A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Fanatic Friends of Craftster can disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 323,477
Currently Running With Scissors:
274 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Images
Pages: [1] 2
1  Crazy little tank top! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by maddiekins on: March 16, 2007 10:10:56 AM
I found a huge ugly men's polo shirt at the best store in the world.. (value village  Smiley) and decided that the fabric was too cool to go to waste. I traced the shape of a tube top I had, cut it out, sewed it up, added straps and got this! Now I just have to wait until summer  Cheesy

what the real colours look like

(no flash)

back view... crossing straps Smiley

fabric close up

comments & opinions appreciated!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Skaaa hat. in Knitting: Completed Projects by maddiekins on: September 19, 2006 01:16:05 PM
Yesiree, checkered all the way. This took me about 4 months, but mostly cause I was too dern lazy to work on it for more than half an hour every week. But the end result was worth it.

The hat as modeled by a friendly dinosaur.

The EVIL inside. Pretty much what caused it to take so long.

Side view.

Pom pom! with a little mythbusters in the background Smiley


Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
3  green polka dot whale! and tutorial :) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by maddiekins on: March 06, 2006 03:43:49 PM
I made this in about 2-2 1/2 hours for my friend amanda (you may know her as seika). It's her birthday today Cheesy. I totally made up the pattern, and it seemed to work pretty well, i could make a little tut if anybody wants one. he (or perhaps she) is completely handsewn as well. the colours are also much brighter and happier in person. anyways, enough talking...

chillin on the stair rail...

hanging out with my dog, aaron...

lookin' whaley on the tiles...

thanks for looking! comments would be awesome. happy birthday, mandabear!  Grin

EDIT: I made a sorta-half tutorial! It should be fairly clear, I'm sure you guys can figure it out...

1: draw out your whale shape and a tail shape too. when you cut it out, remember to leave about a centimetre for seam allowance.

2: get a piece of string or yarn and measure around the whale shape (not including seam allowance)

3: now get some paper long enough for the string (mine was two pages long) and tape them together.

4: draw out sort of a canoe shape (wide in the middle and tapered at both ends). you can also just draw 1/4 of it and fold the paper twice and cut on that line, making it symmetrical (if you know what i mean).

5: cut that out (remembering seam allowance). now you have all the pattern pieces.

6: pin and cut them out. you need: 2 whale pieces, 2 tail pieces, and 1 of them long pieces. This is also the time to add any eyes or embellishments.

(Sorry! this might be where it gets a little confusing! Hope it's enough!)
7: Sew the long piece around the perimeter of one of the whale shapes. Start sewing at the pointy tail end. If you find that your long piece is a little bit too long when you get back to the pointy tail end, just trim it.

8: Now sew each tail piece to each end of the long piece (which are now right next to each other. Then sew them to each other (inside out, of course). It's also helpful to stuff the tail now, it will be hard to get to once the rest of the whale is sewn together.

9: This is pretty much the same step as 7. Add the second whale shaped piece and again, sew the long piece around the perimeter. However, you'll have to leave about a 2 inch hole for stuffing.

10: Stuff it up, whipstitch the opening closed and introduce yourself Tongue

*If there are any questions, I'm happy to help*

Enjoy Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
4  Candy Stripes Legwarmers! in Knitting: Completed Projects by maddiekins on: February 17, 2006 05:43:38 PM
These were really fun and fast to knit! I used some soft, warm (but acrylic) baby yarn in pink and white. It was just done with a k2 p2 rib... pretty easy, eh? I'll probably add a ribbon or something at the top as well to help hold them up. Legwarmers are so much fun to wear! Cheesy

My carpet wearing them -

And on my legs...

Feedback would be great... I'm pretty new at knitting. Thanks for looking!  Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
5  jazzing up work polo... ideas? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by maddiekins on: January 20, 2006 04:18:19 PM
After a few weeks of being a C.I.T. at a local drama camp last summer, I was promoted to the counselor status. Awesome? yes. but the job comes with the exciting blue shirt, which is actually not as exciting as you'd think it would be. blue. brown buttons. logo on the chest. slightly drab, and as I noticed when uploading photos, slight bleach patches. any ideas for making it a little more fun? the rules aren't stiff at all, but I still have to wear the "blue shirt". Thanks for any help!  Smiley

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
6  braces are cool again in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by maddiekins on: January 20, 2006 03:41:09 PM
well, this started out as a pretty boring shirt.. (sorry no before pictures Sad) until my buddy jon attacked it with fabric markers. sorry again if this is not such a good idea to be posting, as i didn't do it, but i think my friend deserves his work to be shown off.

i got the shirt for free when i got my braces. it wasnt anything special, until...

punk rocker & pirate

cowboy, alien & unibrow lady

awesome, is it not? the purple text at the bottom used to read "get on the right track!" (jon changed it to subliminal messaging: Get on the rijht trocn? - Got jon?)

thanks, jonny boy!

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
7  Re: Button / Badge / Pin Makers in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by maddiekins on: January 05, 2006 06:09:17 PM
Well I got my button maker-it is this one pictured....
does anyone else have problems with this one!?!?! The stupid thing doesnt stick the 2 parts together and the top part (the clear piece, the picture and the metal piece) all get stuck inside Sad what can I do to fix this???

Anybody had experience with the B*Stylin' one? It's just for kids, but it's the cheapest I can find and I'd love to try it.


yeah, i have this button maker. i'd say its not worth it in the long run. the buttons dont even have pins, only clips and magnets that cant go on bags or whatever. psshhh. sometimes the pieces get jammed in the machine too, making the pieces unusable once you finally pry them back out of the thing. 
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
8  a DIFFERENT kind of paperclip bracelets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by maddiekins on: June 30, 2005 10:18:59 AM
A few weeks ago, i was twisting up paperclips and soon came up with this:

Its not that hard to make, so if anybody wants a tutorial, it would be no problem. Questions/critiscism/comments appreciated!

EDIT: I added a tutorial. haha, a paint tutorial Tongue
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
9  Monster Box in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by maddiekins on: June 30, 2005 10:06:30 AM
I basically just covered the inside and outside of one of those small jewellry boxes using a glue gun. Then i gave it eyes and a tongue for personality  Wink Its awesome because I can keep stuff inside a monster.. ahaha.

Please tell me what you think Cheesy
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
10  Interchangable Stamp/Trinket Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by maddiekins on: June 18, 2005 06:09:27 PM
Well, i guess this counts as reconstructed, seeing as i didnt buy the stamps.. They were left over from my collection which dates back to around grade 4. I covered them with clear packing tape so they will last forever! Here it is:

Just the stamps:

The best part about it is that the "jump ring" isnt really a jump ring. It's a really small hoop earring! Which allows me to attach other stuff and charms, like this pink and green guy that has a light (it turns on when you squeeze it)..:

tell me what you think!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1] 2

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Snow Dyeing
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Meal Prep Monday: Autumn Vegetable Tian

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands