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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Plush Boot Hoots on: May 04, 2011 09:08:05 AM
Way better than my plan
 
My method:
a) cut paper towel tubes up the middle, less the top 1-2 inches
b) inside boot shafts together, slip the tube over them
c) keeps pairs neatly together and (to certain shaft height) straight and tall


It kind of works.
a) works on pairs that fall 4+" below my knees
b) keeps boots from folding over, but taller ones start to lean in one direction
c) works well on boots that have a stiff, sturdy foot& ankle

It doesn't always work.
a) i hate the leaning thing
b) my "blessed long legs" (33 1/2" inseam and tops from the petite section =wtf, mate? try dress shopping....) have pushed me to purchasing the tallest of the knee highs, and more recently, the over-the-knee trench (lucky if they even cover my kneecaps)
c) less effective with soft footed boots - like that slouchy suede trend i love


I've been avoiding the fold by putting the tallest on the inside closet wall and leaning the other straight pairs in that direction, softly supporting them so they don't fold. This works until I wear the shorter pairs.  


You've inspired me to update:
a) orphaned socks will be weighted and attached to slit bottoms of tubes
    *hope: the weighted supports will not leaning"

b) use this idea with a whole tube per shaft in tall boots in addition to the original slit tube idea over the top of the shaft
   *hope: weighted supports will keep the ankles straight, prevent folding; in conjunction with original method- the tops of tall shafts will extend the straightening effect and keep pairs neatly together

c) Flax is expensive. I have a partial bag of white rice from my old roommate on hand. I don't eat white rice. If I need more, it's much cheaper than flax!
d) I now have a use for my frozen apple peels I don't know what to do with - rice and potpourri filled boot socks!

Your owl's are super cute. I'd forget they're their and the little faces would give me little heart attacks when I open my closet though. Maybe I'll make little cupcake tops for decoration. I have 2 pairs of jeans on their way out, due to location of eventual holes I can see coming, I can upgrade my towel tubes once they go.

2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: oreo rainbow :) on: April 17, 2010 01:46:46 PM
Like another craftster commented, I thought they were real. On that note.....how do you make a mold of a cookie, now I want to make one to use as a cookie mold, like the ones I have for shortbread. I know nothing of making molds, it must bea jewelry making thing, right?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1950s Summer Dress (pic heavy) on: March 27, 2010 06:43:20 PM
the black (think it's called piping?) is a great finishing touch, really it adds a professional feel that your original basis didn't have. looks like something straight from anthropologie.it's beautiful
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute brown dress and top on: November 19, 2009 05:15:28 AM
Hi there,


Maybe next time I sew this top I will improve the pattern to make it more bra strap-covering.


maybe you could try taking an older bra, or maybe one with a missing hook or a really cheap new one and make it one of thos built in bra-tops. i wanted to do some of those this past summer, there isnt much on craftster about it. you could do the first tutorial and i'll accompany you next semester when i regain time to craft!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute High-Waisted Skirt on: November 19, 2009 05:03:45 AM
it looks beautiful, i think you've solved the problems of the pencil skirt for me, you did a high waist of one with a more a line bottom.

this is coming from the influence of many older women i work with - make sure you match you unmentionables to each other AND your tops!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The new and improved green version. on: November 19, 2009 05:00:28 AM
*Love*

I'd certainly buy one with longer sleeves. It's too cute.

Thanks! I'll keep the longer sleeves in mind. Someone on here suggested that I round out the collar on my previous coat, which I tried for this one, and am happy with the result. I normally wear 3/4 sleeve stuff so I never even thought about a full length sleeve.


but now she can wear super awesome long gloves/mittens/armwarmers
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grey pleated neck dress on: September 14, 2009 06:26:05 AM
imho, better than the original
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Black Lace Wedding Cake on: September 01, 2009 10:54:48 AM
sweet! i love the colors and it's JUST enough lace intricacy/coverage ratio not to overpower the entire piece. you've inspired me to look up cake competitions in my city, seeing how i hadn't thought of it since i moved
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1$ pin stripe pants ! (my first pants ) on: August 04, 2009 09:45:31 AM
one thing I will do the next time I make pants is allow just a bit more room in the crotch .. thees are just a bit snug when squatting and such

that happened to me with  first pair of pj pants! I had traced another pair i have for the pattern but didnt allow enough for the seams to come out the same, but i got to have bell bottomed pj pants! it was ever so form fittin in the crotch, it really makes the backside look nice though! i loove that fabric, and the no pockets with waist band are really flattering
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Slightly Surreal Studio on: June 11, 2009 05:35:17 PM
you could totally construct  hat/coat wrack shaped like a giant chess piece. that floor is totally alice in wonderland. and the tiny door is old school willy wonka and the chocolate factory. but whoever heard of a schnozberry?!

great job, love that screwup paint! grrreeeaaattt job
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