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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Van Gogh Converse![updated] on: November 29, 2008 12:53:15 PM

Holy crap...I can't believe this post is still alive!!
I kind of went on hiatus from Craftster for awhile...19 now, out of high school and all, haha....but yeah.  I have a new screenname on here, and I have since FINISHED the converse!!

My new screenname is RenDuH, and I'll be posting the updated pictures as soon as I get the shoes back from my mom's house, lol.
And also, thank you guys SO MUCH for all the support!!  My jaw dropped to the ground when I saw this post still on the front page of the shoes section  XD

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Embroidered Plush Nintendo System on: July 04, 2007 12:06:56 PM


I love it!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Crappy sunglasses? This looks like a job for mod podge!!!! on: March 03, 2007 03:30:10 PM
Wow--that's such a great idea!  [and they turned out WONDERFULLY!]

A week or two ago, my glasses [the ones I use every day for seeing...not sunglasses...] got broken in half, and now they're superglued down the middle and look horrible, but my eyes bug me if I wear my contacts for more than a few days in a row....I think now, I might just have to mod podge them up!   Wink
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Big flannel...thing...into cute little button down :D on: February 09, 2007 10:00:00 PM
Once upon a time, I had a red flannel shirt that I got from...someone....[I can't even remember who I got it from...all I know is that I adopted it from whoever it was  XD]

It was really comfortable, but had some holes in it and was kind of baggy on me [and female lumberjacks aren't very fashionable, I'm sad to say.  haha], so I hardly ever wore it.

The other day, I pulled it out and decided to revamp it!

I made it smaller, shortened the sleeves, and voila!  Brand new cute little shirt for me  :]

This is my favorite way of wearing it [sorry, no before pics..but you can imagine!]:


Yeah, there's still an obvious hole in it, but I like it.
I think it gives it character.   Wink
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Acrylic-Painted T-shirt....Lyrics and Angel Wings! :] on: December 29, 2006 12:15:30 PM
That is beautiful!
good job..

I believe that acrylics are supposed to be used on walls..

And acrylics can really be used on anything--I've used them on quite a few shirts before this one  :]

I love the wings! Textile medium mixed with acrylics turns them into fabric paint and all you have to do is heat set them. It's relatively cheap too, they usually carry it at Wal-mart or Michaels.

Oooo--thank you for that!
I actually have some already, but I didn't know about the heating...I'll have to do that next time!  :]
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Acrylic-Painted T-shirt....Lyrics and Angel Wings! :] on: December 28, 2006 11:58:31 PM
Well, since I didn't make it--only painted it--I guess it counts as "reconstructed"  Wink

This took me anywhere from 3 to 4 hours [acrylics on tshirts doesn't work too well....they soak in and the color gets a little skewed if you don't do a few coats of the paint, lol]

The lyrics on the front are copyright Yellowcard from their song "Inside Out"

Enjoy!  c( :
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Green_Day_Gurl_'s Top 10 Must-Haves of Crafting on: November 12, 2006 07:57:25 PM
[This is in no way official, but I just thought I'd share my top 10 necessities.  I've been on Craftster for over 2 years now, and after looking through a TON of projects, this is the list I've compiled of all the things that I know I (and many other people) couldn't craft without!  Wink  So, here they are, in no particular order...]

My Top 10:

1.  Mod Podge.  The handy dandy glue-all, gloss-all crafting accessory!  So versatile that it can be used to create stencils [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=73158.0], make collages on shoes [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=109934.0], or simply glue things together for a school project!

2.  Double-Stick Tape.  Whether used by designers on the runway to make their fashions more presentable, or to make wedding gifts for guests to take home [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107723.0], double-stick tape is always very useful.

3.  Measuring Tape.  Rather than using a plain old ruler [which can't go past 12 inches and (most) can't bend], measuring tape comes in handy not only for sewing projects, but can also [in most cases] be used as a regular ruler!  You can even go so far as to make things out of measuring tape [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=95899.0]

4.  An Oven.  As most crafty people know, ovens aren't just for food!  Polymer clay projects [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=119937.0], melted bead projects [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=102593.0], and even the famous record bowls [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30667.0] would not be nearly as amazing without using some type of oven.  Whether it be a conventional, microwave, or even a toaster oven, ovens are definitely a crafting necessity!

