Crafting Chavs

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The New LBD

New Look 6587

Can you tell it's the end of the summer? Look at the difference in my skin color between my chest and my legs.

My old LBD was lame and I had a stash of black fabric from I don't know where, so here's the updated one. I covered 14 half-inch buttons for this, and my fingers hurt for a few days after.

And I finally used one of the 30 pairs of buttons I bought in Paris.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Coco's Jewelry

I know there is no possibility of catching up to Anna's crafting frenzy but I am finally adding some of my own. The Blue Pearl and White Pearl earring/necklace set were made out of kits purchased at the now-closed Hancock Fabrics in Bremerton, where I spent FAR too much money at the closing sales. The Blue Stone and Rainbow earring/necklace sets were made out of stones and beads purchased at a bead store in Burien, where I am now happily a resident. I think the Rainbow necklace is fuzzy but I wanted to capture that rainbow look. The Earring Frames were created based on something I saw during a past ferry commute (now, thankfully, no longer part of my daily routine). Someone was creating earrings and hanging them from a picture frame containing plastic canvas. I copied that by using hanging frames. I cut out an outline of the cardboard backing so the clasps on the back of the frame would have something to hold onto besides plastic canvas. I saw a wooden earring holder in a catalog (holds 52 pairs!!) but that item was no longer in stock when I tried to order it. Ironically, after creating mine, I received another catalog and, wouldn't you know it, their wooden earring holder was back in stock. So, even though I have two of my own (with room for future growth, as you can see), I ordered the wooden version to compare to mine.


Monday, September 01, 2008

Sweater Vote

So it's been a year since I last tried to make a sweater, and I've worked up the guts to try again. This time I have two rules: no more than 5 balls of yarn, and less than $50. Since I'm indecisive, I'm putting it to a vote again.
Rusted Root

Chevron V-neck (ignore the ugly colors, mine would be one solid color)

Bluebell Boatneck (I wouldn't do the ugly waist decor)

Girly Tee (I didn't make up these names, btw)

There you have it! Let me know what you think.