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« on: April 28, 2005 06:36:44 PM »

I got my first belt today. No username but THANK YOU. Its really cute in two of my favorite colors- pink and black checkers. I will post pics when I get my second one! THank you, I can;t believe you painted it by hand. YOu have patience.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005 08:45:56 PM »

Yeah, that was from me, sorry I forgot to put my username on the two I sent, I usually do, but I completely spaced on this, probably because I had a really bad cold and a concussion at the same time I sent the belts. Glad you like it!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2005 09:10:11 PM »

Thank you mrs. benjimadden its really cute.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005 12:13:09 AM »

hawaiilove, I sent your belt out on Tuesday. It's probably nowhere near as detailed as the other you received because I've been super busy getting ready to move back to Australia next week.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2005 01:00:35 AM »

I'm sure it'll be great. I just moved too so I understand.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2005 03:21:47 PM »


i got my first belt today!!!it's so cute!!thanks mrs. benjimadden  Cheesy
i agree with hawaiilove, you have so patience, mine is hand painted too!!!

i sent the belts to you ( mrs. benjimadden ) and dorkabrain today! i hope you like it!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2005 04:33:07 PM »

So glad you both like them!! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2005 08:15:49 PM »

HOLY BALOGNA!!!

I just received my first belt from Crafty_dame, and I can't believe how brilliant it is. THANK YOU SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! It looks fantastic, at first I thought you'd cheated and gone out and bought a belt because it looks so professional looking. Your craftmanship astounds me.

I feel really guilty once again for the lack of time I was able to put into your belt in return. Please, please please forgive me and I hope you like the belt regardless. As I said to Hawaiilove, moving back to sydney took soooo much of my being. And I certainly don't have the sewing skills you do.

Thank you once again you're skills and swap partnering are superb.

Pictures soon.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005 08:17:35 PM »

i'm so glad you like it dorkabrain! i actually was kinda irritated by it, i thought i'd done a crappy job of sewing! but then i made it look messy on purpose, in hopes of covering it up!

i have pictures already uploaded, if you want me to post them. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2005 08:23:54 PM »

crafty dame - i would like to see this awesome belt you made

is that your picture beside your name?
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2005 11:28:32 PM »

crafty dame - i would like to see this awesome belt you made

is that your picture beside your name?

yes, that's me. and here's the belt! (sorry i'm a pic whore.)

the whole belt


the front


the back


and this one's just fun cause there's a bunch of little amy's in the snaps!

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2005 03:59:10 AM »

Trust me, my sewing skills pale in comparison to your's. I'm new to the sewing machine, so again I apologise for my lack of sewing and the crappyness of the parts that were sewn.

Again, the belt is awesome, I'll be wearing it a plenty as it suits my style perfectly. Love the picture with all the little Amys in the snaps.

I think You and Mattbot have matching monroes.

Edit: thanks for posting pictures, I hadn't gotten round to taking any yet. I'll try to get one of me with it on in the next day or so if you like.

-Nicole
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2005 07:37:09 AM »

Again, the belt is awesome, I'll be wearing it a plenty as it suits my style perfectly. Love the picture with all the little Amys in the snaps.

Edit: thanks for posting pictures, I hadn't gotten round to taking any yet. I'll try to get one of me with it on in the next day or so if you like.

i am super glad you like it! it would be awesome to see a picture of you wearing it.

I think You and Mattbot have matching monroes.

and lip rings too, my picture's just old!
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2005 01:48:23 PM »

monroes are hott
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2005 11:40:08 AM »

Monroes are hot. i want a tiny tiny one.

Here are my pics of my belts. Thank you both. the fun fur one is more costumey but will be perfect for Burning Man.



In case you can't tell from the pics- the top is a fun fur belt with ted ribbon ties, the second is a pink and black checkerboard belt (handpainted).
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2005 02:28:36 AM »

Glad it got there ok, Hawaiilove. Sorry it's a bit costumey, I feel bad now. Sorry for my daftness, but what is Burning Man?

Crafty_dame, sorry for the delay in the pictures, here's the belt on me, unfortunately my waist just doesn't do it justice.





haha, the pictures are so grainy, I almost look like I'm wearing stonewash jeans.
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2005 06:40:01 AM »

i got my belt from crafty_dame--it's awesome!  I was in awe....thank you so much!  I don't have a camera and since you are a self-professed picture whore, i was wondering if you cuold post pictures?Huh

Thanks.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2005 06:47:54 AM »

And here's an update of who's sent/recieved/running late:

SENT
dorkabrain
crafty_dame
bequitas
mrs. benjimadden
khattghoti
hawaiilove

RECIEVED
dorkabrian (crafty_dame)
hawaiilove (mrs. b and dorkabrian)

RUNNING LATE
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nevergrowup--I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, PLEASE CONTACT ME

Keep those pictures coming!

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2005 10:01:49 AM »

Crafty_dame- that is a HOT belt. Dorkabrain, Don't worry about it. I LOVE making and wearing costumes so that wasn't a putdown.

