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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Eyeball netting on: October 03, 2011 07:16:01 PM

I came accross these at the local dollar store. They come in packs of 12. I didn't know what I wanted to do with them when I got them but I figured what the heck its only $2.  I got home and riffled through my stash for inspiration and found an almost empty roll of red crochet thread with silver. And a light bulb clicked...literally...
To string I put a strung needle in flame til it was red then pushed through

Lit up
22  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Patriotic Tye Dye Dress on: September 07, 2011 07:39:59 AM
I had been wanting to do a Stars & stripes dress since last summer. After searching the net, thrift stores, and Supermarkets I finnally found this crinkle cotton dress on sale at Old Navy and I had to get it.

Not a childrens dress but I couldn't find another model.

To achieve stripes I cut rubberbands in half, poked them though the dry gauze and tied them securely.

I then wetted the skirt of the dress in very hot water wrung it out and placed it in the dye bath for two days.

Post rinse

For the blue I purchased wood star cut outs from joanns and metal spring clips from home depot. I folded the dry bodice in half with the sides touching and clamped the stars down. The middle star is a bit flubbed, I put  half the fabric in the clamp and hoped for a more symetrical effect  Angry.
   Sorry for no pics of the blue they got deleted in a phone reboot .

23  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Reworked pin up dress!! on: August 26, 2011 10:55:32 AM

I bought this Old Navy linen dress at a Salvation Army and hated the color and the buttons. So I decided to dye it pink, shorten the straps and change the buttons. I used  Tulip powder fabric dye and added it to boiling water in a 2x3 storage tub from walmart and left it there for a couple of the hottest days in July agitating it occasionally.
Then I put it in the microwave for 2 mins 30 secs at a time.


24  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Princess Jasmine Flannel sheet one day quilt on: August 23, 2011 05:14:11 PM

My mom gave me two Disney Princess flat sheets. My boyfriend's little girl (she's 3) really liked the Jasmine one and since she needed a comforter for the coming cold weather I decided to make one.
I bought 5 yards of green flannel and batting at Joann's. The green is two peices sewed together.
I just put both right sides together and stitched the seams. I hate doing seam binding .
I hand quilted around a couple of the medalions till my fingers cramped and decided to let her use it at night and quilt it during the day

25  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / thread shading question- Perfect Circle quilt- Updated on: July 26, 2011 07:11:01 PM

I'm making a quilt for my boyfriend's birthday in December. Its three pannels of black fabric with the circle logo done in raised applique. (Or thats the plan)  
 My question is could I use orange thread to create the shading that is around the logo with just a standard singer sewing machine?

Updated Progress pics

Good... I think?

Not so good

Feed back would be appreciated

26  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Little girl's reconed hippie dress on: July 24, 2011 11:46:02 PM
    (updated action photos)                                                                                                         

I have had this shirt in my fabric stash for two years and was hit with inspiration this evening. I decided to make a dress for my best friend and rommate's 5 year old daughter
I started the removing the sleeves at 7:00pm and finished sewing the ruffle on at 1:45 am tonight


I removed the sleeves to make the ruffle at the bottom, added elastic at the arm holes and bottom of the yoke. (Luckily the yoke was lined with the same material and already had a button closure in the back)
I then took out the seams on the sleeves and cut each one in half long ways to make four peices for the ruffle
The black lace was reconed from another peice of clothing. I haven't hemmed it yet......I hate that part.


  I will post some action shots tomorrow. I cant wait to see her reaction when she wakes up
   (She loved the dress. Though it still needs some work, the back needs more buttons and the front needs more elastic. Its kinda poofy, maybe I'll shirre it.)

27  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Foil dragon hoodie on: January 10, 2011 10:12:50 PM
I made this for one of my guy friends at work, he just got back into D&D. Aileens Platnum bond fabric glue and pappilio transfer foil. The foil had to be rubbed really hard with the iron to get it into all the crevices


                                             the glue layer



28  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Repo! the genetic opera shirt on: December 05, 2010 02:34:12 PM
I love Repo! the genetic opera and had already made the stencil for a friends x-mas gift last year, so i decided to make one for myself. I used acrylic paint and poster board for the stencil.

If I find the stencil I will post a pic of it
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / gemstone chip jewelry on: December 05, 2010 02:23:51 PM
I ordered peridot chips off ebay and just added some old clasps to the string it came on

and the blue made out of glass chips strung on fishing line

30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Plucker Shirt B-day gift on: September 24, 2010 06:57:50 AM

    My Bestie is obsessed with the book The Plucker by Brom, so for her birthday next week I got her the book and this shirt.
  I printed a photo of the main character Jack off google. the with an iron on transfer pen traced the outline. After ironing the image onto the shirt I painted over it with acrylic pain let it dry and ironed it again. She was stoked, and has worn the shirt like three days in a row.
When I have time I plan on painting Angel and jack watercolors. stay tuned for those.

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