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1  textbook pillowtop 101 in Completed Projects by wannabesupercrafty on: January 27, 2005 09:33:24 PM
first of all let me express my apologies to the authors of Prentice Hall America: Pathways to the Present that i felt that it their textbook served more purpose as a pillowtop.  Roll Eyes

-start with a textbook (or large hardback book)
-create a paper bag cover, 4th grade style
-cut out a piece of cardboard the size of the front of the book
-cut out a piece of fabric (mine was a ridiculous pink 60's floral.. mainly because this was a trial run) a bit larger than the piece of cardboard
-hot glue (unless you have a better glue/material to use instead) the bottom part of the fabric to the cardboard, then one of the sides, making nice corners
-fill with cotton batting (but just the loose kind, not the kind for quilts)
-pull the fabric tight and hot glue the 3rd side
-fill in any sparse spots with the batting
-pull the fabric tight and glue the 4th side
-now just hot glue this little creation to the front side of your book cover and voil!

sleeping in class will never be the same again

the possible problems?
-maybe like colored duct tape or something to seal the edges as right now they are bad eyesores.

-my rough handling of my textbooks as they are transported to locker, home, class, locker, home, class over and over again.
-oh and of course getting caught sleeping in class

suggestions? ways to improve it? i'm open to anything and everything. Cool

oh, btw if i were to do this again, after making the paperbag cover, i would tape (or do something) so that the pillowtop would not lift up the upper part of the cover -- if that made any sense

sorry if i posted this in the wrong area, i couldn't really think of where to put it.  Undecided
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2  Re: Napoleon Dynamite shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by wannabesupercrafty on: July 25, 2004 10:13:49 PM
I made one. i used this iron on. it was bizarre i actually have a shirt just like the one napoleon wears so i thought it was really fitting to put the iron on on that shirt. it's posed on my DIY duct taped tailor's dummy <excuse her pink bra>. what a fun shirt... i'm gonna wear it everywhere now.  Tongue

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3  Re: Bra Purses in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wannabesupercrafty on: July 20, 2004 11:51:34 PM
wow yours looks awesome puppygirl!

i made one too and i think puppygirl and i used very similar bras.  Wink



wahoo what a fun project! it's amazing what you can do with a glue gun!  Cheesy
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4  Re: Simple Crafts for CAMPERS? in Discussion and Questions by wannabesupercrafty on: July 06, 2004 04:27:35 PM
i always bead whenever i'm camping... its so much fun!
i think a lot of the girls would enjoy beading if you bought a variety of beads and just plain elastic
a couple of years ago at camp we made sand candles.

as i remember with the candles, we used paraffin (?) wax with crayons for coloring.
my not so perfect candles

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5  Re: **CHECK THIS! Journals from Cassette Single Sleeves!** in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wannabesupercrafty on: July 01, 2004 11:32:02 PM
this was so much fun!
incredible tutorial!!   Grin

i'm only 15 so i've never bought a cassette in my life. there was only one cassette single in the house so i used it --whitney houston

i used ribbon to tie and kept original flap

euh pink and white paper and black embroidery floss. i would suggest not using the entire 4 threads of the floss, it was hard to fit through the holes and i ended up getting frustrated halfway through and breaking the floss and had to restring, but i was smarter that time and only used 2 threads of my 4 thread floss.

great project... i love it... now i'm off to try video cassettes!  Kiss
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6  Re: Big Pillows in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by wannabesupercrafty on: June 30, 2004 06:59:13 PM
okay... so a bit wacky, but.. i took a huge 2x size thermal shirt and stuffed it with A LOT of stuffing. i've had it for about 3 years now so it is beginning to become a bit mishapen. but its fun and unexected and the arms are good for reading

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7  Family Cookbook in Recipes and Cooking Tips by wannabesupercrafty on: June 17, 2004 05:01:12 PM
The family cookbook
The idea started while two of my aunts were floating on our summer vacation at Lake Shasta last year. They thought Wouldnt it be great if we could get together all of our familys recipes?!?! So they sent out letters to my big Mormon family telling them to submit all of their favorite recipes. Then I tediously typed up all the recipes (grrthat sucked up my entire summer) and then we had ourselves a family cookbook. The book has 200+ recipes from practically everyone in the family (I have a huge extended family). Recipes range from Potato Cheese Soup to Get-A-Guy-Brownies to Cranberry Bread.  All the recipes were typed up, copied, and put in a binder for each family member.  Dividers with a family photo and category heading were added. I think its a great way to preserve my familys history. Although it does guarantee youll become a good cook by trying out all the recipes (case in point: me. I cant cook to save my life)

picture of cover (sorry for fuzziness)

a couple of dividers

my first time posting pics so i hope it works! i'm crossing my fingers  Undecided
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