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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Pillowcase -> tote/messenger bag.. Question on: May 14, 2006 06:57:12 AM
Ok i want to make http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6057572855&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ::1 <- that into a tote bag, but with long straps, so it'd be like a messenger bag. I don't have a sewing machine, so i was wondering what would I use to line the bag with, what stitch would I use?

Id like the Ariel picture facing up, so I'd probably have to cut the pillowcase in half..

I haven't bid on it, I'll probably find a similar thing on eBay over the summer.

Thank you!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Photo frame + antiquey tissue paper + ribbon = Earring holder! (+ tutorial) on: May 07, 2006 04:20:49 AM
I got some really pretty tissue paper in a craft shop ages ago, i thought it was so pretty i wanted to use for something. So one day i bought a cheap photoframe, got some of my pretty purple ribbons..

I just used some pva glue, decoupaged it onto the photoframe. but the layer was too thin, so i decoupaged another layer on so the pattern would come out more. I didn't like the garish gold colour, so around the edge of the frame i used the pva to stick the ribbon on.

I got the wire mesh in a hardware store. The holes small enough to fit earring wire through, it was easy to cut, so i got the glass from the photoframe traced it onto the wire, and used a scissors to cut it out so it would fit. To stick the wire to the frame, i used UHU all purpose glue, and i left it beside the radiator, added some more glue, then let it dry. And ta-da!

I think it looks really kitchsy/vintage. Very proud of it. And the purple matches my room!

Was the tut helpful? A bit basic, but its simple to make. And it makes a great gift.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / POW! Pop art mural.. on: April 29, 2006 09:50:04 AM
My mum was nagging me for ages to paint something on the wall in my little bro's room (he's 9). We had no idea what to put on it, but we wanted to keep in touch with the colour scheme of blue, red and yellow. So when i was in TKK MAXX, i got this cool offical DC batman logo t-shirt, and with the label was this awesome pop-art-ish "pow!" logo, and it was in the exact colours we needed. So i got some small sample pots of wall paint in Homebase, and some black paint (for outlining) that i think was for railings.. but what the hey. I didn't do the outlining for about 2months after, because my dad kept forgetting to get the paint.

But heres the result.. very pleased with it if i may so myself. My mum's at me now to do something else alongside it.  My brother wants something from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack and Sally. On the hill (like you can see on his poster, that me, the  coolest sis ever got for him 2 weeks ago when i was in England Tongue)

And you can see how it ties in with the curtains (tacky ones at that in my opinion, my mum got them).. and the lovely organisation of the posters.. i tidied them up for him last week. And i stuck those glow on the dark things on the wall, and in the bare space.

I love Pop art, and the comic book pictures.. hopefully when im all grown up with kids i'll have comic cook hero room for my little boy, or maybe the girl might get into it when she's older Wink
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Audrey Hepburn photoframe on: April 23, 2006 10:58:32 AM
I got a cheap photoframe for 2.50 in a delph store. So for my mates birthday (she loves Audrey) i printed b & w pics off audrey off the internet, cut them out and decoupaged (using pva glue) them on to the horrible gold photoframe (which i painted roughly with silver paint first). Then when the glue dried i got some clear varnish (just the kind you use to varnish doors) and ta-da! Audrey photoframe! People actually thought i bought it off eBay, i was chuffed.

I was making her "Holly Golightly in a box". So i made a Tiffanys box using an old shoebox and blue card.

Now for pictures...


(EDIT 26/4/2006 - Just corrected the title! Ugh, what a typo! thanks for all the lovely comments - if i can do it, believe me, anyone can!!!)
15  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / themed 18th birthday.... rockabilly/film noir? on: April 21, 2006 06:21:12 AM
Ok.. i'm turning 18 at Christmas (December 27th)... i know its early to be planning but I've got exams next year and i want to be planning this over the summer.

Ok its an 18th birthday with a difference. Usually, round here, (I live in the North-West of Ireland, bdw) people go for a meal, then get drunk in some nightclub. I don't want that.. everyone does it. And I'm really envious of all the awesome themed parties people have had on here.

