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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wooden heart receives new life. (text tute included.) on: September 03, 2006 12:05:31 PM

Tutorial: (just for the ones who really need it. I don't think that you do, but you know, just in case.)

Check it out, it basically a flat 1/4'' wooden heart shape, sanded down for smoothness, my grandfather (credit where credit is due.) pierces in a hole in the top, then I paint it with acrylic paints. Once it dries, I do a second coat, let it dry, and then I dot on a 3-D fabric paint (this will take a good while to dry, so catch a show on the tube, or just have a snack.). After that I place a large button on one corner (the button will usually be of a contrasting color to the heart.) and then string two different colored ribbons through the hole. (note: make a small knot if you don't want it to move around the string.)
And you're done! Smiley
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Gears, Nintendo, and... Nachos? D: on: September 02, 2006 05:21:50 PM
Well, I finally decided to post up my work. While I dabble in actual recon's what I am best at is creating and designing different types of drawings for my clothing. Gives it a bit of a personal touch, no?

Well here's what I got.

NOTE: All of these designs were made with only fabric paint, felt, and were either sewn on or hot glued into place.

From a plain mucus green shirt (that for some reason I adore.) To this:
My Gear fetish:
The shirt is too large though, so I'll have to take it in somewhat, but still, it's comfy.


Here's one I made two years ago:

Here is my SNES controller hoodie.
The buttons are purposely placed higher than where the bust is because due to the fact that the majority of my friends are gamer GUYS, they like to grab my shoulders and actually use the shirt as their controller. So I made a good call on that. Gotta protect the girls, right?

Then this shirt I bought because I didn't have any collared shirts. But it was too plain, so I spiced it up! With Nachos.

If any of you craftsters are inspired to make a design of your own, I give you this advice. When washing these clothes, be sure to turn them inside out before the wash. Also use a fairly gentle setting.
And that's it! You've got an easy care and fun shirt.
When the laundry is done, I'll probably bring in more pictures. I went "trigger happy" with these things.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Nostalgic. No? on: August 05, 2006 09:19:00 AM
Remember those cute little fleece lined vinyl raincoats from our youth?
Visual aid: http://www.murphygirlsinc.com/product.asp?ProductID=15355

Well, I sure miss them.
And I just so happen to have a fleece sweater.  Roll Eyes
I am going to make one of these puppies. But. I am really no good with a sewing machine. I'm more of a "by-hand" chick. So if anyone has any sewing tips on sewing with this thick vinyl, let me know. I want this to be a success.  Smiley
Thank you.
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Back-to-school trends? on: July 27, 2006 09:09:13 AM
What are the best back-to-school fashions and trends?
I know polka-dotted shirts are in, what else?  Smiley
And I will most likely be doing some converse recons.  Smiley

I want to mock all those girls who pay so much for their things, by wearing my crafty recons  Grin
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / On off-the-shoulder shirts. on: July 22, 2006 01:15:52 AM
Can anyone provide me with a visual tutorial on how to reconstruct a plain t-shirt, so that it goes completely off the shoulder?
I have become frustrated with all of my failures.

I would be basically the design of the first shirt here, minus the straps.

I tried ohmystars.net , but it doesn't seem to have that specific style.
And I am not a pattern-user :/
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re-make help. on: June 27, 2006 11:08:43 PM
Any ideas on how to re-make this:

I have my own idea for a cut-out, but I have no idea what to do as to the cuff itself.
I am thinking simply felt and a closure, but I would really like to make it from a type of metal, or metal-look-a-like.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making your own bra? on: June 25, 2006 10:49:22 PM
Any ideas, or suggestions? Smiley
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / On attaching earring hooks. on: June 23, 2006 10:57:16 AM
Does anyon know how to attach an fish hook earring part to a piece of carboard that is about a one inch wide cylinder?
Also, how can I attach these earring hooks to foam sheets?
19  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / bowling shoes? on: June 17, 2006 10:42:33 PM
Does anyone know where I Can get some old bowling shoes?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / On making a bathing suit. on: June 03, 2006 08:17:40 PM
I want to make a bathing suit but I don't know where to start. So first thing is first. I have a few quick qestions.

1. Where can I buy some good bathign suit material at an affordable price?
2. What should I line it with? And where can I find the lining?

Also if anyone has any good tips for making a bathing suit, I'd love to hear it. Smiley
Thank you very much for your time. Smiley
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