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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: Candyland bra reconstruction on: June 24, 2010 10:16:40 PM
Thanks so much, it was very encouraging to get votes even though I didn't vote! I am still adding more embellishment to this piece before the parade but I like how this contest got me to jump in and participate.  Not to mention inspiring so much fun.
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: Monopoly Jr. Storage Set: Dresser and Box on: June 07, 2010 09:21:58 PM
Wow that is hugely awesome, and I love the drawer organization too, and the fact that the whole set got used up!  This is beautiful and your photos are sharp.
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Candyland bra reconstruction on: June 07, 2010 09:16:57 PM
I barely finished in time for this challenge and I realize posting may qualify me for Regretsy, but this was a lot of fun with glue guns and a thoroughly entertaining demolition of the only board game in our house I am definitely happy to never play again.

Thanks to my daughter (the one who will not be devastated to hear Candyland is no more) for snapping great armpit shots for me.  Unfortunately my pictures aren't that hot and some didn't turn out at all, this is a first time post/documentation effort for me.

I usually sew or serge and have never used glue guns on fabric before, but I was inspired by the GAGA bra



That's the only shot of the intact tin this set came in.  I've always wanted to do tin mosaic or collage - however that involves penny nails and wooden while this was intented to be clothing, so I settled for bra cones.  I didn't wind up using this bra because I found one I liked even less that wouldn't have as much contrast.

I may have disqualified myself several times over by running out of time, originally I wanted to sew the cards into a skirt to attached to the belt made from this lid scrap and the one sole card that didn't go into the skirt on the belt buckle.  But in addition to choosing comfort over raw edges of tin which didn't turn under as neatly as I'd hoped, I am also allergic to nickel and wanted to wear this getup to this year's Pride event.  I am feeling like a freak who is not getting any younger, can you tell?

So I serged all these cards together only to realized I could have directly stitched them to the netting I wound up using to preserve them from wear and tear if I actually want to wear this for more than an hour.   Oh, I should mention everything was made from items on hand:  many many hoarded items on hand like used felt from a previous preshcool papermaking activity, the netting was from an inlaw's wedding decorations (or maybe her veil?) and the plastic beads I used to keep the little dangling gingerbread men from chafing their embroidery threads...so there are several layers of dorky homemade in this, but I will still be rainbow fabulous next month...

What a great challenge that totally inspired me to so something very very wacky.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: American Idol dance mat turned into useful laptop bag on: June 07, 2010 08:55:37 PM
Great colors and fantastic utility!  I would love to have a laptop bag like this.
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: Disney Trivial Pursuit dress (lots of images) on: June 07, 2010 08:52:46 PM
Wow, it does have a snow white kind of essence.  I just wanted to tell you great job on the vinyl.  I made the same sort of attempt in netting instead of vinyl without stabilizers and it was quite nightmarish.
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bleach and water = Degreaser? on: June 07, 2010 06:46:46 PM
My screen is still waiting for either Joy or Mr. Clean to work at removing screen filler I used for a stencil last summer. 

Now summer is coming and I am so sad I may have to give up on even getting it cleaned out.  Should I go for purchasing the Ulano products or has it been too long sicne I could probably replace the screen for the cost of the products?  I put hours into scrubbing with Mr. Clean to no avail.  I have avoided using the screen filler ever since (the first two times I used it is was fine).
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Help!!!! This bag ain't me!! on: June 07, 2010 06:40:35 PM
Are you a knitter or a cross-stitcher?  As a quilter all those little squares scream at me to be painted in a pattern of something...maybe lettering using some funky font or your favorite 64 bit video game icon?
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: 1 Up felted Mario Scarf on: June 07, 2010 06:37:39 PM
What's not to love about this?  Lovely and the sweater underneath is cool too!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: GAGA BRA!! :) on: June 07, 2010 06:28:05 PM
Great job.  This project actually inspired me to start coming back to craftster and check out everyone's work again but this is truly awesome.
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: From Candyland to Greeting Cards! on: June 07, 2010 04:51:43 PM
I think you deserve the craftster honorary mention for finishing your project by the deadline.  I didn't!  Its always good to jump in somewhere!
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