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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Attaching to Barrettes and Earring Post? on: June 30, 2006 12:12:42 PM
I've got an idea of some pretty nifty projects to make out of buttons.  I've seen folks do button earrings before and I've made the dangle kind but now I want to make some with ear studs, as well as hair clips.
What do you all use to attach things to earring posts to make sure they'll stay put?  I was intending on using a hot glue gun but I thought I would ask here first.  Any suggestions?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Skirt from a Bedsheet - Looking for a Good Pattern! on: April 25, 2006 09:05:04 AM


Recently found this twin-sized fitted sheet at a Goodwill.  I'm going to have the stripes running up and down on the skirt so there's more than enough fabric.
I'm a plus sized girl (waist 39", hips a 54") so I'm going to make this skirt with an elastic waist.  My problem, though, is what kind of skirt to make.  I thought perhaps a circle skirt, or a circle skirt done in panels.  I'm looking for something about knee length of a little longer, with a bit of flow that would look nice casual with a tanktop or good for a litle more informal, perhaps with a nice top and a pair of cute sandals.  Somethins breezy, light and well-suited for the plus-sized gal.
Any recommendations?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Tshirt Comforter.. but how big to cut the blocks? on: March 30, 2006 04:56:21 PM
I'm looking to make myself a comforter out of all my old shirts.  But how big do I cut the blocks for it?
I'm not going to have anything between each shirt and wanted the resulting comforter to be full sized.  So I thought, perhaps, 13"x13" but now I'm not so sure.  Help? Smiley
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / How about gifts for the computer-geek fiance? on: January 29, 2006 12:57:35 PM
Well, we're getting engaged this February, at least  Cheesy
I really outdid myself with his Christmas gifts and have been trying to dream up a good Valentine's one.  I've considered making him a t-shirt pillow (made out of one of my older, favorite shirts - just sewing the sleeves & hem shut, stuff then sew the neckline shut).
What do you guys think of that?  Any other ideas?
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / T-shirt Duvet Cover - Sizing? on: January 26, 2006 03:20:14 PM
Alright, here's the thing - while I have a lot of free time, I would like to make a couple of covers for my futon and a comforter.  No problem with the futon.
The thing is, I want to make a cover for a bed I don't yet have!  My bf is around 6'2" and the bed I have now is far too small length-wise for him, so we have to look into getting a new bed.  I would like to go ahead and make the cover (out of old shirts I have) but I'm not sure how big to make it, given that I don't know the dimensions of the bed itself.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Plain Barrettes - Where to buy? on: January 17, 2006 02:17:39 PM
I love hair trinkets and would adore getting into making hair barrettes.  I made a few for myself recently for a cosplay thing and had a lot of people compliment then - plus they were so super easy to make.
But my problem is finding blank barrettes.  It might seem insane but I never see just regular ol' barrettes with nothing on them.
So can any of you folks give me tips on where to buy plain barrettes (colors, glittery ones, that sort - just no decorations) - in bulk would be nice as well n_n
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Curious George purse! on: January 14, 2006 08:55:20 PM
So I've got several pieces of fabric (about 2-3 yards worth) that I bought MANY years back for another project and never used.
So today I busted it out, some other fabric and made (with a lovely tutorial here that I know is on the links list (a messenger bag with gussets)...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/pepelutivursky/curiousgeorge.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/pepelutivursky/curiousgeorge2.jpg

It perhaps could have used some interfacing.  I have enough for another purse from this fabric so I might do another
It's plain but the fabric is the only touch needed, if you ask me n_n

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Where to buy findings? on: January 10, 2006 05:32:09 PM
I'm particularly looking for someplace to buy jump rings in bulk and chain - I would LOVE to do some chain projects but haven't really seen any.
Our nearest craft store is about 2 hours away so.. I would love to be able to just order this stuff.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Raising money - the crafty way on: January 04, 2006 12:39:29 PM
So, here's the deal:

Until just recently, I was holiday help at a store.  I was told they would be hiring on a couple of new part-timers - but apparently I wasn't one of the lucky ones.
Yes, I shall be hitting the pavement job hunting soon but the thing is that I'm /really/ hoping to have enough saved up to move out with my boyfriend by May or July.
I would like to contribute around $2,000 or, at least, $1,500 - and I might have around $300 now, if a little less.  That's about $300/400 a month I need to save if May and $250/$350 if in June.

I have a sewing machine, plenty of free time (currently) and have just begun really getting into jewelry-making and the like.  Can anyone give me some tips on things that could sell fairly well and be fairly afforable to make?  I'm already considering messenger-bag style purses (via a pattern found on this forum) with wallets to match - anything else?
And where to sell at?  I hate Ebay's fees (I've sold quite a few collectibles on there) but if I must, I must.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Just started making jewelry - a few, very simple, firsts n_n on: January 03, 2006 11:51:29 AM
Alright, so... I've been wanting to get into jewelry making/beading and that such for several years now.  I only really gave it any serious consideration, as of late, because frankly I need to raise money! n_n

So here's a few of my first pieces.  I'm going to try to direct sale them through my seller Livejournal.  What do you all think I should price them for?  I was thinking $5.00 for the necklaces and $3.00 for the earrings, shipping included.  Is that too little?  I'm notorious for underpricing, but these things were quite cheap to make.

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL505/3644388/8946909/124280233.jpg
This is a set of dolphin earrings.  Nothing fancy, I just thought they were cute n_n

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL505/3644388/8946909/124280232.jpg
I call this one 'A Trip Through the Stars'.

http://pic14.picturetrail.com/VOL505/3644388/8946909/124280182.jpg
And this one is my favorite.  I call it 'A Collision of Love'.  See the little heart beads? <3

Edit: Sorry, forgot that posting images on here isn't the same as LJ or such  Grin
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