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Below are the 5 most recent journal entries recorded in Craftbitch's LiveJournal:

Thursday, October 12th, 2006
11:31 am
I hate throwing stuff away.
What's a good use for empty coffee cans?
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
9:58 pm
journal swap!
after chatting with someone about all things crafty, i have decided to search for interest in participating in a journal swap!

1. sign up via comments to this post
2. list 3 colors or themes you would like to recieve
3. create/decorate/alter a journal or blank book (minimum 50 pages)
4. mail the book and postage (4 USD or a priority stamp)to mel by 01 may 2006
5. enjoy a new journal!!

please pass along the info to anyone else you think might be interested!

[crossposted to lit_melissa, neo_craftwhores, craftbitch and handmadebooks]

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
11:24 pm
New Dress!
I've been way crafty lately, but I'll save the rest for another post and start with the dress that I made on Friday. Yup, that's how I spend my Friday nights, slaving away over a sewing machine. I used Vogue 2412, which looks way ugly from the pattern front, but I think my version is cute (and I already got compliments on it when I wore it today--that's the best feeling!) I would highly recommend the pattern to anyone who wants to make a shirtdress.
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Sunday, January 15th, 2006
10:43 pm
Jaunty Green Cap/Hat
Using a hat I already own, I made myself a hat pattern this weekend. I made a practice one with cardboard in the brim, then I went out, bought some buckram and cooler fabric, and made another. I like how it turned out, especially the lining. The ribbon is attached with a pin, so it's totally detachable.

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Sunday, June 12th, 2005
6:25 pm
T-shirt to hoodie tranformation with Tutorial
So the other night I was bored and I started going through my stash of fabric and reconstructable clothes in the hopes of finding a project. I stumbled across a couple of thriftstore finds: a little boys' cub scout shirt and this stretchy knit fabric that matches perfectly (it says "hold that tiger"), and inspiration struck. I even documented the process for posterity with this tutorial, because I haven't seen tutorials for this project.
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