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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Minecraft on: November 05, 2011 08:36:29 AM
That's amazing! I love it Smiley My boyfriend is a huge fan of minecraft too and want's to know how you made it.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Bedroom Wall on: February 21, 2011 07:42:30 AM
Thank you everyone, it made my day to read all your comments! I'm so glad y'all like it! As for the question about the pin stripping it was a pain in the butt sometimes, but it wasn't to bad once I got the hang of it. I had to watch how much I pulled it because it stretched a lot. Also if you didn't press it down on the wall firmly when you first stuck it on it tended to fall off in a few days. But doing the pin stripping was waaaayyyy easier and more even than painting all the lines by hand  Tongue So far everything has help up great. If any of you do this same kind of wall please show me pics!! I would love that.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My Bedroom Wall on: February 16, 2011 12:13:23 PM
Aww thank you everyone it's so nice to see that other people like my crazy ideas!
I love this wall and it makes me happy every time I see it Smiley Its surprisingly not hard to fall asleep with it, in fact its rather calming for me, I think its all the blues and purples and calm like colors.
Also I'm glad you like how the shapes come off just the wall, it took me a long time to decide if having the shapes come off the wall would to look to over the top, but I eventually figured the wall was over the top just as it is what does it matter!  Grin Grin
I also forgot to say all of my furniture is dark brown so it brings the colors down a bit too! And in real life the shapes look a lot less blotchy haha Smiley
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My Bedroom Wall on: February 16, 2011 10:50:16 AM
I don't know what you did as a kid, but when I was little my favorite thing was to scribble all over a piece of paper and then color in the spaces. I basically took that concept and blew it up for my wall. I decided a while ago I wanted my room green as grass, I finally decided to paint my room, but then I realized I didn't want all green. I'm not sure wither it was me or my mom who originally proposed the idea but the idea for a crazy wall, but someone did and the crazy wall was born! Fist I painted the wall white, then I went crazy with a pencil and drew all the lines for painting. I had a lot of erasing and redrawing, but eventually I got it where I wanted it. I added little pieces going off to the other wall to keep it from being too one dimensional.  From there all I did was get paint samples and mix them white or other colors to make similar colors. My favorites were the ones I mixed with a shiny glossy white, it made the paint shimmery and it was very cool Smiley it took me and my mom about a month of painting. We only slowly worked on it cause I was in the middle of school. After all the gaps were filled in I bought pin striping, the one you get to put on you car, and outlined all my original pencil lines with it. This really made the colors pop and finished it off nicely Smiley

Here is a progress shot


If your wondering what i'm standing on, its my water bed frame, the actual bed/mattress thingy was folded up so it wouldn't get paint on it.


Oh yeah we also added black dots to the wall, but it kind of made them look like fish. I left one or two up but put the rest on other random places in my room Smiley hehe


Here is a shot of the right side of the wall


Here is a shot of the left side

I also had a little tiny bit going up to the ceiling but I didn't take a picture of it Tongue

Well I hope you like it, I know I do! 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Skirt from Curtain valance on: February 16, 2011 10:05:07 AM
Super cute! hmmm I just finished my recent thrift store purchases I think I know what i'm doing next!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / More baggy dresses transformed into a well fitted cute dresses. Lots of pictures on: February 16, 2011 10:02:32 AM
So I wanted something cute to wear for Valentines day and I was in the mood for sewing... so fast forward a few days later and voila! Two perfect dresses for Valentines day and the rest of the summer!

DRESS NUMBER 1


This is the mu-mu I bought originally for my Valentines dress. I had cut the first line in it when I realized I wanted a pic of it's ugliness first  Grin


This is the best shot I have of the dress all done, it was super late and so the only light I could have on with out bothering people was my bathroom light and my mirror wasn't long enough to show the dress... hence the weird angle.  Undecided

I copied this dress pattern from the tutorial here on Craftster for the dragon print dress... I have no idea where it is I should probably go find it >< Well until I find the link I'll just describe it. The original dragon dress was made by a lovely girl who had this crazy dragon material and who is an amazing sewer and tailor, she is here somewhere in the threads. Great description right  Tongue

DRESS NUMBER 2


Here is ugly dress number two that I found. I realized that I had to wear a dress made of this material for valentines day despite all the hard work poured into the first dress. This second dress was just twisting my arm I didn't have a choice!
And yes my ceiling is red. we are a colorful family and don't believe in the color white for walls Tongue


This is the finished dress! It turned out so cute!! I know the pic quality is not the greatest, but bear with me! I used a Vogue  pattern I have had in my pattern stash for a while, I have no Idea what the pattern number is (i'm terrible at this huh) I decided to use some black material to break up some of the crazy color in the dress and I think it brings it down to earth with out taking away from the pattern, but that's just me. I really like the result its fun and swirly and reminds me a bit of the 70's.  Cheesy


This is a close up of the fabric. Isn't it great.

So anyways those are my Valentines dresses, I really like them Smiley
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP I have a quilt top but it keeps bunching when I try and sew it all together on: January 05, 2011 08:32:24 AM
Thank you every one for all your help!
anaximander to be very honest I am scared of my quilting feet and arm and such so I just kinda leave it in the corner, i'm just using my regular old sewing foot nothing fancy.

Also thank you cmoore for the idea of spray adhesive I never even thought about doing something as simple as that. What a great idea! I don't think im going to be so adventerious to make any designs, i'm just trying to keep strait lines! But next time I do a quilt I might be bold!

And Compwalla I haven't heard of a walking foot, I will have to go buy one. Its silly because I do a lot of sewing, but I don't know the name of anything or how to use most of my stuff or what works best, I just kinda use my regular foot and cross my fingers.

But all of you are wonderful thank you for all the great advice!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP I have a quilt top but it keeps bunching when I try and sew it all together on: January 04, 2011 01:33:52 PM
Well I tried a few maybe I just didn't put them close enough together. Thank you so much!! Also would it be better to do just straight lines running vertically up my quilt or will diagonal lines from corner to corner be better. I noticed that when I would try and sew in the middle the material it would go in odd angles. Sorry for all the questions but I need a lot of help! Its my first quilt.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / HELP I have a quilt top but it keeps bunching when I try and sew it all together on: January 04, 2011 11:19:02 AM


Here is my beautiful quilt (this is a picture I took right before I sewed all the pieces together). I have the batting and the back and every thing else, just when I try and sew it it bunches up and looks ugly and unprofessional, Im trying to do simple straight lines because I don't know how to use the quilting foot on my Bernina >< any suggestions?
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do with lanyards on: December 27, 2010 10:47:38 AM
what about  making fabric bowls like these.

 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366875.0

I know there is a tut on here somewhere, i just can't remember where :/
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