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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: felt flowers on skirt on: August 11, 2004 02:15:59 PM
Ripped Nylons (Ericka?) I just went to your site and I love it! your stuff is so awesome.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: making belts, can anyone help? on: June 11, 2004 11:07:52 AM
Thanks so much! A trip to Jo-ann's is in order this weekend (we don't have Hancocks in the SF Bay Area, I don't think.)
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Yummy Felted Crochet Handbags! on: May 27, 2004 10:44:50 AM
really beautiful. I can't believe you "winged it." They look so professional!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tile coasters just because... on: May 27, 2004 10:39:09 AM
What is this porcelain paint you speak of? I've never heard of it, but I have to experiment!

I love these and I agree that you should hang them as a collection of pieces. I've done encaustic paintings on tile before and I found epoxy (the stuff that you mix from two solutions) works the best for attaching saw-tooth hangers on the back.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: pretty in pink! on: May 27, 2004 09:20:16 AM
Awesome job! I love how you are wearing the dress to your installation event. No one had to say, "Are you the artist?"
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: felt flowers on skirt on: May 27, 2004 09:16:25 AM
I'm so glad that you posted this thread because I have been wanting to add some flowers to a dress that I am making and I was thinking of using the acrylic felt that I have - but now I know better!  Do you think wool felt on a cotton jumper would look odd?

I think that would look great! Just because it's wool it doesn't have to be heavy and "woolly" it can be light and airy too!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re:felt flowers on skirt on: May 05, 2004 11:32:36 AM
Thanks Guys for your cool responses!

I'm going to try polar fleece and wool felt for future projects.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / felt flowers on skirt on: April 17, 2004 08:44:36 AM
Hello, I took a black Gap skirt and put felt flowers on it with embroidered stems. I'm very pleased with it.

But I'm noticing that the felt is getting fuzzy and a bit ratty looking. I used acrylic felt. Does wool felt stand up better?



9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / making belts, can anyone help? on: April 15, 2004 04:44:30 PM
I splurged recently on one of these belts: http://www.maxsui.com/

Very cute, but they are $40 apiece! I am dying to try making another one myself, but I can't find the buckle they use. It's a flat buckle, with a bar in the middle but no prong; the fabric has enough traction to keep it closed without a prong. Every buckle I've seen online has prongs. I don't really want to go the d-ring route with this project.

I also can't figure out what is the substance they covered with fabric to make the belt, and I'm not taking a $40 belt apart to find out! it's fairly thick, smooth, and flexible, like craft foam, but it's clearly more sturdy than that.
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re:diy flea markets and shows? on: February 13, 2004 01:21:26 PM
you can join the mailing lists for Appel and Frank: http://www.appelandfrank.com/

And Feria Urbana: http://www.feriaurbanasf.com/about.html

Both have monthly craft fairs in San Francisco which are a lot of fun. They both cost around $100 for a table. I'm doing the A&F one in March.

Fashion Co-op is mainly LA, but I think they sometimes do SF shows: http://www.fashioncoop.com/events.html

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