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1  UNITED STATES / Alaska / Re: Starting a craft nite in Fairbanks!! on: February 12, 2007 05:10:50 PM
There's been low interest in crafting here in Fairbanks. *sigh* But I've found that the other dancers in my troupe are all pretty crafty, so we've been getting together about 1x a week and doing stuff. Drop me a line when you get to Fbks.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / halter-style yoga tops for busty girls? on: September 29, 2006 09:47:31 AM
I'm looking for a pattern for a halter-style top that will hold the girls firmly. We're working on a new costume for our dance troupe, and we'd like to use a halter-style top, but I've been unsuccessful in finding one. Any pattern ideas?
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / thermal shirt fabric resources? on: August 06, 2006 05:08:36 PM
Anyone know where I can get some cool printed thermal fabric? I sort of like the look of the long-sleeve printed thermal shirts like Primp makes, and I want to try making them at home. I've tried looking online but haven't had much success.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: goody barrettes for grown-ups? on: July 05, 2006 03:47:49 PM
I guess I'll have to try the gluing method. I love how they look, but I need to actually hold my hair back, you know?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / goody barrettes for grown-ups? on: June 30, 2006 02:11:52 PM
Anyone know where I can find or how to make some Goody barrettes for grown-ups? I love those little plastic barrettes for kids with the two birds or bunny or what have you, but they can only hold a very small section of my hair. I'd like something larger to hold back the sides of my hair as I grow it out.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Walk the Line Clothes on: June 12, 2006 11:43:19 AM
QueenofSporks Cheesy I bought that pattern the other day yay i cant wait for it to get here

Lemma know how it goes. I was thinking about buying it, but I am wary as too how it would look on someone who is not as. ahem. skinny as the model. It's hard to tell if things will be flattering on a size 12 when the model is a size 4.

Speaking as a nicely curvy woman, that dress pattern fits very well. I've outgrown my old one, so I'm so happy to see they're reissuing the pattern. I'm going to try to modify it to make the whirl-a-way dress, which looks like it might be a little more flexible for those bloaty times of the month.
7  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: seeking 50s style pattern, can't remember name/number.... on: June 12, 2006 11:26:29 AM
I am so happy they are reissuing this pattern. I had one from the late 90's that I made a few dresses out of, but I outgrew the dresses and the pattern!  Cry I'm going to swing by Joann's the next time Butterick is on sale and pick one up.

FYI, these dresses are glorious for those of us with an hourglass figure. Make the button loops out of white or balck elastic, and it'll have a little 'give' but will still cling to your lovely, curvy waist!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: How I made my new eyeglasses cooler on: February 13, 2006 12:24:37 PM
i have 2 sets of glasses almost identicle one black pair and one tortise shell and they are shaped like those, I am so doing my black glassses, but with pink rhinestones! WEEEEEE!

Black with pink is going to rock!! Maybe we should find a way to make them less permanent. I could switch out for purple rhinestones when I'm wearing a purple dress, or use blue to accent my blue eyes!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: How I made my new eyeglasses cooler on: February 10, 2006 10:30:51 AM
Justxlove: It's a henna design that a friend painted on as a thank-you for cooking her a big Indian dinner. I like looking at it but wouldn't want anything permanent on my hand!

Krajackex: Yep, it's a Strangelove thing.

Nicegirl512: Thanks. I saw the frames in the store and said "These rock! If only they had rhinestones..."

I'll get a picture of them on me and post it soon!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / How I made my new eyeglasses cooler on: February 09, 2006 11:18:10 AM
Shamelessly lifted from my blog. Post title: Ethel or how I learned to stop worrying and love rhinestones.

The best part of getting health insurance, besides the dental work, was getting new glasses. For me, glasses are a fashion statement. As I browsed the selection at Fred Meyer, I came across a pair that had great potential.

Funky shape? Check.
Unusual color? Check.
But they were still missing that special something. That glitz, that glamour, that je ne sais quoi.... However, I'm a creative person, so a trip to Michael's was in order. After the shopping was done, I gathered my supplies and got ready to turn my ordinary frames into Ethels.

2 mm rhinestones, superglue and tweezers. I was good to go!
I tested out a pattern before committing myself.

I ran into one small problem - Superglue doesn't dry well. It creates a pretty quick bond between surfaces (thus leading me to my first hint: Don't get it on your lenses.) but doesn't dry quickly when exposed to air. The drops of glue were bigger than the rhinestones, so I had to wait for the residual glue to dry.

That leads me to my second hint: Don't touch the glue. If you do touch the glue, don't touch anything else. On the bright side, I did glue my finger to my thumb in a very pretty, mudra-esque manner. After separating my thumb and finger, I was able to work on the other side of the frames.

And voila! The frames I have christened Ethel. Gretta tells me she had the same frames 50 years ago. Either she was a pioneer, or I am spearheading a whole new segment of the retro craze.
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