I have this friend who's turning nineteen in maybe 20 days. He's a potter, and ceramics are about the only thing he does. He also likes coffee and clove cigarettes to the point of ridiculousness--in essence, he's your stereotypical art student. I was thinking about throwing him a mug for his Mate, but he's about a thousand times better than i am. Maybe something for his tools? Or his cigarettes? What do you make for a guy who crafts too?
Yes, it is what it sounds like. I, devoted craftster and unashamed freak, am debuting. It's all for my mom, I guess it will make her happy, but really, what the hell? The worst part is the dress. It has to be white, can't be formal-length or mini, and has to be appropriate for a cocktail party, which just doesnt make any sense. Naturally, I want to make it, and i want to stand out, but I'm strapped for ideas. Do you have any on what kind of dress would be appropriate for me, but also suitable for a fancy-schmancy society function?
So I'm in the market for some ostrich plumes for a fascinator, and all i seem to have in my stash are goose and peacock. Michaels predictably has nothing, and I'd rather not order off line. Any suggestions as to where i could find ostrich feathers? do they count as notions, or would a different kind of store have them?
So i found the most amazing dress for prom and only want to make a couple alterations for it. The beading pattern is incredible and everything, and I want to keep it, the only thing i don't like about the dress is the color. It's a lime-green dress with sheer black chiffon over it, so it reads forest green, but the chiffon fades out and there's this random foot-high bright green rim around the bottom. It looks like I put on my gorgeous cabaret-trapeze-girl dress and hopped in some toxic sludge. So what I'm wondering is is there any way I could dip-dye it so the green part would be dyed a darker green? Would it work if i used only one pack of black rit so it dyed transparent? Would all the beads fall off?
I'm going to my senior prom in a few months. I'm 5'7 and 100 lbs, and have an impossible time getting clothes to fit me, because I have really long legs and no upper body. I've heard so much about what's flattering for "curvacious craftsters" and curvier girls, but what about those of us who have no boobs or butt? What can I do for Prom that isn't your typical strapless beaded shiny thing, that'll I'll be able to look dashing and dance the night away in?
I was dating this guy for two years when he dumped me for another girl. i dont mind, we are still essentially best friends, he just said it was time for something new. the weird part is i had just finished knitting him a scarf. he loves it when i craft for him and i want to make something to show him that i still care about him (but not in a creepy pathetic way) that isnt the scarf, because of the scarfcurse. any suggestions?
So my boyfriend is going to college next year. He'll only be an hour or so away, but doesnt that seem like forever when you can't drive? I want to make him something nice, especialy as this is going to be a whole long-distance relationship thing, and i know those never work. I also thought i'd add that our relationship is not really a conventional BF/GF relatioship. I won't go in to detail, but he's more like my best friend than somebody i would want to go to prom with or worry about him cheating on me with some drunken cheerleader. I can sew medium-ly, paint, and do most other craft things except those that involve toxic fumes or yarn. And I have the entire summer to work on this. I'd like it to be something practical, so he'll use it and think of me, rather than, i dont know, a scrapbook that he'll never look at and won't have room for in his tiny dorm. So what should i make him?
so i have the most terrible snow-white translucent dry skin that comes from nutritionally unsound. currently i am using a regemin that includes 4 coats eucerin and aveda about twice a day and i shower about three times a week (not as gross as it sounds because i NEVER sweat) but my skin is still very dry. and by very dry i mean flaking off in awful patches all over my body. it's really sensitive too, which means i can't use anything with any kind of fragrance in it, so i'm looking for some natural remedies that actually work. any suggestion?
so i found this amazing clear ladybug vinyl, and since i'm going to be spending 10 days in germany and prague and its supposed to be wet, i was thinking of making a little rain slicker to keep me nice and dry. problem is, all i can find are stupid complicated buisiness suit coat things. what im looking for is something simple with a hood, and snaps up the front. if anybody has any ideas, could you help me???