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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Neat-o Kitchen (pic heavy) on: July 30, 2008 01:28:18 PM
I would be very interested to know where you got this wood tiling!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: skirts without zippers? on: December 22, 2005 11:04:15 PM
You could try making an all-button flap closure or a wrap skirt with a tie.
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Amazing and inexpensive Christmas (or any occasion!) gift idea! on: December 20, 2005 07:36:26 PM
I had a lot of people to get Christmas gifts for and not so much $$cha-ching, so here's my solution for great gifts on a $15-$25 a piece budget.

First I got each person a t-shirt that I felt was very "them".
A few places to get some cool ones are:
www.threadless.com
www.omgclothing.com
www.delias.com
www.naiveclothing.c om
www.crystalcityclot hing.com
www.localcelebrity. net
www.urbn.com
I did all my shopping online. I live in a Katrina-affected area and the stores are WAY TOO INSANE here to enjoyably go shopping!
I rolled each shirt and tied it with cute ribbon, trimming, or fabric strips that I already had laying around.
Price: $15-$20 per shirt

Next, I went to Goodwill to pick up an LP for each gift. Be sure to get the thinner, kinda floppy kind, not the high fidelity.
I made bowls out of them. I know that there's instructions on here somewhere on how to do that. Short version: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place a oven-safe glass bowl upside down on a cookie sheet. Place LP centered on the glass bowl. Put the whole thing in the oven for 3-5 minutes. When it comes out, shape it the way you want. Viola! Bowl!
Price: 50 cents per LP

Then I got some wrapping supplies from Michael's: Colored cellophane ($3 per roll),  ribbon ($1 per roll), and tissue paper ($2 a pack)

After that, I made some WAY COOL gift tags in photoshop with each recipient's name on it. I made each one 3x2 so I could go get them printed at CVS as 2 per 4x6 print. I posted them below, because I'm so in love with them!





Price: 29 cents per 2 tags.

Now I put it all together:
I put the tissue paper in the bowl, then the t-shirt on the tissue paper. Then, I wrapped the whole thing in a  pretty cellophane bundle and tied it with ribbon. Then, I punched a little hole in the corner of each gift tag and threaded though the ribbon.

And there you have it!

My friends loved them!
Let me know what you think! And which gift tag is the coolest.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mix Tape Hoodie! on: September 14, 2005 05:10:25 PM
I think it's called Broadband Deluxe
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mix Tape Hoodie! on: September 13, 2005 06:52:20 PM
Jaami,
Because I made a version of the design copyrighted for my own personal use, I am not infringing on any copyright laws. If I was selling it, that would be a different story. My father is a well-known professional photographer. Believe me, I am well versed in the areas of copyrights and their infringements.

Plus, "Imitation is the finest form of flattery!"

Thanks for your time.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mix Tape Hoodie! on: August 19, 2005 08:49:34 PM
I found them in the home section, I suppose. It was a good while ago. They were right by the sewing machines.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Party Frock. on: May 15, 2005 02:29:36 PM
I started out with this absolutely hideous semi-formal dress that they were trying to pedal-off to some loser at Dillards. Well, I'm no loser, but I bought it and I came up with this 1980's-ballerina-at-a-dance-club drop-waisted-little-black-dress kind of vibe.

Everyone needs a little black dress.
Lemme know what you think.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Records on: May 14, 2005 12:01:34 AM
I made record bowls outta my "Jane Fonda's Workout" records.

But not my Beatles records.

Yes, I know I'm lucky to have them. Revolver, Rubber Soul, Abbey Road and Meet the Beatles.

Yes, you should be jealous.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Way-Cool Green Scarf + I Don't Wear Scarves = New Top! on: May 01, 2005 02:32:44 PM
That looks gorgeous! Could you post a tutorial? Did you sew a zipper into it? How do you get in and out of it? Is the T-shirt material only in the back? Did you find it hard to sew the scarf material?

Curious and very impressed,
Cristina

The tute's still in the works. There's no zipper. The fabric's very thin, and it probably wouldn't lay too nicely with a zipper. The t-shirt panel provides enough stretch to get in and out of it. The t-shirt panel is a rectangle and only in the back. I actually found the scarft material to be very easy to sew on. I was careful to use the correct stitch with it, though. Your sewing machine's owner's manual should be able to tell you what stitch is best for your purpose and fabric.

Thanks for your compliments and interest!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Way-Cool Green Scarf + I Don't Wear Scarves = New Top! on: April 29, 2005 08:30:01 PM
very cute, i love those kinds of fabric patterns. how does it stay up?

There's a seam there and the t-shirt panel gives it a little stretch. But it's mostly boobs. I wear it with a good, strapless bra, which is advisable.

Anddd... *tutorial coming soon*

Stay tuned, tell me what you think, and click that little "this rocks" thing.
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