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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Inspired by Tink...confined by lacking fabric on: January 03, 2009 09:52:51 PM
Hey everybody.  It is late, I am tired, but more than anything bummed.

Have you seen TinkerBell movie?

Queen Clarion flies in to Pixie Hollow donning a lovely yellow dress...I want to create/replicate for my teen.  Found a pattern: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5232.htm??tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=1
But I am at a loss when it comes to material.  I was thinking yellow lining and some kind of beaded overlay (you  know so that it glows/shines) but I can't find ANYTHING for the overlay.

When Tink is "born" she is created from a dandelion seed.  Her first dress is a cute little white thing.  I want to create something similar for my 4 year old.  I was thinking a knit tube dress but I don't know how I would re-create the texture.  At first I was thinking long fringe gathered at the waist with a satin ribbon would both give the texture and movement.  But I don't know if I could get it and I don't know how practical it is with a 4 yr old.

I may sound crazy but the movies artwork is unbelieveable.  I have never been inspired by a cartoon.  Some of the other outfits are (the other seasons outfits) are equally beautiful but well beyond my limited abilities.  I think that I could be successful with these two projects if I could only figure out the fabrics.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Screened in back deck on: May 09, 2008 12:25:56 PM
This may not be the right type of question for this forum but I thought I would give it a try.  We are doing all kinds of outdoor projects starting in about a month.  New windows, new siding, flagstone paths and patios.  Everything is planned out except the new back deck. 

I want to have a screened in back deck but I just can't find anything.  I wasn't thinking I wanted to have a roof and all of that structure but I can't think of anyway around it.  Anyone seen anything or have any ideas?Huh?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old pillowcase = new apron! on: May 04, 2008 05:15:10 AM
I have this old king size sheet set that's a red paisley.  I decided I would see how many things I could make out of it.  So far I have an apron and a dress for one of my girls...and a LOT of leftover fabric.

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knit Wrap Dress for Baby on: May 04, 2008 05:10:15 AM
I am VERY prego (due Tuesday), and I just finished my first clothing piece (other than hats and scarfs).  Here it is!  I think that I do make 1 wrong because I ended up with holes...oh well.  Also, it looks like one shoulder is larger than the other but its not.  What do ya think?

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Reusing a pattern on: March 23, 2008 01:07:11 PM
OK, so heres the deal.  I have 2 kids and one coming.  I have a pattern that I think I am going to love love love.  I should mention that I haven't sewed a complete pattern in AGES...and only then I completed only a couple.

How do I make the pattern without cutting the pattern so that I will still have all the sizes? 

Did that make sense?  I want to be able to make the pattern for my 3 year old now and in the future and for the new baby also.  Am I supposed to trace the pattern on different paper then cut it out?  What kind of paper would I use and where would I get it?  OR is there some other way?

Thanks for the help!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / First painted anything...kids shirt on: March 17, 2008 11:08:44 AM
I don't know if this is exactly where this post goes but here's what I did...

I was inspired by stenciling (although no stencils were really used in this application) and when playing with my 3 yr old I drew and watercolored this:

Then I copied the picture to an old stained play shirt with a sharpie

and painted.  There was some bleeding because I added water to try and make it look like watercolors but I don't care it was a fun first attempt!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Apple Pie Pancakes on: March 06, 2008 04:39:05 PM
So this past weekend we had our monthly breakfast with the in laws.  I ran across a recipe for Apple pie pancakes in "Midwest Living" magazine so I thought I would give it a try with some modifications of course....(I can't leave anything alone)

Apple Pie Pancakes
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 c apple cider
2 c Bisquick
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8ish tsp nutmeg
1 c peeled, diced apple

No picts...it looks like a pancake.  But the taste was OUTSTANDING!  I ended up eating 5 pancakes!!!!  (I use the excuse that I am 7 months prego but really it was too much...I couldn't eat for the rest of the day). 

My first food post...
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Moving on from Hats and Scarfs on: March 03, 2008 12:15:29 PM
Well, I am to the point that I need to move on from hats and scarfs.  But I am scared.Cry   I like working in the round and quick projects, I want to try Knitty's Tempting but I don't know if that would be a good starter pattern.  It calls for doing things that I haven't done before (placing stitches on waste yarn). 

So I am looking for a quick, easy pattern that ISN'T a scarf or hat.  Maybe a sweater or a top.  Any suggestions?  I have kids and one on the way so I am open for really any type of pattern.

Thanks for any suggestions!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Robins Egg Blue Hat on: February 24, 2008 06:23:04 AM
I saw this pattern and loved it!  http://racheliufer.blogspot.com/2007/10/robins-egg-blue-hat.html So I made myself one.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lace Beanie and Mock Scarf/Neck Warmer on: February 24, 2008 06:20:28 AM
I made this lace beanie from a Lion Brand pattern using there new Vanna's Choice yarn.  I saw a couple of these neck warmers around craftster so I decided to whip one up!  Both hat and neck warmer took one skein.  Tell me what you think...the color didn't come out very well, its actually a dusty rose.

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