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Oh my god, shoes.

I’m not even going to try to come up with excuses as to why I haven’t posted in forever… I’ll just get to the good stuff.

My little sister had some shoes she didn’t really care for anymore, and asked if I could re-cover them for her.  I had seen an article in Craft Magazine where they had done this so I knew it could be done.

Here are the shoes in question:

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That’s hot. Seriously. Hot, fused plastic. Tote.

Man, I haven’t posted in a loooong long time.. I had to brush the dust off of this thing before I started this post! Haha.  I apologize, I don’t even have a real good reason, but I’ll try to make it up to you with this post.

I was trying to get myself out of this no crafting deal I had been having for a while by flipping through some of my old magazines for inspiration.. when I found just what I needed.

I saw this bag on the right, and I knew I had to make one.  That bag, from Keen Footwear is actually made from woven rice paper, but I decided to do mine with fused plastic.  I used a tutorial from the Etsy Labs on how to fuse the plastic bags.  After that I just made a basic tote.. with some woven details.  Here’s what was created:

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Adventures in Bread Making.

I love to bake and cook, but I’ve never tried to make bread before.. that is, until a few days ago.  Unfortunately my first loaf turned out wierd and half unbaked, but I’ve since then redeemed myself.  The kind of bread I chose for my first ever to bake is challah.  When it came to the egg wash and the topping I changed the recipe slightly.  I’ll elaborate on that when I get there though.. for now, I’ll talk you through the journey!

 

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons yeast

1/4 warm water

3 1/2 cups flour sifted

4 eggs (only three go in to the dough, the last is for the egg wash)

1/4 honey

1/4 oil

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

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It’s time to dye some shoes.

A week or two ago, my little sister asked me if I could dye her shoes black because she didn’t like the blue and red plaid.  I finally decided to do it and share the process with you guys.  This is my first time dying shoes, so I might have done some things strangely, so if there’s any way I can improve, please let me know!

What I used:  shoes, dye, a container, gloves, cotton balls(not pictured)

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A skirt!

I’m so sorry for my disappearance everyone!   I had to run away to work on school work and whatnot.. finals week called for many projects, papers, etc.  but now I’m all done!  Yay!  My older sister is done with college too.. cept not like me.. I still have a year to go.  No, she’s done completely!  We’re heading to her school to watch her graduation today, and I had a skirt I was going to wear but when I was looking at it last night and decided that it looked too much like a work skirt.. so I decided to make something to wear.  I combed through my fabric stash and picked these:

I’ve had these for so long!

So I got to sewing and cutting.  I had just vacuumed my floor and now I have to do it again because of all the seeds I had to cut off of this fabric so it wouldn’t break the needle in my machine..

Here’s the finished product!

Don’t pay attention to the green shirt, it’s just what I was wearing at the time haha.

Kinda blurry, sorry :(

Again, apologies for the lack of posting.. I have a lot of things lined up, I just never had time.  I do now though! :D


Paper making tutorial

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, school is wrapping up so I’ve been busy with random papers, projects, etc. Hopefully soon I can start to post on a regular schedule rather than so randomly. Anyway, I finally had a little time to craft, so I decided to make paper. Exciting!

Here are some pictures of my journey:

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Oldie but Goldie: Boo table

When I was a freshman in college, my mom bought me a table to somehow fit into my tiny dorm room.. It was ugly and white, and my roommate and I knew we had to do something to make it fit into our room better. See, we were both artsy people so a plain white table in our colorful room would not do. My roomate brought a carpet one day and after situating the table on top of it, we knew what we had to do to the table.

Here’s a blurry picture of what we did:

(Thats my messy ass side of the room) We used electrical tape around the side of the table so it’d be black instead of that weird brown.. it made it look more finished.

But it doesn’t end there!

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