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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / bubble type hem dress on: July 04, 2007 08:00:03 AM
hullo. i made this for my graduation ceremony, and now i wear it everywhere coz its super comfy.

just felt like posting something coz i havnt in ages, feel free to comment. mwa. love to all.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / houndstooth 80's bubble dress.... hot or horrific? on: February 22, 2007 04:51:39 AM
well, i wipped this up in about an hour, coz i have to wear something blue to a pty i am attending sat nite, and my wardrobe came up nada.

so... hot or not?

(please ignore the bra straps)

so, tell me improvements, things you like, etc.


3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / help please: a source of cheap bails, even if not great quality. on: February 02, 2007 06:30:44 AM
does anyone know of a cheap store (online if not in australia) where i could get some cheap bails for making my jewellery?

if you can help, i will adore you forever.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / $2 shop bandanas > AUSTRALIA DAY corset style button-up top on: January 23, 2007 04:15:17 AM
Well, there's this tradition of wearing the flag in highly fashionable ways to your city's firework celebrations. So, while i canoodle with my boyf on the 26th, i will be styling it with this very trendy little number:

thanks for looking,
...and dont forget.....
i love comments!
edit: ive put a sort of mini tute somewhere in this thread.
edit#2: i used no-sew hemline tape from spotlight to keep the bottom and top hemlines in pleace (i love that stuff... it made mt ball gown all the nicer... and i diddnt have to spend hours blind stitching, which i HATE!!!)
          i used about 2 and a 1/4 standard sized bandanas for this project
          i will attempt a tute when i have more time on my hands.
          i advise putting straps on a top like this, as its a pain in the butt to be hoiking it up all day. i know.
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / NEW PICS UP!!! wedding shoes to gothicy/sexy pumps. painting leather=ikk. on: January 19, 2007 01:00:04 AM
hey. well, i am finished and completed them, its just the "finished" pictures are at my mums, so i'll keep you waiting for them. i loved the shape of the side of these shoes (but didnt like the line of the shoe where the shoe is open near my toe), and theyre really good quality shoes, but i got them in an oppy for AUS$7.50... what a steal!!

so along came some cheap ribbon, sandpaper, thread, red and black acrylic paints, sharpie, gloss, and some brushes, to make them into shoes that i love, and definitly are "the sex"..... cant wait to wear them out! i of course covered the funny toe-open line...

the shoes!

the awesome scallop edging....

and the funny toe-open line...

_____________EDIT:THE FINISHED PICTURES _____________

...ps: comments make my day Grin

i have recently made another pair, very similar, but they are too small for me. They fit in the op-shop, but i must have had a "small-feet" day or something, because they havnt fit me scince. They are silver/pewter in colour, and have a black bow like the red ones. the heel is the pewter/silver colour. If anyone would like to do a swap for them, I'd be deligted, just pm me and we'll sort out foot measurements/etc.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / worry rabbit and worry doll on: November 16, 2006 09:36:24 PM
well, i really could have done with these for my exams i just finished, but i was studying instead of crafting, and boy, did it take a lot of willpower.

they fit into your palm, so you can hold and play with them when youre worried. and i need to learn blanket stith, because ive just made it look like it, but its not really. and it took twice as damn long that way, im sure of it.

worry rabbit:

and the front and back of the worry doll, of which i dont really like the eyes or the heart. oh well.

please comment, and thanks for looking.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / TUTORIAL LIST- clothing recons [last update:Jan 09]--see newer post on: October 08, 2006 11:06:18 AM
Administrator Comment The new official list of tutorials in Clothing: Reconstructed can be found here:

well, we all know how much we love sifting through pages of stuff to find a tute for a pillowcase skirt Roll Eyes...not. so, with liberal amounts of inspiration from jimi, i decided to start making a tute list for clothing recons.

