My boyfriend and I are going to Japan in January, Nagoya to be exact. He's going to be playing cards the whole time, so I'll be left on my own. I need to know of some awesome places to go, things to do, stores to hit, crafting and otherwise, and the like. I'm completely out of my element here. I know nothing about Nagoya at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
My mom has a billion patterns from her sewing heyday that I decided to steal. I call this one my new "skipping through a field of daisies with a cute boy" dress. It overall was a very simple pattern once I figured out how to make gathers. The tie in the back was sooooo hard though, but that's because I'm not the greatest seamstress yet.
I was wondering if anyone knows of a resource for standard measurements, like, a size whatever is blank inches in the bust, blank in the waist, and blank in the hips, or at least a standard like that for small, medium, and large. I'm trying to take into account the people that have voiced concern about people making their crafts their size. I want everyone to look hot in my crafty gear! Thank you so much.
I've been searching for briolette beads forever. My bead store doesn't carry them and every resource online that I've found is ridiculously expensive, mostly because theyr'e the natural gemstone kind. That's not what I really need. I just like the shape, I'd be happy with some regular old glass ones, or really any that don't cost $40 for a strand of 10. If anyone knows where I can find some, you'd make me a happy girl.
My brother (15 years old) wants me to teach him how to knit this weekend because he hates family gatherings. He, being a male, is concerned about his masculinity and wants some "boy projects." Can anyone think of a good beginner project that isn't too girly? I was thinking perhaps a hat, he's not really the scarf wearing type. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Well, I know there's a thread for this type of shirt somewhere, but i couldn't find it for the life of me. I apologize for starting a new thread. I made this awesome halter with ohmystar's tutorial and a stencil I made after I saw the design on a ebay tshirt that was waaaaay overpriced.
Does anyone happen to know of a source for cheap wool felt. I went to Joann's today and was all psycked about getting some, but when I saw that A) it only came in big piece and B) that it was $9 a yard I panicked. I just want to make small little bags and appliques with them. If there's a website that has felt by the square for a reasonable price, that would rock.
Ok, I want a pair of what my friends and I call spanky pants. They're the shorts from the 70s that are really short and made of terry cloth, have rounded edges at on the outside seam... hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about. Anyway, if anyone has a pattern or knows where one might be found online, I would greatly appreciate it. I could even trade you something knitted or crochetted or a fiend or my first born or whatever you want! Thank you in advance!
There are these amazing flash cartoons at makingfiends.com and I really want to make some stuffed fiends from that site. Sadly I have no idea how to make a pattern or anything about sewing too much other than how to sew a straight line, really. If anyone could give me a tip or a good site that could help, I would beyond appreciate it. Thank you so much!