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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Window-Screens! Hot-Air balloons! Colors! on: March 25, 2008 05:05:12 PM
Heylo everyone!
So i posted on the "what the HECK do i do with this?" board aa while ago asking about some window screen i had laying around. Well, I found some cloth material with colorful hot-air ballons on it and was inspired. so i made a purse of screen and hot-air balloons. The purse is screen layered over material and lined again with screen; like a screen-material sandwich if you will. the makeup back is also covered in screen as is the cell-phone pocket... And on to the awful-quality pictures!!!!

The bag on my piano bench =)

The blurry photo of my zipper with the piano bench =) I love lime green.

The inside with a cell-phone pocket made of screen sewn in.

the matching make-up bag =)

and a half-assed action shot. i was in my baggy PJs and Xs on my hands are from a concert i went to last night.:-p

Hope you like it! Tell me what ya think!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rainbow Star bracelet on: March 22, 2008 10:22:28 AM
Hey craftsters!

So I was inspired by adorevintage's newspaper bracelet and decided to make my own! I didn't have newspaper but i stumbled upon a bag FULL of my grandmother's shredded junkmail and documents so I figured "hey, perfectly shredded strips of paper piled up in a bag in my living room. how could i resist?" so i made stars and made a bracelet. but to keep the stars evenly distributed, i placed rainbow-ordered beads between the stars... =D

happy Belated birthday Jane!

Sorry for the awful picture-phone quality. You get the idea... Hope you like =)
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Rough times to a good birthday? on: February 26, 2008 01:08:19 PM
My good friend's birthday is in about a week, but he's going through some rough stuff. His father broke his hip and has been in the hospital for a while, and probably will remain for a bit. At the same time, I've been in a bit of a rut, and he's been a doll helping me through it. I want to make him something thoughtful and fun that says "happy birthday" and "Thank you for being a good friend"

He likes Dance Dance Revolution, Indie Music, Anime, Sushi, concerts, his Wii and just hanging out with friends.

favorite colors I would guess maybe red and black, but I can sneakily find out... o.0

any suggestions?
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Portraits for the boyfriend on: February 12, 2008 12:06:38 PM
This post was inspired by MissKerouac's post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221821.0. Hers are absolutely beautiful, so with Valentine's coming up, i tried a few of my own for my boyfriend. Also self-taken with a lack of time and money and I also used a photo editor to add effects.

Hope you like and Thank MissKerouac for inspiration.
-- seductive shot

-- Cute shot

-Dramatic shot

They're all printed on 8x10 and I'm not sure which one to frame...
I wrote a poem for him as well and I'm thinking of maybe framing them together? or Maybe that's too personal...

any suggestions for presentation would be greatly appreciated!!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Twist on the little black dress!!!!! on: July 04, 2007 01:44:16 PM
So i had this skirt that was plaid and had a banded waist. the waist sat up a little past my waist, because I am long-waisted and it was a small size for me. picture of the waist button and preventing my breathing:

and unbuttoned where i get my breathe back.

So i was sitting there looking at this skirt figuring out what to do... then i found this little black top. would have fit nice, if only the overside 3/4 sleeves hadn't existed and the shirt hadn't been so short.
 So i decided maybe I would cut off the sleeves of the shirt, making it a tank top. then i cut off the waist of the skirt and sewed the tank top to the skirt:

everyone else on craftster complains about their stupid facial expressions so I decided to give myself a reason to complain =-p.

Then i decided to use the nice hemmed waist band and put it to use! I wrapped the waistband around my upper arm (the shredded/cut side closer to my shoulders) to measure. luckily, i had enough waistband to do both arms. I sewed on the sleeved, and ebcause of the hemmed band, i could make holes and sew on buttons to make button-cuff puffy sleeves.

here's the finished project in a lame action shot.

sucky photographer + sucky phone cam= sucky pics. but that's alright. you get the idea.

tell me what you think =D
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / No SEW TSHIRT RECON YAY!!! *edited* on: April 22, 2007 02:10:54 PM
generation T inspired me and I decided to do a no-sew kickass tshirt. I took an xl/xxl tee (i wear a large normally) and went to work. here are the steps accompanied by the worst tut ever!
edit: tut potentially violates copyright laws, so no official Tut. however it's uber-easy if you read my half-assed instructions

1. cut the shirt straight down the middle. I then cut slits about an inch or so apart all down the two sides of the middle
2.cut slits (across from each other) about an inch apart (or however far apart depending on how much skin you want to show)
3. take a strip you just made and tie it with the one across from it.
4. continue step 3 down the shirt until you feel it's complete.

I repeated the whole process on the sides of my shirt too, sio here's what it looks like (modeled by me)

the token badly-lit shot =)

In the light, so you can better see the detail

good luck and have fun
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Mismatched Knee socks = Funky kickass hat. on: February 02, 2007 10:04:08 PM
once upon a time, i was quite bored at 11:00 at night. a pair of tube socks inspired me. However, the tube socks were of two different colors. Creativity struck as well as inspiration from a tutorial on craftster (the necktie hat tute) The solution?

2 hours of sewing + cosby show= Finished product!!! Cheesy

Pardon the slightly cracked-out pics. It's 1:00 AM

The side view ^^^^

The frontish view^^^

Enjoy! Any comments appreciated =D

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Easiest Faux Corset!!! TUTE! on: November 30, 2006 07:43:43 PM
So a while ago( earlier this year or last year), I took an old blue tshirt with a stain in the middle of front and too large a size and re-conned it to a lovely corset top!(should be worn with camisol under)

me rockin the shirt with a black tanktop and slip skirt under. ^.^

1. measure about a 2 or 3 inches from the collar of the shirt on both sides and mark with chalk. Draw a dotted line straight down the shirt from those two points.
2. Cut shirt along dotted lines. ONLY ON FRONT SIDE! Do not cut through back!
3.You should now have a shirt with a missing rectangle in the front. optional: hem the sides or if you are cutting with the grain, you may not have to hem.
4. Sew on hooks or loops (patient people use grommets, but not me!) Be sure to make them directly across from each other. (see illustration)
5. Weave pretty colored ribbon in a zigzag pattern through lips/hooks/grommets. Tie knotted bow at end tpo fasten ribbon.

Tute image*

9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / POP TART WALLET!!!! Super Cute. Pics! on: November 15, 2006 01:57:32 PM
So I was totally inspired by a "tampon Cozy" I saw on here this morning,and I needed a (belated) birthday gift for my dear friend Molly... So I made her a wallet out of felt. so here it is:

that's the front.

that's the inside. Those are clear plastic picture things on the left and middle panels and the last panel is "the inside of the pop tart"
 I fastened the wallet with snaps =)

Sorry about the really bad picture quality the only thing I have is a cameraphone. =) so what do you think?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Inspired!!! PiXie skirt from Sweatshirt! PICS! on: November 06, 2006 03:31:40 PM
So i read this post a while ago:
and i was inspired! so i made my own version with an old gray sweatshirt with an odd design on it! i liked the picture but the sweatshirt was terrible; here it is after 2 hours or so of handsewing (no sewing machine here...)

here's the graphic

Sorry it's so blurry it was a cameraphone

Hope you like!
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