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41  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / The perfect way to distract yourself. on: August 17, 2008 10:49:48 AM
I've been throwing myself headfirst into projects lately as a way to get my mind off of some things. So I've picked up finger knitting, something I've never heard of until mieljolie's wonderful post

So far I've made about a zillion of these things, these are all that I have left after giving them away. I also found my scraps from sewing and decided to incorporate them into this project.

The different yarns I used,

The number of scarves left.

So my lesson, boys will not always be there for you, however your craft supplies always will be Smiley

42  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What I finally did with that old girl scout vest on: July 30, 2008 10:29:16 AM
I was going to sew the badges on an old jean skirt. But the thought of tearing off all those badges I had carefully sewn onto the vest in the first place made me sick to my stomach. Hah. So I had to rethink my plan.
So I made a totebag, a strong one to carry books.

So, the back first:

I wanted it to look like it was hand painted. I could have used a stencil or something but it seemed more girlscout-like to paint it by hand.

The Front:

Some of the badges on the right side came off of the back.


Flowery lining that just screams girlscout, to me at least.

Action shot!

I was going to give this to my sister but she doesn't share my corny/nerdy sense of humour so I'm keeping it myself :)

Thanks for looking!
43  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My summer resolution on: July 15, 2008 06:14:57 PM
This summer before I'm off to college I decided that I needed some new clothing for my wardrobe. Something a little more grown up but without sacrificing my personal style. I have bajillions of things that I've saved for those "potential recons" I have a huge pile of shirts just in case I need them. My summer resolution was to get rid of this  big pile of fabric on my floor before someone throws it away when I'm at school.
Anyway. I dug through my pile and this is what I have so far,

A skirt from some Jersey sheets that I bought. It's a bit short, so I made a really long waist band.  It looks kind of awkward so I might just  fold it over like in the second picture. I still have yet to hem it or whatever, I think if I let it go it will just curl but I'm not really sure.

This is a shirt, or really really short dress that I made out of your average pair of Gaucho pants that I don't wear anymore. I just hacked off the bottom and attatched it to the waist band of the pants.

And the twirly skirt I half based on Vegbee's tute and half made up on my own because I didn't feel like doing any math. I used some old shirts and pants to make this dress and lots of scrap fabric.

Anyway, thanks for looking, you'll see me alot more clothing from me before the summer is over Smiley

44  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A stripe-y pillow case dress on: June 21, 2008 10:11:35 AM
This was one of those projects that was supposed to take a day. In theory the dress worked. On my body however, it did not. I took this thing apart like five bajillion sixty seven hundred times.
For now I'm finished. I might add straps because I'm lacking in the boobage area so it's prone to slipping off and of course that's not good.

So me in this dress. Forgive me my awkward-ness, I'm trying really hard not to fall off of the chair I was standing on.

This part came out a little wonky but I can fix it later when I don't have work in fifteen minutes >.<

And of course the pillow case:

Now I just have to figure out what I want to do with the rest of the bed set.

Thanks for looking Smiley
45  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A Fraggle Rock Purse on: June 06, 2008 10:00:38 PM

I forgot to take "before pictures" so you will have to compare my Boober purse (The blue Fraggle) to Gobo (The orange Fraggle), who is still in one piece.

Here he is chilling on my shoulder.

A blurry action shot of the stuff he can fit inside of him.  Boober is currently holding my rather large wallet and Hello Kitty camera. He can hold more though Smiley

This is the second zipper I have ever put into something. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. This is also a nice pic of the rainbow belt I'm using as straps.

Another action shot, for good luck I guess? If I don't hold the straps he kinda droops Sad I guess that's 'cuz he doesn't have his stuffie insides anymore to hold 'em up.

Anyway, thanks for looking, Have a good night Smiley

46  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Stars, Stripes, and Checkered Shoes. on: June 03, 2008 12:52:09 PM
I had these spiffy $3 shoes from Hottopic, but I needed a project for my crafts class so I decided to take some fabric paint to them. I don't know if I'll ever wear them out in public any more though.



Thanks for looking.
47  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Coil pot, Tea bowl, Sugar Skull Tile and hand dish on: June 03, 2008 12:44:16 PM
Basic Ceramic pieces I made in Ceramics 1, I wish I would have taken this class as a freshman, then I could have taken advanced, it was really cool Smiley

This is my coil pot, it's not really my "style" I made it for my step mother for Christmas.

This was my first project, a teabowl. It's inspiration was Salvador Dali's melting clocks, but after I did a horrible glaze job and couldn't fix it I decided not to add the gears and ants like I had origionally planned.

This is the sugar skull ceramic tile, not really much to say about it.

and my last project, ceramic vessel, I chose to do Hands that were covered in Henna, I ended up running out of time to finish it properly but I don't think it came out too bad.

Thank you for looking Smiley
48  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / One Russian Nesting Doll painting and a mixed media Peacock painting. on: May 23, 2008 05:46:16 AM
I finished these up after I submitted them in the art show (oops.)

The Russian Nesting Doll painting was painted with paint that I had left over from other paintings, I try not to waste art room paint, it makes me feel guilty.

This is peacock painting has lead to all sorts of trouble for me. When I recieved the canvas I discovered a tear in it. I didn't know what to do because it is an awesome size but I couldn't return it. So I had to cover the hole.
I wanted to add more spoons and forks to the bottom, but I ran out of the paint I was using, so this is where it has to end.
I collect a lot of plastic silverware from fast food joints and my schools cafeteria, and no, these were not used.
I think the only thing that could have made it cooler would be if I used sporks.

49  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / help on an abstract peacock? on: May 14, 2008 06:07:01 PM
Okay, I'm actually almost finished with this piece. Though it's not totally finished yet, I have it hanging in our school's art show as I don't have enough pieces without it.
So just please keep in mind after I took the picture I added some green paint drips to the background.

This is what I have:

I've asked everyone in my art classes but no one has given me any spectacular advice.  I think that the middle where the feathers are is too plain in comparsion to the fork spoon and knife tail.  I think the middle is just too flat. What do you think I should add to it?
50  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Corduroy purse with rainbow strap on: August 21, 2007 08:18:50 PM
This was the first time I ever made a purse with a real zipper, even though I'm 110% sure that I put it in absolutely wrong I'm still rather proud of it, at least it works most of the time. The inside is a mess because I didn't really finish the seams or anything and I don't have a serger to make it look pretty so there are threads everywhere.

It kinda depressed me 'cuz I thought it looked pretty cute, I won't use it but I was going to give it to my stepsister for Christmas or something. When she me making it, she told me to give up she didn't like it, and that it's hideous :(

I decided to keep it anyway.

The front, I put buttons on it before I remembered that I had to take pictures.

The back

The inside with all my stuffs in it. Kinda just tossed in. I didn't bother with making pockets because I never use them anyway.
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