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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Hair Clippies and Tutorial on: April 02, 2009 04:00:41 PM

My cousin has two daughters, one is 2.5 and the other is 6 mo. old. I'm planning on making a bunch of these in different colors and ribbons to send them for Easter. i noticed that there wasn't a tutorial for these, and although they are easy i figured that some people might like to know :3

I got pretty small clippies since these are for younger girls, i got my clippies at sally beauty, they're made by "salon care" and you can buy them in packs of 12 or boxes of 80 or 100. They are in with the curling items and are called "Metal all purpose clips.

I use E6000 clear adhesive and 3/8 of an inch width ribbon, about 8 inches of ribbon with make a plain clippie of this size.

1--First take the end of your ribbon and on the wrong side of the ribbon coat it with some E6000. Then you insert that onto the topside of the bottom of the clippie. i held the end in place with a bobby pin

2--flip the clippie over, add some more E6000 and fold the ribbon over the backside of the bottom of the clippie. again i held the ribbon on there with a bobby pin. You can also just press your finger down on top of the clippie on any flat surface.

3--now you should have the bottom of the clippie done.

4--put a good dab of E6000 where that hole is and pull the ribbon around over the hole

5--now you should be able to measure and cut your ribbon off. then coat the remainder of the ribbon's wrong side with E6000 and fold it over the top and bottom of the clippie. Again i held the end of the ribbon in the clippie with a bobbypin.

6--tahdah! you now have a plain clippie.

you can embellish with rhinestones, buttons, etc or leave it as it is. You can also put bows on the top as seen in the first picture i posted.

If you make the bows you'll want to start on the opposite side that you'll be wearing up. You can wear clippies 'Top' side up, like this...

or 'Bottom" side up, like this...

either way you wear them you make the flat bows the same way, you just put them on the side you'll be wearing up. So you'll start making the clippie on the opposite side.

Lets say that you're going to wear them the first way. then you'll want to first cut off about an inch of ribbon. then follow through step 4. Do NOT cut your ribbon yet.

5--put a dab of E6000 down on about half the clippie and then You'll want to make the first arch of the bow by folding a S pattern

6--then you'll want to hold that first side down with a bobby pin and then dab E6000 on the rest of the clippie and fold a Z pattern this time for the other half of the bow.

7--you'll want to keep something between the clippie so your glue doesn't get on the other side of the clippie, i used a q-tip

8--now you'll want to put the band around the bow. take that inch of ribbon that you cut off before starting and put E6000 all over on the wrong side. center it on the bow area, E6000 side down, and press down, flip one end behind the back

9-- now flip the other side behind, at this point you can measure off and cut the ribbon off the spool

10--flip the entire clippie over and coat the rest of the loose ribbon on the wrong side with E6000

11--open up your clippie and flip the rest of the ribbon under, apply pressure as needed and you're done!

Hope this helps :3 let me see your clippies!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Milliner? me? the making of a church hat. on: November 21, 2008 05:11:37 AM
So shortly after last thanksgiving my great-grandmother died, she left money to her church to rebuild the kitchen. So the church decided that since they've recently finished rebuilding the kitchen that they'd invite all of the family members to attend service to inaugurate the new kitchen in time for their thanksgiving dinner.

My great-grandmother was a lover of hats (she had at least 20) so the women in my family are all donning hats for the occasion as a nod to her. Sadly i have a large head and can't wear any of her old hats, so off i went a shopping and for less than $5 i made this chapeau, hope you like :3

i know the pictures are rather grainy (i took them on my phone for lack of a camera) and i look thrilled to death in the first picture xD but it was taken when i was about to nod off to sleep~

the materials were,
1/2 yard of brown sparkly netting
1 fake 'fall' rose
1/2 yard of wired ribbon
1 large woven doll hat (base)

hope ya'll enjoy~
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Totoro Ipod Cozy/ Sleeve on: January 21, 2008 09:07:12 PM
So i love Totoro, and i love my ipod, together, they'd be even better!

So i grabbed some felt and embroidery thread and set to work. I still need to add the ears and a leaf-hat/umbrella but here he is so far :3

i think i might also fix his uneven stomach markings, but it kinda adds character Cheesy any suggestions on how i should go about attaching the ears?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / a weekend of earrings? on: April 17, 2006 09:26:09 PM
so i've been a bit busy this easter weekend Smiley
Button earrings!
earrings and bracelet for a friend
oragami star bracelet  XD these things are so addictive! i can't stop folding them!
comments encouraged! i started beading last month Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cute as a Button on: April 16, 2006 11:53:09 AM
so i was in joanns yesterday for an uninterrupted 2 hours! it was bliss let me tell you, i enjoy going fabric shopping almost as much as i love... well anythign else  Cheesy

anywho i came across this adorable upholstery fabric (that was on sale!! woohoo!) and a matching smaller cotton print (that was also on sale!!) and since i'd loved the purse pattern that i used for dabba, that;s the A-line purse tut

i figured, what the heck! i'll just make me one, i was feeling kinda blue since i have to work all day today, so that means no easter festivities for me  Undecided i used about 1/4 yard of interefacing, the outer and the inner fabric, and 11 buttons and of course a zipper  Grin hope ya'll like! and vote for me in the bag challege  Wink

