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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Painted shoes! on: February 24, 2006 04:12:10 PM
I found these ugly plain white mens shoes at walmart for like four bucks, so I bought them, thinking it could be fun to paint.  I had left over green paint from a different project, so I painted them both green around stars that I drew in with pencil.

As you can see, the pencil grid I drew (to help me draw the star outlines evenly) showed through the green paint.  Oh well.  They're still fun to wear.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / The sad tale of my lamp. on: January 10, 2006 09:24:52 AM
I just thought I'd share this story and find out if anyone else has had similar problems.

So I tried my hand at splicing wire.  What happened is that I thought I should do something constructive with my time, so I thought I'd make my own lamp.  I had a cord with a lightbulb from a previously existing lamp, electrical tape, scissors, and wire cutters, and how hard could splicing wire be?  For my lamp stand, I cut holes in the bottom of three Sprite cans, stacked them on top of each other, and taped them together with black electrical tape.  I wanted to thread the wire through the Sprite cans after I cut holes in the bottom, but the head wouldn't fit.  I could have made the holes bigger, but I didn't really want to do that, so I cut the cord.  After threading the wire through my "stand" I stripped the insulational plastic off the ends of my wires and then twisted them together, followed by taping the new section with the electrical tape.  It seemed pretty easy.  Then I plugged it in and was shocked, saw sparks, and promptly blew the fuse to my bedroom.  But ah, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

I think the problem was that the holes I'd cut on the bottoms of the cans to let the wire pass through had some sharp edges and actually cut into the wire causing the short.

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A stuffed blue bunny! ...Kinda on: December 16, 2005 05:19:41 PM
My first attempt at a stuffed animal.  I had this great really soft bright blue fleece fabric, and wanted to make something.  Anyway, I sort of made it up as I went along, and it turned itself into a rabbit.  And I gave him a nose, but he's got no eyes yet.  Anyway.  So yeah.

Fine.  So he doesn't really look like a rabbit... Oh well.  It was something to do, and since I was bored, it was fun.  He's a rabbit to me, so I named him Frank.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Wicked--a tote bag! on: October 09, 2005 04:46:14 PM
I've seen lots of Rent related items here, but I've hardly seen anything Wicked related, so I'm posting my tote bag.  Basically, I'd never used our sewing machine before, but I wanted to learn.  I thought a tote bag was the easiest thing to make that was practical as well for my first time, and since I was going to the national tour or Wicked at the end of the week (I just got back, it was great) I thought I'd make it Wicked themed.  The pictures are a little big; my apologies.  Here it is:

Sewn with black duck canvas, painted with acrylic paints mixed with fabric medium.

A close up of Glinda

And the inside, sort of a lime suede.

These pictures don't really show the color very well though.  For instance, Elphaba's lips on the bag are actually sort of a bright red on the bottom and a light coat of the red at the top like they're supposed to be.  You just can't tell Smiley  I actually found fabric of the exact same shade of green as on the real Wicked picture at Hobby Lobby, and I found the perfect green paint at Walmart.  They just look sort of dull and weird on the pictures.

I made it based on the Wicked logo/poster/cover picture:

Anyway, that's it.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / SHOWER CURTAIN RINGS on: September 01, 2005 01:46:45 PM
I have a bunch of navy blue shower curtain rings and I can't figure out what to do with them, but I thought some more creative people could come up with some good ideas/crafts.  Anyone?
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