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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Fun skirts with crazy patterns! They're so much fun! on: February 19, 2013 01:29:10 PM
I've really started to enjoy creating these plus size skirts. I've made myself at least 20 in the last 6 months. They're so much fun, and I'm always getting compliments on them. It's nice to be able to wear something different, since all of us plus size ladies know how difficult it is to find unique clothing. Here are a few skirts that I'm quite proud of!

That is my "Camping Hunks" skirt! It makes me giggle every time I look at it!

That's my Outer Space skirt. I LOVE the colors on this one! I nearly flipped when I found the fabric!

Femme power! I found this awesome women superhero fabric and knew it had to be a skirt!

Marvel Comics skirt!

This Star Trek one was worn to a convention on Sunday and was commented on my celebrities! Totally made my week!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / I've gone skirt crazy! on: November 04, 2012 11:36:09 PM
I've known how to sew for years, now.... but clothing is something I haven't really ventured into. That was until I found some really cool fabric a few months ago and decided to make myself a skirt out of it. I got so many compliments on it, that I've gone skirt-making crazy! Here are a few of my favorites so far! =)

I'll start with my favorite.  Grin

My Outer Space skirt!

I LOVED this flamingo print! It's so bright and colorful. =D


Skull & Roses. I really love this print.

I call this my "Crazy cat lady" skirt.

It can be so difficult finding unique prints for plus sizes, so I really enjoy making these skirts. Other plus size women are always asking me where I got them from. I'm planning on taking a sewing course at the college next year so I can move onto dresses and other, more complicated, clothing items.  Cheesy
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / I've gone dog collar crazy! on: September 02, 2011 04:40:54 PM
I've made several other posts about dog collars I make for my English Bulldog, Betty Buttons. I'm always making her new collars and I've gotten requests from family and friends to make collars for their pets, as well. It's actually turned into a passion of mine and I've decided to turn it into a business. I've recently been working on bows and bowties for the collars. I think I've finally found a look that I'm quite happy with and I thought I'd share.  Smiley

This is my boyfriend's pug-mix, Mr. Wiggles, modelling collars for me! He's such a cutie!


And here's Betty.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Skirt made from a fantastically awesome Goosebumps bed sheet on: September 02, 2011 04:25:31 PM
Several years ago my Mom and I went to a thrift store in Alabama while I was visiting my grandparents and I stumbled upon this Goosebumps bed sheet in practically new condition. Even though I wasn't too great at sewing at the time, I had to have it because it was in such great condition and it reminded me of my childhood. I LOVED Goosebumps! I ended up putting it in my fabric stash and it sat there for years.... until a few days ago when I finally decided to turn it into a skirt.  Wink

I didn't use a pattern.... I just winged it. It's fully lined with a black bedsheet (which I didn't get a picture of... but I'm really proud of how well it turned out on the inside!). I used 2 inch elastic and I gathered the hell out of the fabric... which has actually made the skirt quite poofy. The poof of it isn't illustrated in the photos, but it's pretty darn poofy! Oh well, though!

All in all, this skirt cost me about $10.  Grin

I think I'm going to have to start making more skirts.  Grin
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Floral Sandals for cheap! on: April 07, 2011 01:59:46 AM
First of all, a sneak peak:

So basically, I came across these really cute sandals from ModCloth.

Unfortunately, they are $94.99 and there was no way I would ever pay that much money for shoes, let alone sandals. So I pouted and went about my day.

A little while later I was walking through Wal-Mart when I spotted these brown sandals for $10.

That's when I got my brilliant idea! I bought the sandals and went to Michael's and purchased some light pink fake flowers for $3.99 (on sale).

I got out my E6000 and glued those babies on! And now I have my own little DIY version of those super cute sandals. (I totally hate my feet, but I'll post the photo, anyway.  Embarrassed)

So, not difficult at all, but I'm still proud of them.  Grin



I made another pair. These sandals were also from Wal-Mart but varied slightly from the ones above. I forgot the before pic, though.  Undecided I used large hot pink fake flowers for these.

