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3561  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bad-mouthed Beatrix Potter Embroidery (lots of pics, one cuss word) on: September 13, 2009 09:34:45 AM
Holy cow.  I'm so impressed!!

I love:

-that you used embroidery to accent the fabric and add the "fuck cancer" part to it
-the stitches, they look great!
-the framing, wow!  I wouldn't have the balls to stretch it like that!
-the uniqueness!!  The idea is so cool and then stretching it like a canvas and the black on the edges is f'in beautiful.
-how clean it is.  The back is even pretty. 

Great job! 

Wow, thank you!  The back of that thing is a disaster under the muslin, let me tell you.  I did learn a few things from that first attempt at stretching and think it will go better this time; I'm working on a stitch using a different scene from that toile right now that I plan to mount in a similar way.
3562  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Beetlejuice Snake on: September 12, 2009 06:32:55 PM
Absolutely brilliant!  I bow to you!
3563  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Ach! My new dirndl, and a question! on: September 12, 2009 06:30:44 PM
So adorable!  I agree that the apron would look even cuter a bit short so you could see more of the skirt trim and have a nice black edge all around the apron to show it off more, too.  I think a dirdl-esque shirt would be super cute.  A riff on a peasant blouse kind of thing.
3564  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tiny Shrines - A tribute to Santa Fe on: September 11, 2009 11:00:17 PM
These are really neat!  You've really got a nice balance between bright, layered colors and keeping the focus on the photo.
3565  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Simon Pegg and Posse Swap Gallery! on: September 11, 2009 10:50:33 PM
Oh! I can't wait to see this gallery!  I'm even watching Hot Fuzz right this minute, so it must be my destiny. 
3566  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (litter of pics + NEW 1) on: September 11, 2009 09:39:56 AM
Thanks!  Would love to see yours if you make one!
3567  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: tiny props for stop motion animation on: September 10, 2009 06:25:46 PM
Wowzers!  Great props and a wonderful video!  I'm hitting THIS ROCKS!
3568  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (litter of pics + NEW 1) on: September 09, 2009 04:34:29 PM
We put it to the test over the Labor Day weekend at the beach.  Worked great!  WHEW!
3569  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: September 09, 2009 03:17:21 PM
I've just made my first strip of bias binding. My daughter (14) has grown up a bit more recently. so a dress that she wore to a wedding last year, no longer fits, It was a pretty maroon colour, so I let a panel of black into each side, flaring out a bit at the end, I used the (Dritz) 1" bias maker to make a strip that I added to the top (it has spaghetti straps)

thank you so much MistressT for inspiring me with this post...her dress looks fabulous...even better than the original. I used the bias strip and sewed it directly down without folding it over more, so it is an inch wide strip at the top...looks fab...

I used the 'sew the fabric into a tube and cut off one long strip' method, it worked really well. I have a load more black to use again...I think that you might have created a monster

I take no responsibility for your ensuing monstrosity!  You posted that dress mod?  If so, post the link here, please.  If not, please do and then post the link here.
3570  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Car themed school organizer on: September 09, 2009 12:38:07 PM
Way to make it your own!  It would be interesting to see it throughout the year to see how it changes.  If you add stuff, that is.
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