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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Wooden "matchbox" Shrine on: February 22, 2010 06:20:21 PM
I purchased this shrine for a swap I was going to do on Swap-Bot. Well I eventually dropped the swap but I still had the shrine. So I decided to make this with it. (I got it here http://www.etsy.com/people/TerraMaya

My grandmother passed in May 07. She was very religious, a Catholic. So I tried to pick the proper milagros to use. I think she would have really liked it. I added 2 magnets to the back of it and it's on my fridge.
12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Mature completed project!!! on: December 23, 2008 08:04:09 PM
I made this for my sister for Christmas!!! I used the Beanis pattern on Anti-Craft here http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc07/beanis.htm

But instead of using thread, I used yarn. size....13 1/2" long and 7 1/2" around. The um testicles are the size of baseballs!!!  Had I used thread, it would been more of a normal size!!!

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13  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Halloween Hello Kitty dress on: September 20, 2008 10:34:56 PM
I'm trying to get back into the swing of craftster, so I decided to make my first post in a while here with this:

I made this for my daughter. I used Simplicity Pattern #4252. She saw the fabric and really wanted a dress made with it.
She usually wears a size 5, but I made it a size 6 so it will fit her through next year. It's a little big on her, but not too bad. The wet spots you see on it are from starch. I took the picture right after ironing it and before it could dry.



The straps have since been sewn on. I've also made a rumba skirt for her out of the same fabric. I still have to finish the waist band on it and will post pictures later.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help with tshirt corset on: November 06, 2007 03:28:09 PM
So I've reconstructed my first tshirt into a corset. I have 2 problems, one I've already figured out how to fix. I made it too big...I want more of my back to show through the lacing. No prob fix there. The other problem I have is it staying up!! I definitely don't want to have a wardrobe malfunction!!! My question is will it stay up like it supposed to once I get the fit right and the lacing pulled tight enough? Or should I put some elastic around the top?  I'm thinking of working the elastic 2 ways...either going through the pain in the ass of undoing the top hem and making a casing to run it though. Or just pull it to a fit and sewing it on top of the hem. Would the elastic idea work since it's not going completely around me? OR should I consider putting straps on it and turning it into a corset tank top?

This is actually part one of a 2 part shirt. This shirt was the back of one. On the front is a Jager bottle...it's a local band that is sponsered by Jager. So my next top will be a Jager shirt!! I bought some black tshirt fabric at Hancocks to use at the back of the corset.

I didn't think that taking a back picture in the mirror would be so hard!!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / So sad..movie monster corset is on hold on: October 23, 2007 11:56:02 AM
So I got in my order of grommet tape. And I got my pattern. So I took the time today to cut out the pattern pieces and laid them out in the fabric to start cutting. It's after I figured everything out and cut it all that I look over and see that I need to cut 2 pieces of a pattern piece and I only cut one  Sad Now I don't have enough fabric to finish the top and I am so freaking disappointed. I took a random picture to show later how close I came to not having enough fabric, not knowing that the time that it was so true. Had I known or paid closer attention, I wouldn't have used the pattern and done my own thing.

Now I'm on an intense search for a small piece of this fabric...enough to at least finish my top. The piece has to be at  least 18 inches long by 9-10 inches wide. I've found some one Ebay and placed a bid, but it doesn't end for 5 more days and there's no guarantee I'll even win it. So I may not even be able to finish it and the thought of that angers me. Angry I have more fabric, but it's longer than it is wide. So if I were to use it, part of the top would have the monsters sideways and I don't want to do that. If anyone out there could help me in my search, I would be greatly appreciative! I know I can go on and do my other top with the other fabric, but I so wanted to do this one too. And if I can't get the fabric, I won't be able to and I just wasted what little fabric I had left  Sad
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / OMG! Look what I found! on: October 18, 2007 12:17:29 PM
So I was digging through my stash, looking for something to work with and I found this!! I am super excited! It's about 1/2 yard sideways, but for the top I want to make, I need it long ways, like it's pictured (if that makes sense). So it means to fit around me, I need to add fabric. And low and behold, I found the bright green fabric. Do you think the green fabric goes well with the Monster print? My plans are to make a corset style top. I will purchase some eyelet tape and maybe some leather eyelet tape for a piece to go around the neck. It will lace up in the back like a corset. Maybe throw in an elastic band around the top?

This is what I have in mind. But instead of straps going over the shoulder, I want a single strap that goes around the neck instead. Mine won't have any boning in it.

Any tips, advice, etc would be appreciated!!

17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My finished projects! img hvy on: October 18, 2007 10:20:59 AM
Hey everyone!I'm new to Craftster, so I figured I'd share some of my projects. They're mostly for my daughter.

