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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Yoked top from a men's button up t-shirt on: September 14, 2007 07:11:01 PM
My brother-in-law and his brother were getting rid of shirts in a garage sale, and before my sister took the non-sellers to Goodwill, she gave my boyfriend his pick of them. Some of them were too big for him, so I scooped up some of them for myself.

This was a long sleeve collared button up... it's a very soft t-shirt like material... and yes, it was originally from the Gap. But now you would never know it was a too-big mens top from the Gap. ya...

If anyone wants tips on replication, i would be happy to give them. However, I don't think I can do a tutorial... I'm WAY too busy, for one, and I don't think I would be good at writing one, either. However, I would be more than happy to tell you what I did. Just no photos.

Anyway, here it is! Hope you like it!

Farther away...

A close up of the yoke. This used to be the back of the shirt. Please excuse the wonky hand.
22  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Liquored up and ready to go! Liquor tag necklace on: September 14, 2007 06:13:28 PM
I saw Saint Lexi's necklaces that were made out of liquor decanter tags on here a long time ago, and I thought they were really neat.


So, I got on Ebay and bought a set of 6 of them for dirt cheap, and here's the first one that I've actually put together into a necklace.

These are all probably going to go to a craft fair the first week of Oct. I might keep one for myself, but I have yet to decide. I do have one person who I think might want one of them that I'll give first pick before I send them off, but I haven't decided yet. We'll see.

Anyway, here are the photos of it! Let me know what you think!

23  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / crotcheted latice work baby hat OR Would you buy this for your kid? on: September 14, 2007 02:00:50 PM
So, I was trying to make a lattice work hat, and it ended up much smaller than anticipated... However, I think it would be really cute on a baby...

My only question is, would you buy it for your kid or not? My roomie is going to a craft fair the first week of October, and I don't know if I should send this with her or not. and if I did, how much would you pay for it?

Here is the hat on my pillow:

And again on a new roll of Vanna's Choice yarn! It's about 12" around, fyi.

I wish that I could show the lattice work a little better Sad Unfortunately, I don't have a baby to put it on so you can see it against, well, not yellow yarn.

Let me know what you think!
24  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / digital collage and a poem, written by me! on: September 10, 2007 06:47:09 PM
I decided to do a digital collage for this one... prehaps I shall eventually start doing paper collages for some of my poetry, but for now this is less messy!

I wrote this during an exercise for my poetry writing class.... I'm pretty  proud of it...

Anyway, here's the picture

25  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / dainty flower necklace, with real flower on: September 10, 2007 06:39:17 PM
So, today I was sitting there going through some junk in my purse, and I realized that I REALLY needed to throw away my old blush container (i've been out of blush for weeks) but before I did I noticed that the metal part could pop out, and would be perfect for a collage pendant...

So, some scrap fabric, a dried flower I found on the ground several weeks ago, some scrap ribbon, and some Mod Podge and hot glue came together to make this!

I'm so proud of it. It has a victorian-esque feel, to me, but the fabric has frayed edges, which adds a nice urban chic feel....

Let me know what you think. I thought about selling it on etsy, but I'm so attached to it now! haha!

26  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I need help with a gift for my crochet happy sister! on: September 04, 2007 06:54:02 AM
So, my older sister crochets a LOT! She always gives some of the best gifts at Christmas (last year my younger sis and I got blankets! They are so comfy!)

So, this year, I want to make her a gift in return... an organizer for her needles! On the front I'm going to screen print it to say "Hooker", because my sister would appreciate it...

However, not being an avid crocheter myself (as in, I just started learning a week ago) I don't know how to best make one... I want to try to make one that will have an lot of differant sized slots to put her needles in, but is there anything in particular that would help? Elastic vs. ribbon? One securing strap or two? or maybe a pouch?

Ok, I'll stop now, because I'm just rambling now... but any suggestions are VERY welcome!
27  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Don't step on my new blue shoes! on: August 19, 2007 08:01:53 AM
So, they're not blue suede shoes, but whatever...

These have been one of my favorite pairs of shoes for ages... they were green, and I got them at payless... but I had been wearing them for 2 years off and on, and they were starting to get a bit raggedy looking...

So, I painted them!

It's just 2 coats of acrylic paint, followed by a thin coat of Mod Podge... So far, they're holding up fantastically!

Here they are!


And the original color on the inside...
28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / I LOVE my new screen printed bag! A must see! *edit* The photos are fixed! on: August 18, 2007 08:02:01 PM
I made this purse out of some sheets I bought at Goodwill... I couldn't pass on the insanely bright yellow!

I also had been wanting to do my first screen printing project, and this seemed like the perfect project for it, since plain yellow would not have looked right....

So, I used the screen printing tutorial from Threadbanger.com, but the only thing I did differantly was instead of using panty hose, I used old dryer sheets that I sewed together.... I don't recommend it if you want a clean design, but for the somewhat messy look, it worked out really well....

So, without further ado, here is my new purse! Let me know what you all think!

On the bed...

Close up of design... which I copied loosely from a t-shirt I love...

In action....

Let me know what you think! Any questions, comments, suggestions, whatever about the bag or screen printing process are more than welcome...

oh, and it is fully lined, btw, in the same yellow material...

Hope you enjoy!

29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Why join the navy when you can be a pirate? Duh! (oops! now with photos!) on: August 14, 2007 12:36:08 PM
This is a modest little collage painting.... I did it by scribbling all over my paper w/ orange crayon, then using water color paint in blue and green to paint in the white space... i'm sure you all remember from elementary how the wax repells the water, and shows through... blah blah....

anyway, then I took this awesome quote that I found in a season catalouge for an opera house (the opera in question was pirates of penzance, and the quote in question was by steve jobs, the founder of apple) and ripped them up and pasted them on with some modge podge, and then used a clear coat of modge podge to seal it... I am very happy with it, even though I have nowhere to put it  Cheesy

30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / new shirt for fall, made patternless... Now with links if they won't load! on: August 14, 2007 12:24:08 PM
Not entirely sure how I feel about this one.... I love the fabric (super soft cotton) and I love the idea of it, but it just didn't quite turn out how I envisioned it... Not that I dislike it... I guess I just need reassurance that it's cute, since my boyfriend said "I like it, but it's not my favortie"....

Just wanted to see what you all thought! comments, suggestions, and critique is welcome!

oh, and excuse my icky face/hair... i had been cleaning all day long when I came across my camera and took a break for photos!


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