I am addicted to decoupaging, and I'm not alone. My pal Stephanie always comes armed with bangle bracelets, lots of comics, and scissors that cut wacky shapes. I love it. This time she focused on Amethyst, and because I sort of love that character (I dressed up like her at Comic-Con), Stephanie gave me the bracelet. Yeah, she's sweet.
They both got the fabrics at JoAnn's. Jenn was very patient with showing me how she made a square pillowcase, and it actually looked easy. I just need to get comfortable with the mechanics of using the machine.
Jenn also brought amazing C-3PO cookies with her!! Crafting is better with cookies. Recipe here.
|Pic by Jenn|
Beth made a lovely headband that I didn't get to photograph and she also started the process of turning a large My Little Pony/Hunger Games tee from WeLoveFine into a dress! And she made it look easy. I have a Princess Celestia one that I'm going to try to tame into a tank top.
|Pic by Jenn|
Headbands were a good choice and Janna created one with the Punisher. She sort of likes that guy. I love the way her headband came out!
|Pic by Janna|
She made a wonderful Marvel superheroes bracelet, too.
Jennifer started what I believe will eventually be a Jabba headband. She just freeformed the Jabba shape out of craft foam like it was no big deal.
And then Kimi used mad decoupage skills on a Wonder Woman purse:
As for me, I modded a t-shirt and decoupaged a headband. I've had an XL Avengers tee from the boys' department at Target that I've been meaning to make more fitting for a while, and it was finally time. There were sewing machines and ladies who knew how to use them. I followed a how-to on Set to Stunning and decided to cut the sleeves and collar off first. I tried it on before I cut any further... and realized just those changes made the shirt into a perfectly cute off the shoulder shirt. I didn't gain any sewing skills, but I'll get there one day:
I also made a Captain America headband:
It was a delightful afternoon. Crafting with fun people makes you feel like you can do anything.
Future craft days include learning how to make masks, sewing basics, and a day centered entirely around LEGO! I'm so looking forward to that last one because I think I need LEGO heels.