Alrighty, my latest obsession are polymer clay magnets. I was at work, staring at my shelf and realized I didn't have enough magnets. Keep in mind I have TONS of The Office magnets... but not enough '3d' magnets... so I decided to make a magnet. Then I thought, "why don't I make a magnet for all my co-workers on my team??". So I did! Each magnet represents them, according to what I think ;)
Sculpey polymer clay, clay sculpting tools, oven for baking, glaze, magnets, hot glue
So I was browsing the web yesterday and I decided I wanted something to put my iphone in. Jacob has a clear case... but I wanted more than just a case! So I found this on griffintechnology.com. It is called the California Roll. It's a case for your ipod/iphone, headphones, and usb cord thingy. This costs 20 bucks on Griffin and I wasn't wanting to spend that much for a case that I can make myself! So Jacob and I went to JoAnn's crafts to buy a few things. We went to my grandma's house where all my cousins were, and I started making my pattern! I gave MY california roll a twist and put an extra pocket (for cash)! There are a total of 4 pockets if you can see. One cash pocket, one credit card pocket, one iphone pocket, and one earphone pocket! Here it is!
duck cloth (that's the fabric), elastic band, sewing machine, double wide black border,
thin, but strong plastic you can sew (the kind you see in wallets for your driver's license or the kind that is used to cover up the cheap pocket calendars)! haha
The great thing about the clear plastic is that you can still use the touch pad without having to push hard. It's great!
I was inspired to make this while walking around in Tall Mouse craft store. I bought the pre-made apron, bought cupcake fabric, ruffles, and rick racks (that squiggly blue stretchy stuff). This fits kids ages 4-6. My sister (the model below) is 7... and she's also the shortest one in her class ;)
small (child size) pre-made apron, your choice of cute fabric,
Jacob surprised me with a new bedspread and matching sheets! My favorite colors--
brown and blue!... I realized that we were missing something... a throw pillow!
So I went to the fabric store, bought a pillow and some blue satin, and sewed up a throw pillow! I made the button in the middle... and I had trouble making that certain style (where the button is sucked in the middle of the pillow), so Jacob sewed that part for me!
satin, pillow, sewing machine, zipper, button :)
YES, that IS wood panelling in the back... There are certain parts in my parents house that is very outdated. And when I say very, I mean, 70's. No offense, to you 70's babies... ;)
I wanted to make this really, really bad, but I couldn't do it myself since I don't know how to use the circular saw and I don't know how to measure and angle the crown moulding the right way. I had Jacob help me!
I put regular sized computer speakers (about 5-6 inches in height) on each side of the mp3 shelf thingy. I crazy-glued the speakers down (so they wouldn't move around). I made a hole in the back for the cord (for the outlet). I used black net stuff (for latch and hook or whatever its called)-- use the really thin kind.
crown moulding, wood, paint, cheap speakers, latch and hook canvas (to cover speakers), nails, nail gun
Here's what Jacob and I have been creating! A few months ago, we were planning on selling them for some money :) but it's springtime and... you don't really see scarves too much! note: notice how i say "irreversible" instead of "REversible". that just goes to show how long i've been away from school... lol