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131  Re: "Yo Quiero Taco Bell!" How our chihuahua greeted the Trick-or-Treaters... PICS! in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Haylie on: November 01, 2005 09:21:47 AM

haha, that picture is the greatest
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132  Re: Christmas present for someone who doesn't want a present? in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by Haylie on: October 30, 2005 08:12:20 PM
Well one thing you can do is make cool collage and/or drawn bookmarks, get them laminated at kinkos...Here's some I did(quickly, so theyre not the greatest):
It's creative, personal, useful and easy! You could do a great one with music notes, or if you could get a copy of some sheet music of hers and use that...the possibilites are practically endless!!  Grin

Of course, thats probably just part of a gift, but its a start....I'll think about it- if i think of other stuff, i will let you know!!
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133  My first duct-, painting-, and packing-tape purse! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Haylie on: October 06, 2005 07:59:04 PM
Any ideas on how to make a way for it to close?
Hate to have my stuff falling out...

Click for larger images:
side view:


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134  ChristineDaae costume *tutorial added* *VERY image heavy* in Halloween Costumes by Haylie on: September 25, 2005 04:05:53 PM
Ok, so i was on here and saw that someone intended on becoming Christine Daae from Phantom of the Opera for Halloween and suddenly (even tho i hadnt intended on dressing up this year) i was obsessed with the idea and so this is what i ended up with....

The one in the movie:

And mine...


Mine, of course, is not quite like hers, lol.  Any suggestions to make it better?

Edit: Sept 28, 2005

Several people have asked how to make this costume (which makes me so happy  Grin) so, although many of the stuff i used I happened to have around the house, so it might be difficult for some of you! Also, i tend to make up things as i go along so at times i'm not sure how i did what i did. And this is my first tutorial so it may be a bit confusing!! That said, here is the tutorial! If you use it, i would LOVE it if you posted pix of your adaptation! (click on the images if you want to see them bigger)

Ok, the first part I made was the corset...
..which i made out of some black Duck brand duct tape. I actually attached it to a tan bra (that was pretty much falling apart and so of no practical use anymore.) So i put on a shirt that fit, put the bra on over it, and got my sister and cousins to wrap me in the duct tape! We started with small strips at the top, attaching the bra to the shirt and then wrapped it all the way down. We actually did the part over my ribs twice..you might want to go over it three times, because mine's turning out really wrinkly...you cant tell really, but it may be better to avoid that. After they finished wrapping me, they took scissors and cut it up the back. Then i cut any part of the shirt that wasnt under the tape off and then put tape around the edges to finish them off nicely and put a few vertical strips of duct tape to get a more corset-like look. I also tucked some silk flowers under the tape just under the bra. Next I used wire cutters and scissors to poke holes in the back of the corset. (there has GOT to be an easier way to do that...but that was what i had avaliable at the time...) You'll want about 2 yards of string to lace up the corset (this may seem like a lot, but you'll need that much so you dont need to take all the lacing out to take off the corset..the string does drag on the floor a bit when it's on me and fully laced..i havent figured out how to solve that yet, but i'll let you know if i do!)
The back of the corset(with the lacing)..and you can see the tshirt inside it...

Ok, for the rest of the top, i had an old white shirt that i cut the neck off of so it could go around my shoulders...i wear the shirt under the corset.
..i had painted on the shirt a different time, but it all gets covered by the corset.

The lace i bought at JoAnns in the clearance rack...it was just a strip of lace long enough to go around my shoulders and tie in the front. I'm thinking of going out and getting wider lace because mine is a bit smaller than hers. I'll probably hand-sew some of the lace to the bra, shirt or corset so it doesnt move much.

For the skirt, i just went back to the sale rack at JoAnns and picked something that looked like the right color...it's actually corduroy, embossed with a flowery pattern...

The fabric was the right width for my height, so I just got a few yards and held it so the shorter length fell to the ground and just wrapped it around me and safety pinned it in the back (..i hope that was clear enough, i'm not sure how to word it...)

You kinda have to twist it under in the back so the pin doesnt show, and you get a lovely train...(or i did anyway, i guess it depends on the width and length of your fabric in relation to your size.) You'll probably want to sew or pin it in the back so it doesnt fly open..i havent done this yet, but i'll probably just safety pin it.

The wrap skirt was again off the lovely sale rack..(gotta save money, especially if it's just a halloween costume!) It's a part velvet, part sheer fabric printed with roses. I believe her skirt is actually a gold and black swirl fabric, but since the gold of the skirt shows thru the sheer parts, it works out to about the same.)

(the white is just my bed sheets showing thru, not the fabric itself.) I bought enough to go around me, then folded it in half and cut it in a curve...

So when unfolded, it looks like this...

The flower in my hair is just a fake flower which i attached a pin to, then attached the pin to a barette. (again, probably theres a better way to do that)

And that's it! Just put the white shirt on, pin the skirt on, have someone lace you into the corset, put the lace around your shoulders and clip the barette in your hair!

I realise these directions may not be very easy to follow, so i suggest trying what i did and if it doesnt work, find a different way to do it! Here are the VERY helpful links i used...

If you have ANY questions, dont hesitate to ask me! I'm on here very often, so I will answer as quickly as possible!

Thank you!  Grin
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135  Re: m-o-d-e-s-t pleeasseee.... in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Haylie on: September 19, 2005 03:46:19 PM
ah ha! A non-fuzzy version...

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136  Re: m-o-d-e-s-t pleeasseee.... in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by Haylie on: September 19, 2005 03:41:34 PM
A shrug is a good idea and certainly easier than sewing your own dress....but, in any case, i randomly drew up something because i have too much time on my hands, lol.

I did two different versions of the neckline, picked any random color..ignore the fact that i screwed up the sleeves big time, lol. I'm not an expert at using Paint! (and i had to make it a jpeg, so it's all fuzzy)

The bottom two pix are what i was going for with the skirt and the sleeves.

So, yes, that's what i came up with.
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137  My dad is crafty too! (yeah. really image heavy.) in Completed Projects by Haylie on: September 18, 2005 06:00:02 PM
Not sure this is technically considered a "craft"....but then i dont know what the definition of craft is anyway, lol.

So here are my dad's bowls/plates/boxes he turns on his lathe..he belongs to the American Association of Woodturners. I'm trying to convince him to open an Etsy shop..what do you think?

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138  Scrapbooking with my woodburner... in Discussion and Questions by Haylie on: September 18, 2005 05:38:29 PM
Well, i'm not sure if anyone has discovered this yet (but i sure hope not, 'cause i'm feeling rather pleased with myself, lol) but i was using my woodburner in my craft room..which is quite messy and littered with various diverse craft supplies...and i happened to glance at a scrap photo and wonder what effect the woodburner might have on it ('cause have you ever held a photo over a flame? That's quite fun and such a nice anger outlet  Wink)

So, i discover that a woodburner actually gets rid of the top layer of the photo and leaves it white!

Practical application? Why, scrapbooking, of course!

(The quality of these pix are not great...*sadness* Also i have no idea where this topic should actually be, lol)

So, what'dya think?
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139  Re: A picture. lol. in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Haylie on: September 18, 2005 03:24:51 PM
I fix! hehe.

Yes, i know, it could have been neater...but i only have Paint to work with at the moment, lol.
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140  Re: French Memo Board... in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Haylie on: September 16, 2005 08:24:02 PM
They are really easy, i made mine with one of the old sheets off my bed (so it would match the room) i actually did a set of four, so it's kinda a piece of art too.

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