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1  Tooth Fairy Costume [many a picture!] in Halloween Costumes by JemaJemaJema on: October 31, 2006 02:16:48 PM
Howdy! I hope this is ok to post :S it's more like a customisation than a totally homemade outfit, if it's in the wrong place I apologise, feel free to move it! Smiley
and also, Happy Halloween!

So, here we go, this outfit is actually for my school's Halloween Ball, too old for trick-or-treating now, hehe, so basically I wasn't planning on going, but then I found out my group of friends was going, and I thought that maybe I would go, so I did, but I was kinda apprehensive about it, because I knew everyone would be kinda drunk, or atleast tipsy, but anyhooo I had a good time. In class at school I heard alot of people saying they were going as "anything as long as it's slutty" euggghhhhh, the people in my school are so boring! so anyway, after a quick google search of the typical costumes I decided to go as the tooth fairy......

Full shot of me trying it on this evening:

The Skirt and boots:

Close up of the top half with wings:

My teeth jewelery:

My skirt was originally from sainsburys, my mum bought it but decided she didnt like it, so I just added the netting to make it poofy, shortened it, and then had to also insert extra sort of triangles into the top layer of fabric as I had made it too poofy, lol. On the actual night I also wore white tights.
The tshirt was just a reconned grey tshirt, that was too short, basically i took off the sleeves, sewed up the sides and took it in slightly, then sewed the sleeves on to where the shoulders used to be, sorry, it's hard to explain, but I actually quite like it. Smiley
The boots were from primark, I just put the wee ribbons on the back of them.
The teeth were fun to make! they are white fimo clay that you bake in the oven, the brooch is just a sort of 2-D tooth with a brooch backing super glued on the back, the necklace is wee teeth that I put jewelery posts into before baking so that they hung off an old chain necklace I had. They're also kinda smudgy, it was the pen i used to draw on the brooch! And also white clay picks up any fluff which is on your hands while making them, so annoying!
The wings were store bought sadly, I was in the process of making them, but I knew they wouldnt be done in time for Friday, so I gave in a bought a cheap pair, but I will finish my wings eventually!

The halloween ball was last Friday so I have an action shot too....:

Left to right: Showgirl, Spider Fairy, Tooth Fairy

I'll upload more pics when my friends send them to me!
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2  Resizing My School Jumper, Can anyone help? [EDIT + finished article!] in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by JemaJemaJema on: August 15, 2006 12:08:55 PM
I am try to resize my old school jumper [school starts again here one week today Sad], due to it being an old bag, bleh, and because its knitwear I'm wondering if I'm going about the right way to do this. So far I have laid my jumper flat on the ground and pinned it in to the shape I would like it to be, I was thinking I could sew this shape, and then cut away the extra material. But my jumper is knitted, so will it all fall apart and unravel?  Huh Can anyone help me please?

I have pictures!

icky, just look at it, I don't feel comfortable at school, especially when I'm wearing a bag....meh

thats it lying on the floor

a closeup of my terrible pinning

Help me please? Huh pleaseeeeee

EDIT Thankyou very much for your help guys!

the finished jumper!

Close up of stitching, although you can't see it very well

A full length view with a dumb look on my face, haha

I even put on my school shirt and trousers for the pictures, lol, just ignore the yellow tshirt underneath, lol Smiley

yay for non-bag-ish jumpers! Cheesy
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3  Too small pink, leopard print top --> Shrug/Crop-Top-Thing in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JemaJemaJema on: August 10, 2006 10:35:18 AM
So whilst charity shopping yesterday I spied this top, it was just too cool, so I bought it [without trying it on] for only 1.99. But when I got home I realised it was a tad too short, so I transformed it into a crop top thing, I was planning on making it into a shrug, but there wasn't really enough material.

Before, the picture on the right is the actual colour of the top

On the left is the finished top, on the right is what I originally wanted, but it's just the top with black ribbon tied around the centre front

Any comments? Critiscisms? Thoughts?
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4  Punk Parrots & Happy Ever Afters- A Doodled Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JemaJemaJema on: August 10, 2006 07:40:20 AM
Gosh, hello to craftster again, I haven't been on here in so long, and haven't done anything remotely crafty for a while, so this is me trying to get back into it, a simple craft, if you will.

The bag was bought from a charity shop for 1.99 [woohoo for charity shopping! Cowboy boots for 320, yusssss] and I used normal fabric pens for the design. Basically I just thought the parrots were cute, so I bought the bag, at home I realised it was kinda boring, but then remember I owned many a fabric pen, I also kinda drew  inspiration from this http://www.threadless.com/product/476/Exotica  threadless top, the parrots on the bag reminded me of the t-shirt, so I decided to try and give them new haircuts.

