I want to turn my drab countertops into something glamorous! So I'm thinking painting them high gloss black and then affixing A TON of those little craft mirrors on top. But then I'm stuck, how do I protect those little guys? Do you think an acrylic clear coat would do it? Or something else? Help me!
Ok, so today I was at a garage sale and there was a box of old cassete tapes. I've always wanted to make something out of the things and today after I bought the box I was sitting in my room figuring what else I could do. Then it hit me.
Now, the thing is, I've disassembled the tape (RIP Paula Abdul's "Spellbound") but now I can't decide how I want it to open and close.
I've come up with a few solutions :
1. A 15 inch zipper to go around the parameter 2. A button/snap of some sort 3. A rubber band.
Any ideas on how I could do #1, or other ideas in genera?
So, I am looking to make a stuffed animal of some sort....but I also want it to be something of a purse. How do I go about doing that? Do I make it first, stuff it, then gut it and insert the lining and the zipper? Thanks for the help.
So...I hate carrying purses.... BUT I have so much stuff in my pocket nowadays that I have been forced to resort to carrying one. So I decided that I'd just make a cute enough purse (or 4) to satisfy me. I used my own patterns for all of them, especially the owl purses.
Sooooo....the first one I wanted to be small, and reflect my interests, hence the "fight like a girl" theme....I was going to use turpentine to get the pattern on, but that didn't work so I had to use a sharpie and felt....*sigh* I wanted to show some kung fu chicks with the saying "I Fight Like a Girl" on the front I thought it was really cool since I do karate and kobudo! I used a rodeo fabric with muslin lining, zipper in back.
These next two are little owls I call "Bubblegum Owlet" and "Blueberry Owlet." The have a little zipper under the head, which is just a flap. They are made out of this simple gray quilting fabric, and the accents are felt. The string is just yarn I braided together '^^
And the last one is just because I like to play DDR Quilting fabric, felt, drawstring cord, and zipper in back. For the white arrows, I just sewed them in.
I made my own patterns and I can give a tutorial if you want. So what do you all think? [/color]
Hello all, this is my first topic here and I'm just wondering if anyone had any tips for me.
I'm planning on making two things - Jack Skellington's Bow Tie and a Duct-Tape Corset.
I'm planning on (for the bow) making a single piece for the bat wings, turning it inside out and sticking wires in them and then gluing a clay bat head to the front...but does playdoh bake? And for how long?
For the corset, I wanna make it lace up the back and have some sort of pattern up front. Any tips on how to actually make this? As in, measurments and actual construction?