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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / necklace/jewelry organizer...NOW in lime green! on: August 28, 2009 02:53:39 PM
I really needed a place to put my necklace (since its almost the only jewelry i wear) but i have very little floor space in my aprtment, since i share it with 2 other girls and college apartment rooms are notoriously small. so i made this to hang on my wall, in a lovely lime green color! just screwed in some hooks.
 Grin




cool angle YEAH
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / The "other mother" costume? on: August 22, 2009 03:36:48 PM
I want to be "the other mother" from coraline this year. Im going to make the last outfit she wore as a human (when she turned into the monster.) i need some advice on how to do it. are there any tutorials on making an outfit like that? also, im having  trouble with the glueing buttons on my eyes part. i saw another girl do it with giant buttons and latex, but where do i get latex and how do i do that? thanx!
3  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Craft Supplies for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Girl Scout Troop on: July 26, 2009 11:14:15 AM
Hi guys I found a nice place that needs donations of craft supplies for their girl scout troop. Its an Indian reservation in South Dakota called Pine Ridge, and the elementry school is called Wolf Creek Elementary School. They need basic crafts supplies (glitter, glue, pipe cleaners, craft books...) and always in need of donations. If you know anything about most Indian reservations, they are fairly poor areas of the United States. I'm sure these kids would love any supplies for their troop  Smiley Here's the link to the page with a list of needed items and the address to send them to. Thanks guys! Let's spread the crafty love!

Here is a list of the things they need(also a list in the link)

2-Pocket folders
3 Ring binders
Art smocks
Assorted craft items (ribbon, fabric, beads, yarn, craft sticks, googlie eyes, etc.)
Chenille sticks
Colored markers
Composition notebooks
Construction paper
Craft foam
Crayons
Erasers, pencil caps
Erasers, pink
Filler paper
Glitter
Glitter glue pens
Glue sticks and white glue
Index cards (white and colored)
Origami paper
Pencil boxes and bags
Pencils
Pens
Puffy paint
Scissors
Spiral notebooks
Watercolor paints

Here are books they need:

The Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts
The Best Craft Book Ever
The Complete Book of Arts & Crafts
Origami for Children: 35 Easy-to-follow Step-by-step Projects (Donated 7/1--Thank you!)
Kids Make Music!: Clapping & Tapping from Bach to Rock! 
Great Big Book of Children's Games
The Kids Multicultural Craft Book: 35 Crafts from Around the World 
Creative Crafts for Kids
Kids' Crafts: Paper Fantastic: 50 Creative Projects to Fold, Cut, Glue, Paint & Weave 
Hands on Crafts for Kids: Back in Time
All New Crafts For Valentines  (Donated 7/1--Thank you!)
Crafts To Make In The Summer 
Crafts To Make In The Spring
Crafts To Make In The Fall (Donated 7/1--Thank you!)
Crafts to Make in the Winter (Donated 7/1--Thank you!)

They also state that gentley used books are acceptable; they don't have to be new!

The address to send the donations to is:

Via US Mail:

Chrissy O'Donnell
FoPRR/Brownie Troop 6502
Wolf Creek Elementary School
P. O. Box 469
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Via UPS/FedEx/DHL:

Chrissy O'Donnell
FoPRR/Brownie Troop 6502
Wolf Creek Elementary School
469 East Highway 18
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Heres the link to the page itself! I wasent sure if I'm allowed to post a link, so I put the info from the page in the post just in case  Smiley

 http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/projects/Brownie_Supplies_for_Wolf_Creek_Elementary_School.shtml
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / ATC stamp on: June 11, 2009 06:43:08 PM
Im making a stamp for the back of an ATC for a swap, and I need some opinions on the 2 designs that I came up with. I cant decide which one I like more! And Ive been deciding for days lol. Please PM me if you can look at them and tell me what you think I would really appreciate it (I dont want to post them becausee its a surprise and my partner could be lurking lol.) Thanx!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Stuffie that my lil bro made, a Charr from Guild Wars on: June 10, 2009 01:03:22 PM
My lil bro decided to make a craft with me while I was making some things for the swaps im in. He loves Guild Wars (an MMORPG kind of like World of Warcraft, except its free), so he decided to handsew a monster from it called a Charr. I think its incredible and looks like the actual game monster. He has very little patience with the sewing process and he never sews lol and he did it all in only about 2 hours. He also didnt draw a pattern at all, just kind of cut pieces out as he went and winged it (boys pshh lol.) I wish he would sew more, hes really awesome at it!






close-up of the face. Its 3-D, too!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / embroibering a onesie on: June 06, 2009 11:10:53 PM
after embroidering some onesies, i reliezed that they were really rough on the inside of the onesie. how do i fix it so that the rough inside of the embroidery doesnt irritate the baby? do i need an iron-on? thanx!
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / selling childrens clothes and diapers on: June 06, 2009 01:58:40 PM
hi i would like to start an etsy shop selling cloth diapers, bibs, and childrens clothes (after i get a cheap serger), but i dont know where to start in terms of measurements. where can i find measurments that i can use? i dont have kids yet and i dont know anyone with kids but i LOVE them and i would absolutely love making stuff for them to sell on etsy. should i just buy cheap clothes of different sizes at the goodwill and make patterns according to them? what about for diapers? please help! thanx!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / cute babydoll top on: December 28, 2008 10:00:06 PM
hi, this is my first post and my first actual shirt ive ever made (other than resizing some big shirts to fit me.) i just got a real sewing machine for christmas and wanted to use it so this is what came out. i used my moms old dress and an old t-shirt and some felt for the flowers. i just finished it and i was super excited so i had to post it! please tell me what you think! im going to add straps to it becasue it keeps falling down over my nonexistant boobs. i didnt use any pattern i just made it up as i went lol





9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / curtains! on: August 10, 2008 10:28:33 AM
i need serious help. ive promised to make my friend curtains for her dorm window, figureing my sewing buddy would help me. my sewing genius of a friends is in another state for awhile, and i need seriuos help on making curtains. they are going to be hung on a tension rod, so im just going to sew a loop into the top of the fabric, then hem the bottom.

is there anything i need to know/do to these to make them correctly? the girl im making them for paid a lot for the fabric, so i dont want to screw it up! thanx!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / first dress...need advice! on: August 06, 2008 06:17:55 PM
so i totally fell in love with this yellow dress by roxy, but im not willing to pay the $40 to buy it. so im going to make it! the problem is, i have harly any clothes making experiance. i think i made a re-con t-shirt once. thats it lol. my main problem is the back. it has that weird scrunchy fabric on it. please help any advice is loved and appreciated!  Grin

link to sweet-ass dress:
http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=286490&CategoryID=37783&LinkType=EverGreen
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