I'm making myself a Bloo-Cheese!! (Not that exciting, just the same pattern, but made out of blue yarn....)

Thank you for looking! Cheesy
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Plastic bag headbands! on: June 27, 2007 01:13:21 AM
Thanks to jamiewatchthestars and her tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178442.0) I made a few headbands! Out of plastic bags!
(Sorry the pictures are a bit large.....)
First one I made:

(It's not done yet... And I think it is a bit on the wide side... Haha)

This one has flowers on it! (I cut the flowers out of different bags and put a piece of white bag over that. And then ironed away.)

Still not wearable yet.... The flowers came out nice though...

But then I made this one:

This one has a layer of white over the color as well, but this one is actually done! I glued it on to a plastic headband I already had using hot glue.
And an 'action' shot!

I really like the way this one came out. I need to get a few more headbands to finish the other ones, but I couldn't handle not posting them!

I also made another one, but I got iron happy and melted the bag so much it is way too small for a headband! So I made a wristband!

I used velcro as a closure. I don't know how much I'll wear it. Because it kind of blends in with my skin and makes it just look like I have a weird checked fungus... Or something. And that is why there is no action shot for it... Hahaha.

Well, I think I found my new obsession of the moment! I think a lot of my friends are going to get headband presents for a while!

Thank you for looking! Comments are well appreciated!  Cheesy
-Paizlee
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fred Jones Part 2: ipod.... on: December 26, 2006 10:19:28 PM
I made this last night, cause I was bored.... and wanted to make something, but I don't know where to post it so here seems good.
I got the Ben Folds cd 'Rockin' the Suburbs' for christmas, and it has the song 'Fred Jones part 2'. And I really like it and when I made this little guy I had that song stuck in my head.... and so his name is Mr. Jones!

I think he's pretty cute, but too happy for that song, but oh well.....

-Paizlee
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Mix tape on: October 21, 2006 12:52:27 AM
OK, I just finished this and it was my first freezer paper stencil. I am now hooked. I don't know why I never tried this until now. But here is the shirt I made:

I am also gonna add 'love and mixtapes' on it. Like the tape is coming out of it. I am gonna do that part free hand. But I am out of black paint (the paint is black, but turned out weird in the picture). And I have to go to sleep now.... School in the morning. But I will post more pictures when I finish it.

I hope you like it! 
Thank you for looking. Cheesy
-Paizlee
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Rock and Roll Queen on: August 17, 2006 12:37:46 AM
This was a senior project from my high school. You take a ceiling tile and flip it over and paint on it. The bad thing about mine is that I graduated in 2005.... So I am really bad with procrastination (or should it be good?) and I did this at the beginning of this summer. Yeah, a year later. But at least I got mine done. A girl I graduated with moved to Utah and never brought hers back! So here's mine:

My idea came from the song "Rock and Roll Queen" by The Subways.
The rock and roll Queen:

And a detail of the guys face:

And a detail of the crown:

Yup, that's all.
Thanks for looking.... and telling me what you think. (hint, hint... haha.)
-Paizlee
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I made a dress! **now with an attempt at a tutorial** on: August 14, 2006 09:23:31 PM
So, I was on here yesterday and saw someone had made a pillow case into a shirt (I can't remember where I saw it....). I wanted to make one, but my chest is a little too big for that. I was gonna make one out of some fabric I had lying around, but realized I had enough to make a dress, so I did. In the end my dress isn't even like the pillow case shirt, but whatever! So here it is:

I don't like my arms (but who really likes their arms?) so I am gonna wear a shrug over the top (that's the brown...)
So here you can see the straps (but with a shirt underneath):

And this one is really blurry, but you can see the leanth of it (for some reason my little sister couldn't manage to take an unblurry one!   Wink haha...)

