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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Ellis Paul shirt on: February 03, 2007 05:53:34 AM
I haven't posted or even browsed this site in about two years! I think I'll be around a bit more to find craft ideas for my students.

My favorite singer doesn't have t shirts so I made my own. I used a construction paper stencil and a Clorox bleach pen.

I had an eye infection. That's why I'm hiding Smiley

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / blank palette on: January 15, 2006 10:11:27 PM
I am busting with excitement.

In May, I graduate and move into my brother's top floor. My first real place of my own, first time paying rent, and my first permanent home since college started (I loathe all the back and forth and the fact that my childhood home no longer feels like home bc my bedroom becomes a storage area/laundry room when I'm not around).

So my floor at my brother's place... white walls, white carpet. All my furniture is white, bookshelves, desk, dresser, armoire. It's a gigantic blank palette!

I've begun brainstorming ideas. I think I want shades of blue and teal to make it peaceful, but I'm obsessed with green lately. I'm not sure if I want to paint and then one day leave my brother with a blue/green girly upstairs.

Just wanted to share my excitement Smiley I haven't been here in months bc student teaching has kept me so busy!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help making a costume for tomorrow night on: September 15, 2005 03:00:19 PM
I'm going to a "heaven and hell" party tomorrow night and I need to somehow create an angel costume. I'm not gonna go too over-the-top bc I haven't talked to anyone else about what they're wearing.
So I have a large white men's tshirt and all of my stenciling supplies. I'm going to stencil some wings onto the back of the shirt. But the shirt is large and I am small. How do I make it fitted while still having wings on my upper back?
I know I could cut strips in the sides of the shirt and tie them together, but then what about the baggy neckline and sleeves? I have no sewing machine and if I am going to cut & tie the top of the shirt it has to be really easy bc I've only reconstructed a couple times. I have some Heat n Bond tape and some ribbon, too.
My other idea is to have my roomie stencil the wings right onto my back and make a backless shirt (or one with a skinny horizontal strap/tie). Any simple ideas on making a shirt to do that?
I gotta make it tonight bc I'll be at student teaching all day tomorrow... Please help me make something pretty instead of something crappy :-P
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / fix boring 2 story walls! on: September 03, 2005 12:23:28 PM


This is my living room.

Look at all the white space!  Undecided

What can I do with it? Either without painting or with minimal painting in a light color. It's school housing so we'll have to repaint or pay a fine in May.

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / how to make my fridge pretty? on: September 03, 2005 12:17:47 PM
I just rearranged my room and now my mini fridge is no longer hidden under my bed. It's sitting on top of my dresser and it looks very ugly. It's just your average bulky, white cube. I want to decorate the door so it is more camouflaged and blends in with my room.
I don't really have a theme in my room, but there's a lot of magenta and I've got Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn posters and a Dali print. Hey, I'm still in college, my room will be mismatched until I can afford to coordinate. Anyway, any ideas of how to decorate it and incorporte it into my room? I was thinking about cutting up contact paper to make some sort of design or stencil-like picture, but I'm open to anything!

6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / broken glass?? on: September 03, 2005 12:10:22 PM
I officially hold the record for most mirrors broken in a college career, lol. so I just broke my first mirror of senior year and as I was sweeping up the shards, I wondered if I could make something perty with them instead of just chucking them. It was one of those full length dorm mirrors that are only $5. Half of it is smashed and the rest is in 2 big separate pieces.
I'm thinking I could glue the pieces to something and then put something clear over it to seal it. I've seen picture frames with pieces of mirror around the picture but they were uniform pieces, not slivers and chunks. Think it would look crappy if I used all the random shattered pieces? And is there a relatively cheap way I could cut the big pieces into smaller uniform pieces? Also, what kind of materials are best for crafting with glass?
Well, I just realized my shin is bleeding so I better go clean that up. Ha. I look forward to hearing your ideas! Smiley

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / how to make a toga? on: August 31, 2005 03:10:57 PM
What's the best way to make a toga out of a twin size sheet, or a cut up piece of a twin size sheet (if I have to cut it)?
Gettin ready for Halloween already :-P
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My PETCO shirt!! on: January 08, 2005 04:19:50 PM
My boyfriend had to research the puppy mills that Petco gets their animals from and it sickens me!! I was excited that someone posted about the petco stencils. The picture was working for a few minutes but now it is gone but here it is:

If it doesn't show up, the pic is in my Craftster album: http://community.webshots.com/photo/246947792/246953900zBvRXo
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Conan or Seinfeld? on: January 06, 2005 08:33:04 PM
I'd like a Conan O'Brian or a Seinfeld stencil. Any Seinfeld character would be great. I found Seinfeld characters on one of the pumpkin websites but they were fore carving pumpkins and didn't look easy to turn into a stencil for paints. I found Conan ones from websites listed in that long thread of stencil websites, but I didn't like the cartoony one and the other one looked to hard for me! Anyone have any others?
10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / my leprechaun costume on: November 18, 2004 07:29:13 PM
So I haven't posted here in months and it is waaay past Halloween, but I've been meaning to post this. I wanted a leprechaun costume from a catalog but it was too expensive, so I asked my mom to make it for me. This was the original (a little too sexy for me haha):
And here's the one my mom made:
I love the way it came out but she will never take on such a big project again! Ha. She didn't use a pattern for the skirt and the top was made by altering a pattern for a panelled tube top. There are loops up the front and its laced with black ribbon. I bought one of those gold craft loops and sewed it on as a buckle and made a wand from the sequined fabric scraps and shamrock garland.
I wish I got a better picture. The details aren't so great in these ones. My dad said my ancestors would be rolling in their graves  Tongue
What do you think??

- changed pic to link since it was from another site.  - kategirl
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