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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Kickass Heels on: June 09, 2010 12:02:05 PM
I've been paint on and off for two weeks and finally they are done! I've had these shoes for a while and they are the comfiest heels ever! But the heels had become scuffed after being my go-to heel for the past two or three years. After picking up a similar looking heel at the thrift store for two bucks I finally plucked up the courage to risk ruining my favorite shoes. But I didn't ruin them and personally I think they look fabulous considering my poor painting skills.

I painted them using acrylic paint. Afterward I sprayed it with a seal. I'm all about fixing things instead of replacing them, so the the paint is partly functional. I'll definitely wear these a lot longer painted than if the scuffs got worse. They were starting to look a little worn out.

Closer view of the waves

Better view of the skull

In progress

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2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My First Baby Sweater on: February 17, 2010 09:39:55 AM
my pattern  Grin It's for a friends baby. She doesn't like baby pink, so I thought this would suit her better.

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-Sarah Jane
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Meet the Flintstones! on: November 01, 2009 11:24:15 PM
My amazing boyfriend agreed to go with me to our friend's Halloween party as Fred and Wilma Flintstone! I made both the costumes, my own patterns. Mine was made from his works old polo shirts (they were slated for the trash since they have the old logo on them) and his was made with orange flannel and peel and stick felt. My necklace was carved floral foam (the green kind) that was then painted. I could have saved a lot of clean up by using those white Styrofoam balls but they were two uniform in size to look like Wilma's rock necklace. It gave a nice rocky-texture too.

My hair isn't as dark as it looks in this photo. It's auburn in real life.

I think we make an awesome Fred and Wilma. What do you think? =)
4  COOKING / Dessert / Mercury Free Sushi! on: September 25, 2009 02:10:10 AM

My prego friends baby shower was a potluck so I made a mess of desert sushi. She's a sushi lover but stopped eating it because of concerns of mercury, thus my decision for desert sushi.

The first row is rice crispy treats filled with gummy worms, wrapped in fruit roll up.
The second row is marshmallow, wrapped in fruit roll up, with little cut up pieces of twistlers to look like fish eggs.
The third row is rice crispy, swedish fish and a little bit of fruit roll to hold it in place.

I didn't get a picture in time, people ate them quick.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tattoo Purse on: August 12, 2009 06:21:24 PM
I made this for my best friends 21st birthday. Guess what her name is?

I used black canvas and acrylic paints and should've used fabric medium in them but didn't know better until afterwards.

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Sarah Jane
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The June Dress on: June 19, 2009 11:02:35 PM
I started this dress ages ago, botched the top of it and I finally got around to finishing it a few days ago. It's not perfect but its one of best clothing items so far. My pattern. I used some cheap  $1.50 a yard fabric from Walmart so no idea what it is, but it stretches just enough to not have a zipper. I have some left over and I'm not sure what to do with it, it might be enough so a skirt but I think two items of clothing with the same fabric is repetitive. Any Ideas??

sorry for blur

the back:

It's probably not everyone's style but I love it. I wore it tonight to a Johnny Cash tribute concert in the park, in the heart of Folsom (yes that Folsom, from Folsom Prison Blues) which was a lot of fun. ^_^

This dress is the essence of summer session in college. Cool, fun, casual but argyle always represents collegiate-ness to me.

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Sarah Jane
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Steampunk Necklace on: June 12, 2009 11:15:49 AM
I made this steampunk necklace for a friend of mine. It's for her birthday but that was in May... I still haven't gotten it to her.  Sad

But it's finished!  Smiley

Close up!

I made the heart and wings with supersculptey and then painted it. It's not perfect but the first piece of real jewelry I've made.

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8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Help with Curtains! on: June 11, 2009 10:00:24 PM
I live in an apartment (although that may be an overstatement) and it comes with really ugly curtains, the kind on a pully system. I dig the pully part of them but the actual curtain is heinous. It's a dingy offwhite with random threads of brown that just make it look dirtier. I have no idea how to make these look good.

Unfortunately the only place we have to put our desks is right against the window. I'm kinda at a loss. The rest of the room I have figured out but this is stumping me.


needless to say, the apartment isn't clean right now. It's getting closer though.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / A Dress Up Tea Party on: June 02, 2009 02:16:27 PM
My best friend of 8 or 9 years (lost count lol) is living two states away in Washington with her hubby who is in the army. He's being deployed again for Iraq in August which sucks really bad. She'll be visiting in July so I want to throw her the most awesome Tea Party ever.

It's going to be a Dress-Up Tea party.  I'm planning on having a box of old lady type lacy hats and gloves and scarves for people to dress up in. Lots of crocheted doillies and pretty floral china from the thrift store. I'm going to make tea wallets as favors. Children and men are going to be very welcome to join in our silly fun.

I was wondering if anyone could think of games/activities for adults and kids?
Decorations and food?

We're not sure where it's going to be held. We have two options: A nearby park, or if weather turns uncomfortably hot my apartment has a rec room we can use.

Any ideas?
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Grim Fandango Art on: May 29, 2009 10:13:08 PM
I'm a Grim Fandango nut and about a year ago I painted this piece based on the art from The Blue Casket entrance in the game. My hope is to one day have an outdoor patio lounge area for smoking hookah that is Blue Casket themed. Someday...  Smiley

I used acrylic paint on a canvas board. 11x 14 I think. I stole the frame from some ugly art that my mom had.

To those unfamiliar with the game, it's a PC game from 1998. It is a Lucas Arts adventure game based in the land of the dead and have influences from aztec beliefs and architecture and the film noir genre. It's awesome! Even if stupid Vista won't allow me to install it properly. Stupid Vista! But that's why god invented my boyfriends computer!  Cheesy

Any grim fandango fans out there on craftster?
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