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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Your Soul and my secret Necklaces. on: July 08, 2011 03:25:11 PM
I call this one the 'I capture your soul and fly away with it' *gasp*

Plastic shrink wings.

And this one, is the 'My secret' necklace, lot's of planning, lot's of trial and not the result I wanted.

(I love the 'L' on the key, it's like it stands for Love or something.)

Antique brass key my exboyfriend send me. And a plastic thread. I am fearing that the teeth of the book clamp ends will cut the plastic and it will fall. I hope not.
The reason I am not too pleased with it, is,
1. I didn't think about the key when I arranged the length of the necklaces.
2. one necklace is mixed up, so one end is tangled.
And of course, I super glued the ends, so that there will be more support for the plastic thread and now I can't take it apart.  Sad Oh well, I now know for next time. I hope.
12  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Brother Needle Threader won't move on: June 20, 2011 11:05:31 AM
I have a Brother Cs 6000i, and for some reason, the needle threader doesn't swing around anymore when the lever is pulled down.
I feel like a ditz but I can't recall if the metal hooks are suppose to be in the position they are in right now. If they aren't, I wouldn't have a clue how they go there, anybody know how this could have happened? I replaced the regular foot with the button hole foot the other day. That's all.
Here is a picture with the lever pulled all the way down, the double hook should be pointing at "you" but it's pointing up, and isn't swung around.

Any idea how I can fix this, before I hit up brother.

Thank you!
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bracelet Rings.. or whatchumaycallem on: May 29, 2011 07:18:44 PM

^ Made for the penpal round 2 swap.

Ring I made last year. The leaves keep breaking off. LOL
Nothing special, but I thought I'd share.  Tongue
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with fringy/ruffled dress? on: April 28, 2011 08:56:29 PM
hey guys, this picture fell into my lap a few days ago, I cut it out of a magazine a few years back cuz it looked fairy-ish. So now I decided, I might attempt to sew it. I drew a little quick demonstration below to clearify what I am trying to say here.  Cheesy

1. I know that the fringe effect is because it's square, but do you just cut a hole in the middle of a yard of fabric? Or how would you cut it to get this effect, since it is 4 corners in the front?

2. I would like to ask if you guys would take a underdess and sew 3 parts that are nealry equal long in 3 different places (under bust, upper waist, belly button) or would you sew it all under the bust and make the last layer the longest almost as like a dress itself.

3. And are those tiny folds created like pleats? *awaits reply in terror!*

And last question. I'm a L/XL, how much chiffon do you think I would need?

Below is a link to the big image, since craftster resizes them (which is awesome, don't get me wrong LOL  Cheesy


15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fairy/Fairytales swap before spring ends? on: April 08, 2011 06:46:13 PM
Hey guys, I wanted to know if anyone would enjoy doing a Fairy/ Fairytales swap before spring ends ( or before it's too dangit hot to run around barefoot in the south xD )

I was thinking 6 points, and everything fairy-ish related. fairy houses to fairy clothing for your partner (tutu, tattered skirt), to poppets or jewelry.

I have never organized a swap before, but I can either read up on the rules and take care of a smaller one, or be the co-organizer for it, if anyone is willing to step up, if not, I can do it, I think. LOL
Have the send out in late may?

16  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Bluebell Fairy for ren faire on: April 05, 2011 12:35:14 PM
So my aunt calls me last tuesday and asked me if I wanted to go to the Four Winds fair south of Tyler Texas, saturday, they were having a fairytale theme.
So I sewed this dress Thursday. It's my first dress. And I used no pattern. I had to tape two pillows to gether to see the volume of the dress. There are a ton of mistakes, but I love it.
I also made the wings.

Here is a pic of the front.

Just for the giggles....
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / 4 new purses, 2 buttercup, 2 ruffled on: January 10, 2011 02:39:43 PM

All for Xmas presents. Gold and brown one was for my grandma, the red one for my cousin, the brown ruffled one for her daugther, whos my cousin as well, I guess LOL, and purple ruffled one was for my other cousin's wife.
I used the buttercup pattern for the buttercup purse and the ruffled purses I just winged.
18  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Brother CS-6000i free walking foot issue? edited on: November 25, 2010 04:23:32 PM
So, this is my third machine and the first "expensive" and american one.  Grin
The first time I sewed with it it was like sewing butter, a dream, and then I tried to use the walking foot to sew elastic fabric  Undecided
My first issue is I can't use the walking foot! I hooked up the free walking foot as the manual shows you to, and as soon as I tried to sew I get a E6 warning. Meaning the thread is tangled. So I re-threaded it and got the same message, after the third try I stopped.

and ooooonnnneee more question.
is there any more cleaning required than the manual shows? I know both my german sewing machines came with a little jar of oil, but this one didn't and it doesn't have a metal bobbin, it's all plastic.. O_O
I was talking to my grandma a few weeks back about sewing, and she told me back in the seventies when she sewed she never had to clean her machine, cept for dustin the bobbin off...

any tips, advice?

Thank you!
19  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Frankee Stein on: November 02, 2010 02:29:41 PM
So I had this plan in my head and in the end my dress didn't look inspired by the Monster High Doll Frankie Stein, so I just winged it. LOL.
halfway through the nigh, the base of my shoe FELL off and I was limping like franken stein monster LOL

V This shows the bolts and the stiches i painted on the dress.

I sewed the dress from scratch saturday morning, no pattern or anything, well it is pretty basic.
I made the tutu earlier this year for a alice in wonderland birthday party and after seeing my dress lacked something, I decided to wear the tutu underneath, for that.. umpf effect.
The corset is a steel boned professional I bought a while ago, I planned to wear underneath, but decided to wear it above.

And now I wish so badly I would have been more like, "hey take a pic of me!" because those are the best pics of the night.  Undecided Matter a fact all four costumes I made, I have no good pics off.  Sad
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / steampunk choker, victorian choker and etc on: October 19, 2010 06:53:08 PM
All for craft swaps

*for myself, not 100% done yet, I am debating if I want to put rings to hold it in place like this and then add a clasp at the back, but I dunno*
It's suppose to be vampire fangs and a clock.. in case you can't make it out.

Devil horns.... jewelry? Hmm, depends on the wearer LOL

Ear rings, there is a matching one, I promise! LOL

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