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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Lace Lady Gaga-ish Mask With Super Easy Tutorial on: October 28, 2010 01:15:58 PM
That's beautiful! I wonder if I have any lace stashed away...hehehe.
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: A Toddler Birthday Present: A Dress-up Trunk! (pic-heavy) on: October 28, 2010 01:12:54 PM
You should totally do it! Hehehe. If you picked the fabric/random hats and such up after Halloween, you could probably do it pretty darn cheap, especially if you have some random fabric stashed away for some of it. (The gold and red from the superhero cape were both from my stash...everything else, from the fabric to the storage bin to the headband for the cat ears was from Walmart.) With a sewing machine, it would probably only take you a couple nights to put together some awesome dress-up stuff!
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: The Frizz on: October 25, 2010 10:53:19 PM
That is amazing. I *LOVED* The Magic Schoolbus as a kid!
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / A Toddler Birthday Present: A Dress-up Trunk! (pic-heavy) on: October 25, 2010 10:49:26 PM
My boyfriend's nephew just turned 2 this month, and after looking up suggestions on what sorts of toys are developmentally appropriate for a 2 year old, we decided that a box full of fun dress-up clothes would be just the thing for this bright, imaginative little boy. So over the course of 2 weeks, I made:


A vest made from the (probably out of print) Butterick 4154 (bandanna, hat and star were purchased);


A superhero cape (completely freehanded);


A chef's hat and apron, because he loves to make cookies with mom (made with the (probably out of print) McCall's Crafts 875);


And kitty ears! Boyfriend sketched the outline of the finished ear (for not just kitty ears, he's getting more for Christmas) and I pattern-ized and constructed them.

All of these awesome costume bits (as well as a couple more random purchased items) were stored in a sweet treasure trunk, also designed and sewn by me:


My sewing machine is not currently working, so these were all sewn by hand. (Thank god for Netflix...I've now watched nearly all of Dead Like Me, hehehehe.)

And finally...short stack loved it so much that he wouldn't stay still long enough for his picture to be taken! (lol)


If anyone wants tutorials or anything, just let me know!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Howdy all! New here and I already have an odd question:) on: October 05, 2010 11:41:51 PM
I've seen people turn bunkbeds into an L-shape (one bed goes one way and the other goes the other way in a right angle) and put a desk or bookshelves underneath. Alternatively, you could do something like having a large cloth with storage pockets (like those over the door shoe holders), one facing in towards the bottom bunk, hanging from the top bunk for the boy on the bottom bunk and one on the opposite side, facing out towards the rest of the room for the boy on the top bunk. It'd be good for little random toys and books Smiley Good luck!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Painting a wood grain on fabric? on: October 05, 2010 10:33:52 PM
Hey everybody!

So the boyfriend and I are making a dress-up trunk for his nephew...he turns two on Saturday! We have the "structure" of the trunk built (plastic storage bin from Walmart, top turned upside down and posterboard curved over the top and stiffened with coats of white glue to make a barrel-top trunk...it looks badass) and we wanted to cover it with fabric and give it a woodgrain look. It definitely doesn't have to be perfect (and neither of us are super skilled with a paintbrush) but we want it to look cool. I have some medium brown cotton broadcloth, some black fabric paint (they didn't have dark brown), a whole variety of acrylic paints and brushes ranging in size from teeny tiny to approximately 2" wide, as well as a decent amount of free time. I also figure I'll cut the pieces out before I paint them with a woodgrain and sew them together afterwards to make sort of a faux-wood trunk slipcover of sorts. Anyone have any ideas?

ETA: I did some googling for painting a fake woodgrain and it was all about painting on wood with stains and partially removed paint...
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Leaf Dress (Lots of Pics) on: June 22, 2010 10:11:20 AM
This is phenomenal. Amazing work!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: What Happens When One is Bored at the Supermarket? on: June 11, 2010 12:00:08 PM
How awesome!  Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow shoes to match my rainbow bike! on: June 11, 2010 10:20:31 AM
Those are frickin' adorable.
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Mineral make-up: Make your own basic eye shadow on: June 08, 2010 12:40:31 PM
This is SO COOL! I may have to get the supplies to try this out when I get paid, lol...thank you for sharing!
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