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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fused Trash Bag Dress on: April 05, 2012 08:59:00 PM
I'm pretty sure this is where this should go, but if not please move it where it needs to be Smiley I've seen quite a few of these awesome grocery bag dresses so when my school said they were looking to do an exhibit on recycled fashion I jumped on the chance to try it for myself.

The top is 8 layers of bags fused together then cut into the scallop shape, after that I pinned them onto my dress form to get the right shape then zig zagged stitched them together. The waistband is fused too and the skirt is all strips of the bags. The starburst wrapper chain is something I did in high school, it's at least 15 feet long!

If you have any questions about the process I'd be happy to answer! Now onto more pictures!!!! Smiley

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Beanie Baby flash drive on: September 13, 2009 12:59:41 PM
I told my brother I was making him this for christmas, like 3 yars ago Grin, but that definitely didn't happen. I kept wanting to add stuff to it and paint it and touch it up and blahblahblah. Anways I started college recently and my classes have been pretty easy so I've had a lot of free time and finally finished this! I had lots of fun ripping his head off  Wink. And this is not my original idea I saw something similar online somewhere's

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / first attempt at silk screen baby onesies, with helpful hints and links on: July 05, 2008 07:34:49 PM
So after stalking this board for quite some time I decided to try my hand at silk screening. I decided to do baby onesies because I could make more of them for less than just making a shirt and babies don't care if they look stupid. Since I don't have a baby of my own, being only 16, I decided to make them for my youth pastor who does have a baby and can probably use them more than I could. I learned a lot trying to do this so I'll post some helpful hints and what I did at the end, but first the pictures. I also used bsonlytoots's post ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=252171.0 ) for one shirt and a couple peoples stencil's sorry I don't remember who you are if you tell me I'll give you credit. The banana one is my drawing thus why it looks the worst Cheesy.

all together (the package had 5 but I couldn't think of anything else to do so one will be blank, boring I know but oh well)

their baby likes to stare at the TV, this will not help her later on in life as I am figuring out  Roll Eyes

I just think this is funny even if they don't have a spiffy cool stroller like this

definitley my favorite it makes me crack up everytime i look at it

her dad always calls her Hannah Banana so thus where this came from. Just realized that I don't know whether her name is spelt with only one "N" I sure hope not man that would suck I should find out before I give it to them.

Okay Sooo Helpful Hints
-I used craftgrrl's tutorial ( http://community.livejournal.com/craftgrrl/3674467.html ) on how to make a screen to print with and I thought it worked wonderfully
-I used sheer curtain material for the actual screen
- I also used someones hint to dye the modpodge with food coloring, this works well but it turned the banana a little green  around the edges so i wouldn't recommend using that with light paints, such as yellow or white
- Speaking of paint, everywhere I read said that Speedball has the best paint but when I went to the store to get it they only had a starter kit and it was like 15 bucks and was only red yeloow and black however right next to it was Jacquard Textile color, I hadn't read anything about it but the directions said it permanent, washable, drycleanable,and non-fading so I went for it plus they had a ton of colors and it was only like 4 bucks each
-I followed the heat setting directions which were kind of vague so I'm not sure how well the paint will hold up the directions say to heatset on reverse side for 30 seconds at teperature setting best suited for fabric, that probably makes sense to you but I was confused so we'll have to see how it works

Okay I think that's it hope this helps others and encourages you to try screen printing it's really fun I already have a ton of projects in my mind to work on.   Grin

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / picture into graph diagram thing on: June 23, 2008 01:53:11 PM
ok so i have this great idea for my birthday cake I'm gonna make a ton of cupcakes and i want to make them look like a picture but i don't know how to get my picture into like a graph so i can use that to go off and was wondering if any of you quilters know a site that can do this I found one for needle point but its too complicated. I'm only going to be using black and white as the colors so it'll be pretty simple any ideas anyone?
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / adding a handle to this? on: June 18, 2008 06:19:01 PM
ok so i saw this awesome tutorial by e.r.i.k.a ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0 ) but i can't figure out how to attatch like a strap thing. What I'm going for is a zippered pouch that i can attatch to my key ring for like when i got the gym, so just like a little strap thing that i'll put a key ring on so any help. The answer is probably staring me straight in the face but i cant figure it out so any help would be appreciated thanks guys.

if you're still confused about what im going for heres a pic

so that but a smaller strap
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / starburst paper lantern of awesomeness! on: May 05, 2008 07:19:17 PM
Ok so i got this idea after looking at the guidelines page for this challenge waiting for my comp to show the pics when i see mark monatano's lamp that says starburst so i thought hey that would be a good idea, then the picture loaded and i saw it was made out of straws so i was excited hoping it would be a new idea no one had done. So i tried to figure out what to put it on and i was in my room and saw my boring sad paper lanterns and thought hey that'd be pretty stinking sweet so i went out and got some stuff, definitely had to make multiple trips to get stuff not realizing how many wrappers this endeavor would take.

