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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: resizing a button down shirt on: August 13, 2005 12:10:20 PM
I took apart a huge man's shirt and then recut it, following a girly button down pattern from McCall's.  It turned out well--especially since I didn't have to take apart the collar, cuffs, or button placket; I just "recycled" them for the smaller size.  I would like to resize a button down w/o using a pattern.  Any ideas?
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: June 10, 2005 06:02:49 PM
I wanna thank Thixle  & everyone for their input...I just made 6 pads and 10 inserts and they are awesome!  I finished them 2 days before I started--excellent timing.  I used supersoft black t-shirt fabric for the tops and random, fun patterned leftover & scrap fabric for the bottoms.  I used red cotton fabric for my insert covers and those crack me up just looking at them!  For now, I'm only using them at night, but will probably switch to all-the-time at some point.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: String wrapped bic-pens with names??? on: April 28, 2005 09:02:31 AM
Oh wow, I used to do these!  (I'm 27, so I guess it makes sense.)  I remember that I wrote to one of the embroidery floss companies and they sent back instructions and some free floss.  I'm not sure of the company name, but I'm sure it was one of the bigger ones. Maybe try writing to a couple of the companies??
I'll due some more research & if i find anything else, I'll post again.   
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Journal Inspiration on: April 28, 2005 08:54:25 AM
There's lots of things out there for inspiration that might be what you're looking for:

The journals of Dan Eldon--not only are they visually beautiful and multi-layered, but they tell a powerful story of this man's life.
www.daneldon.org

Any book of Sabrina Ward Harrison's is good for ideas; the first book is a good example of how keeping a journal like this comes out in what is written and what is made into art.  She has 3 books so far.
www.sabrinawardharrison.com

"Making and Keeping Creative Journals" by Suzanne Tourtillott
Not only is this book an excellent resource for making your own journals, it is so amazing just to look at the work of several different " journal artists". 

There's tons and tons of stuff on the web, if you search for journal-related words, ie "book arts", "journals/journaling", "artists' books", "illuminated pages".  Good luck!  Cheesy
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Inkjet printing onto tyvek envelopes? on: March 27, 2005 10:13:55 AM
This is kind of related:  will changing the settings on an inkjet printer to "glossy" or coated papers mean it will print on magazine stock?  It seems inkjet is too wet for magazine paper, but maybe it will work to turn down the dpi or switch to draft output...Huh
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: soda can lantern on: December 25, 2004 07:27:44 AM
If you don't have any long matches, you can always use an uncooked stick of spaghetti.  They will take flame disturbingly well and allow you to reach those tea lights in inconvient containers. 
7  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Re: City guides?? on: November 21, 2004 08:10:50 AM
yes, I really like The Bargin Box, and my longtime fave is Vintage Values on Castle St., and random things at the Rescue Misson, but it seems like there are less of those types of thrift stores than there used to be.  Has anyone been to the new vintage shop on Front St? 
8  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Re: cool fabric stores??? on: November 21, 2004 08:03:02 AM
vicious,

Actually, I'm not too up on where to go;  I moved back to Wilmington for school and haven't had a need to buy any fabric for a while (I live in Forest Hills area of Wilm.).  The only "fabric" I've bought in town was a lace duster from the Bargin Box on Princess Place Drive that I made into a bolero for a drag queen and a small piece of upholstery fabric from the $8 place for a messenger bag.  I've never ordered fabric before, but know that I will mostly have to do so for stuff I'd like to make (corsets, shoes). From what places do you order wholesale?  What's been your satisfaction level with ordering fabric?  Is there a particular type of fabric or style of fabric that you prefer?   Just curious to know.
 

9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Falls (fake hair...yay!) on: November 13, 2004 10:54:34 AM
kkiinnkkyy,

Is there an alternative to wool I could use? (I don't wear wool - vegan here!)

i've not made any yet, but reading the posts and on quinnster, there's plenty of synthetic alternatives, depending on the type of look you want to achieve.
10  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Re: City guides?? on: November 13, 2004 05:03:23 AM
Seems like Wilmington is all consignment and "resale" shops, less about thrift stores.  You can still find some neat stuff, but it's not as much fun, ya know?  After evrerything's had the once over by someone else? And it's all, you know, clean and stuff? LOL. I miss stinky thrift stores.
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