For the following dresses, I used Simplicity pattern #5531:

I let her pick out her own fabric for these! I actually made them last year and I made them a size larger for her. They fit her fine then and now and she will be able to wear them for another year. Unless she has a HUGE growth spurt..she just turned 5.

I also made this dress with help from my mom. I used McCall's Easy Stitch 'n Save pattern #M4567. She really wanted this dress, so I had to make it for her!

This is her wearing the dress.

For the following dresses, I actually used a different pattern. I found one of those yards of fabric at Wal-Mart that already had the dress printed on it. You just cut it out and sew and you have a dress. So I purchased 2 of the patterns..they were marked down to a $1 each. I made her a dress with one of the patterns, which I couldn't find to take a picture of to post here, but it was CareBears. I used the 2nd piece as a pattern for these dresses:

For me! I made these using New Look pattern #6464, top D.

I also used the same pattern to reconstruct a tshirt into this:

I also made a dress for my sister for her birthday. I don't have a picture of the actual dress. But I used this pattern (no jacket made) with this fabric:

Right now I have plans to make my other sister the same dress but I will use this fabric:

It will only be made if #1. I can still find the fabric and #2. I have time! It's gonna be a Christmas gift.

Oh and here's a picture of my first large quilt:

I've made several small crib size quilts for my kids and my nephew. But this was my first attempt at a larger one.

I know I've done more, I just don't have pictures of them. I started sewing on my mom's borrowed 15 year old Brother machine. And for my birthday this past February, my hubby got me a brand new Singer for my burfday!
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help me choose eyelet color? on: October 18, 2007 09:01:41 AM
Okay somewhere in the near future, I will be making myself a corset style top. I've found a website that sells cool colored eyelet tape. I almost ordered the lime green last night, but held off. And now that I look at the fabric, I'm glad I did! So I'm asking for help! With the fabric pictured, what colored eyelet tape should I go with?


eyelet tape color choices:

Also, I don't know if it's done here, but I wanted to ask. Is it allowed and where if we want to trade fabrics? I've got excess of a fabric but I'm looking for another fabric that maybe someone has. I don't want to do something wrong, so I figured I'd ask first!


19  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / un-lurking on: October 17, 2007 06:27:10 PM
Hello everyone! my name is Mikki. I once had an account here but couldn't remember any of my info, so I started another one. I was mainly a lurker anyways! I've been lurking on Craftster for a couple years now. I came back to it for the first time a in a couple months last night. My sister wanted some ideas for reconstruction a tshirt and I remembered some of the awesome work I'd seen here, so yeah I came back. I'm hoping to make it more of a permanent thing now!

Hmm about me...I am 30 1/2 years old. Married for a little over 7 years/ We have 2 kids...5 year old daughter and a 1 yr old son. I also have a son who turned 14 today Sad We live in Montgomery, Alabama.  But I am originally from Louisiana. Yes, I am 100% Cajun. I can't define myself as a person, but I guess if I HAD to, it would be emo-goth-punk-rockabilly. I love most things punk, goth, horror, etc. I'm really not a girly-girl. I haven't worn a dress or skirt in years. I prefer comfy t-shirts and jeans. But I do dress up every now and again!!! As far as crafts go, I've either done or tried everything but knitting. I sew, crochet, and quilt. I do ATCs, altered books/pages/journals, matchboxes, etc. I am a member of Swap-Bot, have been since May of this year. I've learned alot over there as far as new crafting stuff (ATCs for one!). So I know this place holds ALOT of potential for me!!

I am a Pagan..a Witch to be more specific, since I am 14.  I currently do not follow a named or specific Goddess. But I do have the Goddess in my life, if that makes sense! Please do not try to convert me. I hold strong to my beliefs and do not appreciate someone telling me I am going to hell or that my beliefs are wrong. I don't do it to anyone else and I would like the same respect given to me.

I love tattoos: I have 7 of them. I have many interests: vampires, witchcraft, Halloween (the holiday!),Samhain, vintage Halloween, pumpkins, ghost stories,Ancient Egypt, Scotland, cats, autumn, bats, graveyards, Edward Gorey, Jessica Galbreth, Amy Brown, Nightmare Before Christmas,full moons, dark moons, thunderstorms, Penny Dreadful(goreydetails.com), Univeral Movie Monsters, urban decay makeup, monsters, Dracula, Betty Page, Day of the Dead I also collect stamps and postcards.

I love the look of vintage from the 50s and 60s. My dream kitchen is on that looks like it's from the 50s

If you want to know more about me,  feel free to ask or visit my Swap-Bot profile! Can't wait to learn new stuff and get to meet new people!

I can't wait to start learning!! Roll Eyes
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