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TRAVIS C O U NTY EX PO C ENT ER
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Sew to juggle. Bu iId to thum b a tune. Design to color a book of special
m om ents. Solder w ires to sw ivel a sparkly hula hoop. And knit to play w ith a
plushie (or sim ply cuddle). The follow ing pages are aII about am usem ent, but w e don't know w hich is m ore fun - crafting these
projects, or playi ng with them afterw ard.
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Use household objects to make Create a personallzed coloring book. a muslcal Iamellaphone. By Summ er Bl/ck ilum ar Ely RP Colller
Sew a set of Japanese juggling toys. Dunphy ttlrns art Into m odern pla!/ By Diane Gilleland By Garth Johnson
W lre up a hoop for a flashy swlvel. Knlt a reverslble plulshle By Brookelynn Morrls By Anna li rachovec
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LET YO U R C REATIV E JUIC ES
GO W ILD W ITH THESE UNIQUE M IX-A N D-M ATC H M O N STER
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Iook Iike post-apocalyptic am igurum i.
It's probably because I Iike to work free- ?.:é / wf
orrn and I'm a Iittle goofy on the inside. *.f#Jk.' X nu
W hile playing w ith com m ercial felt one ' 7T;,
day, I m anaged to create a hand-sew n ' ''
special friend'' nam ed Johnson. He had
a com b-over and a total of six f i ngers, :..''''B'-B.''...' -.'''-p'-b-r.' uf u'gnr drIll c fI / illu - . 11 iirlt
and he w as glorious I n the f ive years ''''-''b''''''- -nd-''-'''-'''' u t . . r. ' I s h' ''g 'T I .) r) '. L e ' s f ' L I ' 1:h . .y
, .?a u h u .i t' r ru r ..vc I I .1 lo '') ' a or since then, I ve m ade dozens m ore and '
never the sam e one tw ice. W ith the nifty z ..:,,
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d a deliberate rejection of precision, z-f' 'j a n ! ou can create an endless variety of ' ( '9
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TA K E TW O C O M PLEM EN TA RY I
FABRICS AND SEWTHEM INTO ONE . kt W RA PA RO U N D. REV ERS IBLE SK IRT. -
The 7Os had their fair share of fashion
statem ents, including platform shoes, I
bell-bottom s. and caftans, to nam e a s...L...,etk-.,e....IcI-e.t few O ne of the m ore creative fashions ' iretu.tetlo, .E.I--. .-'I-t''s '
that becam e popular was the infam ous
w rap skirt. It gave w om en aII the style x .
and com fort of an A-li ne ski rt, w ith the .t$ . à?.
added ability to expand and contract to l â -
fit our ever-changing w aistlines. Although I., ,pcr,uIa.,..t..., .,. the general pattern stays the sam e, this '-'e'n'-'' e.. buo,,....,.&,.a...-I
m odern variation is reversi bIe w ith a b.'d''''''-'-' '''-''-''''-'k-'
scoop pocket and bold ribbon waistband.
If you're new to sew ing, this is a '
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H A N G K ERO SEN E LA N TERN S O N
STU RDY BRA N C H ES FO R A RUSTIC I .
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ex erience the rom ance of roughing ''''''''''''' '''' '''' '' '''''r) ,,a 'd . . . .,.,1.,. , 'd .... z. ..
it under the stars w ithout the threat
of a kerosene-fueled conflagration! .1 ,1 izl-lAlkl-ohvlTh
e juxtaposition of the craggy birch tlk olklt,vb
ranches and banged-up kerosene
Ianterns w orks w ell w ith the self- r. .y 'c7 o vz
consc iously m i n i m a I ha rdw are. '..,'w'
I assed on the ubiquitous sw ag chain '' ''''' '''''''' '''''''r::h ! .r, 1 ct :) :q ., . qrr. 1...(..: (.., ( ). t I .(.
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attached to a f ine cable, w hich reeks .,,,....1'....$1...,. 0.,. u, .,..,,1,.
of sleek contem porary Italian design o'''''r'''''.'''' ''p.'' - and w hat better thing to reek of ?
