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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Let's bring the poodle back on: October 13, 2007 08:46:38 PM
Poodle skirts are just calf length circle skirts with waistbands.  I think just about everyone on here has made one at one time or another (a circle skirt, I mean).  This is actually a good time of year to make one, in a heavier fabric.  Corduroy, maybe, or some kind of wool.  Hmmm...  Off to the drawing board...
22  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sacred heart cushion on: October 03, 2007 10:54:31 PM
Wow!  Great minds, huh?  That thing is fantastic!  And so cuddly...
23  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Need idea help, like everyone else! on: October 03, 2007 05:37:49 PM
One of my favorite exchanges ever happened with a stupid frat boy on Halloween when I was in college.  It went something like this:

HIM: What are you supposed to be?

ME:What do you mean?

HIM: (gesturing to wildly complicated Borg outfit) Your costume. Is it, like, a robot or something?

ME: This isn't a costume.

HIM: (puzzled frown)

The point being, you're probably already friends with the ones who'll get it, and don't really want to be with the ones who don't.
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Where oh where is the good felt hiding? on: September 29, 2007 12:27:36 PM
www.magiccabin.com carries 100% wool felt.
25  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: 2007 Costume Sewalong (All Costumes) on: September 24, 2007 10:23:47 AM
I adore that color!  I'm excited to see the rest of this!
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best sources for wool felt? on: September 22, 2007 07:51:47 PM
Try www.magiccabin.com.  They sell all kinds of dollmaking supplies, including wool felt in 18" squares and 100% wool stuffing.
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Purse of the Sacred Heart on: September 21, 2007 08:26:11 PM
Wow!  Thanks everyone!

Let me think about how I did it for a day or two and I'll see if I can't give some (very basic!) instructions.
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Burlesque Outfit - Sparkly & Feathers! on: September 21, 2007 06:46:04 PM
So PRETTY!  Gawd, I love sparkles and feathers.  And peacocks and burlesque.  This is basically my dream outfit.
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Purse of the Sacred Heart on: September 21, 2007 06:43:03 PM
I made this for a friend's birthday.  She grew up Catholic, and still collects Catholic iconography in its varied forms.  Now she has a Sacred Heart of her very own!



It's made of squeaky acrylic from my stash, with some metallic-y cotton stuff (Knit Cro-Sheen, maybe?) for the flames, regular and metallic embroidery floss for the thorns, and Czech fire-polish faceted beads for the droplets of blood.



Of course I forgot to take pics of the cream velvet lining and the little red zipper, and to include any sort of size reference.  It's about 5 1/2" at it's widest point, just big enough to hold  tiny cell phone and a few dollars, maybe a lipstick, too.  I kind of wish I'd kept it!

What do you think?  Other than the fact that I take lousy pictures... Roll Eyes
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: lionfish fins? on: September 19, 2007 08:20:55 PM
AFA tensile strength, I'm not sure what you're looking at supporting, but I used it as the hoops for a full on Marie Antoinette costume, with petticoat and robe Francaise.  It amounted to quite a bit of weight, and I danced in it all night.  They held up fine; my waistband gave out.

And finding it is easy.  Hardware stores, home improvement places, and plumbing suppliers should all carry it.

You could run a thin wire through the center of it if you needed more stability. too.

I can't wait to see this when you're done!
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