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21  Re: Rockabilly Swap Round 4 GALLERY!!! in The Swap Gallery by becs88 on: May 27, 2008 12:25:31 PM
i forgot the outside of the jewellery box...doh!!!

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22  Re: Rockabilly Swap Round 4 GALLERY!!! in The Swap Gallery by becs88 on: May 27, 2008 12:22:20 PM
Since Karia has been busy with her pesky sewing machine she said I could post some pics of what i sent her....

I decorated a shoe box to pack everything in...

I should have taken one of everything...ooops!!!

I made her 2 journals. This was my first EVER try at making a journal. i'm thrilled with how they came out so i'll def be making more! The left one has heart print lining and the right one has little glasses of cola!

Leopard print covered jewellery pot with shrinkie skull top.

and inside were these earrings...

This cherry brooch is made from a bottle cap, cherry button and resin.

and a pin-up girl jewellery box with bracelet and tags for her eBay store.

I also sent her love hearts, just because  Grin

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23  Re: The Super Sea Swap! sign ups closed - send outs may 30th (note new date) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by becs88 on: May 27, 2008 11:53:09 AM
I sent today so here's a little teaser for Allegory!  Grin

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24  Re: The sparklies for the Jar of Beads swap GALLERY! (send 5/26) in The Swap Gallery by becs88 on: May 24, 2008 04:03:04 AM
Here's my wonderful package from timpani-jax!!

All the lovely beads and buttons (we agreed to swap buttons too since we're both fans!).

Everything is great but these are without doubt my favourite charms from the jar. I LOVE Alice in Wonderland, these are perfect.

This awesome necklace was a little extra she sent me for my birthday, with a card too (she's so sweet!)
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25  Re: Rockabilly Swap Round 4 GALLERY!!! in The Swap Gallery by becs88 on: May 16, 2008 02:58:52 PM
Here's the first item i recieved from Karia. It's a pretty handmade journal. I cant wait for her sewing machine to get fixed so i can have the rest!! I'm so excited!  Grin

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26  Re: UK & ROI Instant Swap 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by becs88 on: April 03, 2008 11:27:44 AM
sorry for the slowness in posting the pics of my stuff from Charrr, i've just got home from work so here goes...

I got a big stencilled tote with a swallow ( i love swallows  Cheesy ) and a felt skull badge (plus a Lichenstein postcard...charr didnt know i'm doing my final piece for my art exam on Lichenstein!! she's good Cheesy )

close up of swallow

I thought it a bit spooky that i made myself this fimo pendant on sunday with an almost identical swallow...considering the list of suggestions/themes was so long im well chuffed, the colours go together well too!! what a coincidence!

Thanks Charrr!!!
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27  Hands off my trash! with tutorial (loads of pics) in CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES by becs88 on: April 03, 2008 12:40:05 AM
I had the most fun with this challenge, thanks Craftster!!
Not only did i learn something, i have a new found respect for weavers...that is one time-consuming hobby!!!!

I came up with the design after my BF was moaning his desk was a mess...now he's got no excuses  Grin

first pic is the final product! - a waste paper bin /trash can but not just that...this one's guarded!!!

Here's my supplies:

I used:
1 large photo frame (£1)
1 small photo frame (2 for £1 - i will save the other for a rainy day!)
1 pack of disposeable BBQ skewars (£1)
2 balls of string (twinpack = £1)
1 bag of army men (£1)

Total = £5  (or $9.89)

From my stash, i used my hot glue gun and from my left shoe i took the shoe lace  Grin
(it seemed to fit the colour/theme soo well that i didnt mind the sacrifice!)

Here's what to do:

1. Mark out and drill the frame, make sure you use an odd number of skewars so you get an even weave:

2. Push skewars into holes and hot glue in place:

3. Weave the string through the skewars, pulling it slightly tighter as you go to create the shape, i left some evenly spaced gaps to create the design with the shoe lace:

(this was the most time consuming part...had no idea it would take soo long. Probably about 10 hrs!!)

4. When you get to the end push the small frame through from the inside so it sits on top of the last row:

5. Bind it into place then weave a couple more rows (i hot glued the base to secure it too). I also trimmed the skewars because they weren't all the same length - should have done that at the beginning Smiley :

6. Trim the backing from the pic frame to size and hot glued in place on the inside:

I then weaved (or wove!?!) the shoelace through the spaces i had left earlier and hot glued the men on to protect it!!!!

you can see the colour difference in the string - the 2 balls of string were in the same pack and looked identical until i started weaving!

I was thinking of painting it camo pattern...what do you think?

also, where i have glued the men on the top you gan see the excess glue poking out. any tips on how to get rid of it??

thanks for looking. comments appreciated  Grin
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28  representing the UK!! well Wales actually :) in CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES by becs88 on: March 05, 2008 09:50:57 AM
Ok, so i really didn't make time to do everything I had planned and to be honest i nearly didnt bother, but i was looking at all the other entries and decided someone better stand up for the UK! So i made a digital collage of my beautiful hometown of Brecon.

Brecon is a small town in mid Wales (part of the UK, about 4hours drive from London). The usual response to saying you are from Brecon (presuming someone knows where it is) seems to be 'oh, do you live on a farm' (no i dont!).

I've just put together some views from the town in the little polaroids. The Sheep really are EVERYWHERE! (The first time i stayed at my boyfriends house i could hardly sleep for the sound of sheep. BAAA!!) The Daffodils are the national flower and the music notes are there because Brecon is host to Brecon Jazz, an international Jazz festival held every August. The heart and the word Aberhonddu are in red white and green as they are the colours of the Welsh flag. Aberhonddu is the Welsh word for Brecon and actually means mouth of the river Honddu.

if you want to know more try


or just search brecon in google images for some more lovely pics!
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29  KERPOW! cartoon print vest in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by becs88 on: February 12, 2008 09:16:25 AM
For this vest I took an old kids t-shirt with the funky print, cut it along one side to make a flat piece then used iron on interfacing to stop the fabric from curling and make the sewing part easier! I cut out the shape, keeping the original seam in the centre so i could match it up with the seam on the vest. I then took a boring plain vest and used a tiny bit of fabric glue to hold the design in place. Then appliqued it on!

Sorry i didnt take any pics as i was doing it...will do next time Smiley I'm still new to posting on here, although have been lurking for a while Cheesy

Anyways, hope you like it.


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30  Resolution reminder charm bracelet in CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES by becs88 on: February 04, 2008 06:26:08 AM
I've been told that the more resolutions you make, the harder they are to keep...but I made quite a few resolutions this year...

1. To save for a deposit on our first house
2. To spend more time outdoors
3. To eat less junk food
4. To look on the bright side
5. To think before I speak
6. To spend less time on the computer and more time being crafty

It took me ages to think of a way to fit them into one item, then twice as long to find the right charms for each resolution! Smiley

Now when I wear my bracelet I can remember all the things I wanted to do and get on with them!!

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