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241  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Skulls and bones coasters on: August 09, 2008 11:51:18 AM
what a sweet idea!
242  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: DIY wall decal on: August 09, 2008 11:49:38 AM
Go for it!  that's the idea after all Smiley
243  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / DIY wall decal on: August 09, 2008 11:33:13 AM
Wall decals seem all the rage these days, and I admit I have a Blik decal up above my own bed.  But the little bugger was expensive!  So I found an easy way to do it myself.

To find good "wall decal" paper, you can look in one of two places.  The Home Depot  near me had large wall stickers called "Wall Pops!" (yeah I know, how exciting) that were basically large square or circle stickers, big enough to cut many-a design out of.  You can also use contact paper!  yeah, that stuff you use to cover your shelves and drawers.  It works pretty well too.  These guys were made with the wall pops stickers..

The birdie design is from the site, I thought it would help spice up my studio.  All it took really was printing out large prints of art, tracing them on the back of wall stickers, and viola!  Sometimes the hardest part in all of it is really just deciding what you want your image to be.

I decided to cut out the birdie twice so one of them would be free to sit on my picture frames.  They liven up my studio nicley Smiley
244  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Journal Cover on: August 09, 2008 11:20:20 AM
This could be a journal cover, or a book cover, or a textbook cover...whatever you want.  I was always supposed to cover my books in school with horrible brown grocery bag paper, which I usually doodled into oblivion and was shredded two weeks in.  I thought a fabric cover would be a heck of a lot nicer...

I used a set of coordinating designs, one on the front and one on the back, to make it all nice and matching.

The journal it's covering up was $1 at Michaels and it had a charmingly nauseous lime green polka dot cover.  Not my fav, to say the least.  
Here's a detail of the front cover embroidery...

245  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bleach Pen Pillow on: August 09, 2008 10:48:27 AM
The skulls are a machine embroidery design from the site.  I'm not that good at hand embroidery yet Smiley  the project would work just the same for hand embroidery though.
This is just a pillow cover, I stuffed an old blue pillow inside it, so I didn't make the form.  And the fabric...er...I have to go check.... Smiley
246  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: my son's Urban Threads (kinda) on: August 08, 2008 12:26:43 PM
Haha! Wonderful!  What a great interpretation!!
247  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Bleach Pen Pillow on: August 08, 2008 12:25:04 PM
I made this little pillow using a few little embroidery designs and a bleach pen.  Instead of turning the fabric white like I though, the bleach turned the fabric a surprising shade of deep red.  Happy accident I guess Smiley

The pen is surprisingly easy to use, and leaves the fabric soft and touchable when you're done, unlike fabric paints.  You can get all sorts of colors from different fabrics.

Its snuggly!  This is just a pillow cover, it's really easy to make and it's totally removable.

And here I thought the only use the bleach pen would be was to bleach little skulls into my jeans.  Who knew.
248  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hand Embroidered Coasters on: August 08, 2008 09:02:17 AM
Thanks!  I love craftster, its such a sweet way of sharing stuff...
249  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / ipod bunny holder on: August 08, 2008 08:32:58 AM
My poor little ipod is already all beaten up and scratched, but I thought I'd try and take at least a few preventative measures, so I made it a little chompy bunny cozy.
Here's little chompy bunny, all on his own.

He's not very chompy right now because he can't hang over the edge of something, like he likes too, so after stitching some more, I taped up his teeth so he could hang out.

Finally, the finished bunny cozy!  I'd never made something like this before, I'm still figuring stuff out, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the result.  It's even got a pocket on the back to carry your headphones!

Here i am with my little bunny cozy, jammin to my 'tunes.  It wasnt an issue that day, but I swear a lot of jean makers decide that girl's don't need pockets on pants, or they're like 1 inch deep, so I end up just carrying my ipod around.  Not anymore!  And of course, this little holder can hold just about anything really, cash, coins, embroidery threads....

You can get the full tutorial on how to make this little guy here
250  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Shrunken Head pincushion on: August 08, 2008 08:13:30 AM
Haha!  I love it!
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