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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dress alteration Please help URGENT!!! on: September 20, 2007 01:10:49 AM
Hi all,

I need help!

I live in the UK and I'm getting married in NY on 1st Feb next year and am having this as my dress http://www.serendipityprom.com/10746.htm however, I am on a diet and recently have gone from a UK22 to a UK16  I'd like to get to a UK14 which on the serendipity site would mean I was a US12.  I need to order the dress today (20th September) but don't know if I should get

a. A US14 so it can be taken in
b. A US12 and it should fit

Are prom dresses on the small side? I'm quite an hourglass shape so am worried if I get a US12 my boobs and hips might not fit in, but then I'm worried if I get a US14 it will need to be taken in too much and might ruin the shape of the dress. 

Any advice, from dressmakers about if it's ok to get a dress taken in by a size?  And also just from anyone about the shape of prom dresses.

Not sure if it makes a difference but I'm gettig a corset made to go underneath as I was told that there's no boning in prom dresses as there is in wedding dresses.

Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How would you make this? on: July 18, 2007 07:16:33 AM
Hi, I'm looking for ideas as to how to make this necklace
http://groups.msn.com/isapi/fetch.dll?action=MyPhotos_GetPubPhoto&PhotoID=nKABMGecLJcRCsZ5c7oYQihyvMhM0qGn*E4HZMKofYzTGA3gz9euBVU2Ov5yCwHzt!TQoGEMSwGwAAAAAAAAAAA

I'm guessing tigertail and crimps at the top and bottom of the zigzags,  anyone any ideas?

Thanks

Helen
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / PMC keepsakes on: May 10, 2007 04:40:29 AM
Hope this is the right area for this!  I found this site http://www.smallp.co.uk/index.php and just wondered if anyone thought this could be done themselves,  I know alot of PMC doesn't require a kiln is that lower quality PMC

Thanks

Helen
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / letter writing on: April 15, 2005 08:51:32 AM
A few of us are thinking of starting a letter/small craft/penpal type thing.

This could be suitable to people who want to send little craft items or use their homemade paper or cards so that's why I've added it to this board as well, but as it's not technically a swap but more of an ongoing circle thing the full thread can be forund here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31880.0
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Letter swap on: April 15, 2005 08:50:13 AM
A few of us are thinking of starting a letter/small craft/penpal type thing.

This could be suitable to people who want to send little craft items so that's why I've added it to this board as well, but as it's not technically a swap but more of an ongoing circle thing the full thread can be forund here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31880.0

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / if anyone's interested.... on: April 13, 2005 11:03:35 AM
I had this elsewhere and thoguht it would be a link to put it here, as it could include using handmade paper, cards, notecards or postcards. If it's in the wrong place I'm sorry. 

While I was on holiday in Florida recently I got some superhero writing paper from Urban outfitters along with some funky postcards my brother gave me.

It got me thinking about how I prefer getting letters rather than emails from people, and the fact that you can add little things to the letter, like little embellishments and doodles and also knowing that the person wrote it specifically to you rather than copied and pasted text or added you to a distribution list. And I love getting little funky things through the post anyway! anything's better than bills which is my normal post!!

So basically I'm now in the letter writing and receiving mood, kinda like penpals, kinda like one offs whatever!

If you're interested in getting and giving, pm me.

Letter writing is a craft isn't it? one that's slowly fading out!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Might not count as a craft - but please don't all attack me!! on: April 13, 2005 05:15:04 AM
While I was on holiday in Florida recently I got some superhero writing paper from Urban outfitters along with some funky postcards my brother gave me.

It got me thinking about how I prefer getting letters rather than emails from people, and the fact that you can add little things to the letter, like little embellishments and doodles and also knowing that the person wrote it specifically to you rather than copied and pasted text or added you to a distribution list. And I love getting little funky things through the post anyway! anything's better than bills which is my normal post!!

So basically I'm now in the letter writing and receiving mood, kinda like penpals, kinda like one offs whatever!

If you're interested in getting and giving, pm me.

Letter writing is a craft isn't it? one that's slowly fading out!
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / beaded skull wrist bands - on: February 02, 2005 02:59:31 PM
Oh sweet lord what a palava!

