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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Two tops and a skirt on: July 13, 2009 07:38:35 PM
I love the shorts transformed into skirt!!!

Thanks for the compliment!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Two tops and a skirt on: July 13, 2009 08:55:20 AM
It's summer here and blazing hot!  Seems most of my summer clothes have decided to all die at the same time so I began refashioning some things that I was originally going to just donate.

1:  Poorly fitting Roxy Board Shorts into skirt:

2:  This is a men's t-shirt and a woman's button front top hacked apart and put back together for something new.  I managed to sew through my left pointer finger in the process.  Promise you won't look at the insides of the shirt!  LOL!  The exterior looks ok but from the inside, you can definitely tell no pattern was used and it's a total hack job! LOL!

Close up of the back:

3:  This was a long sleeved woman's button down from American Eagle.  It was super cute on a hanger a the store with rolled up sleeves held in place by buttons and tabs.  Insanely hard to keep cute once home though!  So, I hacked off the sleeves and made cute little ruffled cap sleeves instead.  The sleeves are actually the cuffs from the original sleeves but turned inside out.  I left the buttons on and left the button holes intact too.

Sleeve close up:

Thanks for looking!
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Kids craft club on: November 29, 2008 08:06:22 PM
Sounds like you have a great idea and I am planning to teach some art/craft classes myself.  One of the posters was right in that you definitely need to check with your insurance policy.  You don't want an accident in your home and then to find out you aren't covered.

Also, some cities/counties have laws regarding what kind of businesses you can have in your home.  Some places the laws are super lax but in others it depends on how much traffic your business brings to the neighborhood, business hours, noise levels, etc.  So, in addition to checking with your insurance company contact your local small business authority.

I am looking to have my classes at a local church or similar location.  I thought about our library but they don't allow "for profit" groups to use their meeting rooms.  I made a list of places to look at/talk to by starting with those I know...my mom's church, my cousin's church, neighborhood church, etc.

Good luck!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Plastic lined swim suit bag... on: September 26, 2007 04:56:21 PM
Thanks.  Smiley  GO DUCKS!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Under the sea...without Ariel... on: September 24, 2007 08:24:49 PM
Thanks.  It is actually going to be part of a three piece series with another 4x4 and a larger 36x24 inch piece.  I've done two 4x4 pop-art style flowers for my neice for her last birthday and will do a 36x24 piece for her for Xmas and I owe my son a 36x24in robot piece to go with the 4x4's I did for him a few years back...maybe I should post those too!  Smiley

Thanks for the compliment!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Plastic lined swim suit bag... on: September 22, 2007 08:38:36 PM
Thanks.  I really like the bag and am so happy it turned out ok!   Grin
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Plastic lined swim suit bag... on: September 22, 2007 07:26:14 PM
I sorted through my projects to complete and my mending bag.  I found my favorite t-shirt that I haven't worn in probably six months.  It had a grease stain of some sort front and center thus not fit to wear but I wasn't ready to throw it out!

So, I turned it into a bag! 

I love the quote, which says, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."  The person who said that was Steve Prefontaine who was a runner at University of Oregon quite some time ago.  I find the quote extremely motivating and I love to swim so I put the shirt together with a plastic bag and a drawstring from an old sweatshirt.  This bag is the result!  The liner bag is from the gym and is meant specifically for your wet swim suit after your swim.  I hate carrying around the ugly clear bag with my suit visible to everyone so this is the perfect solution!

Here's an interior shot of the bag:

Sewing a cotton t-shirt and a plastic bag together is by no means easy!  If nothing else I have learned to follow my gut when it comes to sewing projects! 

I had considered fusing the plastic to the shirt material first but decided against it.  I just was feeling lazy and didn't want to get up, drag out the iron and go through the whole plastic fusing process!  So, I just pinned them together and started sewing.  Even with the pins in place, the plastic kept slipping a bit so there are some major flaws.  However, the fact that the closure is a cinch-drawstring you really can't tell.

8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Under the sea...without Ariel... on: September 22, 2007 07:21:00 PM
This is a 4 inch by 4 inch pen on canvas drawing for my nephew  His bedroom is slowly being turned into an undersea wonderland.  Sorry it's a bit fuzzy!  I tried several times to get a clearer shot...

9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Double sided, EGL style, shiny, lacy, corseted armwarmers. on: August 08, 2007 04:34:25 PM
Those are freaking awesome!  Might have to whip some up for my niece!
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Tigers....zombies....tiger zombies. A tale of 2 craftsters. <SRSLY IMAGE OBESE> on: August 08, 2007 12:34:33 AM
Really Freaking Awesome!

Hehehehe...TessTessi, is that a peepee hole in the first pic of you in the costume?  Hehehehe....

Seriously...these are amazing!  Good job!
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