What I want.. I'm not entirely sure.. make a 1920's theme? A speakeasy.. gangsters.. the party will mainly be girls as I don't know any guys, but I'll have to find some by Christmas! I don't know where to have it.. there is a local parish hall.. i have a huge garden out front though (I can take some pictures and psot them to give an idea) I was thinking of renting a DJ? But i don't know until i decide on a theme.

I LOVE films, and I hope to fit the birthday into a movie theme. Here are a list of the films I like...
Gone with the Wind, A Room with a View, Casablanca, Some like it Hot, Interview with the Vampire, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Godfather Part I & Part II, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python and the Life of Brian, Moulin Rouge, Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, Manon des Sources, Jean de Florette, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rebecca, Rear Window, Breakfast on Pluto, Pride & Prejudice, Giant, Amelie, House of Flying Daggers

but I would be willing to look at some films to fit into the theme.

I'd love a classic film theme.. but there are no costume stores in my town.. I'm afraid they are far and few in this country (maybe not so much in Dublin though)

Theme's i was considering.... 1920s speakeasy/gangster theme, Oscar award party, Rockabilly/50s theme theme, everyone dress as their favourite film character, Alice in Wonderland (kinda Lolita-ish.., a bit sexier as I'm turning 18), Swinging 60s, 70s free love.. im going to think of more ideas

I want people to come to dress up.. so I want it to be accessible, y'know? The 1920s theme might be cool for when i turn 20.. im thinking lol! All ideas will be really appriciated!!

For ideas on what would suit my personality.. my LJ userinfo.. http://marauded.livejournal.com/profile

Thank you so much in advance! *hugs*
16  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Urgent! 18th birthday pressie for a girly girl! on: March 27, 2006 11:03:50 AM
Its my friends bday on thursday.. well shes kinda my mate, we've had a lot of rows in the past. She didn't get me anything for my bday. But it is her 18th, and everyone else has got really expensive jewellery.

She a girly girl, loves pink, pretty stuff. I've already got her earrings, and playboy bunny ears! ^_^

any other suggestions? i was thinking a jewllery box, or something?
17  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Manchester - Trafford Centre? on: March 21, 2006 11:04:50 AM
Hey, im going on a trip to england soon, and ill be shopping in the massive trafford centre. Could anyone tell if thers any craft stores there? Or perhaps recommend any?
18  U.K. AND IRELAND / IRELAND / Anyone from ireland? on: March 09, 2006 02:31:19 PM
Is there anyone here from the republic of ireland? I notice theres no board here for us, so i was just wondering. Theres no real craft shops where i'm from, and i was wondering if anyone could recommend any in galway and/or dublin.
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gift for Breakfast at Tiffanys nut? COMPLETED! "Holly Golightly in-a-box" (PICS) on: March 04, 2006 12:14:58 PM
Ok, i've run out of ideas as to what to get for my best friends birthday.. which is in a month.

For xmas, i co-bought Dead Like Me season one on dvd for her, done a stencil of Holly Golightly on a canvas board to put in her bedroom, and i bought her the Breakfast at Tiffanys poster.

She's got the book, the dvd. I think she has enough monkey toys.

But she loves monkeys, dead like me, audrey hepburn, breakfast at tiffanys, cats..

thank you!!!

20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Making a simple mp3 cozy? on: February 05, 2006 10:38:22 AM
Ok last night i tried to sew a cozy for my zen micro out of a sock. But it went all botched after me spending ages on it. It didnt work out at all.

I looked for tutorials on here, but i didnt find any relevant ones.. i'd really apriciate you guys help. I dont have a sewing machine, i cant knit (sob!), theres no fabric shop in my town anymore, i can just about do basic sewing, not very neatly though.

Heres some pictures.. id like to try again.. but have no idea what to do. Feedback will very much be aprriciated!!

Where you see the mp3 player, it wont sit in the sock, the material keeps folding back, plus i had a small piece of material between the keypad and screen, that was too small, i had planned to fold the sock over the player cover, and fasten at the back with a button. I was really frustrated.. as i had it all planned out, and gah!

Please, PLEASE, please help a hopless wannabe crafter! <33

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