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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Care Bears miniskirt on: March 26, 2007 11:12:10 AM
Seems kinda weird to make a miniskirt out of Care Bear fabric, but it'll be good for raves or something. XD

I have a skirt exactly like this and I wanted to try my hand at making one just to see if I could, so I traced it. Cheesy





Not very great pictures but there you have it. It's not bad for a first attempt. :3 Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Animal hats~ on: March 25, 2007 02:47:41 PM
I've recently started sewing animal hats for my friends (and myself) and I figured I'd show 'em off. Cheesy


Bunny hat I made for myself, modeled by myself.


Foxish/catish hat I made for my bf, with the safety pins he added on.

I'll have more eventually.. Thanks for looking!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Interfacing question on: August 03, 2006 06:48:33 PM
If my bag is made from canvas as the outerfabric, and cavas as the lining fabric, do I need to interface the bag with more canvas? Can I skip that step altogether?
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / New Apartment gift ideas? on: July 23, 2006 01:42:09 AM
My boyfriend and a couple of his friends are getting an apartment pretty soon, and I would really like to get them something. I'm thinking of putting a binder together with some 'bachelor' recipes, cleaning tips, etc etc.. But what else could I do? New Apartment in a Box, anyone? Help me help these boys for when I'm not there to help them in person. Tongue
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Reccommend me a sewing machine! on: July 22, 2006 08:42:17 PM
My mom (who is strictly a handsewer, not a machine-sewer) bought me a Singer 1120 at Walmart because she thought it looked like a good machine and a Walmart monkey said it was a good one. Well, that employee must've been trying to push a sale because this thing is a piece of crap. The manual isn't helpful at all. My friends can't figure out what's wrong with it. Neither can my grandma, or my mom's (professional) sewing guru friend (who also said this was a bad machine). We've tried everything there is to try. I'm chalking it up to it being a crappy machine, seeing as how a bunch of online reviews (even ones here) have said it's a horrible machine.  Angry

Whew, now that my anger is out let's get on with it. I'm selling that (giving it away if it comes to that) machine to the first bidder and I'm hoping someone here can help me figure out whatever machine to get. I'd like a machine that's good for a beginner, with a good manual, that can handle light-to-moderately heavy fabrics. I don't need it to be able to embroider, I don't do quilting, etc. I generally sew cloth bags, stuffed plushies, etc. I don't need fancy, decorative stitches; just ones that'll hold fabric together.

I'd like a machine anywhere from the $0 to $200 range, as long as it fits the above criteria.

Thank you in advance! Save my poor, blistered hands from handsewing!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Zippered pencil pouch on: July 22, 2006 06:39:11 PM
Just a simple little zippered pencil pouch for school~.. It's a bit crooked, but it's handsewn so whatever. Yay for cute fabric!





7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Schooltime Craftiness on: July 19, 2006 09:23:22 PM
Hey all! School's coming around the corner and for my senior year I'd like to dress up my stuff and be crafty. I'm trying to brainstorm ideas while I still have a month left of free time. I'm not supermundocrafty like most of you ladies but I do my best, haha. Here are some ideas I had:

-Slipcovering cheap binders (cute, seemingly pretty easy, removable to wash, etc)
-Slipcovering my schoolbooks
-Pencil pouches
-A bag to haul all my stuff
-Painting my calculator

Other than that, I can't think of much. I think I could manage the pouches, slipcovers, and calculator, but I'm having a bit of a hard time thinking of how to do the bag. I handsew pretty decently, and I do have a sewing machine but for the life of me I can't get it to work (neither can my awesome sewing friend). Totebags would be easy, but I doubt they'd hold up with all the heavy books and binders I'd have to carry. Bags made out of a thicker material generally wouldn't be as cute (I'm addicted to flannel for little kids) and it'd be hard on my poor fingers. ;_; Any suggestions? Any ideas on what other useful-at-school crafts I could do? Thanks in advance!

Edit: I'd love a bag like this but I have no idea how to make one of those...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knifty Knitter question on: July 12, 2006 04:29:08 PM
I'm a little embarrassed to ask this to a bunch of experienced (real) knitters, but I'm knitting clueless and I thought the loom would be a fun way to get into it. But I digress.

I've just cast on to the loom (wrapped the loom twice, then pulled the bottom row over the pegs) and I wrapped on another layer. Do I pull the bottom row that was left from the first pulling, or do I make two wraps and pull those?

Thanks in advance for helping a noob.  Cheesy
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / How would someone make a journal... on: February 08, 2005 10:35:03 PM
with a lock? :x I'm not talking one of those sissy diary locks you can pick, but a journal with two 'loops' attached to it so you can put a small padlock through the loops. Any help is appreciated.

If anyone has a link to a site where I could buy one, too, I'd be grateful. I'm kinda desperate. :x
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Poker Card themed room, anyone? on: January 31, 2005 12:59:31 AM
I'm really into interior design, and lately, I've wanted a change in my room. It's incredibly small, and a completely blank canvas. :x It's not very interesting and it isn't the haven I'd like to relax in.

I already have a theme idea and a color scheme. I've got a handful of good ideas already, but I was just wondering if anyone else had any input. To start off with, a view of my room drawn in MS Paint. It's definitely not proportional, and makes my room seem bigger than it actually is.



I want to get rid of my bookshelf and the cabinet thing, because I never use either and they just take up space. Note my computer and my rear are currently on the floor. Cheesy Having my computer and bookshelf where they're at makes my closet unopenable. So, what I want to do with those is get rid of the big cabinet and put my computer there, still on the floor. I plan to build a little table to put my monitor on so it's eye level. I won't have to slouch anymore, thank God.

I -want- to move my bed so it's facing the closet, but it may be too big. :x Damn my sleeper couch.

Nothing much else on furniture rearranging..

As for my theme, poker cards. I loooove playing poker and blackjack, and I've just always loved cards. :x To go along with my theme, the color scheme would be red and black (lolgothic).

As for my handful of ideas...

-I want to put up white christmas lights where the ceiling and the walls meet. They're on sale now so it'd be easy/cheap to get them, and it adds more lighting. This idea's a definite.
-I could put a border of cards going all the way around my walls. However, I've heard that putting up borders makes your room seem smaller, which isn't the effect I want to go for. This is a maybe.
-I want to put up smaller shelves to hold bamboo plants or tea light candles. This one's a definite, I love plants and candles. Cheesy
-Instead of chairs that take up space, I want to have at least two beanbags I can just fling into a corner if they aren't needed. Cheesy Plus beanbags make a good 'chair' when I'm on the comp.
-Since I can't paint my walls (we may be moving soon and houses with white walls are easier to sell), I want to put up a whole bunch of posters and pictures and stuff. Or, more cards scattered here and there. I also want to make something like this.
-For the ceiling, I have two options. I can raid my local stores and friends of AOL CDs/messed up burned CDs and tack them all up on my ceiling to make a mirror-like effect, or I can cover my ceiling in playing cards. Both would be fun to look at. Cheesy

That's pretty much all I have. If anyone has any ideas, help me out. @_@ Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I also may want to reupholster my couch and get red & black bedsheets/pillowcases, etc.
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