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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / How do you organize your collections? I'm an Elvis Hoarder...PLEASE HELP! on: June 01, 2011 04:51:21 PM
I pretty much LOVE Elvis.  There is no denying it.  Christmas and Birthday's are always FULL of Elvis gifts.  I've been to Graceland-- the whole nine yards.

I recently tried to down-size on some of my collection-- a girl I worked with also loved Elvis so I gave her some of my stash.  However, I am left with numerous tin signs, two large posters, about 9 8x10 photographs, a vintage magazine, a framed record, a beanie baby and a couple of postcards.

I live in an apartment in a tiny room, and I am so overwhelmed.  I feel like it all looks scattered about.  I don't mind displaying my love for my favorite artist, but I don't want my entire room to look like a SHRINE.

Anyone have suggestions or tips on what they do with their collections?
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Owl Ornament on: January 08, 2011 10:32:01 PM
this is adorable!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old prom.....new prom! (pic happy) on: January 11, 2010 06:55:50 PM
you've done such a great job!! i LOVE the back of the red one! Keep up the hard work!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my holy hoodie is no longer drafty! :) on: January 10, 2010 04:31:09 PM
thanks for all the suggestions and compliments everyone! Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my holy hoodie is no longer drafty! :) on: January 10, 2010 12:47:50 PM
If you do this type of project again, I'd recommend using some stitch-witchery or an iron-on interfacing that is sticky on both sides. For the patches that are already sewn on, you could use some fray-check, which is kind of like super glue that you put around the edges. It leaves the edges kind of stiff, though.

The bird silhouettes are really cute!

thank you feastyoureyes! i'll definitely check out that fray-check.  i think it'll be ok if the edges are a little stiff, they really are like a cm wide and thats it!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: my holy hoodie is no longer drafty! :) on: January 10, 2010 12:33:27 PM
thats a pretty good idea! i don't think there is enough room though to cut it with the pinking shears, and it took me like an hour and a half to sew these on so i'm not taking them off! haha...too lazy!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my holy hoodie is no longer drafty! :) on: January 10, 2010 11:48:46 AM
ok, so i got this really-super-warm-beautiful-chocolate brown hoodie a couple of years ago, and the first time i ever wore it i burned a hole right through it! (don't ask...)  fast forward two years and i'm still only able to wear it around the house over my pajamas because if I go outside in this thing with a ginormous hole in the front, it gets a tad bid drafty.  well, i found less than a yard of this beautiful gray blue fabric in my stash, and i decide to make my hoodie wearable again.  so i cut out some bird silhouettes in the fabric, and hand sewed 'em on!

right under this bird on the branch is where the huge hole was.  you can't even tell now that it was there!

i really need to lint roll this and get the little pieces off that frayed everywhere!

if anyone knows of anything i can do to stop the ends from fraying anymore please let me know! i tested out some extra of this fabric and tried the whole "lightly burn" the edges trick, but the entire piece caught on fire, so i don't wanna do that.  (i'm beginning to think me and fire just dont work well together.)  I like the edges a little frayed how they are, but if i wash it i don't want it fraying anymore!

cc welcome! Smiley
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Shimmering tablecloth? on: October 29, 2009 09:15:17 AM
ok, so i've been doing some investigating and i'm not sure if it was just on sale, but it looks like shindigz.com has better prices then the place you were looking! they have something called a "shimmera" fabric, and it looks really neat and iridescent. maybe you could just put some twinkle light back behind it or something...

they have some really awesome ideas on their website, maybe you can find something! Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Home Sweet Gnome! :) on: October 29, 2009 08:32:29 AM
yeah i have to admit turning the gnome in to team colors REALLY impressed my boyfriend!  You should try it and see what he says! Smiley LET ME KNOW! i'd love to share in the gnome-y happiness!
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / wall mural yay! on: August 26, 2009 11:19:40 AM
heres a project i painted for a youth group in my home town.  its about 3 feet by 3 feet and this is just the model for the big one that i'm going to do on the wall.

the tab on the very left side is actually suppose to be aligned with the bottom of the top square. does that make sense? haahaa

comments and criticism totally welcome.
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