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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Too short denim mini refashion on: November 16, 2011 01:20:38 PM
Refashioned this too short denim mini skirt. Added a fabric ruffle to the bottom which makes it a reasonable length now. Also added the crochet flowers (not made by me) and beads for the centers. Used three rows of zigzag stitching to keep the denim from rolling up (which this skirt tends to do) and also to add a decorative element.

Before shot:

12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork Skirt (First attempt) on: November 16, 2011 01:10:13 PM
This was a first attempt at a patchwork skirt.  I really love it even though there are a couple small things I will do differently next time.  It was fun to make and fun to wear.  I have a feeling I'll be making a few more. 

This second pics is pretty unflattering, but it shows the skirt well I think...

Thanks for looking!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / T-shirt into Jammies/Dress on: November 09, 2011 12:14:34 PM
This was one of hubby's old t-shirts.  I wanted to make it into a nightgown.
 Here's a mini tutorial:

1. Made it smaller (cut the sides and restitched so it wasn't so big)
2. Added a ruffled tier at the bottom (I used scraps from some other old t-shirts for that)
3. Widened the neckline and added a ruffle (the ruffle was necessary to cover a stain)
4. Shortened the sleeves (I actually want them shorter. In the pic they are rolled up. I think I'll stitch them in place like that).

Yay-new jammies!

14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Panties!! Made my own thong underwear! on: September 28, 2011 11:42:49 AM
Okay...feeling a tad weird posting about this, but here goes...

I was looking at a pair of undies and noticed that they were just two triangles of fabric and some elastic.  Easy!!
So, I used an old pair as a pattern.  The fabric is knit (it's actually scraps from an old t-shirt) and the pink elastic I bought at the thrift store awhile back in a HUGE spool for like $1.20  (enough to make 50 pairs of panties).

This was my second attempt and came I think they came out pretty good.  I might make a couple of small adjustments, but overall I'm happy with them.



15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Spooky Skeleton Shadowboxes on: September 24, 2011 05:51:22 AM
Hello fellow crafters!  Smiley

I made these shadowboxes from card boxes that I would have otherwise thrown out.  Card boxes are my new favorite craft supply.  The boxes tend to be very sturdy and are a nice size for making little shadowboxes.  (It pains me to think of how many I've thrown out in the past!!)

I made these with scrapbook papers, ribbons, stickers, and other little spooky things I had in my crafty supplies stash.   
Thanks for looking!

16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Super Easy Skirt from vintage fabric on: September 22, 2011 05:46:46 AM
I made this skirt recently from vintage fabric (the fabric is probably as old as I am...which is 37 yrs old). 
The skirt is just two rectangles stitched up the sides and an elastic waistband.  I didn't even hem the bottom (just left the selvedge). 

Not a pretty pic of me, so just focus on the skirt  Smiley

I like the skirt, a little patterny for my taste-but it's good enough for kickin' it around the house.  I think it would have been cuter paired with a purple tank, but all I had was black.

If anyone is interested in seeing more of my craft room you can check it out here:
or see a video tour here:

17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Snoopy Rainbow Painting Collage on: August 14, 2011 07:42:54 PM
Made this painting ages ago, but don't think I ever posted pics.  I painted it with acrylics and the rainbow is a collage with art tissue paper and sequins (it took me hours and hours to sort through a big jar of sequins and separate into the different colors).

I was inspired to do this piece by a vintage Snoopy painting I saw online.  I loved the one I saw online, but couldn't afford it.  Decided to do my own and ended up liking it much better than the vintage one I saw.  I LOVE the rainbow. 

Thanks for loooking!   Smiley

close up of rainbow:

on the wall in my art/craft room:

By the way...if anyone wants to see more pics of my craft room:
I even made a video tour:

18  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My Colorful and Cluttered Craft Room on: June 26, 2011 06:18:40 PM
Cleaned my craft room this week (miracle!) and thought I had better take some pics before I get busy making it a mess again.

(LOTS) more pics on Flickr:


Thanks for looking!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pink Kitty Tote Bag on: April 08, 2011 01:18:22 PM
Just a quick tote bag I made.
The fabric is a lightweight denim and the pink stars fabric is flannel.  The kitty is made of pink fleece and felt scraps.  I recycled the handles from an old belt.
I like the way it turned out...and I love that it was a fast project (hooray for instant gratification!)

20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Bear-Lion-Unicorn Creature 3-D painting on: January 06, 2011 08:56:28 AM
I wanted to make sort of a 3-D painting.  I approached this piece with an attitude of mostly wanting to learn/figure out the best way to approach this type of project/medium and wasn't super concerned with the finished product (although I did end up liking the end result quite a bite).

The sculpture is done of paper mache and I did it on a canvas panel.  The panel warped a bit from the moisture of the paste, so my next project will probably be on wood (or something else more substantial).  I think I'd like to do a full head of a creature (instead of just the face) in sort of a taxidermy style sometime in the future.

It was a REALLY fun project, so I am already looking forward to doing more.  Smiley

(More pics on my Flickr:)

Front pic:

Profile pic:

In Progress (starting the painting):

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