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31  Re: .:Undies Swap ~ Fave Themes:. in The Swap Gallery by FadingHippie on: November 05, 2008 02:50:45 PM
I'm having a bit of a fat day  Tongue
But these undies were too stupendous not to post action shots... and besides, if I'm going to be working at a gentlemen's club, I can surely be brave enough to post action shots on craftster right??

anyhoo:

The themes hippiejo74 picked: Victorian and PopArt/Edible






How amazing is that Victorian set??? Seriously.






That's the Mona Lisa on my derriere





LOVE THEM hippiejo74... seriously... I was hoping you'd pick Victorian... and you did....

Superb!
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32  Re: Undies Swap - My Fave Themes .:CLOSED:. in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by FadingHippie on: November 03, 2008 02:05:10 PM
Since hippiejo74 sent me mine... and I haven't mailed mine yet... here's a little teaser:

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33  earthy coffee sack messenger bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by FadingHippie on: October 13, 2008 11:06:47 AM
So my dear friend Rendi is leaving me...   Cry

She's leaving at the end of the month to begin a new job... in a new location...

We're running partners, coworkers, furious text-buddies, and a lot of other stuff so I wanted to get her something before she left that she'd like... Well, I couldn't find anything, and I went on craftster and saw a coffee sack messenger bag... and knew immediately that was it...

Well I tweaked it considerably, or rather how I thought it was made.... considerably... Rendi is very earthy granola crunchy... but feminine as well, and that person made the messenger for a male... so... yeah...

Be COMPLETELY honest... I would hate to give her an item that you wouldn't give to a blind cat to pee on... so PLEASE be honest...

here it is, on a chair with the flap flipped over


BTW: I think it's important to note that this project was fueled by atomic fireballs... Which I had to drive 30 minutes away to purchase... and consequently purchased 500... this was 2 days ago... there are now only around 480 remaining... without them, I could never have finished this in around 3 hours...

also, I must say that I've always favored my mother's babylock(maybe because it's what I taught myself to sew on...) to my singer... but there's no way my mother's babylock could've plugged through all the layers that are in this bag...

The Fabrics - the brown fabric is textured and amazing... and the green striped is so much prettier in person



The front of the bag - most accurate coloring...


The flap flipped up



The pocket - 3 spots - 1 pen/pencil sized, two larger - one meant to hold her LG Voyager.. the other, something else - the pocket is lined in the brown fabric... no seams visible on either side.



What every granola bag should house on the inside... runner's world - the brown fabric is darker than this


The inside lining flipped inside out (so you could see it - I obviously sewed it into the bag flipped the other way)... that's a pocket large enough for a binder..



The expected action shot


In case you were wondering, I used the brown fabric behind every piece of coffee sack, so you could see the brown in the holey spots... I also did it up so no seams are visible... more professional that way.
It worked out well, because it made it more stabile... without having to use interface (which I don't think would've worked well with the not so tightly woven coffee sacks)
As for the fibers... I had 2 sacks. I washed one, and kept the other, to figure out if washing it would get rid of the fibers... Someone on here had said it would, but it definitely did the opposite for me... and it made the sack all rumpled... so this messenger bag was made out of the sack that I did NOT wash....

I trimmed a lot of the fibers, there's still some... but it's not bad... and they're not coming off...
I've been debating putting on buckles that I got for this, but I think it would detract from the bag... and the flap stays down anyway...
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34  Re: Trick or Treat Altoid Tin Gallery in The Swap Gallery by FadingHippie on: October 07, 2008 04:10:57 PM
So I was SO thrilled when I discovered I had a packaged awaiting me... even more so when I opened it up and saw this AWESOME coptic tin...

I loved coptic looking things... so this was <3... and it was woven... and it was copper... and it was <3... seriously. I wish I would've come up with this... no wait, I don't... because then I wouldn't have gotten it...





Then I opened it up... expecting nothing to surpass the tin (I truly adore the tin), but was immediately proven wrong... inside there was TONS of stuff...



What is this item... omgosh... someone's been stalking me... a tree of life... and not just any tree of life... a spooky one... better yet!




and what does the note say? it glows in the dark?? my fave item by far...

and what are these next things? candy corn goodness - it's funny echo_brook and myself both love the look of candy-corn but not the taste...



thumbtacks!!!


wait... there's more?


Ooh! Pretty cards with vintage-y halloween images on them!!


Group shot:


and the inside of the tin:



thanks echo_brook =)
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35  The 1950s Just Got Sweeter. in CHALLENGE 31 ENTRIES by FadingHippie on: October 02, 2008 05:11:58 AM
So I had this vision for this challenge... of a 1950s wedding dress... made out of white cupcake liners...

Couldn't find what at my grocery story though, only pastel... So I made a few tweaks to my design plan...




p.s. my camera did a disappearing act during this challenge... so sorry about the cell phone pics.

To make this I took some hideous pink/creamy white fabric I had lying around and made a skirt out of it...



I proceeded to glue the half-folded cupcake liners on it.

Then I worked on the top (that I would later connect - using needle thread... straws and superglue)

The first layer is actually on top of paper.... then the rest were glued on... It's nearly backless.... I wanted it a lot more form fitted... so that's why I went this route... and instead of being folded in half, they're mainly flat...


That's pink in the back of the top...


I also wound up adding "buttons" made of twizzlers... to the front to give it a tuxedo-ish look...

I wound up shortening the dress from the original concept... making it more of a birthday dress... that I envision a girl in the 50s would've liked....

