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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: New girl. Picture heavy. on: August 29, 2006 11:35:16 AM
I used two bandanas to make the shirt.  One for the hood and one for the trim.  I'm glad every one loves it  Cheesy
2  UNITED STATES / West Virginia / Re: Where's everybody from??? on: December 13, 2005 06:37:58 AM
Martinsburg, WV and attending Shepherd University for graphic design
3  UNITED STATES / West Virginia / Re: Martinsburg, WV on: December 13, 2005 06:36:54 AM
I live in Martinsburg and I'm interested in getting together.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Easiest way to bind pages for a journal!!! *tutorial* on: December 10, 2005 06:57:49 PM
Computer paper is perfect.  I used 5 sheets so when I folded them I had a signature with 10 pages.  I got my paper for free from Office Max.  You can turn in an old ink cartridge for a free ream of paper!
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I have a month to gather trash!!! Please send me your trash! on: October 10, 2005 11:18:39 AM
Hi! My name is Tiffany.  A few friends and I entered a competetion to win the school's gallery space at our university.  Our idea was chosen!!!!!!  This is a big deal!!!

We are turning the gallery space into a bedroom that is made out of trash.  On the opening night my friends and I will be living in the room and we will be adorned in trash clothing.  The problem is that the school is giving us less time to get ready for the show than they origonally said.  We have about 3 weeks.

We need:

etcha sketches
pop tabs
bottle caps
neck ties
plastic bags
plastic caps from soda bottles
tomato soup can lables
packing tape
any neat trash items

If you would like to help out please send items to:
Tiffany Moreland
125 Iris Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401

I am willing to pay shipping and handleing on items or buy items.  It you would like to trade for some of my clothing, jewelry and other stuff my journal is www.livejournal.com/users/tinsil74

please email me at tinsil74@hotmail.com if you have any questions

Everyone who donates will be given credit in our show!  I will post pictures after the show is completed!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Super hot New Kids on the Block shirt!!!!!!! You know you're jealous! on: August 27, 2005 02:05:47 PM
I got a crap load of free clothes from a yardsale....3 shirts were new kids on the block!   I actually saw them when I was 5 and one of the shirts was from the tour! Woo hoo!

The shirt looks really bunchy in the back.  It's sewn pretty well, my butt is just too big for the shirt to be pulled straight.

I did try to make it look raw with a little bit of crappy topstitching and the un hemed bottom.

Comments/suggestions appreciated!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: gun stencil on: August 25, 2005 04:12:53 PM
I used this stencil on one of my shirts.


Don't do cardboard! I takes forever to cut and the stencils turn out crappy.  I would use freezer paper or contact paper.  Check out the tutorials in the stencil section, they're awesome.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Frumpy dumpster shirt turned into a *super cute* Air Supply shrug on: August 17, 2005 07:29:35 AM
Ok, this is my first tutorial, so if you cant understand it let me know. 

First, find a shirt that fits you well or resize one to fit you.

If you are going to stencil, I would do that now, so if you mess up you haven't done too much work.

Cut the shirt in the middle of the front.

Look up a picture of a shrug you like and make one of the front pieces look like it.  Fold the shirt in half so you can make both front pieces the same. Try it on and make sure it's what you want.  There should be a gap around an inch in the middle.

Now you need to decide what you want to do with the raw edges. You can hem them or add lace like I did.  I got my lace at walmart and It was only $1 for about 5 yards.  I also got the matching ribbon there for $.88.

I didn't hem the edges before putting on the lace, because I am lazy. It still looks good, but it's up to you.  I started on the side seam and worked my way around the shirt.  If it's a stretchy shirt, be sure not to pull the fabric as you sew on the lace.

The I cut four pieces of lace around 10 in long.  You should put on the shirt and decide where the ribbon woul look best  and place a pin there.  Fold the ribbon over at the end so you can cover the raw edge.  Then pin it on the shirt where you decided.  Sew close to the end.  I sewed over it a few times.  Then i would sew about 1/4 in to 1/2 in beside that, so the ribbon is study. 

I think that's it.

If that doesn't help and you would like a photo tutorial let me know.  It might be a week before I can post, because I just started college again this week.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Easiest way to bind pages for a journal!!! *tutorial* on: August 16, 2005 05:24:13 PM
what a clever idea! what is the thickness of the paper you used? just to get an idea.

I used recycled computer paper 5 sheets thick.  That'll make a 10 page signature, but you could probably do a few more sheets if you wanted.

Another tip:  Before you sew, make sure you have a long string at the top and then leave some extra threas at the bottom, so when you sew it doesn't pull out the stitches at the end.  I hope that makes sense.  You could also try backstishing...I haven't yet.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Easiest way to bind pages for a journal!!! *tutorial* on: August 13, 2005 06:43:53 AM
I just thought of this.  I tried to search to see if someone has already posted this, but I couldn't find anything. 

For those who are sick of the slowness of the coptic stich, how about machine sewing! 

First seperate your pages  into piles of five. 

Fold them in half.

Make sure your machine is on a straight stich, with the longest length.

Sew slowly on the fold...then *ta da*

Repeat until all piles are complete. 

Now you're going to fold all the pages and put them together with the sitches all in one direction.

Hold it together with binding clips, paper clips....whatever will work.

Now you're going to hand sew, so get your needle and thread.  Sew through the machine stiches.

This cut half the time off my journal making.
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