Burning man is a festival of the arts. Craziness and lots of fun. http://www.burningman.com. Its REALLY expensive t go but they do have discounted and scholorship tickets.  its totally worth the money obviously because people pay $175- 250 year after year. This is my first year going.
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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2005 10:46:37 PM »

and this is the belt i sent tina_pickles -



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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2005 10:55:09 PM »

Is it white? What is the center stuff? Its great as usual. Another question Grin, what did you use for those metal circles? Is it pleather or vinyl. Sorry, for the zillion questions, its hard for me to tell what materials you used. DId you make one for yourself?
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2005 11:08:09 PM »

Is it white? What is the center stuff? Its great as usual. Another question Grin, what did you use for those metal circles? Is it pleather or vinyl. Sorry, for the zillion questions, its hard for me to tell what materials you used. DId you make one for yourself?

it's 2 layers of white vinyl, with an overlay of clear vinyl to hold the film strip in. the film strip has two people sitting on the side of the road, but i don't have a clue which actual movie it's from. and the circles are snaps, that's how it does up. there's a bunch of snaps, so if her size changes or anything, it should still fit. it's a heavier vinyl, technically upholstery vinyl. what's the difference between pleather and vinyl again?

oh, and i did make myself one, but i haven't put the snaps on yet!
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2005 11:13:44 PM »

Very creative, where did you get movie strips? I didn't even know they existed.
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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2005 11:32:19 PM »

i got them from a store here in vancouver. it sells recycled stuff and left overs from other industries. i buy a ton of art supplies there.


Very creative, where did you get movie strips? I didn't even know they existed.
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2005 05:38:43 AM »

wow, that belt is just as awesome as the one you sent to me.

Hawaiilove thanks for the words of encouragement, glad you'll get some use out of it.
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2005 06:10:27 AM »


 there's a bunch of snaps, so if her size changes or anything, it should still fit.


I just laughed at this....mostly cause i joke with my friends that i am the ever-expanding woman!

Seriously though, its a fabulous belt.  I plan on wearing it out for a night of extreme inebriation this wednesday (my boyfriend, with whom i am currently "taking a break"--really what the 'ell is that?--is moving out and i don't expect to be in my happy place--Ahhh...self medicating!)
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2005 07:35:54 AM »

Seriously though, its a fabulous belt.  I plan on wearing it out for a night of extreme inebriation this wednesday (my boyfriend, with whom i am currently "taking a break"--really what the 'ell is that?--is moving out and i don't expect to be in my happy place--Ahhh...self medicating!)

while the self medicating can be great for short term (oh, is it ever good! but if you do it for too long, the belt REALLY won't fit!), what you need to do is start crocheting or knitting. honestly, crocheting kept me sane when my common law partner and i split up last summer. it's not that complicated that you need to pay a lot of attention, which is good when your brain is all fuzzy. but you do have to keep track of what you're doing, which gets your mind off of the stressful stuff. it took him 3 and a half weeks to move out, and i helped him move, along with his new partner. i made a lot of scarves and ponchos in those weeks!
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2005 01:17:16 PM »

Seriously though, its a fabulous belt.  I plan on wearing it out for a night of extreme inebriation this wednesday (my boyfriend, with whom i am currently "taking a break"--really what the 'ell is that?--is moving out and i don't expect to be in my happy place--Ahhh...self medicating!)

while the self medicating can be great for short term (oh, is it ever good! but if you do it for too long, the belt REALLY won't fit!), what you need to do is start crocheting or knitting. honestly, crocheting kept me sane when my common law partner and i split up last summer. it's not that complicated that you need to pay a lot of attention, which is good when your brain is all fuzzy. but you do have to keep track of what you're doing, which gets your mind off of the stressful stuff. it took him 3 and a half weeks to move out, and i helped him move, along with his new partner. i made a lot of scarves and ponchos in those weeks!


the knitting/crocheting does help....but it also keeps my OCD self up waaaaaaaay into the wee hours!   
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2005 12:52:56 AM »



i LOVE how it looks with the snaps done like that! what a good idea!




and i got a funfur belt too! thanks dorkabrain! it's very very fun!

(my kitten likes the ribbon ties too, she keeps trying to climb my leg while i'm wearing it! i think i'll only be able to wear it with jeans, they're the only pants that protect my legs enough from her claws!)
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2005 09:48:12 AM »

*bump*

Sorry for the late reply to your comment, crafty_dame. So glad you like it, funny that you said the kitten tries to claw it, I've heard that before about some of my crafts.

I prefer wearing the belt in the picture you quoted too, I think it just adds to the great belt you came up with. Thanks again.

I haven't received my second belt yet, has everyone sent?
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2005 10:28:41 AM »

Dorkabrain, I've sent your belt a few weeks ago!
you should received soon Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2005 09:53:57 PM »

ooh, i got my belt from hawaiilove a few days ago! i love it!

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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2005 04:38:10 AM »

Thanks for the update, Bequitas!  I'll let you know when I get it.
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2005 04:33:25 PM »

I received my belt from bequitas today!! Love it, thanks!!





You cant see them very well, but the blue "dots" on the belt are stars.
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2005 04:42:47 PM »

Wow, the tape measure belt is cool!

Unfortunately, I think one of my partners flaked, and something must have come up with the other one...  Undecided
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2005 08:32:32 PM »

I'll make you a tape measuring belt if you'd like kattghoti. I just bought some to make me one and its no biggie.
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« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2005 05:16:26 AM »

I received my belt from bequitas today!! Love it, thanks!!


You cant see them very well, but the blue "dots" on the belt are stars.

i'm so glad you like it!! Grin
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« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2005 02:10:02 PM »

I'll make you a tape measuring belt if you'd like kattghoti. I just bought some to make me one and its no biggie.

That's really nice of you.  I don't want you to have to go through any trouble, though, since you've already finished your swapping obligations.
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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2005 02:46:45 PM »

No problem, I just bought three measuring tapes to make one for myself and they are very simple to make. PM me your address if you don't hear from your partner soon. Is Tinapickles around? I haven't heard from her in a while but I'm guessing she's busy with school.
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