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1  UNITED STATES / Tennessee / Tennessee? on: September 09, 2008 03:28:43 PM
    I am wanting to take road trip and explore TN (I have never been, I live in FL).  It will be a little bit I want to take a week explore then go to Bonnaroo 2009(thats in June), so I was wondering if anyone can give me some neat places to go both big and mom-and-pop.  I would like to see sites, visit some cool local spots, thrift and craft stores, etc you know roadtrip/vacation stuff.  If y'all could give me some ideas I'd love ya forever Grin. Places that I must go (if it helps) Memphis, Nashville, Bristol, Lafayette and of course Manchester. Any other places would be welcomed though.  Thanks in advance, hope this makes sense.                                                         
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Woo-Hoo!! a new bag for me! on: July 02, 2008 04:48:04 PM
So my friend redid her house recently and when she did she gave me all of her old curtains, one of the sets was a canvasey fabric, I wanted to make it a bag but couldn't decide what type until the other day when I was looking through a magazine.  I saw a bag that I liked the look of except for the fact that it was far too small(I'm like Marry Poppins with my purse), and I'm having a zipper shortage since I haven't been able to get to the thrift store I buy them at($0.25, way better than Wal-Mart), so I took the flower idea and kind of tweeked it to be more me and this is what I got:

And a close up of a flower:

I like my bags to hang low heres kind of an idea of were it hangs:
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Potatoes coming out my ears!! on: June 14, 2008 01:33:40 PM
OK, so last week my dad went to a farmstand on the side of the road and bought stuff in bulk, and when I say bulk I mean it.  He bought a bushel of corn($8.00) Shocked and 50 pounds of potatoes Shocked(his reasoning was it was $8 for a small bag or $15 for a 50 pounder).  I don't want them to sit there and rot because that would be a waste and there is nothing worse than the smell of rotten potatoes, but I can't for the life of me think of a bunch of recipes that are good and use potatoes, I made chips(in the American sense), and scalloped potatoes with ham(we also have masses of lunchmeat if you have any suggestions for that), salt potatoes, and the other obvious ones. So if you could think of any recipes to that effect I'd appreciate it if you could help. Wink

P.S.: I was also thinking maybe some kind of dessert with potatoes and blueberries(maybe some kind of pastry??) but I don't know how I would work that out to be sweet or if that would be just absolutely nasty. Huh
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sailing Aboard the SS Batty Bat on: April 14, 2008 09:59:11 AM
OK so thats probably a stupid title but o well.  here are two skirts I made, the one is a green and blue  striped pencil(ish) skirt that I made from some t shirt fabric I found in a thrift store for like 10 cents; the other is made from some stretchyfull purple fabric with bats on it that I got from Wally World's dollar bin after Halloween.  I call the bat one the Batty Bat because it always makes me want to sing that song from Sesame Street(I sound like a total freak right now but if you know the song then you know what I'm talking about,it's a really fun song Cheesy).  My mom hates them both she says the first is too short and she hates the bat fabric("Its too darkly themed").

Front of stripedy one


The Batty Bat(it folds over because it was originally intended too be a dress but it was too big and fell down like that, I liked the way it looked so I kept it like that.)

And its swooshy too!

(please excuse the bellyage my shirt is a bit too short)
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / help unsmelly my samsonite please! on: April 07, 2008 09:56:22 AM
I bought an old Samsonite silhouette similar to this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300213575368#ebayphotohosting
for $4 at an antique shop and I want to use it (I'm still deciding if I want to paint it or leave it plain), but it smells like that awful smell that I can only describe as old person Embarrassed.  You know that smell that you get when you walk into areally old persons house(If you don't, be glad its quite nasty), well anyway it fills the entire room when I open up the case.  If anyone has any ideas as to how I might get rid of it I would really appreciate the help.
                          Thanks ahead of time  Grin
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / very pink plaid on: March 16, 2008 09:15:59 AM
So I got this fabric from Jo-Anne's for like $1 a yard so I got a yard(I love plaid but don't like pink all that much), I figured it would be good as a dress so I made up a pattern and this is what came out, one of the back ties is about a 1/4 inch higher than the other but noone but me ever seems to notice.


(sorry about the bra straps)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / flowery appleness on: March 03, 2008 11:20:13 AM
So there were a lot of firsts with this project: first time I've actually followed a pattern(JJ from budrastyle.com), first time I did sleeves, and first time I actually used an iron while sewing something.  patterns usually intimidate/confuse me with their taking like 3 pages just to say sew up the side, but this one didn't seem so bad and I thought that it was pretty, it was supposed to have buttons but i figured that it was too many firsts for me in one day, I took off the ruffles and the loopy side things as well.  I made a pin to hold it closed by covering a bottlecap with the fabric and glue-gunning a pin back to it. The fabric has red and bright orange flowers and apples on it.  But anywhoo here it be...


Back(sorry about the weird light)
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / spiderman and dancing frogs! on: February 15, 2008 12:51:34 PM
ok so this is my first post(Woo-Hoo!) so I hope this works right.  Anyway, my friend Becca gives me a ride home from school about twice a week and I wanted to thank her but couldn't figure out how other than money and food, that is until I saw this spiderman fabric in the dollar bin at Wally World(she loves spidey).  I got the bag idea from "Generation T"(an unchristmas present from my best bud) and just decided to make it reversible and not out of a t-shirt.  The other side is of some dancing frog fabric that I've had for a while and not known what to make of it.  Hope ya's like it, sorry to ramble. heres the links to the pics:

The black spidey side

The red spidey side

The froggy side

and finally tied and hanging from a chair:

So I hope that worked... Smiley
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