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1  Anda dress from burdastyle in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lglass on: August 20, 2008 04:04:02 PM
So my roommate has wanted me to make her something since I started sewing, and so this weekend we went to the fabric store to pick something out.  The pattern was SUPER easy because it's just a simple dress--no zippers or buttons required--but looks great with a belt.  I am jealous when she wears it, so I figure I'll make one for myself soon.  Plus you gotta love free patterns!! http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/show/29

closeup of the fabric
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2  Sambuca Jacket in Crochet: Completed Projects by lglass on: August 11, 2008 02:16:56 PM
I made this from Doris Chan's book that I love.  I used the leftover yarn from the Walking after midnight skirt I made a while back.  It was surprisingly easy to make.  I still need to buy a clasp for the closure--i'm using a bobby pin in the meantime.

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3  Refinished bookcase in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lglass on: August 06, 2008 01:14:48 PM
I inherited this little bookcase from a friend who was moving.  It was just one of those mdf covered in laminate pieces of furniture from like walmart or target, so I didn't feel bad about redoing it. 
I forgot to take a picture of it before, but I put a stencil of fern leaves made of contact paper on the doors, then I primed the whole thing and spraypainted it a light green.  (I hope the apartment managers don't notice the light green tinge to the porch...)
If I ever do a project like this again I will DEFINITELY choose a simpler design for the stencil.  It was like surgery trying to take the contact paper off without taking off any paint with it since the surface of the laminate is so slick.  I had to take an exacto knife and score around the ENTIRE image and painstakingly peel it off one leaf at a time....
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  The image is a lot subtler than I had intended, but I think it's ok.

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4  cute halter vest in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lglass on: July 24, 2008 11:49:54 AM
this is my second major sewing project and I am soo proud!  It's the butterick 4815 pattern, and i love it!  It's lined and everything!  and since I made it all from remnant fabrics, the entire project cost about $5!!

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5  My first piece of clothing!!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lglass on: July 10, 2008 11:14:41 PM
I am soooo proud of myself for finishing this.  It is from the pattern Vogue 8469, which is my first time using a pattern.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I almost gave up after having to rip apart the bodice for the 5th time, but I finally got it right.  I am also really proud of myself for putting in a zipper.  I don't know if I did it right, but it looks good enough to me!  (I also just noticed my awesome masking tape roll bracelet in the picture! haha)

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6  Photo journals in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by lglass on: May 21, 2008 08:27:42 PM
I don't know if anyone has posted this tutorial for making journals, but it's really good!


she posted a video tutorial and it is so super easy to do.  I made one tonight with some of the photos that didn't turn out so well from my tries with pinhole photography and the paper from an old notebook with leftover pages.  Then I just glued on some cutout images from magazines to make it a little more interesting looking. Most of the time I spent on this was waiting for glue to dry!

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7  First try at block printing in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by lglass on: May 03, 2008 11:30:02 PM
I've been really impressed with the stamps and prints i've seen on here, so since it's finals time, I am crafting away instead of studying.  Here's a couple that I carved from those easy cut soft blocks:

this one is my favorite.  It's of a little town in Switzerland that I went to on a study abroad a few years ago.  I made copies for the other girls I went there with too. it's a 4x6"

this guy is pretty small.  just about 3 inches

this one is 4x4"

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8  Crazy stitch neck warmer/scarflet thing in Crochet: Completed Projects by lglass on: December 04, 2007 08:10:02 PM
I've seen some of these around the internet, and decided I needed one.  But I couldn't find a pattern I liked, so I found the "crazy stitch" and made like 4 of these last night!!!  I did three groups of stitches by however long it needed to be.  This one is three strands of caron simply soft held together, but I also made some with wool-ease quick and thick, but I didn't have buttons for them yet.  anyway, these are so easy.  I love this, and they take like no time to make, so I'm going to make a whole bunch for Christmas presents!

Oh yeah! my friend made me those earrings I'm wearing! aren't they cute?
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9  Rubicks Cube Endtable in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by lglass on: November 18, 2007 10:17:52 PM
I wasn't really sure where to post this one.  I did this for my 3d design class. The project was to construct a functional piece of furniture based on a toy.  We had to use wood and this is my very first experience using the wood shop, which I now LOVE!  (Thank God for wood putty though!!!)

We made these in pairs, but my partner was nice enough to let me keep it.  So my piece was inspired by a rubick's cube, and I really wanted movable parts, so we installed a lazy susan between the first and second layers, which was a little tricky.  So after a whole lot of trouble and a few mistakes, it was a good thing we didn't try to make all 3 layers spin. 

Anyway, it is only INSPIRED by the rubicks cube, not meant to copy it.  A lot of critiques in class were that it wasn't colored, and that they couldn't immediately tell what the toy was.... seriously? anyway, it's probably better that it's not immediately recognizable, because that means we did the project right.  Also I was afraid if we did colors it might get a little tacky.

So I pretty much absolutely love it, and I'm already planning more furniture to make for my apartment. 

I've never tried this, but here is a video of the lazy susan in action:
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10  Figure drawing class WARNING: partial nudity!! in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lglass on: November 15, 2007 10:11:32 PM
I took a figure drawing class about a year ago.  These were some of my in class drawings.  The more finished looking ones were 30 to 1 hour drawings, but I think I like the 1-5 minute gestures better sometimes!  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this class, and how much better I got at drawing figures.  We spent about half the semester on just anatomy.  It's unbelievable how much that helps.


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