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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Love Spell on: November 20, 2008 01:18:46 AM
I think the ruffles are awesome!

Personally, though, I think it would look better with a regular open and close top, without the flap.  I think that interrupts the great design the ruffles essentially make.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Quick question from a newbie on: August 13, 2008 01:01:06 AM
I'm hoping some of you fabulous skilled sewers can help me with my question.  I have very (very very) little sewing experience, but whatever.  The only way to learn is to try.

So I've decided I want to make this rough patchwork thingamajig.  But I want one of those raised fabric/cord type seams between all the various patches.  In other words, I don't want perfect little side by side patches - I want this raised line, with visible stitching.
Here is a rough example of what I'm talking about:


You see that orange line running between all the patches?  That is what I want.

So how do I do that?  My best guess is that the patches are all sewn together (by machine or hand, it doesn't matter).  Then this orange cord(?) is handstitched on top.  But I feel I may be completely wrong.  Which is why I'm asking some experts for help, lol!

TIA!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to buy corkboard? on: August 07, 2008 05:26:16 PM
Thank you!  I haven't seen those, so I'll keep an eye out.

I would prefer one giant piece of corkboard, so it will have a cleaner look, but the tiles may end being my only option.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Where to buy corkboard? on: August 06, 2008 03:55:18 PM
I have a frame I want to use to make a corkboard for my room.  But I have no idea where to buy corkboard that I can cut to fit in the oval shaped frame.  I thought it would be easy to find, yet I don't seem to see it anywhere.

Any suggestions?

TIA!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made my bed! And I'm not just talking about the sheets. lots of photots on: July 29, 2008 01:03:47 PM
Gorgeous bed!!!
!!!!! BINGO! That's where I first got it from too! That was the best show ever. I'm so glad you had the same experience with it as I did! Also, this proves that I didn't just make the whole show up, because I've never been able to find out what the name of that show was or anything else. I would love to watch that show again.
LOL  I loved that show too.

Someone posted a huge batch of the episodes (maybe all of them?) on YouTube, if you want to relive the glory.
http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?p=r&user=Jeffp23&page=4
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: "guess who" rockstar addition! on: May 20, 2008 07:39:33 PM
That is AWESOME!!

But... is that Paris Hilton I spy in the front row??!  Shocked
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: So I have this couch...EDIT on: May 20, 2008 04:03:15 PM
What you do with it all depends on your style and the style of the rest of your furniture.
If you plan on keeping it traditional looking, then I would not restain the wood.  If you want to go for more of a modern look on a classic shape, then I would do a bright solid or mod pattern fabric and paint the wood white.  If you want to go for funky, I would go for a mix of bright solids with gilded wood.

Personally, since I lean far far to the side of funky, I am really jonesing after the sort of look this company does right now:
http://www.squintlimited.com/
I would imagine that in order to accomplish it, you sew together your "quilt" of fabrics first, before upholstering the sofa with it.  But I really don't know - upholstery has always been far too daunting a task for me, which I've always left to the professionals.  I do remember, however, that someone here reupholstered a sofa a while back, and it was her very first time doing upholstery, and the results were phenomenal.  So you may want to do a board search for that - perhaps she gave some tips.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Journal/Notebook Case with Scrap Fabrics on: May 03, 2008 06:27:09 PM
That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: White and black polka dot Petti Skirt on: April 23, 2008 10:40:21 PM
The comments on Martha Stewart's post mention this site for buying the nylon chiffon.

Assuming that this is the correct fabric being called for, it is $2.85 a yard, so comparable to the price of the poly.  Shipping is on the pricey side, at around $7.50,  but that's $7.50 for the entire order.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Alice In Wonderland Photoshoot on: March 24, 2008 02:24:59 AM
Love them!

They reminded of the ones Annie Leibowitz shot for Vogue a few year back.
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