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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Woven paper purse on: June 22, 2006 06:32:04 PM
I tried my hand at hollowing out a book yesterday, and I knew I had to figure out something to do with all the actual pages. Here's what I came up with:







You have no idea how much duct tape is holding that together. Haha.
For the record, it'll probably never actually get used. It was good times making it though.
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Hollowed out book on: June 21, 2006 04:20:33 PM
I was bored so I took a stab at this. Its my first attempt so it's no where near perfect but it isn't too bad.





I decided that I'm gonna use it to keep all the stuff I've accumulated from concerts I've been to. A lot of it is packed away from when I was at school, so this is just some of it.


The book had all these neat pictures in them too. I need to figure out something to do with those. These and these are my favorites.

13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / World/Inferno pencil case on: January 10, 2006 11:49:23 PM
Made from a patch I bought at a show for $2, extra fabric I had lying around, and a zipper from an old bag that wasn't being used any more. It definitely reminded me how much I hate sewing by hand, and zippers for that matter.







By the way, I totally don't recommend starting craft projects at 1:40am.
14  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Two shirts.. on: March 24, 2005 02:46:02 PM
I just made this one last night [note that it still needs to be reconstructed]:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/built-tofail/Dscf0923.jpg
^I designed the image as well. Smiley

And I did this one like 5 weeks ago:
Front:

Back:
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Small magnet board. on: January 07, 2005 03:16:49 PM
I have this ugly hole in my wall and its been annoying me a lot lately, so I needed something to cover it up and I came up with this:

I just used one of those huge fridge magnets and covered it in paper. Its SO simple but I like it.
Its really small. But its near where my phone is so it will be good for taking down messages.
Plus I just thought the bottle caps were really fun and I wanted to do something with those too [I made a bunch, they just aren't in the picture.]
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Old hoodie? on: December 13, 2004 06:33:50 PM
I bought this at a Salvation Army up in Pennslyvania for $3 when I was dumb enough to leave my sweat shirt at home..

Anyone have any ideas how I can rework it? Or if there is any way to get the words off at least.
Thanks in advanced for any ideas. Smiley
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dino spiked hoodie. Tutorial included! *Works now!* on: December 12, 2004 02:04:29 PM
Its hard to take a picture of yourself wearing that.. but I tried:


//EDIT:
Tutorial: *Sorry the link stopped working!! If you want to see the pictures more clearly, right click>properties, and then copy and paste the URL in a new window

Materials
-Hoodie or sweatshirt [duh]
-Sewing machine or needle and thread
-Straight pins
-Scissor
-Felt or other material
If your buying sheets of felt, always get more than you think you need. Its always better to have extra incase you mess up, or underestimated.
*I used a sewing machine for this. You could hand sew it I suppose, but it will take way longer.
First thing you need to do it map out what you want the spikes to look like. I used 3 different sizes, and 5 spikes total.

If you want to do it like I did, I cut out 4 of the first and 2nd spikes, and then 2 of the 3rd one. Make sure to pin the pattern to your fabric when cutting it out.
Make SURE you make the spikes a big bigger than you want them to be for the seem allowance.

The next thing you want to do is sew your spikes together. Its important that if your fabric has 2 sides, to put the two sides you want to be on the outside faced together when you sew them, so when you turn it right out side again it will work properlly.
The squareish part underneath the triangle is where you put it into the seem of the hood. When you get to stuffing, do NOT stuff it past that "line".
If the diagram below is your spike, then the dotted lines are where your sewing.

Asemble all of your spikes up to that point before you go any farther.
They should look something like this:


The next thing you need to do it turn them right side out, so that they can be stuffed.
Ideally, you should use cotton stuffing for this, but plain old medical cotton balls work as well. Just make sure you pull them apart so it doesn't look all lumpy. Try not to overstuff the spikes either.
Once you have them stuffed, it time to sew up the bottom. Sew it right where the stuffing ends, not at the very bottom edge. Like so:

Here comes the fun part.
Take either your scissor, or a seem ripper if you have one and open the seem that runs through the hood.
I forgot to take a picture beforehand, but once its open, and layed out, heres what it will look like:

Start with the smallest size, and put it almost right at the bottom [sorta above the tag]. Make sure you put it where
when you sew it, only the stuffed part will be seen.
Don't put them RIGHT next to each other, make a little space before putting the next oneon.
Once you pin all them in place, it should look like this:

I didn't do this, but it would be wise to put another pin near the end where there are no spikes, just so its easier when your sewing.
Now your finally ready it sew it back on!!
This should probally be done with a seger, but if you don't have one, or are lazy like I was, you can just was easily use a regular sewing machine. Use a strudier stich than just a single if possiable.
Be very aware of where you put your straight pins! You have to take them out before you get to sewing that part! Its hell on your machine if you go over pins.
And TADA! Thats it. If the spikes look messed up, you can always rip them out and try it again.
Here is how your final product should look:


If you make one post it here! Cheesy
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dollar store skirt! + more on: November 05, 2004 01:45:40 PM
I got this skirt in the dollar store over the summer figuring I could do something neat with it. So naturally it sat around my house fully intact until last weekend when I needed something quick to do for halloween.

After:

I know its not much. I just took it in a hell of a lot, and made it so it has ties as closeur, and then just 'layered' it.

And this is the shirt I wore with it [on halloween I mean]

That was before I took it in though.

And then this is just another shirt I reconstructed:


These pictures are from awhile ago, and I could get a good shot of it. So it was before I touched it up a bit. I'm too lazy to take new picuters though.
I added the black fabric to the sides [the shirt was old so it was sorta tight] and I made a v-neck.
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / College bound craftsters!! on: October 22, 2004 08:11:53 PM
You may have seen this already.. but I thought i'd share this incase anyone was interested.
Quote
The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest is available to students age 14 years or older who are attending a high school prom in the spring of 2005. You must be a U.S. citizen, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Puerto Rico. You must enter as a couple (two individuals) and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape. Each couple must submit a color photograph of the two of you together in prom attire. The awards for this contest range from honorable mention prizes of Duck Tape sportswear to a first place prize of a $2,500 scholarship for each member of the winning couple and a $2,500 cash prize to the school that hosts the prom.
More Information Here

Thats really.. obscure for a scholarship. Its pretty interesting though. If I was gonna go to my senior prom this year I woudl sure as hell do it.

20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / </3 Belt on: October 15, 2004 07:59:57 PM
I had the webbing and everything lying around my house already, so I finally did something with it.




Its surpising hard to take pictures of a belt while your wearing it
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