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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Ballet flats needing recon...ideas?? on: July 20, 2005 03:59:02 AM
Ok I just scored myself 2 pairs of black leather ballet flats from the Op-Shop (thrift store) and i'm fresh out of ideas of what to do with them. I'm really obessesed with Napoleon Dynamite right now so maybe something to do with that do you think? maybe a collage?

Does anyone know how I can protect the pictures from getting soggy and ruined when it rains?

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Stripey Arm warmer on: August 07, 2004 07:44:03 PM
hey all,

This was my first sewing project it's not much but you have to start somewhere.
I had this old sripey skivy that a friend had given to me but I never wore(Working on making a reconstructed top out of the rest of it.)

So I cut of the arm and undid the hemming at the bottom of the sleeve and then handstiched a hair tye (couldn't find elastic) and then turned it around so the orginal bottom of the sleeve was now the top of the arm warmer.

I cut a thumb hole in the side seam and then thought it looked plain so I used a strip of material and made it into a bow then sewed it on and also had some badges and stuff lying around one badge is a Paul Frank one I got for about 50c (new zealand so thats about US25c) and the other one I got for a couple of bucks and it says "desperate" them I thought it still looked plain so I got a peice of retro scrap material and made a love heart sewed that on and then put twink on a saftey pin and put that on too.....

and walla.........(sorry bout the cruddy pic I only have a real cheap old webcam...it's distorted the colours a bit too:()

the top of the arm warmer:

the bottom part:


3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Another Book bag clutch purse....but with a few differences on: August 07, 2004 07:40:46 PM
Ok so I got inspired to do a book bag off here

I did it the usuall way (glue, scrap fabric etc) except I covered the cover in clear packing tape but it looked really crummy so I thought hmmmm maybe I should just cover it completely with fabric.

I had this bag my mum found of old fabric scraps and dug through it and found a part one leg of a pair of black pants someone must have take up (they must have been flares or something) and I just stuck that right on the original store made hem met with the top of the book and then I just folded and glued the rough open end like present.....It was quick and easy and with hold and not brake easily becuase the pant leg is quite durable material.

I can't stand long and tiresome projects and this one was truthfully quick and easy....

After wards I glued on a stocking butterfly(it's the think in the corner) and then the ribbon helps to hold it closed and I can ajust it to what size I want

(sorry about the cruddy pics...could only use a cheap webcam)....also the robbon is on a bit of an angle which I didn't notice when I took the pic...




4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My First Duct tape bag! on: August 02, 2004 05:06:57 AM
Hey all i'm new here so to introduce myself my name is Ayesha and i'm from New Zealand.

 During the school holidays I made this Duct Tape bag after seeing the wonderful Ramen and Skittles bag that somebody made.

Here's my first attempt at one (it got all wrinkly when I was coving the picture with packing tape)

It of course had to feature Clay Aiken:

^ those are the things that hold it shut my sister took those butterflies off her shoes becuase she didn't like them so I quickly nabbed them.

^ The front of the bag

Long Shot

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