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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my (very compact) oilcloth wallets on: February 25, 2009 10:42:34 AM
after 2 years my wallet looked pretty junky, so i made a new one!

it's made of oilcloth, and since i like my wallets compact enough to fit in the backpocket of my jeans (even though i keep it in my bag  Roll Eyes), it's pretty small, but efficient! and (i've been told) very unisex.

the wallet closed (it folds better as i use it more)

where the cards go...

the pocket for coins, it's velcro!

and where the bills go (it's pretty sad that i have only receipts in there right now...)

and my old one, this is after 2 years of use.... i loved it. it's so hard to part with it, but since i improved the coin area.... it was a bit easier to let go.


it definitely wears with time, but i like how it does that. even at 2 years old and some holes appearing in my orange wallet i still got compliments  Grin.
(i lost my wallet 2 years ago and when i got home i was sad about it, so to cheer myself up i made myself the orange one, so it's not very planned out and had some flaws)

bigger pics are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mokapic/3309760932/in/set-72157613353828016/)

AND perhaps someone can give me tips on making them look more professional? i wouldn't mind selling some  Wink
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Pierre the Snail (Macro Challenge Entry) on: April 23, 2008 12:14:16 AM
My entry for the Macro contest

Just my favourite picture of a snail i named "Pierre" from a little photo shoot i took of him on my parents' balcony Smiley
Hope you like it!

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Silkscreening on leather? on: September 10, 2006 10:04:11 AM
Hello fellow silkscreeners. I'm hoping one of you guys can tell me if you can silkscreen on leather and if you can how permanent is it? what kind of paint do i use? and does it work well? (btw the plan is to silkscreen on a leather jacket)
Thanks!  Cheesy
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Some 3D Stuff. on: August 23, 2006 01:12:32 PM
Jack Skellington Centrepiece (from a year ago for Art class)
     (argh his head looks elongated in this pic)

Just something i made, i'd call it a mask but you can't really wear it...

I know... i suck with paint  Tongue

And a gun I made from a bible (sorry to the religious folks)

this took forever! i can pull off the barrel, the part that holds the bullets, and put in the "the end" bullet. but the trigger is immobile, which frustrates me!

I've love to know what you guys think!
 Thanks for looking  Cheesy
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 14 ENTRIES / The Tiniest Craft Room Ever on: August 05, 2006 03:41:04 PM
(My first challange!)

Here it is! there's lots of the detail you can't see but i'll point them out Smiley

    (notice on the computer it says craftster Wink)
    (on the top shelf is fabric, the middle a belt i tried to put on the dressform... that was NOT going to work, and on the bottom is a knit blanket, at the bottom is a photo of it in the making)
     (the computer also has a keyboard and mouse and both are connected to the main thingy (forgot name))
     (sadly you can't see the tiny book i made measuring 4mm that says knit on it)

It's a model of a tiny 2" craftroom

Next to a quarter

      (this is the best pic to check out the sewing machine on, it's got a piece of metal where the needle would be and on top where the thread would be, it also has a few buttons, and if you look under the table there is the pedal complete with a "wire" (thread) attaching it to the machine)
      (there is also a pin cushion on the table)
     (you can't see it Sad but there is also a pair of scissors made of wire)
       (beside the sewing table is a bucket with yarn in it)

Making the blanket

To make everything i used wire, wax, fabric, embroidery thread (blanky), sewing thread, seed beads, paper, lots of white glue, nail polish, a few toothpicks, and some other minor things)

My guess is this crafty lady likes to knit and sew clothes while surfing craftster.org, she sounds tres cool to me.

What do you guys think?    Grin
(if anyone wants pictures of individual things to look at i can probably get them up on sunday)

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / 5 Minute Recon Shirt! now with Tute! on: July 15, 2006 02:03:45 AM
Cutting off sleeves, sewing in a straight line, insterting scrap fabric and voila!



It used to be a XXL shirt from old navy that i got for $0.97 CAD
And this actually took me 5 minutes! I'm surprised but i think it's actually wearable!

What do you think?  Grin

All you need is a shirt that is too wide for you and the length you want it.


Hope that was clear (sorry i had to use paint), it's my first tute.
I'm going to make another one so there will be photos one day.
If anyone makes it be sure to post, i'd love to see them  Cheesy
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fitted Sheet into Skirt! on: July 08, 2006 07:11:12 PM
From this...

to THIS....                        TADA


I made them from fitted sheets I bought at Sally Ann for $3.29. I originally tried to make a bubble skirt with it but when it wasn't turning out i just narrowed it Wink. I quite like them but I made the waist a little big so it's kind of low rise.

What do you think of it?
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Extremely EASY Solid Perfume (using Vaseline) on: July 03, 2006 12:56:41 PM
I just bought a new eau de toilette and I hate how fast the smell wears off. So I thought why not make a solid perfume using Vaseline?

You need:
   1 tbsp Vaseline (lots gets left on the container)
   1 tsp Cornstarch
   6 sprays (at least that's what i did) of your eau de toilette
   a container
   1 bigger bowl and 1 smaller bowl

Use the bowls to make a double boiler melt the Vaseline, after is has fully melted mix with cornstarch then just spray into it and stir. Then pour it into a little container and put in the freezer.

It's pretty awesome and easy. It has enough cornstarch to be pretty hard so next time i'm thinking i'll put it in a lipchap case so it's easier to apply. I don't know how fast the smell wears off yet but it sure is handy if you are spending a whole day out or are travelling.

If anyone makes this please tell me how it goes  Wink
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / What do YOU use Vaseline for? on: July 02, 2006 11:47:11 PM
I have realised Vaseline is amazing! I had an idea to make solid-like portable perfume with it and when i was making it i just thought that there must be a million uses for Vaseline that I and others don't know of yet!

         So far i use it for:
Lip Chap
Lip Gloss (tinted with Lipstick and scented with essential oils)
Mascara (only if i don't have any, it makes it shine and is great if you're desperate)
Mascara remover
Cuticle Cream (works just as good as my $8 bert's bees cuticle cream)
Lotion (sometimes my knees or elbows look dry and a tiny bit of Vaseline helps)

So what do you guys use Vaseline for?
I'd love to know!  Grin  Wink
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Boring Book to Girly Bag! on: April 18, 2006 12:31:28 AM
This really didn't turn out like I planned, but I still like it Smiley

And........ Here it is!

the inside

and the book it was before!

It has a zippered pocket inside, a non-zippered pocket inside and has leather handles (a belt!)

     Total Cost:
Zipper - $0.10
Lace - $0.12
Book - $0.50
Fabric - $0.10 (it's a guess)
Everything else - 0 (junk)
        Total = $0.82 CAD!!! Oh so Cheap!
Thanks for looking  Kiss
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