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1  COOKING / Dessert / Rainbow Cupcakes! on: June 15, 2010 05:15:37 AM
I discovered a way to make cupcakes rainbow inside a few months ago (which I'm sure you all already knew) and I made them for my GSA.  Everyone loved them and I was only able to get one picture of the inside of one before they were all eaten up.  They were chocolate frosted and put in plain cups so no one knew until they bit in.  Anyway, on to the one, crappy, cell phone picture!

This wasn't the best one cause I ran out of blue so I had to make blue out of green and purple which ate up my green and purple supplies.  Lesson learned: Next time use two boxes of cake mix!

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Adventure Book! on: June 13, 2010 09:26:38 AM
I started binding books a couple weeks ago and LOVED IT!  I made a whole bunch and it was so much fun.  This one is my adventure book.


I made a bunch of others, but one fell apart Sad I gave 2 away before getting pictures.  The other two are here.
They have the same back cover:

My budget book:

My general cute notebook:

All of them chilling in a box I also made:
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Altered Altoids Tin --> Treasure Box! on: June 13, 2010 09:14:57 AM
I had this old Altoids tin that I'd altered when I was about 5 with white paper and markers.  It was cute, but not very usable since I'll be going to college in the fall.  So I re-altered it.  I used black cardstock, some rhinestones, hot glue, glitter hot glue, and a random charm I found.

My name starts with a J and so does my boyfriend's, so I put two Js since it held a necklace he gave me and a pair of earrings with two intertwined hearts.  (Along with lots of hair beads....)

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Floral Wristlet & Sewing Pouch! on: June 13, 2010 09:08:54 AM
So, I needed a pouch to carry my needles, thread, pin cushion, etc when I take them with me somewhere, so I whipped up this quick drawstring pouch.  Then I fell in love with doing drawstring pouches, so I made a wristlet one and it made me happy too!

Sewing Pouch:


To fit inside it I made some money holders and posted them here:
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Money Holders! on: June 13, 2010 08:56:49 AM
My wallet won't fit inside my little wristlet since the wallet's actually bigger, so I figured I needed a couple of new things to hold money in when I use the wristlet rather than just throwing it in there.  So I pulled out an old drawing book I never use and glued these guys together:

and this little guy from a clean m&ms bag

The wristlet:
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A whole new outfit! on: May 11, 2010 07:54:15 PM
I made an apron today, which I'm so proud of, cause when I cook or bake I get ingredients all over me which is so unnattractive.  So I pulled out an old curtain that smells comfortingly like grandmothers and old houses.  I cut it off at about a foot and a half and used the whole width, then made ties from two strips.  I added pockets also made from the fabric and re-placed the lace from halfway down to the top on one but not on the other.  On to the pictures!

The shirt/skirt was the bottom of a drop waist dress that I cut the neck and arms off of and turned over.  I sewed three smiley-face buttons on too.  When worn as a top the buttons go in the center, when worn as a skirt they go on the side.
The jeans I refitted from flares. 
I'm so proud of it all!

Blurry action shot!

Blurry action shot 2!

For the pattern:

You can also see one pocket here.  The one with the lace moved to the top Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Female -> Male and Male -> Female on: May 04, 2010 12:25:40 PM
So my friends and I are making a movie for a film class final.  We had the brilliant idea of having our guys play girls and girls play guys. 
Firstly the problem we ran into was hair.  Then we figured the only one who really needs to have hair of the guys is the Princess, so we're gonna try to borrow our friend's wig.  Then the girls -> guys we're thinking buns, braids, and hats. 
The second problem is that one of my female friends playing a guy (named Anna the Confused Boy) is rather busty and has an extremely female curvy shape.  We're trying to remedy this with baggy clothes, a sports bra, and her poses.  Any tips?
Then we need to make a pirate costume on basically no budget (The Prince likes to dress like Jack Sparrow).  That's the easy part.  How to make a princess costume on a zero budget is more difficult.  We came up with the idea of pinning a long skirt into a bubble skirt and no idea for the top.  Any ideas?

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Pants --> New pillow! on: April 25, 2010 01:11:37 PM
I had old PJ Pants with fish and words like Groovy, Fabulous, & Cool all over.  So I didn't wanna wear them anymore so I cut it up and sewed it and stuffed it!  I also added some Route 66 imitation-vintage buttons I had lying around for fun.

Whole thing:

Close up on the buttons:
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Monsters & One BFF Present! (picture chubby) on: April 25, 2010 01:02:43 PM
So I got the itch a couple weeks ago to make some monsters.  I've since made another (a cousin!) but Holly's hiding right now.  She's understuffed so she wants to wait.  I'll add her later.  I also made them little siblings but they were iding too!  Micro-Monster the youngest is about the length of my thumb and Mini-Monster is a shorter rectangle.

The whole group:

The monster siblings Big Monster (the big sister) & Little Monster (the little brother):

Big Monster (sorry it's blurry!):

Little Monster:

The present:
I made my bff Megan a little pink and black buddy because she loves all things pink and black and I had the arm warmer lying around.  The next day I made another one for another friend who totally adored Megan's!

The bow is just some pink ribbon from some old pj pants and the face is silver sharpie.


The picture's too blurry to see but there's a heart drawn on!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Some t-shirt and sweatshirt recons on: April 25, 2010 12:48:52 PM
It's rainy and cold and I have a touch of SAD so I stay inside and sew and cut on days like this.  I've been on a recon binge lately so I did more. 

The first is a sweatshirt I found 4 years ago at my nerd camp.  I posted it on the lost & found board but no one claimed it so at the end of our session I got to take it home.  I still feel kinda bad that someone lost their sweatshirt but it was serendipitous for me since it fits perfectly.  But it's summer.  Not hoodie weather at all!  So I went to my closet and pulled out this old sweatshirt I never wear anymore and cut off the sleeves.  Then I thought "Hmm, what can I do to make this even cooler?Huh"  and I got it!  An old pajama tank top I had in 8th grade with a Groovy Fish!  So I cut it out and appliqued it on.  Thanks for sticking with me through all that, here are the pictures!

Second, my Rolling Stones tee.  This one was a gift from a friend who could no longer wear it, so I didn't want to do too much.  I definitely didn't want to touch the tongue.  So I cut out the neck, and cut more, and cut again, until it could be worn multiple ways.  Off one shoulder, off both shoulders, on both shoulders, sleeves rolled up, and sleeves tied (which I didn't get a picture of).  I also have A LOT of leftover fabric so I may resize it later. 
Sleeves Rolled

Off both shoulders

Off one shoulder

On both shoulders

How much extra fabric!

Third, my Rockin Snoopy shirt!  This one I've also had forever and decided to cut out the neck and remove the too tight sleeves, and then make it one shouldered!  Yay!
(sorry for the awful picture, it did NOT wanna photograph)
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