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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: looking for vintage style leisure bra pattern on: January 24, 2016 04:27:14 AM
I might have to make that pattern too. 
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / looking for vintage style leisure bra pattern on: January 17, 2016 07:02:00 AM
Looking for a leisure/lounge/sleep bra with a front closure.  Not exactly what I want, but it's close. I thought they were longline bras.  Maybe it had a side closure. 

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / inspiration needed for an index befitting a scrapbook album on: December 28, 2015 05:37:18 PM
I have three old family photo albums I would love to index.
If you have created a table of content or index, please share your insights. 
I found this beautiful graphic online for the word index.



I just don't know where to go next.

The rest just seems very disappointing.

Index
Johnson family picnic page 9
Johnson, George and Martha page 11
Smith, John page 3
Smith, William page 7,
White Brown wedding photo page 12

Still looking for a table of contents graphic suitable for old family photos. 





















4  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: How to make a mummy's head with mini tutorial on: October 04, 2015 06:45:45 PM
The strips were approx. 1.5" wide by 40" long.
Each strip wrapped around the head about 3 times.

5  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / How to make a mummy's head with mini tutorial on: September 20, 2015 01:51:36 PM


I had a glass head I wanted to update.
Next I tea dyed muslin fabric. (I had tea and muslin in the house).
Tore the muslin into strips approx 1.5 inches wide and the length of the fabric.
I also had matte finish mod podge (it's non toxic) in my stash.
I applied mod podge to the glass and started wrapping my mummy.
The glue takes a long time to dry.
After each half was dry, I flipped in over to do the other half.
Pictured is layer three and I have at least one more layer to add on to the top of head, neck and across the nose.
The more layers I add, the better it looks.
Once done, I will seal the whole thing with mod podge.
It will be the centerpiece on my table with snacks around it.
After Halloween it will be a vintage hat display.
I am very happy with aged look of the fabric.

*mod podge is very sticky and must be cleaned up while wet.  
*I have already used 1 yard of fabric to wrap it, so make sure you have lots of gauze on hand.






6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mystery item - how would you use it? on: July 17, 2015 08:01:55 AM
easy, dollhouse toilet ouch

Too funny. You have unintentionally given me a "load" of ideas.

I could easily see these shapes being used in a dollhouse or fairy garden. Mirrors, chair seats, stepping stones, shutters, and other architectural details.
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Mystery item - how would you use it? on: July 17, 2015 07:06:29 AM
This was found in a box of polymer clay supplies, but I'm not sure what it is. 
There's nothing written on it and it might not be a craft item at all.
I've enhanced the color to make it more visible in the photo.
It's white plastic with four different shapes, one on each side (square, circle, oval and triangle).
Each design is about 1.25" across.
They are too large to make clay buttons, but that's the only idea I have.


If this item was in your craft stash, how would you use it?







8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Waves of Fun - my new summer purse on: July 10, 2015 11:12:57 AM
I saw a Michael Kors purse I wanted and JoAnns carried a similar fabric.
Somewhere in the process,  I decided their purse was too formal for me.  

The blue cord was a leftover drawstring than I randomly sewed to the fabric.

The blue lining  used to be a nurse's smock.
I carefully lined in up, so the smock pockets worked with my purse.

I had planned to make straight sides, but it didn't suit the fabric.
The outside of the purse was sewn like a bubble skirt, gathered at the top and bottom.
The lining was sewn with straight edges.
Lining up the top gathers with the straight edge was very tricky.
I can't remember when I used so many straight pins.

The straps and oval base are black denim that I had leftover.


9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Krazy Kooling Ties - great scrap busting project on: July 08, 2015 09:49:14 AM
They use less than 1/4 yard of fabric.  
I've made 20 so far, and still digging through my leftover fabric.  
Everyone was chosen to fit the personality of the wearer.  

I did not use any pattern, but you don't need one.  
Basically it's a 4" x 42" rectangle of cotton/cotton blend fabric.
1 tsp of Miracle Gro Water Absorbing Crystals in each tie.
I only used my sewing machine and each took about 30 minutes to make.

My favorite is the purple batik.
left to right: Marvel comics, Dr. Who, marbled black and gold, patriotic flags, galaxy fabric, and turquoise print.  
I made others, but neglected to take photos.  

I carried the finished ties in my purse in a ziploc bag.  
When people asked where to purchase one, I gave them one for free.  








10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / several solutions for resizing pants on: June 21, 2015 06:55:23 AM
I've done it several different ways depending on the design of the pants and the weight of the fabric.

pants waist too large:  I make darts directly above the back pockets. The tip of the dart is hidden behind the pocket. This is my favorite, but works best on lighter weight fabrics. You can also sneak some tiny darts in the front pockets.
 
paints waist too large:  cut a piece of wide good quality elastic about the size of your waist (in back).  Pin one end on inside of waistband near side seams. Pin other end of elastic near other side seam. Distribute elastic evenly across inside back of waist band.  Zigzag stitch across elastic ends and full length of elastic.  Very quick and easy to do.

pants waist too large: open back waistband and taken in back seam.  adjust waistband and re-sew.

paints waist too large:  casual pants.  make decorative pleats along waistband and sew buttons through pleats.

paints legs too wide: it's much easier to take in using the inseam.


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