     * 4 bags of starburst candies (1st trip) 88 candies in each bag
     * 2 massive bags of starburst economy style 250 or so in each (2nd and 3rd trip)
     * a lot of time mostly spent at school when i should have been paying attention and doing homework Cheesy
     * a halloween lantern with light included waiting to be killed >Smiley
     * sore fingers and hands ( I'll probably end up with arthritis because of this) oh well
     * Styrofoam balls and paint

So for those bored by my rambling (it's late and i just had some soda Cheesy)

So all in all theres 824 wrappers and I think I might add some more to make it look fuller haven't decided yet heres a pic of just one bag on my floor, i had fun throwing them around and playing in them Cheesy

When they were all folded together it ended up measuring 17 feet
     this is a pic of me on my roof this is before i added two more feet its pretty crazy

Seeing as i had maybe saved the environment from some wrappers but probably added worse with all the bags i had i cut one of the label thingy's off and stuck it on

I had to hand sew all of the starbursts onto the lantern that was annoying but glue wasn't working very well and hot glue would just melt it so this seemed right. It was hard to get the right colors of paint I'm not very satisfied with the red stupid bottle lied grrrrrr but it's ok. There really is a light inside but I couldn't get a pic i tore the paper lantern part off of one that runs on battery's the light's not very bright so it's really cool looking but my camera fails at life and hates me so it didn't want to take a picture of the awesomeness.

And another picture from a semi cool but not very cool angle

thanks to everyone who ate my starbursts i think i will bleed starburst colors from now on and people have started calling me starbust lady at school but only cause they're jealous of my mad skills son! ok I'm going to stop rambling now. hope you guys like show your appreciation Grin if you know what I mean

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / ninja beverage cozy on: April 14, 2008 02:11:45 PM
so after seeing the awesomeness that inked79 created ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227341.0 ) I decided I wanted one of my own. So I made one. When I finished I had to sew the face part on and ended up with this big stitch that I didn't like and the face kind of looked girly so I was going to give her a bow but came across these flowers that were already made, making my work easier (yay for the easy way out!) One cool thing about this is the eyes are actually magnetic beads. they were the only round black beads I could find at walmart. So awesome, although I don't think anything will be attracted to them cause they are so small. Ok enough jibber jabber on with the pics.

hope you guys like her Cheesy

Ooo I made sure that it would fit to my drink of choice a smoothie! which was so hard cause I had to keep buying thm to make sure that it was fitting right, man was that hard  Wink  (even though it ended up being a little too big)
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Rooster Hoodie of amazingness!! bigger pics now! on: March 20, 2008 05:28:39 PM
So after joining craftster my craftiness has become better so i started actually wearing my stuff and was commissioned to make a hoodie for my brothers friend. He had this crazy ridiculous idea that I couldn't do so we scaled it down and came up with this. I made this a long time ago but he finally sent me pictures.

I used really really stiff interfacing and heavy felt for the rooster part and getting the zipper to go all the way up was fun. The pockets don't line up but he said he liked it that way so thats good. It's not the best and it was kind of annoying but I love how it turned out and he did too. ok way too much talk on to the hoodie!

(ignore the strange faces hes making he obviously liked it alot)

hood down

hood up

hood zipped

on the floor. note the awesome tags i got for Christmas this was the first time I used them

9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / adorable dog quilt on: March 10, 2008 01:41:55 PM
So i didn't actually make this my mom did but she doesn't have an account so she said i could post it for her
My youth pastor was getting ready to have their baby and my mom is already stocking up on baby patterns for when i get married (I'm only 16) and she thought this one was cute and decided to make it for them. The patern is Simplicity 4993. When we went to get fabric we accidentally looked at the bear one but didn't notice it till we had decided that the pattern company had screwed up and then we felt stupid but yea here it is

closeup of face

I put a cd in the picture to show how big it is i couldn't think of anything else bigger that has a uniform size but it is very big could definitley be a kid or teen blanket (i know i want one)
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / first project on: March 10, 2008 01:33:35 PM
so this is my first ever crochet project i joined the kint and crochet club at my school started by two of my friends and fellow craftsters stefferoo and superchloe and they said to start off on a scarf of course so i was like i don't want a boring scarf i'll get some variegated yarn but that was not a good idea because i got this

(sorry it's sideways)
one end was something like 18 stitches i think and when i finished it it was only like 12 orsomething  Embarrassed

The pattern also kept changing i dunno whether that was my fault, it probably was but it was annoying

comments and whatever are welcome i know it sucks and i probably won't wear it ever also i haven't weaved in the ends cause i was mad at it Cheesy but i've started a new project and hopefully it will turn out better
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