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71  Re: Sex and the City gift in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by onetomatotwo on: July 06, 2005 01:09:17 PM
You could use a Tiffany & Co box for Charlotte's gift. If you don't have one (why, don't we all? Wink), it would be easy to make by wrapping a box in "Tiffany blue" paper and tying it up with a white satin ribbon:

   

Of course... she might get overly excited, thinking you bought her something from Tiffany's!

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72  Re: Old Converses in What the heck can I do with THIS? by onetomatotwo on: March 02, 2005 10:46:42 AM
I just read an article a couple of weeks ago in the SF Chronicle about teens getting creative decorating their rooms. One girl uses her old Converse as small shelves. Here's a photo:



She's got her George Bush voodoo doll in the close-up one, but you can look further down the wall and see that she's got some other stuff stuck into the other ones... an iPod cord, perhaps?

Here's the whole article.

Funky and practical!
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73  Re: Seam ripping technique a.k.a. proof I married the right guy in Stitch And BOTCH by onetomatotwo on: November 02, 2004 04:23:53 PM
I recently found out that I was using the seam ripper "wrong," but not in the "ball v. pointy end" way. I was using the pointy end (which works for me). But what I was doing was sort of pulling the two pieces of fabric apart and ripping between them (sometimes also ripping holes in the fabric in the process).

What I learned was to "rip" (or cut) every three stitches on "top" of the fabric... and then pull the thread off of the back and all the little ripped pieces on top get brushed off. I even use very sharp tiny scissors for this now.

I went to the Clover website, and they have a picture of this:



I'm not sure how you would get the ball end under the thread, if the thread was sewn tightly.

Perhaps the differing ends are for differing ripping styles? Ball end for the "pull apart two pieces of fabric" method (which may cause less fabric tearing) and pointy end for the "clip every 3rd thread" method? This, of course, is just my .02 -- use it however it works for ya!

Here's the direct link to the pic on the Clover site:
http://www.clover.co.jp/pw&q/picture/020-482.gif
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74  H'ween Costume: MINI Cooper in Halloween Costumes by onetomatotwo on: October 29, 2004 04:24:24 PM
Wow. It's my first posting on craftster. Eeek.

I feel a bit self-conscious because I've seen a lot of sexy, beautiful costumes here, but my Halloween costume was so funny (and crafty!) this year that I just had to post it. (My work party was yesterday, so I've already done it. Smiley

Last year, I was Wayne Gretzsky for Halloween. I enjoyed wearing my skates all day so much that I wanted to be "wheeled" again this year. I drive a MINI Cooper, so everyone suggested that I come as a MINI. Not only did I dress as a MINI, I dressed as my *own* MINI -- down to the personalized plates!

If you live in the SF Bay Area, you may have seen (or will see) me around. There are a ton of MINIs here, but only one with the plates "I AM MINI" and subsequent plate holder "HEAR ME ROAR."

I bought a red dress at the thrift store and cut off a white shirt to be the white top. I made the headlights and MINI emblem with silver lame and used Photoshop to create the plate, which I ironed on to white fabric. I sewed all of that onto the dress, put on my skates and voila! I am MINI, hear me roar!

Here's a long shot of the whole ensemble:


Here's a closer shot (so you can read the plate holder):


I must admit, I'm particularly proud of free-handing the MINI emblem:


Oh, yeah... and here's a shot of my actual car... not a bad likeness. Smiley
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