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iPod cases

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Taken from my post on Craftster

So I was hanging around a little house in the middle of France. There was no place in the village to get internet and we didn’t have TV either, so iPods were the only technological source of entertainment. And then… one day mine broke! I freaked out but was able to order a new one, cost quite a lot. Since it was my birthday present to myself I decided to buy new earphones. I picked out these blue ones from Carrefour before I knew what kind of case I was making, so I was quite pleased when it turned out to match perfectly.

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I found some vintage comic books (in French) in an upstairs bedroom and fell in love with a series of black, white, and blue images. I covered the papers in masking tape and cut out the shapes with an X-acto knife, then used more tape to assemble the case.

The next day I made the black and white case for my friend. This one was much more modular, with just 2 pieces–the sides were part of the front and back. Not only was it quicker the second time around, it did come out better. But mine has the matching earphones.

The closure is just a long tab that slips in over the top of the iPod. There is a layer of tape over the clicker wheel and the screen has bits of plastic from our chausson aux pommes box. I made these in March and they are still holding up quite well.

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70s-tastic shorts

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Taken from my post on Craftster

I made these shorts (and a few other things) out of my old bedroom curtains. I was working at a clothing-resale shop and the time that sold a lot of vintage clothes, and people thought I’d bought my shorts there. Nope.

The belt loops are made out of the tabs at the tops of the curtains.

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check out my awesome belt.

I’m making a weird face here, but you could figure that out yourself. I entered this project in Readymade‘s MacGuyver challenge but they weren’t impressed.

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Rebirth of NOLA, screw hurricanes

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Taken from my post on Craftster

So I live in New Orleans where I study art history at University of New Orleans. It’s way different from Tulane and Loyola, and no one’s ever heard of it unless they live here or went there (people do that sometimes). Anyway, to combine my love of art history and the rebuilding efforts of my city, I made this watercolor painting.

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It’s based off of Boticelli’s Birth of Venus, but instead shows our city’s patron saint, the goddess NOLA (which I just made up) rising from the Mississippi River. The bridge in the back is the GNO which connects the two sides. The east bank is represented by the Superdome, while the west bank is symbolized by industry.

By the way, NOLA is the city’s abbreviation: New Orleans, LouisianA.

I had some posters locally printed, and I sell them at various art markets around the city. Nola posters are available on Etsy!

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feminist revolution

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Taken from my post on Craftster

So although I didn’t actually make the jacket, I did make what makes it special, which I took off of an old hoodie. The letters are felt, and the bird is cotton.

If you didn’t notice, the circle is actually the symbol for female. Everyone needs a feminist revolution.

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And here’s the action shot of me at Lake Erie, having a good time blowing dandelion puffs.
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two chairs

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These two chairs were both rescued from certainly unglamorous lives. The recycling process including reinforcing joints with glue and screws. The paint was covered in many layers of sealant, so they are reasonably durable. I love working on chairs because they are beautiful and functional, and allow me to use paint and fabric on one piece.

The motifs for this chair were inspired by Egyptian and Syrian art, as well as the designs of Gustav Klimt. In addition to the warm colors I used a metallic gold paint. Before I could get started painting, a new seat needed to be cut in addition to the regular repairs. The seat and back are upholstered in matching scrap fabrics.

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This second chair is more my own style; I really loved the round dowels on the back. I wound up giving this to a friend in Abita Springs.

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DIY IQ lights

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Taken from my post on Craftster

So, has everyone seen the IQ light? It’s pretty awesome. BUT no self respecting craftster would pay $30 for 30 pieces of plastic, right? So I decided to make my own. I got a template from Readymade Magazine, but I modified it for two pieces on a page. You see, I just printed out the template on cardstock and cut out the shape!

Here’s the template:

In order to cut out the little hooks, I used a hole punch so I didn’t have to get into those tiny curves with my scissors. Made the work much easier!

My first lamp used 28 pieces:

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And I’m not sure how many pieces are in my second lamp. I also am not sure how I made this!

I’m using 60w bulbs, and since the paper is not very close to the bulb I’m not really worried about fires. I’m using extension cords and added switches so that I can easily turn the lights on and off (my sockets are incredibly inconvenient).

This is a really neat project. It’s amazing to see what you can make with just one shape. This would be fun to do with kids old enough to handle sharp scissors. Girl scouts maybe?

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