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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: How do you display your stockings? on: November 20, 2012 01:22:13 PM
I know this is an old post from last year, but wanted to put my 2 cents in for anyone still trying to figure this out.

When I was a kid, we did not have a fireplace, but we lived in a house from the 1920s with lots of beautiful original woodwork, including the staircase. My mom always hung a garland on the banister of the stairs, and she used yarn or ribbon to hang our stockings from the garland. This way, they were right there when we made our way down stairs in the morning.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red lace dress on: November 16, 2012 02:40:15 PM
Beautiful work. I love it! Dresses like these are very "in" right now. I've seen them at ModCloth and Anthropologie just this week.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: corset and bolero (loads of pics) updated with pics of wedding on: November 16, 2012 02:34:43 PM
Absolutely stunning!
Congratulations, on your wedding AND the dress. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handmade and dyed dress! on: November 16, 2012 02:32:40 PM
Very nice, classic style and I love the color! You could put a petticoat underneath for a retro look!
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Catwoman (Batman Returns Inspired) on: November 16, 2012 09:10:18 AM
Awesome job!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Valkyrie and Dead Viking Costumes (Halloween 2011) on: November 16, 2012 09:07:42 AM
And yes, that is his real hair! Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Birthday Dress - Princess Merida (Brave) on: October 25, 2012 11:13:53 AM
I love it! Great work!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid Costume DIY ( link to tutorial) on: October 25, 2012 11:12:42 AM
How pretty!!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Valkyrie and Dead Viking Costumes (Halloween 2011) on: October 25, 2012 09:00:57 AM
For Halloween last year, my husband and I went as a deceased viking and the Valkyrie who has to escort him to Valhalla!

I sewed my cape and skirt, and altered a store-bought viking helmet with bronze paint, feathers, and discs of craft foam (to plug up the holes left after removing the horns). My shirt and boots are from my closet, and my bodice was purchased at the NY Ren Faire a few years ago.

I made my husband's armor by sewing a tunic of brown wool felt and attaching strips of pleather with glue and basting stitches. I also altered a store-bought helmet for him, by covering the holes with foam, adding a painted foam piece for the nose guard, spray-painting the entire helmet bronze, and aging it with black paint. I wrapped and tied extra pleather around his calves. His shirt, pants, and slippers were from his closet.

10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: ideas on how to make seaweed?, & mermaid costume so far on: October 16, 2012 12:59:08 PM
When you said you don't know how to knit, it gave me an idea! Maybe you could get different variegated yarns in seaweed-like colors, drape them over the bodice in an interesting pattern, and tack it in place with a few stitches.
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