Thursday, July 19, 2007

Put Your Big Girl Panties on...

I've altered all kinds of things and participated in all types of swaps, but I think the following one I just finished probably takes the cake for the most unique for me LOL It all started when a friend bought the wrong size panties so instead of taking them back she proposed a Big Girl Altered Panties Round Robin Swap....taking from the saying "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it!" so the plain white panties arrived and after being stumped for awhile I finally decided I wanted to alter mine into something I would want to hang on the wall and a pair of big panties wasn't what I had in mind lol They started out looking like the following white pair:


I began by misting them with Lime Jello and Tahoe Turquoise Color Mists first then I cut the crotch out and cut them in half. Once they were dry I gathered and matched up the pieces to a pair of dollar store fairy wings and began sewing them on using ribbon, working my way around the wings gathering and turning slightly as I sewed....sewer I'm not but I managed! When I was done I misted them some more with Copper Kettle and 22 Karat Gold Color Mists and then stamped with some pink acrylic paint and a foam stamp. Once they dried I added a few other embellishments and turned them into Super Diva Fairy Wings which when worn give you super powers of protection just like Superman's cape or Wonder Woman's magic lasso ;-) Now they're ready to be sent on to the next person to add to them....

Front side


Back side

19 comments:

  1. These are just too cool. Leave it to you to turn them into something very unique.

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  2. that's hilarious and really cool.

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  3. Ok, Aileen.......after I got done laughing I wanted to let you know how wonderful your "panties" turned out! LOL!!! What a wonderful idea!!! I must say that if I was working on this particular swap, my hubby would call the men w/ the butterfly nets! :)

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  4. Aileen, this is better than turning sows' ears into silk!
    Joanne

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  5. Oh Aileen!!!!!!!! I just couldn't stop laughing!!!!!!!! You are sooooooo creative!!! Who in the world would have thought you could make art with a pair of knickers!!! Well done!!! xoxo Carol

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  6. What fun. Couldn't help but laugh. Love the colours.

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  7. Charmed. Just goes to show - all of life's mishaps have a solution.

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  8. OMG those are fabulous and who would have know they were big girl underwear to start!!!

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  9. Those are fabulous and who would have ever guessed they started out as big girl panties!!! Too funny!
    Jill

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  10. This is hysterical , it must be about the best swap I've ever heard of! Very creative idea , the wings are wonderful lol!

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  11. Aileen,

    I am ROTFLMAO! How clever, how wonderful. Love these!

    Cheers,
    Autumn

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  12. Awesome job ... don't even look like panties anymore ...... lol ... Linda F

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  13. Wow 13 comments on altered panties! I think it's cool that you've gotten so much attention with them panties! I can't wait to see what is next!!!!

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  14. What hasn't been said? Great job!! Makes me glad I linked to your blog from mine. I can't wait to see them when they are finished! You will post pics, won't you?

    Bettina

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  15. Ohmygosh...this is one of the funniest challenges I think I've ever heard of! Great results too :-)

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  16. Bwahahaha! You found a way to make a pair of white spankies into art. I bow in your presence!!

    xox,
    FLA ~

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  17. Wow ... I've been missing out on some fabulous art. Now if all big girl panties looked like this I wouldn't mind wearing them ... very cool!!

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  18. I like the way you think-this is too cool!

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