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« Reply #4690 on: March 18, 2008 04:07:24 PM »

Hey my crafty swap sistas! I just read that someone has an idea of doing a LOTR swap. I know there was some interest in doing some character dolls from the books/movies. Since y'all love to swap so much, let's see if we can get some more interest in this idea. I think we could come up with some amazing ideas, and I'd love to have some peeps from jewelry and paper crafts and clothes join us. It could be awesome!

CharlieClone thought this was a great idea! She told me to make Gimli!!!!

we should totally do it!

Oh I missed this part of the thread! I may be able to do it in a couple of months. I have to finish one more swap n then I have a costume I've been commissioned to do. But I'll keep an eye out for this swap for sure!

Was this posted in the new swap ideas board?
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« Reply #4691 on: March 18, 2008 04:09:41 PM »

On the sewing machine thing, I have a refurbished Brother my father bought me for around $60 + shipping.  It's had a few hiccups in its lifetime, but if I'm nice to it, it's nice enough to me.  I'm going to upgrade eventually, but hubby wants to get me a serger before buying me a new sewing machine.
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« Reply #4692 on: March 18, 2008 04:15:31 PM »

so here are some pictures of my not quite finished poppet


naked poppet


and in a dress I whipped up to save her from my familys outrage("where are her pants?!")

now I've just got to find suitable eyes and hair and a name.
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« Reply #4693 on: March 18, 2008 04:20:19 PM »

What beautiful fabric!  Where did you find it?
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« Reply #4694 on: March 18, 2008 04:30:17 PM »


Anywho I wouldn't recomend a handheld machine either. However if you do buy a cheep machine like the one ghile mentioned read the reviews! I bought one which I love but it can't sew anything thicker than t-shirt fabric.
Those types of machines are typically made with plastic insides so they break easy. It's worth the money in the long run to invest in a machine. You never know what you'll need it for.
I've made costumes, Clothing, Dresses, toys, etc. I plan to make curtains for my bedroom and kitchen!
The money I've saved making stuff for christmas has more than made up the cost of the machine.
Jsut read your reviews and don't rush into anything.

Ha!  Taking up sewing to save money!   Grin  My fabric/sewing/doll/yarn addiction is so great it requires an entire extra room.  But, as addictions go, it's cheaper than crack.   Wink

My first machine was a hand-me-down.  My second machine was a $200 Singer.  My current is a $800 Futura embroidery machine, with the thought to get another machine so I could have an embroidery machine set up full time...  No, it doesn't get cheaper...
I didn't take it up to save money originally! lol. But I really do save a lot in the long run. I've fixed many pairs of pants which saves 14.00 or more per pair. (mostly hubbys.) I'll buy clothing at the thrift store and alter it to fit, I buy clothing for fabric, and purchase from the dollar rack and remnants bins. I'm a very frugal/thrifty person. so for me yep it saves me money.
My spender is yarn. I can't use many real wool yarns but ooh if it's on sale I"ll buy it. even if it's the last skein left and only 30 yards. (what can you do with that? I mean come on!)
I have managed to save us about 350 dollars each year for christmas and at least 20-30 per birthday. I have 4 siblings (soon to be 5) 2 Sibling in laws, 3 grandparents, not to mention all the cousins!  Shocked So many cousins!
YEah and it's all thanks to craftster! That FOC is so worth it.

this year I can add the poppets to my birthday present list. I love this forum!
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« Reply #4695 on: March 18, 2008 04:55:18 PM »

The LOTR swap was posted in the ideas board, but got buried with no replies.
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« Reply #4696 on: March 18, 2008 05:03:46 PM »

What beautiful fabric!  Where did you find it?
sale bin at malwart, its even prettier in real life.
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« Reply #4697 on: March 18, 2008 05:58:05 PM »

Aww, it's too bad you're not in Michigan! I have a machine I'm giving away! You can normally find them at local thrift stores for local missions or like the salvation army. I've bought two that way, the first only cost me 10 bux and came with everything, the one I just got was 25 and came with like... 40 different decorative stitches. They're great- minor maintenance and major workhorses. Tongue I plan to get the sculpting and jointing done on dolly this week so maybe piccys soon of my puppy poppet!
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« Reply #4698 on: March 18, 2008 05:58:30 PM »

What beautiful fabric!  Where did you find it?
sale bin at malwart, its even prettier in real life.
I can't wait to see her done. That fabric is lovely! she's going to be exquisite! (or if it's a he he'll be quite handsome!)
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« Reply #4699 on: March 18, 2008 06:06:05 PM »

Aww, it's too bad you're not in Michigan! I have a machine I'm giving away!

i don't know if you can do this in the states but here in canada we can send things COD on the grey hound bus so... if you're willing to pack it and take it to the depot and someone on the other end is willing to pay the shipping fee (it's usually very little with greyhound)... just an idea Wink. hate to see anyone going without a machine who really wants one.
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