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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Revamped Lamp Shade Turned Into Lace Chandelier on: January 18, 2012 11:39:26 PM
The white one is a lamp shade i covered with venise(or venice i've it both ways so not sure which one) lace, its hanging over the light fixture with ribbon,, i wanted it to hang it lower, but then you could see the light

The black one is just the lamp shade metal rings. i added extra rings made from wire coat hangers and connected those with jewelry wire, theres no light in this one, its just for looks



2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / crocheted jewelry frames on: December 30, 2010 05:37:25 PM
some jewelry frames this is a pattern i bought on etsy from ThePlumGiraffe,, i did mine with material covering the cardboard, but next time i will leave it out so you can see thru  it



and this pattern is free from here  

http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=FREE011

i loved the knit one better but havent taken the time to learn it, but heres mine



they were christmas presents, and the girls loved them,, now to treat myself with one and with a long tall frame!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / revamped kitchen aid mixer on: December 30, 2010 05:29:41 PM
my grandma gave me this years ago, still works as new but wanted it to match my red kitchen,,,i got the idea from here

http://curbly.com/diy-maven/posts/9405-kitchenaid-stand-mixer-gets-a-makeover

,,i spray painted mine also (not with kind she used but regular $2.97 at walmart)and put electrical tape with the check cut outs to use as a stencil,,heres before



and after



i am pleased with it and now it sits on the counter instead of under the cabinet!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / seed exchange/swapping on: December 29, 2010 11:53:14 AM
does anyone know a good seed swap site,, one thats pretty simple, i put some on Seedswaps.com,, i like how its set up,,,,but it doesnt seem really active and a few times the site was down or problem with page loading,,, anyway is there not one on here? i have looked at daves garden but not sure how the trading process is,, it looks like just forums,,,any info would be helpful thanks Wink
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / can't find the zipper pocket inside purse lining tute on: September 22, 2010 04:01:17 PM
does anyone know where a tute is for a zippered pocket inside the lining, thanks
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / does anyone know anything about this picture on: August 04, 2010 08:12:33 AM
i love this photo and wondered if there is a bigger size pic to buy anywhere, i tried to print it 5 x 7, but it has the pixel blocks and is not very clear, thanks

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=379615&cat=500&ppuser=93426

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / what is this quilting block called? on: August 03, 2010 12:31:43 PM
my great aunt gave me a bunch of little @ 2 inch printed squares and the beige plain folded squares,, she did this one here in the pic, and i don't know what it's called to google it and learn how to do it, or if anyone knows how on here please let me know, thanks



8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / pinup bathing suit on: June 17, 2010 06:23:23 AM
i finished my ruched bathing suit, this was my first bathing suit using poly lycra, and it wasn't really bad sewing like i thought it would be,,it was going to be a tankini but then i just sewed at the bottom of the top to the leg bottoms, it's supposed to look like this one from pinupgirlclothing:

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pink-swimsuit-retro-swimsuit.html

i think it's pretty close considering the price of that one, compared to just a yard of lycra fabric, i used a princess cut pattern.
heres my suit:



9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Ruching Question on: June 07, 2010 06:10:20 AM
I am making a ruched swimsuit and have used the slash and spread method to alter my regular pattern,,,,should i ruche my fabric the sew the seams together, or sew the seams together and then ruche ,,,,(I'm not ruching with elastic just with the thread method),,,,,,,,thanks
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Question About Sewing A Ruched Bathing Suit on: May 26, 2010 02:56:26 AM
 I am wanting to make a ruched pin up bathing suit, the pattern is a Princess Cut (where the seams go over the bust down,1 front panel and 2 side front panels, for people who aren't familiar). I assume I'll need to have extra length when I cut to ruche fabric, not sure how to ask my question, but do I cut my fabric normally then ruche, do I need to alter the pattern to lengthen the bust curves length wise and width wise, or do i cut basic rectangles, ruche the fabric, then cut fabric to according to pattern? Did that make sense? I've made princess cut w/ modest skirt bathing suits and gathered tired skirts but not gathered anything on curves yet, I would like to make something similar to this,

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pink-swimsuit-retro-swimsuit.html

but I think since this is my first attempt I might make it as a 2 piece where the tank is longer and looks like a 1 piece,, any advice and opinions would help,, thanks!
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