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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / What you get when your backpack breaks- an industrial tank top! on: December 31, 2008 05:36:55 PM
One of the straps on my backpack broke, so I took off the buckles and used them to recon this tank top.

Shot of the whole front

Shot of the whole back

One of the buckles

How the straps content in the front

Tell me what you think!

If you have any questions- feel free to ask! Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A biology student's take on a moto jacket! on: December 18, 2008 11:37:22 AM
Once upon a time this was an old and ugly hoodie that said "thou shalt surf until thou can't" on the front (I got it for free...). First I cut out all the seems and then made the front the back so I could cover up the words. Then I used the hood to make the collar. Leftovers from the hood also made the sleeves longer.

Front (woo I'm headless!)


Close up of the collar

Because I'm an absolute nerd- it's a caffeine molecule!!!!

I'm a second year bio student and I just finished my first semester of chemistry. I lost a lot of sleep over that class so I thought that a caffeine molecule would be a good thing to put on this jacket.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Summer is here! (skirt recons) on: June 20, 2008 04:50:59 PM
Well now that summer is here and in Texas it is already impossibly hot. I hate shorts sooo I recon'ed some skirts to fit better and turned some old tshirts into skirts.

if you would like to see a better picture of the stencil just let me know. Also if you would like the stencil I think I have the link saved.


This skirt is fun to wear, but the waistband keeps stretching bigger....

This was a dress or maybe it was a nightty.... But I cut off the top part of it and made it into a shirt for my sister a few years back. It was only yesterday that I pulled it out again and made it into a proper fitting skirt.

This skirt was far to long and it looked really awkward so I cut off the ruffle and made the skirt shorter and then stitched the ruffle back on. Now the skirt is a little shorter than I'd like... Ahwell I still wear it.

Thats all I have for now. My camera died before I could take pictures of everything. Roll Eyes

Have a good eve'ning
4  COOKING / Dessert / Cookies that go faster than crack on: December 23, 2007 03:33:23 PM
I found this recipe on livejournal and I'm just reposting it here. These cookies are really good and really easy to make! I've made two batches in one week....

Kiss Cookies

1 1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 16oz. pkg chocolate kisses

1.  Peel bag of chocolate kisses. Set aside.
2.  Cream butter; stir in sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
3.  Add eggs and vanilla, blend well.
4.  Stir-in flour.
5.  Take dough and roll into small, slightly squashed balls, placing on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes (should still be pale, no browning).
6.  Remove cookies from oven, immediately press one chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie, point side up.
7.  Remove from pan and cool.
Makes about 5-6 dozen.

Notes: The recipe calls for margarine, but I use butter cuz transfats are bad, yo. That just means you need to bake 'em for a little longer than ten minutes, but they'll still be very soft and a bit gooey. The original recipe also tells you to use a cookie press to make them all purty like in the shape of daisies and whatnot, but just between you and me they won't be around long enough to admire so forget it unless you're making them for a banquet or something and you want to impress your friends. I managed to get about 65 cookies out of this recipe, so aim high. Oh, and when pressing the kisses into the cookies, you don't need to press hard; just place them on the top, work your way down the cookie sheet, and then go back and press them in. At that point the kisses will have melted a bit and will goosh into the cookie, permanently cementing them. At one point in the cooling process the kisses will be completely soft and melty, though they will retain their shape. DO NOT put them away until all the kisses are solid again.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / A new way to display your wisdom teeth..... Yes, I know I'm nuts. on: June 05, 2007 05:33:42 PM
I got my wisdom teeth pulled about two weeks ago. I'm not really sure how I got the idea to make them into earrings...

(I swear that I don't normally look so stern...)

And the earrings by them selves.

Tell me what you think!
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