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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to alter skirt I made that's too big now? on: May 12, 2012 09:14:58 AM
I made a pencil skirt a long time ago, and have since lost weight. I'd still like to wear this skirt, but I don't know how to alter it to make it fit better.

This is how it currently fits:

It's too big around the waist, and it's not form fitting at all anywhere.

This is how I'd like it to fit:

Form-fitting, especially around the bum area - though I'd still like to walk in it, haha...

Thank you for any help! (I've searched this question but couldn't quite grasp what to do still. I'm a novice seamstress!)
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Crafty Ideas & Opinions Needed Please :) Xmas Gift For BF/Best Friend on: November 11, 2011 06:39:36 PM
I want to make my best friend/boyfriend a big surprise for Christmas - I plan to get a big box and put lots of fun little gifts inside. I'm already going to buy some for him, but I want to MAKE some too, because I'm artistic and want to give him something that means more than "I spent 30$ on an iphone case for you."

So. I'm thinking I want to make a blanket. But I don't want it to be ugly or crafty looking. What do you think is the best way to do this? I know how to crochet, knit, sew, and more, so anything like that would be good.

Here are some things about him:
-He's British
-He likes Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter the most..... X-men & Captain America aren't his top favorites but he likes them too.
-He loves video games, especially first person shooters like COD and Battlefield, & FIFA
-He likes good food
-He likes movies
-He likes iPhones & cases for them
(edited to add some more)
-Favorite colors are orange & purple
-Listens to dubstep, but generally has a wide range of likes
-He's 17
-Watches soccer ("football" to him haha) and played rugby in middle school
-Likes "clean" looking things. Probably a modern kinda guy. Doesn't like anything too girly or whatever or too complicated and complex. Simple designs are good.
-Likes british red squirrels & snow leapards
-Likes the  Union Jack
-Likes mint oreos

So far I think I want to buy him a couple of cases, his favorite candies from the UK and USA, make him a sandwich, buy him a t-shirt he wants, write a book filled with things I love about him (I'm halfway done @ #534 right now), and possibly make him a blanket.

MY QUESTIONS TO YOU: Does this sound good to you? What are other things I could add? What design should I make on the blanket and how can I make it so it doesn't look too crafty and girly?

Thank you so much! I look forward to your suggestions! This could be the last christmas we have together (he's  moving back to the UK) so I want to make it a good one.
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Psychedelic Passion on: March 11, 2011 07:54:00 PM

Just a painting ♥ Wanted to play with tye dye colors & the word "passion."
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Hooded/Cowl-Neck Dress on: October 24, 2010 07:20:08 PM
So... I made this using sweet fancy moses' awesome tutorial. Smiley And it ended up being my first wearable item! I'm so proud even though there are lots of little mistakes.

(By the way, sorry for the phone-in-mirror pics. I took them in the bathroom because so did sweet fancy moses and thought it'd be nice for some reason, but didn't want to take my real camera into the wet shower so... it didn't really turn out. Oh, well...)

The fabric is just a two-way stretch jersey. I loved the teal color and knew I had to use it. The dress is really nothing too special -- I'm just glad I got the sleeves the same length and don't have holes in my underarms and whatnot Smiley

Thanks for looking!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What to do with loose ends? on: October 09, 2010 07:50:14 PM
I've never formally learned how to sew, and it shows. My tailoring is quite awful, and one of the biggest problems I have is what to do with all of the loose threads. For example, if you sew something or whatever and then snip off the thread at the end, you're left with a few inches of string and if you cut it on both sides it will just slip off or something. It's probably a stupid question, but it'll help me tremendously.

Thanks in advance for any help!
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Harley Quinn Comic Shoes! on: May 12, 2010 05:39:45 PM
Done with my Harley Quinn shoes! <333 Harley is a comic book character from the Batman Universe, and while I could go on and on about her for days, for my purposes here she can be simply described as "The Joker's Girlfriend". Smiley

Action shot! (It's really difficult to take pictures of your own feet without looking huge...)

Both shoes together:

Left shoe (I love how it says "Harley"):

Right shoe (I really liked the HAHA's behind her on the toe!):

Inner parts of the outer shoe:

So, that's it! Comments/Crit are loved!
7  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Mod Podge...? on: May 08, 2010 10:25:02 AM
So, I want to mod podge on some comics onto a pair of shoes, much like THIS, only I want to use ballet flats.

At my local department store they have white ballet flats that are made of a almost vinyl-like, man-made material.

I want to use fabric mod podge, too, so it'll be waterproof. (Or should I use "Outdoor"?)

Will this work? I've only seen comics mod podged onto canvas type shoes. thank you for any help!
8  COOKING / Dessert / 33 Differently Decorated Gingerbreads!- Includes Joker, Jack Skellington + more! on: December 16, 2009 05:26:29 PM
AKA, if I see another cookie I'm gonna scream.

Hahaha, sooo... these were a lot of fun. (And they're vegan, too!)

I made them to bring to class for a project on the Christmas holiday. But me being my silly self, I just had to bring in food, too - and make each cookie as unique as people are!

Some of them are pretty sloppy because my hands hurt so much, and after hours of cutting the sticky dough and baking and throwing out a batch because they burned.... I was pretty tired.

Hehe, which one's your favorite?  Grin
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / BATMOLE! :D on: November 08, 2009 07:50:26 PM

So my teacher gave us a mole pattern, and said we could make one (decorating it however we like) for extra credit.

Anyone knowing me knows I would make mine Batman related Cheesy

And thus, Batmole was born! (Hastily hand-sewn the class before he was due - Talk about last minute!)

Hope you like 'im as much as I do Smiley
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Peace, Love, Bracelets. on: October 04, 2009 12:18:06 PM

I love rainbows, bracelets and Mother Earth. So, I made a few pieces of jewelry over the past few days to keep my mind off of things and this was the result. They're all made of either glass or natural materials. The ring is just a little too big for my fingers, though, but other than that I'm really pleased!

Blue Daisy Chain

Three Strand Rainbows


Hemp Shell

Regular Hemp

Sea Ring
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