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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: record cover journal on: June 01, 2004 03:04:40 PM
hi arnette, the 'hinge' is just black gaffers tape. and then there are 2 screws to hold the left side 'spine' to the back of the book. still considering other ways to get the books to open even slicker!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Chicago T-shirt skirt. on: May 12, 2004 01:23:06 PM
you made some wise stylish decisions. the ruffle is so hip without detracting too much from the great graphic from the t-shirt. and it rocks hard with those boots. hottt!!
3  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Craft The Vote! / Re: Political Crafting Ideas on: May 11, 2004 01:48:31 PM
not to impose my own poltical views, but just a thought about the soap.... it would be a great metaphor for "cleaning (white)house" in 2004

keep up those great ideas and momentum for voters! good luck!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:HOSA Tee to HOSA Halter (now with tutorial!) on: May 04, 2004 05:33:03 PM
thanks for sharing and providing a great tutorial!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:reconstructed skirt (for inspirational puposes only) on: May 04, 2004 05:27:26 PM
truly inspirational and shows your courageous imagination at work. great job!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re:pocket sumo on: April 27, 2004 01:55:32 PM
sumo in the pants needs a friend. someone to spar with. hope there are mo sumos to come!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Retro Book Clutch on: April 22, 2004 02:04:53 PM
the grommets and chain straps are stellar!!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Two Ties, Two Things! on: April 22, 2004 12:56:00 PM
this is AWEsome. thanks for sharing such great ideas.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:record cover journal on: April 16, 2004 02:05:16 PM
this is my first posting with photos... so wish me luck...

i made these books at work, and i'm lucky to have access to tools. such as a bandsaw, which i used to cut the records. but i did read somewhere on this site the method of heating the record and then cutting with heavy duty scissors. so that's a good at-home option.

it started when a co-worker brought in boxes of free records. i cut a straight edge about a third from the top and bottom of the record. then cut the remaining piece in half, down the little hole. then cut a 'spine' type piece (about half an inch) from the front cover piece. so that the cover would be able to fold open, i used black gaffers tape to the 'spine' back to the front cover. next i drilled holes in the spine, then put in 2 small screws with nuts on the back side. next time i may invest in those nice book binding screws. the blank pages are scrap paper from work also.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Necktie Skirt!! (Pics + Tutorial) on: April 16, 2004 01:28:42 PM
necktie skirts are really cute. my sister made one years ago and i watched while she constructed it to learn the tools of the reconstruct/crafting trade. she also started a dress with halter top out of the full length of ties. shortly after she made it, i saw the girl on the show "blossom" (remember that show?) was wearing one. hers was a flapper style and the ties were not fully sewn together so that they flapped around. i think she wore bike shorts underneath. anyhow, great work!!
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