[Sorry about the first two pictures, it seems my flash is abit over enthusiastic]



A close up of their heads, I gave the parrot on the left a sort of mowhawk (sp?) and the one on the right has a wee quiff

Close up of the written text, it says "..and they lived happily ever after..."

So yes, my new bag, comments? criticisms? anything that could have been done better?

Oh, and, should I iron the inside of the bag to set the colours? [It was just plain ol'fabric pens I used]
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5  Green Daisy Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by JemaJemaJema on: May 12, 2006 12:11:42 PM
Hi every body!
So yes
I got bored one day
and decided I should make a skirt to wear over jeans
So I went out and bought fabric and a zip and lace
et viola!

thats it ^^^

at thats it on me, you can see its very short, but like I said, designed to be worn over jeans

and there is a close up, you can see the pattern really well, and also the red thing under the lace is my hand.....lol

Am quite proud of my skirt actually Cheesy
It makes me think of summeryness
Thoughts? Opinions? Comments?
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6  Ever-So-Slightly-Revamped-Converse in Shoes: Completed Projects by JemaJemaJema on: May 08, 2006 11:28:24 AM
So my converse were starting to look a bit worse for wear, just mucky and the rubber was cracked in a few place, so I felt it was time for a change. My coonverse are just plain ol'black high tops, except muckier :]

So I:
* Superglued the cracks in the rubber, it worked a treat and my shoes look a bit neater now
* Changed the laces, from black with stars to the slightly more sophisticated black
* Stuck on roses, yes, you hear me roses, but not just any old roses, oh no! Crazy Rub-On roses I discovered in the paper crafts section of my local John Lewis, they work like temporary tattoos or something, you just peel off the protective layer and rub them on, so they're really easy to apply Smiley

^^those are the toe caps, obv, where I stuck most of the flowers

thats the Chuck Taylor logo on the left shoe, I only put a flower on there on the left shoe

thats the back of the left shoe, sorry about the blurryness, its hard to take a pic of  Undecided

So yes, Those are my converse, I'm quite proud of them now, they're a nice wee change, and  now I'm working the English-Country-Garden look, heheheh Cheesy

Although, they have black laces in them at the moment, cos i put the white ones into wash, should I leave the black laces in? Or change then back to white? If that would maybe go better with the roseyness?

 Opinions? Comments? Thoughts?
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7  My Very Own Dress Form in Completed Projects by JemaJemaJema on: August 21, 2005 06:55:04 AM
I just finished making my very own dress form, yay! Its made from duct tape.

My dress form

Full length view You can see the wooden pole that holds it up and the outdoor umbrella stand which holds the whole thing up

Zoom-In You can see the wee piece of wood at the top and the pole sticking out

Wearing my favorite top and my new necklace

I got a tutorial off craftster by using the search feature, but I can tell you how it's done if you like.

 Comments? Constructive criticisms??
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8  Crazy Curtain Skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by JemaJemaJema on: August 09, 2005 08:11:22 AM
This is my crazy curtain skirt! Made from my old living room curtains! It's basically a circle skirt except that I couldn't be bothered to cut it into a circle after I had just cut it in to a square. But I like the pointy-ness, I think it looks kinda cool.
There is a tutorial here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12439.0 on Craftster that you can use if you are interested. Instead of using a waistband I used the top of the curtains, which were pencil pleat, so it's reinforced. The skirt isn't actually finished yet, I haven't hemmed the bottom I've only glued it up, I'll sew it tomorrow when the glue is dry.
I also haven't finished the top of the skirt, as I really can't work out how to make button holes on my sewing machine.

As modelled by me, please excuse my stomach, it's just the way I'm standing honestly! lol

A zoom-in of the pattern on the fabric

Any ideas of how I can finish the top of the skirt?? Help please!
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9  Black and Pink Dragon Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by JemaJemaJema on: August 09, 2005 07:56:55 AM
I made this bag ages ago, as a sortof testing thing when I got my new sewing machine, but I remembered it this morning and took some pictures.

As modelled by my bed.

A zoom-in of the dragon motif.

The bag is made from plain ol' black cotton and the pink dragon cam from and old pair of trousers, it's stuck on using bondaweb. (At least I think it's called that) I made it from just looking at a bag I got at Topshop
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10  Shell Pot in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by JemaJemaJema on: August 09, 2005 07:51:32 AM
I decorated this pot a couple of weekends ago and totally forgot to post it so here it is!

As modelled by my newspaper covered table in my garage!

In my garden, nothing in the pot, as you can see! But I plan to put something in it like a seagrass to go with the shell theme.

The pot was very easy to decorate. It's just a plain(although it did have stripe-y ridges on it but they are mostly covered by the bottom ring of shells, you can still see some above and below it)  terracotta pot that I got form B&Q for 1. The shells are from the Mediterranean sea and i used normal bathroom grout.
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