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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / The clock that ties you up in knots!! on: May 14, 2007 07:12:49 PM
I'm sure this has been done before, but I'm so proud of mine i had to share it!! Ladies and gentlemen i present to you in all it's greatness, the Twister clock:

i pried apart this cheap clock and stole it's hands and guts:

took a total of about 3 minutes to make.  It's total cost: 50 cents  bought the twister game at a yard sale...

welp thanks for lookin...
22  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / LazyBoy Leather Upolstry samples on: May 12, 2007 01:21:13 PM
my mom works for a furniture store, and she brings me these sample swatches of leather all the time.  Ive thought of a few ideas and used some of them but i still have a ton left if anyone is interested in doing a personal swap for them.  I can post pictures if anyone is interested.
23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Get rid of your junk swap? on: May 09, 2007 12:23:38 PM
is there anyone out there, like me, who has a ton of craft stuff, some of which you will probably never use?  i dont know if this has been done before, but how about a swap where you fill a flat rate box with some of your craft stuff dont want any more.  of course you will be recieving a box of someone else's junk, but who knows you may find something you like in there... and if not all youre out is the cost of shipping it...
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / pimp my glasses/contact case round 2? on: May 04, 2007 10:06:18 AM
i just noticed the pimp my glasses/contact case swap that is still in progress...i think that is a completely AWESOME idea (i just got glasses so this really excites me)  but if anyone is interested in organizing a second round sometime in the future, i would be all for it!!
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / you've got mail on: April 30, 2007 05:04:03 PM
I picked up an old ugly mailbox at a yard sale and transformed it into this...

im not planning on using it as an actual mailbox, probably just as indoor decoration for bills and stuff,  but im sure with a few more coats of sealant, it could go outside too!!


i found a four leaf clover while taking pics!!

thanks for lookin!!
26  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / ze hoodie purse on: March 03, 2007 03:49:21 PM
***I found this baby hoodie size 12 months at a yard sale for 50 cents.  The patches were already on it so I'm guessing it belonged to a former punk baby Smiley.  Anyway it looked as if it was dying to be made into a purse so i helped myself. 

***There wasn't enough material from the arms to make a strap, so i used an old grey t-shirt I had that just so happened to be the exact same shade of grey. The zipper works, and can be used for easier access to the contents inside.  I took two of the patches off and made my own (no offense to AFI and Thrice fans, Im just not a big enough fan to sport the patches). 

So here it is:

baby hoodie before:

and after (front):


the niece models it:

thanks for lookin...comments appreciated...

the end.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my version of da hippie skirt on: January 13, 2007 09:30:35 PM
I got the idea for this from Julz in this post:


boyfriend's old jeans:

skirt that's too small:

Front of new skirt:

And back:

i had to cut the jeans off because they were too long, so hopefully the edges will frey some more when i wash it.  ill probably add some more patches and stuff to the back im just tired of working on it for today.

thanks Julz for the idear!!
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / fishing bobber earrings on: December 22, 2006 06:25:51 PM
Im sure this has been done a million times but i thought I'd share mine.  i made them in literally 2 seconds.  and there were a ton of different kinds of these in the fishing aisle at walmart just waiting to be made into earrings, but my funds were kind of limited tonight.

me modeling them

up close
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / the infamous t-shirt blanket, and a scarf from the scraps on: December 17, 2006 08:20:18 PM
after cleaning out my closet, my best friend's closet, and scrounging around garage sales i managed to scrape together enough t-shirts to make a blanket.  I used the front of the shirts for the front of the blanket and the backs of the shirts for the back. 

I made the shirt scraps into a scarf.

Blanket Front:

Blanked Rear:

Scrap Scarf:

I blanket stitched a little heart i cut out of scrap fabric

thanks for looking....
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / bulletin board on: December 04, 2006 01:47:56 PM
I made one of those bulletin boards that are covered in fabric and you can tuck the pictures behind the ribbons.  I dont know if there is a specific name for them.

this is made completely from scraps i had laying around, a sewing machine, and a ton of hot glue.  I stacked a ton of layers of news paper on top of a piece of cardboard to make it thicker and kind of soft.  I thought of using quilt batting but i just stuck to the stuff i already had.  Then i pieced together some scrap fabric on the sewing machine, and covered the board with it, I used hot glue to glue the fabric down to the back of it.  I used some lace stuff instead of ribbon because i had a ton of it, and i hot glued them to the back also.  then i hot glued another piece of cardboard to the back of that to cover all the glued fabric mess.

the pictures slip under the ribbons(lace)

the back

i also hot glued some wall hangers on it. not very professional looking but it works

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