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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Light White Halter Dress. on: July 26, 2010 09:06:35 PM
is there a pattern?  It's super cute!  I want to make one!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirts for Winter on: November 07, 2006 12:44:19 AM
I have a stupid question, here, but I'm a new sewer so please forgive me.  When you trace, what materials are needed?  I'm going to look into the dew sew, but what else will I need?  I have a tracing wheel, and I do have tracing paper, but that's not cutting it.  What am I missing?

I recently fell in love with a simple skirt pattern, and I plan on knocking off many many versions of this, so I better think about pattern preservation now.

TYIA
Necia

dew sew - trace the pattern, pin it securely to your fabric and cut right through.
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: magnetic eyeshadow pallete on: October 31, 2006 07:11:29 PM
You  know what would be awsome too. You've Inspired me. a magnetic make-up board for your bathroom. You could get one of those metal sheets, hang it in your bathroom and presto! you have an awsome looking piece of artwork in your bathroom and all your make-up colors and stuff in easy accesss!!

i, too, have considered this. it has yet to be done though.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: simple quilt on: October 10, 2006 02:14:58 PM
thanks for the ideas ladies!  I am nearly done with my frist rail fence.  I will post as soon as i am done!
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Art of Makeup on: September 18, 2006 01:00:17 PM
Wow, what a great topic. Everyone's pics are so great!

In case my pic does not work, allow me to explain. My close friend is a free-lance makeup artist (lucky me Smiley). And her gift to me was to do my makeup for my wedding. Awesome gift, huge stress reliever! One of the many themes running through my wedding was peacock feathers. So she did a little fancy gold, green and dark teal eyeliner on my eye to match. She rocks!   Grin



I apologize that the pic is not the best, and hopefully I can get it to work. Thanks for looking!

I am glad to see that someone is actually have fun with makeup at their wedding.  Most of the weddings i have been apart of in the past few years it was always 'keep it natural'  even my sister hows a glam-rock chick and would wear red eyeliner on a nothing-special-tuesday.  She wanted everyone in the wedding to have natural makup - not even lavender to match the wedding colors Sad  what a square! 

It looks super pretty int he picture, but i bet in person it was stunning.  You go crafty girl!  Cheesy
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Skirts for Winter on: September 14, 2006 07:48:05 PM
i LOVE long skirts in winter! with tights! yeah, I'm looking forward to it.
I'm also looking forward to not shaving my legs too... my hubby isn't American, so i can get away with it!

i have a great skirt pattern that I change all the time, making the side slits more open, lining it etc. I have different results every time, so I never get sick of it. The problem is that I've used the pattern so much that it's in pieces and i don't know the brand or pattern number!

i think i'll go recon a pair of jeans and line it with some nice plaid flannel. Grunge will never die in my heart.

You need dew sew!  Its like thin fabric that you can trace the pattern on and then place it on top of the fabric and cut through all layers.  It saves your pattern AND it makes cutting easier.  If not, use large sheets of tracing paper or even butcher paper to trace the pattern on in the future.  I have found this is well worth it because i reuse bag patterns over and over.  It will take a little longer, and cost a little bit more, but the life of your beloved (& often expensive) pattern for much much longer.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / scrap quilt for a begginer?? on: September 09, 2006 11:25:22 AM
im just learning to quilt. i am looking for a good scrapy quilt that is simple to practice my skills and use up what in my stash - a lot of it is lively prints that dont match much to eachother.  any ideas?
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Beauty on a Budget Guide! (Post your money saving, beauty tips here!) on: August 12, 2006 06:53:06 PM
Hello.  I am a college student living on my own  Between paying rent and eating my beauty budget isn't quite what i wished it could be.  Over time I have been finding out creative ways to save money and fix my budget so i can still get those few more pricey beauty items once in a while. 

Here I have began to compile a list of my tricks.  I would love to hear others.  I am hoping this thread will be a great resource for girls like me.  Hope you enjoy & benefit from my examples, and please, share your own!


-If you like to use a special moisturizer that isn't cheap, 'stretch' it with a cheap basic lotion.  For example, i use a basic beauty lotion all over, and a special one around my eyes and forehead that need some extra attention.

- Don't be afraid of store brand!  Look at the ingredients if you are skeptical, but they usually are the same thing.  For the most part, that extra money you'd pay just goes to advertising, not quality.

-Don't disregard dollar stores, discount stores & outlets.  You can usually find really good deals!  I for one love the dollar store for body lotions, soaps, q-tips etc.  I've even found things like brand name cosmetics, eyelash curlers, & vitamin oils.  It's a good place to scope out and stock up!

-Go through your make up & other beauty supplies often. (make a list if you have to) Know what you have and what you still need/want.  This will keep you from over buying unnecessary things.  I started doing this when i realized i already have 4 blur eyeshadows after just buying one, and i don't really wear blue eyeshadow very often.  It then is just a waste of money.

-I use baby oil instead of shaving cream.  I get it at the dollar store and a bottle last a long time.  I feel like it makes my legs feel a lot smoother then using shaving cream, and its WAY cheaper.  I have also been told that conditioner works good, too.

-I use a cheap shampoo (like suave) and then spend a little more on a really good conditioner, since thats the one that makes the difference on how manageable your hair is.

-Good 'ol Vaseline!  This stuff is a must have!  It's a great moisturizer & lip balm.  It's cheap and a little goes a long ways.  Even celebrities like Tyra Banks swear by it.  Check out this thread to see more of its powers at work.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104661.0

-Know what you are about to run out of before you are desperate, that way you can keep an eye out for sales.

-Look for rebates!!  Most drugstores have monthly rebate offer booklets and sometimes they offer full rebates.  I love to try new things - this lets me do it more often without carving too much into my beauty budget.

-Theres no reason to get fancy with your lotion.  Just plain, inexpensive lotion will do.  As long as the oder is mild it doesn't matter esp. if you wear perfume or body spray.

-samples are awesome!  I collect clinique samples and I buy samples of mac on ebay.  I have no need to invest full price on full bottle of pigment that would last all eternity - so sample sizes are a great way for me to have the luxury of plying with mac, and costs the same as most drugstore brand eyeshadows!

-Make yourself a beauty budget and STICK TO IT.  I use www.makeupally.com which has this feature on it.  If you don't go over at the end of the month, then you can get yourself a specail treat - and it will bee even better when you've earned it!



Well, thats about all i can think of for now.  I hope that helps.  I'll add more as they come to me.  Please share your own!
thanks

XOXO
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Art of Makeup on: August 08, 2006 11:09:27 PM
Hey - I was going throught my bookmarks.  Heres some of my favorite makeup related sites:

http://www.howtobeauty.com/Makeovers/index.html

http://makeupalley.com/
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Art of Makeup on: August 08, 2006 07:00:52 PM
OK, another question tetrik -

Have you ever used mac glitters?  I ordered some in some awesome 'unusual' a while ago - (&still long awaiting their arrival. urg!) Are they similar?  I'm also getting the mac mixing medium. 

Just wondering if you tried them both for compairson purposes.

thanks!
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