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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Got some ideas for a strange bedroom? At wit's end! *lots of pics* on: November 22, 2010 03:11:00 PM
I feel for you! Organizing overwhelms me and I have more space than you have to work with. I can relate to the slanted walls though, because I have a loft-style bedroom.

1. Slanted walls/nook: A clothing bar is what I was thinking too. You can get rods that stretch to whatever lengths and I think there are fittings for slanted walls. If not that, then put shelves againt the back/slanted wall with brackets. I've done it successfully, and it's not too much work.

2. CD's onto computer, then you could use the CD shelf for the comic books.

3. You can actually buy bed legs that twist into a bed frame. And then you could store stuff under there, like the blankets, etc.

4. If you really can't part with some things, like the puzzles, maybe put them together and then coat them with a lacquer and hang them.

5. Paint. Decorate with colors you love.

6. Over the door hanger for toiletries, meds, etc.

Good luck girl, you are not alone!!!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: cleaning up - for the reals (pic heavy) on: November 22, 2010 02:43:45 PM
Yay! I actually came here looking for organizing inspiration, as I'm doing the same thing, and my craft room looks worse than yours!!! Haha. I want it to be usable for Christmas gifts and crafty stuff and I'm so overwhelmed. I am going to keep searching for threads on organizing, I'll post back if I find any good ideas! I have the many-crafts problem, too. Paper crafts, collage bits and pieces, fabric, yarn, paints. It's insane. But you're getting a great start!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: How best to bind a >3" thick book? on: November 22, 2010 02:37:07 PM
This might be a bit late, but I think I would use rings. You could construct a DIY binder (I can't see the bookcloth image, but I can imagine what you're using). I like the flexibility of rings because you can move the pages around too.
Hope this helps!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Storing all your "inspiration" or "idea" clippings on: November 22, 2010 02:34:14 PM
I'm very visual, so if I can't see something, I forget about it. I use the binders with page protectors too. I've tried lots of different ways of organizing them, by color, by medium (collage, embossing, etc), by style (minimalism, funky, etc). Whatever works for her. How nice of you to help her, I wish someone would help with with the giant task of tackling the craft room!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with altering a polyester/spandex jumpsuit so my boobs can breathe? on: October 27, 2010 04:34:14 PM

Hello Craftsters, I am in desperate need of your expertise!
I'm going as Neytiri from Avatar from Halloween. We have face molded latex masks, contacts, etc- the whole shebang. We ordered the jumpsuits online because we didn't want to go with just body paint. HOWEVER. The large jumpsuit I received is ridiculously tight in the bust, as in, pancake D cup boobs tight. I also know that if I sweat in this thing, everyone will see it, and it's going to be a hot room. SO, before I rip this jumpsuit apart and try to reconstruct it, could anyone please give me some advice? I'd like to make it a v-neck with no sleeves, it's 92% polyester and 8% spandex. Any tips/suggestions? Thanks in advance!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Outdoor Curtains- Oilcloth or is there another way? on: June 02, 2010 04:12:14 PM
Hi Craftsters,

I want to sew some curtains for the outside of my windows of my house, and I have a couple questions. The windows are sheltered from the elements by an overhang, but could still get some rain depending on the wind.
I've read that oilcloth is good for outdoor use, but isn't it the consistency of a picnic tablecloth?
Are there other options you would recommend?
My favorite fabrics are cottons, is there anything I can do to make them somewhat outdoorsy?

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Help need a theme on: November 28, 2009 03:47:42 PM
For a friend's wedding shower, I organized a "Basket" or "Container" type theme, where everyone picked a different type of container and filled it up with like items.
-A terra cotta pot as the "basket", and filled with gardening supplies.
-An ice bucket and drink making accessories and a drink recipe book
-A mixing bowl filled with cookie cutters and other baking supplies, rolling pin, etc.
-A teapot filled with yummy teas.
-A bucket filled with beach supplies.

You could take the idea and personalize it. Fun idea to do a theme!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: OWL PLUSHIE XMAS TREE ORNAMENT TUTORIAL (with pix) on: November 28, 2009 03:41:26 PM
So beautiful and adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Crafty Help to Make my Tree BUSHIER! on: November 28, 2009 03:37:05 PM
Hello Craftsters!
I am a bit of a lurker, but now I need some crafty help.

I have a beautiful spruce tree to decorate, and a ton of fabulous decorations, both homemade and vintage, but the problem is I don't have enough branches! I want the bushy tree covered in ornaments look, so I'm putting it out there to the craft world for suggestions.

A friend suggested wiring boughs into it, but I don't want the fire hazard of real, dead branches.
I was thinking maybe thick ribbon garlands, poufy flower-type "ornaments" I could place inside the tree, or maybe even *eek* fake boughs woven through.

ANY ideas happily accepted!!!
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