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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Small gifts to stuff a pouch(mom)?? on: December 22, 2007 02:16:48 PM
I just finished making a small pouch for mom, it's about 7 inches wide and 5 tall. (18x13 cms), and I want to stuff it with something. No candy (the pouch is white and I don't want it to get dirty) and I can sew ( both by hand and by machine), I have a bit of polymer clay, no drawing skills, no poetry skills, and tons of fabric scraps. She isn't TOO girly, but she isn't .... un-girly either (however that is called  Wink). Her favorite colors are green, blue and purple. Well, she pretty much likes everything (except gossip, Tom and Jerry, and mice). Any ideas??
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Christmas Lights and Choker? on: November 25, 2007 03:15:21 PM
Yesterday, when my family was putting up some Christmas lights, mom found out that some of them didn't work... so I took out all the little lights... and now I've got 100 clear lights and 30-50 colored lights (mom threw the rest away before I could take them  Cry) and the other object is a choker my sister gave me because she didn't use it anymore... although it's really not my style  Undecided. Any ideas?
Here they are: (those are the lights.. although there are MANY more Smiley)
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Wrong measurements on my friend's gift :S on: November 22, 2007 09:06:17 AM
Well, I was making a cellphone cozy for my friend, but I didn't know the measurements, and I thought: I'll just make it big and wide. When I was done, it seemed too thin, (my friend's cellphone is a Sony ericsson with walkman...and it's thicker than an ipod nano) so I put my ipod in.... just to discover that it WAS in fact too small for her cellphone, because the ipod fit exactly. :S Now I don't know what to give my friend.... but at least my ipod has a new home  Smiley.
14  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pack-able halloween costume ideas? on: October 21, 2007 06:49:47 PM
Well, I'm gonna fly to Peru (llama-land as my sis calls it Tongue) and we're gonna be there in halloween. My parents say that it's probably gonna be celebrated in the hotel (due to the north-american tourists) so I really can't think of a costume I can take, whatever's not too bulky. Can anyone think of ideas? I was thinking of a witch... or alice in wonderland. :S Oh! and I'm 13, so please don't post adult content  Wink thanks in advance!!
15  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / My version of The Illusionist's locket (TONS of pics!!) on: October 14, 2007 09:51:55 AM
Tongue I spent like 3 hours doing this Christmas present for my sister. (mostly because the first time I did it, the clat broke/crumbled when I tried to move the heart) AND I've never watched the movie (I don't like movies) that means it's based completely on lockets on internet. AND when I showed it to mom she didn't recognize it, and gave me the -nice try- kind of look... well, that was kinda dissapointing. ANYWAY... here it is!! (made with pins and polymer clay.. and a jump ring!)

modeled by me Tongue

I couldn't get it to slide to the left, so it opens differently  Sad
just to show how it opens
it's a heart!
before baking

And could you please tell me how to decorate it? I'm at loss!
16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / burnt WHITE clay :( on: September 13, 2007 06:44:05 PM
Well, I was making white, red and green stud earrings, and a charm of the same colors, left them in my "Easy-Bake oven" for like 1 or 2 or 3 minutes (umm, it was just one song), then I took them out, and they were mostly soft brown Sad . I tried opening the section in Glass Attic, but I couldn't open it.... could you help me give them their original colors? (I don't have acriclyc paints)
17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / I need Urgent b-day present help!!! on: September 08, 2007 10:47:04 AM
EEKKK!! right now it's 12:48 and I need to get to me friend's party at 1:00. She's now 14, female, and when I asked what she wanted, she said:
something of Simple Plan
something pink.

HELP!!!! I have polymer clay, earring backs,and can't crochet or sew (too little time), hot glue, felt, a few buttons, and tons of useless magazines. please help!!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / They weren't supposed to be THAT different! on: August 23, 2007 06:21:36 PM
I was making a small felt proyect, made to resemble one of my favorite singers (William Beckett from The Academy Is...) ok, I wanted to make the little doll cute and happy and everything... but I completely messed up with the hair (not to mention it's a different tone xD) The only thing that was hot-glued (and painted with markers in a failed attempt to get the correct haircolor) is the hair. ... and let's not mention I'm oh so terrible at sewing. what do you think?? (don't worry, I re-sewed his head... I just felt sorry) And I can change his clothes Tongue
Doll:
(to show shirt)
(before I sewed him a shirt)

William Becket:
what do you think? Failed or not?
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Memo Board! w/ tut and several pics! on: August 23, 2007 06:01:10 PM
I did this like 2 or 3 days before school... and here it is!! Although nothing here is sewn, partly because I'm too lazy.


Tut:
First, you cut a piece of (preferably not too heavy) cardboard, the size you want you board to be. And you cut a piece of fluffy material (I don't know the name  Undecided) the same size.



then you wrap an old shirt and cut off the excess fabric.
This is what I used...

 And then just hot-glue it to the cardboard (fluffy side is the front, carboard is the back)  Grin


Get yourself some nice thin ribbon, and hot glue it in a zig-zag pattern. IMPORTANT: only glue the ends of the ribbon (in the cardboard) and NOT ont the front (the pictures go there) AND glue it tightly, or at least tightly enough so you can put paper between the ribbon and it won't fall off (I had quite a bit of trouble with this Tongue)

Now, test it
IF it's too loose, like this:

1.- put a bit of glue where ribbons intersect, and below the ribbon that's touching the board.
OR/AND
2.- Tighten them:
glue the part of the ribbon that's nearest to the border

and press


IF you want to add a magnet (just glue it to the cardboard) or ribbon (to hang it) do it now.

Almost done!! now just cut a nice piece of fabric bigger than the board. glue it. you should have like 1 or 2 inches of fabric on the sides of the board. Fold it and glue twice. then just glue the flaps on their respective borders.
Ta-DA!!!
hopefully this was understandable. Tongue (sorry for so many pics)

20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cow pincushion! on: August 11, 2007 01:36:45 PM
Is there anything better than sewing dead cow pincushions?  Tongue


umm, for some reason the picture of the back dissapeared, Huh but it has elastic and it closes with.. .a safety pin Grin

feedback appreciated  Cheesy (and sorry if this post is in the wrong place)
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