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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / New grocery bag shoes! on: August 13, 2008 01:23:53 PM
So, I haven't posted in an age and a half, but folks seemed to like the grocery bag sandals I put up here some time ago, and since I made two more pairs, I thought I would share!  I whipped these up for a little show I was in with the theme of "Remix, Reuse, Recycle."  I didn't use any patterns, I just winged it, undoing and redoing as necessary to fit my feet.  The middle pair is the original I posted before, and the other two are the new ones.

And a couple of action shots of the new shoes:

Thanks for looking Smiley

12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted grocery bag shoes! (Now with an attempt at a tute!) on: August 10, 2006 12:32:15 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you all like them Smiley

Tina, thanks for the link!  That looks like fun.  I've been trying to figure out what else to do with those handles, and that time of year is certainly coming up!

Yarn Freak, that's not a bad idea.  I picked up some Shoe Goo the other day, so I'll have to try it out (but not for a couple more weeks...I accidentally left my shoes in the wrong state).

Whee!  I wish I could hurry up and return to warm weather (and storage) so I can start wearing them again.
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: blinged out lunchboxes on: June 17, 2006 09:10:56 AM
Y'know, someone recommended ReadyMade, and that's a great idea, though I'd also point to Make Magazine (or their blog) and BoingBoing.net I'm fairly sure they would post these.  That'll get you at least 20,000-30,000 hits.  Might get you some sales once you figure out how to reproduce these!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: blinged out lunchboxes on: June 09, 2006 04:28:35 AM
I absolutely *love* your project.  I read what you wrote to kaleesi about styrene, and I'm very interested I've never worked with it before.  To achieve the curve on the banana, did you have to use tons and tons of tiny pieces and just "glue" them all together?  Same question for the coke can...  Can you do simple curves with styrene, like a cylinder, or did you have use many narrow strips, or something?  Very cool stuff!

Of course I had to check out your portfolio site... and I have some questions there as well, if  you don't mind Smiley  PM me if I'm getting too off topic...  I liked the Acupuncture Chess a lot, and I'm very curious are the Master Lock Watches functional as both locks and clocks?  Also, did you fabricate everything yourself?  It's fantastic!  If so, what sorts of materials are you using, especially for, oh, things like the martini stuff and the wonka bar?  Is it cast plastic?  Or do you send the designs out somewhere?

Anyway, I love your stuff.  Really great!  Make more!

(and by the way, your work is very well documented.  kudos!  looks great.)

aww geez, and sorry for so many questions!  I just got so excited when I saw your work.  I really need to try to take some classes from my school's design department, I think...  the art program is pretty strong conceptually, but we don't seem to value craftsmanship in the least @_@  Okay.  I'm done now.  Once again, cool stuff!
15  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: An attempt at artistic and floral photography on: June 06, 2006 05:19:26 AM
Lovely first attempt, galaxiechic these have a really nice sense of texture.

I'd recommend one thing right now.  Digital cameras have the tendency of washing out an image somewhat you lose a bit of contrast and color.  If you spent a few minutes in Photoshop even just using the auto-levels or auto-contrast functions I bet these would really pop.  Or, if you have a Mac, the enhance button in iPhoto sometimes works wonders with minimal effort.

I think your first photo is my favorite.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finished Daisy and a gratifying gifting! on: June 04, 2006 03:07:32 AM
When she (finally) got to mine everyone ooh'd and aah'd. A murmur when around about "Did she make it?" I said yes, yes I did, and about twenty pairs of eyes shot to me and there was an uproar -- you made that? Oh my goodness, that's so amazing! Etc!

Hee--I smiled when I read this.  What a great moment that must have been!  Isn't it great when other people can see the magic in a well crafted item?

I really love the ribbon too. Hurrah for happy accidents!
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Upholstery bucket bag + coin purse on: June 02, 2006 02:08:35 AM
Gee, and I was just thinking how much I liked the fabric.  Any interest in swapping?  I really love all of your purses.  They're very professional looking, and the designs are great.  At least let me know what you want to sell it for Wink (though I really shouldn't be buying anything... pooh).  Either way, nice stuff!  And I think yeah, I'd probably recommend killing the zipper, but I don't know.  Personally I prefer a large opening so I can easily toss in a sketchbook, though it's certainly nice to have a secure closure.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I make this top?? (w/ pic) on: June 02, 2006 01:37:32 AM
Haha, wow.  I was just looking through the recent posts with pictures, and first I saw this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16738873.msg935489#msg935489 , and then I came to your post, and thought, haven't I seen this already?  It isn't identical, but damned if it isn't close!

Anyway, check it out.  Maybe Kitty Pryde can help you out.  Looks like she may have been inspired by the same pic!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: beaded wire bracelets - with tutorial!! on: May 30, 2006 01:36:18 AM
Wow, these are all so beautiful!

black_buffalo, I especially like your variation.  The flat beads look really great, like a tiled wall...  Hee, it makes me think of the shower!  I love it.
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old issue of GQ + packing tape + grade 2 weaving skills= snazzy clutch on: May 23, 2006 02:39:43 PM
Wow, that's really fantastic.  I especially appreciate the attention you gave to color.  I love the sort of blue to green transition, and then the nice orange detail.  It looks great!

To finish the sides, did you do anything special besides just taping along the edge?  Did you cover the raw edges with anything else, like you did with the flap edge?

Anyway, very nice.  What a great way to use old magazines.
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