First off I don't have an 2mm needles so I had to use 2.45 so that was wrong, then I only have DK wool so that was wrong, then I had some beads which I swear to god took me 2 hours threading them on, due to their totally small size and the thickness of the wool, normally I use the beads on cotton and some of them don't fit then, then I realise that not only are they hole in the beads too small but also the beads themselves are too small, so it's struggle keepign them on the rs,  and they're clear rather than white and when I've put them all on coz they're so tight they're making the wool weaker, then one gets stuck so I have to smash it without cutting the wool, then I start to knit the skull the wrong way and then I remember that there is a curse of knitting things for a guy and that we'll be finished before the piece is so now I'm not sure if I'm even going to finish it!!

Most sane people would have got to my 1st problem and stopped gone out, got the right equipment and started again, not me.

I carried on and so far after about 5 hours work (for what really is just a 6.5 inch long piece of garter stich with a few beads on) I've got this far - sorry I can't post pix as yet so it's a link to my blog http://www.rockmetosleep.com/blog.html

I do quite like it really, I like that it's not as obvious as the one's in the book, it took a bit of moving the piece around to get te light o hit as many beads as possible so they'd show up in the pic!

I've never knitted on such small needles and I'm hoping to avoid ever doing it again!!  but I do like the stiffness off the work even though that could be because it's a thicker wool than I should be using!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2 colour cables - Is this at all possible?? on: December 22, 2004 06:20:34 AM
I'm trying to make a scarf for someone, and I'm struggling with ideas!

Hard to imagine I know when the majority of the posts on here are scarves!

Anyhoo, I was thinking bout doing a black scarf with pink or white skulls running up the middle, I modified a skull chart from a board on here, sorry can't remember which one,  but it's only about 14 stiches wide.  So I was thinking bout doing 10 stiches 2x2 rib 5 stihes knit then chart then 5 knit stiches and 10 2x2 rib, so it'll be 44 stiches across.  Just so it's something more than a plain knit with a pic.

But in my head I have this fab looking image of the scarf but without the ribs and instead a cable running up each side so it would be  cable pic cable type of layout, and I was thinking it would be cool if the cable was the same colour as the skull.  so I'd have the main body of the scarf black with say hot pink cables and pink skulls.

I just wondered if this was possible at all and would you do it with intarsia or just fair isle?I know this probably doesn't make any sense and I'm sorry but if it does to anyone can you help me???

Thanks

Stumped from the UK!



10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Major project ahead! on: October 08, 2004 05:03:47 PM
I've just had my front room and dining room prepared for painting.

They are open plan joined by an arch, so there is some split between the two.

I'm attempting to re-do both of them within a week , my plan is, to paint both rooms white/pff white then in the dinng room, paint the chimney breast tiffany blue, and then cover it up somehow, I know it shounds strange - but stay with me!! tiffany blue is a very bright blue and to paint a large area with that when the rest is white is going to be overpowering so I'm planning to either silver leaf over the top in a very rugged fashin so that some the blue is exposed or maybe some type of masking tape and white paint thing!! I think I need it a bit less uniform than masking tape will provide

Then I have a table and 4 chairs and a couple of old display cabinets and  I 'm going to distress them by painting them tiffany blue rubbing a candle over certain areas then painting white and using a wire cloth to scrape the wax off.  If I go with the silver leaf effect on the wall I could possibly highlight parts of the furniture with silver leaf or silver wax.  Then remove the handles and replace them with tiffany style bracelets, which are big in the UK at the moment and cost around 4 ($7)

So in my mind it'll look very parisian shabby chic but in reality probably a big mess!!

In the front room again white/off white with the chimney breast painted cherry pink/red then a black silhouette over it and maybe varnish over the top to give it a tough look. then just minimum furniture including either black leather suite or basic fabric sofas with different slip covers and dressing, throws, pillows in accent shades of pink and red.

Plus my brother and his wife are artists and so are going to provide me with huge canvas's, matching the style of the rooms.

I know it'll probably end up a disaster!!  but truly in my head it looks awesome.

So wsh me luck everybody!!!  I'm going to need it, if anyone has any ideas let me know!!
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