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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting Sports Bras on: February 24, 2006 09:08:37 PM
This is just an idea, but maybe try sewing one with some soft T-shirt fabric?  If you double-side it, it might be sturdy enough, but it is still stretchy and has a lot of give.  And perhaps you could finish the bottom off with ribbon or bias tape and then tie it behind so that there is more support on the bottom.  If you don't hem it, it probably won't take that much sewing--mostly cutting the shapes, and then sewing it at the sides.

I don't know if that is a ridiculous option or not, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: This THING!? What could I do with it? on: February 11, 2006 09:43:22 AM
Hahaha, my mom uses those things in her lab and when I was little they were my primary toys.  But all I really did was rearrange them in their boxes with holes on top (only empty ones, none that had DNA or anything in them! Tongue), so I don't really know what you could do with them other than that...

I like kinkyknit's lip gloss bracelet idea!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / School Spirit Earrings! on: January 28, 2006 10:53:20 AM
My school's colors are orange and blue, and our spirit week just ended, so I'm chock full of school spirit.

These are really easy to make.  I just took an index card, colored the front orange and the back blue, and cut boxes out.  Then I covered both sides on clear contact paper and poked holes in them with a paper clip / needlenose pliers (not the most time-efficient task).  Then jump rings and earring parts.  Pretty self-explanatory Smiley

In action:


The back (but it could also be the front if I twisted the earring hook more):


My kind of lame attempt to show the double-sided coloring:


4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Plant Cell Necklace on: December 26, 2005 08:59:35 PM
I was looking through these boards to think of a good gift for some friends, and stumbled across the cell pillow.  I thought it was a GREAT idea, but, dude, I can't crochet.  So instead, I put the pliers to the metal and made this.



The image was drawn on index card with a couple layers of white label stuck on top of it to cover the lines and add sturdiness, so it has a little heft to it.  After I colored it in, I covered it with contact paper, put a hole in it, put a jump ring in, and it was done.  My "prototype" had wire surrounding the edge for the cell wall, but I decided to leave it off, although now I think I might add it again, if I can.  Anyway, it is pretty simple.

It's a Christmas present for my mom (we have 2 Christmases at my house--one with my extended family on Xmas Day, and one with just our nuclear family a few days later--so I am not late!).  My mom is a plant biologist, so I think she can connect with it on a cellular level... pun intended!  Anyway, I am not sure if she will ever wear it, but I think it is cute, even though the nucleus and the ER remind me of a baby shrimp or something.  I was going to bead the chain into intron/exon patterns, but was too lazy!  So, ta-da.

The best part was that it cost me exactly $0 to make this, because I had all the stuff lying around!


5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Laptop Protecter Case on: June 18, 2005 10:49:16 PM
Eee, it's lovely!  When you have to take your laptop out separately at the airport security, I bet everyone will go "oooh, ahhh".

Seriously, it looks SUPER professional!  the kind of thing you buy at expensive hipster boutiques. Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vegas/Casino night tote/diaper bag! :) on: June 17, 2005 02:33:03 PM
I have not an inkling of doubt when I say that is the coolest diaper bag I have EVER seen.  EVER.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: A bit o' randomness: T-shirt Ideas. Post your own! on: June 17, 2005 10:25:58 AM
ellseybell, I love that SO much!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: rose-embroidered corset on: June 15, 2005 09:13:08 PM
eee!  That makes me want to make a corset, which is hard to do because I have done boning before and did not like it, so I am wary of doing it again...

again, EEE!  I love it.  Must have taken forever!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The Beehive Camera Bag Makes Its Move (picture-intense) on: June 15, 2005 07:17:51 PM
I was inspired by all the hip hip bags (Smiley) and was going to make this bag to house my delicious new camera that is rather bulky yet has no bag of its own: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31379.0;topicseen.  However, being silly, I looked at the picture and then at my fabric, and not at all the steps in between, and I wound up with this.  I like it a lot--it is still a little bulky and rather dorky, but it gets the job done and is very cushy and nice.

The black stuff is prequilted and from scraps from my brother's Halloween ninja costume from a year or two ago  Grin  The lining is yellow broadcloth from Wal-Mart  Shocked  from scraps from a shirt I made for art class not long ago.  The lining is actually a layer of quilted + a layer of yellow, and so the superthickness of the hem of the final product (essentially 4 layers of quilted and 2 layers of broadcloth, since I had to fold the hem over, and there's another layer of quilted in back for the flap) explains why the topstitching is so awful.  Also, I am lazy. Tongue

Essentially the entire thing only cost $0.15 to make, because it was all from scraps except the yellow slide holder thing.

Also!  It can be worn on the hip or on the shoulder, which is nice Smiley  And the fastening is velcro.

Without further ado!:


The camera bag is back in action and attracting more bees than ever.


The camera bag grew nauseated after being swung on the photographer's shoulder for too long, despite appearing equally cool in this position.


The camera bag beckons seductively for the photographer to approach.


The photographer falls prey to the camera bag's Jedi powers and approaches.


Posing sedately for its closeup, the camera bag winks slowly at the photographer.


Having misjudged the nature of the photographer's true feelings, the camera bag dies of heartbreak.  It is disembowled and subsequently dissected for study by aspiring medical students.


I hope you guys like it.  If it is absolutely too dorky for me to go out in public wearing it, let me know, but I am proud of it Grin  Obviously, my camera wasn't in it when I took the pictures, so it bulges out a little more than it appears to, but not grossly so.
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sketches: dinomonster, roadkill kitty and the snake that ate & ate on: June 10, 2005 08:45:01 PM
ABSOLUTE GENIUS.

As the sister of a 9-year-old kid whose birthday is coming up, is it okay with you if I make similar things? Tongue
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