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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Some fabric paint and some denim -and an idea I stole from ebay on: February 23, 2006 07:54:54 PM
Well I saw these ridiculousely expensive painted jeans on ebay...  no way was I ganna pay an arm and a leg for them so I kind of copied their idea (shhhh!!)

These were some old capris of my daughters...  You'd be amazed at the great fabric paints they have out nowdays!  They dry soft!  Nothing like that plasticy stuff we used to use years ago from those little pointy bottles.

The hearts are cut out in the inside so you can see her legs through... and then of course the token bratz lookin' doll cuz she's addicted to her Bratz dolls.

and then this jean skirt of hers...

I finally found letter stencils and I think the name looks alot better stenciled rather than freehanded as in the above picture.

and the back has a little flower on the booty too:

For the skirt I splashed bleach all over - ran out of patience so I ironed it to make the bleach come out faster... then I sprayed fabric paint (from the spray can!) all over and randomly dripped it... then I did the painting!

Aint it just the cutest skirt?!  My daughter likes the Bratz capris better than the skirt, but hey... she's a bit of a tomboy. Wink
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Journal Skirts on: January 23, 2005 02:58:33 PM
Hi there,  these are two of my "Journal Skirts" that I made last year...  another person's project on here reminded me to post this.

The first one is a skirt that I made while my husband was in Iraq...  I missed him *awww* so I printed out pictures of him onto iron-on photo transfer material,  used permanent marker to write out a bunch of cool quotes about being a military wife, about love and devotion *awww* and embellished it with a bunch of sequins, buttons, ric-rac and charms.

and the back:

The next skirt I made from an old pair of levis, ripped out the seams and added the panels.  The pictures are nude vintage ladies that were printed from the 'net and I covered the nakie bits with inspirational quotes so I could wear it in public and not frighten little children Wink  The quotes are all inspirational and about creativity etc.
This one was embellished with cut up pieces of lace doilies, more sequins, ribbon roses and charms as well.

and the back:

These are real "attention grabbers" when worn in public...  Everyone wants to stop and read your skirt. lol.

Anyways,  check out this girl's skirts.... they're SOOO fab!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / "Conversation heart" glassware on: January 14, 2005 06:35:02 PM
Here's a simple project that I did using ArmourEtch cream, some sticker letters and contact paper!
I found the instructions here:

And these are the things I ended up making.  I rate this project a 10 for easy and fast!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ashtray Lights & Instructions! on: November 22, 2004 07:15:45 PM
Thought I'd share this idea with yall revampers!  

All my "ingredients" I picked up at our local dollar store...  In all each one costs around 5 0r 6 bucks - depending on how cheap you want to shop!
What you'll need is:
2 matching ashtrays (glass)
1 box of 20 count mini lights (I used colored)
A roll of ribbon (I used wire edged as it holds shapes better)
1 little doo-dad for the top (I chose Santa, a little girl kissing a bird and a Moose)
Some artificial greenery (I used a garland to cut up and I could get more for the buck this way)

So.. First you take the price off the ashtray!  Then you stick the lights inside - letting the cord hang out the area where your cig would sit:

Then you put the other ashtray (upside down) on top:

Wrap it with ribbon like you would wrap a box:

Then you just decorate it with your fake greens and your doo-dad figurine.  I used heavy duty glue to make them stick.  These are the three I popped out.

You wouldn't have to use the Xmas theme on yours...  you could get as funky as you want, but mine are going to the "Grandparents" for Christmas, hence the themes.

Hope yall show off your pics if you make them too!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / It's a shrug, no - it's a scarf - no it's a headwrap.... on: November 06, 2004 09:24:14 AM
Yall are such awesome sewing people so this is just a super simple project in comparison.  I found this easy peasy pattern online (here: http://www.sew-whats-new.com/projects/shrug/shrug.shtml
Then I found this cute fleece at Wallyworld/Walmarche and whipped this thing up in a few minutes.  I made my little girl a matching one and now her teacher wants one.  (hmm, might be super simple gifts for Xmas eh)

The Shrug:

The back of a shrug looks like this:

and heck, if your ears get cold....... LOL
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Candy bar boquets on: November 06, 2004 08:50:37 AM
I was reading the "Candy Wreath" post and saw some of you asking about candy bars.

This is how I make my candy boquets;

Take a wooden BBQ skewer and wrap it in floral tape.

Varius candy bars or packaged candies

Hot glue.  (It really doesn't melt through the wrapper to the candy)

A vase or containter with styrofoam inside.

After wrapping the skewer, run a small seam of hotglue up the back of the candybar wrapper.  Stick skewer on.  Arrange skewered candies into your vase.  Add embelishments and tadah!

This is a picture of a Strawberry Shortcake Coloring book one that I made recently for a child's gift.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / My cellphone "BLING-BLING" on: November 05, 2004 09:01:10 PM
 Grin  I think Crafty Chica posted this idea (either here or on her website) so props to her.  I finally remembered to pick up some of these umm, what are they.... almost like sequins, but not sequins.  Flat backed mirrory thingies and used E6000 to glue them on.
Now how cuuuuuute is that!  The bonus is my husband's cell and mine are the same, so now I can tell which one is mine.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / It's either a bigarsekiss... on: November 02, 2004 08:14:28 PM
or a chocolate chip.

Whoa, 3 posts in one day.  Anywhos,  Found this pattern here:  

and this is what mine turned out like.  I used brown cordouroy and altered out the pattern a teeny bit.  They went together pretty fast!  Wouldn't they be cute in leopard print?!  Even pleather would be too cute!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / E-Z bead wrapped servingware (great gift idea) on: November 02, 2004 05:51:27 PM
Since Xmas is right around the corner I really like this idea for gifts for those hard to buy for people.
The Dollar Tree (and other stores like that) sell nifty serving pieces (like big forks or serving spoons) and you just string beads (glass ones are much nicer than plastic) onto wire (gold or silver) and wrap those suckers!

This is one that I made to use with my cake platter which now sports crystals from the holes. Wink  I've used it a couple times and just hand wash it.

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper Purse Cards on: November 02, 2004 05:21:37 PM
Thought I'd share some of these purse card ideas with you card makers  Wink  I think they'd be really cute dressed up in Christmas papers and Christmas foo-foo for this year's Holiday greetings.

These were made using a template -

and the template can be found here:  http://www.stampington.com/html/tempting_template_purse.html or here:  http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/purse.htm
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