feel free (in fact id love some help) to pm any you find on this board to me... thankyou. and, as allways, if you have a problem with yours being listed, pm me, and I'll remove it.  Grin

This post is looking for a new master, as i don't have as much time as i used to and this list deserves a lot more love than what i'm giving it. xo

applique wings - Cloned Bravo

lined halter dress (dinosaur dress) - Roethke

spaceship dress - Roethke

mini dress - Jesse Phoenix

zippered bedsheet circle skirt - Pink_Dinosaur

long flannel-sleeved top - artistic_luncacy

duct tape clothing - dreamer_gal

curtains sundress - k0nstantine9

fingerless biker gloves from socks - Brewster

halter top - ghetto_fabulous

collar dress from plus size tee - tamagotchi

easy tube top - smarmyclothes

braided boob tube top - IzzyBella

ruffled jeans mini skirt - HotCarl

waistband and pleats skirt - jan_on_ice

rusched front shirt with puffed sleeves - littlepierre

baseball sleeves - littlepierre

Grecian draped tank - strawberrytart

waves halter top - indigo flower girl

shrug and double handkerchief skirt - Bailey

ruffled skirt - frankierevolver

button-up halter top - artemicia  

necktie hat - rickrackruby

necktie corset belt - rickrackruby

twin sheet dress - betony

necktie roses - rickrackruby

lining your hoodie hood - littlepierre  

felted mittens - Waxwing  

girly hoodie - Mezzi

harley tshirt with puffy sleeves - Kaiser Scissorhands

tshirt to shrug - laura1121

stocking rainbow faerie wings - indiexoxkittie

sweatshirt to jacket/blazer - antarctica

drawstring top - abblie

tshirt neckline and sleeve mod - leentje

sleeveless polo top and arm warmers - HungryHippo

beatles and tapezoid sundress - lrj7

hood - 10_6madhatter

plaid top - mickermoodles

easy peasy shirt to skirt - Roethke

one shoulder tie up side top - kittenkattbrat

resizing a cutifying shirts - letsread

spiderman pleated skirt - GoombaLoveDisaster

easy breezy apron - bonberri

flat feld seam - sallysparks

pj bottoms, a bad fit to good - thixle

skirt from huge pants - susank

pillowcase skirt - the craftster admin (leah)    [or lekkner... i dont get it.]

old sweater to mittens, scarf and headband - bumblev

too big to form fitting shirt - the craftster admin (leah)

sweater to beanie hat - pleaseelise

winter t-shirt surgeries - ohmystars

full length easy apron - Bacall

flared to skinny leg jeans - bizooey

hot nurse dress - violentjayne

tshirt to underwear - carinalou

pillowcase apron - raina

two pillowcases into a waistbanded dress - kluvlove

mens oxford > collared halter top with ruffle - Drea4545

big button down shirt to puffy sleeved top - Jessiesmess  

resising tshirts the easy/different way - snowtigress

mens button down > cute cap sleeved top - Paperdaisies

kitty hat from one peice of fabric - snowtigress

noelle designer straplessdress - loukr

too big wool sweater to felted/fulled fitted jacket - pamelabee

pillowcase to skirt - juniperl13

ripped jeans to monster pants - dooney

tee shirt to no sew-skirt - Rococopop

oversized sweatshirt to mod-esque capelet - AllieAnalogue

oversized tshirt to tank-top dress - Magnavox

man sweater to womens empire waisted cardigan - MrsBowles

tshirt to halter top - appleshannon
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / the new trend:ribbon covered bangles...TUTE! - morbidly obese in the image area on: September 29, 2006 07:46:08 AM
EDIT - please excuse my teen talk all the out of dateness. will leave this up as the tute is still ok.
x Lauren Nov 2010

Hello. my mum brought back some bangles from london went she went to visit rellies. so i was ahead of the fashion for about....3 weeks. lol, oh well. i really like them, but i dont feel like shelling out 20 bucks for a whole collection, so, being a craftster, the cogs started grinding and i came up with these....enjoy and please comment.

