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21  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re-covered houndstooth shoes on: September 28, 2008 01:00:10 PM
Another shoe favor for my little sister.  She's in love with houndstooth so, naturally she asked me to redo a pair of shoes she had gotten bored with and to re-cover them with some houndstooth fabric.  Of course, we find some nice houndstooth fabric right away... when a few months ago when I was searching for some nice black and white houndstooth to make a purse, I couldn't find it anywhere.  Just some colorful stuff I had to settle for.... anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the pictures!

Here's the poor shoes before they got torn up:

and then afterwards:



Oh lord, I need some better pictures.  I'll probably be posting some better pictures of them before the days over.

Check out my blog for the full journey of these shoes!
22  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Coconut lip balm. Bonus feature: -coconut oil extraction- :inside! on: July 10, 2008 04:48:13 PM
This week I made some lip balm.  One batch that I'm particularly proud of is my coconut balm.  My mom actually helped me extract the oil from a coconut (which you can look at here: http://www.chezlin.com/2008/07/coconuts-101-different-ways/ ) and I took that oil and made some balm.

Here's the coconut balm:

Here's another batch, orange sherbet:

Another batch, a strange one, orange mint:

Hope you guys enjoy these! Smiley
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fused plastic bag tote on: June 27, 2008 12:05:18 PM

As I was flipping through one of my many magazines, I saw these:

And I thought to myself, I need one.  These ones are actually made of woven rice paper, but I wanted to use fused plastic.. so that's what I did!

I ran downstairs and grabbed some plastic bags out of our plastic bag.. holder.. thing.. and got to ironing, then cutting, then sewing, then messing up, then sewing again, etc.. until I had created this!

I'm quite proud of it, and I want to make another.. even though this one was slightly frustrating, but I believe it only was because it was my first one and I was just winging it.

I hope you guys like it!!
24  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / My ceramic pieces on: April 29, 2008 06:06:59 AM
It's the end of the year, so the day I had been waiting for has finally come.. final critiques are finished so we were allowed to take our ceramics home!

Here are a few of my pieces:

Hand built(coil method), stoneware.  This one got into the student art show Smiley

Wheel thrown, stoneware

Wheel thrown, porcelain

Wheel thrown, stoneware

Wheel thrown, stoneware.  Oh man, this piece... some idiot who was loading the kiln decided to stack these two like this.. so when it fired, the glaze fused the mug and the bowl together, so now they're permanently stuck like that.  It makes me so mad! It was one of my favorite bowls.

25  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Macro Photo Challenge: Birdie on: April 27, 2008 10:24:46 PM
This lil' guy was chilling in the street and let me snap a few pictures.

Here's one of the better pictures:

After his photoshoot we moved him to a safer location.
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Cassette tape wallet: 10 months later on: April 13, 2008 07:30:56 PM
As some of you may remember, I posted a cassette tape wallet about 10 months ago. (Located here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=175034.140 )

I just thought I'd update with a few pictures showing the wear and tear of it after 10 months straight of use.

Brand new:

After 10 months:

As you can see, the biggest change is the lack of text on the outside.

Minor cracking on the bottom.  It's more of a visual problem then a structural problem.

Not too bad Smiley  I love this wallet and still use it.  I treat this thing pretty rough too, from being sat on to being thrown around my room.

Here's my newest cassette tape wallet.

27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Billed beanie from a red sweater on: April 05, 2008 10:49:34 PM
I got the inspiration from Threadbanger's latest video.. unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the sweater beforehand.. This thing was super easy to make.. it only took me around 30 minutes to an hour.  I encourage everyone to make one. Now. Smiley


(blurry, sorry Sad)

I love it.


I made another one for my little sister.  Here it is!

I kind of like hers better, haha.
28  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / ZOMBIES!!! on: April 03, 2008 07:49:16 PM
So, I'm pretty sure everyone has seen the big versions of this with fake shotguns and whatnot, and I've always wanted to make one for myself.. This is my first challenge, and I originally had no idea what to do, so I just went to the dollar store and browsed around until I got an idea.  I ended up doing this because they had a cute toy gun and a frame that was just perfect enough to fit the gun in.. it was just so perfect I couldn't resist.  I thought it'd be cute to do it with a smaller gun and a smaller frame.. even though it might not protect me as well as a shotty could.

Anyway, enough of my rambling and on with the pictures!

This one's first because it's what I want to show in the display at the top Smiley

All the goodies.  I ended up spending $9.88.  Some dollar store... the frames were 5 bucks.  I guess it was 1 dollar a frame... and if you wanna get technical, since I only used one, it would really be only $5.88, haha. Smiley  I tried to buy everything i needed for the project at the dollar store, even though I already had black and silver spray paint at home... I ended up using some red fabric from my fabric stash and some left over red paint for the lettering.

The finished product in many many angles:

(this is with flash)

It's about 4 inches by 6 inches I believe.
I hope you guys like it!
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Travel set ahoy! on: April 03, 2008 12:49:16 PM
Inspired by gatheringtwigs post (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236665.0) I decided to make a straightener cozy as well.  Then I just kept making stuff.. a whole travel set, including, the cozy, a makeup bag and a small mirror.  The makeup bag was made from scratch, but the cozy and the mirror were made at least halfway with materials I had laying around the house, so I posted it in here rather than the general board.  Smiley

Here's the whole set!  The mirrors kinda dirty because I had just finished making it, and I was too excited to clean it off, I just wanted to start taking pictures!

To see more pics of each one, check out my blog! Smiley
30  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Japanese coil pot on: March 31, 2008 11:03:11 PM
For my ceramics class, we had to take a BC era pot and add some kind of modern element to it, whether it be in the construction of the pot, or the decoration.  For my piece, I took a piece from the Jomon period (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jomon_period) in Japan for the ancient element and painted on a piece by Takashi Murakami for the modern element. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Murakami)  It didn't come out as I expected, but with ceramics you never know the outcome until it's completed.

Here are some pictures of it in my car:

(Not pictured, the lime green inside the big, main part and the teal in the base)

I ended up turning it in to the student art show over at my school and actually made it in, yay. Smiley
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