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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Too small blouses on: June 09, 2010 12:34:44 PM
I have a lot of too small bouses. I tend to be very hard on my clothing. A couple of things I have some ideas of how to remake them into something to love, but most of them I'm at a complete loss. I see a lot of recons for cloths that are too big, but any advice on the too small stuff? I'd be happy with something completely different (Like a pillow, which I plan on doing) I just don't want to throw out some of this fabric!

Thanks in advance Smiley
12  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Asking for my first machine on: March 01, 2010 06:18:37 AM
I'm looking at the Hello Kitty Sewing Machine - Green (11706). It's a 3/4 size machine and reviewers say it's the same as Janome Harmony 1017. It looks simple, but I'm a true beginner. Should I go with this one? It has a lot of great reviews, but I'm wondering if I need something a little sturdier and more versitile. I'd rather not have to buy another one in a year or two.

Oh, and to explain the topic name, I'm asking for it on my wedding registry Smiley

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html?asin=B000B8WSJ2&colid=CUJ0MTPT5ETY&coliid=I2XX9OC5CQD17Z&bckreg=wedd

What would you guys reccomend for a first machine??


ETA: looking around in the forums and then on Amazon, I just found this on sale Brother CS6000I 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Multiple Stitch Functions. It looks so complicated!! But at the same time, that's just another way of saying room to grow, right?

http://www.amazon.com/Brother-CS6000I-60-Stitch-Computerized-Functions/dp/B000JQM1DE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1267453461&sr=8-2

ETA: I went with the Brother Machine.
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Firefly Cake Topper? on: February 26, 2010 10:57:54 PM
I was brainstorming what I should use for a cake topper, when seeing this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=336609.0 earlier tonight flitted through my head. And I thought how awesome would it be to have Mal and Inara as my cake-topper??? But what medium should they be? How would I go about making this happen at all? I'm thinking Mal in his usual browncoat and Inara looking mostly like a reg. bride. (Unless there a better specific dress I should use)

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated Cheesy The cake hasn't been chosen yet, so I can base the cake off of my amazing cake toppers Cheesy
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Making a pattern on: October 29, 2008 07:12:25 PM
I used a website a while ago that would take a picture and turn it into a crossstitch pattern, naming the thread colors and everything. It was free and didn't require me to download anything. But I lost the link!! Does anyone know of a website like this??
15  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / idea for a craft fair. would this help?? on: March 15, 2008 07:43:34 AM
So I was at the evil wal mart yesterday, and I saw something like this http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8592477  only it had a cover, and looked slightly more professional. It held 100 photos and was $20.

My question is this: when working a craft fair, would it be a good idea to bring a digital portfolio? just something to show unique works you've done in the past and could recreate. You obviously can't bring everything you've ever made to every craft fair, right?
16  COOKING / Dessert / Chocolate Salty Balls on: March 10, 2008 09:33:45 AM
Or so my bf calls them Roll Eyes I made them for a bridal shower this past weekend and they were a huge hit! I owe it all to you guys!


fancy pic


not so fancy...but you can see the drizziled white chocolate should you desire!

I got the recipe here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164704.0

and I was inspired to do anything by this thread
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222462.0

But I'm glad I didn't bring the wedding berries, because someone else did!! What are the odds?
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