Friday, May 29, 2009

Crochet a summer cap

So I had a ton of extra yarn leftover (I believe I bought a skein of 223 yards or something)... so I found another pattern for a hat! This one is a bit more summery. But I still think its plain and I may add something to it.


added a brim:


I crocheted a huge flower but haven't attached it yet. 1) because I'm still deciding if its too much or not... 2) because my mom stole the hat and wore it, and now she doesn't remember what she did with it. I'll get a picture up soon.

I found it! haha my mom had somehow not remembered she took the hat upstairs??? Here's what the hat looks like with the flower on it... not sure if i'm going to actually attach it or not.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crochet in the Summertime! -crochet a beret

HIP HIP BERET! (get it? haha rhymes with hooray)

Haha I've never crocheted anything in my life, but once again, Threadbanger has come to the rescue. And I know that knitting and crochet are usually winter trends, but I was excited to try this out!

It came out suprisingly well, and it only took me a few hours last night and a few hours today. :)

For the tutorial:
hey hey! I youtubed instructions on how to make a flower, and just added that! I'm going to learn how to make a big one, now and attach it maybe to a hat with a bill!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Thought This Was Really Funny... -Drawn on Six-Pack

GRRRRR!!!! hahahaha I saw someone do this on youtube once. Oh the magic of eyeshadow and bronzer. You can fake some pretty nice abs!

t-shirt into a tank top --- not the best project ever.

Well I was trying to decide what to do with that pretty yellow shirt I have. Good thing I decided to do a sort of rough draft on a reject softball t-shirt. I didn't really like how it came out. My plan was to have like a racerback style with a flare at the bottom so its real loose-fitting and light. I ran out of T-shirt, so it didn't turn out as flared and flowy (<--word?) as I would have liked.

The beginning

The reason this shirt is a reject. Funny fact: Its impossible to heat transfer backwards... its a 55 upside down. lol

The pattern, sorta. Its a paper grocery bag, and it wasn't wide enough to draw the flare I wanted, so I was going to free-hand it. Turns out I didn't have enough fabric anyway.

The finished product!

The back... haha.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crochet a neckline -- I LOVE THREADBANGER!

I've been up since 9:00 this morning looking for some inspiration for my next project. Of course, Threadbanger is one of my all time FAVORITE places to find inspiration for my type of budget and I've decided on my next project!

Its such a lovely idea! I actually had a men's golf polo that's a really pretty summer yellow color, but I think I'm going to make a babydoll dress or something out of it because its got this fancy texture to it (probably for wicking). So this project will do for now, and I love the idea of turning t-shirts into "yarn". Gotta go pick out my materials! I'll post it when I'm done.

p.s. I GOT MY INTERNSHIP WITH TARGET!!! I am OH so excited about it!

My coworkers from Dillard's got me a necklace by Liz Claiborne that I've been wanting ever since it came in!!! Sort of a going away present/congratulations on the internship.


Couldn't really find a cute t-shirt I wanted to try this on, so I just used a regular green t-shirt. Also, I couldn't find a crochet needle anywhere in my house for the life of me so I used a latch-hook needle instead, and I actually found it a lot easier! So in the spirit of youtube, I made a video for youtube as well with my finished product! I also took a picture while I was doing it and I'll post that, because you can't really see the details in the video.

That felt a little ridiculous. haha

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Clip-on Earrings into a Hairpiece and choosing a banner

I've been pouring through websites, old pictures, and magazines for some type of inspiration for my header on this blog. WHAT TO DO!?!?!? Right now its just some boring little rectangle with "Krystal's Art"...


hopefully I'll get some ideas soon.

TODAY IS MICHOLE'S (my youngest sister's) PROM!!!

On her high school income budget, she was trying not to spend too much money. Especially since the tickets were pretty pricey. So she did her own nails, I did her hair in a curly updo and we tried to scrounge up some jewelry.

Her ears aren't peirced, so she had some clip on earrings that were my mom's from a really long time ago. They had a matching necklace (both were pearls). However, the earrings were like a bunch of pearls clustered into a weird shape rather than just one pearl for each ear. It looked a little older than what she would want to wear, so I added some bobby pins to them and VOILA! A cute little hairpiece!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Swimsuit I Made Out of Old T-Shirts-- work out starts today!

Well I HAVE been saying that I needed to start a work out plan... but if i'm going to be posting pictures of myself on here, I probably should haha.

So I posted yesterday about how I was making a swimsuit (sorta) out of two old shirts. Not really a SWIMMING suit... but one just to hang out in the sun in... I'm not too sure how t-shirts would work out in the water.
Here's the original shirt:
The original shirt was from They go bargain hunting, alter their finds a little bit, and sell them from their blog. Now they're at and they're doing some of their own stuff rather than just updating old clothes.

So this shirt has been reused twice! how cool is that?

I think I may have worn it as a shirt once, but I never really wore it that much even though its really cute.

The second shirt was an XXL men's (unworn) softball t-shirt. I just used this for the lining. It was big enough to make the suit double lined. I also took the padding out of one of my old swimsuits so the top is super super lined! haha

And the finished piece!:

tada! you can see some of the screenprinting from the softball shirt on the inside of the bottoms. haha. and the bottoms look kinda big, but that's because they're as stretchy as your average swimsuit.

and to prove it fits (because SOME certain people didn't believe me when I said I would make something that fits me):
I even used some extra off of the sleeve of the softball shirt to make a matching headband!
ok.. ok... so the headband wasn't difficult at all... you just cut some of the sleeve off, and throw it on your head.

Bear With Me...

Sorry guys, i'm not as html savvy as I used to be in my old xanga days. I've managed to put the background on here, but I'm not used to the blogspot editing. Please bear with me and I'll have everything looking swell in no time!


Thursday, May 14, 2009


So the semester just ended. I'm just waiting for a few grades... but I'M DONE!

I'm thinking thise weekend I'm going to make a new layout for this blog so its not so boring and default-ish.


Here's the story:

I bought an awesome new pair of sunglasses right before I quit Dillard's (had to get my use out of my employee discount!). They're like aviators with orange metal trim. WELL, I decided I wanted a swimsuit to match it, but you know swim suits at this time of the year are like 80 dollars for the top and 80 for the bottom... I tried discount retailers, but couldn't seem to find the right color.

So I searched my closet, and found a shirt that I had never worn. Its actually a cool story how I found it, too. I was looking for some vintage clothing ideas maybe a year ago online, and came across this awesome blog that these three girls had made. They found clothes, and sold them through their blog. Of course, being the impulse buyer I am, and trusting paypal, I bought two items. One of them was this cute orange and black dress/tunic. Of course, once it got here, it wasn't nearly as flattering on me as it was on the girls, so it found a home in my closet, and I've forgotten about it until now.
(although I could have sworn this wasn't the picture I saw when I bought it... oh well, bad memory I guess)

Their website was called, but they've recently been working on new projects and upgraded their site to You should check it out because all their stuff is really awesome! Its good inspiration for new ideas as well.

So anyway, I used this, and an old men's orange softball t-shirt (sweat-free because its never been worn. It was just leftover from my mom's screen printing business) and got to work! Of course I probably won't be able to wear it in the water, but just for hanging out in the sun, I think it'll be cute.

I'm almost done, and I think it will turn out well enough. I'll post the pictures when I'm done. I just figured I'd go ahead and post the blog now because I haven't in a while.