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31  A Nerd-Tastic Way to Use Those "Useless" Floppy Disks. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: January 07, 2011 11:12:30 PM
About a month ago I was sick to the point of wanting to curl up in a ball in my bed and drown in my sea of blankets.  Sad Instead of drowning in my bed, I helped my mom go through her storage unit and transfer her stuff from one unit to another, all the while I was miserably sick. Among one of the many boxes I found a huge container of FLOPPY DISKS!  Cheesy My mom wanted to throw them away but I saw a creative potential in them and kept them.
So then, I was stuck with a ton of floppys and no idea what to do with them. All google was telling me was use it as a coaster, or a magnet or put five of them together and make a pencil box. Sad Boring, to me at least.

So here's what I ended up making tonight.


I used the center of two floppy disks and parts of an old pair of ugly ear rings.


These are the top corners of a floppy disk. I had to add a hole to each one. I haven't added the actual ear ring part but this is the little charms for the ear rings. I don't have the parts to complete it.

I am absolutely in love with the first pair! I can't wait to wear them to school and show them off.  Grin

Update on the second pair:

I added the actual ear ring part. I found another pair of ugly ear rings and tore them apart.

Comment me telling me what you think? Please and thank you. Smiley
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32  Ghost Purse! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: December 01, 2010 08:45:48 PM

I made this on the sewing machine out of part of the remaining material from a sheet that I turned into curtains and a plain white t-shirt. When I went to sew in the bottom of the bag though, I sewed it on the wrong side and had to have the side seams on the outside. But since I used colorful thread it just made the bag look cooler. Smiley Then I sewed the ghost shape on and used the bag as my trick-or-treat bag this year. Smiley And I'm currently using it as a purse since my actual purse decided to break on me. Sad
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33  Old T-Shirt to New Bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: December 01, 2010 08:41:06 PM


This is a shirt that a friend gave me and it never fit me right so I didn't wear it. Instead, with a few cuts and snips here and there and a little help from the sewing machine (okay, a lot of help), I turned it into a bag. I has the shape of a plastic grocery bag and I use it for my school lunch. I think it give a whole new meaning to "sack lunch". And it's cute. Smiley
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34  Tube Tube Tu-Tu! Now Features School Spirit! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: December 01, 2010 08:35:55 PM


Last year I was hit in the face at a pep rally by a school shirt. It was a large and I'm a tiny girl and I didn't used to go to the school games so I just slept in the shirt for the longest time. This year I joined a group of friends and we went to every football game and we go to all other school team games so I needed a school shirt. So I reconstructed the large shirt and turned it into a cute little tube top strapless shirt with a little frill at the bottom. I got lots of comments on the shirt and it's really cute.

This is a picture of me and my boyfriend's younger brother to kind of show you what the shirt looks like on a body.

And Tribe Squad, we all get a little crazy for school football:

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35  Washer Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: November 30, 2010 08:48:38 PM
onescrappinjohnson has an awesome tutorial for these washer necklaces: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=329854.0

These are mine:


I used a different type of Mod Podge than she did and I didn't use the Glossy Accents. Instead of using the Mod Pogde Matte-Mat-Mate and the Glossy Accents, I used Mod Podge Gloss-Lustr-Lustre. I coated it several times before putting the washers on the string. I have no idea why my washers have a flat top, my mom found them in her tool box and gave them to me.

I'm giving these as Christmas gifts to friends and family.
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36  Hello Kitty T-Shirt Reconstruction Pillow in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: November 30, 2010 08:35:13 PM

My sister out grew her favorite shirt and didn't want to let it go. So I cut out the Hello Kitty on it and sewed it to heart shaped black material cut outs. I added 3 yo-yo flowers that were made from a Hello Kitty material I found in my aunt's scraps and then sewed up the two heart pieces and let my sister stuff it with cottony love.
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37  Green and Red Murloc in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by happyface:) on: November 30, 2010 08:30:19 PM
feets made a wonderful tutorial for making a Murloc from World of Warcraft: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332320.0

I attempted it and I think it turned out pretty good. I made this for my boyfriend for Christmas and I can't wait to give it to him. He's the one that got me into WoW and I think the Murloc is a great symbol of our relationship. I sewed this little guy by hand and I stuffed him with nothing but scrap materials and love. He's made with clearance fleece from JoAnne's fabrics that I picked up on Black Friday for extra cheap (clearance + 50% off Black Friday sale = tons of fleecy material for Christmas presents for a little over $20).

btw, That's Buzz Lightyear in the background. Cheesy I love my mommy. She brought a giant board with Buzz, Woody and Jesse on it home for me today.
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38  Yo-Yo Flower Bracelet- Blue in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by happyface:) on: November 30, 2010 08:17:29 PM

(I used my sister's arm as my model for the picture.)

I hot glued eight small yo-yo flowers to a hair band. I couldn't think of a better thing to hot glue them to. One big mistake I made is that when I traced circles onto the material, I used a red maker. Needless to say, a week later when I was doing dishes, my light blue yo-yo flowers began to get little red poka dots on them.
(I went through a time when I was obsessed with making yo-yo flowers and now I have a walmart bag full of them.)
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39  Reconstructed "Gaga Bow Dress" in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by happyface:) on: November 30, 2010 07:47:34 PM
Reference Picture:

My Result:

I hate pictures of myself so I set a timer on my camera and this is the result, me looking like I'm walking like a dinosaur. But this was the best picture of the dress. And it looks kind of blue-ish in the picture but it's actually black. The effect I used when I edited the picture (I hate raw, natural pictures for the most part) caused it to have a blue-ish tint on the dress.

This is the product of reconstructing cheap ugly thrift store clothes. I made this dress from a plain black XXL shirt and a pair of ugly silky black pants. I used it as part of my Lady Gaga costume for Halloween 2010. I don't think the costume as a whole turned out great but I love the dress. Tell me what you think.
(Also, I'm super proud of myself with this dress because it was the first thing I EVER made on a sewing machine. I taught myself how to use a sewing machine by making this dress.)
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