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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / need help with a pattern Salamander? on: July 25, 2010 01:21:17 PM
I am need of a salamander pattern, but try as I might I cannot find one.  Any suggestions?

2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Moulin Rouge Can Can costume/alice themed on: July 17, 2010 07:53:26 AM
I am wanting to make an Alice in wonderland themed can can costume.  My boyfriend and I are planning a "Musicals" themed halloween party.  I have quite a few pictures of ideas for the Alice side of the costume, however, I want to make it into a can can outfit alla Moulin Rouge.  I know to do a double circle skirt, however, I am needing help figuring out the way to do the underskirt ruffles.  My question is this, do I do the over skirt and an underskirt with ruffles separately, or do I attach said ruffles to the underside of the over skirt?  I am thinking a double layer with the ruffles on the underside of the underskirt.

Any help would be appreciated.

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Loaded charm bracelet charms on: April 01, 2010 08:23:06 AM
I was wondering where to find the charms for making loaded charm bracelets...I have a fire mountain gems catalog on order, but would like some suggestions for other places to check out for the supplies to make these beautiful bracelets.

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / PhotoProp Swap on: September 16, 2009 05:28:14 AM
I know there are many photographers on here...so this may be a good swap.

A photo prop swap.  Creative things to be used in portraits (example...fake apples, acrylic ice...etc).  These would be things you could either make, de-stash, and purchase, and would be seasonal themed.  This could also include instructions on how to make larger props i.e. walls, faux water, mushrooms, rocks, etc.

If interested, please post and I will organize the swap. 

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Needle sculpting dolls feet on: August 11, 2009 10:25:22 AM
I have looked everwhere for tips/tricks to needle sculpting realistic looking dolls feet...with toes, ankles, etc. 

Does anyone have any tips/hints, or tutorials on doing this (mainly separated toes/big toe, toenails, etc)?

I would appreciate any advice that I could get.

Thank you
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first Poppet!!! on: August 08, 2009 05:54:06 PM
YAY!!!! My first poppet is done.  I started on her this morning and worked on her on and off throughout the day....!

Her name is Lilly and she is done in flannel, and her legs are kinda wonky...but it gives her personality.  I have microsuede to try with my next one...hopefully it will sew up nicer.  Learned lots of don't and do's while making Lilly.  The my daughters really like her...and I am going to make them some for Christmas.

Well, without further ado....here is Lilly...

Comments Appreciated.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re-sizing patterns for us - Plus Size Beauties by Barbara Deckertt - Book Review on: March 03, 2009 03:38:29 AM
I haven't had the chance lately to post much on here, put I have been lurking.  I have noticed many, many of you lovely men and women have asked about resizing a pattern that's to small for you, to fit you.  I have the ultimate answer, a book.  It's called Sewing for Plus Sizes author is Barbara Deckertt.  I have put a link to Google Books for you to review it


I have a copy of it and have found it extremely helpful.  I can now take any size adult pattern and make it fit me.  I am a size 22/24 with one size in front and one size in the back Shocked  I am currently working on a dress that only went up to a size 20.  Yes, I know that it is not a big jump, however, I am confident enough now to just look at the lines of the dress and tell if it would look good on me or not, no matter the size of the pattern.

I encourage all of you to check it out.

Nixie Grin
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Plus size Rockabilly and vintage on: February 24, 2009 09:54:58 AM
Hello ladies (and gents),

I have surfed the internet and looke dfar and wide for information/tutorials on various Rockabilly and Vintage things (clothing, accessories, etc) and have found very little for plus size ladies.  Seeing that, I am turning to the best people I can ask...the awsome people here on craftster.

So, here is your opportunity....do you have a vintage and/or rockabilly and/or pin-up style pattern suggestion, accesorie tutorial, sewing tutorial, or the like?  If so, I am a sponge that needs watered.  Post it on this thread...ya never know who else may be looking for one as well.

I have a couple of patterns that will fit in this catagory that I will try to get posted very soon.

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Huge Foam Flowers on: November 21, 2008 06:11:14 AM
I don't know if any of you all have seen the HUGE foam flowers that they have at the Disney Store (Tinkerbell flowers), but I think those things are wonderful.  I am wondering if anyone here knows of a tutorial on how to make those,however.  They looked uber easy to make, but I didn't have my camera to take a picture of them, and couldn't afford to spend the $60.00US on the package.

Any help that you all can offer would be greatly appreciated.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / GIANT CHESS PIECE HELP NEEDED!!!! on: August 11, 2008 10:28:38 AM
I am wanting to craft a giant chess set out of things that I can get from our local Lowes/Home Depot, but don't know where to start.  Has anyone made these, or does anyone know of a good tutorial for them?  IF not, I will do a tutoiral as I am making mine. 

I have been inspired to redecorate my dining room in an ALice in Wonderland theme (but more Grown-up than childish).  I am wanting to make a Large Chess King or Queen for the corner w/pegs for hats/coats.

Any help in decorating a Dining room and a sewing room (3' w x 6' long sewing room) in the Alice and Wonderland style will be greatly appreciated.  I HAVE gotten some great ideas from here already, but would like more. 

Also would like help figuring out a checkerboard/chessboard rug for the middle of the room that is wonky.  I am thinking a canvas drop cloth cut wonky, bound on the edges, and then painted wonky with permanant paint.

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