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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: My very first clothing project. 90's prom fabulousness on: June 26, 2008 05:42:03 PM
it took me almost a month of screaming at my machine and my cast. My husband was certain I was losing my mind. I don't have a picture of the back but there is a HUGE bow. LOL It was fun.
12  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / My very first clothing project. 90's prom fabulousness on: June 26, 2008 01:32:14 PM
So four of my close girlfriends and I decided we wanted to throw a party and give it a theme. We were brainstorming on names and themes and decided we wanted a prom. Everyone is over the age of 25 and decided it wasn't too late to make new memories of prom for those who had an awful time the 1st time around.

So we bumped heads on the type of prom and the name. We each decided that the name was going to be "Golden Showers" after a night of drinking and conversation about R. Kelly. Now I knowwww it sounds gross but we did a spin on it and explained it like "gold is raining from the sky" *dramatic hand gestures ensue*

We seriously took lots of time and effort decorating and setting things up. We had a total blast. Gold lights everywhere. A friend of ours is a DJ and he provided the music and a photographer friend of ours as well showed up with all his gear and provided the pictures.

We each had a theme to our dresses. I did late 80's/early 90's with the big hair and big dress. Being gloriously chunky and all I had to make my own dress. Quite the task for a total novice.

Without further adieu

I had a broken wrist and had NEVER done anything like this before. I just barely understand the construction of zippered pouches.

It looks a little crooked because of the way I was leaning but it was perfect. I could have taken some time to press it so you don't see the crease, but I was a total procrastinator and pieced everything together hours before the party started.
(just in case you missed it, I am the fabulous chunky gal with the big hair)
Comments and criticism welcome!

13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Gumball machine candy dishes - Easy gift idea on: May 13, 2008 03:06:51 AM
Neat! My bestfriends mom made one for me in purple back when I was in high school. These totally take me back!
14  Texas / Texas: Central / Re: Austin - Where to Stay, Where to Look and Maybe Even Where to Buy! on: May 06, 2008 04:21:41 PM
Ah.. Born and raised in austin here! Wonderful city and even better during the music festivals. I would stay clear of Guerros. Eeek. Food poisoning twice there. My cousin is a health inspector and told me to stay away from there after he found that I had gotten sick.
La Ferria off Lamar and Kirby Lane off Lamar are both good places.
There is a place called Habana, its off S. Congress and its Caribbean food. Really good food and really good portions.
6th street is a must on weekends too. Great music and makes for great people watching.
Ruta Maya off congress too is a great coffee shop that has awesome bands and various performers.
Zilker Park occasionally has events and other things and is great if you want to just hang out and walk.
(x-mas time @ zilker is also fun)
If you get to know DT austin close to the campus hit up "the drag". Its a strip of road with tons of places to shop, eat,  play arcade games and a series of other things.

If you are looking to buy and have $$$ to spend on a home stay downtown. The average 900 sqf house will run you over $200,000.
Far north austin has fun things and tends to be cheaper than anywhere else I have looked. Rent wise at least.
I stay southwest and its pricey come this direction too.
Even if you live in the "burbs" you are usually in walking distance to cafes and other food establishments.

Good luck and have fun!

15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vinyl wallet and matching keychain on: May 04, 2008 09:46:37 PM
Super cute! Love the colors
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My new love.... making coin purses! on: April 30, 2008 10:24:25 AM
thanks! I used basic acrylic paint but i gave the buttons a coat of modgepodge first, then paint, then modgepodge again. i have picked at them yet.. I hope it doesnt fall off! I made this as a gift to my mom for mothers day. I am going to slip a gift card in there or something.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My new love.... making coin purses! on: April 29, 2008 02:16:22 PM
So I am a total noob in so many aspects of crafting. I have never had any real practice with a sewing machine until recently and so far this is the 4th thing I have made! I apparently also have a fetish with painting buttons. I did it again for this one!

There are some kinks I have to work out and I have to get used to stitching zippers on these things. However I am super proud of this!
Comments and suggestions more than welcome! Thanks for looking!!

what I used

Finished product...
the inside...

the outside

the side...
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: The yellowness might eat your children! on: April 23, 2008 09:18:23 AM
I absolutely love yellow. Turning something my grandma would own into something I would like to own is awesome. Good job!
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Market Bags on: April 23, 2008 09:14:49 AM
Love it! the fabric is awesome too. Great color combos.
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Finished project... thanks for the idea and tute tamdoll!! on: April 23, 2008 09:13:21 AM
thanks! I am just going to keep making random things until I get as good as some of you folks. So inspiring.
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