originals (ie inspiring work Tongue):

*check end of tute for material substitution ideas*
stuff you'll need: pringles can (or cardboard/plastic loop, i spose), scissors, craft knife, ribbon, super glue, gluestick glue, quilting padding (i dont know what its called...batting? the stuff you use between quilts, anyway), pins, milk bottle (or anything you can get strips of plastic from, try old stationary files, food packaging, toy packaging, etc).

so, cut the cardboard/plastic loop, or cut your pringles can. make sure you can fit it over your hand when the loop is closed. make sure the cuts are evenly spaced and straight, as it'll look like poo if you dont. make it as chunky/wide as you want.(sour cream is my favourite flavour Grin)

cut two peices out of the batting. Both the length of wrapping around the bangle(make it a tad longer to be safe, im not one for living dangerously when it comes to having to cut stuff all over again), one about 1/4 inch (or almost centimeter, if you're like me and live in a country which has moved on from imperial measurements) in from the width of the bracelet, the other a 1/4 inch (1cm) overlapping the width:

glue-stick the padding to the bangle, centring the skinny one first, then the thick one over the top, the thick one will overhang the pringle loop.

make sure the "joins" are in differnt places for neatness/shape sake

now, cut some long strips of the plastic, and just bend them inside the bangle, this is for stiffness and structural strength Tongue

get your ribbon, and pin it in place (you can superglue/e6000 it if you have the patience, but i dont, so meh)

then wrap baby, wrap! make sure you tuck the overlapping padding inside the bangle

once you've covered it all, cut off the extra, leaving the ribbon to end halfway in the inside of the bangle. pin in place. (you can take out the pin from earlier now)

now, superglue/e6000 it there. i guess fabric glue could work too.

and wait for it to dry, then wriggle the pins out. this is it completed, with "one i made earlier"...hehe

hope that was ok for a tute, make sure you post picks of any attempts here, or questions. seeya!

a sort of summary of helpful bits from the rest of the topic:
- some kicking versions from other craftsters can be found on pgs 2, 3, 4,5,7 and 13. hehe.
- you could wrap them in fabric, but you'd have to like the seam line.
- if the inside of the bangle gets messy, you can glue a loop of thick ribbon inside the bangle, to cover the mess.
- big handers can use tape rolls from packing tape, or make their own custom sized one from just a strip of stiff card or plastic, or a peice of a plastic drink bottle, etc. anything that is semi-stiff will work, just cut a strip of it and tape it into a loop.
- wrapping them in ribbon first and then with those ribbons that are made of lace. lace trim is the name i think.
- the thinner in width you make the bangle, the more plastic re-inforcement you're going to need.
- pvc pipe cut with a handsaw is also another cheap, easy and stronger option to the pringles loop.
- try wrapping headbands, loop earrings, barettes...
- you can also make your bangle open ended, if you've got a small wrist but big hands...there is a pic in this pile of pages... somewhere. Undecided
- one thrifty craftster used dryer lint instead of quilt batting! genius!
- and show me the results!!!!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / sony mp3 cozy cozie cover! with piping and a zip! oooooh! on: September 18, 2006 07:51:33 AM
well, i was asked for a tutorial for my cover i made for the bag challenge a while ago. so here it is (click on the links for bigger pix):

lining fabric
chord(as big as you want your piping)
sewing machine (i guess ur hands could do it, but it'd b hard!)
iron (for seaming)
a zipper
image of what you want your cut out peice to look like




then you should have something that looks like this (in structure at least):

please ask questions and comment if you feel so inclined.


10  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / has anyone found paper tape in perth? on: September 09, 2006 10:21:06 PM
hey all perthians.

have any of you happened in your travels to purchase or know the place of purchase where i can get me some paper tape? its like, paper, and its gummy on one side, and you wet it and stick it down and it goes stiff.
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