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« on: September 01, 2010 03:42:56 PM »

This last month of summer, I was getting pretty bored, so I thought the perfect thing to do was this challenge. Whenever I thought of pencils, the first thing I thought of was a pencil skirt, and so I had to find a way to make a pencil skirt, out of pencils. What I ended up doing was making a base skirt out of newspaper, then using this insanely sticky foam tape stuff to stick the pencils to. When that took only a couple hours, (rather then days, which I as hopeing for) I had to branch out. I started was an old school style shirt to go with the skirt out of my old schoolwork, and melted some wax into frilly heart shaped molds, which I had way to much fun with, and now have a lifetime supply of heart shaped crayons. I used them for buttons and embellishments. I also used the pencil packaging to make a book bag by gluing it to an old somewhat broken binder, and the crayon boxes to make some spiffy little sandals.  also used the crayon paper to make a headband, and make a flower out of crayons. I hope you like it!
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Also, I almost forgot, but I am gifting this to my mom, to inspire her future crafting. Thanks for looking!














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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010 03:48:27 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010 04:19:56 PM »

Wow. Just wow. At first I thought it was just the dress, and then you kept adding things that went with it. I am amazed! Excellent job on everything!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010 04:41:01 PM »

I'm very impressed. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010 05:17:16 PM »

You are a PHENOM designer!  I'm in awe.  What do you do with it now?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010 06:35:24 PM »

Wow! I absolutely love the sandals... I think they're my favorite! and now you will always have a writing implement! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010 07:13:04 PM »

Rad! My favorite part is the headband!
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010 07:56:24 PM »

This triple rocks!!! I just loved what you did with the pencils and crayons. I am not sure about sitting but standing that could be worn to a Halloween party or trick or treating. Very well made and that would be a winning design on Project Runway if they had to use school supplies.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010 09:43:26 PM »

Super impressed with your post! This outfit is wonderful, creative, colorful and inspiring. We should teach school children that everything has more than one use. I can't say enough about how this is such a wonderful entry. Good luck to you, you deserve the votes.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010 10:09:56 PM »

Rocks! I think my favorite's the headband...Oh, or the shoes! :3
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010 05:17:35 AM »

Very cool.  I love the pencil skirt, though I'm not sure about sitting down in it!
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2010 07:05:47 AM »

that's just so awesome!!!
It's made all the more perfect by the fact you even made the shoes and hairband! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2010 07:56:30 AM »

Wow! So creative! I love that headband and I'm just amazed by the tailoring on the shirt!
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010 08:08:13 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2010 12:16:18 PM »

I love the pencil skirt! 
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2010 02:17:53 PM »

aww thats cute
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2010 03:07:03 PM »

I want the shoes!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010 04:13:33 PM »

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That's EXACTLY what I was gonna do!!! Tongue but...sadly, I had a couple custom orders of stuff I had to make, and summer reading projects on top of that. So I couldn't  Sad

But you totally rocked this challenge!!!  Love it!
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010 04:53:29 PM »

Awesome.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010 09:57:51 PM »

Very clever and creative!
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010 03:06:49 AM »

WOW!  this is really cool.  i can only imagine how many pencils i would need to go around my waist and hips.  LOL.  great job! 
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2010 07:22:38 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2010 10:13:38 AM »

This is too cool! Love the shoes and bag!
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2010 12:31:44 PM »

I would never have imagined anything like this.
So cool!
Pencil skirt made of pencils, I laughed out loud.
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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2010 01:59:03 PM »

This would be an awesome piece for a back-to-school magazine photo shoot. 
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010 01:06:50 PM »

love your take on a pencil skirt, the headband is darling  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010 03:41:04 PM »

I love the crayon buttons Cheesy

VERY well done  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2010 05:49:25 PM »

this is absolutely ridiculous and i LOVE it! This Rocks times a million!
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010 04:51:19 PM »

So adorable. I don't think fabric pencil skirts look good on many women. But holy moo you can wear an actual pencil skirt and look fabulous! Amazing work!
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WOW! I love how you even used the packages the pencils came in! Great design!
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« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2010 01:48:52 PM »

this is amazing! perfect back to school style! XD
it looks like a pain to move around in... but it's totally awesome all the same!
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« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2010 07:13:20 PM »

ridiculously cool!
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2010 06:32:26 AM »

this is why to cool! I love the skirt
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« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2010 10:13:05 AM »

You sure get creative when you get bored! Love it.
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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2010 03:29:02 PM »

i love this project of yours! very unique! also, i was watching Ellen today, (sept. 23rd.)  and she had this "fashion show" with elementary age children on it, and wouldn't you know it, one of the girls had on a skirt made of pencils that was layed out the same way the bottom of your dress is! i thought it was so odd! you should check it out. it seems you have been an inspiration!
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2010 06:29:18 PM »

Very very extremely cool!
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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2010 08:36:47 PM »

This is so awesome! I especially love the sandals.
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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2010 01:14:12 PM »

Oh my, you really went all out, and it shows! Awesome.
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« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2010 03:29:29 AM »

A pencil skirt.....
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