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HY PER BO LIC BA BY PA N TS. u, a ,,.,. ,.,,.,.y w.,,,.I
B W hat do a stop sign and a pair of n, ,,. ,6,:k,,. ..,.1. .t-
pants have in com m on? They can both
be rnade from octagons. This strange
observation raises two important .,) . y skquestions
. If pants can be m ade f rom s ./ïL . f
octagons, then w hy don't tailors m ake ..s. .. pants from octagonal patterns? And, if '
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patterns, w hy did anyone ever think that
pants could be m ade from octagons?
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BY M ATT M A RAN IA N
've always been a sucker for those bIg oI' dusty glass cases
found In natural hlstory m useum s or underfunded hlstorlcal
attractlons. It never really m atters w hat these cases actually
house. a taxlderm led arm adl Ilo. Abe Llncoln's top hat. the world's
Iongest tapeworm - put alm ost anythlng In a case behlnd glass
and It suddenly seem s valuable and exotlc. li To m ake a dusty glass case of your own that serves double duty ! :) as an I ntrlgulng slde table start wlth a scavenged wlndow and :hi some f u rnlture Iegs salvaged from a thrlft.shop castoff A few ri .;& dollars' worth of cheap bulldlng m aterlals and a I Ittle palnt w l I I 2 j. f I n I sh th e Job S u d den Iy you r ow n co I Iectlon of wo rth I ess re I Ics .tJ wII I have m useum .qual Ity Iegltlm acy 2
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BY AN N A D ILE M N A
f you want a chlc. affordable kld's chalr that doesn't Iook Ilke
It's from a catalog, try Foldschoollng It. Thls chalr Is unlque.
styllsh. and totally m ade of cardboard! W here can you buy It?
You ca n 't Foldsc hoo I f urn Itu re I s a 100% D I Y co ncept a nd t he re .
fore avallable only to crafters. Thls tutorlal elaborates on the baslc
manuai f rom the Foldschool slte (1 oldsch lool cor ' )) There you'll j flnd helpf ul tlps as well as som e great suggestlons on how you can E plm p your chalr once you've f Inlshed bulldlng It Even If you don't 2
have klds of your own. Foldschool chalrs m ake fabulous glfts for T' zï
sm all.sized frlends and fam lly. .ù' .#'
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BY CY TYM O NY
om etlm es your regular jacket pockets just w on't do for
som e of your prlvate sneaky Item s you 'd rather not
have d Iscovered You can m ake a secret pocket easlly
enough for one of your spare jackets. Better yet m ake a secret
sleeve pocket that provldes qulck access and Is custom m ade
for your personal Item s such as a pen, calculator m lnl cam era
volce recordeq flashllght anlm al repellent or personal alarm.â . . .) Th Is project shows how to make a compact pocket for an T Ipod. f rom materlal that matches the jacket color. It's afflxed .J' w lth velcro stlck.ons allow lng for easy rem oval prlor to travel Ing i and for cleanlng purposes Your secret pocket can be any slze
you deslre. Just follow the baslc deslgn exam ple glven'!
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BY M ARY BETH KLAT'T
n the 1950s . wom en had to w ea r hoslery to the off jce or
rlsk belng flred. Natural Iy. these Iadles ended up wlth a Iot of
rlpped and snagged pantyhose. Although som e tossed these
ru I n ed p a I rs . t h e c raf ty o n es coo ked u p b ea u t I f u I ways to
reuse them M any wom en ended up dyelng and cuttlng them
up to create f Iowers for w edd I ng veI Is corsages. a nd hats.
.g Now those sa me flowers wl I I set you back a srna I I fortune ) on eBay. but you can re.create them for a f ractlon of the prlce. ! and get a vlntage Iook that would be approprlate on Ellzabeth .ö Tayl o r j n Father oé the X de
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BY DON NA KROIZ A N D LA U REN KRO IZ
ntll the Iate 19th century, brldes generaily bought the
fancl est d ress they cou Id afford and then w ore It
throughout thelr m arrlage as an evenlng gow n W lth
the rlse of m ass.produced clothlng. w hlte becam e the popula r
color - m axlm a I Iy lm practlca I It slgnlf Ied the ow ner wou Id
wear the d ress only once Efflclent wom en often m arrled I n
wh Ite and then dyed thel r d resses to wear agaln. j I n the 21st century, there's no need to choose between antl. M
consumerlst values and Iooklng cute In whlte on your weddl ng j day. Learn how to m ake an adorable. versatlle dress uslng w hlte Z'
cotton T.shlrts - comfortable. repurposed. and perfect for years (
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