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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / What are the names of craft supply stores in Canada? on: May 30, 2008 10:17:40 PM
I wasn't really sure on where I should post this, but I figured that I couldn't lose putting it in the miscellaneous forum! Wink

My question is pretty simple. I 'm originally from the states, but am now living in Canada. I haven't done too much craft-shopping since I've been living here, so I'm not sure on the big craft-chain stores they have here.

Anyone from Canada or that knows the answer wish to enlighten me? I also live in New Brunswick.

Thanks a bunch. Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How would you identify this skirt? on: May 29, 2008 11:13:29 PM
Image : http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/shoujo_bubbles/looking-out-the-window-3287.jpg

So, I was reading information online about various types of petticoats, tutus, and the materials that you use to make them.

So, I'm wondering if any of you would be able to elaborate further on what -exactly- the girl is wearing in that picture. Is it a petticoat or a tutu? I've convinced myself that it's a powder-puff style tutu.

The main reason why I don't just say to myself, "Oh, I'll just modify a petticoat tute!" is because I'm not sure exactly what I want to make yet! XD

My question for now is what would you call the skirt that she's wearing? Thanks for the input. Cheesy

Also, I'm sure that you can tell that the skirt is very stiff. I'm curious as to if the material itself will give it that stiff quality, or if I'll have to do something with whatever fabric I use. I've never used tulle or crinoline or netting, or any other material that you would use to make a petticoat or tutu. If anyone has any input on what exact type of material you think I should use, I would love you! Cheesy

Thank you so very much! ^^
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for a Mario-inspired Chess set? :o on: December 17, 2007 02:13:08 AM
My apologies if this isn't posted in the proper section. Smiley

Anyways! I decided a bit ago that making either a chess or checkers set based on Super Mario World characters/objects for my hubby would be a good idea.

I was wondering if ya'll thought it was a good idea or not, and if so, if you had any ideas other than my own, on what to use for what pieces. Also, I know that making a checkers set would be -a lot- less time consuming and simple, but time is something that I just have a lot of (so, I think that a chess set would be a lot more fun to make!).

For the pieces, I figured that using Mario and Luigi for the kings would be neat. My one big concern was using Princess Toadstool twice for the queen pieces, but I figured that I could change her hair-color/dress-color.

These are all of my ideas:
King: Mario
Queen: Toadstool (Original hair/dress colors)
Bishop: Red-Shelled Koopa
Rook: Star
Knight: Red Yoshi
Pawn: Red Mushroom

King: Luigi
Queen: Toadstool
Bishop: Green-shelled Koopa
Rook: Fire-power flower
Knight: Green Yoshi
Pawn: Green Mushroom

So, what do you guys think?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / So, I'm going to make these oufits... on: September 07, 2007 12:59:23 AM
So, I'd love to make a couple of outfits for a convention that I'm going to be going to sometime in the near future. The problem I have is that I'm not totally sure how to create the effect of certain parts of the clothes.

I'm planning to make two outfits for Chi, from the anime/manga, "Chobits." If you've heard of it, great! If you haven't, hopefully your wit in clothing-making can help! I cannot stress enough that ANY advice you have (no matter how minuscule it may seem to you, I'm always looking for help!) will be embraced by me! Cheesy

After browsing a bit on the forums, I found a few posts that I am certain will inspire me to create both of the costumes; however, any advice you might have would be greatly appreciated!

Questions!

Image 1: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/shoujo_bubbles/chobits54.jpg

I have no idea how I'd make the sleeves on this one poof out like the way that they do, and I didn't find anything (so far) that really helps in this particular case.

I'm not entirely sure if the hem of the dress will ruffle out like the one she's wearing, unless I do something extra to it. Any advice on specific techniques I can use for that?

Image 2: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/shoujo_bubbles/looking-out-the-window-3287.jpg

The skirt part of this outfit is incredibly poofy! o.o; I assume that I could use tulle or that nylony stuff that I hear so much about. Is it possible to make it as intense as what she's wearing? If not, I'd probably just tone it down to a bit, but I'd love to make it just the way hers is! Cheesy

Again, the ruffle-ness of the hem/most of the skirt...not -totally- sure how to do that. I would love any help you could provide.


My questions probably make you think, "Man, this girl doesn't know the first thing about making clothing!" Lol, well! It's true that I haven't made many clothes, but it just so happens that I just fail at the ruffle/poofiness.  Undecided So! Any advice at all that you may have (even if I didn't include it in my questions), would be greatly appreciated! Thanks a bunch!

Edit: Since I'm going to be walking around, I need shoes to wear. Any thoughts on what kind of footwear you think may look cute with both? Thanks again! <3
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