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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Painted Shoes on: April 22, 2012 02:11:29 PM
So I found three identical pairs of Ardene's black shoes on the side of the road a little while ago.



Someone threw them out because the sole was coming off...luckily for me they didn't know about shoe glue. (Ardene's is a store in Canada that sells pretty cheap acrylic "fashionable" clothing...e.g. 3 pairs of shoes for $10 or $15...they just don't last)
All of a sudden I knew why I had a bunch of paint and some furniture varnish stashed away. Here are two pairs:





I'm sure they'll be cracking soon but it was a fun project for the afternoon.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Super Spring Skirt! Sweet... aka: adventures in geometry. on: March 22, 2012 06:58:20 AM
Very cute and it goes super well with your necklace!
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Check out these high-fashion boots - from scratch! on: February 13, 2012 08:08:41 AM
Wow, these are really impressive. I can't believe the cost! I hope dearly that you will make a tutorial or share your source of information because I'd love to make a pair of boots even half as pro looking as yours.

(Or make another pair that we call all drool over on the forums!)
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Easy Giftbag Lampshade on: February 09, 2012 05:18:47 PM
This project requires absolutely no skill level and takes about two minutes. It's just a silly little idea I had while at work when I came across a transparent giftbag that I knew I needed to take home with me.

I bought this giftbag



to jazz up this lamp a little



So basically I took off the lampshade (durr), poked a hole onto the bottom of the giftbag and stuck it on. Then I cut off the little rope handles and wrapped one around the tip of the lampshade poking through. (you can use glue for a more permanent lampshade)



Final step: illumination!



Much nicer, don't you think? Thanks for looking!






5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mori Girl-friendly Sewing Tutorials...? on: February 07, 2012 10:00:42 PM
While I don't have any tutorials to help you, I suggest looking up a lot of vintage 60s patterns, a lot of those had a loose or pear shape fit.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Resizing a vest with wool on: February 07, 2012 09:56:13 PM
Hello all,

I bought this vest years ago and adore it. I now want to re-size it but am sort of not sure how to.
The back of the vest is 'woven rayon and acrylic', but the front is a knit (also rayon/acrylic mix).



Also you can see that it has been put into the wash once or twice when it shouldn't have been.



Basically I am afraid of opening the seam up for fear that the whole thing will unravel. I thought of cutting along the seams of the back to take in the front but then the back would be very wonky looking. Should I "tuck in" the extra material and dew it on the inside as to not disturb the seam? I don't have a sewing machine by the way so it must be a hand-knit procedure. Thanks for looking.
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric Marker and Stenciling! on: January 23, 2012 04:43:26 PM
Thanks, I guess that's the obvious way to find out.
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Fabric Marker and Stenciling! on: January 22, 2012 02:41:43 PM
Hello all,

so I'm going to be drawing on a t-shirt using a fabric pen but I don't necessarily want to free-hand it. My question is: if I use a parchement paper/freezer paper stencil with the fabric pen (as opposed to fabric paint) will it bleed out?

I just want a nice clean stencil and would rather not buy the paint. Thanks for the advice.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: The Expendable Yeoman (2-in-1 Trekkie Costume) on: January 09, 2012 12:28:19 PM
I don't even know if they stopped to adjust the costumes becuase you can definitely see Nichelle Nichols' panties in quite a few scenes!
Your creation came out quite well; since you chose red beware of random energy beings floating around space or else you'll be the next subject of a "He's dead, Jim".
Also, did you paint on the delta or is it a patch?
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Breakfast for Vegetarians on: March 17, 2010 09:47:44 PM
Hey,

I've been perusing for some better breakfast ideas. Me and my boyfriend are vegetarians and we want somethign to eat in the mornings that isn't eggs & potatoes & fruits or granola/cereal/oatmeal. Anything not sweet would be perfect since sometimes it isn't that pleasant to have the sweetest stuff first thing in the mornings. (Also waffles and pancakes have been thought of already)...any ideas? Even ways to jazz up the same old things (yes I saw that yummy crockpot recipe).

Thanks!
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