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31  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / taking credit for your crafts on: September 06, 2006 05:42:26 PM
it has happened to me twice now.. i'm out in public, wearing something i made, and a stranger walks up to me and gives a compliment.

instead  of saying, "Thanks! I made it!" what comes out is just "Thanks.." as I stumble off. i really am proud of the things that i've made, and want people to know that i can make them. yet i can't seem to say it!

anyone else have this problem?
32  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / smelly metal.. help! on: August 12, 2006 02:05:17 PM
i've taken apart a machine for a swap project. the parts are all clean and spiffed up, but they still smell like grease. like 80-year old grease. ha.

anyone know what will remove the smell? i've used grease cleaner, but no go. is there some magic product out there? or should i just soak 'em in dish soap for a few days?

33  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / wallace & gromit stuffies (many pics) on: August 07, 2006 08:12:58 PM
these were posted in the wallace & gromit swap gallery, but i wanted to post them here too cause i'm all proud.  Tongue aside from a few felt cake slices, these are my first ever stuffies. please don't mind the junk (and scary toes) in the background. you know how crafting makes such a mess.

rocket ship from "A Grand Day Out":

the wonky little door.

shaun the sheep from "A Close Shave":

(naked.. woo!)
34  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / made to order burnout fabric on: July 06, 2006 06:26:16 AM
i know it's a longshot, but i'm making a dress i saw in a movie, and i'd like it to be as close to the original as possible.

it looks slightly plush and 3-dimensional in closeup, so i was assuming it's burnout/cutout velvet.. but i suppose it could be chenille or moleskin or suede as well.

as to the design/pattern, i feel like i've seen it before, but don't remember a name for it.
sorry the pic is crappy. it's actually a gold design under the red (not white).

can anyone help me out? i've searched google images and ebay and froogle for hours, but no luck as of yet.
(the closest i've seen are here and here)

having the right search terms is paramount, so if anyone has any ideas..  Smiley

35  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / fruity gingerbread.. i forgot to post this! on: June 15, 2006 07:31:03 PM
yes, this was ages ago, and i just stumbled across the pictures.
baking was a nightmare because of my supersensitive smoke detector..  Roll Eyes and it turned out messier than i hoped.

i. love. the. roof.

also, one should remember for future reference, that winter is not really that cold in texas, and your butterscotch doorstep may melt when the sun peeks through the window. ahahah.

36  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / harold & the purple crayon pj pants on: May 20, 2006 06:34:23 PM
i had to buy this fabric as soon as i saw it.. the colors immediately made me think of "harold & the purple crayon" which is one of my all-time favorite kids' books!!

super easy to make, and sooo comfortable.

and here they are on me. i wanted them short for summer. it's already reached 100 in texas.  Roll Eyes
37  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Swishy Bias Pintuck Dress.. Woohoo! on: May 20, 2006 10:01:03 AM
i finally got around to making this.. it's crepe-back satin. i had to take it up about 7 inches in length because i'm so short. hahaha.  Wink



(check out the wallace & gromit bunny under my elbow.. he shivers in fright when you pull his tail!  Cheesy)

pintuck detail

i used vogue 7850, which i think is out of print now. i bought it a year or so ago.
38  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / i love paper snowflakes on: December 17, 2005 12:58:48 PM
i know these are so easy, they hardly fit the word "craft", but they are still fun and i love them.
anyone else like to make paper snowflakes?

more.. snow1   snow2   snow3   snow4   snow5

(or if you aren't scissor-inclined, make e-flakes! haha. like this one)
39  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / help with Lava Lamp costume mechanics? on: September 24, 2005 01:29:32 PM
i'm thinking of going as a lava lamp this year, but only if i can be a working lava lamp.

any thoughts on how to go about it?
the cheesy route would be balloons and a fan, but.. i dunno.

i will probably have a battery-operated light shining from the bottom.
here's my rough sketch of where i will be:

40  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Arrr! Pirate Kit for all Ye Land Lubbin' Mates! on: May 01, 2005 09:59:54 PM
i found this to be perfect for my boyfriend's birthday.. he absolutely loved it!!
luckily, i have a key to his house, so i snuck the whole thing inside while he was at work one morning.

here is the treasure chest:

and here it is all set up:

lots of pics, so i made them links for slow connection folks.
i filled it with:

sea shells
clay pirate coins
etched bottle of rum
pirate cutlass (also clay)
scurvy prevention pamphlet
pirate shanties (ok, it was really a ray charles cd)
beach towel (sorry, the pirate flag was out of stock!)
tickets to a pirate show (the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy movie)

and i had clues, like a treasure map and message in the bottle, leading to the treasure trove.
clue 1   clue 2   clue 3   clue 4
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