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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Doctor Who David Tennant Sock Monkey on: January 09, 2014 06:15:20 PM
It had been awhile since I had made a sock monkey, and I decided to make a Doctor Who one for a friend.

Despite using all the same clothing patterns I've previously used for sock monkeys, they fit really poorly. I guess time lords are oddly proportioned  Tongue

The sonic screwdriver is polymer clay.

The tardis is just a cardboard box hastily made, which he is traveling inside of through the postal service.   

2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Rainbow Chucks on: May 29, 2013 08:53:39 AM
So I just got a new pair of Chucks, which reminded me how much I hated my white ones. So Which researching about dying them, I came across a picture of rainbow ones, and fell in love. I had some dye already, sei tumble dye, in red, yellow, and blue. I used a foam brush to apply it, let it dry, then threw them in the dryer to set the dye. Also, I used masking tape on the rubber just to be safe. I didn't get the shoes wet before I dyed them, but the colors might run better if you did.




Right after I dyed them, you can see the colors were darker at this point

The ugly before

Thanks for looking!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my latest jewelry (pic heavy!) on: July 28, 2010 01:22:54 PM
So I finally got around to making a bunch of jewelry with the beads my aunt gave me. (She decided she wanted to take up jewelry making, went out and spent too much money on beads, then decided it wasn't for her. I've been collecting and trading beads quite a bit, but this is the first time I'm made a bunch of things. Let me know what you think.

4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / chip clips/ highlighter pens on: April 15, 2010 02:06:16 PM
Luckily, Allstate has donated about 300 highlighter pens and 300 chip clips to my student organization. We are going to hand them out as prizes for a game we will have at Relay for Life. However, I don't think we will hand them all out, and it would be nice if they weren't all exactly the same.

I'm looking for ideas on alternative uses, ways to make them prettier, etc.

Pens look like these (except they are white and say Allstate)

Clips look like these(except they are all blue, and don't have the rubber grip part, and say Allstate, and have a magnet on the back)

Ideas are greatly appreciated.

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Pimp mein Fahrrad (my bicycle) on: March 21, 2010 08:01:18 AM
So I'm sure many of you have seen that show on MTV Pimp my ride. But what few people know is that in Germany (maybe other European countries, I'm not sure) they have Pimp mein Fahrrad or, Pimp my bicycle. I was thinking since many of us Craftsers (and many people in general these days) use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation, it would be neat to have a bike swap. I searched and didn't find anything, although it is possible that this has been done before and I just missed it.

I was thinking we could swap things like waterproof seat covers, those nifty bags that hang under the bikes or on the back of them, water bottles, and just anything to make the bike pretty or things that are useful when you ride a bike all the time (straps to prevent your pants from getting stuck, reflective things)

Let me know what everyone thinks
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / how to identify different types of beads? on: November 25, 2008 09:11:39 AM
So I recently aquired enough beads to make jewelry all day everyday for the rest of my life.  My aunt (who has been retired for quite awhile and is still young) decided that she wanted to take up jewelry making, went out and spents thousands of dollars on the supplies, and decided that she hated it.  Some of the beads that she sent are labeled, and some of them still have price tags on them and were quite exepnsive.  There are things like a flower charm that is marked 14.95, and a do-it-yourself kit that is marked $78.  There are even a few bags of freshwater pearls.  My trouble is that most of the beads are in cases, and I don't know what they are.  I like to label things I make with the types of stones, etc that it was made out of, but right now all I can say is "pink bead" or "heart charm."   Normally I would just assume that the beads were all glass or something, but considering the fact that there are pearls in there, and that I found packaging for some swarovski crystal beads, I know they aren't all glass.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to identify things?  There are some fake pearls there too, but I don't know how to tell the difference.  I would just rather not give away or sell something that is made of quality materials without knowing it.  Let me know if you have ideas.  Thanks so much.
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / 2 sets of sheets, a bedspread, and extra pillowcase on: April 08, 2008 12:59:14 PM
So I bought all of these things at the beginnig of the school year (August) and it turns out this was my first and last year in the dorms (YES!).  Next year my bed will be bigger (so there is no resizing these extra long twin sheets to fit a bigger bed--at least I don't think so--correct me if I'm wrong please lol).  I love the softness of the pink ones (they are jersey cotton) and would like to make something that lets me continue to enjoy that softness.  The blue ones I don't care so much about.  I am considering curtains.  The bedspread is cheaply made, after only two washes the corners no longer have stuffing in them.  I just don't know, there are so many thnings!  Here are some pictures.

Sorry about the messy dorm room, and the fact that the sheets aren't so visible in this pic.  (Notice my coffee cup even matches my comforter!)  The comforter is reversible, but I am partial to the blue side.
Sorry I forgot to mention that the blue sheets are made of cotton.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / many many photos on: March 27, 2008 09:12:50 AM
So, I was going to look through all 55 pages on here, but I just don't have time.  I searched for photos, but of course a billion pages came up.  Here is my dilema:

I have A LOT of photos, probably like 1000.  OK, maybe 500, I have no idea, they are in an oversized shoebox and it is overflowing.  I've already scrapbooked, these are the ones that didn't fit or were repeats or something.  They don't really have any sentimental value to me.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Or if there is already a thread on this maybe someone could post it here?

Thanking you Smiley
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / red heel sock monkey on: March 19, 2008 03:30:34 PM
One more sock monkey!!  This one is a little skinny guy.

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / world flag quilt on: February 16, 2008 11:10:47 AM
So for quite some time I have been wanting to make a quilt using those mini 4 x 6 or 3 x 5 (inch) flags.  However, I have come across many problems.  To start with:

1. The flags generally come stapled to a plastic stick.  I've decided that I can get over this.

2. The price is in the area of $2 or $3 dollars a piece.  Multiply this by the number of flags I would need to make a giant quilt for my bed and we're talking hundreds or dollars. 

3. I have not been able to find a website that will sell the flags wholesale unless you buy only one country's flag.

4. I'm really sad that I can't find a way to make this without taking out a loan.

I thought about making the flags.  Either by using iron on transfers or printing them directly onto fabric.  I just don't think it would look as good and I feel like if I am going to put all the time into making the quilt, it just wouldn't be as good.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I really really REALLY want to make this quilt.   
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