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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Down With The Capitol - Bleach Painted Shirts on: October 24, 2013 02:23:31 PM
I made these shirts for the Hunger Games Movie premier last year and I was just remembering that I took pictures. I thought craftster might enjoy them!

I designed what i wanted on illustrator and printed it out as close to the actual size i wanted the design, that way i could see where the center of the design fell.

i grabbed a gray shirt for me and a blue for sister and i stuffed them with an old towel.
i used chalk to mark the center line and horizontal lines to use as reference.

I also roughed in the letters with chalk to know that my design was even.
Then i think i used half water/half bleach and a paint brush and started painting my design. I usually letter things from the middle that way i know i have enough room to fit everything.

it was thrilling to see the change!

after i was happy with the color, i rinsed the shirts.
and of course being my first ever bleached shirts, i couldnt go without making a mistake!
I did not realize that i had to let the shirt dry before trying to bleach something else. Let's call it a midnight, almost asleep mistake!
so i tried to make the mocking jay on the back by spraying bleach over the stencil. UGH you can guess what happened... it bleed all into my mocking jay. I was too upset so i left them up to dry over night.
the next day i remembered that i had bought some gold fabric paint and voila! problem solved.

 it turned out better than i hoped! almost reminds me of fire Cheesy
so there you have it kids. now go out and make one!
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / I did it! now what? on: August 19, 2009 01:40:12 PM
i did my first craft fair! i took all the advise i could read and went for it! Here is how it looked...

here i am with my super cool sheet/table cloth

i did not sell ONE card  Huh

my levels werent great but they worked

cute sign display

i think i did real well and now i'm working on my second show. i would love to add scarfs and neckwarmers but i have no ideas how to display they. anyone out there with ideas??
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / punch needle... now what? on: April 10, 2009 10:47:44 AM
i got me a punch needle (YEY!) but the reason i got it was not necessarily for the loopy embroidery. i thought i saw a couple of clover patterns that were not loopy. i cannot find anywhere how to do more like a running stitch. i thought i read somewhere that you could do 3 different stitches...

does anyone know what i'm talking about?
am i going mad?
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Packaging dilema on: October 14, 2008 11:41:20 AM
I have been invited to a craft boutique type fair in November and i am way excited! I have read all the supply list and have read a lot of the posts.

The problem would be my packaging. 

I sell cards. i would like to have some kind of protective sleeve but i dont know if it will discourage people from looking at them.

How would you package them?

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / little miss purple poppet on: August 20, 2008 12:55:30 PM
I was a very happy participant of an awesome personal swap with atsuko (i got a button maker!!!!) and she asked me for a poppet. The poppet will be for her daughter's BFF which i hope she absolutely loves.

this little girl was super sweet to make and, even though i had some headaches (and i'm sure she did too), i was able to get her finished. i went trough 2 heads and plenty of not-quite hair wefts! she came together beautifully! i am so in love with her!


with her i have learned that i cannot sew outfits! i kid you not, i sat in front of that sewing machine for hours and came up with nothing except piles of waisted fabric! i finally had a duh Roll Eyes moment and crochet her this little dress (which took me maybe 15 minutes).

i also bought some little accessories but did not take pictures of them...

thanks to ghilie for the pattern and here is the poppet along if you want to tackle a poppet.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurumi Creature on: April 08, 2008 01:16:30 PM
I bought the Amigurumi! book by Doherty. instead of making something straight from the book, i decided i could make my own creature following her instructions. having some left over yarn that i had used in the amigurumi swap and that i totally loved the color combos, this is the creature that was. Everyone that has seen it has been scared of it but i assure you, it means no harm. maybe it's the eyes...

yeah i'm pretty sure it's the eyes.  Roll Eyes
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Willow the Gnome Poppet on: April 08, 2008 09:36:55 AM
I made her for Molliemoo2883 in the Gnome swap but she deserved her own thread!

Her clothes took me forever but i'm not very good at making them!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / random scrap pages **now with maps/sketches!** on: April 03, 2008 11:54:04 AM
These are just some random pages from my scrapbook i thought you guys might enjoy.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / teenybopper album titles plz on: March 26, 2008 02:28:28 PM
Hi guys! I am thinking about teaching how to make a mini album for my teenage sister and her friends. I have been brainstorming ideas and i have the layouts and the general look to it. I bought premade albums so it would be easier since they have never scrapbooked before. I guess all i need is title pages. The main theme is all about me and it has 20 pages. some if my titles:

title page
name & basic info - 2 pg layout (LO)
my family - 2 pg LO
My friends - 2-4 pg LO
5 random things about me - 1-2 pg LO
what makes me...?  happy, sad, grateful, mad - 2 pg LO
my biggest secret - 1 pg

what else would young teenage/pre-teen girls journal about???
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Poppet/Doll Crochet sneakers on: March 14, 2008 01:53:52 PM
i am attempting my first pattern. PLEASE let me know if you see any mistakes!

Poppet Sneaker pattern

yarn: black, white, blue, orange (or what ever color combo you like)
make 2 (unless your poppet/doll has different number of feet)
join at end of rounds

with black ch 8 (you can increase/decrease here to accommodate foot length)
R1: (work around chain) sc in each st around , 4 sc on heel st, 6 sc on toe st
R2: hdc around, inc 2sc in each st  of heel and toes, FO

with white
R3: hdc around

with blue
R4: sc around, FO

with white
R5: sc around, FO

with orange
R6: hdc around and back, dc on each toe st
R7: hdc around and back dec 2, dc on toes dec every other
R8: hdc around and on back, stop on side, ch1, turn
R9: hdc in st, sc in st, slst around stopping at next to last st, sc in st, hdc in st, FO.

sneaker flap with orange
hdc dec every other, ch1, turn
hdc in each st, FO.

it's ready to lace up!
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