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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Alexander McQueen Hardshell clutch - - - DIY! ^.^ Kinda pic heavy on: July 26, 2011 06:58:09 AM

Its been a while since I last posted something, alot has happened and life got a bit hectic. But I have been able to make a few things recently and one of them is this clutch. When I first saw a photo of them I knew I needed one.... I just dont have the do$h for an authentic one, soooo...... I made one! :-D

I started with a cheap sunglasses case, a few rings and my father kindly flattened some wire for me. (Dont you just love 'em?!)

Next was to find out how I was going to make the holes, I thought "just use an exact-o knife" but we soon found out that we were not working with plastic! Its alloy or something similar. So I got to play with the Dremel ^.^   (I think I get a little bit too much fun out of power tools :-D  )

Make sure the fixtures fit

Then simply put the rings in place and fold the fixtures to hold.

Push the inner plastic cover back and its all hidden!

And there we have it!

I love it and all the rings still fit properly, I just cant wear it when my fingers decide to swell, its kinda funny to try and get your money out when one of your fingers is stuck! ;-)   I'm also very glad to see that my camera can fit in there too. :-)

Hope you like, C&C welcome.

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My latest - as of 1st jan *5 pics* on: June 04, 2010 05:06:02 PM
Thank you all so much for the nice comments...
Yours looks really cool, love the button eye!  Smiley

**tesseltjuhh** it's not my patterns but I altered this one to create him.
Its been a long time since I made them but I think if you just leave out the ears you'd get the same result. I may have made the head a little bigger but I cant be sure anymore.

Butterfly Grl
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Flat Rate Fill-a-Box: New Years 2010: Send by 1/19/10 on: January 16, 2010 12:01:11 PM

I feel a little silly asking as I can think of things to do with it (like emboss paper or use with clay or polyclay) but what is it actually for just so I know? Either way like I said I have cool uses for it I just wanted to know if it was supposed to be used for something else?


Isnt it used for squeezing out tubes? I use it in the salon, you normally place the bottom of a tube between the two silver parts clamp the black parts closed and turn the handle.
Dunno if thats what you have, its just what it looks like to me.  Grin
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My very own Squid Kitty. on: December 22, 2009 05:23:06 AM

After watching Coraline and seeing the adorable Squid kitty, I knew I had to make one. I just needed the materials to do so and I didnt have money to buy some fleece, so it lay on the back burner for a while. Until the other day when I saw this lovely blue fleece sweater I had in my closet that I hadn't worn in ages....perfect! I cut it up last night, and because I was too lazy to go upstairs fetch the sewing machine, set it up, sew and then clean up, pack up and carry the heavy thing all the way back upstairs - I decided to hand stitch it instead. (Not quite sure if that means I was too lazy or just wanted a challenge) Anyhow, it took me 2 movies long to sew the whole thing, and here he is:

I know in the movie the button is a different colour, this is all I had, and I prefer black in most things. He is quite small, the body is about 10 cm high (3.9 in) and his legs/tentacles about 12cm (4.7 in). And, yeah, thats him.....(I'm guessing it was a him)   Wink Cheesy

Let me know what you think.


I was asked how I did it...here is a basic idea. I kind of "winged it" when I did it, this is how I remember it.

Hope it helps, post pictures if you do it, I'd really like to see.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Beer music!! many many pics - sry - be warned! on: December 15, 2009 03:31:26 PM
I made a new top today!! yay!! I haven't sewn in SO long, it was quite exciting to do it again.
Anyhow, I've had this idea ever since I got the original t-shirt...
I got a black oversized t-shirt from a family member a few years ago, on the front is some music note/image and the back says Stella Atrois Music. I had cut from it before (because I needed black fabric) but I always had the idea to make it into a tube top of sorts - I just needed red fabric. Well today I decided to sew something, I went through all my boxes of fabric stash and found an old red shirt that was perfect...so without further adieu, here is it:
What is says on the back
And then we come to the different options, I added a few string/bands - originally with the idea of having a plait going from the front to the back but then I realised that it would be too wide, so I was left with 3 strands, and nothing to do with them. Then I got creative and started trying things.
This is how the shirt is on its own, I only sewed one strand to it.

Here are a few options when I added the other 2 strands

This is how I'm wearing it now:

Oh and it can,technically, be worn back to front too.

Don't say I didn't warn you about the photos, I have already re-sized them, but if they are still an issue - let me know an I will re-size them even smaller.
C&C Welcome, let me know what you think.
Butterfly grl
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chibi punk dollie and bunny galore on: December 10, 2009 02:19:16 AM
I LOVE the punk dolly, I want one.
Would you be willing to share the pattern?? Please, pretty please - - - for meeeee?Huh   Tongue
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Modern Beehive.....or is it?? on: November 30, 2009 09:29:44 AM
 After I made my minnie mouse hairdo yesterday I couldnt wait to try something else. And so we come to what I did today.....

Look, isnt it a nice - slightly off center - beehive....

Lets see it from another angle

Oh noes!!! A lion!! (well I hope it looks like one)
Head on

Let me know what you think. Does it actually look like a lion?? or something else?? My mom compared it to a wolf or a dog "could be".

C&C welcome

Butterfly Grl
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Minnie, or is it just a disguise?? - Hair on: November 29, 2009 04:23:44 PM
To start off, I do consider this a craft, if it is not just let me know and I will remove it.

I am in my second year (technically) of Hairdressing, though we havent learnt much about updo's - all we know is how to do a chignon. I was bored this afternoon and inspiration came, so I got busy and made this (instead of studying for my exams!!  Shocked  ) Let me know what you think, I showed my parents, got a few laughs but otherwise not much reaction. I'd just like oppinions and so forth.

Look its Minnie Mouse!!

or is it?? Lets see it from another angle...

OMG!! An elephant!!
Head on,

Eyes are apparently a little scew - - only say that now - - oops!  Roll Eyes

Ok, I know the ears need a bit more work, but condering this was the first time, I am looking past that and just saying "better luck next time".

C&C more than welcome
Butterfly Grl
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery on: November 17, 2009 02:43:59 AM

Anyhoo, I received a wonderful card from alwaysinmyroom for my unusual medium theme!

It's sandpaper and spraypaint! How cool is that?! I looove the use of different textures! Thank you soooooo much alwaysinmyroom. I really love it!!

Is it just me or do those tool shadows spell out "play"??  Shocked
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Racerback piece? on: August 16, 2009 04:36:42 PM
Maybe you could look for doily or filet patterns, they could help get you started.
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