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31  Holiday Stocking Made of Can Tabs in Winter Holidays by mieljolie on: December 13, 2009 04:33:52 PM
I've been collecting the colored energy drink can pull tabs since we started making "tabistry" in '07.  Never seem to have enough to make anything.  Guess it would help if I could actually drink the stuff.  Smiley  Anyway, I managed to get a bunch of the green ones and a handful of red from friends, so I wanted to make something for Christmas this year.  I decided on a full-size tabistry holiday stocking.

It's a bit heavier than the average stocking, but it's roomy enough inside being stretchy.  Sorry, I don't have many pics of it.  But, you can read more about it or see pics of other tabistry projects on my tabistry blog:


I've entered it in a couple holiday contests.  One is on Greenwala here ending on January 15th.  If you've got the time, I'd love the votes.  I've been informed you're allowed to vote once per day.  Thanks for looking!

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32  Tribal-inspired "Beer-belly" Dancer in Halloween Costumes by mieljolie on: November 02, 2009 04:08:41 PM
Hi, I'm Tiffany.  Most on the forums know me as Mieljolie.  I created my costume, like most of my ren faire garb, out of tabistry (soda and beer can pull tabs) and other found and recycled materials.

The gloves are cut off socks, hair is acrylic yarn, and 99.9% of my accessories, including the "evil eye" headband which used to be a belt, all came from thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales.

I also made a matching mask that I have posted previously:

And, a cloak here:

Thanks for looking.  Hope you had an awesome Halloween!

Sorry about the pics not showing.  Darn bandwidth exceeded!
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33  Harry Potter Unity Scarf - Loom Knit in Knitting: Completed Projects by mieljolie on: October 17, 2009 05:52:51 PM
I'm so happy!  I just finished the Unity Scarf I loom knit for my mom!  She hasn't seen it, yet.  She's house sitting for my sis.  Can't wait 'til she gets back!  I started it almost a year ago being inspired by the scarf Neville Longbottom and other students wore in the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" movie.  I really liked the colors of this scarf.  But, put it down in the spring/summer to work on other projects.  Because it's starting to feel like fall, I dug it back out to finish it.

I knitted it on my homemade loom/board, which I think gave me a much better gauge for my single strand worsted weight yarn then a KK loom.  I've posted more details and progress pics on my loom knitting blog.

Thanks for looking!
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34  *UPDATED* "Monster" Mask made of Can tabs (with feather decoration) in Halloween Costumes by mieljolie on: September 25, 2009 08:47:41 AM

Just made a tabistry masquerade mask out of colored can tabs from energy drinks.

**** UPDATE  ****

Just added some feathery stuff to the mask.  

Hope it gives it a little something.  The colorful fluff is frayed poly rope I happened to have leftover from a whip I plaited with it.  (The rope came in 75ft bundles for $1.  I got the idea from the "cracker" at the end that was all fuzzy from cracking the whip.)  The spikey black/white stuff is plastic shopping bag.

**** END UPDATE ****

There are more pics and info on my blog.  Stop by here:

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35  Retro Tabistry Bucket Hat and Handbag made of Can Tabs in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mieljolie on: September 13, 2009 07:44:13 PM

Just finished this hat and purse set while working on a Tabistry hat tutorial and had a bit of fun with the pics.  The hat was made to show progress pics for the tutorial.  I made the purse to use up the remaining scraps.  It took many many tabs to make both and just about all of 3 different colored t-shirts.  I have the three neckbands and a small scrap of blue left.  The purse has two styles of strap and bottlecap closure buttons.  Not sure which handle I prefer.  Probably the shoulder strap.

To see more pics (in color) and to hear more about these items, see check out my blog here.  I'd love to hear comments.  Thanks for looking.
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36  Re: NEW Tabistry Project - Oversized Sun Hat made of Can Tab in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mieljolie on: August 03, 2009 08:46:52 PM
...Wish I could make it with bottle caps, though then my hair would smell like root beer (the number of IBC bottle caps in this house increases daily).

Here ya go:
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37  NEW Tabistry Project - Oversized Sun Hat made of Can Tab in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mieljolie on: August 03, 2009 07:50:20 PM
Just throwing up some pics of the latest Tabistry sun hat made for someone in the Red Hat Society.  It's made from can tabs that most likely came off Arizona or large beer cans.

Thanks for looking.  Smiley

For more pics/info or to see other projects see my Tabistry blog
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38  Turkey Bone Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by mieljolie on: July 24, 2009 07:06:21 AM
Hey, fellow craftsters!  I was playing around with some turkey bones I saved from last Thanksgiving and came up with this:

Closeups of the skull pendant:

I'm lovin' the spine bones.  But, I'm wondering what would be a good stain to make the bone look older and less white.  Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks for looking.  I'll be posting some more experiments with these bones on my blog in the future.
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39  UPDATED Corset made of Pop Tabs (with straps) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by mieljolie on: April 16, 2009 05:05:06 PM
I finished a new corset just in time for spring!  It is made entirely from used soda and beer can tabs and remnant fabric strips.  This time it is more curvier and farther over the hips than the last one.  Can't wait to try it out at faire in about a week!

*****************UPDATE 3/03/2010******************

Just recently added straps to the corset:

If you like this corset, you may want to take a peek at my older projects here.  You can also see more pics on my blog.  I also have basic instructions and some patterns on my tabistry blog, as well as some patterns and tutorial available at tabistry.blogspot.com.[/color]

Thanks for looking!
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40  Harry Potter Death Eater Inspired Mask - Paper Mache in Costumes: Completed Projects by mieljolie on: April 01, 2009 01:17:45 PM
Calling all death eaters!
Check out this mask made from used cereal boxes, paper mache, and paper clay!

To see more pics or read tips on making your own paper mache Death Eater mask visit my blog here:  http://mieljolie.blogspot.com/2009/04/harry-potter-death-eater-mask.html

Thanks for taking a peek!  I'd love to hear what you think.
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