6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / ladylike lace gloves! on: March 25, 2006 11:52:31 PM
i finished my ladylike lace gloves! woot! well as finished as they're going to be :/ turns out that when i made the first glove i misread the pattern and kinda sc thru both the loops instead of  just the back ones heh so i have a very small amount of yarn and the end result is that the edgings don't look so hot  Lips sealed Embarrassed but i'll probally end up making another pair like these just cause they're comfy Smiley
they're not blocked yet so  they're a bit funky Cheesy
i used lorna's laces in bittersweet and these only took a couple nights to do, they were fast ones to do  Cheesy
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / frosted cupcake on: March 20, 2006 09:36:39 PM
 Cheesy this color reminds me so much of those frosted animal crackers, mm yummy. anywho i couldn't find a store (out of the dozen and a half that i called/ visited Undecided) that carried nova. so off i went to my not so local yarn store, and a very helpful lady helped me find a suitable substitution. I used Svale,  color 4612 which is a slightly varigated light pinkish/ violet. i was going to wait to post this up until i got the ribbon that i wanted for it, but since i wore it today i figured i might as well post it up  Cheesy i crocheted this over spring break, but it didn't take too long at all!
please ignore my pj pants  Wink
my next big project i'm doing is the prepster Smiley
8  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Crafting for senior citizens? on: March 17, 2006 12:19:49 AM
 Lips sealed i hope this is where this goes, it was the closest i could find  Undecided

So my college church youth group is going to a nursing home april 1 (ahh! so soon!) and since i have been dubbed the craft-a-holic they have asked me to think up ideas for crafts to do with the senior citizens. Now here's the thing, these projects have to be relatively simple, somewhat useful, not very expensive, and not something that they'll think is degrading, because i know if i was old and in a home i'd be spiting fire if some whisp of a kid like me said that we'd be coloring pictures with crayons. I'm also not sure how many people that we'd be crafting with, maybe anywhere from 20-75? i'll ask and try to get a better number. So far all i've thought of is

3-d stars- just paper, colored pencils and some glue= room decoration
those woven mat coasters- yarn, yarn needles and plastic mat
doorhangers- the fun foam kind they can decorate with puffy paint and cutouts

yup thats it O.o such a short list! ahh!! i'm mostly a fiber person/beader, i rarely branch out much to random projects. however i am open to try everything at least once, and i will be trying every project i consider, just to make sure it's not too confusing. thanks for your time and i hope ya'll have some ideas!! Smiley
9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Garden Scarf on: March 05, 2006 07:50:07 PM
so i wasn't sure if i would like this one, jsut because it's a bit different than what i usually wear, so i decided to make it in a cheaper acrylic yarn with similar colors to the nicer yarn that i've been eying for awhile. So i took it to work and ended up with this, i think i like it! it was also good practice for doing circles, flowers in general etc. I still have a bunch of the regualr yarn left, i thought about jsut keeping on making these and then stringing them up around my bed/ room/ desk etc  Cheesy maybe as a spring~y window topper? ehhe or i might just give it away to a dormie of mine. anywho pictures!!
a very fast crochet, did it in a 4 hour shift in the dorm main office with time to spare. Cheesy
10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Exchange Bag on: February 28, 2006 08:56:35 PM
O.o boy are my fingers chapped!

This was my first project from the book, and my first project with nylon, AND my first topic on craftster Grin Cheesy

ANYWHO.. This is the exchange bag done in blue-22 Hilos la espiga. I finished it last sunday afternoon but couldn't get pictures until tonight (i was going to wait til tommorow but chemistry can wait to be studied)

In Process pic (ohhh ahh!!!) --this is the actual color--
finished! (sorry for not so great image, it's late, i'll try to get better ones later.. maybe... if i remember  Cheesy)

I made some mistakes with this one but i am pretty pleased with it. It's been awhile since i was so excited about a project and since i've done something so labor intensive. It took me pretty much all weekend, and i worked mostly non-stop. I have quite a bit of the thread left over and i'm planning on making an exchange change bag...

anywhoooo here's my bag, you like? good, now make your own and let me see them ^ ^
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