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1  Any Horse people out there? Recon Half Chaps in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by fadedoak on: March 07, 2011 01:11:50 PM
Hopefully there are some horse people out there that will agree that these are brilliant! Rather than the confused non-horse folk that are still slightly confused on what half chaps are..
I need some enthusiasm because I am super excited about them.

I live in a vastly frigid place, and dear mother nature has decided that despite my desperate attempts, its going to be winter and not spring.
I ride all winter long regardless, but today, in a balmy 16*, the zipper of my half chaps broke.
I was sad, because the extra warmth and grip down there is something I really quite enjoy.

So, a thrift store run + dumpster diving = 1 wool sweater + 1 crappy suede jacket = half chaps!

Also, non horse folks -> heres what half chaps look like.

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2  I am no longer a recon virgin! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by fadedoak on: April 28, 2010 08:20:01 AM
First off - I would like to thank the wonderful artists here on craftster that inspired me to make these things and to the wonderful few that had tutorials... who knew that youtube was a source for that!

Secondly, I am taking a course at the university that I pretty much took as a filler to get me to full time student status *hello healthcare!* its called... "Creativity and you" haha.. oh, it hurts to sit through. "red and green make brown, red and blue make purple...."
Anyhow, our final is pretty much creating something - anything.
I was going to try to do those little monsters made out of old gloves. But lost motivation.
Then my roommate started giving me crap about not having any going out shirts - which is true. I wear primarily mens medium shirts from threadless. I am walking model for them.

So the idea of making a going out shirt developed... and decided to use it for my project... its creative right?
Heck yes!

So I wandered off to my local thrift store in - bought a 3XL mens tourist shirt to Mount rushmore... a grey hoodie, a turquoise thing... and 4$ later was back at home.

So here is the thing that I made while testing out my reconing skills -

Not bad... was thinking of adding something more, but I don't know what.

Then there is this bundle of joy -

It smashes the girls like a sports bra would - but roommate says thats normal.
Next step in being a girl: make up!
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3  Woot Owl sweater boots... in Shoes: Completed Projects by fadedoak on: October 19, 2009 12:35:15 PM
I have been making felted sweater mittens for the last few weeks, and after falling in LOVE with furbabiesboutique boots made out of both sweater and jeans... I  just couldn't stop thinking about it.

Turns out Mens XL felted sweater fits around my man calves.

A little owl, and a little Hoot.. Makes it.
Now, I don't have any skirts since I live in WI, and its just not smart, but I will sure as hell wear shorts today.

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4  hand-carved knitting needles in Knitting: Completed Projects by fadedoak on: May 23, 2009 09:26:42 AM
Being one of those poor college kids you hear so much about, I resorted to hiking in the woods picking up some sticks, and hiking back to the duplex with knife in hand. Not some sick plan to off my roommate, rather to make me some knitting needles. so alas, I sat on the front stoop, lost a few of my finer sticks to the dog who thought they made great chew toys, and whittled me some needles.

In the end, I created about 6 pairs, between the sizes of 8-11, with an average of 10 or so. About 7-8 inches long.  I like them quite a bit, they get that nice smooth feeling after a few projects.

Detailed on the rump of the needles...

Details of the pointy end...

As a whole as I get distracted from work and knitting to post these.
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5  Open Up! Owl in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by fadedoak on: April 24, 2007 11:25:35 AM
So its my boyfriends birthday.. and hes turning 21, and well.. I am as poor as a hobo....
so i decided to make him an owl, since he likes them, and my dear owl opens up to reveal a bloody little inside, and within that inside is going to hold a terra pass https://www.terrapass.com which i know he wants.... and i made the hole too small for a gift card to our local liquor store... oops.

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6  Vintage Laptop case bag. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by fadedoak on: November 16, 2006 07:45:05 AM
So, I  have a beautiful 12inch powerbook *pets*
but I have the uncontrollable fear that Im going to drop my laptop case, after that one time where my computer fell out of it. *pets ding*

So I made this bag. I got the fabric at some thrift store, they came in the same bag, so...its an ugly combo but I like it. The strap is a seatbelt that I got from a junk yard. The green thing inside is my laptop case, and i can basicly take my computer in and out its a really snug fit..

aww, Im not allowed to post pictures  Cry

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7  Recycle your dog. in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by fadedoak on: February 09, 2006 07:21:18 PM
So. Im a dog park type of gal, each time, my pockets manage to get filled with poop (unused) bags. So One boring day, after a little insipration. I created a purse out of entirely plastic poop bags, and newspaper bags, ironed together to create a tarp-like material. Holds up fairly well.

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