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1  BNL concert t-shirt collection into one skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mehtare on: September 06, 2006 08:37:29 PM
Hi all!

So I've been a Barenaked Ladies fan for ages (or at least I WAS, until this recent adult contemporary transformation...ick). I ALWAYS buy t-shirts when I go to their concerts, but... I never wear them. I know this, and yet I still buy them. Why? Who knows! But the fact remains, I had a drawer full of 'em, and they rarely sak teh light of day. The solution? Make them into a skirt! I don't have the BEST pictures of them, but you'll get the idea.

Basically, I cut them into strips... wider ones around the graphics, and then narrow ones from the plain t-shirt portion. I made them all different lengths, and attached them to a simple waitband I made from the waistband of an old sweater with an elastic sewn inside. Kinda ghetto, but it worked fabulously. At least, I think so.


P.S. I just spent the last 20 minutes trying to find a picture of myself wearing it in Paris, where it went over very well. Wink No luck, though.

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2  (barely) Reconned skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mehtare on: September 06, 2006 07:13:47 PM
I bought a plain old knee-length blue skirt at Value Village AGES ago, and AGES ago I did a little work on it. I'm finally getting around to posting now because I'm feeling productive.

Basically, I cut some slits in the sides and hemmed 'em up nicely, trimmed it with some leftover black crinky fabric I had cut from an old brromstick skirt, and painted a little design on it.

Here's a close-up on the design...

I don't wear it all that often, but I thought it turned out pretty well. I should really do more things like that... I like to paint, but really don't haev the wall space to do much on canvas any more.

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3  Monkey the Zombie Sock Monkey! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Mehtare on: September 06, 2006 07:03:42 PM

It was my zombie-loving friend Devin's 30th birthday recently. We always try to top one another present-wise. I think I succeeded.

Introducing.... Monkey the Zombie Sock Monkey! YAAAAAYYY!

He was inspired by KeenBean's Steve the zombie sock monkey. Gotta give credit where credit is due!
I also have to give credit to Michael's craft store... I bought the cute little monkey boxers (complete with tail hole) from them.

Monkey's Trogdor t-shirt! I had to do it... I gave Devin a real one for his birthday a few years back.

Monkey's delicious braaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnnssssss.....

*I'm thinking of doing a whole series of themed sock monkeys for friends' birthdays this year. Right now, my list includes a pinup monkey (with lacy garters), a surly teenager monkey, and perhaps a turquoise fashionista monkey. I shall keep you posted!


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4  Crocheted purse with felt tree and stars! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Mehtare on: March 30, 2005 01:17:44 PM
Hi all!

Well, i've made a lot of stuff, but this is (I believe) the first time I've actually posted. So here it is!

I'm a big crocheter, but this is the first time I've attempted a purse. I just crocheted a big rectangle, folded it in three and crocheted the sides together, leaving the top flap unsewn (obviously). I hand-sewed the felt design and sequin stars onto the flap. I did a crappy job on the lining, but it came out all right in the end. I just sewed a little pocket with flat sides and bottom, slipped it inside and sewed the top of it to the purse. Oh, and before I put the lining in I sewed the strap in.

I'm going to make a few more and perfect it, but I'd love to attempt to sell them (as I'm sure we all would). Any suggestions on construction, pricing, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Eventually I'll get off my butt and post the pics of all my other stuff (mostly recon clothes).


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