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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Too Many Mangos. Help? Please? on: January 06, 2009 06:51:17 PM
I never thought I would say this, but I have too many mangos. I love them dearly, but things are out of hand.

My mum bought a box before we went away for Christmas assuming they'd all get eaten, but apparently it slipped her mind that my brother doesn't like them and she works full time, thus spending her days away from them. Now into the New Year, this leaves me at home every day with a box of rapidly shrivelling mangos.

I'm eating as much as I can and drinking about a thousand smoothies, but I still have at least half the box left.

So, my plea to you is this: Recipes. Mango related ones. Lots of them. I don't care what they are, I just need some ideas before I have a box of rotten mangos instead!

Thanks in advance,
Em
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Red, backless formal (prom) dress on: October 07, 2008 05:08:18 AM
A combined effort between me, my mum and my grandma for my senior formal. Finished half an hour before the formal (prom for those in America). The colour is deeper than it comes out in the photos. It's a much blue-er red. The closest to it is the top detail. And the dress somehow managed to get crushed in the 5 min car ride to the formal...hoorah satin!

Top detail:


Back Detail (that nearly killed us all):


Full length at formal with 2 of my best friends:


With my date, another best friend and her date:


I do love how co-ordinated we all are.

It nearly killed us, but it came out well i think. Your thoughts?

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Extra Large men's pants --> high waisted shorty shorts on: October 07, 2008 04:53:05 AM
A while ago my brother was going to throw out this pair of extra large long pinstriped pants coz they didn't fit. He'd only worn them like, twice and i couldnt stand to see them go, so i rescued them and put them in my stash. Then last weekend it was my best friend's 18th and i had nothing to wear. I wanted some high waisted shot shorts. I remembered these pants. I cut them up and made them into tiny me shorts! I forgot to take a before pic (typical) but im sure you can imagine extra large men's pants.

The shorts:



Side:


Back:


Logo (yes, BadBoy. Proof they were men's):


Tada!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gold Hotpants. With butt ruffle. on: October 07, 2008 04:45:43 AM
So here in Australia (and also various other places around the world) we have a thing called The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge which is an epic competition in which teams from High Schools compete with dance performances. I've been doing it for a very long time and this year was my last year. My school made it to the Grand Final once again and we always dress up in our school's colours, this year being purple and gold. I decided i wanted gold hotpants. And so i made them. I then decided they weren't sparkly enough so i added a sequined butt ruffle. I was doing this the night before the final so they are unhemmed. The result? the most fun pants ever!

The front:


The side:


The Back:


On the day (with my sexy make-up):


So there you have it. Gold Hotpants with Butt Ruffle   Cheesy
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Mother's Day foodage?? on: May 09, 2008 09:08:32 PM
So, every year for mother's day i chase mum out of the kitchen waving my pink spatula and take over the days meals.

Usually, i have this all planned out, recipes and ingredients organised and bought weeks in advance.

Enter senior year of high school, several over due assessments and illness and you have one very disorganised me with mother's day being tomorrow. joy.

I've got breakfast and lunch covered, but im at a complete loss for dinner.

To make things yet more complicated, my mum's a dietitian. That means healthy food only.

Does anyone have any ideas for something healthy and quick with ingredients likely to be lurking in my cupboard? Pasta is always a good bet, because we always have tonnes (i make it fresh in advance), but she wants to try something new so i can't fall back on my usuals.

*stress*

Thanks!

6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Harry Potter fabric?? on: May 07, 2008 07:52:22 PM
I live in Australia and have been desperately tyring to track down some decent Harry Potter/Hogwarts fabric. I know I could order it internationally, but due to my under 18ness and lack of visa, i'd rather find something in Australia.

Having said that, if anyone knows of ANY harry potter fabrics worth a look, i'd be much appreciative.


Thanks!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Winter Coat Time on: March 24, 2008 10:04:03 PM
Ok, here is Australia it's Autumn (Fall) so I have been thinking about making a new coat for winter. I have a nice black one already, so I've decided i want to make one in red.

It's going to meld sort of a men's Victorian coat at the back (like the green one on this page. the shorter length though):
http://www.victoriana.com/Mens-Clothing/mens-clothing-1.html

but at the front i want it to look like this (double breasted buttoning):
http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/marc-by-marc-jacobs-felt-coat

I have a few questions though:

1. Is this even possible? Or would the double breastedness of the front not work with the very tailored cut of the back (my waist is very small)?
2. Any suggestions on the kind of fabric that would work best? It needs to be quite heavy and warm, i'm a complete cold wimp.


Any answers or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Emilwa
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Christmas Dress (a little late) with pics instead of links on: March 04, 2008 11:14:01 PM
[Modified to replace links]
So, last year I decided that I needed a Christmas dress 2 days before my annual Christmas Party and this is the result.

The whole dress:


Front Detail (yes, with bells):


Skirt:


Back:


Back Detail:


The top sits a bit strangely due to my complete lack of cleavage, but otherwise I'm fairly happy with it.

What do you think?
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