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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: pop tarts :D WITH RECIPE! on: July 12, 2009 03:59:35 AM

ps any canberrans around? every single IGA (ok definitely the one at civic interchange, the one just off anu campus and deakin) have pop tarts - real ones, imported from the US (and lots of herseys goodness too), and not the crappy flavours they made here but chocolate sunday and smores ..... just thought you should know Cheesy
2  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial on: April 09, 2009 09:34:29 PM
Has anyone seen this http://player.video.news.com.au/news/#_aQQL6CacvmRYkXr3mNWtSpLMB_fgpz8
(australian news website)
OMG she acts like she invented it - i just wanna punch her in the face! its been around since the 1960s! arrrghhh!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a basic pattern: Panties or swimsuit? on: March 23, 2009 12:10:32 AM
burdastyle.com has a few swimwear patterns - well a one piece and a bikini - that might be a good

If you're after a bit more coverage maybe this might give you some inspiration:
Laughing moon have this one http://www.lafnmoon.com/saloon_girl.htm
Also there's some simplicity costumes with bloomer-y thingys
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: At Least in My Mind Dress on: January 21, 2009 02:31:21 AM
I love this pattern, I've made A in a cotton plaid (i really should get around to posting it!)

I have this pattern and I'm waiting to do views A and B in a wool plaid.  Actually, a couple different plaids.  I'm glad to see that it fits a real person Smiley, since I have to make my bodices longer and accommodate bigger boobs than any of the models they use in the pictures.
definitely make the bodice longer! I read a few reviews on patternreview.com and they mentioned the bodice is too short. I measured the paper pattern and then myself and i think the ladies at patternreview.com were spot on.  I added a couple of cm and it worked out perfect - I dont usually alter patterns, so yeah, if you usually alter the bust you'll definitely need to for this one!
5  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Florists' wire in Canberra? on: January 21, 2009 02:06:36 AM
know anywhere that sells cake decorating supplies? they might have it (my mum use to make wedding cakes and cake decorators use florist wire to make sugar flowers)
or try a florist, they might sell you some
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lolita like what [image anvil] on: December 18, 2008 11:22:28 PM

I'd love to know where you got the alice fabric from - i've got a skirt from harajuku in identical fabric and I'd love some more
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Australian yarn help?? Aussies might know?? on: November 10, 2008 02:38:33 AM
not much of a knitter myself but my housemate often orders lovely lovely wool from http://www.theyarncafe.com.au/store/Default.asp
hope that helps
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: 7 costumes, 2 days, $52 on: November 02, 2008 03:38:24 PM
they're awesome! so simple but soooo effective - well done!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / multi strand math help! on: October 28, 2008 01:31:27 PM
Hi guys,
I'm planning on making that necklace from the opening scene in breakfast a tiffany's, the six strands of pearls with the diamond centre piece (only i'm going for four stands of plastic 12mm pearl beads and using a vintage brooch). 
The bit im battling with is how long to make each strand, as they get longer further out.  How do i work it out, I know trial and error could be a goer but i'm a little pressed for time.  Help! 

for reference:
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your first machine, a buyers guide on: October 05, 2008 08:22:28 PM
great thread.....I think its really important that you're able to find an authorised repairer in your area (i think sewing machines are one of the few things in our throw away society that are actually made to be repaired).......for those in Australia, a Janome is good choice as its got some ridiculously high percentage of the market and so even at the end of the earth (canberra Cheesy) you'll find someone who knows how to fix it

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