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161  naked lunch silkscreen t in Screen Printing: Completed Projects by annette on: May 22, 2004 10:34:17 PM
i love the movie _naked lunch_ and i was kicking around the idea of making a silkscreen for a while--i don't know why it took me so long!  i made it with my print gocco...this is the first print i made from the screen and it's a little janky, but i still think it's cute as a bug!
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162  Re: Butterick 3134 - skirt in Sewing Pattern Reviews by annette on: May 16, 2004 10:43:50 PM
i've made a couple of skirts from this same pattern and i love them...but i'm always sort of half-assed about my zippers and waistbands because i don't really know how to sew and i just fake it a lot.  here's the latest--with it, i'm cleverly hiding the top of the zipper in the crazy wasteband with an appalling felt pin i made.  Wink

this one i manage to hide the entire janky zipper WITH the weird waistband.  i call it a "side tie" and act like it's supposed to be there.  right now it's pinned with a cute felt flower pin i got in a trade, but i'm working on a butterfly pin for it.

anyway, just wanted to share because your cute skirt totally inspired me to go buy the pattern and give it my half-assed best.
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163  Re: buttons cuff in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annette on: May 16, 2004 08:45:56 PM
my "process" is a little on the tedious side, but you sort of get into it after a while...i wish i could draw a diagram that didn't look like more of a mess than a help!
basically, you have your four-hole buttons and they all have to be exactly the same size.  (as an aside, i can't believe how hard it is to find big amounts of same-sized buttons...and it gets pricey buying cards of five at a time!)  maybe this picture is easier to see: 

make sure you use a thread that doesn't stetch much because the tension is important...loop the thread from the button hole on button A to the button hole on button B twice and then loop it around the loop, itself, twice and tightly and then poke the needle through the next hole and do the same...make one long strip of buttons, however long you want it to be and then add the second row hooks up to the side holes and time marches on...
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164  buttons cuff in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annette on: May 16, 2004 08:19:11 PM
i originally started this as a project to make a bag, but the buttons are too darned small...so i aborted this at cuff size and ordered some bigger buttons.  i think it's pretty cute, actually, but i am looking forward to finishing the original project once i get the bigger buttons.  Smiley

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165  Re: Record bowls, easiest gift ever! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annette on: May 07, 2004 07:42:12 PM
i finally got around to making three of these this evening and i really couldn't believe how fun and easy it was...i think i'm going to try to make some more with the old records from the library and see if the kids will buy them as a fundraiser.  it's zero cost on materials, so anything i made would be a profit, more or less...unless i end up in the hospital with respiratory issues!

i used a terra cotta flower pot that was pretty much the same diameter as the middle of the record...consequently, the pots fit right in them, if i wanted to call them planters, or whatever...
i reeeeeally want to do a picture disk, but i don't want to sacrifice any of mine! 
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166  $12.99 ikea toybox in Completed Projects by annette on: April 25, 2004 08:18:39 PM
picked up this toybox this afternoon--just couldn't resist.  i decoupaged it with an old deck of chinese horoscope cards i've had forever with a little gold paint in the modgepdge...then painted the wood parts with a cheap-ass combo of blue/green/sparkly gold paint.  the shiny gold made it hard to take flash pictures, but i think it's pretty cool.

(notice modge podge on the messy floor beneath...)

sorry if it's overkill on the pictures.  i'm just happy i could follow a project through to its fruition.  lately i'm too easily distracted.
must be spring fever!
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167  Re:Barbie Shoes bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by annette on: April 12, 2004 12:39:32 PM

here is one of the bracelets i made--i've been in a frenzy lately.  they are also super super  cute as wineglass charms, different shoe styles and beads for each.  then you can use those manly hiking books and such.
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168  Re:t-shirts in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by annette on: March 31, 2004 07:57:34 PM
yeah, blankshirts carries bella and they are nice shirts and really inexpensive.  in fact, i just did some iron ons on them tonight!
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169  Re:UN-BIRTHDAY SWAP (sign up closed ; mail your craft by 3/24/04) in The Swap Gallery by annette on: March 31, 2004 06:15:41 PM
yay!  got my gift today--thanks pseudola!  here's the picture...totally reminded me that i REALLY need to learn to crochet.  Smiley

thanks, again!  it's all wonderful and you are just as talented as me or anybody...don't sell yourself short!
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170  anatomy chart box in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by annette on: March 14, 2004 11:37:52 AM
i should have been working on the unbirthday swap, the deco swap and/or the atc swap.  instead, i decided my trusty badge-a-minit deserved some swanky new digs:

all the images are from an anatomy chart supply catalog i got at school.  i'm in love with it, though for some reason i used the jankiest black paint ever around the corners.  i think i'm going to cover it with some sporty grosgrain ribbon or something.
anyway, random post.  just thought i would share a different type of body for a change.  
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