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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help Me Shop on: November 06, 2007 03:44:37 AM
I work for a small craft shop on an Army post. Our stock is running low but I can't order everthing I WANT only what we NEED.

What basic craft supplies do you think everybody should have? Things like glue and googly eyes, yarn and pipe cleaners...

We already have sewing supplies and a scrapbook section that I am slowly added stuff too. I need ideas for kids as well.

Thank you from me and every crafter on post.  Cheesy

 
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Shai Hulud Jr. on: October 29, 2007 05:40:57 PM
My husband and I are HUGE scifi nerds. One day I was sitting around bored out of my mind with no projects to make. He challenged me to make a stuffed Shai Hulud. This is the giant sand worm from the epic book series DUNE by Frank Herbert. His mouth is the triple open jaw (book canon, not movie). His mouth actually goes down about 12 inches with three rows of teeth. I originally had a sachet of cinnamon inside so he would even smell like Spice. That idea was short lived. The ground cinnamon started to leak through the fabric and leave marks. The Old Man Of The Desert now resides on my side chair ready to swallow any Harkonen who sit there.



13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knock-Off and Prototype on: October 29, 2007 05:27:16 PM
I was commissioned by one of my Aunt's friends half way around the world to reproduce a bag for her. The original was a Vera Bradley. An ancient version of the Villager http://www.verabradley.com/Site/Store/ProductDetail.aspx?dept=7&sku=10326%3a38 done in a crazy chicken/farm theme. Alice just wanted plain black.

First I made a prototype to make sure I got all the bits down just right. The only fabric I found that I could spare and was about the same weight was a tapestry remnant and a baby pink cotton for the lining.





As you can see. it holds TONS of stuff in all of its side pockets and one velcro outside pocket. My neighbor calls it my Marry Poppins carpet bag. There always seems to be something in there for her kid.  Wink

Then I moved on to the real thing. I used pre-quilted two sided black fabric. This saved me from doing the quilting and I didn't have to line it. I used a gorgeous royal blue for the accents. I found out later this was Alice's favorite shade. *psychic* The final also has a zipper and only one long strap, as requested.





14  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / oh, Hi on: August 18, 2007 02:11:30 AM
I've been here a few weeks, lurking and posting, and just realized there was an intro forum.

Well, heres me. I'm vinnie451. I do EVERYTHING, except knit and I'm going to fix that. I'm infamous in my neighborhood for being the girl to go to if you need some skirts hemed and you find my house by the flamingo out front. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188809.msg1981984#msg1981984

I also teach classes to those less crafty inclined at a military post in Germany. I love my job!

Thanks to all for being so welcoming, inspiring and all around helpfull!

~V~
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / vinnie451's Gallery (may contain adult situations) on: August 16, 2007 02:08:10 PM
I know I'm new here but I hope to be making a lot of these beautiful little bits of art.

Here is my first ever set. From scrap fabric. Apliqued and embelished with a bit of every thing.



A these are my mom's first atempts that she swaped with me. Also fabric Aplique with hand embroidery.



Let me know what you think.
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 2 Mini Crazy Quilts on: August 16, 2007 01:46:13 PM
I had a bunch of scraps left over from a piece I made out of old ties.

I made a B-day card for my mom





And a tiny purse that barely hold my cash and IDs.





There is a turquoise ribbon for the handle and a couple pockets inside.

Iv'e done embroidery forever but these are my first CQ projects. Let me know what you think, please.
17  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Jeffy The Cosplay Flamingo on: August 09, 2007 11:50:12 AM
This is Jeffy. He likes to Cosplay.

This is him the week Deathly Hallows came out.


These are his tan lines from his costumes.


So I repainted him.






I started with a good coat of white Krylon primer then base coated with a medium pink. I darkened the low areas and dry brushed the highlights.

Please let Jeffy know if you think he is pertty.
Thanks.

18  EUROPE / GERMANY / American in Bavaria on: July 07, 2007 03:17:43 PM
My husband got stationed here (hohenfels) with the army and I just got a job at the Ars & Crafts Center on post.  I was hoping to find some crafters - any kind of crafters - who are interested in getting together groups or just to hang out. I personaly sew, quilt, crochet, scrap, do stained glass and just about anything else you can think of.

Drop me a line if you are interested. Danke!
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My First Post! A hoodie the I sliced up. on: July 05, 2007 12:04:16 PM
I had an ancient hoodie that had some psudo-military screan print on it. My husband is in the Army and people would give me weird looks for it. Plus, the arms wear too short and it was hard to pull over my head.

I cut up the center and used my serger to finish the edges. Then I randomly added length in stripes to the arms and the chevron to add length in the body. Then a couple of patches to hide the old pattern and a new draw string.

I forgot to line the red fabric on the arms and the stabilizer I used is a little itchy.

Now I get good attention for my one of a kind hoodie.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/vinnie451/Art/Hoodie2.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/vinnie451/Art/Hoodie1.jpg

I will post the pics as soon as I'm not a noob...

Let me know what you think please.
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