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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / New Hand Bound Journals :) on: August 03, 2010 06:54:30 PM
Here are some more journals I've made! I've made over 20 total Smiley
















Thanks for looking!


Journal posts:
http://linzcrafts.blogspot.com/2010/07/handbound-journals.html
http://linzcrafts.blogspot.com/2010_07_22_archive.html

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Red Accessories for my Dress! on: July 09, 2010 06:02:24 PM
Okay so I found this awesome dress at Goodwill for $7! I wanted to wear it to a wedding I had to attend and I new what shoes I wanted to wear which were red so I decided I needed red accessories! So I made my own Smiley
I made a flower for my hair, a necklace and earrings. The necklace was originally yellow so I spray painted it red. The earrings are just beads on head pins attached to fish hook earrings loops. It was all very easy and I think came out well! Here are the pics of the accessories!





There's more info on my blog
linzcrafts.blogspot.com
-shows the shoes and the dress, I wanted to add them on here but deleted the photos Sad
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two skirts that I'm SUPER STOKED ABOUT! (Tut for the pillowcase skirt added!) on: May 28, 2010 03:35:17 PM
YAY!!!!! I made some skirts, the first one I'll show is my absolute FAVORITE thing I've made so far (as far as clothing goes) it turned out EXACTLY how I wanted and I CAN NOT wait to wear it! Yay for warm sunny weather! It's made from two pillow cases that I got from Goodwill for FREE Smiley they were having a buy one purple tag get one purple tag item free, yay! Onto the wonderful pics:







Now this is a jean skirt made from a pair of old jeans. The first thing I tried didn't work out so well so I call this my frankenstein skirt because it was pretty randomly put together and just happened to work Smiley







Thanks for looking Smiley


TUTORIAL!!!! If you have any questions please ask! This is only my second Tut and my first clothing Tut plus it's a drawn one which is a bit more difficult. When I find the right pillowcases to make another I'll do a step by step Tut but here's this one for now Cheesy



14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / iPad Stand :) NEW PICS! on: May 05, 2010 02:21:19 PM
Okay so I love my iPad Grin
The dock is awesome but for watching movies while I'm working at my desk I wanted to be able to stand it up landscape. My DH bought a case for his that came with this bendy plastic thing for that purpose but I plan on making my own case instead of spending $30 on one so I came up with this! It's a photo stand Cheesy
I painted it blue because that's my fav color and matches my craft space. Lined where the iPad would rest with felt to prevent scratches and I glued part of a rubber glove on the bottom for stability. I used a rubber glove because that's all I had but I plan on buying little rubber feet/stoppers to put on the bottom later.

UPDATE! NEW PICS!
I did add rubber stoppers to the bottom finally Smiley
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My first hand bound journals! EDIT I made more! LOTTA PICS on: May 05, 2010 02:13:28 PM
I am super excited about these! I love making them! The Red and the Yellow ones I sent to my Mom's for Mother's day (MIL and DM) and the other two will be sent to my pen pal and her oldest daughter. I can't wait to make more! Planning on making more for Xmas gifts. Onto the pics!

















Here's the Tut I used:
http://curiouslycrafty.wordpress.com/
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My first kanzashi's on: May 04, 2010 09:04:20 PM
These are my first so they may not be perfect but I luves them! I can't wait to make more!
Here are a few tut's I followed online:
http://kurokami-kanzashi.deviantart.com/art/Kanzashi-Tutorial-Part-I-43067797
http://www.mookychick.co.uk/diy_ethic/kanzashi_tutorial.php

Now pics!







These were all made in to pins, I've worn some already Smiley
I need to pick up some alligator clips to make hair clips.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sunglasses Case on: May 04, 2010 12:58:40 PM
I had an old pair of sunglasses that faded in the sun and my current fav pair (the ones in the photos) got scratched i my purse so I decided I need to make something to protect them. The outside is from a thrift store sweater that I bought to make into a cardigan but didn't work out, and my fav part the inside is microfiber so you can use it to clean the glasses. Onto the pics!



18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Men's Dress Shirt turned girly! on: March 26, 2010 03:54:54 PM
My DH goes through dress shirts quite often sometimes, they always wear in the elbows. I've turned some of them into short sleeve dress shirts for him and stashed some in my recon bin. Here's what I've done with one of them (after I did the shirred pillowcase dress it was so simple I HAD to do this shirt and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!)











It's be SO nice during really hot weather! After I put it all together I added a few more buttons taken from the cuffs of the sleeves to fill it out more, just seemed like too much space in between the original buttons. All I did was cut the shirt straight across right under the armpits. Folding the top over to hem it, then started shirring all the way around using my sewing foot as the measurement between each line. Did that until I thought there were enough, added the extra buttons and straps and done! Super easy! The hardest part was the straps, and placing them correctly evenly and long enough.


Here are a couple tuts I used

http://sewingrepublic.com/projectIdeas.html#/scarf_dress/

http://www.kukyideas.com/journal/2007/04/shirred-dress-tutorial.html
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dress from two Pillow Shams on: March 25, 2010 01:54:49 PM
I found these pillow shams while looking for sheets to use as fabric at Goodwill and I loved the colors and the design and bought them but didn't know what I was going to do with them. First I thought I would make them into a skirt but thought this could make a cute dress. I've NEVER made a dress before this is my first attempt and I decided to shirr it and I think it all came together okay.

Since they were shams they were split in the middle on the back the front would be too see thru on it's own so I needed to use the back as a lining. I was going to just whip stitch it closed but thought that would look odd so I ripped them apart with a seam ripper and then put both shams back together. Then I shirred the front at the top and at the waist band. Then I shirred the back, when I started I accidentally did it backwards where the elastic was on the wrong side, Opps! (I tend to make a lot of stupid mistakes, and end up ripping a lot of stitches! Extremely frustrating!) Then I sewed the front and back together, making another stupid mistake, I sewed the front on the wrong way.

See how is kind of bubbles in the back? Now I have a large booty! I'm not saying I'm fat I'm saying I have a huge A** which makes buying and finding clothes that fit (particularly pants) extremely difficult! Fabric tends to bunch and settle above my butt. Plus my posture (standing straight even) the best way to describe it would be the shape of a z, my butt not only is large but sticks out as does my torso, it's just the way I'm built Smiley

Sorry this is so wordy and thank you if you've stuck with me this long!!
Do you think it would help to maybe remove a few rows of shirring in the back or add some? Should I try to find a heavier fabric for the bottom band to add weight to hold it down? Does it look bad? I forgot to mention earlier that I didn't want to double fold it to hem the bottom so I stitched a line and then purposely frayed the bottom, I thought that was cute but still feels a bit short that's why I'm thinking of adding a band at the bottom. Comments and Suggestions are MUCHO appreciated!

Here are a couple tuts I roughly based this off of, I hardly ever follow anything line by line I just get an idea and go with it usually Smiley

http://sewingrepublic.com/projectIdeas.html#/scarf_dress/

http://www.kukyideas.com/journal/2007/04/shirred-dress-tutorial.html


UPDATE: I've moved all my pics and no longer have all the pics that were in this post. All the pics I have are of the final product so here they are:






20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / I LOVE Decorating shoe boxes! on: March 23, 2010 10:14:38 AM
Here are some of the shoes boxes I've decorated over that last couple of years, they all reside in my craft space full of crafty goodness Smiley I just can't throw a shoe box out! I think I'll have to start giving them away if I make anymore, I'm running out of room! And sometimes more storage isn't a good thing LOL!
















*Photos are no longer in the order they were in when originally posted because I had to re-link them so the comments are off
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