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151  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Flower Mobile for a Baby Girl (Overboard on Images) on: December 03, 2006 01:45:44 PM
That's beautiful I absolutely understand that your friend loved it
152  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: fluffy hot water bottle cover on: December 03, 2006 01:39:26 PM

I don't know, but I would try to avoid the zipper and just make something similar to my little drawing.

just take a peace of fabric, fold it so that it overlaps (hem the border first), sew along the red line, cut out the blue opening (hem that, too Wink ). Cut away the extra fabric, turn it the right way and stick the hat water bottle through the gap in the back (orange arrow)...

hope that helps
153  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Once upon a time it's been a curtain... on: November 22, 2006 11:17:12 AM
I agree, absolutely gorgeous.
154  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Cockroach on: May 24, 2006 11:14:24 PM
eww, but kind off cute, though  Cheesy I like it.
way cuter than all the cockroaches dead or alive in my dormitory kitchen.
155  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Laptop Sleeve or Case on: May 23, 2006 12:28:40 AM
Those Laptop sleeves are beautiful! I especially love the flowery one.
Very professional looking and elegant.
156  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Linux penguin tote bag on: April 21, 2006 01:24:51 PM
cool! a tux bag, the world definitely needs more of those  Cheesy
Too bad I don't need a diaper bag right now, but I should think about pimping one of my bags with a tux.
I totally like that bag
157  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.8 on: April 14, 2006 02:00:47 AM

re: herrnhuter stern - omg its so CLEAN and PERFECT wow. And the tutorial is so wow too. All my stars still look completely sloppy compared to that, and someone once counted like 80 or 90 hanging from my ceiling, so I don't know how I'll ever get them that *perfect* if I haven't managed to yet. Wow.

Thank  you Cheesy, I think your stars are just as perfect as mine. Pictures tend to show another realty, mine is not as perfect as it looks. Respect for doing as many stars as you already did. I usually tend to need a break after about five stars before I am ready to do new ones.

Are the mini lightbulbs little like christmas lights? if you use lights that can burn out, how to you leave an openable and closeable space to get inside and change the bulb if it burns out? I have a big metal lamp from ebay that looks like its the same shape except on the 3-sided spaces, its flat instead of a point, and one of the 4-sided points is on a hinge to open up and change the bulb.
I guess thy are like little christmas lights, it's like a E5,5 lightbulb, if that helps.
I just leave one opening instead of a point, that is what the "square frame" in my tutorial is for, to keep the star stable at the opening.

That way the air can circulate in and out of the star and prevent it from incinerating. Once it hangs somewhere one doesn't really notice there is a point missing.

158  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: paper stars - stellated happiness [pix] TRY#2 -update p.8 on: April 07, 2006 05:31:58 AM
I absolutely love your stars. Those designs are awesome.

As for putting mini lightbulbs in them that shouldn't be a big problem as log as the opening is big enough. In Germany they manufacture and sell those so-called "Herrnhuter Sterne" and we do have a tiny (diameter of about 13cm/5in) one made of paper with a mini-lightbulb at home. At least in Germany you can buy those lightbulbs with sockets and power supplies in almost every lightning shop. They do also make bigger stars (16 to 27 in) with "real lightbulbs", though these seem to be made of some kind of parchment.
I used those minilightbulbs in my homemade Herrnhuter stars, too and so far they didn't incinerate. Still, I always turn of the light off when I'm not in the same room.

159  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Click-Clack.... Typewriter Laptop Sleeve & Tote Set! Success!! on: April 06, 2006 03:20:13 AM
wow, this is amazing, I can't wait to see your next project
160  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: corset style top with two different skirts on: April 05, 2006 12:43:15 AM
Did you use a pattern to make this?  (if so: which one?) It's really lovely!

Yes I did use Burda patterns, though I can't find them anywhere on their homepage anymore. The original patterns I used are lying at my parents and I don't return till after Easter.
The top is just a basic corsage closed at the back: 3 pieces in the front and four pieces in the back and quite a few vertical darts. (Hope dart is the right word, just looked it up)
The pattern for the short skirt was from a last year's Burda fashion magazine. The long skirt is just the bottom of a dress pattern that I had lying around...

Just a suggestion for next time-- if the fabric wasn't sturdy enough and that's why the boning was poking through, what you could do is underline it with another piece of fabric. (What I mean is, take another piece of sturdier fabric and cut the same pieces out, then layer the pieces and baste them together and treat them as one piece of fabric from there. It'll add a little more stability and hopefully keep the same problem from happening again.)

Thanks, I'll try that next time. In addition there are kinda top-thingie/caps that you can put on the "wire-fabric" boning I used, to keep the single wires from working through the fabric. I didn't here of these till after I was finished and they wouldn't fit into the tunnels I had done for the boning anymore.  Undecided

Thanks for all your comments Smiley
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