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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: Project Runway 3 (see first post) on: September 15, 2006 11:46:26 AM
Spoiler alert! You can see the little photos or sign up for a free account to see slightly larger pics of all the runway looks...

http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls=1=13==211717&nbc1=1

How is this a spoiler? We already know who the final four are. Thanks for posting it, though!

It's a spoiler for me. While I obviously know who the final four are, I've not watched PR prior to this season. I had no idea the designers got to make collections.

Now I remember why I stopped posting on Craftster in the first place. Everyone here is such a snarky know-it-all.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ordering yarn online on: September 09, 2006 04:18:13 PM
Ebay is great.  I have bought from Supercrafty on there and it is fast and reliable.  Also Joann.com

Oh, yes! I forgot about Supercrafty! She's AWESOME and ships amazingly fast.

You're right, daegu, there are significantly less scammers on eBay in the crafty supplies sections. Just always remember to check feedback before you buy - that is a HUGE indicator of trust-worthiness.

Also, you could post an ad here on Craftster for Craft Supplies Wanted (lots of people like to trade supplies for supplies) or even join a swap for yarnies. You'll find many people on here who have stashes that would make a craft store blush, and that love to trade for new stuff.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ordering yarn online on: September 08, 2006 12:41:11 PM
Have you tried eBay? There is tons and tons of yarn on there. Since there's so much of it, you shouldn't have any trouble finding a reputable seller.

I haven't bought yarn from eBay, but I buy craft/sewing supplies all the time. I'm also a seller/Store Owner on eBay, so I know that there *are* plenty of good sellers out there. Smiley
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Sewing machine crisis on: August 14, 2006 11:40:46 AM
mouseatethekitty, if/when you get your machine up and running again - one thing to double check is your bobbin. My old machine would take just about any bobbin and work fine *when it was working*, but my new one will ONLY take a certain kind of bobbin.

Your problem is probably more complex than that, but my machine threw an absolute fit and would not work with any other bobbin. The thread snapped constantly!

Just a random pointer. Smiley
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Sewing machine crisis on: August 14, 2006 11:36:17 AM
I feel like a total noober, because I just love my Brother machine. I got it barely used and I've only sewing a couple of pillows (one made of corduroy) with it so far and haven't encountered any problems. What should I be looking out for or be warned about with it?

My first machine was a Brother, and it was a total POS. It was just a basic 10-stitch, nothing fancy. It constantly gave me headaches. The bobbin thread constantly got tangled up, the tension was never right no matter what I did, the stitch length was always inconsistent...it couldn't handle much more than a couple thin layers of cotton.

I now have a Brother CS8150, and I love it (haven't we had this conversation before, AriadnesThread, lol??). It's computerized and runs like a dream. I've never had any problems with it whatsoever.  It seems, however, that I got lucky. Most Brothers seem to be garbage and cause more headache than not. Perhaps you're one of the lucky ones, too!
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! on: August 04, 2006 04:59:57 PM


Yup, I'm definitely crafty (I'm crafty for a living!)...but here's my main concern: His wife is *also* a Super Crafty Seamstress! So, I wasn't sure what I could make him that she hadn't made already, haha. But the baked goods is a SUPER idea. I had already thought of doing it, but your suggestion reaffirmed that it would go over well.

I have had another session done, but I didn't get pics before it got peely and yucky.  I'm waiting for it to heal before I post. Smiley

Hey, that's me!!!   That's Jack on my avatar.  Thanks for the compliment and all.

He likes sugar cookies. 
I won't tell him I told you.

HAHA! ROCK! Thanks for the heads-up! Sugar Cookies it is!!!

Small world!!! Cheesy

*blush* Now you've seen me bragging about Jack's work, haha...I'm so damn proud of my sleeve!
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! on: August 01, 2006 03:05:34 PM
I'm glad it helped, Sugarkitty. I just got a sport massage as a tip, which was MUCH appreciated!

You'll be spending a lot of time with your artist, so It should be pretty easy to pick up on his likes, and what he might appreciate. Since you're here, I'm sure you're crafty!

If anyone needs some Ideas, I'll ask around the shop, and see what people like to get most. Smiley For the most part tattooists are creatures of rather simple pleasures. And If your artist has a nickname, He'll probably like something with that on it. We're whores for our nicknames. Wink

(Oh, and I'm REALLY looking forward to that sleeve SugarKitty!)

Yup, I'm definitely crafty (I'm crafty for a living!)...but here's my main concern: His wife is *also* a Super Crafty Seamstress! So, I wasn't sure what I could make him that she hadn't made already, haha. But the baked goods is a SUPER idea. I had already thought of doing it, but your suggestion reaffirmed that it would go over well.

I have had another session done, but I didn't get pics before it got peely and yucky.  I'm waiting for it to heal before I post. Smiley
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! on: August 01, 2006 11:03:52 AM
The tipping question is one that always comes up.

You should tip your artist if you feel the work was exceptionally good. Of if you liked them. Or If you were planning on it. Tips are Appreciated, NEVER expected.

Keep in mind, too that not all tips have to be monetary. Tattooists tend to love baked goods, and handmade items. Oftentimes we're working ten hours solid, so if you bring us a sandwich, and ten minutes to eat, it's heaven. Tattoos cost a lot of money, and we know it. To expect someone to drop 15-20%  more is sometimes totally unreasonable.

So tip if you've budgeted for it, or if you have the money, we like it. I've had people bring me Mix CD's and homemade cookies that I prize over another twenty bucks.

If you cannot afford the money, or have the time to make something, Gush. Tattooists love to be gushed over. If you love your tattoo, tell them. Big, beaming smiles go a long way. Oh, and refer clients. I'll take a couple of good solid referrals over a tip any day.

Hope that helps. (Oh, White Chocolate Macadamia do really well here. Wink

I appreciate this insight, Bambi. I've been puzzling over how to tip my artist. My sleeve (which is finally paid off) was $1600....I really can't afford another 15-20% on top of that. It was hard enough to get $1600 together!

I'd like to tip him *some* money, but it's nice to know he'd probably appreciate other stuff, too. I still have a couple sessions to go, and I don't really want to show up for 6 or 7 hours and leave him empty handed. Tongue
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Iron-On onto Black Felt? *Photo added* on: June 19, 2006 11:19:12 AM
You could also try using wool felt (which is still pretty inexpensive) and doesn't melt. Smiley
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: come one! come all! post pics of your tattoos! on: June 15, 2006 12:08:13 PM
For me, the most painful places to get tattooed have been under my arm, and certain areas of my back.

My underarm area was horrible...worse than my elbow or crease of my arm. It's so tender for me...I got enormous yellow bruises. And it's not even complete! *cries*

Certain spots on my back were pretty bad, too. Any time he was near my kidneys...or places on my spine where I could feel it throughout my whole body. I'm also VERY ticklish on my sides, so that was unbearable to be tattooed there. It hurt and tickled at the same time...UGH! Tongue
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