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« Reply #360 on: January 06, 2012 05:04:24 PM »

This one I'm proud of. I found a Lisa Frank box at Goodwill, like new for a dollar. Took a pic just so I could have a before and after! *Lots* of purple and orange. I was going to give it new life as a box to display jewelry in for sale, or maybe just sell the box by itself. I do a lot of taking small plain boxes and decorating them.
I painted a thick layer of white over it, and some sage green (which ended up mostly hidden), then started decoupaging. The rose paper is as thin as tissue, but is more the consistency of wax paper, I've had it for over 15 years, something at the store came with this gorgeous paper used as mere packing! Then a few layers of clear sealer.
The top drawer will be used for necklaces. For the insert, I glued a thin foam pad to cardboard, glued white cotton around it. I can use push pins to keep things from tangling if I wish. The middle is for earrings, I cut stripes of black foam left over from insulating around windows, glued them to cardboard, a spritz of white paint to keep the black from showing through, wrapped and glued more white cotton around it. The two smaller drawers are for everything else.
And I decided I love this and I'm keeping it.
And that it's going to be for jewelry I've made myself. I have sold or given away jewelry I'm happy with, and when I look at the ones I've kept for me-it's the not quite good enough stuff. Well, that's ending. They'll get any tweaking needed to make them something I'd be proud to give someone, then I will wear them and enjoy them.
So yeah. Project started in december, plain white and rose pattern, definitely upcycledj and recycled, and just for me.
The before!

The after!

Lid open, drawer pulled out to show bit made for earrings, ignore the glare!

Not bad for a dollar.
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« Reply #361 on: January 06, 2012 05:27:19 PM »

That's really cool, bookstorebabe!

I can't believe it's only the fifth and we're 37 pages in!
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« Reply #362 on: January 06, 2012 05:30:15 PM »

That is beautiful!  I need more jewelry boxes...hmmm... I may have to clean out my kid's room Smiley
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« Reply #363 on: January 06, 2012 05:52:42 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #364 on: January 06, 2012 06:46:04 PM »

I REALLY wanna make this, just cuz its sooooooo cute!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/5559199509666879/  But where would I get the peacock feathers?  Would Michaels carry them? I could always go and just check, but that always ends up being dangerous! Cheesy

Just about any craft store carries feathers of all different types.
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« Reply #365 on: January 06, 2012 08:23:30 PM »

when I look at the ones I've kept for me-it's the not quite good enough stuff. Well, that's ending. They'll get any tweaking needed to make them something I'd be proud to give someone, then I will wear them and enjoy them.
Good for you!! (and that is a lovely box you made!)
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« Reply #366 on: January 06, 2012 10:09:51 PM »

when I look at the ones I've kept for me-it's the not quite good enough stuff. Well, that's ending. They'll get any tweaking needed to make them something I'd be proud to give someone, then I will wear them and enjoy them.

I think a lot of us crafters do that, the practice pieces, the slightly imperfect, the "not quite right" colour combos. We deserve the best just as much as anyone else!
I love the new look jewellery box. I have one that needs re-doing that might make it on the list this year.
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« Reply #367 on: January 07, 2012 05:12:36 AM »

I definitely want to play this game!  I've got tonnes of stash & need help with the motivation to get things made.  I've got plenty of WIPS somewhere but I can even locate them all to put them on the list.  These will do for now.....  I'll be ecstatic if I can make it through even half of these Smiley

1.   Bloomers
2.   Wire wrapped D20
3.   Bleached tentacle t-shirt
4.   Bleached cog bag
5.   Candy Skull felties WIP
6.   Experiment with fabric flowers
7.   Polymer clay monsters
8.   Polymer clay tentacles
9.   Jackolantern jars
10.   Decorated drawers for jewelry
11.   Steampunk owls & other plushies
12.   Hooded figure plushies
13.   Melted record bowl/planter for succulents
14.   Bat headband leather
15.   Art deco jewelry
16.   First hoopla
17.   Upcycled tie necklace thingy
18.   Wicked Witch bookmark
19.   Moulded leather mask
20.   Try macram
21.   Fabric slippers & crocheted mary janes
22.   Crochet scarf
23.   Bottlecap magnets & jewelry
24.   Shrink plastic jewelry
25.   Scrappy fabric cuffs
26.   Washer necklace
27.   Make things from game pieces/boards
28.   Teesha Moore patches (purple/black Tim Burtonish for a bag)
29.   Mrs Lovetts beach costume
30.   Zombie costume
31.   Medieval stained glass medallion WIP
32.   Plush Dr Who
33.   Bag for transporting board games
34.   ATC Tarot cards
35.   Do a flower arranging class
36.   Make all Birthday/Halloween & Christmas cards
37.   Game themed foods




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« Reply #368 on: January 07, 2012 07:48:20 AM »

Finished the scarf I started yesterday  Smiley.So that makes me 1 for 50.Only 49 more to go  Grin.I've already decided what my next project will be.All I have to do is find it  Roll Eyes.
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« Reply #369 on: January 07, 2012 07:59:21 AM »

I tried sewing a simple bolero out of some reconned fabric from the thrift store which was a failure  Undecided I'm not quite ready to give up on the tutorial yet though. I think I might try it again in another fabric. I'm pretty sure of one thing I kind of messed up that I know I can do better again next time anyway.

I'd love any links or suggestions from you guys on easy newbie sewer tutorials for making clothes, specifically reconned tops.  Smiley
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