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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Magazines / Clippings / Etc on: June 26, 2008 01:38:29 AM
I just read the entire thread (phew!) and i dont think ive seen anyone suggest this...
I have used a paste called 'image maker' in the past. its made by dylon and it transfers photocopies onto fabric and it apparently also works for magazines (please note i have only used photocopies in the past so i dont know how well magazines work) I think im going to try it with magazines....if i ever find my tub of image maker again!!!
here's a link if you're curious....
http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/shop-online/dylon-image-maker.htm
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Orange/Blue Oodles of Buttons Necklace on: June 24, 2008 11:38:48 PM
Love it! I too have a thing for buttons (which my bf mocks me for lol) It looks beautifuly made  Smiley
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: my 'fascinating' creation (sorry for that awful pun) IMG heavy... on: June 24, 2008 11:35:34 PM
again, thanks for the nice comments  Smiley It's so lovely to get feedback about stuff i've made (I've been on craftster a while but only just started posting my stuff as I was a bit nervous)

As it was a rushed job (ie I needed it for the next day!) I sewed it all directly on as I went along, adding stuff till it looked right, apart from the feathers which I glued with this cool fabric glue that I use as a multipurpose kinda thing.

I will try and get a photo of the whole outfit together. I should've took one before I went out but I'm not the best time-keeper in the world and I was running around like the Tazmanian devil.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: my 'fascinating' creation (sorry for that awful pun) IMG heavy... on: June 24, 2008 06:10:07 AM
hardcore...and a good idea to make your own, those things can be expensive! I LOVE the colour scheme, and the feather. Cheesy Was it comfy? I know those headbands can be a pain.

LOL i think im more skint than hardcore! thanks for the compliments  Cheesy
The colour scheme was based on my pink/black plaid dress that i wore. none of the stores i went to had a bright enough pink, only really pale pink.
it was soooo comfy and it stayed put and intact as i danced till three in the morning and drank too much! the little  comb bits arent as harsh as they look in the photo and i also have loads of curly hair so they couldnt make it to my scalp lol
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / my 'fascinating' creation (sorry for that awful pun) IMG heavy... on: June 24, 2008 02:58:00 AM
I really hope this is the right place for this! apologies if it is not.
my cousin got married on sunday and i spent saturday looking for a fascinator (sp??) to go with my dress (im not really a hat person) and i couldnt find one that 
a)i acutally liked
b)went with my dress
c)i could afford
so i bought a plain hairband for 79p and dug out my ribbons then sat watching tv that night and made this...
feedback appreciated!









6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: crafty music on: June 24, 2008 02:46:34 AM
Anything on my headphone music playlist. I have two lists...one for turning on in the house, and one for putting on my earphones and going all introspective. The earphone one is the best for zoning out and sewing. :p

I totally agree with the earphone thing. i find i become absorbed it what im doing
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: crafty music on: June 23, 2008 05:58:13 AM

And ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS anything by Prince.

I agree  Smiley you can never go wrong with crafting AND prince together!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: How do you develop a personal 'style'? on: June 19, 2008 03:30:40 AM
I agree that if you have personal tastes and interests then that may be part of your 'personal style' without you even realising it (in crafting or otherwise)
 for example, i always think that the way that i dress is very random and a bit all over the place but my friends all agree that i have my own style (even though i can never seem to see it!!) they often see things when we are shopping and say 'thats so you!' I find this is the case with crafting also.
even though you may not be able to see that yourself, other people viewing it may notice that it is there, in the same way you have noticed other crafters have a signature style  Smiley I am slowly starting to see it in my own crafting, i am drawn to certian colours, patterns etc.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / crafty music on: June 19, 2008 03:24:03 AM
I was sewing away a couple of days ago whilst listening to my ipod (incidently, ipod + sewing machine noise = me not hearing my mum knock at the door! Roll Eyes) and i was wondering what music we find good to listen to whilst crafting!?
I thought it might be a good topic, just for fun...I hope you agree!

here's a couple of songs/artists I like to listen to while i craft....
Tori amos....particularl y 'silent all these years'  Smiley
ben folds/ben folds five
bob marley - jamming
a perfect circle
tool (i know this is a strange choice but i find tool very emersive...as i do with crafting!)
goldfrapp
less than jake
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: I lost my jordy bag virginity! on: June 19, 2008 02:47:44 AM
thankyou for all the nice comments  Smiley its always good to get other peoples opinions

in answer to your questions...

the dimensions i used were slightly bigger than the jordy, i used 12x15inch for my original cut outs and i cut bigger squares out of the corners (i think 2.25) i also made the strap a bit longer (although the thickness is the same)

unfortunatley i didnt have interfacing but i used a layer of tougher, thicker fabric in its place just to add a bit of strength to the bag. at first i thought it was too slouchy but now ive started to like it and it obviously is less slouchy once i have chucked my stuff and junk into it!!

the fabric was a bargin! i found it in a bargin bin of childrens fabric in a discount fabric shop in liverpool (uk) i think it cost me about 2 and i have enough left to make at least 2 more bags (although im probably going to make other things with it...i may make a mini jordy for my niece who is 5) one of the things i come up against with my crafting is lack of money so i have become a bit of a bargin bin rummager!!!

the only thing i was thinking of adding was some sort of decoration at the corner but i think that i will just make a broache (sp???) that matches that i can use when i want and take off when i change my mind!
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