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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my cat's cradle got out of hand. what we like to call "wall art" on: December 09, 2008 05:44:13 PM
okay I know it's June now and this was posted in Feb....but holy COW! I love it! Can you give me a simple how-to?

Wow I'm overdue! Even if you don't want the how-to any longer, I'll still post it! I put some brass tacks in the wall kind of randomly. I made a loop in one end of the string and put it around the first tack. Then I just stretched the yarn from one tack to another until I liked the shapes it made. When I was satisfied I just tied a knot in the yarn around one of the tacks. And it stayed like that for months until I moved. There are so many other things you could do with it... like put a fabric up behind it or use it to hold pictures or something. And KittyCreates' Dad's creation sounds awesome! I might just have to revisit this idea!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my cat's cradle got out of hand. what we like to call "wall art" on: March 17, 2007 06:32:40 PM
Thats some pretty nice string art. If you want to make it stand out more, this is something my ceramics teacher (Ianna Frisby) did, it kina makes it stand out alot more and you could probably use alot of different types of hooks and what not


Wow thanks for that! The hooks really make it look more like an objet d'art. I've since moved and haven't made a new one. Maybe this is the extra something I needed...
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my cat's cradle got out of hand. what we like to call "wall art" on: March 03, 2007 05:06:30 PM
That is awesome!!! I'm glad I could offer some inspiration!!!



This idea came in very handy, as I just couldn't stand to look at my huge white-ass walls anymore.  I'm also likely moving in 2ish months, so I needed something quick and removable. 

After class today I went to the fancy yarn store and this is what I ended up with:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/168/384432471_a3431e7dda_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/384432470_afd6eace08_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/161/384424941_06b6b37c81_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/384424939_cac093fc3e_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/384424938_f25504a616_o.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/384424943_4801ce9e6e_o.jpg

It's still a little sparse for my liking, so I might make a return trip to said yarn store and add more to it.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Flame Retardent on: September 05, 2006 02:08:07 PM
Necia-

I did a quick google search and came up with these websites where you can order some flame retardent fabrics:

http://www.garments.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Flame-retardant-fabric-manufacturers/b/2000000023445/3000000181364/22742.htm
http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/product_company_list.cfm?Prod_Code=1622850

Here is some general information on types of flame retardent fabrics
http://www.toppssafetyapparel.com/fabric.htm

This is a solution that you can treat fabric with to make it flame retardent
http://www.firetect.com/safe-t-guard.htm
http://www.safetythink.com/Workplace+Safety/Flame+Stop+I+Fire+Retardant?gclid=CKn38Pyxl4cCFU2ZGgodFg1apw

I know that wool, because it is a protein, will not burn. That is why it is used in most commercial carpets and upholstries. I'm not sure if you'd want to use wool, but it is good to know.

I'm not sure if you live in or near a city, but most cities have a fabric district. If you shop around at the chain stores and can't find the fabric you want, I would try a small fabric shop because the employees are always very knowledgable. You could even call a shop to inquire about fabrics.

I think that this is a good starting point. Good luck with the fabric and with the pj's!!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: dolman sleeves? on: September 05, 2006 01:52:15 PM
Thanks so much for your help! Hopefully I will get some time to make this shirt soon!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / dolman sleeves? on: September 03, 2006 01:53:44 PM
Hey craftsters! I was recently in White House, Black Market and saw this really fabulous top with a boat neck and dolman sleeves. I loved it, but not the price ($68- ouch!). I thought "this shirt is rather simple, and I'm sure I could make it!" I was wondering if anyone had any patterns/ideas of where to start on this shirt.

Here is a picture of a similar shirt from WHBM. I would post the original, but it's not online. Basically, it's like the following picture, but with a boatneck instead of a V.



The fabric is a heavier weight rayon/spandex mix. Going by this information, does anyone think it would be do-able to create a pattern, or is there a tried and true pattern I could use?

Thanks in advance for any responses!!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cute boys sweat shirt into rad japanese fun! on: June 01, 2006 12:58:09 PM
I love how your new shirt turned out...
Also noticed how you took in the sleeves at the shoulder seam and under arm, it looks really nice and fitting. Whenever I took in sleeves, that part was always uneven. Would you share how you did that?

i was actually really scared about that part, but pretty happy with how it turned out! ok, let me think about what i did...

it was sort of haphazard. i had my finace draw a light line on the sleeve while i was wearing it as to mark the seam for a nice fit. then i pinned along this line (with the sweatshirt now inside out). and the most difficult part was figuring out a good curve for the armpit area. to do that, i just sketched out what i thought would work, then put in some basting stitches. i had to re-configure that a few times, but eventually i got it to work! sorry that i don't have a more technical answer, as i am not a seamstress by trade. my advice is maybe look at another shirt about the same size and follow the curve of the seam from that shirt. good luck, and i hope i helped a bit!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: vintage dress to blAzEr/shirt on: May 12, 2006 07:06:40 AM
that's really cute! it's weird, but my friend bought the same dress (or one exactly like it) from a salvation army last summer.

great recon! ^_^
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: cute boys sweat shirt into rad japanese fun! on: May 12, 2006 07:00:01 AM
it says daerenojya... although that first kanji (the first symbol) is a bit weird looking... and the writing above it says something about 5 guys doing something.... I cant read all the kanji (japanese have over 30,000 lol) very cute Smiley

hahaha thanks Nadezh Star!!!

and thanks everyone else for the suggestions and comments!! i think i'm going to leave it the way it is. the graphic is just too crazy! hehehe
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: A SPINNY SKIRT! and a table cloth NO MORE on: May 11, 2006 07:50:59 PM
it's so cute!! your little sis looks so sweet! i'm sure she loves the skirt, and i hope she spins around alot and enjoys it immensely!
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