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491  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tape Measure Rosette Pin / Brooch with Tut! on: December 07, 2005 01:51:46 PM
Alrighty, I'm adding this to the ever-growing list of craftyness to try my hand at.  Supergluing along the way is brilliant, somehow I know I'd never think to do that myself. Cheesy
492  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Paper? on: December 07, 2005 01:46:44 PM
This sounds great!  I'm going to use the freezer paper idea, to transfer some embriodery designs my husband is making for me (he's a graphic artist, and I'm doing a retro quilt for our bed).  I'll post pics in the loooooong future, when it's done! Smiley
493  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: rounder roomy bag tutorial on: December 07, 2005 01:43:49 PM
What an awesome tut!  Thanks for the info, I couldn't figure out why my bag wasn't turning out....needed darts of course.  Why I know this for clothing, and not for purses is beyond me! LOL   Roll Eyes
494  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jordy tote and Jordy vinyl purse! my first ever! on: December 07, 2005 09:46:39 AM
I'm totally diggin' the jolly roger purse...did you design it yourself or use a pattern? (for the jolly roger, I mean) Nice work, these look professional  Shocked
495  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mini Bowling Bag on: November 22, 2005 08:13:29 AM
*swoons*  I'm such a sucker for bowling accessories!   Tongue  Tutorial, please?
496  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: ?? Quilt Block A Month GIft SEt (gift)?? on: November 21, 2005 04:45:02 PM
I was just looking at block patterns today.  Just google something like "free seasonal block pattern" and see what you get.  I left out "seasonal" and found links to about 1500 block patterns.  I'm at work, so I can't look at more than a few, but my new project of learning to quilt is going to take over my life soon!!! Smiley
497  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Beaded Flip Flops Tutorial with Pics. on: November 18, 2005 02:31:36 PM
 Shocked It's ALWAYS that time of year....I wear flip flops in the snow, when I'm lucky enough to have snow....  Roll Eyes
498  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Repairing coat lining/upsizing - 40's coat on: November 12, 2005 09:05:23 AM
I can easily check how the wool is peiced, the lining is open at the bottom (will do this later today, have a shopping date w/my mom!).

As for the armhole, it's the seam itself coming apart, and I guess my big quandry with that is the size issue, if I should wait to repair that until I figure out how to upsize the coat, or what?  I have a feeling that the seam coming apart is due to my slightly-too-large-shoulders issue, and wearing the coat anyways Smiley
499  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Repairing coat lining/upsizing - 40's coat on: November 10, 2005 09:15:58 AM
So, I have this FABULOUS coat from the 40's that I happened upon in a thrift store (how often does that happen?  I mean, really!) for freakin' $5!!  I've been wearing it off and on, but the lining needs some repair. 

It's a full length walking coat with a hood, made of a lovely deep purple wool, and feels like a silk lining.  It's probably a silk blend of some sort, it doesn't wrinkle like silk.  Anyway, the lining is coming apart at the armholes, and the pockets are just lined holes  Cheesy  I can fix the pockets fairly easily, but I'm noticing that the coat is slightly tight across the shoulders.  Since the coat is gored all the way to the neck, I'm hoping one of you more experience craftsters might be able to offer me some guidance.  I'm not sure what I could do to let it out a tad, but perhaps you all might have some suggestions?

Also, a little guidance for repairing the armhole lining would be great, I'm really not sure what to do there.  I just put my first sleeve together about two weeks ago!

Thanks for the kickass projects, inspirations and advice on here!!  Cool
500  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Non Standard Holiday Wreath & Intro-ish on: November 08, 2005 10:16:28 PM
Hang it in a prominent window!  ooh oh, if you're like me, maybe thread some of those fun white christmas lights around it, or just around the window to draw the eye to it.  Even with your curtains/blinds/whatever open, that'll stand out better than on a maroon door!! Smiley
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