hi, I hope to start making jewelry. It takes me a while to get up my nerve and time to try new projects. I tend to ponder and read lots of crafty info.
While reading the tut list on one of the postings at the top of this area, I came across some jewelry projects on about.com I am really intrigued with the basic wire bangle and the beaded bangle on this list.
hi, My daughter likes a Jessica McClintock prom dress, but she wants her grandmother to make one for her. This is a great idea, but she can't locate a pattern that she likes. We have looked at Simplicity 4070, but she wants a pattern with the pleat like thing at the bust. I have searched and searched for patterns. Any ideas or thoughts?
I tried to cut and paste a link to the Jessica M website, but it was a real long address and no link. (You could not click on it). Go to www.jessicamcclintock.com and go to style 53391.
hi, I bought some really cute material with purses on it. I want to make sure that I get the complete panel of 12 X 12, at least 9 X 12 on the purse. I'd like to make the purse, other than a basic tote. Any ideas on what pattern to use?
In reading about reversible bags, I'm wondering ... what is it about the bag that makes it reversible? It seems that it has to do with the way you sew the bottom. If you sew a flat bottom, just straight across, will it be reversible? What about the type where you square off the bottom by pulling the sides together somehow in a triangle shape? The squared off bottoms seem to have more shape and a bit more fanciness.
I've noticed that some purse patterns can go either way ... outside or the lining ... up to a certain point and then one has to decide. One of the hobo patterns (Simplicity, I think) has an oval bottom. This one is not reversible, due to the seam at the bottom. I suppose I could use some sort of binding and cover the seams. I'm not sure if that's worthwhile.
I think the sling bags that I've seen could go either way, reversible or not, but it does seem to depend on the bottom used.
hi, I'm learning about using magnet snaps, as closures. My DH bent some prongs last night and he said that these were super strong magnets. He just couldn't imagine that I'd use this type of magnet for a purse. I think it's a 3/4" or maybe 1" .
Have you used a flat like magnet, in the lining, but you can't see them. I don't know how to really describe this, but it seems like I've seen purses like this in stores.
does this make sense or am I totally looney. thanks. catdaddytn
I saw a blouse made out of 65% cotton/35% lurex. I really liked the fabric, but the sleeves were way too puffy, for me. The fabric was in the blouse was an olive color with a slight gold and was so soft. Have you ever seen this fabric? thanks. catdaddytn
hi, I have this cooking appliance and can't figure out what it is. I've had this forever and don't have the instructions. I really need to learn how to post photos (maybe this will be an 08 project) Here's a list of pieces: a lid with side hook-like things to hold the lid down, round piece thing with hole in middle that sits near the top of the main piece, a basket that sits in the main piece on leg like things, a round thing that sits in the basket on leg like things.
I think this is a veggie or rice steamer or is it a pressure cooker? the pressure cooker idea comes from the lock down lid. I really think it's a steamer and/or rice cooker. I read about something like this that will pop popcorn.
Any ideas on this thing or how to use it? Oddly enough to me, there are no markers, labels or brands on this gadget. This was in the depths of my kitchen, probably a Christmas gift from years past. This "thing" deserves to be put to use. thanks for any tips/ideas for using it.