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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Black and blue wallet, with pics and question on: July 11, 2007 06:45:51 PM
I did the preliminaries on making a wallet yesterday (making 2 patterns [cuz I did the first one too small,] cutting the fabric, making the credit card holder thingie...) and today, I finished the c/c thing, screwed up on which piece of fabric I put it on, fixed that mistake, then sewed it together inside out and flipped it. It's only got a couple of steps left before it's finished.
This is what it looks like as it is now. There's one unfinished edge.
This is what it will look like, sorta, once I get it sewn. The parallelogram will be a pocket for change, with a zipper opening.

There will be some kind of closure (a button-snap or whatever it's called, most likely) on the opposite side of the parallelogram to close the wallet.
Closed, obviously. There will be a star made out of the blue fabric attached eventually.

The problem I have is, I didn't have any interfacing that was very stiff and when I went to Walmart, they didn't have any that was very stiff either, so I went without it. Which means it's very limp -

I'm not sure if I like it like this. I know it would be fine, but I'm used to harder wallets.
Do you guys and gals think I should put anything in it to make it stiffer? And if you think I should, do you have any suggestions on what to put in it? I've thought of interfacing (which I can't find,) plastic canvas (but I don't like how you can feel the squares beneath the fabric,) cardboard (which means I wouldn't be able to wash it ever,) or some kinda of flexible plastic but I don't know where I would get it or what it would be.
Suggestions are much appreciated!
22  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Blue/pink wedding invitations, pictures and questions on: June 08, 2007 09:02:11 PM
I'm going to make our wedding invitations. Our date is set for either Sept or Oct 29th, 2008 but we're leaning towards October (my parents got married on that date) and our wedding colors are going to be a dark greenish-blue, with a coordinating dark pink, and white for little things.
My mom and I bought 100 blank white invitations from walmart that have a pearl embossed border, and they're okay but they're just kinda boring, so I want to jazz them up. I want to put an altered picture of a lily as the background, and then I'll probably have to attach a sheet of vellum with our information because it would probably be too hard to read.
This is just something I drew up in Paint so you could see what I'm talking about. The pink lilies are other options of backgrounds, cuz I'm not sure which one I like best.

I'm sure I can either find a tut on how to make these foldy envelope thingies (I have no clue on the terminology) or figure it out on my own, but my question is what kind of paper do I use to make it and where can I get it? I dont' like the way cardstock looks (too homemade) and plus it would be too short. What do I do??

EDIT: Mistakes in the picture (words)= "different picture would require different color" and "with dark words." Also, the words on the invitation wouldn't be what was written there. I just don't know exactly how it's supposed to be written so I just made up something that sounded wedding-y. And the washed out pink lily is supposed to be what it might look like with vellum on top. Obviously I'm not so great at Paint hah
23  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Toner Craftlace lanyard multi-braiding on: June 05, 2007 06:54:54 AM

I went to Hob Lob yesterday and my fiance pointed out this plastic uhmm braiding stuff called Craftlace (I'm sure you've seen it before) and I just had to buy it because it had an awesome keychain in the picture and I erroneously assumed there would be directions to make it.
I'm able to do a single box braid (or square knot/braid, or crown knot) really well but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to make one with multiple braids connected like this one - the one on the left with the stars
Does anyone know either how to do it or a tutorial or something for this?
24  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Washer necklace from HGTV, Diamond What? on: June 03, 2007 07:45:34 PM
I'm going to make a washer necklace (and probably some earrings) that I saw from HGTV's Creative Juice (I think that's the name of the show) and it looked really cute. The only thing is, I'm looking for something they used on the show but can't remember the whole name of it. Diamond Somethingorother. It was something similar to mod podge but not quite; they said it looks similar to glass when it dries.
Anyone know what it is?
25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / engagement dress i want to make... on: December 22, 2006 01:20:15 AM
So. My boyfriend is about to propose, and I want to wear a nice dress for when he does.
I bought a really pretty pair of shoes that I've never worn, so I thought they would be good to wear. They're stilettos, covered in an ivory faboric, and black piping.
I've tried finding something that would match in the stores but I can't, so I figured I'd make it.
I can't post pictures yet, but here's the link to my inspiration: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v378/TheKster/dress.jpg
I figured I could use the tutorial for circle skirts for the bottom part, and then just figure out the halter part as I go.
Any suggestions??
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