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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Blythe's New Apron on: July 15, 2012 07:20:43 AM
Looks good  Smiley Do you know what trouble you were having with the A-line dress? I just recently finished it myself.

Thanks for offering help! I am doing something wrong when it comes to putting the two pieces together. I have tried it 6 times! I just can't read patterns  Undecided . Could you PM me with some hints on the dress?

Till I figure out patterns, I guess I'll stick to making my own.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Blythe's New Apron on: July 14, 2012 09:19:26 AM
         
         I just got a Blythe Clone and have been trying to sew clothes for her from patterns but to no avail (I attempted the Puccini A-line Dress 6 times without success!). I finally decided to take a break from pre-designed patterns and make my own!
        I have a ton of Mexican Oilcloth and Vinyl Scraps about the house. So, with that in mind, I set out to make a mini-apron using these materials and some tiny copper grommets I found at Michael's. I have made and sold life sized versions, but this was the second Blythe sized apron I made (the first was sent to the marvelous StacySews for all of her help).
        So, without further ado:




        I used snaps for around the neck on the second try and added superglue to the mini grommets for extra hold. I can give a basic tute for anyone interested. but it is pretty easy to figure out.

       Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!
 
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / What Can I Do With My Blythe??? on: July 09, 2012 08:05:56 AM
I recently got a Blythe. She is apparently a clone - so 1st thing to do is buy a wig on eBay.
       Now I want to paint her. How does one paint a Blythe doll without the paint peeling or without it getting all over the place?
       Next, her wardrobe sucks. I have found about 3 free Blythe tutorials for the standard 12'' size - and I am working on them, but I'd like to try out some others and get advice on sewing for Blythe. Any help in that department would be most appreciated!
       I want to make all sorts of outfits and things for her and hopefully get good enough to join some Blythe swaps!
       So, if there is anyone else out there who was lucky enough to get their hands on a Blythe, and found themselves a bit lost, advice would be great!   

                     Thanks all you Blythe Gals and Guys!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Where can I find Blythe in the US??? on: May 26, 2012 06:40:47 PM
Help! I have been dying to get a 12'' Blythe doll that I can customize (hair & clothes)! Where can I buy a simple full-sized Blythe in the US? E-bay didn't work out, neither did Amazon. Is there a US online shop where I can buy just a nude Blythe to dress etc. I have seen so many amazing jobs done with them. Please Help! Thanks so much for advice!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cigar Box to Treasure Box for Jewelry & Trinkets on: February 13, 2012 03:48:58 PM
Thanks everyone! I really prefer the outside to the interior too. I'll have come up with something better for my next one. I love the decoupage idea. Any ideas to spice up the interior?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bracelets on: February 11, 2012 11:40:15 AM
Lovely! any way you could post a tute?
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Cigar Box to Treasure Box for Jewelry & Trinkets on: February 11, 2012 11:38:59 AM
Alright, so this project is neither jewelry, nor a trinket, but it is for jewelry and trinkets. It is certainly not a great example of my best work, and looking back I wish I had made some changes, but I thought I'd post it anyhow to that you fellow craftsters may use the idea and take it to a higher level.

So here it is:


I first spray painted the top black. Then I used blue masking tape and covered the top with a light mesh material. Over that I covered the top with some scrap lace - making sure that both the mesh and the lace were held taught. I covered the sides with more blue masking tape, and then lightly sprayed the top with gold spraypaint. After letting dry - Voila! I added a balsa wood oval and a chipboard fleur de lis. I am sure you guys could think of something prettier.

And the inside:


The inside is covered in some scrap burnt-orange velvet. I used the wood dividers from the cigar box to make the sections to separate sections for different types of jewelry, trinkets, and charms. The rest you can see.

Cigar boxes are often sold at good tobacconists, not so much at headshops. I would LOVE to see what you come up with if you are so inclined as to make one!!!  Ideas would also be GREATLY appreciated for my next one!

p.s. sorry about the poor picture quality.
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 71 ENTRIES / Re: "Midnight in the Garden" Beaded Necklace (PIC HEAVY) on: February 11, 2012 09:47:52 AM
I must say, without a doubt, that this is the most beautiful necklace I have ever seen! The craftsmanship is amazing. You are a very talented beader!!!
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Robe la Franaise, 18th century (many pics!) on: February 01, 2012 10:52:17 AM
Absolutely stunning! What an amazing ensamble! I love your color choices - and the setting is just perfect. Oh how I wish I could make heads or tails of patterns. I am hopless. Thanks for posting - this rocks!
10  EUROPE / GERMANY / Re: New in Germany and running out of supplies fast! Help! on: February 01, 2012 10:48:03 AM
Okay - all is well now and I have returned to the land of art supplies. Thank you for your help!
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