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1611  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / VCE Top Designs - incredible!!! on: March 31, 2006 04:15:31 AM
This evening I was at the Melbourne Museum, and I have to suggest... nay, insist that if any of you are able, you should go and see the VCE Top Designs Exhibition at the Museum. The first dress I saw was gorgeous, and I'm planning on, ahh, 'borrowing' two of the ideas from it for myself. The rest are just as gorgeous - the students are so incredibly talented!!!

My favourites were the Japanese Street Style outfit, and the Tribal Elegance design.... AWESOME!

Has anyone else seen the exhibition yet?
1612  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Potty Mouth Swap on: March 30, 2006 06:12:06 AM
Yup. I'm a dropper of the c-word. Left, right and centre.

I don't like many of the words for female genitalia.... but gotta give props to the word 'quim'. It was a sad, sad day when that dropped out of the English language.

I wonder what sort of responses a T with the word 'quim' on it would elicit...?

And speaking of dirty-minded Tshirts... Just after I dyed my hair blue, a friend suggested that I stencil the phrase 'My other hair is brown' on a shirt. I WILL get around to it one day!
1613  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Potty Mouth Swap on: March 28, 2006 10:29:13 PM
There're a couple of books that people here may be interested in. One's called 'The F-Word', I can't remember the author, but it's a dictionary that covers HUNDREDS of different uses of the word fuck, including first recorded examples. It's the Fuck version of the OED.

I bet my friends use of the f-word isn't in it.
He, for some reason, made band t-shirts for his band Grate with the text: Eat my fuck!

I am regretful that the book is missing a great Aussie fave -- fuckwit....
1614  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Potty Mouth Swap on: March 28, 2006 05:39:22 AM
I am SO in on this. Get me going, and I have a filthy filthy mouth, with a wide-ranging vocabulary covering many many different languages. Including sign language.

Plus I'm an Aussie. No one in the world can swear quite like Australians. I've had to give lessons to exchange students so that they'd fit in more easily at high school.... !

There're a couple of books that people here may be interested in. One's called 'The F-Word', I can't remember the author, but it's a dictionary that covers HUNDREDS of different uses of the word fuck, including first recorded examples. It's the Fuck version of the OED.

Second book is called "Your Mother's Tongue: A Book Of European Invective" by Stephen Burgen. It looks at the differences between swearing and cursing in Northern and Southern Europe. There are some stunning Spanish examples.

Enjoy.
1615  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: No! I won't make/fix/sew/knit your....!! on: March 28, 2006 05:22:17 AM
I'll volunteer to knit or sew for friends  - with the understanding of course, that I may never get around to doing it. And if they bug me about it, it will NEVER get done. I used to spend all my spare time making knotted friendship bracelets - which I would hand out to anyone who said 'that looks great' - they're the only freebies that acquaintances get. I also volunteer to repair clothing - with the understanding that if I'm not paid, or appreciated enough, I take no responsibility for the quality.

Mind you, I have had a commission, and I was so proud of myself. When I was in Italy, my friend asked me if I could embroider a picture ("Something Australian?") for her workplace... and could I do it before the end of the week? She got a picture of Uluru (that's Ayers Rock - and the only thing I can easily draw), and in payment I got 20 Euro and a cookbook. This is the same friend who still mentions the repair job I did on her snow gloves (she'd melted a hole into them) 3 YEARS after I did it. That's appreciation.

1616  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Butt swap on: March 28, 2006 04:34:30 AM
Oddly, I always regret throwing away cigarette packets. They're such well built awesome boxes. I should think of something to do with them...
1617  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: CUFF SWAP --- (signups: 3/17 - 3/31 sendout: 4/14) on: March 22, 2006 08:24:18 AM
I want in on this swap so bad!!!!! I've developed a love... no... an obsession with wrist cuffs and arm warmers over the last few weeks.

Yet alas! Though I have been registered here a while, I'm still five messages short of the 15 message minimum required..... Sad

Hang on....

...this post...
would make #11.

Hooray!!

Now for another 4 before the 31st.
1618  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Butt swap on: March 22, 2006 07:28:21 AM
So HAPPY that I don't feel I have to apologise after stating "I'm A Smoker" in this thread:

I haven't mailed anything OS in years, but I would assume that lighters would be a no-no. Maybe a single packet of cigarettes would be okay, but I can't verify that with anything resembling fact.

As far as crafty ideas go:
Lanyards for hanging your lighter on.
Little cases (beaded, quilted, whatever) for holding the lighter
Cigarette cases (speaking of which - seen the tins recently released in Aus thru Peter Stuyvesant? Classy way of covering the graphic warnings, lol)
Ashtrays.
badges/buttons/patches/slogans about being an unrepentant smoker.
Arm bands styled like those bullet belt things, that could hold a few death sticks and a lighter, so one does not need to cart the packet around.

Or, we could make it all a bit more caring, and provide:
Tiny little craft projects to keep hands busy while one attempts to quit (I have a half-finished crochet tablecloth... the desire to smoke overcame the desire to complete a crochet project)
String of beads for the hands to fiddle with, while not holding a cigarette.

eh? whaddya think?
1619  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I Finally made something! (img heavy) on: March 22, 2006 06:40:32 AM
Aaahh... are you a fan of the 2hr x 10 card as well?

I think I'll start saving up my metcards again... I'll think of something good to do with them...

In the meantime, I shall settle for having dyed my hair Metcard Blue....  Grin
1620  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: 70 Metcards?! on: March 11, 2006 06:30:52 AM
I know exactly what you mean by metcards - I find it very hard to throw them out myself. I once had a collection that was about 2 inches thick. I've seen a few things done with them, and found out a few things about them.

1:: I turned mine into flashcards for learning Japanese kanji. Just print or photocopy the relevant characters and glue them onto the backs of the cards. Especially good, because you can thread a large safety pin through the hole in the card, and carry them around, nice and easy.

2:: Friends of mine took 52 metcards, and turned them into a rather unique deck of cards. An idea with which I was exceedingly impressed, as they would use them at uni, and if one got lost or torn, they'd make up another.

I don't know (and still don't know) why, but the cards to which I had glued kanji started to bleed ink!!! I ended up with big black blotches on the cards, and I was not happy with that. I think the cards use a heat sensitive ink - which makes me wonder what sort of things would happen should you wave a cigarette lighter over them. Or use a soldering iron or other hot thingy to draw on them.
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