A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 301,185
Currently Running With Scissors:
598 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 70 71 [72] 73 74 ... 77
711  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - (CLOSED - Send by 8/25) on: July 29, 2008 06:30:03 PM
So after reading that I'm assuming that having (and wearing) an apron will mean I'll actually clean my house.  Wink

I dunno. My sister made some adorable aprons for my girls. They wear them all the time. But their bedroom looks... well... disastrous. I don't think wearing aprons helped them at all.

At any rate, I have narrowed my pattern choice for my partner down to two. If I can't make up my mind, I may have to flip a coin.

Heads or tails, Aeon?

=)
712  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - (CLOSED - Send by 8/25) on: July 28, 2008 04:59:59 AM
Thank you, Elvissatx!

I think my partner will be quite fun to do for!
713  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ethical quandry: vintage pattern, to cut or not to cut? on: July 27, 2008 07:36:04 PM
Wow - this discussion is all over the place.

Personally, I have dozens of vintage patterns. For me, it's not about the monetary value (I got most of them for $1.00 each at an antique shop) - it's about having something I love. I own nothing I don't love, and I own nothing that I don't use. Otherwise, what's the point? You become a slave to your possessions.

That being said, if my vintage patterns have already been cut, I use them as is. If they have not, I trace them. I also have vintage embroidery transfers. Again, I trace them (with a heat transfer pencil) to preserve the original sheets, many of which are so fragile they would fall apart if I even tried to use them. I hope someday my  girls will love these patterns as much as I do, and then I will be able to pass them along to them.

Enjoy the patterns, whether you cut or not. =)
714  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - One Day Left To Join! (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/2 on: July 27, 2008 05:43:41 PM
You'd only have to make one apron every 1.53 days - that's totally doable. I mean... work would totally understand you taking a leave of absence over APRONS, right?! =)

And I'm sure we'll all be happy with our partners - I've been checking out everyone who is signed up and they are all incredibly talented. I feel lucky that this is my first swap!
715  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - One Day Left To Join! (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/2 on: July 27, 2008 05:22:32 PM
Hah! I actually thought, "Huh. 12:01 isn't so late. I get to sleep in tomorrow. I should stay up to check." And then I envisioned myself sitting at the computer clicking the refresh button repetitively until something changed...

And THEN I envisioned myself with red-rimmed eyes trying to get the right breakfast to the right kiddo in the morning, swishing with facial toner, and putting salt in my coffee. Because I just don't do mornings. Ever.
716  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first apron. on: July 27, 2008 02:34:22 PM
That's so cheerful looking! Your sewing looks great, especially for a first attempt!
717  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - One Day Left To Join! (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/2 on: July 27, 2008 02:05:33 PM
85%~ That is a wonderful website you gave for the fabric store. Do you know anyone who has used their online shopping feature?

Sorry, no. My mom has called them looking for things, and said they were huge helps on the phone, but she never actually made a purchase. One of the employees was telling me that lots of clothing stylists and interior designers use it, though. She was mentioning some celebrity names, which was interesting. The place is clean, and has phenomenal fabric, but it looks kinda junky with handwritten signs everywhere and old fixtures. Not upscale at all, but I guess that's how they keep the prices so low.
718  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap - One Day Left To Join! (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/2 on: July 27, 2008 04:48:32 AM
Tomorrow ~ tomorrow...

I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that work doesn't drive elvissatx batty, so she can assign us earlier rather than later. Well, I guess I hope work isn't bad for her in any event... But I do have ulterior motives as well.

=) My husband has the day off on Monday, so he can watch the kids while I wander alone through the fabric store, soaking up ideas.
719  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/25) on: July 25, 2008 12:10:40 PM
(Sorry - my first swap so I am being nosy about all this...)

A swap virgin! Woo-hoo! I'm fairly new to swaps myself and just want to warn you, SWAPPING IS ADDICTIVE!   Cheesy



Yeah - I've totally got the "first date" jitters. Or maybe it's blind date jitters? Who will my partner be? Will they like what I make? etc.

It IS addictive, already, and I haven't even started. I keep checking the thread for  posts to respond to, and counting down the days. =)
720  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Vintage Apron Swap (Sign ups 7/13-7/27, Send by 8/25) on: July 25, 2008 09:52:13 AM
I can't wait to start deciding who to pair with who.

Just for curiosity's sake... What do you consider when deciding whom to pair with whom? Is it completely random, or do you use info from our questionnaires? (Sorry - my first swap so I am being nosy about all this...)
Pages: 1 ... 70 71 [72] 73 74 ... 77


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How Singing Opera Teaches Pursuit of Excellence - Dan Street
Nick Catanese Interview
Learn About Stained Glass Art
Learn about Glass Art
The Art of Turkish Quilting
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Ticket Stub Shadowbox
Fishy fishy fishy...
Tute Tuesday: Fascinators

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.