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1  My take on the Hip Mamma Diaper Bag!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by leenalivingdead on: July 07, 2009 12:36:48 PM
So after a long absence due to camera malfunctions, I can finally start posting my creations again!  And just in time for my friend to pop one out, I made a diaper bag for her!  I used the Hip Mama Diaper Bag tutorial (http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/gallery/tutorial-hip-mama-diaper-bag/), and got to work with bright green canvas and zebra stripe flannel.  Unfortunately, the camera still suck so the pics aren't great, but you get the general idea.


Here is a full view, from the front.  I appliqued a cutout from some toile de joie on the flap and used the zebra for lining and pockets:


Detail of the Applique, as well as the only in-focus picture I have!


And the flap lifted, with some of the inside revealed:


I'm rather proud of it, and I feel bad that I can't take better pictures.  But hey, what can one expect from a camera my dad took to Burning Man?

Whaddya think?
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2  Nekromantix top in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: September 09, 2007 08:23:37 PM
I made this from a big old shirt I got at a Nekromantix show.  I bought it as a small, but apparently "small" means it can fit a small aircraft carrier.  SO I put in side panels (green knit with black lace) and added eyelet tape straps, and continued the eyelet tape down the back and corset laced it.  If you can't tell (soryy, cell phone pix, I have no digicam in my dorm) the eyelet tape crosses in the back.

Front:


Back and Sides:
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3  My Bone Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: June 07, 2007 01:35:18 PM
This is a very old project, I made it before I was on this board, but it's one of my favourite peices of jewelry I own.  It's my bone necklace:




On me, really bad pciture:



I used 4 peices of black hemp, and I latch it with a small chain loop.  The purple on the sides are just normal glass beads, and the little grey/black beads are these Barbed wire type beads I make myself. 

The bone is completely sanitary, don't worry.  I found the whole skeleton (I collect bones for various projects) and at the time I thought it was a muskrat skeleton.  However, upon further examination of the skull and teeth I figured out it was either a young raccoon or young cat (the skull was thin and it had feline-type teeth).  If anyone doesn't know, then I should mention that a petirfied cat, in Voodoo practice, is a charm to ward off the evil eye.  Seeing as I lacked a petrified cat, I figured a cat bone would do the trick, thus, I made this.

Sorry to anyone who's against wearing animal, but I am not.  I also don't eat meat (it's healthier!) but do remember that I did not kill the cat or racoon, I just found its bones.  So, I hope that settles any surface controversy...  Undecided

Aside from that, what do you think?
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4  Jetson's VHS sleeve mini-journal in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: June 07, 2007 01:24:24 PM
A mini-journal made from the sleeve of a Jetson's VHS tape.  I sewed the pages in with thread, and the cover is water-sealed with packing tape.

Front:



Inside, pages:



Binding and back:



Criticism appreciated!!!


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5  Misfits Fiend skull ashtray in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by leenalivingdead on: June 07, 2007 01:21:17 PM
I have a frined who is perhaps the biggest misfits fan I have ever met.  On top of that, he's probably the biggest fan of cigarettes that I know.  SO logically, I combined the two, and made him an ashtray in the shape of the Misfits skull:

It measures about 6 or 7 inches tall, and 5 or so wide:



The one thing I forgot to put in was little notches in the side to rest the cigarette in, but oh well:


Detail of the inside, the black parts of the face are raised, if you can tell:



Little note on the back, as well as felt pads:



It's made completely of clay, the I painted it with acrylic paints and sealed it with a waterproof/fireproof spray-on enamel (about 40 layers).  Yeah yeah yeah copyright infringement, but hey, I'm not selling it for personal profit so it's cool.

Whaddya think?
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6  MY first wallet: Kali/Shiva and Mahabharta passages in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: June 07, 2007 01:14:15 PM
So I had this big ol' book called "Man's Religions" and I came across the most wonderful pictures in the Hinduism section.  So, I produced this wallet (Caveat-it's kinda poorly made but it totally works):

The Front, folded:



The Front, unfolded, left side:



Inside, opened all the way:



Card Pockets:



Fuzzy detail, inside image (this isn't Kali):




The biggest problem I had was keeping the inside from folding and crinkling (which I failed at....) But it's completely waterproof (Yes, I'm a gutterpuck and used packing tape) and it has a large capacity.  The writing is text from the Mahabharta.  It's all just taped up pages from my religions book.  And yes, it opens at the top for bills.
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7  Comminist Shrinky-Dink necklace in progress... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by leenalivingdead on: May 07, 2007 11:18:21 PM
Okay, so I would totally post this when it was done, but these just came out of the oven and I think they turned out well so I had to share.  I make red star pendants and portrait pendants of communists/socialists.

Here's just the faces:


The far right is Fidel Castro, the top row (left to right) is Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, and the bottom row (left to right) is Mao Zedong, Friedrich Engels, and Leon Trotsky.

Here is the final setup with the stars I plan, or something like it:


What do you think???
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8  Big ol' punk band tee ==> brand spankin' new form-fitting punk band tank! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: April 03, 2007 02:10:24 PM
So when I bought this Rancid shirt (Sorry no before pix) it was size XL.  And I needed something to do today.  So....here!  Sorry, all the pix are taken on a cell phone cuz my dad commandeered the good digital camera for his business trip to California.

Front:


Side:


Ja?
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9  bunchaXL==>small off the shoulder top Queen shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by leenalivingdead on: March 19, 2007 03:57:47 PM
Okay, this is pretty basic, really.  I had this big old Queen t-shirt, and I took off most of it and re-did the sleeves.  Sorry, no before pix.  And the pictures are taken on a camera phone, so they're pretty blurry.

Back:


Front:


Sorry about the picture quality.  I gave it to my BFF, she liked it a bunch.  She likes Queen better than I do.
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10  HELP How should I finish this? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by leenalivingdead on: December 30, 2006 03:02:03 PM
This is my first recon, I made it out of a thrift store men's shirt, and some bandanas.  BUT I have no idea what kind of sleeves(?) I should add.  By sleeves, I mean, like, what kind of top.  Halter?  Spaghetti strap?  I don't want to leave it as a tube top.  Any ideas? 





I'm wearing a bra under it in the picture, which I think looks better than when I'm not, which  is why I want straps or something.  All I could think of was a halter that crosses over in the front with some sort of ribbon or cloth, or also maybe buckles (like a belt) to be the straps for a tank tops...or...I don't know!!!  Help!

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