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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Man's button-down into an A-line skirt and circle scarf on: July 21, 2011 04:05:11 PM


I got this size large man's shirt from Goodwill and upcycled it into an A-line skirt. I used the scraps to make a circle scarf. I added some flower detailing with random fabric I had lying around. All in all the whole thing probably took 30 minutes!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / alterna-teens in a box??? on: December 06, 2005 09:04:42 PM
So most of my friends are 16-19 years old. Some are crafty/DIY, and some aren't, but most are indie & alternative. Since I'm lacking in sufficient funds this Christmas, I want to do something that's cheap but useful & personal, and won't take that much time. Last year I made them all record bowls and decoupaged cigar boxes with magazine cutouts & photos representing them, but this year I don't have that much time on my hands. I definitely want to burn a mix CD for each of them, and include one or two zines I think they'll like, but what else?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / monkey wallet (tutorial coming!) on: April 19, 2005 08:40:10 PM
Hey guys! So today I was bored (halfday @ school) and whipped up this wallet (well not really "whipped up"... I couldn't find the cord to my sewing machine, so I tried to use my sister's $20 cheap Barbie one... which of course, didn't work at all. Then I found the cord and had other sewing issues, but oh well). It was inspired by this pouch (mine, of course, doesn't look nearly as professional, but my monkey looks a good deal happier.) I'll post a tutorial soon if there's interest.

I made it up as I went along so it's a bit retarded, but I'm gonna try and fix that next time. How much would you pay for one of these suckers?





(I put the velcro in the wrong place... grr!)

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / betsy~tacy book journal (w/pocket and bookmark) on: November 16, 2004 05:47:09 AM
Yesterday I wanted to try making a book journal, due to seeing all the cool people at craftster.org make them. At my school library they have a few old books for sale for ten cents, and I found a Betsy~Tacy book there. I loved the Betsy-Tacy books when I was little, and this one was the original cover, published in 1940.

http://whymsical.com/crafty/book.jpg

This took me around three or four hours to make, but I adore how it came out. I don't have a "before" photo, but it looked basically the same, except it had that gross plasticy covering thing that the libraries put on. I just ripped that off, glued the paper cover to the book, and modge podged it for protection. It was really easy to rip out the pages, since the book was falling apart anyway. I cut out a thin rectangle from a record sleeve and glued it to the spine for extra support.

I glued ribbon to the sides so I could tie it and one thin ribbon on the spine for a bookmark.

http://whymsical.com/crafty/book2.jpg
For the inside cover, I cut out all the ADORABLE illustrations from the book, and modge podged them together onto cream-colored cardstock.

http://whymsical.com/crafty/book3.jpg
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In the middle of the book, I added a pocket (since this will be an idea journal, and I always scribble down things on random scraps of paper, I wanted a place I could keep them all together) by folding a piece of cream colored cardstock and sewing it up on the bottom and side. Then I glued two of the larger illustrations on each side

http://whymsical.com/crafty/book5.jpg
This was done the same way as the front inside cover- a modge podge of the illustrations.

http://whymsical.com/crafty/booktools.jpg
These are some of the materials I used... contained in my shnazzy record bowls.

http://whymsical.com/crafty/book6.jpg
Bye bye!

I can post a tutorial if you guys want, but I think it's pretty self-explanatory...
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