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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Aprons, Skirts, Scarf, Hat [good deal of images] on: July 22, 2009 03:33:31 PM
It's been a while since I last posted anything. But I have been pretty busy, and I just got stitches out of my left index finger (from an injury from a rotary cutter of all things!), so here's what I've been doing:

At the ice cream shop, a few of us girls have been complaining about the ice cream getting all over our clothes. So I made us some spiffy aprons to work in (I've made 3 so far, but gave the 3rd to one of my coworkers). All of them are made from scraps and sheets that have been laying around for ages.

A scarf for the opening night of Harry Potter (I was making this the night before the movie, and this is what I making when I had to go to the ER at midnight to get stitches. ugh.)

Two Skirts I have recently made

Edit: (it took me a bit to find a decent picture)
And here is the fleece hat that I made, along with it's little flower

Thanks for looking Smiley
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / About textile medium... on: July 05, 2009 08:18:22 PM
I have a brand of textile medium called "delta creacoat" and it says that I should let it dry for 7 days or so.

I was wondering if there is a way to make it dry faster, or if it was really even necessary? For example, could I speed this up by using a hair dryer or something..and then have it ready to wear that same day?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Harry Potter - birthday gifts [img obesity] on: January 22, 2009 05:45:10 PM
So my boyfriend's birthday is tomorrow, and while I thought I had plenty of time- it actually snuck up on me. So about 2 days ago, I was in a frenzy trying to figure out what to get him. And then I realized...if they're a Harry Potter fan, what better to give them than their own Hogwarts trunk?!

So yesterday I set about making him his own house scarf, a bag, and a trunk. These are the results.

First is the house scarf I made.

This is a close up of the crest- a blanket stitch was used around it.

This is the "full-view" of the scarf and it's colors.

Here it is all bundled up. The tag was just burned with a lighter and reads: "a scarf for those cold nights in the castle".

Next is the Bertie Bott's pouch. This is my first time sewing a bag of any sort by myself, so this was fun.

This is just a (hopefully) better view of the font and such

The inside! Smiley Yummy, eh?

AND finally! The hardest thing was to find a trunk to put this is. So for once, I thank my grandparents for never throwing anything away- this thing has been lying around for years and only cost 6 dollars at the time!

Nifty outside

Filled with the goodies

Hand-painted crest on the right side

Well there it is, my first big sewing project that I did completely by myself. I am pretty proud of it, and I learned a good bit.
I can't wait to give it to him tomorrow.  Grin

Let me know what you guys think!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Painted Bottle Cap Necklace on: January 04, 2009 09:53:48 AM
Nothing spectacular I know, but I just love bottle cap stuff!
First, painted white, then the design was painted on, and then I put several coats of varnish. Strung on a silk cord. 

Go here for a larger image:
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Rainy Day Collections on: November 30, 2008 08:41:48 AM
So this weekend it has been pouring down rain this weekend, and therefore I was stuck in the house with nothing to do. Hence new crafts were born!
I was looking around on Etsy and found these:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17806457
I figured that I could make those(well, a variation of those), and I did! They are just made from much thinner wire, old buttons, and some yarn I found. They are quite fun to wear!

I also made a pair of earrings for my grandmother who lives about 5 hours away. She especially likes the color blue, so I made these:

(sorry for any bad lighting and flashes and such)

That's all for now!
6  COOKING / Dessert / Make Cupcakes Not War on: October 06, 2008 08:16:34 AM
So I was inspired by some similar cupcakes (that I'm pretty sure are somewhere on this site actually), and I decided to have a go at making my own version of "tye-dye" cupcakes.

Note: You can see bigger pictures and such here: http://coffeeaddictlife.blogspot.com/2008/08/hippies-life-is-life-for-me.html

This was all of the colors separated, so as to pour in to the "molds" and get different colors on the insides of the cupcakes.

These are the tops of the cupcakes after baking, before icing them.

These were my first attempts at icing the cupcakes.

Here is what the cupcakes looked like on the inside.

They were a hit at the park that my friends and I went to (we were having a picnic) - everyone really likes the effect that the different colors give, I totally urge everyone to try these. They're super fun and easy.
Hope you like them!  Cheesy
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Hanging Mushrooms on: August 04, 2008 07:21:48 PM
I believe this would apply to this category- they are stuffed mushrooms!
I made the larger, yellow one first, for myself about 2 weeks ago. Then just an hour or two ago I made the smaller one for my friend. They are made from some sort of felt, batting, and random fabric scraps I had lying around. They each have a cute little hanging strap on their tops. [I've had mine hanging on my car mirror for the past week]  Grin


Note: sorry for the darker lighting!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / "Dream" Wall-hanging on: August 03, 2008 02:07:15 PM
This was made on an approx budget of about...5 bucks. The board was only about $1 at Hobby Lobby, the letters were about $2 at Walmart, and the flower was 47 cents at Walmart. I really liked how it worked out, and I'm debating if I should give it to my little sister or not. The beads were handmade of polymer clay by my grandmother about a year ago, and I finally had a reason to use them! I really just painted it with acrylic and then hot glued stuff down, made the wire handle, and put modge podge on it to make it shiny.

Here's an action shot on our [really dirty!] door:

And here is a front-view:

Comments welcome!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earrings. 10 pairs [EDIT- new picture] on: August 03, 2008 01:59:01 PM
These are just some pairs of earrings that I have made over the last week. This was the best picture I could get for the moment. -Will try and edit with a clearer photo later!
Let me know what you think! Smiley

Here is a somewhat better picture, and a pink pair included in this one, and the rasta ones not included. Sorry again for any blurriness, every time I resize that seems to occur.  Cheesy
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / An Old Shoe on: July 29, 2008 09:03:58 AM
This is just a painting I did of one of my really old pairs of All Star Converse. Just used acrylic on mat board.
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