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1  CANADA / Saskatchewan / Steel Boning & Corset Supplies in Saskatoon? on: December 18, 2008 08:19:03 PM
Heyo, my mom's finally agreed to help me sew a corset as part of my christmas present, but I refuse to use plastic boning because it warps. Does anyone know a place in Saskatoon that I can find steel boning? I'm hoping I can find some before I go home for the holidays, and my hometown is sadly lacking in the corset supply department. I don't even really know where to look here, I doubt fabricland would have any.

So, anyone care to help me out?
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Bouquet stems -- How to wrap? on: April 21, 2008 11:20:22 AM
Okay, I've used the search function, google, everything, and I can't remember for the life of me where I saw this. Someone, somewhere, did a bouquet with the stems wrapped like a katana hilt. I know there's a word for how the katana is wrapped, but I can't for the life of me find a tutorial, and it's how I was hoping ot wrap my bouquet stems.

Has anyone seen the tutorial I'm thinking of somewhere? Also if anyone knows other forms of ribbon wraps that might look cool, that'd be awesome too.  ^^
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Sketchbook from an old calendar for a friend's birthday. on: April 12, 2008 09:41:21 PM
Okay, so originally this was going to be a chopstick sketchbook, but my chopsticks wouldn't stay in place because I was doing it wrong. Also, I had crappy string. So I used wire. It's my first real attempt at binding, and the inside wire bit is not very pretty looking, but it worked out well.

Here's the image link, I'm too lazy to split the file up and upload it on the site hosting right now:


I also have another one that I took a small picture frame, and an image of a merfolk from the front of a Magic: The Gathering booster pack that I put on a black (premade) sketchbook for him too, but I forgot to snap pictures of it before I gave it to him. If he brings it over later I'll post a photo of that too.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Navi/Zelda-style fairy bottle -- Suggestions on how to make? on: April 11, 2008 10:47:06 AM
Alright folks, I've got something of a dilemma here. As you can see from my wedding thread here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231885.30

I have some very, very small wedding favor bottles. Now, as gifts for the bridal party we want to put highlighter fluid into the bottles to make glowing dungeons and dragons style cure light potion 'break in case of emergency' shadow boxes, but my maid of honor doesn't like d&d as much as the rest of us do.

However, she loves Link and the Legend of Zelda games. So, I want to make fairy bottles. However the bottles are very small and I'm at a loss for what to make the tiny fairies out of. I considered sculpey, but doing it that small would be difficult and wings out of liquid sculpey that small would probably burn if I bake them.

Anyone got any ideas?
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / How to make/modify these shoes? on: March 28, 2008 01:23:12 AM
I saw these gorgeous shoes in a store a few days ago, and I really want to find similiar shoes but without a heel. Their for my wedding, and I absolutely cannot wear heels. They make my feet sore, and I don't want to be sore all day.

http://www.i-promdress.com/category/wild-diva/

Anyone got ideas or a tut on how to try and do this effect on a pair of flats, or have other ideas for wedding shoes?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=231885.10

Here's my original wedding thread. There are pics of the dress here, but I figured the shoe-oriented types around here might not stray into that forum as often.

Besides, it's still really a general shoe question. I also like the idea of lace shoes, but I can't find photos of the ones I'm thinking of. Any ideas? ^^
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My rose/masquerade wedding -- New photos on page 5 on: March 05, 2008 05:48:36 PM
Whee! Okay, some of you have probably already seen this photos, but I'm just copying all the ones I've previously posted on this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=134959.0

So, here are my ideas so far. First off, I will be using a lot of coffee filter roses as decorations. I'm not sure whether they will be table bouquets or just vines strung up and wound around the wooden supports at our reception hall. Here are the first two I made:





Any suggestions on what to do with these lovely things would be much appreciated. I'm still thinking of using real flowers in my bouquet, though my fiancee says I should go with the paper ones as their more unique. My problem is I love the smell of real flowers too much.

Instead of the traditional veil, I decided to go with a mask. A veil hides and protects a person, whereas a mask is something we make, and something we put on to shape the way the world sees us.

For a mask, I have two ideas. Now, my mom is also on this forum and she's making the mask so any tips you folks can offer would be great. Our first idea was something like this, done in black wire:

http://18thcenturycorsets.smugmug.com/gallery/41788_XwTWv

I've managed to figure out that the way she makes these is some kind of knit/crochet done with wire, and my mom has attempted this once but no real results yet, as the wire she has is too thick.

My other thought, as I have been obsessed with the movie Labyrinth since age 8 and can by now recite pretty much the entire script by heart, was a leather mask something along the lines of the masks offered by:

http://www.angel-mask.com/movindex.htm

The design I like best was on another site, but I don't remember the address anymore.
For a wedding cake, since we're both gamers and play d&d a lot, I'm thinking of using some kind of mini, like the ones here:

http://www.reapermini.com/

I thought I might do the cake to look like a d&d map, for those that play think the GameMastery style maps, the ones you battle on not like the maps of Faerun. It's that or a castle or some such. I was hoping to have us at the top, and minis for the rest of the bridal "party" (pardon the pun) on the lower levels of the cake.

As for wedding favors, I've bought 144 tiny glass bottles off ebay, and some aged parchment paper to make little scrolls, as well as some leftover black sand that never made it into our lizard tank.

Well, that's all for now. If I get time, I'll have pictures of the wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses as well. For now, if it helps anyone, the bridesmaids are in black and white, and the dress is an off white.

UPDATE: Check out page 5 for my new tiny roses! Here's a preview:

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Wire knitting? on: March 01, 2008 10:31:48 AM
Anyone know any good books on wire knitting for jewelry? I've been going over amazon.com and I wondered if anyone had recommendations. I'm hoping to find something with detailed instructions, I've never even tried regular knitting.
8  CANADA / Saskatchewan / Anyone know of a Lewiscraft equivalent in Saskatoon? on: March 01, 2008 10:23:36 AM
With the death of Lewiscraft, may it live on in our hearts, it seems there are no more "small" craft stores in town. There are sewing supply stores and art supply stores, but nowhere with the same variety Lewiscraft would get in. Well, aside from Michaels. Does anyone know any cool small shops in town? I've heard Art Placement before, but I was under the impression it was just art supplies..?
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