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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / buying different types of fabric on: March 27, 2007 08:50:59 PM
hey guys

i was just wondering if anyone knew where i could buy really strong fabrics like nylon.  and also, what is the difference between "ripstop nylon" and "ballistic nylon."  i looked online a bit but a lot of the places were selling only in bulk or had minimum order prices, and i didn't really know what to look for.  basically i'm just looking for a really strong fabric to make schoolbag/messenger type bags.  thanks in advance for any help Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / dying jeans!!! on: March 13, 2007 12:08:13 PM
hello everyone!  ok so, i have a pair of bluejeans that i LOVE the fit, but HATE the color.  it's a pretty bright but still light blue (i can try to get a picture) and i just don't like it.  i was thinking of dying them a color like...teal, or bright purple.  something like http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=26645&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=10&iSubCat=19&iProductID=26645.  i think something like that would be perfect for spring but i don't know how to do this!  can anyone give me any suggestions?  would i bleach them first, and then dye them?  what kind of dye would i use? help, i want to save these jeans, since everyoen knows it's impossible to find jeans that fit Smiley
3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / my take on the PDQ, with some alterations :) on: September 13, 2006 12:49:10 PM
so last night i happened to be out shopping and happened to see some amazing yarn and of course i had to buy it even though i had no use for it.  so i went home and eager to start using it right away i looked through this book for an idea...and decided it would look awesome as a PDQ...

blah blah, did ear flap #1, decided it looked silly on me, but wait!  a brim would look nice, or so i thought...

so instead of making ear flap #2, i made a brim...and then just sewed a button for ear flap #1 and buttoned it up...what do you think??

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / blue & brown tshirts = my favorite thing, yet on: August 22, 2006 10:01:25 PM
this is prbably my favoritething that i've made yet so i'd like to share it with you guys...made from two tshirts Smiley

im awkward


and another picture of me looking awkward

hope you like it !!:)
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / my first "real" crochet project on: July 28, 2006 09:00:56 AM
after my first attempt at crocheting, i considered myself hopeless because i just couldn't get the hang of it.  then, about a year ago i tried again and made a ton of scarves using double crochet, not even attempting to learn anything else about crocheting or even realizing how much you could do with it anyway.  thennnn about a week ago i was in the bookstore and found a crocheting book and decided to pick it up..

and this is the first thing i did other then a bunch of scarves and an attempt at a crocheted hemp necklace...

im pretty proud of it, i know it's not perfect but it's a decent try i think..

without anything in it

with stuff in it

i want to use interfacing or something but...can that be done with crochet?  if i were to line it?  help!!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / crocheted hemp on: June 25, 2006 10:32:21 PM
ok so...i decided to crochet hemp?  i know this has probably been done before but i've never heard of it or tried it before, so here is my first attempt...

it's a necklace, im not sure how much i like it though.  i think the stitches need to be smaller, but when i tried using a smaller hook it didnt grab the hemp correctly...i'll have to work on this, i guess


**edit:  blahhhh my pictures got resized...if you want the bigger/better pictures, go to http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/lauraa_/sewing/
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / colorful, striped, AWESOME shirt on: May 24, 2006 09:04:55 PM
so i'm pretty sure this is my favorite thing i've made yet...but then again i say that everytime i finish something, haha

comments/compliments/criticism all appreciated Smiley

thank you for looking!!!

if you want to look at other stuff i;ve made, check it out here...http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/lauraa_/sewing/

EDIT: i totally just looked at this and realized the pictures dont do it justice, even a little bit Sad  so yeah, i need a new digital camera...mine is terrible yuck!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / sleeves will be the death of me :( on: April 02, 2006 07:30:40 PM
ok so, i have a very important question!  haha.

whenever i do sleeves, they always end up wonky.  it takes me a million tries to get them to look right, and even then they still look weird.  they never seem to line up with the armholes, even when i use a pattern (and i HATE using patterns).  i usually end up with puffed sleeves simply because the sleeve didnt line up with the armhole and i get frustrated and put the extra material at the top.

so anyway.  how do you do sleeves?  any hints or tips for me?  i desperately need help! (as i sit here frustrated because i'm trying to put a sleeve on something...right now)

help help help, PLEASE!!!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my take on paper beads! multiiii stranded. haha on: March 30, 2006 04:33:01 PM
i made this out of paper beads + sparkly black beads that i bought from ac moore.  it's all one hugggge string haha, looped around a few times!

close up (before i put the shiny stuff on!)

i mostly stick to making clothing so this was something new for me, i hope you like it!  if you want to see some of the clothing i've made, you can check out my photobucket, http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/lauraa_/sewing/
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / mmmm, polka dots :) cute summer shirt!!! on: March 30, 2006 04:29:13 PM
okay so...
 i had this amazingly fantastic blue polka dot fabric sitting in a bag with all my scrap fabric.  i got it on clearance for like, a dollar.  blahblah it sits in a bag for a year and i finally got sick of looking at it all lonely and sad in my bag...and created this today Smiley  it was incredibly easy and i absolutely LOVE it.

thanks for looking!!!

if you want to see some more stuff you can check out my photobucket, http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/lauraa_/sewing/
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