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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Rincewind the "Wizzard" rag doll! on: March 13, 2008 04:55:08 PM
I love this so much! I read some of Terry Pratchett several years ago and will never forget Rincewind. My husband has pretty much read all of his books and we got to see him talk a couple of years ago. Thanks for sharing your unique doll!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric flowers on: February 16, 2008 08:28:06 PM
Omiyage might be a good choice. Or something like it. http://www.amazon.com/Omiyage-Handmade-Fabric-Japanese-Tradition/dp/0809229099
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 24 ENTRIES / Re: Dress of Many Scraps on: February 06, 2008 02:46:15 AM
Wow, how beautiful! I love the pattern you created and the shape of the skirt is beautiful. And the color combinations are very unique. You can always wear it as a costume or a ball gown.

I made two very similar skirts and a top just last year. A little tiring to sew but well worth it. My method of construction evolved: I started out accordion-folding ~4 inch strips of fabric then cutting out triangles. Once you unfolded it, there was the long strip with the jagged edge! But it created too many small triangles that I have been struggling to find uses for. Then I realized I could fold ~6 inch strips and use my rotary cutter in a large zig-zag pattern so I would end up with two strips and no scrap. I then added the strips to an old skirt and top. I can see how using scraps would get difficult since you may not have long strips to work with. And the size can range dramatically. No need to finish the edges, especially if going for the faerie look. I intend on making many more of these items. I am currently working on a purple one for my mother-in-law!

4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Re: Poseidon's Pet on: December 04, 2007 09:50:36 PM
Wonderful re-con! I love it!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Purple Fuzzy Bag Monster... with crazy eyes. on: December 21, 2005 09:40:57 AM
I absolutely love it! The colors go well together, too. Even if the fabric was sucky to work with, it looks like you will be happy to feed the little monster all your purse goodies!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Condom Dress on: November 04, 2005 04:08:48 PM
Reminds me of this gals' art:
http://aprendizdetodo.com/art/?item=20030915
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Little Monster Swap? on: January 17, 2005 04:56:50 PM
Could you add me to the list.  I dont have IM, so can you email me? 
Thanks!
penguingrrl
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mini disco ball on: December 07, 2004 09:49:40 AM

Love the disco ball!  That is beautiful.  A paper cutter (you know, the ones in offices) work great for cutting up CDs.  Sometimes they shatter and then you can get smaller pieces for filling in gaps. 
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tennis ball practice poi on: November 10, 2004 10:43:21 AM
I know that mustard seed makes a good bean bag filler.  Not sure if it would work for poi.
Just an idea!
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I've been told to use bean bag poi. Any Ideas for making a set of those?
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: New Crazy Quilt! on: August 24, 2004 10:24:17 AM
Beee-you-teee-full!  Gives me inspiration to try it myself. 

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