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11  Vengeance Purse! from ex-bf's favorite concert tee in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tearE on: April 02, 2011 10:41:04 AM
A lil back story: I bought this Dropkick Murphys shirt for my boyfriend for Christmas and he loved it; he wore it at least twice a week. Then I found out he had been cheating on me the entire 6 months we were together. Awesome. I went through each room in his apartment and took back everything I had given him. Green is my favorite color and Dropkick is one of my favorite bands so at first I thought I would wear it as a pj shirt, but I was sooooooooo pissed and hurt and I wanted something that would help me feel better. Anger and sadness can be powerful muses. I present to you The Vengeance Purse!

side one

side two

I couldn't get good pics of the inside so I turned it inside out so show it better
pockets and tall narrow pocket for a pen

elastic to hold a water bottle upright and tiny pocket for bus tokens

Magnetic snap, 20" straps with green topstitching, interfacing all over the place...this baby is gonna last a long time! I'm am absolutely ecstatic! And I feel better knowing I've taken a crappy situation and made something positive from it. Thanks for looking  Smiley
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12  Comfy-est pj pants ever in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by tearE on: March 30, 2011 10:37:51 AM
Wide leg, cotton pajamas with a drawstring using New Look 6160. Super easy pattern.

I made a few changes. I'm short so I had to take a lot of length off the legs. I made the legs narrower at the bottoms because as is they were 31 inches around (each!) and it looked really stupid plus it seemed like a waste of fabric. The waist was higher than I like so I cut a bunch off that too. And I added a contrasting waistband because I was so freaking sick of looking at purple at that point. Do you ever work on a project and hate it by the time you're done? Lol I made these a month ago and finally could put them on today.
Anyway, close-up so you can see the colors better.

And here is Harvey helping me take them in.

Oh yeah, don't trust the pattern size guide. According to the envelope I needed a size 18. By the time I was done they were 12. So cut them out, pin the sides, and try them on before sewing so you don't spend countless hours ripping out seams.
I love them now that I've had some distance and I plan on making more over the summer. Happy Crafting!
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13  Itteh Bitteh Yo-Yo Ornaments in Winter Holidays by tearE on: December 16, 2010 11:11:59 AM

Lil fabric yo-yos for my lil 3ft tree. The outside yo-yos are 1 to 1 1/4in, inside are 1/2 to 3/4in with a bead or button sewn in the middle.  I'm attached some nylon thread to hang them that is strung side-to-side instead of front-to-back so they will hang face out.

I ended up with 33 even though I swear it felt like i cut out 1874759 little circles.
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14  Polka Dot Toothbrush Holder From Salsa Jar in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tearE on: November 22, 2010 08:56:57 AM
That's pretty much it...i found a jar i liked the shape of, covered it in polymer clay, and now i don't use an old cup to hold my toothbrush. It has it's flaws, but i like to tell myself that's what makes it unique Wink

action shot lol

it matches my shower curtain and that makes me happy
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15  Hollowed out book safe/trinket box in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by tearE on: October 03, 2009 12:01:56 PM
  I have always loved stashing things in secret places (maybe cuz I had to hide my allowance from my brother when we were kids?) so I wanted a hollowed out book that was pretty on the inside, but would blend in with the rest of my books on the outside.  I thought it was going to be hard for me to destroy a book, but actually once I got going it was fun and I felt no guilt. In fact I got a bit addicted to making these and am starting a third one today. Paper crafts aren't my usual method of crafting so these are a bit simplistic and have a few goofs, but each mistake is a learning experience. They're basically held together with lots and lots and lots of mod podge. So much mod podge that the covers wouldn't close all the way and I had to stick some ribbon in them to hold them closed, but when they are on the shelf between other books they stay closed fine and I'm sure that after being wedged in there for a while they'll stay that way. I hope.
Close up of the 2nd book cuz the gnome makes me smile:
(that reddish dot on the mushroom is a piece of fuzz that accidentally got mod podged in but I was able to pick it out  Tongue )

The whole book. It needs something more above the mushrooms but I haven't figured out what:

The first book, outside view:


Another angle to show how deep it is:

Thanks for looking! Oh, if anyone has any ideas for finishing the gnome book, let me know. I'm kind of at a dead end with it and that one is a going to be a gift.

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16  Re: How do you post pictures? in Craftster Itself by tearE on: October 02, 2009 11:41:55 PM
When I'm posting pics from Craftster Photo Hosting do I need to include the [img] tag or do i only need to paste the code?

edit: never mind, I see that the [img] tag is included in the code
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