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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hand-printed LOG purse! woodsy goodness. on: August 22, 2008 07:15:01 AM
One can't help but want to sing the "Log" song from Wren and Stimpy.
"Its better than bad its good!"

yes, i know!  i am with everyone else on this, LOL...i kept thinking of that song while i was making it....but didn't want to mention it for such a "classy" item (it's about as classy as i get, anyway!)

thank you all, i'm in love with it too!  (not to be too narcissistic, lol!)  yeah i was thinking, why didn't i think of this before?  it was so simple and but so cool.  i got the inspiration for the log from a lot of stuff on etsy and the faux bois trend...you know, octopi, owls, mushrooms, logs....hehe.  not terribly "original", but what is?

glad you all like it!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: zombyish ribcage...um, picture :) on: August 20, 2008 07:41:31 PM
beautiful!  i love the brilliant, electric colors against the b & w, and of course, the zombie theme..... Wink  well done.
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Candy shot glasses - my first attempt on: August 20, 2008 07:33:54 PM
WOW!  i've never actually seen that.  of course, i haven't seen alot of things....but anyway....very, very cool!  looks yummy!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hand-printed LOG purse! woodsy goodness. on: August 20, 2008 07:28:43 PM
i dreamed up this purse last night, and then i made it!  lol...i am really excited about it, anyway.  it's crafty in two ways, but since most of it's sewing, i thought i'd put it here.  FIRST, though, i made the lil' panel insert in the center front.  it's on organic cotton, and it's printed with a linoleum block i carved, using acrylic paint mixed with textile medium.  then i made the bag; i basically put the lining in using the same method as one would use with those little lined zipper pouches?  you know, minus the zipper.  topped off with adorable, round vintage button.  YAY!  hope you enjoy. Cheesy

5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Jim Morrison on: August 08, 2008 07:49:20 AM
LOL---love the cat glitter/comment. Smiley

and that is a groovy, groovy project.  good job!! i love it.
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: newbie, with a couple questions on: August 04, 2008 10:40:00 AM
ooh, that was helpful!  i was wondering the same things. thanks all for the question and reply!
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Circus Couture-ish tribal fusion halloween costume!! on: August 04, 2008 10:35:10 AM
thank you! Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid Belly Dance Bra on: August 04, 2008 10:34:33 AM
glad i could help!  i will definitely try to do a tute sometime, um...among the other million things i want to do, LOL.  i will let you know when i do.
9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Mermaid Belly Dance Bra on: August 03, 2008 08:16:52 AM
Really pretty. Just a question if I may, but how did you go about covering the bra cups and back strap? I recently gave up on this because I couldn't get the cups covered without the fabric looking saggy on them. It could be because I was trying to use a microsuade, but after wasting so much fabric i finally threw in the towel, lol.

sure, saturn!  covering the cups is kind of something you have to get a feel for, and i have done quite a few, so it has gotten pretty easy for me.  also, i didn't even cover the back strap, but completely removed the straps and added velvet ones, which are basically just strips of velvet i sewed into a tube.  this way i can have it criss-cross in the back.  (also, straps are a pain to cover, especially with a woven fabric, although it can be done.)

ANYWAY, back to the cups; what i do is take the edge of a larger piece of fabric (I cut it after i have it pinned to the bra because i can never tell how much i'll need), and start pinning the edge of the fabric (with seam allowance, of course) to the top edge of the bra.  i smooth it out and pit it to the front/middle, and side, but leave the bottom loose.  and, since you have a convex bra with a flat piece of fabric over it, it will have a large section of stuff just flappin' around. so then, i gather that into a dart and pin the dart down.  after sewing around the bra, i  usually sew up the edge of the dart too with a ladder stitch. 

i know there are tutorials out there that are probably quite a bit more helpful than this, but unfortunately i don't know about any off hand.  i'm sure if you searched the web you could find some that actually have pictures. Smiley  (maybe i should do a tutorial on here?)
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 8-1-08..!! on: August 01, 2008 04:41:34 PM
PS, mullerslanefarm---

i'd love to see your shawl/blanket!
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