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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Wonder Under on quilts... does it wash out? on: February 27, 2008 09:43:30 AM
I'd like to appliqué some pieces onto patches in a quilt I'm planning, and so far I've only used wonder under for appliqué work. I'm wondering if the glue will just wash away over time, or always have that feeling of being bonded together? I plan to do a zigzag stitch around the appliqued parts to hold it down.  Is there a temporary wonder under-type product quilters use?

THANK YOU!!   Cheesy
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / WTF IS THAT AROUND YOUR NECK! on: April 06, 2007 09:01:15 PM
...That's what I imagine horrified/amazed onlookers screaming when I wear this necklace to work on monday.  Would you blame them?












photos hosted by flickr... http://flickr.com/photos/grayanimal
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / new 3 color silkscreen tank top... flowers of my own invention on: July 11, 2006 08:00:21 AM
for some reason these flowers were inspired by Norway and the 1970s.  the blue one is my favorite shirt to wear in the world.  isn't it nice to make your own clothes?  Cheesy





the yellow one is for my etsy store... i want to keep it but it's a liiiiitle too small/short on me  Sad  i mixed all the colors and hand-silkscreened it using two stencils and one screen that has been blocked out with screenfiller (for the outlines.)  i am realiziing that silkscreening is pretty much my favorite thing to do, other than ride my bike to the local pizza shop and eat garlic rolls.

what do ya think??
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bright Blue Giraffe Skirt! on: July 05, 2006 07:33:07 PM
So, I finally made another one.  Another skirt like the one I displayed in my first ever post on craftster!  original thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26437.0  

and... the NEW SKIRT!!!
http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=919611

it took me two years, but i finally did it!  haha.  The skirt is a vintage secretary skirt and the giraffe was silkscreened onto it using a stencil of a drawing i did.  What do you think?  And do you dig the groovy mod framing?  It's hip to be square, or so i'm hoping   Cool

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Sunny Day! silkscreened purse in 9 colors, trees and sunshine and happiness :) on: June 24, 2006 08:11:47 AM
This is by far the most elaborate silkscreen I have ever attempted!  It's in 9 colors on felt, and then sewn together with orange cotton and lined with pink and orange-striped cotton.  The image was handrawn and then "cleaned up" in photoshop, and all done with stencils (it took forever but it was fun!)  It was inspired by the 70s and idyllic product packaging, like raisin boxes and salad dressing bottles.

http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=856743


http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=856752


http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=856753


Comments and criticism welcomed with open arms  Cheesy  Does this purse make you wanna run through grassy valleys and roll down hills?  
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / pricing help-- vinyl deer cuff (xposted on etsy forums) on: June 22, 2006 04:04:56 PM
hi there!  i'm in need of some help!  i made this cuff, and i don't know what's a fair price for it.  it's part of a series i'm working on of vinyl cuffs featuring my drawings of woodlands creatures and vintage fabric.

here are a few pics:






i would like to get from 10-15 each, not sure if that's unreasonable though. each one is hand drawn, painted, and sewn together by machine with snap closure. they are backed by sky blue felt.

also, are the pictures decent?

thanks for your help Smiley
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / HELP! how to handle request for 'prototype development' & cost on: June 16, 2006 11:14:16 AM
I am calling upon the collective wisdom of Craftster for guidance... I got some great news, an online store liked the handpainted plates in my etsy shop enough to ask me to design a 4 plate set for their fall/holiday line.  We already discussed pricing for the actual product, what I would sell it to them for, and how ordering would work (it's basically consignment, i would create each set as they were ordered.)  She emailed me asking me to tell her the "prototype development costs" and my paypal account so that I can get started on the product.  Now, what do i do?  What should I charge, and how can I iron out the details as far as what image exactly they want, etc?  I feel like I need to know a lot more to get started in this, I've never sold anything aside from off of etsy and to members of craftster, and I don't want to look stupid or make a mistake.  It seems like a good opportunity.  But I'm really scared!  So...

1. What exactly is a 'prototype development cost' and is there an industry standard?  If not, how do I determine it?
2. Should I ask her to put anything in writing?  It seems odd that she would just ask me to name a price and then paypal it to me...
3. When reproducing a hand-drawn/hand-painted image for products, how do you keep your quality consistent and ensure that they look as uniform as possible?
4. Any other tips that relate to this situation would be of great help!

Thank you so much  Smiley
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / funky retro owl cuffs :) on: May 23, 2006 03:53:04 PM
peep these new cuffs i've been making... i'm obsessed with them!  i'm making one in every color for myself, as well as giving them away to nearly everyone i know (including my swap partner  Wink)   wear these every day, pretending they match my outfit  Wink  they're made from vintage woven trim, with fellt backing and snap closure.  

this is what they look like:
http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=699392

in action (sorry for my blurry camera... and grotesque hand!)
http://static.flickr.com/55/152092205_0bf7f82e44_m.jpg

and a shot of the trim i bought for all the ones to come!  Grin
http://www.etsy.com/get_jpg_detail_image.php?image_id=699386

whatcha think?  Smiley
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / International Paper/Ephemera Swap.. Round ____??? on: May 09, 2006 07:32:23 AM
 Smiley http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41513.10

i am in LOVE with this swap!  i couldnt find one that is currently going on, is anyone planning to organize another one?  do you ladies & gents want to go for another round?  i have a lot of paper that i need to get rid of, although of course... i guess it'll just be replaced, won't it  Wink

if i totally missed something,  please let me know, i'm dying to join this swap!
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / felt collage envelope with assorted strange goodies-- letter for my friend amiee on: March 09, 2006 09:04:55 PM
i made this tonight, instead of doing laundry, for my friend who moved to new england last month.  it's completely random and strange, just the type of thing she likes  Wink  the printed images are from a hebrew reader from the 1950s, and they're sewn onto felt with my sewing machine.

the little envelope that says "CONFIDENTIAL" (although i technically shouldnt be telling you this...) has a paper typed with her writing assignment on it, and sewn on the inside of the envelope.

his says 'recommended reading', typed over a little creature i tore out of the hebrew reader:

inside are copies of a few poems by bukowski, a short story from a book edited by david sedaris (my friend is an avid writer/reader and always seeking new stuff to read), and the first few pages of the book "hunger" by knut hamsun.  like a crack dealer, i'm going to get her hooked.. she'll be buying her own copy in no time.


i have no idea why i made that little doll...


i'm exhausted!  i hope she likes it!  what do you all think?
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