The "boning" is twizzlers.

I had made a necklace out of straws and twizzler juice, but I made that first thing... and by the time I got done with the dress buggies....

gross...

this is my first challenge entry *nervous*

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36  Remnants of A Scarf Long Ago... in Crochet: Completed Projects by FadingHippie on: September 07, 2008 01:44:21 PM
So back when I was in high school we had a needle club... Yes, it was actually called that... Bizarre, but true...

Anyhoo, we'd crochet/knit all year to donate scarves, hats, mittens, etc to kids in the wintertime... Underpriveleged kids...

Well, I pretty much learned how to crochet through that club... So when I went off to college... I still continued to crochet stuff... and when I came home for Thanksgiving would drop the box off with the teacher that ran it...

Well, recently I went home and discovered my yarn discards... A box of teeny amounts of yarn... remnants of all those scarves I made...

So I decided to try to make a scarf using all of them...

Ummm... yeah...

I definitely did not account for the changes in bulkiness... so it's definitely not streamlined as some rows that have the same number still look skinnier...

but I kind of like the overall look...

Next time I'll base it on look, not count... ho, hum, di, hum...

Sorry for the junky-ish camera phone pics...


this pic creeps me out a bit... my leg compared to the scarf...





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37  Sewing a Skirt on a Machine the Size of My Foot... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by FadingHippie on: September 01, 2008 04:18:29 PM
So I saw this amazing skirt... donned by Mary-Kate Olsen...
High Waisted... Poofy... Adorable.
I thought, hey, I want to make that. It would be cool if I made it look really hippie and stuff...
So I set off to Joann Fabrics and bought some white fabric... they only had Rodeo cotton, but I thought I could get by even though it was a bit stiffer than I wanted... I went and picked out some fabric paint markers...
Go back to my dorm room and alas, I discover my sewing machine is broken... What???
My $400+ sewing machine is broken??
Why isn't the fabric feeding...
Go online... check possibilites... Okay... clean off the foot... Check... Check the bobbin... Wtheck? A piece is broken??
Okay... No problem there's a singer sewing machine repair place nearby... Take it there...
The next weekend comes along...
Man... I want to sew... No sewing machine... eh... I'll wait... no... I'll sew it by hand.. yes.
Go to Target to get some sewing needles... What they have a $20 sewing machine??
What is this?
A piece of plastic crap...
Hmmm... I always say I'm a pretty decent sewer... so I wonder if I can sew on a $20 piece of crap machine without a reverse... I buy it., thinking Project Runway should use this idea some season... give all the contestant $20 sewing machines and see if they can survive... hahaha...


This pic says it all... What kind of junky equipment was I working with here?? I literally was sitting on the ground doing this... it was sad.


Yes, my shoe is actually longer than the machine... Sad, but true...

So I somehow manage to sew this skirt... Not perfect, I always think I'm larger than I am... so it's about two - four inches too big in the waist..

Now I have this white high waisted skirt... Time to get it pop arty...
Fabric markers!
What design?


The outline and a bit of coloring...


Okay now that I have that... I can have her blowing stuff... I saw a pic like that once... I'll use that as inspiration...














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38  Suspend Me... A High-Waisted Skirt... in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by FadingHippie on: August 29, 2008 12:14:16 PM
I made this awhile ago but never posted it... a bit afraid I suppose... then I forgot about it... now that I moved... I found it again (doesn't fit well anymore, as I had to gain weight during treatment... gotta love e.d.'s)
Anyhoo: I lived in Naptown until quite recently and they have THE BEST thrift stores... seriously... Well, I was at one, and there was this XL huge woolish coat... I don't know why I bought it... I just sort of did... I thought it could be a great fabric source, because the wool wasn't itchy... and looked cool.
and I had been obsessing over high-waisted things for awhile... and so I thought I could make one out of it...
this is what resulted - sort of a sexy secretary look...






The supsender straps aren't perfect... I cut the shape out for the back... but sewing it proved harder than I thought it would be... This was also my first zipper... Seriously... I had been accustomed to only making dresses and skirts before this... and I had a bad habit of never putting zippers in,because my body was so streamlined I had no curves to get in the way to require one... everything could sort of just slide on... The high-waistedness and the fit that I was going for demanded one though...
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39  I Could Use Some Ideas... in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by FadingHippie on: August 16, 2008 09:02:31 AM
Okay so I live in a dorm room... and my room has a pop-arty look (see pics), most of the furniture has to stay in my room... Pretty much everything that's in there has to remain... but I really want to add to the look of my room... I just don't know how... I'm thinking a rug and a chair, but I can't find any that work with my color scheme.. hence why I thought I'd ask the people at Crafster...

















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40  Seussical Lorax Shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by FadingHippie on: August 10, 2008 06:04:28 AM
I love the Lorax to death... Seriously, one of my favorite books in the world... There was this guy I had been dating, and I kind of wasn't that into him... and when I found out he had never heard of the lorax... I told him it wouldn't work out...

So anyway, my love for converse and my love for the lorax sort of fused together... and I painted some old junky converse with scenes of the Lorax... before and after sort of...

I wound up putting these on my etsy (as a custom thing) because people seem to like them... So I thought I'd throw them on here... to see what you guys think...

They look more detailed in person... Like you can see the words "Unless" on the tree stump... on the "after" shoes...

This is my first time posting anything I've done on crafster.. yeah.... oh and sorry about the linkage, but I don't have 10 posts, so it won't allow me to do anything else....










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