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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Portfolio Submission Question (Please help) on: August 11, 2006 03:14:42 PM
So, now that I know I am accepted to ASU, I have to submit a portfolio the to College of Design. I am really unsure of what to submit. I have many pieces of art, ceramics, revamped furniture, sewing projects, ect. but no major "interior projects". Does anyone have any suggestions, because I am very unsure of how to go about it.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Aquabats, Bouncing Souls, Horrorpops Clocks and a leopard chair. on: December 23, 2005 12:31:57 PM
The idea came from Jezebelfreek, with the clocks she made. I loved the idea, however, I thought all of the black didn't seem to balance out the value. So, here are the Christmas presents I made my friends. (I made a bunch of them, but these ones I loved the most.) These were all painted with acrylic then sprayed with a matte finish. The clock pieces I just took out of clocks from the 99 cent only store, my favorite place.

Aquabats for my great friend, Amanda. I originally made her something different, but we were going to see the Aquabats, so I wanted them to sign it for her.

The Bouncing Souls clock was for my boyfriend, Tony. Since it turned out so great, I told him this is the one thing I get back when we break up. (Not very optimistic, but I just think its amazing.) The Horrorpops is for my friend Kendra. It just seemed like an awesome thing to paint. (Don't worry, I put another coat of white paint where it looks kind of orange before she got it.)

This chair I just picked up at a thrift store for 5 bucks. It was tan and really dusty. I sewed the leopard on the canvas (not an easy job) and painted the black with acrylic. I spray painted the frame blue. I love it!

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 50's ottoman... now gorgeous? on: October 15, 2005 03:10:50 PM
So I picked this up at a thrift store, $3. Assuming it was from the 50's (since they had that weird plastic fabric back then on everything) I had to get it. However, it only looked good from far away.


So I made a nice cover from a big blue dress and sleeves from a shirt.


Think its any better?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Rockabilly Bathing suit? *Semi Tutorial* on: May 26, 2005 09:58:05 PM
yea.. didn't know what to call this, but that name seems to fit. I just thought of this idea today, so I had to put it to work.

I found this fabric at wal-mart for a dollar a yard a bit ago, so I got 2 yards... yes, it is the strechy swim suit fabric, and yes, it does suck when you sew it. I had to go along the seams twice so the stiches would actually work.

I'm trying my best at a tutorial for this... normally when I have an idea, I just go for it.. and dont' really make notes, let alone pictures.... but I did try, so bear with me. Smiley

Start out with cutting the shapes for the bikini top.. i just kinda looked at an old one I had and went with it.

There are four of them.. its easier to have a seam inside out... than to the back.. if that makes sense.. because this fabric is very crappy and doesnt like to have nice seams.

After those pieces, I made a long piece that goes under those, and ties in the back. (sorry, forgot a picture of this.)

Here's the finished product:

Then, you can go onto the bottoms... sadly, these were the hardest part, and I didn't take any pictures at all. For these I just cut apart an old pair of shorts I had, then used them as a pattern. (yes I cheated.. im sorry  Undecided


Here's the whole suit.. sorry if the picture isn't too great.

Hope I helped you a bit, if you feel like making your own bathing suit for the summer. Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Reservoir Dogs shirt and tiger jeans? on: April 11, 2005 09:24:51 PM
this weekend I was bored.. so I changed some pants. I ripped off the ugly pockets and put on some tiger fabric.. that wasn't enough, so i painted over the ugly yellow and orange seams with black. Going even further into boredom, I painted around the waist some tiger stripes.. Result:

I'm not sure if I completely like them yet.. but I wore them today and got some cool compliments. (Excuse the huge butt shot, and weird way I was standing  Grin)

So, shirt. Reservoir Dogs, a big favorite. The picture (which I just stenciled with acryllic paint) didn't turn out quite as planned, but I still really like it.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lotsa reconstructions: Cramps, Clash, Dead Milkmen...... on: March 16, 2005 09:09:52 PM
Aright, I've made a few new shirts lately.... just some ideas for you kids. If you want to know how I did something on them, let me know. Cheesy

this is a black shirt, a huge striped shirt, and a Tiger Army patch (actually, it was cut off a badly altered shirt)

Dead Milkmen drawing on shirt (with sharpie) and sleeves from a huge ninja turtles shirt.

this was an awesome polka dot robe my friend had... i altered it for her to wear to the aquabats show this friday!

cramps shirt i think i have reconstructed way too many times... i hope this time is the last..... althought i dont like the straps, i just tried to make them wide enough to pass school dress code   Undecided

the front was a child's medical gown (yes sounds gross... but i got it for 50 cents at a thrift store) the back was one of those stupid girly shirts with the sayings on it.. i think this one said 'drama queen' in the dairy queen logo...

Clash shirt and a green shirt. the back is the green part also... (yea, and i didnt like my face in this picture)

(sorry for the boob shot.. i was trying to show it closer.)
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Archie Comic bag on: February 06, 2005 11:43:40 AM
I made this yesterday out of cardboard and fabric. I decoupaged pictures from Archie comics onto the cardboard and hot glued the fabric. I am hoping that once I add a strap I can use it for school.



Close up
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Lady Jacket = Love. on: February 04, 2005 10:20:35 PM
Got this jacket at Value Village for free (ok, I asked if everyone.. meaning my friends, had a quarter.. it was 2 bucks.) Its a preatty weird fitting jacket, and looked odd especially because it was so plain. So, here you go.. I just fixed it up a bit..

I just cut the hearts and uesd a pretty wide, thick stich. It tuened out pretty good though, for something so easy.

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Johnny Rotten reconstructed shirt. on: January 08, 2005 05:52:53 PM
someone (Petrifiera, I think) made an AFI shirt like this.. so that's where I got the idea from. Kinda just to show you how simple and awesome it looks. (because I finally got a goood camera)

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pants ideas? on: July 18, 2004 05:49:55 PM
I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to alter pants to make them fit a bit better. I havea pair of mens dickies that are huge on me and I'd like some ideas, please.
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