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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simply Spray Creations on: June 09, 2008 09:46:33 AM
It seems like it has been forever since I posted a project on here. So as my first post back from my long hiatus, I bring to you.... Simply Spray Creations!

I won the Resuable Tote bag Challenge way back when and my prize was an awesome collection of Simply Spray fabric paints. I finally was able to put them to good use. My daughters school has a field day every year and all of the classes tye dye tshirts for this event. Every year we use buckets adn RIT dye to make cool shirts, but this year I decided that my daughters class was going to have the coolest shirts ever!

I let all the kids make their own thsirts and they even got to personlize it with a stencil of their choice (came with the simply spray paints).

My oldest daughters class had actually tye dyed their class shirts the old way and my daughter was really unhappy with how it turned out, so we fixed it up with the simply spray and she was so happy with the end result. original the shirt was orange and green (RIT dye) and she brightened it up with purple and blue and added a flower stencil (which did bleed a little when she got wet on the water slide)

Everyone said that our classes had the best shirts! So thank you to Craftster for giving me such a fun craft prize!

I really love the Simply Spray products. They are really easy to use and you can do so many different types of projects with them...even spray paint a couch!
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Slipper Swap on: January 05, 2008 10:12:04 AM
I started a thread a while back sharing a slipper pattern that I made. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127333.0

It got such a great response from people on this board, that I thought it would be fun to have a slipper swap. Everyone in that thread really made some fantastic slippers. So if there are any interested people in doing a slipper swap, post here and maybe we can get one started!

You can use my pattern in the link above or any pattern you'd like.

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / We Are So Doomed Recon on: November 19, 2007 09:01:03 AM
I am absolutely in love with this recon! I purchased this shirt from Tinaseamonster on Etsy ( I own two of her fabulous shirts) and decided to jazz it up a bit and turn it into a hoodie.

I used some left over striped knit fabric that I had lying around and I think it turned out pretty darn good!
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skulligan (skulls+cardigan) on: November 10, 2007 12:47:49 PM

One thrift store tee (Banana Republic Short Sleeved Mens size medium)

1 yard of aawesome skull flannel

3 yards of black cotton edging

3 hook and eye sets

I cut off the sleeves of the mens shirt and saved the hem of each sleeve. Using the sleeve from the old tee, I traced the base and then free handed the arm length on some skull fabric. Next I sewed up the sleeves and used the old sleeves hemming for the new sleeves. I attatched the new sleeves to the old grey tee.

Next, I cut the hemming off the grey tee and added a new border using the skull fabric. I also cut off the neck of the grey tee to make it wider. I cut down the center of the front of th etee to make an opening and attatched the black cotton edging all around the edge (including the neck area).

Sew on three hook and eye sets and you now have a Skulligan!

Here is the Skulligan hanging up. It looks wonky because I used a cotton (nonstretch edging) on a cotton stretch tee. Need to fix this so it lays better.

Here is the skulligan on me. It looks pretty good I think. It's nice and warm and really fits me well.
15  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / I'll stop the world and melt with you! on: August 02, 2007 01:47:17 PM
I think it is time for a challenge where people create things by fusing and melting. Inspired by awesome melted dino/toy soldier bowls I saw in the HOT NEW projects section, as well as my recent brush with fusing plastic bags.

I can only imagine the greatness this can bring out in our fellow crafters.
16  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / This IS a plastic bag! Recycled and very resuable! (Pictures of making of bag) on: August 01, 2007 09:47:38 AM
Okay so this challenge was the perfect one for me. I absolutely loved the idea of this challenge and just knew I had to come up with something so fantastic.

My bag is based on the cloth versions you can now see in every trendy boutique in LA and NYC. You know those cloth/canvas bags that say " Not a plastic bag" and cost anywhere from $100-400.

So I got to thinking, how cool would it be to make a reusable grocery/beach tote out of plastic bags, using that awesome tutorial you can find all over the internet. I made 9 panels of fused plstic bags (target bags) and then carefully sewed each panel together into the shape of a tote bag. I then lined the bag with red duct tape (2 layers) to give it a sturdier fabric and help it hold it shape.  I added two small pockets inside that are great for holding cellphones, wallets, coupons, keys, change...you name it it can hold it. The handles were constructed out of rolled up plastic bags (not fused) and then bound with red duct tape.

Then for fun I stenciled " THIS IS A PLASTIC BAG" on front. See you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars to be eco friendly!

So without anymore bells and whistles I give you:

A Plastic Bag!



17  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Into the mouth of a monster goes my yummy MP3player on: July 25, 2007 08:57:05 PM
Here is my latest crochet project. A cute little monster IPOD cozy, where the mouth is the opening.


This next picture is of the IPOD out of the cozy.


I am trying to use up my current stash of yarn, so I can feel better about buying more handspun stuff from Etsy.
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pink, Grey, Skull and stripey goodness! on: July 25, 2007 05:05:51 PM
Here is my latest crocheted hat.

19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Put Your Money Where Your Duct Tape Is on: July 19, 2007 07:20:06 AM

Another of my duct tape wallets. Smaller than my usual wallets.
20  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / Queen of Freedom Tiara (Updated with new photo) on: July 04, 2007 12:42:26 PM
Here is a mother and daughter entry for the challenge.

We started out making some kind of duct tape creation, but didn't know where it was going. As we moved further along, we noticed that the colors were very fourth of July and decided to keep the theme of freedom!

The base of the tiara is silver duct tape and the little "gemstones" are rolled up strips of duct tape. The white star is made from duct tape as well with a small shiny foil gemstone. The sparklers on top are made from tin foil.


I couldn't decide if it needed something else or not, so I went ahead and added a red white and blue band around the bottom.

Front view: UPDATED


 front views: ORIGINAL


Side view:

 We are both very proud of this challenge entry! It came out just perfect. Good luck to all those who entered.
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