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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing with jersey knit fabric on: August 23, 2019 10:55:22 AM
so...how bad is it?

years ago I purchased a jersey knit sheet set and I loved it SO much because the material is so cozy and soft.  however, it's hot as #%&@ to sleep on (for me anyway.  I've heard people say it's cool).  I continued to use the pillow case (twin sets only come with one) for the extra pillow I sleep with, but it now has three holes in it.  I've been looking to replace it, but I can't touch things online, and so many of them are SO expensive for just two standard pillow cases!!!  for some reason I kept the sheets (my name is KK and I am a hoarder).  so I was thinking of maybe trying to sew a new pillow case.  I do know stretchy fabrics can be a pain to work with, but is it really that bad with jersey knit?  I know how to use my sewing machine and all, but I'm still pretty much a novice.  and I don't have a serger, so I don't know how well this would turn out.

any tips or tricks you guys can give me?
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Book Binding craftalong on: March 26, 2019 04:59:43 PM
I don't understand any of the directions I've read on putting fabric on a book cover.  I just tried, and it was a wreck.  I had to rip off everything I had done, kind of "tearing up" the covers in the process.  Angry
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decoden letter block! on: March 18, 2019 01:35:47 PM
HA!  you're right!!!  I see the N64 logo!  now I want to make one.  lol

and thanks!  yeah, it seems like decoden typically uses faux whipped cream, so I can see "pimped/blinged out" being used to describe items that have been encrusted with rhinestones and other shinies.  but I've seen those referred to as decoden too.  ok, to clear it up, from a website that sells decoden supplies, offers tutorials, etc., "The first series of decoden are generally decoration with crystals & rhinestones and they call it 'bling bling case'. Today, decoden has evolved to include different types of design/styles and materials!"  so I guess it's both styles.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: One Little Bite Diamond Painting on: March 16, 2019 11:13:09 AM
this is gorgeous!  and it seems like they have a better selection than what you find at Michaels and such, which is really nice.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Re: Decoden letter block! on: March 16, 2019 11:11:10 AM
Interesting, I'd never heard of that.
Why the letter N?
Did you make the mermaid and other decorations?  If so, what are they made of?

my name starts with an "n".  I probably should have mentioned that.  lol

I wish I had made them, but sadly no, I didn't.  I bought them online.  the pieces like the mermaid, star, etc. are resin and the green and brown "mint chip" pieces are polymer clay.

Awesome! I've seen this style of phone case decoration, but I couldn't handle it on a functional level. I really like it as a decorative piece!

thanks!  yeah, it makes me nervous to think about using a phone case or even a handheld video game case (like the Nintendo DS/3DS/2DS or Sony PSP/Vita) decorated like this.  I'd be so afraid of everything popping off.  but for something like this, oh my YES!  I want to decoden EVERYTHING!!!  lol.  deco a new Kleenex cover (I think it would get too heavy to look good on a plastic canvas base), deco some jars, deco my shelves...
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Decoden letter block! on: March 15, 2019 05:07:12 PM
I have been decorating N letter blocks here and there.  this will be my sixth and most decorated block.  I love decoden (a Japanese trend short for "Decoration Denwa" - "Denwa" meaning "Phone", but people use this decoration method on a plethora of items like picture frames, jewelry boxes, handheld video game cases, etc.), and I've been wanting to do it for years.  I finally got the courage to do it a few months ago, but didn't really make anything until now (the "frosting" part made me nervous.  you use a product like whipple cream, silicone, or clay to decorate the item like you would a cake with icing tips.  and that's the part that made me nervous).

it includes some of my favorite things.  the bowl has a dollop of deco cream in it with mint and "chocolate" sprinkles and a spoon.  it's supposed to be like mint chocolate chip ice cream.  I am very happy with how it turned out, however, I'm not happy with the deco cream.  as it dries, it appears to melt.  so from now on, I'll be using 100% silicone to make my own deco cream.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Re: Book Binding craftalong on: March 14, 2019 05:49:48 PM
Krafty_Karasu I went back a page and saw your book, it looks terrific! Nice and hefty, that is just great.

thank you so much!  the first one was just a test to see if I could do it.  feeling confident that I could, I decided to go for a bigger book.  lol.  I don't think I'll stitch them together, though.  I'm just going to have a thinner book and a thicker book.  I just need the materials to finish them.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Book Binding craftalong on: March 14, 2019 02:38:30 PM
I don't think I was awake enough to appreciate the tool.  I just reread the description and it made SO much more sense to me this time.  Cheesy  that is brilliant!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Book Binding craftalong on: March 14, 2019 11:03:53 AM
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that is so cool, Mun!  I love absolutely everything about it!!!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Book Binding craftalong on: March 13, 2019 04:17:55 PM
I was actually trying to go vertical with it.  but thanks.  and yes!  it is Game Informer!  Cheesy
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