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glued in place cardboard

glued in place cardboard

I’m getting there. Still, lots to do.

Hmmm, what’s it gonna look like?

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At last, I finished all the measuring, the cuts, the pieces. Next step would be assembling it all together.

first revelation of my new project

cardboard pieces standing like soldiers

I am SURE some of you have ideas, right?

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Agata Olek crochet art

Agata Olek crochet art

I was lucky enough to visit  the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, for the Women Forward show a few months back. Art creations were quite varied from one another and were distinguished by ideas, material, and medium, yet their only common denominator seemed to be that they were all created by women.

The most striking art piece(s) for me, was the one created by Agata Olek, a polish artist, who has re-discovered her crochet skills in NY, and the rest is history and miles of yarn. Olek crocheted a living room and some living… people. It was absolutely fascinating, colorful and creative. I kept thinking how long it took her to crochet.

I strongly suggest you peek into Agata Olek web site to enjoy her great concepts, sometimes real humurous.

any comments?

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how much of a woman

Liron Kroll, a talented young Israeli graphic artist, created this video clip.

how much of a woman

how much of a woman

It is Liron’s interpretation to how a woman is being perceived and measured.

Though there are some Hebrew words in it, the video is uniquely clear with out any explanations needed.

Any thoughts?


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milk carton coin purse

milk carton coin purse

So the recent buzz in green fashion is to jiggle your coins in a recycled container made into wallet.

See it on Etsi, or here, or in this new start-up that while they’re pledging to donate 1% of all sales in favor of the environment, their coin purses still cost $10 a piece.

There are so many tutorials out there, why not make one yourself?

Wait, don’t throw that milk or juice carton.

Here are the very basic steps I used for making the purse:

clean, dry mik carton

clean, dry milk carton

  • When milk is all but done, rinse your carton, let it dry a whole day, and cut it open on the top and bottom.
press the front flat onto the bottom

press the front flat onto the bottom

fold the sides

*fold the sides

leave about 2" for a closing flap to the purse

leave about 2" for a closing flap to the purse

  • Right after you fold the whole thing into two, glue the two sections inside, fold the flap over your purse, and attach a Velcro patch, you’ll find a cool-de-small-sac (aka a cool purse)  🙂 .
  • * tip: you can gently score the sides with a kitchen knife to help with the accordion folds. Also, once folded, let it rest under heavy weight for a while.
fold into two, glue inside secions, ad valcro

fold into two, glue inside sections, add Velcro

close coin purse

close coin purse

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hair- adorned. d.i.y.

hair- adorned. d.i.y.

I did not have many necklaces, but out of the four few that I had, three somehow ripped and got torn, thus leaving me with many orphaned little beads. Are you familiar with the experience? So now I keep a special box to hold all those little colorful creatures. The box is now full with buttons as well…

beads- waiting-to-be-adopted

beads- waiting-to-be-adopted

One great use for the waiting-to-be-adopted beads/buttons, besides putting them together to yet another necklace, is to rearrange them into a cool, colorful, jumpy hair clips. Oh yes- we’ve got orphan clips as well.

arranging beads

arranging beads

Wait- don’t throw old beads, buttons, hair clips or hair pins. You can even use the plastic string or elastic one to incorporate and bead a nice longish thread, attache it to the hair clip, and voila`!

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color 'em fun

color 'em fun

They started with little wrinkles, then some scratches, they lost their shine. Now they really look used and worn out.

Wait- don’t throw your old shoes. You can give them the anti aging treatment.

A little bit of acrylic paints, or one of those paint-pens, and your shoes are not only revived, sustained a little more, but are unique, and completely your own style.

wild

wild

For my (fake) Uggs, I even used a bleach-pen to fiddle and doodle and scribble, which was lots of fun.

booties- adorned

booties- adorned

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