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11  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Painting Shoes... Fabric paint or Acrylic paint? (with pictures) on: August 25, 2005 07:23:24 AM
I bought these materials yesterday i hope of making myself one of those AWESOME painted shoes:

  • white shoes with laces from Walmart
  • paint brushes from Dollarama
  • brown and ivory white acrylic paint
  • masking tape --from home

and here are a list of other craftster's painted shoes, which are good models of the kind of shoes I'd like to paint...


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31421.0 -red polka dots


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9379.0 - pink and green


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35440.0 - argyle


http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45568.0 - argyle2

The first two were said to be made from just acrylic paint, and the last two were painted with fabric paint.  I don't want to buy and use a sealer type thing because then the total cost of the project would be same as normal shoes.  Would just and ONLY acrylic paint be durable enough? and would fabric paint have been a better choice? 

I'd like feedback asap because I can't wait to get starting on my shoes.. thanks!!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Too small sweats to lovely simple skirt! on: August 19, 2005 09:27:32 PM
These are some way too small old pair of sweats I found somewhere around the house that no one in my household could fit in...


(don't mind my toes, they wanted to be in the picture)

they desperately needed some attention and a new look so..

grey sweats + scizzors + sewing machine + 5 hours =


Ta Da~


FRONT view:

SIDE view:

BACK view:


sorry for those who want to see colourful interesting skirts, but I like it because it is just a simple comfy skirt to wear around the house.  Thinking about adding an applique or something maybe.. hmm..



ps. o ya and it's my FIRST EVER successful skirt (or, ehem, piece of clothing).  yipee!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Glow in the Dark Stars Belt [image heavy] on: August 18, 2005 11:14:58 AM
I wasn't sure if this goes into the 'trinkets and jewllery(?)' section or here..
but anways, I made a few belts out of glow in the dark stars by drilling holes in them and
attaching them together with bead pins.. here they are:



Some detailed pics:






And the BEST PART about them!!!
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Comments and criticism are appreciated!

[EDIT]

Oops! almost forgot about my brooch...

(they glow too!)


14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / [Help!tute troubles...]Whipped up hobo bag + feminine bohemian book bag on: August 09, 2005 08:52:59 AM
It feels like AGES since last i posted.. and crafted!!
school leaves you no time to craft...  Tongue
now back to what you've been waiting for...

the FIRST bag is one i made in beggining of july before summer school chem begins.. as a book bag! i love the fabrics and the pink material i bought at goodwill was a perfect match!! one big flaw is that the upholstery fabric i thought to have been stiff enough.. wasnt!

c'est la bag.. :


it holds stuff well but it's a bit to flobby...

2nd story:
so yesterday i decided to go to craftster.org and saw some amazing hobo bags that gave me a craft impulse! i rummaged through some fabric scraps and found some perfect fabrics and zipper.  Unlike the previous bag which was planned through, measured and took about three days to make, i just winged it on this purse and was thought through after each step.  and i *heart* the results!!

VOILA!




Comments and criticism are appreciated!
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / First Finished Project = Light Brown Corduroy+Pink Bandana (image loaded) on: September 03, 2004 09:37:00 AM
After hours of gawking at other people's works, i've finally planned out and completed one of my own clutch bag (no exact tutorial was used, i just learned and combined the hottests tutes, so thanks to the people who posted the tutes at the top!)


the flower is a little off centre in the first couple pics since it isn't attached to the bag.  i'm going to attach a pin at the back so that it could be removed if i wanted to and it was just laid on the flap just for the pic




Also my second clutch made as a birthday gift for a friend...


(one end of the handle is attached to the zipper)

(don't mind the dirty floor of my car...)

these aren't perfect but i'm proud because i've seen oh so many shocked faces! Smiley
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Felt Instead of Interfacing?!?? on: August 22, 2004 11:41:32 AM
i was just wondering, what if you used felt instead of interfacing in bags??

after hours of sitting in front of the computer admiring everyone else's completed projects , i have finally decided to make one of my own!
so, a few days ago i visited wallmart to check out their iron on interfacings, and noticed that the fabric was awfully similar to felt! so could fabric glueing felt onto the outer fabric of a purse be able to replace the regular interfacing and would it be just as effective?

                                                                       - curious beginner
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Candy Cane Bracelets on: July 07, 2004 08:45:07 AM
I just joined craftster and i just wanted to post some of my first, new,hot and fresh out of the oven, CRAFTS!  Grin 
i created the bracelets out of colourful electricity tape , looks nice but just one small teeny problem...
i don't know how to link them!!.. does anyone know how to make it into a "functional" bracelet? Huh plz post thanx!



heres a pic... :

http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL566/2379791/4690181/59193034.jpg


additional pic of record bowls... (ok, those are the first ones i made...and yes i KNOW it looks crappy)
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL566/2379791/4690181/59193067.jpg
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