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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Computer Keyboards on: September 02, 2007 06:26:17 PM
There's a store near me that's giving away a box of computer keyboards. Like the boards says, what the heck can I do with this?

I thought about spraypainting metallic black and maybe making simplistic pixelated images on them or writing phrases on the keys. My following thought was "and then what can I do with them?". Wall Art? I live in a student rental house so I can't do anything too structural e.g. convert them into shelves.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Converting top/down roman blinds to bottom/up? on: September 01, 2007 01:16:02 PM
It is possible to convert top/down roman blinds to bottom/up? i.e they rise up from the sill.

I bought to some cheap regular roman blinds from Ikea but I have sash windows and my room is somewhat overlooked from the houses opposite so I think having upside down blinds may be better -I wouldn't have to pull the blinds down completely to walk around half dressed in the morning  Wink

^^these are the ones I bought
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / **mixtape madness -the next generation** on: July 04, 2007 05:55:54 PM

Hallo craftsters,

Here's a fellow I made last year as part of my attempts to revive the lost art of mixtaping (yes, I know it's technically a "mix-cd"). You can see my first mixtape offspring here ---->https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=33069.0.

These ones were packaged in sleeve! A velvet jacket sleeve to be exact!

They went down very well with the select member of friends who received them (with the packaging that is, the j-pop and electro remixes contained within turned out to an acquired taste Cheesy).
4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / I made a zine! on: March 20, 2007 05:52:41 PM
A craft zine to be exact.

It's called "Giggles and Shits"... BE WARNED: it has some ADULT projects

It's full of typos. Oops. Embarrassed

You can look at the pages here http://www.wearegigglesandshits.blogspot.com

We've I've got a myspace page with a remix by yours truly too here http://www.myspace.com/wearegigglesandshits  -Friends requests always approved *hint hint* Smiley

I'd love some opinions, good or bad.

If you like a free copy (which come with a rockabilly tatt, then let me know). Hopefully I'll be able to leave my spare copies in Tatty Devine in the next few weeks.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / vinyl + electrical tape = deluded? on: December 27, 2006 09:28:21 PM
Well, I like dressing up. Thus, I thought I'd celebrate a New Year's Eve as Halloween Parte Deux and have set my heart upon making a dress out of multicoloured vinyl. Now here's the problem...

1)I've never made a "proper" dress before.

2)Never worked from a pattern - just kinda tweaked and tweaked until whatever it was turned out okay.

3)My sewing machine is broken.


I also have an eyelet gun lurking around somewhere but don't know how to use it.

I'm a curvy gal i.e. "more to love" (us size 10) and was thinking of an 80s fitted strapless above-the-knee length cocktail dress affair (long description, I know), which I thought would be conducive to shape-throwing on the dancefloor, and yet be so tacky that it would impress London fashion snobs.

Optimistically thinking, I was just gonna cut the fabric into a suitable shape and then tape up where the seams should be, and somehow tape myself into it. However, I then stumbled upon another problem..

4) Going to the loo!

Once taped in, I wouldn't be able to hitch up the skirt high enough to well, you know.

Here some of the styles that I was considering...

(yup, I know this is fetish wear. Ignore the lacing and erm... the whip)

(ignore the shirt and tie bit)

Am I deluding myself? I don't wanna hack up the vinyl just to make a mess.

How about the tape idea? I thought adhesive would be too fiddly and sewing is out of the question.

I suppose the toilet problem could be solved by having an opening (like in pic 3) or a split along the front or back. Any advice on this one?

What about the dress shape? I was just gonna have 4 panals as in pic 2 or I was gonna make a 50s dress bodice and a pencil skirt. Yay or nay?

NB: despite the pics, I don't actually want as fetish wear.

All comments will be much appreciated.

Woe is me.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I've got spots! on: September 09, 2006 08:29:34 AM
I've got spots! leopard spots that is  Roll Eyes

I bought this remnant in a fabric shop today for less than 2 quid. Can you say "bargain"?

With a little stitching I made this prime example of London indie chic in 5 mins...

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Wah! It sucks to be poor! on: May 03, 2006 05:00:26 PM
I'm moving out of my lovingly decorated room this weekend to a not so glamourous basement room. It's small dark, not much wall space, no windows that open and a view of a wall. Yup it a bit of a dump. I'm skint (too much travelling last year) and can't afford anywhere nicer.Cry

I'm stumped. I was thinking about painting the biggest wall which is above the double bed. As I said before, I'm skint which means I can't afford new paint but I do have half a tin of Dulux's Sexy Pink (what a silly name) and some black gloss.

I was thinking about rehashing/swiping ShowMeHelen's nifty ideahttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87155.0 or doing a graffiti stencil.

Do any of my fellow crafters have any ideas? I want something retro/cool and relatively easy to do.
8  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Online craft store beginning with "A"? on: April 14, 2006 06:12:01 PM

Hello my fellow UK craftsters,

aeons ago I encountered a link to a great online craft supply store. All I can remember is that it was named after someone whose name began with "A"... erm possibly Alfred/Arthur/Albert...

The name has completely escaped my mind. I've spent the last 45mins googling it but came up with nothing.

Does the site sound familiar to anyone? It had an awesome bulk lot section.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bakerboy Hat pattern? on: September 10, 2005 12:06:53 PM
hello chaps.

My finances are in a terrible state of late so I've resorted to making birthday presents for people.

My friend tried on this hat in Accessorize and loved it...

It's a modified newsboy cap with a swirl knit.

Does anyone know where I could find a similar pattern for free?

I've never attempted a hat before, do you think that might be too much work for a novice?

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / **disco queen of hearts** on: May 17, 2005 06:40:16 AM

So I had this top....

I'd always liked the pattern but it just wasn't too wearable. And I came up with the idea to turn it into a cardigan (not just for grannies, eh?)...

I used heart shaped buttons to add some detail to the neck and sleeves...

It's a really easy and nifty-looking recon. Hope you guys like it!

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