They are kind of goofy, but I think they'd look cute if I wore them to the beach or somethin'.  Grin

6  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Collars for my (now 9 months old!) bulldog, Betty Buttons on: April 05, 2011 01:32:47 AM
So you may remember this topic: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360051.0

Betty is now 9 months old and I'm still making her tons of collars! She probably has a new collar every 2 weeks. I know... pitiful.  Undecided

This was the first collar I made where I added a fabric bow. I usually use ribbon, but I think fabric bows are the way to go. I also added the signature buttons.  Wink

This is one of my favorites. I got the girliest floral print fabric and turned it into a collar.  Cheesy

My boyfriend says it looks like "grandma's sofa" fabric... but I think it's pretty.  Roll Eyes

Betty recently graduated from puppy school and her instructor was so impressed by Betty's collars (she had a new one every week   Lips sealed ) that she convinced me into turning it into a business. She's already ordered two for her Boston Terriers. I'm excited!  Smiley

And only because she's so cute:

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I made a Betty Buttons ring! (And more!) on: March 10, 2011 01:11:55 AM
You may have seen my Betty Buttons earrings (Here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=375003.0)...

I'm more known for my button rings (which I wear every single day and have a huge collection of)... so I had to make myself a button ring with my awesome puppy's photo, as well. I removed the hoop from the cameo setting and filed it down, then glued it to a pink polka dot button. I added two heart buttons and an adjustable ring and VOILA! SUPER CUTE PUPPY RING AWESOMENESS! (Betty got her middle name because of my obsession with making button rings)

I am going to wear the heck out of that, I swear.  Tongue

I also made some other button rings (or brooches... haven't attached them, yet).

I LOVE these sewing machines!:

My boyfriend liked this one a lot:

Zebra <3:

I've made well over 200 button rings thus far. I'm nuts.  Roll Eyes
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Two new necklaces =) on: March 07, 2011 11:02:10 PM
First up is a necklace featuring this really cute sewing machine charm. I love these little sewing machines! I only have one left... I should have bought a bunch more. I like long necklaces, and I think it adds to the kitchy-ness of this necklace.

I want to keep it for myself! Haha.

Second, I made this necklace for myself using a really cute heart charm I found on Etsy. I love how it looks vintage. Michael's had all of their beads at 50% off so I stocked up on some really sparkly ones. Cheesy

I'm quite happy with them.  Smiley
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Some new earrings on: March 07, 2011 10:55:15 PM
I've been trying my hand at some different styles of jewelry, lately. I usually do bright and colorful stuff and for a while, I was pretty much sticking to making my button rings. But now that I have a bazillion of those made up, I figured I better add something new.  Tongue

I bought some really cute antique looking charms recently and I wanted to use some of them. I'm also experimenting with mixing different metal finishes.

This first pair features these really cute heart charms that I fell in love with. I'm debating over whether or not I should keep them for myself. My boyfriend says that the quote is "really cheesey"... haha.

These next two pairs are craft themed. I used little silver scissor charms, button charms, and thimble charms. I know us crafty girls like to let everybody know that we're crafty.  Grin

And lastly, this pair is more along the lines of what I typically make. I use lots and lots of hot pink.  Tongue I found the pink striped paper on the picture used for display in a frame I bought at Target around Valentine's Day. Recycled!

I hope you all like them.  Smiley

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Adorable earrings featuring a photo of my puppy =) on: March 07, 2011 10:44:07 PM
So, anybody who knows me knows that I love my Bulldog puppy, Betty Buttons, as if she were my own child. She's pretty much all I talk about, and I'm sure it's quite annoying.  Roll Eyes When I bought these cameo blanks, I knew I was going to have to make me some Betty charms. So last night I did just that. I picked out one of my favorite pictures of her and printed out little tiny versions of it and made these adorable cameos! It was so simple!

I experimented with mixing metal finishes and I really like how they turned out. I especially like the little button charms I picked up on Etsy. They were perfect for these since Buttons is her middle name!  Grin

Ignore those nasty air bubbles. They're driving me nuts, but I'm just going to have to live with it, haha.

The photo I used:

That was a photo from September when she was about 9 weeks old. She's 8 months old, now. I'm going to have to make some more with some recent photos, as she's changed quite a bit, as you can kind of see in this blurry webcam photo. Tongue

I hope you all like them.  Smiley

Also... Ms. Buttons just peed on my sheets as I was writing this up, so I'm slightly mad at her right now, but I can't stay mad at that cute, wrinkly face for very long. Ugh!
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