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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: VBI wristlet after deruyter2008 on: September 17, 2010 08:28:58 PM
very nice!

I love the EMU student ID Smiley I went to CMU but grew up around the area there.
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: iPod Cosy from vintage tie - w/tute (Pic HEAVY) on: September 17, 2010 08:24:33 PM
I love the idea!!!! Very nice!
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Skirt out of old prom dress..first recon project! on: September 15, 2010 07:04:23 AM
Awesome recon!

I looked at the hand gesture in the first photo though... so who gets to punch me? hahaha
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted strap for my Lomography camera on: September 13, 2010 07:45:07 PM
great idea! I love lomos! I have the action sampler and the super action sampler. Such fun!
25  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plenty O Pouches - A TON of Pics on: September 02, 2010 06:40:57 PM
These are great. My favorite is the Kiwi!
26  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Free Upcycled Wine Rack on: August 31, 2010 06:05:58 PM
great idea! I just might try this!
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: No Mom, I'm not wearing what I slept in.. But I am wearing a bed sheet! on: August 31, 2010 02:30:26 PM
love it! awesome job/find!
28  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / Re: Enjoy the ever-so-brief window of nice weather and make some new friends! :) on: August 30, 2010 07:59:43 PM
Lots of crafty transplants here! I'm originally from Michigan but have been in MN for almost three years. I live down in Mankato which is about an hour and a half from the cities but I like to go up there a lot. (there is so much more to do!)

I've been trying a lot of different crafting lately. I just started really getting into sewing and making actual garments but I enjoy DIY projects and learning new things.

I agree it's very hard to make friends here if you're an out-of-towner. It seems that with the whole "Minnesota Nice" thing it would be easier but that hasn't been my experience.
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Jewellery on: August 30, 2010 07:23:37 PM
I'm in love with the first pair!
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Rockin' record display on: August 29, 2010 04:13:27 PM
My boyfriend is a bit of a musicphile so I bought him a record player for his birthday since his philosophy is that vinyl always sounds better and more authentic. His dad then gave us all of his old records which are just sitting in a pile beneath the player. Some of the album covers had great art so I tried to figure out a way to display them but also keep them protected and usable. I had looked online for something I could purchase and didn't find anything so I thought for a while and and voila! This is my solution!

(excuse the crappy flash flare)

I used a lightweight plastic that I found at JoAnne's similar to a shower curtain and then created pockets for the records. The pocket openings are facing the wall so it looks streamlined and like the records are trapped in the plastic but the records can still be easily removed.

I folded the top so that it could handle the weight and added grommets for hanging. As you can see though the plastic is sagging a little bit since the stitch was straight.

Here is a close-up of the zigzag stitch I used

And another angle.

I'm happy with the way it turned out and my boyfriend loves it too. It has a few flaws here and there but it gives it personality.
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