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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Felt Scraps -- What to do?! on: February 05, 2007 09:28:46 AM
I recently acquired a decent-sized stack of really high end ($75/yd), wool felt scraps that are approx. 5 x 12" each. None of them match, and I'd rather not make one item out of them. Any ideas on what I could make using one scrap for each item??

I thought about making nice wrist cuffs to give away or sell, but I honestly don't know that many people who wear cuffs.

Any ideas??
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Qee T-shirt on: June 16, 2006 02:13:25 PM
I love Qee figurines. So I made some t-shirts bearing their image. This is one...

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Moon's Moon 3-layer stenciled T-shirt on: June 16, 2006 02:07:41 PM
Backstory: My best friend and I started a fake band called The Moon's Moon, based on a dream he had where he was killed in a "freak jat-pack accident" and then for his funeral, his ashes were fired into space and began orbiting the moon (like a moon). The joke went so far that a theme song was written for the band (and now a t-shirt!)

My friend is living in London this summer, and I miss him dearly, so I made him a t-shirt that would remind him of our awesome band.

The image is a 3-layer stencil, and the words are from the song he wrote.


"Throw my ashes into space, towards the moon!"
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffed String Cheese Man! on: June 16, 2006 02:02:00 PM
If you've seen my dino post, this is par for the course. My best friend and I love string cheese -- he brings me a stick every time we hang out. But he's in London for three months, and I'm sure he's missing his daily string cheese fix.

So...I made him a stuffed String Cheese Man! Hand-stitched, made of felt.

Here is String Cheese Man cuddling with a stick of real string cheese. Dig in!


5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Dinosaur Disaster! on: May 29, 2006 10:33:33 PM
This is more venting than anything else -- but this is the only board it seemed to fit under.

So I make Dinos...(feel free to see my post about "Cuddly Dinos") and the original one I made, a blue stuffed brontosaurus, was on a high shelf in my room and my mom's cats knocked it down and ate it. They tore the stuffing out and left teeth marks from it's neck to gooey stump that was it's tail. Mind you this was the cornerstone of a genius idea that brought me TONS of joy. I know I can make a new one, but....AHH.

I'm just so angry that they destroyed something I put time, effort, and love into. I just want to scream!

PS. Anyone know of a good way to keep cats away from things? Mom's beasts also tore my favorite sweater to shreds.

*cries a entire ocean*

RIP Bronto Buddy...
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cuddly Dinos on: May 24, 2006 09:09:09 PM
So I've been making stuffed Dinos for my friends for ages, and thought I'd share them with the public. They each come with a card bearing the cartoon version of them, and with a custom phrase (whatever my friends want.)



The tallest is 40", middle is 24", and the smallest is 12". Perfect for cuddling.



7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Boxy, Japanese-Inspired Lamp (first post!) on: May 24, 2006 07:46:11 PM
I'm a design major, and I made this years ago for a product design class. I was going through an Ikea phase, hence the simple lines. The larger panels are made with frosted plexiglass, and the smaller panels are plastic diffuser that is used in those horrible 2'x4' flourescent lights that are so commonly used in offices.

I'm sure I've seen something like it on here before.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/may-gone/96d68316.jpg
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Graduation Gown Blues on: March 22, 2006 03:13:52 PM
I'm getting ready to get my Bachelor's degree in Interior Design and Architecture, so I purchased myself a cap and gown. I knew it was going to be bad, but JEEZ...it's like wearing a big, black, pleated, semi-transparent tent.

So...I'm going to mod it. I want to take it in, and I already know I'm adding fringe...any suggestions? And...how to heck do I go about making it smaller??

I thought about just sewing up the sides, but there are no seams, and the pleats get funky when I pin it. Am I going to have to take it apart?

Help Please! I want to be the stylish one in a sea of  black frumpiness!
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / I sew stuffed Robots... on: June 16, 2004 09:59:38 PM
Among other things...such as pillows, purses, animals, and liknesses of people...and was wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how I should market them, if I decide to sell. Right now, I do detailed, custom jobs for myself, friends, and family, but I'm hoping to go public and create custom jobbies for the masses. I live in a college town and would prefer to not have to sew Greek symbols for all the local frat and sorority kids, but I'm willing to do it if I must. I've tried talking to local DIY-type shops but they haven't seemed too interested in softgoods. Help? Thanks!
-smegs
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