5.  A Dressmaker's Dummy.  Some are made from duct tape [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28407.0] while others are more customary, but either way, anyone who has ever done any kind of sewing [or even knitting] project knows how hard it is to create a garment without some sort of dressform.

6.  Duct Tape.  The importance of duct tape goes without saying, but I'll tell you anyhow!  Wink  Aside from being extremely useful to hold things together, duct tape alone can also be used to create everything from wallets [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90574.0] and bags [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79700.0] to dressforms, corsets [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45898.0]and rockin' prom outfits [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=37064.0]  [as a side note for those of you who don't know, there's a contest called "Stuck at Prom" where participants enter as a pair and create outfits constructed completely out of duct tape (accessories and all!) to win a $3,000 scholarship (that is, a $3,000 scholarship for each person in the couple that wins) -- check it out at http://www.ducktapeclub.com/contests/prom/]

7.  Scissors.  Probably the most vague [but most useful!] item on this top 10 list, scissors are definitely something that you shouldn't leave the house without! [unless, of course, your trip out of the house requires you to go to the airport at one point...sometimes airport security isn't very craftster-friendly  c( :]

8.  A Digital Camera.  Okay, maybe a digital camera won't help you create a project [unless that project includes using pictures you've taken yourself! Smiley], but it can definitely make it easier to show off [or SELL!] your crafty creations.  Using a digital camera can also help you see the flaws in something you may be working on [which is why I take "during" pictures to look at whenever I'm making something (like a dress) if I don't have someone else around to get a second opinion].

9.  A Sewing Machine.  Sure, a needle and thread will do just fine [and I admit, sometimes a needle and thread are good for going where sewing machines can't], but sewing machines come in handy when you're pressed for time, making a lot of something [http://craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=105662.0], or if you simply don't have the patience to sew by hand.  Overall, sewing machines make the life of a craftser much easier!

and, finally

10.  Scrap Paper/Fabric, Bric a Brac, etc..  When you don't have the money to go out and buy new supplies, it's always convenient to have scraps from previous projects to use!  Scraps and bric a brac are also a very vague category, but can be used for a million and one different projects, such as tote bags [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19008.0], decoupage projects [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=81771.0], and crafty chalkboards [http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11928.0]!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this list as much as I enjoyed making it--feel free to add your own "must-haves"!   Wink
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: School ID Belt Buckle on: October 06, 2006 08:08:39 PM
Sweetie, please be careful. In reading through this entire post, I now have a pic of you, know your first and last name, what state and town you live in and what school you go to.

I know that craftster feels safer than most other websites, but there are still scary people out there that can see all of this info. Please consider going through and editing some of your posts.

Sorry to go all "Mom" on you. I just care.

Thank you SO much for pointing this out to me--I made this post almost two years ago [back when I really wasn't careful on the internet..], and since nobody's replied to it for quite some time, I hadn't realized that I had all this information in it.  It's all edited now--thank you for your concern!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 3 T-Shirts = 1 Homecoming Dress!! on: September 24, 2006 04:49:26 PM
Okay, let me start off by saying that I'm UBER proud of this...which is very rare for me, because I'm a perfectionist.  haha

So, mix together 3 XL men's tshirts, a sewing machine, and a little help from Generation T [just for the ruffle down the middle, which I probably could have figured out myself...but I didn't want to risk messing it up...], and you get my homecoming dress!


Before homecoming [which was last night--I'm on the right!]:

Total cost:  $45  [the shoes were on sale for $35, lol   Cheesy]

I have a few more pictures, but I'll upload them later..until then, you'll just have to be patient!   Wink

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: YAY PRETTY (NO SEW!!) RECON'D T-SHIRT! :D on: August 23, 2006 06:32:21 PM
very very fun...AMAZING! hmmm. hows school coming along??

Not too bad...wish you were here thoughhhhh!

I don't know if I am posting right, lol, first day on the site.  But I loooooooooove this shirt!  I know you said the book shows how to do the back, but how did you do the front?

Welcome to Craftster!  lol
All I did with the front was gathered it all in the middle [just pinched it all together] and tied it with a scrap piece of the yellow fabric.
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