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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Simple but pretty t-shirt recon on: January 05, 2007 12:29:33 AM
This is just an old, way too big t-shirt from old navy. I saw this really cute top on anthropologie and realized I had all the stuff to make it. I just fitted the t-shirt and then added the details.
Here is the inspiration: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=14728&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=1790&iMainCat=9
Here is the recon:

And a close up

I'm very happy with it, and it didn't cost 68$!

Edit: The ribbon is just a piece of thick pre-pleated ribbon with a white pleated overlay on it. I got it in a mixed bag of assorted ribbon at joanns.
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First Jewelry Post (lots of pics) on: November 20, 2006 11:18:34 PM
For quite some time I was kicking around the idea in my head of making my own plugs. At the time I had 7/8" lobes and it was very expensive and hard to find attractive ear jewelry. I eventually ended up taking them out and letting them shrink for months. They finally stopped at about a size 0 gauge, which I knew they wouldn't get much smaller but I was secretly bummed because I want to wear pretty girly jewelry too! There really is a lack of pretty girly stuff when it comes to gauged jewelry. I began thinking maybe I could just glue trinkets or buttons onto a pair of my plugs, but decided against it since if I wanted different pairs that would be a lot of plugs to buy and I just don't have that kind of money. I finally came up with a solution and here it is!
I decided to simply glue one part of a snap onto my plugs and the other onto a button. This way I could easily swap out different buttons with snaps on the back and snap them onto the plug!
Here is the first step, I hot glued one part of a medium sized snap onto my plugs

I then attached the "male" end I guess? to my pretty buttons I found at Walmart

Here they all are, one of them already snapped onto one of the plugs

My goofy self wearing the hearts



The round ones are actually violet with little prism like specs inside them, and the jeweled ones are amber and light green, but the color is weird on the pics for some reason. The crystal ones are also very pretty, when light hits them from different angles they shine green and light pink.
I'm very proud of them, they are the perfect solution to my problem and I think they are so cute! I also think anyone could use this idea to hide the fact that they have stretched ears for work or school. I'm planning on wearing the crystal ones to all my thanksgiving gatherings this holiday. Should keep most of the family from giving me the same old "why would a pretty girl like you ruin your ears like that" speech.
Hope this was helpful!
13  COOKING / Dessert / Pirate Cake, Aargh! on: October 22, 2006 11:37:22 PM
Today was my boyfriends' 23rd birthday. So, like any good girlfriend would do, I made my boy a pirate cake.
mmm ye olde chocolate ship in all er' glory, and also notice the cute boyfriend in the background, haha
Avast! Cap'n Cakeboot, walk the plank ye salty seadogs!
Git yer 'ands off my booty!

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ugly blouse to slightly less ugly crop top on: August 18, 2006 11:23:03 PM
My boyfriends' gran gave me a few bags of old clothes, and I found this rather ugly shirt but knew it had potential.
Yeah, I know, ew. So, I took off the buttons, the sleeves, took it in quite a bit, cut it shorter. I added these awesome big red buttons and tried to make the sleeves a bit puffy too.
Sleeve and fabric detail, the fabric is more olive green, but it looks brown in this photo for some reason.
The sleeves aren't finished yet, because I'm not sure whether to leave them this length or make them shorter? Constructive criticism would be wonderful!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pleated bubble skirt on: July 10, 2006 05:07:02 AM
Hurrah, this is my first clothing post. I recently stole my mom's sewing machine (she wasn't using it) and got to work on a bunch of fabric my gran gave me. This is the first thing I made, I know there are a bunch of these on here, but I really needed to show someone else aside from my boyfriend. Enjoy.

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16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little felt critters on: May 14, 2006 11:18:05 PM
One day while my boyfriend was playing video games I got bored and decided to make something out of some felt and things laying around. I made Cookiecat first and then my boyfriend had the idea for Scuttlebone. They are both hand sewn, the mouths are hand stitched, which was a pain at times. Hope everyone likes them! I will be making more soon when I get more felt.


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