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1  my bowl made of string in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by estilosa on: October 09, 2007 08:27:53 PM
saw this once on HGTV, thought I'd give it a go!

dipped twine in glue and wrapped it around a bowl I'd covered with foil. Let it dry for a few days then more or less popped it off.

Tempted to try again but it was messy in a way that I did not love. :p

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2  from bleach blah to bleach AAAH!!! 5 pics in here...please see safety warning in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by estilosa on: September 20, 2007 05:42:18 AM
So I somehow got a spot of bleach on one of my favorite shirts. Don't quite know how since I'm pretty sure I didn't own any bleach at the time.

Anyway, here is how it looked before:

(Grrrr. Out damn spot! But wait, that orange is kind of cool. Who knew that was hiding under the brown?)

And here it is now pretty much rocking my world:

Somehow that goofy spot still managed to look different from the rest of the shirt. lol. You win this time, spot.

I just "reverse tie dyed" it with 2 parts water to 1 part bleach.

I think I'm happier with it now than in it's original state! And it matches the shirt I have underneath it because the button down has these cute little orange and yellow fireball thingies!

Comments are appreciated!


*** To keep the bleach from eventually eating through the shirt, you must neutralize it. You may have heard vinegar works for this. DO NOT MIX BLEACH WITH VINEGAR. IT LETS OFF TOXIC CHLORINE GAS. I MEAN, REALLY NASTY STUFF.

Instead neutralize it with hydrogen peroxide (the 3% antiseptic solution found in the pharmacy section of your friendly neighborhood grocer!) ***

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3  My take on the Tree of Life pendant EDITED: more pics IMG HVY!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by estilosa on: August 23, 2007 10:14:34 PM
For never having made one before, I'm pretty pleased!

I saw it thanks to this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188658.0

close(r) up:

me wearing it:

The only thing is it was lopsided because so much weight was on one side. I had to get creative with the bail...

I went pendant crazy!!! Here are some more plus the original...

Thanks for looking!
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4  Knit top based off an old H&M top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by estilosa on: March 13, 2007 07:21:20 PM
So a beloved H&M top that I had sadly shrunk. I took it apart and made a pattern so that I could make a new one! I wish I'd taken a pic of the shirt before I took it apart but I didn't.

Here is the new top:

 a close up:

me wearing it:
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5  Re: Wool Felt Stuffed Elephants *pics* My First Project Post ;p **TUTORIAL** in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by estilosa on: March 13, 2007 07:06:12 PM

This is the second one I made. I made this one for my baby son. Thanks for the great tutorial!

I don't have Photoshop so I used Microsoft Word to enlarge the pattern. Just so you know, I went with a 375% increase. This made the elephant come out to about 7 inches high.

 The first one I made is below and was corduroy and much harder to work with! GO WITH FELT!
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