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21  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Knitter! A stenciled t-shirt. on: August 25, 2010 05:42:38 AM
I was in process of clearing my negatives and I made this bad boy for someone on OWS. One of her wishes was a stencilled tee with
a knitting theme print and this is what I came up with.
The needles are reworked from an image I found via Google image search and the text is a freebie font "Lobster".
Recipient seemed happy and I hope you like it too. C&C is appreciated.




22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Ugly suitcase into a Sweetcase! on: July 21, 2010 09:14:18 AM
I don't remember where I saw it first but I have had serious crush on reworked vintage suitcases. As per usual, I decided to take the cheap route and waited until I found with a good price and a good shape. Cost breakdown:
Suitcase 5.50
Spraypaint 3.90
Pompom Trim from Ebay 2
Vintage fabric (I got 5 meters for two euros) 50 cents
Foam to pad the insides 4
Fabric to cover the foam 1
In total 17 which I think is reasonable for this cuteness.

In progress pictures first...

Homecoming from the charity shop

Peek inside

Prepping done

Making pattern for the vintage fabric

The ready Sweetcase in many many angles  Grin

Compulsory detail pic

I love this thing passionately and  I'm going to use it whenever I travel to hold my crafty things and snacks.

Comments and criticism and questions are more than welcome! Just be gentle as this is my favourite thing I ever pimped!

With Crafty Greetings,
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Look what I did! Fabric tape...about 70 meters of it. on: July 15, 2010 08:30:51 AM

I think we all have seen the tutorial from Annekata "Homemade Fabric Tape". Anyways, I got this sudden urge do them and went to hunt kraft tape. Apparently, it's not sold in Finland. So I was at Clas Ohlson (something Scandinavian readers know), pondering what to do next. Then I spotted it. The DOUBLE ADHESIVE TAPE, MULTI-PURPOSE! I got all excited. No messing with gluing, decoupaging and what not. Just basic 1. Choose the fabric, 2. Adhere wanted length of tape to afore-mentioned fabric 3. Cut 4. Roll into a tiny cute tape roll and finish of with some washi tape. You are done! Or not really. Because YOU CAN'T STOP MAKING THEM! So here are my 70 meters of fabric tape.
C&C is welcome but honestly I'm expecting just oohing and aahing since this is plain and simple AWESOME project.

So here are tons of pics of this EPIC CUTENESS!

Thanks for viewing this. If people wants to see pics of the process, just let me know. I'm going shopping for more tape tomorrow  Grin

I took two more pics of the tapes. The first one is tapes made with vintage fabrics and the other one with new fabrics.



24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Sewing Machine Cover from 1 Morning Coat on: July 06, 2010 10:50:25 AM
Around the same time I did my ironing board and pimped my book case, I made this little number for my sewing machine. I've hated the plastic cover that came with the sewing machine ever since I laid my eyes on it (4 yrs ago) but didn't get around doing anything about it until in May. (For my defence, I didn't find cute, cheap morning coat until in April so I had fairly good reason to procrastinate Cheesy )
Anyway, C&C is welcome, here are the pics:

The morning coat:

The before:

The match made in heaven  Grin

I have enough of the material to make cover for my iMac but I'm not sure I want to co-ordinate that much...Thoughts?
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Ironing board prettied up! on: June 09, 2010 01:31:24 AM

Ahhh, the sunshine! My old ironing board was very manky. Disgusting really. And what was the reason I didn't cover it years ago? I hadn't got around to buying stable gun. But last week I did!!! I love my stapler. All my friends will get something stapled for Christmas this year!

This is the yucky before:

And the pretty after:

Thanks for viewing and C&C is welcome!
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bookcase prettied up! on: June 09, 2010 01:21:07 AM
My flat has been a mess for years because I didn't have enough shelving. Reason for this was that I had an Ikea- bookcase which was discontinued before I had money to buy a pair for it. For years I hunted for a second one in fleamarkets, online auctions etc. and finally last month I found one online. I placed a bid BUT I hadn't noticed the Buy It Now option so someone else snagged it. I even sent them an e-mail begging them to sell it to me and I'd even pay the same price it would have been in Ikea but they didn't even reply. Then I realised that there's no point living in a messy flat so I decided to buy first bookcase I could pimp. Again I placed a bid but I lost! Again! But then the winner didn't want to buy it, so the seller the contacted me and asked if I'm still interested. Hell yeah I was! I paid 40 euros for the case and 10 euros for delivering it to my place.
So here is the before:

Top part:


Top back:

And then the finished bookshelf:

Close-up of the wallpaper I used:

I don't want to brag but I love this. AND my place is now so neat and tidy...
C&C is welcomed. Plus I think this rocks...*cough*

27  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Lamp and a chair, reworked on: June 02, 2010 06:08:48 AM
I scored this lamp and the chair from a local thrift store for 6 euros in total. Being the smart girl I am, I thought I'll just spray paint them white. Easy peasy, as they say. My a**. I spent in total 25 euros on spray paint, primer and a finish and they still aren't even. Why no one ever told how hard spray painting is!!! Anyways, I think they look rather nice for a first time ever spray paint job.





Any tips regarding spray painting are more than welcomed  Grin Cheesy Wink
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Twitarded Swap? For adults only. on: November 01, 2009 04:32:16 PM
Thanks to the fantastic link on Coco Perez, I found a fangtastic blog Twitarded. It was such a relief to find other adults lusting after Edward Cullen (who FYI is not gay. And sparkling is not lame). So I started thinking, it could be fun to do Twilight Swap with adult content. Thoughts? The New Moon comes to theatres over here in December so for me start-up would be in January. Ideas for items? Or is there anyone even slightly interested?
29  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Owl Plush Cushion Mama and Bean Bag Owly Babies on: September 15, 2009 11:02:01 AM
These are my favourite things I've made this year, as you might have guessed from the Labour of Love- title. Sadly for me I didn't get to keep them since I made them for OYP Summer Edition. Double sad, as I used a tea towel on the mama's face and I haven't been able to find same towels anymore Sad Anyways, here are pics and I hope they make you as happy as they make me. Who can resist that sunshine brightness? Comments but not criticism welcome Cheesy

30  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / My very first chunky houses on: September 15, 2009 10:14:36 AM
This summer I participated in the Chunky House Swap for the first time and boy, was it fun. There is something immensely satisfying in playing with paper and glue. Anyways, here as some pics I took. Oh, and comments and criticism are always welcome.

My favourite houses

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