I put elastic around the top and under the bust. The top elastic is a little tight (I might end up taking it out or something...), but other than that I love my new dress Cheesy! It kinda reminds me of a picnic because of the plaid fabric, haha!
-Paizlee
*** Sad if this is really confusing, just tell me please! Or if you have any questions, please ask  Huh***
**Cause it's the first tutrial I have ever made.... So be nice!**
1. I started with about 1- yards of fabric (44 in. wide) and some elastic ( in. wide).
2. For the measurements (of the top): I measured under my bust: 40-in. And I measured above my bust: 39-in. And how long, top to bottom of one boob: 10-in.
3. I folded the fabric in half (unfold it and fold it the other way) Hard to describe so I drew a picture, hope that it makes it a little more clear:

4. I drew it out like this (for the measurements I divided my under bust measurement in half: 20-in. and added 5-in. to that. And that is how wide I drew it out: 25-in. for the above and below the bust.):

5. I didnt cut any thing yet. I sewed the dark reddish lines. Leaving some at the top to make a casing for the elastic.
6. After I sewed it I cut off the excess. Then I made straps with what was left over. The straps are just two rectangles sewn with wrong sides together and then turned the right way and sewn to hold it flat.
7. I folded and ironed a casing for the elastic. But I did not put the elastic in yet.
8. I pined the straps on (while I had the dress on.) and had my Mom pin them on in the back. And sew them on the same line as the elastic casing, so you could still put the elastic in: 

9. I sewn on the elastic for under the bust:

Cut a piece of elastic shorter then the under bust measurement (mine being 40-in. I made it about 35-in.) As you sew it to the wrong side of the fabric stretch it out so it fits all the way around. This will make it bunch up when you are done.
10. Put the top elastic (cut another piece the same size as the under bust one) in the casing. And sew the elastic together and the casing closed.
11. You can hem up the dress, but I didnt have too. I went the lazy way and just left the salvage edge, because it was just the right length. I was lucky. But if you are shorter then I am (I hope not Im only 5 1,  Wink) you can hem it up as you need. Or if youre taller then I am, I would use a 60-in. wide fabric.
12. And now you have a new dress!! Haha.
Hope it helps!!
-Paizlee
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / What kind of paint on leather?? on: August 12, 2006 01:55:37 PM
I got this clutch bag for 75 cents at a yard sale today, but when I took off the price sticker some of the color came off   Sad (it's hard to see in the picture, but if you look on the right side of the flap you can see the kinda tan color underneath...and sorry for the bread in the back ground. My kitchen has the best light in my house...)

So I was wondering what is the best kind of paint to use on leather (I don't think it is real leather, but it is slick-ish like leather. I wanna stencil a flower or a bird on the spot to cover it up.

So if you know what kind of paint (if any) can be used on leather, help would be great!! Cheesy

Also if you know where to find a tutorial on freezer paper stenciling that would be good too (I can't seem to find one, and I keep hearing it is the best way to stencil....So I wanna try it.)

Thank you, thank you!
Paizlee
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / La-di-da... I worte on some shoes (image-image!) on: August 09, 2006 12:15:22 AM
So awhile ago I wrote on these marjory cheep shoes ($3.98! Cheesy) I got from Wal-Mart.
I wrote band names and song lyrics on them. There really aren't that original, but whatever I really like them. And they are comfy too (always a plus). Sorry, ahead of time, my camera is kinda crappy Sad....
Can't really see them well....

A side view....

And another....

And back one.... The Just in Bin... that's my "band"....

Then by the laces...

And one of them on....


Sorry, for all the images.... I just really wanted you to be able to see all of them.
Evertime I wear them people ask what they say... And you really can't tell them everything, so I just say "Many, many, things... Bands and stuff." I know not very descriptive, but I never know what to say.

Thanks for looking! Wink
-Paizlee
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My first.... on: August 03, 2006 08:42:21 PM
post not stencil.....
Well, I really like mandolins. I really like boys. So I really like boys that play mandolin.
So I made a shirt that states just that:

and

and then done

Sorry my camera=crap, so you can't see the finished one very well.

Feedback is good, comments are good too Cheesy...

Thanks,
Paizlee
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