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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 2 Dresses From Vintage Patterns on: February 19, 2011 08:22:35 PM

Both were made from sheets.  The blue dress I dyed.  I was hoping for something a little more robins egg, but I like the teal.  I tried to go back around the neck facing on the blue dress with my serger, and ruined it!  You can't see it well in the picture but I took a pretty good chunk off of it.  Oh well, ya gotta learn somehow.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Customizing your candles on: October 13, 2008 08:06:30 PM
I burn candles all the time and always have those ugly burnt up leftover jars sitting around.  The crafty packrat in me wouldn't let me just throw them away after they wouldn't light anymore.

So I bought a pack of wicks, which were super cheap, $2.oo for 1o.  Melted the candles in the oven, cleaned out the jars and decoupaged the outside.  Just some random stuff I found in Juxtapoz.

Anchored the wick with a dab of hot glue, poured wax in jar.  Added some simmering oil I had laying around.
Let cool, and voila.  And I get to recycle the unused jars that I cleaned out.

These were kind of my testers, so they don't look that great but I think the idea has tons of potential.
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Pee Wee Herman! on: July 30, 2008 10:08:54 PM
I actually made this for the Childhood heroes contest, but I couldn't find my camera in time!  I still get this kick ass stencil though...

4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Tattooed rockabilly wedges! on: May 06, 2008 09:13:12 AM
Totally inspired by --> https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212696.msg2284167#msg2284167.  I saw them and  had to take a stab.  I tend to cover everything that doesn't move in flash anyhow.

Here is the before...I picked these up at the local goodwill for $3.98.

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And the after.  I attached the polka dot material with hot glue.

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I love love love them, but they are too big.  I'm like a  7, maybe 7.5 and I think these may be a 9.  I don't care, I still tromp around in them.  Grin
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / tattoo flash inspired purse on: May 14, 2007 10:28:12 AM
I got the idea of the spider rose from some magazine ( my bf is a tattoo artist so we have tons of mags floating around our house) and the purse is a goodwill find.  It was $2.99 and it's real leather, Steve Madden.  Real leather is always easier to paint on.  I made it w. the intention of selling it on ebay, but as usual I like it way too much to sell it anytime soon!  I wasn't sure if I should post this here, since I didn't actually make the purse.


Sorry for the poor pic quality, it's pretty difficult to get a decent shot w. my lame-o camera.  It was damn near impossible to get a close up of some the highlighting detail on the legs and such, and the web is a purple glittery color.  I would have like for the legs to have had a little more shape and curve to them but I free handed them and after the first two there's no goin back.
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