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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Typography Swap! on: May 05, 2009 08:11:19 PM
Greetings, type nerds!

I haven't done a swap in a while, but would love love love to kick off the summer with a typography swap.

Any other kerning lovers out there?

Let me know! Smiley

Your local ampersand fanatic,

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Buttons & Bottlecaps on: May 03, 2008 07:30:00 PM
My friend and I created a line of jewelry for our "found object sculpture" in our Graphic Design class.  We used buttons & bottles caps to create little works of art!  We sold quite a few of them, which was excellent, and sold a bunch of the button bracelets to a local trendy consignment shop.

These are pictures of just a few of them...I'll be taking more photos soon.


A button bracelet!  Simple: buttons & elastic thread and we got $5 - $7 each!

Laminated image put in a bottlecap & resinated & dremeled!

Buttons glue gunned .... easy peasy!

3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Typography on: January 02, 2008 02:53:30 PM
So I've been very inspired by the movie "helvetica" lately...and I'm pretty into fonts right now.  Anyone interested in doing a swap based on your favorite typeface/family? Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Amazing Ruffle Scarf (New pics on page 5 & 6) on: December 19, 2007 09:52:43 PM
**Edit - check out page 5 & 6 for a second, revised version**

Hello All!

My sister and I were walking through the mall yesterday, when we came across a beautiful scarf that looked like it could be easily made.  So we went to Walmart, picked up some fleece, and got to work.

The scarf is made with elastic thread, and we added a cute button.

We'd love to have your opinions on it!

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / The bag inspired by a font on: December 14, 2007 09:20:32 PM
I watched the documentary "Helvetica" today about the font and...I was enthralled.  I think I'm in love...or inspired...as I watched, I got butterflies in my stomach.  I just had to make something!  This font was so beautiful, and as I sat soaking in the goodness of Helvetica I felt that whatever I would make be amazing...such awesomeness just had to rub off on me.

(video: http://imdb.com/title/tt0847817/ )

(Yeah...I'm a weird graphic designer.)

So!  A purse I made a few months ago fell apart, so I decided to create a new one with this gorgeous "Hunting Scene" Cowtan & Tout fabric a fellow classmate of mine gave me.   It's lined with some kind of red quilted fabric.

On to the photos!

I'd love to hear your comments/criticisms.  The flap is too big, and so the straps get in the way...but that's my only complaint Smiley

God bless!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Ribbed black & red scarf on: December 13, 2007 09:40:52 PM
My first completed knit scarf!

I knit this up for a friend at school.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out...I love how the ribbing adds extra warmth.  I used Caron Simply Soft so it's incredibly cozy!

I added a label with my initials...just to customize it a bit Smiley

Enjoy!  I'm excited ... now on to trying to knit a hat!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Dart Board Stamp on: November 07, 2007 05:26:59 AM
So I'm taking a Graphic Design 3 course next semester, and I've been getting really excited about all of the new things I'll be doing in that class.  One of which is creating prints, so I decided to buy the Speedball stamp making kit and start practicing Smiley

(EDIT: Pictures aren't working for some reason... you'll just have to click the links)




8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Your input needed! on: October 27, 2007 04:11:44 PM
Hello beautiful craftsters!

I lurk every single day but rarely post... but here I go Smiley

I'm visiting my Grammy for the weekend, and we went to the thrift store.  I found this a-m-a-z-i-n-g vintage dress for $4.  Yep, you read that right.

So here it is:

What do you think would be a good costume to do with this dress? I don't want to alter it heavily, because it's a fun dress to wear around any time Smiley

My one thought has been female Johnny Appleseed or something...but it's not too exciting.  Any other ideas?

Thanks guys!

9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Gryffindor Crest Tee on: June 13, 2007 12:04:31 PM
So my brother's birthday is tomorrow, and I just finished embroidering this shirt for him a few days ago.  It turned out wonderful (though you can't tell just how wonderful from the photobooth picture  Tongue)

However, I do have a problem (besides the awful looking mess):

This was my first embroidery project, and about 3/4 of the way through I realized I should have tied knots before and after each thread, which I didn't do.  How would you remedy this problem?

Anyways, I love it and I'm looking forward to more emroidery projects...I just bought a few new patterns from sublime stitchery that I'm anxious to try out Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Shirred Easter Top! on: April 06, 2007 08:34:26 PM
He is risen... He is risen indeed!

I found this Easter fabric sitting around that my sister had bought at a yard sale a while ago, and just knew I had to make something out of it.   This is my first real piece of clothing that I'm proud of, and really feel comfortable wearing out Smiley

(excuse the oh-so-messy dresser!)

I'll upload more photos once I get a chance.  I took some with the digital camera, but the ones above are just some quickies from my mac Tongue

Happy Easter!
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