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1  revenge of the boobs! in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by rach-i-poo on: October 27, 2007 11:59:14 PM
i did this for my art and design class last year.
i based my project around eyes.
so i pretty much just traced around the colour pattern in the iris and added glasses.

first screen print ever.

boobs get stared at. so it's their turn to stare back...

yours truly

and a closer look

hope you like!
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2  3D oreintal feature wall in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rach-i-poo on: October 27, 2007 11:36:15 PM

the twigs are taken from these asian broom things and spraypainted silver.

the white leaves are shopping bags (cotton on, in case you're interested lol) cut to shape. and the blue leaves are leaf skeletons that you can pick up from most craft stores.

i attached the twigs to the wall using those tiny clear 3M hooks that don't take the paint off the walls when you remove them. thank god.

i attached the leaves to the twigs using gold and green wire, most of the leaves are placed to hide the hooks.

that's pretty much it.

hope you like Smiley
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3  uber cute dress just in time for summer! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: November 24, 2006 08:43:54 PM
yeah. i was in a sewing mood this morning. and i needed a cute dress for summer.

| the back of the dress | with a boob tube underneath | showing some skin |

i love it. and the print is awesome.
i just got a skirt pattern that mum had, shortened it, then used my bikini top as a guide and sewed it to the top. it just ties up at the back, because i despise zippers! lol.

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4  mermaid headband/tiara in Beads: Completed Projects by rach-i-poo on: September 22, 2006 09:43:01 PM
ok. so for my art and design class, i am making a tiara and am still in the design process which involves making a bazillion test pieces to see how different ideas would turn out.

this headband with a bunch of beads clustered together would form the base of the tiara. but i thought it looks cool as is, so i'd show it off! haha.

me, my mullet, and the headband/tiara base

and a close up

hope you like Smiley
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5  here's your [love] letter in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: September 15, 2006 04:17:57 AM
my boyfriend made me a mix tape (on cd). and we love all the corny romantic stuff lol. so i was thinking for ages what i could give to him. and came up with this.

the letter has "i love" written at the top and "you." at the bottom (duh cos u can see it lol) and in the middle is everything i love about my boy. ie- the way your arm fits perfectly around my waist, the way you always know what to say etc etc. and i burned the edges of the letter.

i made the envelope to fit the letter and put his name on the front.

yeah, he loved it... almost cried (but you didn't hear it from me) lol.

peace out
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6  electric blue cocktail-ish dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: February 15, 2006 01:03:58 AM
same fabric i used to make the circle bag lol...
and apologies for the crappy pics

note that the dress hasn't actually been sewn. i was just mucking around and happened to pin the fabric in all the right spots (only stabbing myself 3 times)... but i thought it looked rad so i'd show it off anyway lol.

mirror shot:

the top:

the flamingo pose:

the halter strap looks better when it's attached far to the sides rather than in the middle..

not bad for leftovers lol...
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7  easiest beanie EVER! + tutorial in Knitting: Completed Projects by rach-i-poo on: February 11, 2006 11:24:07 PM
ok. so, i (being the kind of person who can only knit/purl and usually only does a really long line of the combo to make a simple scarf) wasn't about to try complicated knitting patterns for a beanie.

but i came up with this (just by knitting a rectangle w00t!)...

How To...
with my awesome paint tutorial lol

1. knit (as in knit every row) a rectangle (length being the circumference of your head and width being however long you want the beanie to be)

i used normal kinda wool and used fat needles (actually i don't have needles, so i used thick handled paint brushes instead) so it would have large holes or stitches or whatever they're called and wouldn't be too tight (also gives it a little extra stretch)

2. using a needle and thread i sewed the two short ends together to make a tube.

3. then i wove the needle through the stitches around the top of the tube, leaving long ends.

4. then simply just pull the string (as if you were closing a draw-string bag) and tie it off.

and now you have (my version of) a beanie Smiley lol
i'm thinking it'd look even cuter with a knitted flower pinned to the side...

*note* make sure you knit the rectangle wide enough, otherwise you will end up with a beanie that resembles those little jewish hats (found that out the hard way lol)

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8  reversible circle shoulder bag (with long tie-up straps) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: February 11, 2006 08:02:23 PM
made this circle bag last night using a tute i found somewhere on here, with a few alterations.

i put the "handle hole" close to the top, so there was a gap in the fabric (so when you cut it out, it looks like a moon if that makes sense...)

then i just added straps that tie over the shoulder... Smiley

on the door

the blue stripy side

the baby side

the tie

the fabrics

i dunno, if i'll actually use it... maybe for the beach or flea market shopping? lol

thanks for looking.
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9  uber sexy wraparound halter + tutorial in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: February 11, 2006 07:02:37 PM
mum's gone out,  i have a day off work and it's way too hot outside to do anything except sunbake. so what do i do? get out the sewing machine...

and made this halterneck wrap thingy lol...

yes, i'm a camera wh-re... lol

w00t, the sewing room mirror shot lol.

it can also be worn like so:

How To...

it started off as a skirt (there was lining stuff, cos it's uber see-through but i cut it off ages ago)

cut down the dotted line, but only on half of the skirt, so it just becomes one whole piece... don't cut through both sides, otherwise you'll have to sew up the back.

you should then have a piece that looks like so:

cut on the dotted lines. make sure you keep the pieces that you cut from the end (with the blue squiggles on them) they are used for the straps.

should now look like this:

the material i used is really thin meshy/sheer see-through stuff and i wasn't about to try and hem the thing properly. so i just zig-zagged twice over the raw edges (including the cut offs for the straps)

sew the rings (i used curtain rings) onto the top corners and then sew the straps onto the rings as well.

it should now be finished.

just in case you need instructions on how to wear the thing...
the back obviously goes around your back...
the straps come under your arms to the front and tie like a halterneck.

then you can either:
(a) cross the front parts (blue dots) over and pin
(b) tie the ends together.
(c) keep experimenting with ways to wear it. Smiley

enjoy Smiley

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10  awesome pants in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rach-i-poo on: December 23, 2005 10:59:11 PM
ok, so i was reading the posts for thai fisherman's wraparound pants and used the tutorial that only uses one seam.

so i found an old valance/bedskirt and used that for the pants... the beauty of using bedding is that half of it is already hemmed.

i walked out of our sewing room wearing the pants and mum just looked at me as if to say "ur a freak"... i was like "yer, ur just jealous cos u don't have a pair"...
i love them cos they're so floaty!... sorry there's not much detail in the pics

someone said that you had to wear then right up around your waist, otherwise they fall down, but mine stay on my hips ssnugly and don't fall down...

and the enormo slit up the side lol.

these were in fashion a few yrs ago... my friend had a pair, and the waistline was extra high, so you fold it over and velcro it, on the folded over bit there is a different fabric, so it looks sort of like a belt... they were kool pants.
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