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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help Finding a Similar Pattern, Please?! on: September 05, 2012 07:43:11 PM
I came across this tunic shirt/dress on Pinterest and would like to make one for myself in a different color. Does anyone know of any patterns that resemble it or know how to make an oversized turtleneck/tunic dress? Thanks! I've been all over the internet and haven't found anything similar yet.



2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Macho Man Randy Savage on: November 03, 2011 07:29:18 AM
My boyfriend's Macho Man Randy Savage costume paying homage to the mustard yellow and ketchup red Slim Jim advertising campaign. During our Halloween Party, he was zombie Macho Man Randy Savage, but these photos were taken the day after and we figured the hard work spoke for itself without the zombie makeup.

The Jacket is a thrift shop suit jacket covered in red duct tape for the body and black duct tape on the arms. The body of the suit is covered in mustard yellow "zebra stripes" cut out from strips of duct tape with an exacto knife and then placed over the red duct tape of the body. The fringe underneath the arms is over a yard of fabric cut into strips and duct taped/hot glued to the underarm of the jacket. The "Oh Yeah!" is also made of duct tape which was cut out with an exacto knife.

The pants are thrift store jogging pants picked for their shine. The fringe under the knees is over a yard's worth of fabric and all fabric on the pants are combination duct taped/hot glued into place.

The hat was formerly a red pimp hat bought from the thrift store that came with a leopard print band that I removed. Again, "zebra stripes" are the same mustard yellow duct tape.

The glasses were purchased at a Halloween store and the yellow duct tape M's were added later. The Slim Jim...it's from Wal-Mart. All in all we went through 1 roll of black duct tape, 1 roll of yellow duct tape, and several rolls of red duct tape. 

3  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Ferret Giving Tree 2011 on: November 01, 2010 04:34:45 PM
**Bumping This for 2011**

Here's the link for the Ferret Giving Tree 2011: http://www.ferretgivingtree.com/index.php

Each year, Ferret Shelters around the US can post up to 10 of their ferrets online in order to recieve gifts from "santas". You can read through their bios and pick a ferret to be a santa to.

While shelters do need food, medical supplies, and litter...they also need bedding and lots of it. Some of the ferrets in their shelters will remain there for the rest of their lives and a comfy blanket or hammock can make their lives a little better. Also, ferrets love crocheted eggs or fabric balls with jingle bells in them.

I figured that maybe some of the crafty people here would love to santa a shelter ferret. I know I'll be participating!

If you're new to ferrets, but would still like to help and have questions...feel free to PM me! Thanks for reading!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Winter Prom Themed Holiday Party on: November 29, 2008 11:03:26 AM
The place where I work usually holds a huge holiday party where everyone gets to dress up, drink, and dance. However, this year they decided to "down size" due to the economy which, of course, bummed alot of people out especially those that already went out and bought a nice outfit. So I decided to hold a Winter Prom at my place so people can still dress up and hang out.

So far, we've decided to have one of my friends, who is a genius photographer, taking prom pictures in front of a wintery back drop. And we've decided to vote a King and Queen for the night so we'll have a ballot box. We realize that paper snowflakes and christmas lights are a must as well as music.

But after that, we're running out of ideas! So, if anyone has any awesome ideas that they want to share, that'd be great. Thanks!
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Crafting For Homeless Ferrets? on: November 02, 2008 07:57:49 AM
I recently started volunteering at Washington Ferret Rescue and Shelter. As you know, the majority of shelters run soley off of love, dedication, and donations. I've decided to start crafting bedding and toys for the shelter either for them to use for the ferrets in their care or to sell as all monetary donations go toward running the shelter and caring for the needs of the animals such as food, litter, and medical needs.

If anyone would like to join me in this plight, that would be fantastic! Below are some links to the types of bedding ferrets use and love. Some of them are patterns and how-to's. If you have a problem accessing them, please let me know:






Also, if anyone has the energy in them to make matching bedding sets that would also be great. I will be putting several together myself in order to sell as newbie packs to those adopting ferrets from the shelter. (Note: matching bedding sets typically include a combination of a sleep tube, a cube, a blanket, a sleep sack, or cuddle cup in matching fabrics.)

If anyone is interested in joining me, please feel free to PM me. Thank you for reading! I'm off to the fabric store!
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Chelsea Grin-Assistance with Gore Please! on: October 29, 2007 09:20:02 PM
My Halloween costumes requires me to have a Chelsea Grin aka Glasgow Grin or Smile which is basically when someone has their mouth slit open up to or nearly to their ears resulting in a morbid grin. I've been experimenting with liquid laytex and Ben Nye's Fresh Scab, but I can't seem to get it quite right and it doesn't help that I can't find any good pictures to use as an example.

So, to all of you gore lovers out there, do you have any advice or tips? Everything I've done so far looks wildly fake, in my opinion, and I'm trying to get as close to realism as possible considering that I don't have a background in special effects makeup.

Thanks all.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / **emergency** how do i remove delta ceramcoat acrylic paint? on: July 31, 2005 04:53:56 PM
i once had a brilliant idea...about a year ago, where i decided to paint little designs on my apartment wall with delta ceramcoat acrylic paint thinking that it would wash off, as the bottle suggested, with soapy water when it came time to move.

well, i've used soapy water and 409 cleaner and bleach...and it's only making a dent of a difference.

does anyone know how to remove the delta ceramcoat without removing the wall paint? because i really don't want to have to end up painting over the entire wall.

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