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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hawaiian Print Apron on: November 21, 2008 11:34:38 PM



This is from Easy Stitch 'n Save M5358 by McCall's. I shortened the hem, reduced the pocket size, and chopped a good foot from the width because the gathering looked ridiculous.

Don't mind the junk to the left.  I just moved, and the landlord needs to pick that stuff up.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: ANOTHER metal purse frame bag on: November 21, 2008 11:31:43 PM
the metal frame is coming off of my pen case, and it didn't even occur to me to just make myself another one.  Here I go!
3  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / Re: Definitive Guide for Buying Craft Stuff in Honolulu (ADD info &YOUR reviews) on: November 21, 2008 07:33:54 PM
I am REALLY relieved to read that the Fabric Mart near Kapiolani has a second floor.  I went, and it looked like all they carried were aloha and asian prints.  It just didn't fit for kitchen curtains.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Big headed people need hats too -- My 1st attempt at a handmade x-mas on: November 21, 2008 07:18:31 PM
Looks great with the fabric.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The I-almost-lost-my-finger-for-these Mermaid Leggings. EDIT: Tutorial added on: November 21, 2008 07:16:59 PM
Ooo gracious. I remember sewing straight through my finger just like you did a few years back!
'Cept the needle broke off in my finger! Luckily my teacher was able to squeeze it out. Eurgh.

Great leggings!

Uhg!  I had a needle break off in my finger was I was 10, and I was scared to tell my parents because I'd have to get surgery.  Thank god they realized I was hiding it after a day.  I'm also glad my nail grew back after they cut half of it off my nail bend.  PAINFUL!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From a book.. to a more different book! on: March 07, 2006 06:58:10 AM
that is pretty awesome! how did you make it such that you can write on the printed pages?

I picked up a pack of rub-on letters.  They work fantastically!  Also, I usually gesso a page before i work on it.  It obscures the previous writting, and helps keep whatever medium I'm using from bleeding through.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From a book.. to a more different book! on: December 07, 2005 05:38:32 PM
Thanks everyone!

I didn't use any sort of sealant on the book.  The sand is the super fine veriety you find in craft stores, and I mixed it with Golden - Regular Gel (Matte) to create a thick paste that I just slathered on.  It makes for a super durable cover.  I actually had to use a nail and hammer to put holes through it.  The sand broke my drill bit.  Grin
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From a book.. to a more different book! on: December 05, 2005 08:37:26 AM
I'm an absolute book nerd, and I couldn't bear to reconstruct a book without keeping at least one of the original elements.  I'm really happy with how this turned out.  It was a really fun project.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From a book.. to a more different book! on: December 02, 2005 08:56:49 PM
I've had one book sitting on my shelf for a few years that I didn't know what to do with.  I picked it up from a discount pile for $1, and while it wasn't atrocious literature, I don't really have a fondness for it, and didn't know what I should do with it.  I finally decided to just deconstruct it and make myself a nice little art journal.

The original book (the dustjacket is lovely)


The new cover, created over the original cover board. Decorative black sand + acrylic gel medium.


Exposed spine bound by  coptic stitch.  I folded the original pages in half to create new pages for the journal.
I like the texture the torn pages add.


I liked the dustcover so much, I used it for the interior cover.


Art entries!  Huzzah!
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