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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Question about buying, taking apart, & selling on: August 04, 2004 05:09:47 PM
Ok...I saw 1 of those cute grosgrain ribbon watches for $40 at a local boutique, then I made 1 for myself by buying a cheap watch at Wal-Mart & taking the band off.  Tons of people want to buy these from me.  My parents say it wouldn't be a problem to use the faces from the Wal-Mart watches to sell, even if I ended up doing consignment at a local place, but it just seems to me like something must be wrong!  Am I just paranoid?  What kind of legal problems might I have with buying watches at Wal-Mart & reusing only the faces to sell as ribbon watches?

Thanks so much for helping!!
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Bella Wisteria bedroom set on: April 20, 2004 06:08:08 AM
Once upon a time I was strolling through Target, looking for bedding for my apartment...and I happened upon the Bella Wisteria bedroom set.  I don't know if any of y'all have seen this, but it's so pretty!  AND...the blue/lavendar coverlet & shams are the exact fabric that was used to make the bodice of 1 of my ballet costumes!  Except the costume fabric has this pretty floral embroidery in it.   Grin

There is a picture of the costume in the "Butterfly Wings" post under completed clothing projects.  I'll get a better photo of the fabric this weekend when I go home!  

Anyway, needless to say, I've now decided to design a fairy princess room that I would have loved when I was 8, & that I'd love even more now!  I have some fabric left over from the costume: about 1 to 1.5 yards of the bodice fabric and quite a few scraps of the blue/lavendar chiffon that went into the skirt.

I might make a pillow or 2, but I know there are even cooler things I can do with this fabric, and with the rest of the room.  Oh, I also want to hang the wings from the ceiling...or put them on the wall somehow.  I don't know, but I'm so excited about this room!  Yay!

So what do y'all think?  Any ideas would be much appreciated.  BTW, I can't sew.  (Minor detail, right?  Wink )  But I probably won't start this project until this summer, & by that time I'm determined to know how.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Spruce up a beaded curtain on: April 18, 2004 03:41:00 PM
I got this curtain at Pier 1, but it was too plain, so I added ribbon in between the strands.  It wasn't the cheapest project ever, but it was so simple, & it made a huge difference in my dorm room.  I used a little bit of by-the-roll ribbon from Joanne's, but it's mostly that 55 cents for 10 yards stuff.  I hot glued the ribbon to itself so it would hang straight down.  It's really easy to change the ribbon...I'm planning on doing more muted colors for my apartment next semester, or maybe just off-white.  We'll see!

http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1656467850.jpg
http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1656477850.jpg

Can you tell which side of the room is mine?  Wink
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Butterfly wings! on: April 17, 2004 05:53:54 PM
Hey, everyone!  This is my first post, though I've been around for a while.  I finally found time to participate!  This is a pair of butterfly fairy wings that my ballet teacher & I made for a performance.  She bought a pair of wings & recovered them with this great wing-y fabric & added a piece in the center that's the same fabric as the bodice of my costume.  I did all the sequin work...both sides...front & back...by hand...with jewel glue (I can't sew!) It took me for-ever, and I have to replace a few sequins every time I perform with them, but I just love them to death!  Here's a picture:

http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1679227850.jpg

Closeups:

http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1679217850.jpg
http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1679207850.jpg

And in action, with the rest of my costume (which was made by a wonderful seamstress, because I still can't sew):

http://photos.heremy.com/imali/1679237850.jpg

Well, there it is!  I hope y'all like it!  & goodness, I hope the pictures work!
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