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11  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: March 03, 2011 06:48:38 PM

"Life's complicated enough, Fashion Shouldnt be"

Clothing, Accessories, Jewelery & Shoes

By Alofashion (pronunced al-o fashion)

www.alofashion.etsy.com
12  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: where to buy faux whipped cream?? (for accessories) on: March 03, 2011 06:18:50 PM
great thanks guys Smiley
13  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Cheap Fabric Shops in Melbourne on: February 05, 2011 06:55:00 PM
Hi jp!

Welcome to the world of sewing Smiley

I'm not too sure where abouts your from in Melbourne, but there are afew places/suggestions.

Firstly, as your new to sewing I'd pick up a 10metre roll of calico from Lincraft for $30. This is a cheap fabric you can use to "test" your patterns, e.g make a sample out of the calico first, then out of your good fabric. I swear by this stuff. For some reason spotlight doesnt always have it, and they charge up to $12 per metre for calico, so its best to buy the roll.

Secondly, one of my favourite places to go to fabrics is:
GJs Discount Fabrics, they are in Carlton on Nicholson St. They have a customer car park behind their store, and have 3 levels, with piles of "scrap fabrics". I bought cottons and lycras for afew dollars a piece, when they are normally 10-30 bucks per metre.
Op Shops - not all the op shops have a "crafty/fabric/etc" section, but some of them do, and you can pick up metres of metres of fabrics for perhaps $5-$15 dollars. Ofcourse, give them a good inspection to make sure they have no stains/weird odours, and give them a very good wash or two, followed by an iron and its pretty cheap.
Some of my favourite fabrics have come from op shops.
Spotlight - you have mentioned this one, i'd suggest getting one of those VIP cards (they cost nothing) and when theres a sale, sometimes they will send you a $10 gift voucher, or discount on special fabrics, usually theres a regular price and a 'vip price'.
Its only happened afew times, but sometimes i get the email from a friend who gets emails from spotlight, and i get the "spend $100, and save $40", so basically i get $100 worth of stuff, for $60.
Other then that, have a look at etsy supplies/ebay de-stashes/garage sales.

Good Luck!
14  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Shopping online on: February 05, 2011 06:49:06 PM
heya

ive got some good ones here, I always look firstly at the design of the website (does it look professional) followed by postages/returns/etc to make sure my purchase is a smooth transaction.


INT (International)
AUS (Australian)

1.   http://www.craftumi.com.au/index.asp made its version of craft supplies
2.   http://www.tessuti-shop.com amazing designer fabrics in NSW
3.   http://www.craft.com.au/ craft supplies
4.   http://www.pioneercraft.com.au/ craft supplies
5.   http://www.craftonline.com.au/
6.   http://www.aussiecrafts.com.au/
7.   http://www.nicolemdesign.com.au/ handbag supplies
8.   http://www.tallpoppycraft.com.au/ handbag supplies
9.   http://www.beautifulbras.com.au/ bra making supplies
10.   http://www.sunsetcrystals.com.au/ jewellery making
11.   http://www.beadandcrystalheaven.com.au jewellery making
12.   http://www.spacetrader.com.au/ beads for jewellery
13.   http://www.kelanifabric.com.au/ fabrics
14.   http://www.fabricfrenzy.com.au/store/ fabrics
15.   http://www.carmelsfabrics.com.au/
   
USA
http://www.fabricmartfabrics.com  USA designer fabrics
http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/ USA quilts & magazines
http://fashionary.org/ amazing fashion design book from USA
http://www.thehabygoddess.bigcartel.com/category/patterns
www.spoonflower.com.au upload your own print and make your own fabric!
15  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Sewing Vanity Kits - do you have any? please read on: February 05, 2011 06:32:31 PM
Hi All

Wasnt too sure where to post this strange request, but basically I'm looking for sewing kits, the vanity travel ones, the ones you get from hotels when you stay a night, its in a cardboard flat box and contains some threads/buttons/needles?

If you have any spare (un-used) please let me know, i'm in melbourne. You can post them to me, and in return I have the below up for offer:

- 12 custom made business cards for 1 sewing kit
- 20 assorted buttons for 2 sewing kits (10 assorted buttons for 1)
- Assorted loose trims
- Assorted appliques
- Assorted vintage patterns
- Assorted soaps
- Assorted scrap fabric
- Assorted felt pieces
- Assorted loose leather pieces

If you collect anything in particular, please let me know!

Thanks Smiley
16  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Jumpsuit A Long Anyone? on: January 16, 2011 12:39:28 AM
count me in, actually just bought a pattern online the other day.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Draped" Dress!!! on: January 15, 2011 11:51:50 PM
I love the design, and especially the colour with your skin. Its something that would look great in differnet colours and fabrics too
18  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make my own designer shoes? on: October 13, 2010 03:13:09 PM
hey there

love them.. they are full on.

I would suggest buying satin fabric heels, (find ones you like the shape of), and then spray paint them the colour you want and seal it with an acrylic finish spray, and then glue on feathers (perhaps spray them so they have that stiff metalic look) and apply the rhinestones etc by glue too..
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Flirty Clothing - need ur advice! on: June 08, 2010 04:23:51 AM
Hey Everyone, I decided to post some of my pics of clothes I've made...

Inspired by 50's, flirtyness, and thrifted fabrics...

Would love your opionions!







20  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / where to buy faux whipped cream?? (for accessories) on: October 23, 2009 03:37:24 AM
hi guys

was not too sure where to list this one, but considering i'm in australia that would be a start.
i've seen an awesome chick in the USA who makes these cupcake jewellery pieces using a "faux whipped cream", which dries hard and looks like whipped cream (plastic like)...

Any ideas where i could buy this stuff??
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