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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / A blank canvas. What is the best technique? on: August 07, 2008 09:08:34 PM
I have recently bought a three dollar pair of white vans at a thrift store(hurray!) and I was wondering what the best techniques for revamping them would be.
-can I dye my canvas shoes nicely without messing up the rubber or anything?
-I'd like to paint them, but I don't want them to look shiny...
-I could sew fabric on there...but I can't think of any sweet ideas...
-sharpies...I don't want it to bleed either.
I don't know. What do you guys think is the best technique?
here's the deal:
    I'm not really into the skull and crossbones sort of thing
    I really want them to be cute and witty...but if it would be just a cool,                        original design, that would also do.

thanks!
-ellie
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My musical black purse! -my first purse that actually looks like a purse :) on: July 16, 2008 02:50:17 PM
This is the first purse I've made that I actually enjoy. I made my own pattern with a paper grocery bag..haha

hurray!


the inside is a little messed up...but it doesn't really matter to me Smiley
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Secret sister troubles! on: August 29, 2007 07:32:19 PM
okay, so my soccer team has forced me once again to take part in the secret sister fiasco
we have six home games...and each one we have to provide a 2-5 dollar gift for our sister
My secret sister is Ruth, she is the goalie, and i usually play defense..so we know each other pretty well...
she is fifteen years old, her family is very centered around sports, and she is very talkative

this is her list of "likes"
-(soccer)
-purple
-rasberry ice (crystal light)
-cantelope
-organized things
-halloween
-pillows
-movies
-french fries
-icecream


some of my ideas so far are:
-a cantelope with sharpied on dots to look like a soccer ball..hehe
-a soccer pillow?
-a bucket of baby ruths(the candy)
-and i think a school essentials kit w/ gum, chapstick, locker magnets, and mech. pencils...i can't figure out what else to add
if you have anything else to add to that i would appreciate it very much!
thanks in advance for your help!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / basic stenciling questions from a newbie on: August 14, 2007 02:37:43 PM
okay...so i've been wanting to stencil on shirts for awhile now.. and there are a couple things i don't get-
-how do you work those floating islands into your stencil
(sorry if i'm not making sense)
do you just have to make two stencils for the same picture?
-also....all i have at my house right now is acrilic paint...is there anything i could find lying around the house that would maybe mix with it or something to make it work? i can't drive...so i can't get to stores often without severly annoying my parents.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i'm so proud of my purse! on: February 12, 2007 01:58:02 PM
hey everyone..
i'm super proud of this purse...so if you don't like it..i don't care..haha
i made it out of my sisters old pair of pants because i liked the fabric
so enjoy!

i just like the way it's positioned here...haha

the front

the back

and an unflattering picture on me..haha

i hoped you liked it
but it's really flimsy....is there any way i could stiffin it up without sewing interface in there?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / wax beads? on: February 11, 2007 06:05:14 PM
hey everybody! i was wondering if there was a way you could create a wax ball, stick a needle through it for the hole, and use some sort of paint or something to make it stay intact and not melt again. i think you could make some pretty cool beads doing this, but i don't know how i could make it work..
please help!
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / everyone needs a use for this! on: January 15, 2007 04:17:44 PM
hey everybody...i was wondering if anybody had a good use for empty shampoo and conditioner bottles! because i go through a lot of those, and it seems stupid just to throw them away
help please!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my bead/wire jewelry! on: January 05, 2007 05:19:52 PM
this is the first one i did..i made all  the links in the chain...it took forever..and i pretty much killed my finger...haha..not really

these are all really simple..but i like them..haha

This is a bracelet i made....(doesn't it look like it's floating in air?haha..just my great photography skills Roll Eyes)

and on my wrist...this picture isn't very flattering though..haha


well i hope you enjoyed!
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Reconstructed Converse! on: December 09, 2006 01:51:28 PM
hey everyone,
i bought these plain black converse for $3 at K-mart, but they were a size too small, so i reconstructed them for my sister for christmas.


(sorry that's kinda a bad angle)
The plaid is from the inside of the shoes...so i just flipped over the tongue, and sewed it in place...haha..they are not very even... but i hope that doesn't matter too much:)
comments appreciated
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / My blah bathroom on: November 26, 2006 11:07:44 AM
My bathroom is this really washed out pink that could almost be white...and i'm really anoyed with it...
i don't want it to be a really dark color...but i want it to be bold....so i'm confused as to what to do...
i was thinking maybe a shade of that red in the towel..i'm not sure
my room is already purple...so i don't want to paint it purple
help me please!
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/ellie_jo14/IMG_12681.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/ellie_jo14/IMG_12651.jpg
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/ellie_jo14/IMG_12671.jpg
and these are the colors in the towels...so i want to put them in the color scheme...
http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/ellie_jo14/IMG_12701.jpg
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