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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: creature i might have to keep instead of giving to my neice on: October 23, 2005 07:10:48 PM
i didnt use interfacing and it still stretches, thats how the eye got to be as big as it is!
i didnt think it looked that much like bambi, but i guess you cant escape it when making a deer. . .
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / creature i might have to keep instead of giving to my neice on: October 22, 2005 07:22:12 PM
a cute guy i've been hanging on to, now that i figured out how to post . . .

little fawn

made from polar fleece, which makes the softest stuffed creatures, i like it much better than felt
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: gray&blue "THING" . too short to be a dress but too long to be a top... on: October 22, 2005 05:32:20 PM
if it were me and i wanted to make the top part smaller while still keeping room for boobs i'd sew several tiny pin-tucks like three inches long or so right in the middle of the front.
also, that shirt is PERFECT for your project! I love this!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: aqua sweatshirt to jacket/blazer on: October 22, 2005 05:15:08 PM
wow it is so cool to get feedback! thanks!
if you understood how easy this was you'd laugh, but making a tutorial is HARD so bear with me

1. cut front of non-hoodie sweatshirt in half and cut off collar

2. fold down and iron (unless you are lazy like me)


3. turn inside out and get friend to pinch the back while you hold it closed to make the back darts (at least i think that's what they are called) and sew

4. (this part is kinda complicated and can be skipped if you sew the darts all the way up to the shoulder) cut across back and UP around arms from armpit to shoulder
5. pin from center lining the shoulderblade strip up with the newly-narrower waist part and sew
6. sew around armhole
7. cut excess dart fabric out of back and sew together in the middle (cuz its not really big enough otherwise) then cut to pleasing collar-shape (unlike my ugly drawing Roll Eyes)
8. center and attach to old collar/neck part
9. wrap yourself up and pin with funky pin or use buttons if you are that talented Grin

ok, i hope that was coherent
happy crafting!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: redhead tinkerbell. . . whoops on: October 21, 2005 04:36:36 PM
the wings are so easy. cut out the shape of one wing piece from a few layers of tulle (or one layer i guess but this way the color shows more).  Then sew a piece of heavier-gauge wire to the top. thread thin-gauge wire through the holes in the tulle to make the veins, which is the only slightly tough part. stick 'em together with more wire, (the industrial look is part of their charm!) make straps of wire or whatever and prance or frolick or brood, whatever suits your personality!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Another jeans to skirt recon. Only mine's awesome. on: October 21, 2005 04:21:06 PM
i've never seen a jeans-to-skirt that i would really wear before yours! that is perfect!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / aqua sweatshirt to jacket/blazer on: October 21, 2005 04:16:14 PM
i don't think i've seen this before, but it was SUPER simple. i got the idea from a similar urban outfitters  thing

plain sweatshirt:

to jackety-thing:


i am wearing a pin to keep it closed but i will probably get some nice buttons. . .
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / redhead tinkerbell. . . whoops on: October 19, 2005 08:58:55 PM
my duct-taped eames chair wearing a variation on wings i made years ago that were ugly and got crushed anyway. . .

made into a lovely tink costume (i hope). my own variaton on her outfit, but better than buying from the Disney store!

too bad i forgot halloween was coming up and i dyed my hair red for fall. . .  

sorry about the messy room.
p.s. this is my first post!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Dandelion Mural on: September 12, 2005 11:32:48 AM
they look a little bit like sparklers too . . . but i love it either way! Grin
10  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: Amherst, MA on: August 28, 2005 11:44:28 AM
I go to umass too! Im afraid at this point i dream more than i make, but i'll get around to making some of the stuff in my little notebook of ideas someday. . .
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