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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green Monster iPod Cozy on: July 14, 2008 11:46:21 PM
I've seen all the cute monster iPod cozies on this forum and tried one myself. It worked for a while, but then the eye fell off. I'm going to try again when I get all my crafting stuff into my new apartment.

Here it is before its eye fell off:
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Needlings Inspiration Used for February on: July 14, 2008 11:43:12 PM
I was so inspired by the creations of heather_as (http://needlings.etsy.com) that I made a mini-versions as Valentine's presents for my friends this year. Check out my army of Needlings wannabes.

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Giraffe Christmas Stocking on: July 14, 2008 11:39:26 PM
My lovely old roommate and I are huge craftsters. For Christmas 2007, I made her this sweet stocking from felt, fabric scraps, glitter paint, buttons, and mod podge (I didn't want to edge of the fabric scraps to fray and I didn't want to sew them either). Anyways, my roommate, who loves giraffes, was stoked to see this.

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Duct Tape Owl Bag (Sweet!) on: July 14, 2008 11:35:35 PM
When I was in high school, I was pretty much a champion duct taper (not that I ever entered that prom contest though). Anyways, since I've been in college I haven't had quite as much time to craft, but last year, I made this owl bag to carry around my books. It's pretty sweet.

Side One:

Side Two:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Oscar de la Renta revamped on: July 14, 2008 11:31:51 PM
My friend has an addiction to weird old dresses. Unfortunately, she doesn't have the ability to sew, so she gave me a vintage Oscar de la Renta dress she picked up at a secondhand store to "redo" for her. I liked the shape of the original dress, but needed to take out the length and the "busy" pattern on the bottom of the dress. The hardest part was that this dress was lined with silk so it was hard for me to "chop up" and sew back together.

Here is the final product being modeled:

And the starting product:
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Floral Dress Redone on: July 14, 2008 11:26:31 PM
So, I forgot to take a picture of this dress "before", but the after turned out pretty well. This started out as a floor length ugly mumu of a dress. About all I had to do was hem it up for my friend. I think I shortened the sleeves a little bit, but it maintains most of its original shape. Check it out. (P.S. I apologize for the poor "modeling" picture of my friend wearing her dress).

On The Hanger:

And being worn:
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Modern Wheat Painting on: July 14, 2008 08:50:58 AM
The other day, I was at my friend's apartment when I saw this awesome screen-printed canvas from Urban Outfitters. It was brown and had white wheat all over it. Well, I didn't want to be a copy cat so I went out and bought paint and supplies to do my own version of it. This was my first time doing a canvas painting with acrylic paint, but I have to say that I think it went well. In total, I spent about six hours on the project. My favorite part? Everybody who sees it asks "Where did you buy that?"

The Finished Product:

A Close-Up:

Let me know what you think! Thank you!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Dessert party on: July 25, 2006 08:31:41 AM
Hey- for everyone looking to do something a little intimate but fun with friends why not try a dessert party.

I asked everyone to bring their own dessert as well as making some on my own. The recipes I used escape me at the moment but I used a lot of coolwhip and pudding recipes-- look at Jello.com or something as well as the easy easy recipes on foodnetwork.com. I made black forest parfaits, chocolate truffles- really easy (just mix chocolate frosting with powdered sugar and dip in cocoa). The big thing I provided was fondue and chocolate mousse.

Once everybody was there, we arranged all the food on a table, put on some nice music, and ate away. I would have done candles but highschoolers are scary with flame and I was sure my parents wouldn't appreciate a burnt down house.

The night was a success and everybody agreed that it was something to do again. Hope this helps anybody looking for a cool idea.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Duct Tape Clothes and Accesories(Lots of Images) on: July 24, 2006 11:22:24 PM
Hello, These are my projects with duct tape starting with my first and most recent project.
The shirt is my first. I just used a tank top on put it over a ceramic board to apply duct tape to it. The back didn't turn out so well.

The next project of mine was a purse. This is doublesided with duct tape- I learned easier things than doublesided duct tape later. The bottom has cardboard. The button is duct tape too.

The next project was my junior year in stage tech. We have the Duct Tape olympics. Of course I won!!!
The skirt is lined with tissue paper and the bodice is lined with muslin. Tissue paper=Good. Muslin=Bad.

The feature of the back is the lace-up- making it easier to fit the dress.

I had to make sandals to match. The bottom is cardboard. DON'T ever put duct tape on the bottom of shoes- it has NO traction.

4-H apron I made- back is tissue paper. I love making pockets.

My latest endeavor was a duct tape vest. The features are lace up sides with little white diamonds underneath on the back paneling. The front is special in that underneath the center diamonds are hidden duct tape buttons that attach backwards to create ease in putting the garment on and taking it off. If I redid this or altered it I would fix the neckline- its a little high for my taste. The vest also has darts to make it fit more properly.

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