I LOVE my job, but working at a coffeehouse fond of cheesy humor and full of small-time musicians and future cosmetologists as employees has its drawbacks. This Thursday is the first monthly THEME DAY at my work, and it's CIRCUS DAY. That means I have to have a complete costume. I have NO idea what to be (someone else is already going to be a lion, and someone else the ringmaster, and someone else a mime), but I want it to be relatively cute/sexy and not too embarassing. I need something I can sew up/ fashion from things I have already in the next couple of days.
I know my sewing is guerilla style, but I have made the absolute BEST set of pads! After trying all sorts of different patterns and figuring out that they weren't for me.. The ones with the inserts that go inside stay wet all day (ick), the one-piece ones are way too bulky, etc... I figured out how to make an awesome, Lunapads-style pad that's thin, super-comfy and very absorbent!
I remove the top insert and replace it during the day. Each insert is made from 3-4 layers of terrycloth wrapped in cozy red flannel, but I'd recommend making more, thinner inserts than that because they dry more quickly in the dryer. The elastic is just a ponytail holder cut in half, but you could use something fancier! I just safety pin 'em on, but you could use snaps if you want! Check out my rock'n'roll menstrual gear... There's no pink flowers here :-D
I had this awful scalp thing goin' on, and I kept trying things that people said would cure flakes... like apple cider vinegar, which made my hair smell TERRIBLE. Finally, I came up with this quick scrub and now my scalp is healthy and the dandruff and gross stuff on my scalp is GONE! Voila...
1/2 C. sea salt (or any kind of salt, if you want) 1/4 C. olive oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional, for yummy smell) the juice of 1/2 lemon 10-20 drops of grapefruit seed extract (some dandruff is caused by a yeast-type infection on the scalp, this helps kill those bugs)
Mix ingredients up- I used an old jar that I put everything in and then shook it up. Use enough olive oil to make it the consistency you want. Get in the shower and wet your hair. Get the scrub on your fingertips, move your hair out of the way as you go and SCRUB your scalp all over. Don't miss any spots! Now, rinse it out. Your hair will seem kinda oily from the olive oil, so give it a good wash and scrub your scalp with your regular shampoo.
Woo! Now your hair should be beautiful and flake-free. You can also use the stuff on your skin to make it super-soft, but don't use it on sensitive or broken skin. My hands were kinda broken out from washing them 1,000 times a day at work, and the scrub STUNG on them! Be careful!
I'm not sure how long this will last, but I don't see any reason you couldn't put it in a pretty jar with a ribbon and give it as a skin scrub for a gift! It's super-cheap, especially compared to those fancy scrubs at places like the body shop!
Good luck! :-) Let me know if anyone else uses it/likes it!
Has anyone ever made seitan at home before? If so, have you had this problem??
I was doing so well, with all the kneading and rinsing and whatnot, and then i set it gently in the simmerin water and i go back to check on it and AHH! its like practically falling apart, its got little bits coming from all sides. it looks nothing like the perfectly-formed ball in the cookbook.
What happened? Did i not rinse it enough? I pierced it with skewers like the directions said.
I'm an avid craft(st)er and I also go to Saddleback College. I'm the editor in chief of the student newspaper there and, well, I admit I am pushing my own interests because I want to do a full back page on the crafting renaissance among young people and make it really cool with photos and the like.
Does anyone here go to Saddleback or Irvine Valley College? If so, can I interview you? Even over e-mail would be fine if you're busy/ net-addicted.
i got a tattoo done a while ago that i'm going to get touched up tomorrow... and i was thinking about asking the guy about the color of part of it. i asked him to make it pink, but he added a little red ink to make it less 'super duper outragoeusly bright pink..' and well.. it turned out RED not pink, red! does anyone with tattoo experience know if he could maybe dye over to make it brighter/more pink??
I made this pillow for my darling boyfriend's eagle scout celebration :-D. I got the che doll to go with it at the hammer museum in LA. This was one of my very first sewing projects... It's pretty "homemade-looking" but he loves it.
I picked a 'clothing design' class for my last elective in high school. i can basically make anything i want but i have to do a couple of projects by tomorrow. i have been around craftster and usually stick to REALLY simple (painting or handsewing) crafts but i got a singer and i have to actually sew something. i tried to make a shirt but i am PMSing and ended up crying over my sewing machine.... ehhg.. how embarassing.
anyway, i am looking for something REALLY EASY and impressive-looking to make... FYI: my teacher for the class isn't even a sewing teacher, so it doesn't have to be too fancy!!
I'm new, so I'm sorry if this is an old subject for you guys, but I tried searching with no luck... I was looking at the shaving cream cards idea and was wondering if you guys know of a similarly easy way to dye fabric... I picked up an old cream-colored soft cotton skirt at a garage sale and I've been wanting to dye it / tie-dye it but I've been intimidated.