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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Sweatshirt to Graduation Gift on: June 13, 2009 10:06:44 AM
I haven't posted anything in forever due to senior year being super busy-- therefore I think it's entirely appropriate that the first new post is a graduation gift! My insanely smart friend is going to MIT next year, and a well-meaning friend's mom gave her an old sweatshirt. Apparently at Catholic schools (which this mom went to), it's cool to have something old and beaten up with the school logo? Anyway, I joking suggested I could make something out of it for her, and she took me up on it.

The result:

The bottom:

It's a fully washable pillow case. I covered up the paint splotches with the strategically-place flowers, while the bottom unbuttons so you can remove the pillow. Also, I slipped an old photo of us into the pocket Smiley

I hope she likes it!
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Product Review Suggestions on: March 14, 2009 12:00:34 PM
This is a great idea Smiley

I'd love to hear some reviews of interchangeable knitting needles. I've come across a couple different sets, and I wonder which one actually works the best/ are always preferable to buying one-size needles.

Here's one kind:
3  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Super Choco-Lemon Cupcakes on: March 12, 2009 12:00:17 PM
That looks amazing!

Hm, I bet baking vegan is great when you're in a dorm sans milk and eggs... I hadn't thought of that before...
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Another Shrinky Dinkaholic on: August 20, 2008 02:47:52 PM
*thud* <-- The sound of me whacking my forehead for not thinking of the embossing powder trick Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Come on Crafsters! Get Drawn!! on: August 11, 2008 09:14:29 AM

As a suggestion, I'm kind of in the same situation, and I've found that deviantart is a great way to find free models:

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Elise, AKA, giant paper mache sculpture on: July 27, 2008 04:58:35 PM
I've spent this past month at a very neat art program. Actively encouraged by great teachers and passively by years of craftster cruising, I tackled a huge project. Here is the result in its six foot glory:



Front closeup:

I was inspired by that feeling when you finally achieve a sort of release. The part you see is entirely paper mache, though it's supported by a wood/cardboard/chicken wire structure.


I achieved the bronze look by applying a base coat of black, then rubbing gold acrylic on to the most prominent parts with my hands, a rag, and the occasional brush for scratch marks.

I used cardboard for the mache, so it was relatively transportable. I seem to be the only one that likes it though, so it's probably going to take up residence in the basement for some time.  Undecided

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rainbow Patchwork Skirt on: July 27, 2008 11:25:30 AM
I just hit the "this rocks" button!

It's gorgeous. That makes is practical, for clothing. Plus it looks really comfy!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Passport Save the Dates! (Picture-Heavy) on: July 13, 2008 06:01:00 PM
This makes me want to get married!  Grin

Awesome job!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: peek-a-boo! on: June 22, 2008 06:38:55 AM
Aaaahh! I love it! Too adorable  Cheesy
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Huge, manly messenger bag of awesomeness, with dragons!! (LOADS of pics..) on: June 14, 2008 07:11:03 AM
Sweet! And totally manly. I'm inspired to make a messenger bag for my brother now, though he's still at the age that I might replace the fancy patch with trogdor or something Wink
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