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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Homemade snickers bars!!! on: June 03, 2012 09:20:52 PM
I made these with a friend! I have no clue what almond bark is so I just used 1.25 cups of milk chocolate chips. I might have to use less peanut butter next time, though I love peanut butter, having it in both the top and bottom layers of chocolate overpowered the amazing nougat and caramel flavors and made it taste like a reeses cup.

All in all, GREAT recipe, I'll def. be making these snickers again.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Best fabrics for making things like bras and undies? on: March 18, 2012 05:30:23 PM
I've always wanted to make my own underwear, but it seems as it's hard to find a fabric (online, since it's cheaper) that goes along with what I want....especially since I'm new to making my own clothing.

I don't like all lace underwear so that's out. What other fabrics would you recommend? It'd be super kind if you could link me in the right direction but you don't need to
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50's Dinosaur Dress!! Picture Heavy :0) on: January 18, 2012 01:51:48 PM
Love the dress and your poses are fantastic~
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Panties! on: January 18, 2012 01:49:47 PM
They are so cute! I want to learn how to make my own undies Cheesy I was thinking of buying some, taking them apart, and making my own pattern. I just need to find a reliable type of fabric.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Buyer Turn Offs on: January 02, 2012 08:05:57 PM
1) Spelling and grammar: if you type like a lazy person then how am I supposed to trust that I'm getting your upmost quality of work? It's almost like sending a message to the world saying "I can't take 2.3 seconds to type out a sentence but I'm saying that this $200 tube dress is worth every penny."

2) Shipping: My mother has a eBay store on the side and, for her, shipping is a HUGE deal. I've sent a fair amount of things and I even yell at my boyfriend when gifts he sends me aren't properly packaged (or he spent more money than he had to). Etsy isn't eBay. If you yourself aren't taking the journey to send your items and make sure they arrive on time, then $20 shipping is a bit obsessive; especially for items that are no bigger than a basketball and no lighter than maybe three pounds. Also, only if you send things via Media Mail does it take 12 days to send stuff...I've had things take up to two weeks to get them after the seller said they were "shipping it now."

3) Over-pricing: I know you spend a lot of time and energy on your creation but there is a lot of overcharging on etsy. I have seen products (namely clothing) that, if I take my best guess, I can name the fabric it's made of and give a "if it's made of the best stuff around" price on just fabric alone. I believe that if you're selling a basic skirt for $80 then that better be made of the highest quality you could find. If your friends look at something and go "I would pay that. It's handmade and I know I'm getting exactly what I'm paying for." then you are off to a great start. Of course, there will ALWAYS be people who complain about price but 70% of the stuff on etsy is fairly overpriced. It also shows that they didn't look at other products at least seemingly like theirs to get a price range.

4) Misrepresentation of items: I know this doesn't show up on etsy stores a lot but I have been warned to not buy from certain people. I tend to like it if people have dA accounts and pictures of people wearing/holding/whatever-ing the stuff they have bought from you.

5) No measurements: most people have slightly different ideas on what a small, medium, large, XL, and XXL look like on a person and their measurements. When people sell items as "unisex," I stay away because of the fact that I am a girl and I want something that fits me like it should fit a girl and since my Cali ID doesn't read "unisex," no measurements is a huge turn off.

6) When I see that they have "custom items" (items they made for others and are just waiting for them to come up with the money and instanta-buy it) and they have a few different prices on them. I saw a few custom sweaters and two of them read for $140 and the last one read for $90.

7) When people sell things from a pattern. I don't know why, but the extra effort for them physically going through the trials and tribulations of making their own pattern just sounds more attractive. It also shows the lack of creativity on the sellers part.
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Stop using the time of the year as an excuse for not making sales. on: January 02, 2012 07:33:53 PM
It's always good to advertise through your friends who frequent forums (of any kind, really). Add a link to their sig and that gets more people looking at your store. That's the easiest and cheapest way to do it. Cheesy My friend gets her GaiaOnline buddies to advertise for her.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Etsy shop is stealing from me & maybe you too!!! on: January 02, 2012 07:30:34 PM
I'd contact some people, see about getting it removed, then start watermarking your photos...
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY Hoodie Questions on: December 30, 2011 08:46:37 PM
Thank you SO much of your help!   Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / DIY Hoodie Questions on: December 28, 2011 05:30:22 PM
I'm not looking for a pattern or anything..I just need to know:

What fabric is used for the cuffs/wristbands and waistband of hoodies? (I've googled it and came up with a lot of mixed answers)
What would be the best type of stitch to use to sew the cuffs/wristbands and waistbands on? (when I look at a sweater I can't quite tell what stitch is used to sew any of the parts together...)

I'm VERY new to sewing. Meaning I bought my sewing machine yesterday...So any help is appreciated Cheesy
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