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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Flustered! on: May 20, 2007 04:55:53 PM
Sorry in advance for my naive-ness. (that is totaly not a word)

anyhow I have a basic speedball silkscreening kit (I am such an amerature) and I have used it once, and my results were lovely. Anyhow, this was about 4 months ago, but I never cleaned the screen of the emulsion when I was done.  Lips sealed

The kit came with 4oz. of diazo photo remover, how the heck do I use this?!?!? I've searched on google, but to no avail did I get answers! I was hoping you screenprinters could help me out. Thanks!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / dkfjlsf on: June 11, 2006 03:22:10 PM
Edit* Already posted, sorry. Shocked
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / $1.00 15 min. skirt on: June 19, 2005 11:22:18 AM
I made some of those flippy-ish shirts with the band at the top. It works best with stretchy-jersey-knit material. I got a yard of black at walmart for a dollar. It takes like 15 minuites, and its really easy. The best part...no precise mesurments needed. Shocked

one dollar, what a bargin. Grin

Put tape around the fabric to form a large circle...just use your judgment. No need to be perfect. Cut it out.

Mine mesured about 35inches across.

The cirlce. Note how its lopsided.

Fold it in half.

Take a big chunk off by cutting around the edge evenly. It should be about 1/2 the original size.

Fold it and cut a little of the center off. Start small, and fit it around your waist, keep cutting till it fits around. Should not be too tight, but it should be loose where you can easilly slide it on and off.

Spread it out.

Only if you cut the hole too big (like i did) just cut it on one size, and seam it up so it fits.

Cut a band about 3 inches wide, and plenty long enough. Sew it to the other part so that when you open it up, the seams are on the inside. So basically, you will be sewing in a circle. Ask me to clear some things up on this step. I didnt do a very good job explaining it.

Finished product. Excuse the tie-dye shirt. And the expression on my face.

Up close.

Another one I made with some terry cloth fabric i got at jo anns. I cut the circle way too small, so the skirt is really short. I decided to put it to work as my bikini coverup.


Mwha, there it is. Ask me to clear some things up, as I mostley used pictures. Soitispossibletosewaskirtin15minuites,andspendonedollar. I thought so. Kiss
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / STAR WARS!!! on: May 23, 2005 11:09:49 AM
Mwhaha. I LOVE star wars. So, me and my friend recently made some T-Shirts. Well, actually, they are YODA t-shirts. The shirts are from target for 8 bucks, and we used June Tailor Iorn on transfers which were 5 bucks for 3 sheets.  Cool Here they are. Enjoy.

^ The front.

^The back. The first picture is episode 2 attack of the clones, and the second one is episode 3 revenge of the sith (which, by the way, was amazing Grin)

^A close up of YODA on the front. Kind of upside down.

STAR WARS!!! *starts singing theme song*
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Interfacing on purse. on: April 18, 2005 01:55:16 PM
  Hello, Im currently using simpllicitys 5151 pattern. Its a purse. On the list of materials, it says this:

Fabrics: 45" wide with or without nap such as : Broacloth, Calico, Chambray, Lightweight Denim, Tiole.

B Bag (the one I am trying to make) : 1 5/8 yd
Interfacing - 1 5/8 yd of 22' to 25' wide medium weight fusable

Alright, I have a few questions.

To make the bag, I bought plenty of two fabrics : A plain, patterned cotton one, and a quilted 2 ply.

What in the world is interfacing? and is the fabric I bought interfacing-able-ish?

And, fusable. Are my fabrics fusable? I mean, can I fuse them by stitching in place a bunch of times?

Im really confused. On my pattern it says cut 4 of fabric, and 2 of interfacing. Which is wich? and will I have a lining? I am planninng on using both fabrics. As the outside fabric, and a lining. Raw, this is too sscary.

Thanks  Kiss Sorry for my confusing-ish state of mind.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Wooden purse handle on: April 16, 2005 11:03:48 AM
Purse patterns.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Asian inspired quilt *NOW FIXED PICTURES* on: April 13, 2005 07:22:17 AM
   Back sometime last year, me and my friend took a mini-quilt lesson on some of our free time.  Anyhow, I sewed up this asian inspired quilt. If anybody wants a tutorial just say the word. Sorry for the pictures, I took them while the quilt was wrinkly from being in my closet.  Roll Eyes The squares are also a little uneven. oops. Wink
^ Front view.

^ Back fabric.

^Front w. back folded over a bit.

^Another random view.

^ Hah, dont ask. I called myself pocohantas during the 4 weeks I was there, and my friend was Amanada the great. We acted up a little bit.  Tongue

        Peacee Kiss

The pictures were down for a while. I accidentaly deleted all of my photobucket, and my craftster pictures were on there. I re-loaded them on.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Funky pillow W. TUTORIAL! on: April 11, 2005 03:27:23 PM
Alright, so my room is very funkaaay, and I needed to get some pillows to go with. What better to do than sew? So I went to walmart and picked up some fabric, and pillow inserts, and lookie what I came up with. Not the best sewing job, but eh, Im not too good with aligning squares. Something musthave gone wrog in my math portion of the brain.

Anyhow, heres the tutorial, enjoy.

Materials :

1/2 yard white fabric (you could use any color you want, its just for the back

1/4 yard each of diffrent color fabrics (I used 4 diff. colors, you can use how many ever you want.

18x18 inch pillow insert

14-18inch zipper (doesnt really matter, anywhere from 14-18 inch will do

White thread

Iorn, Sewing machine, straight pins (the obvious, self explanitory Roll Eyes

Alirighty, moving onto the steps.

1) Figure out how many squares you will need to fit 18 inch pillow. I used 25 squares, but you may use a diff. size pillow, or whatever.

2) Cut all of your fabric into 4x4 inch squares.

3) Lay them out on a flat surface, making sure that you like the pattern they are in.

4) Sew them by rows and colums. Ex.

-sew all red seams first, then connect them by blue, if that makes scence. At the end, all the squares should be one piece.

5) Press ( with iorn XD ) the piece so all the seams lay flat.

6) Cut a piece of backing fabric that is the same dimentions of the squares fabric. (ex, if your squares = 18in, make your backing fabric 18in)

7) Sew the backing fabric to the square piece, on THREE SIDES, IMPORTANT, THE 4TH SIDE IS FOR THE ZIPPER.

now comes the zipper part ,bear with me.

1) Fold both the fabrics over about 1/4 an inch, and pin them. Seperate the zipper, and attatch one side of the zipper so it would look normal. Sew onto both sides and finish of the ends.

^ woah, sorry guys, Im really not good with explaining zippers. Um, try websites for zipper attatchments, if you dont know how. Im not too skilled.

-Now, insert the pillow insert into the pillow that you made.


More pics :
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000242.jpg <-- put against a rotary mat, to show size.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000241.jpg <--- bad picture of the side seams.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000240.jpg<-- Evil zipper Angry
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000243.jpg<-- Just to show how the pillow goes with my sheets/window vallance.

Once again, sorry for the really unclear directions. Ask me, and ill attempt to clear up any uncertainties, which im sure there will be. Peacee Kiss

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Flower-pot pens. W. TUTORIAL! on: April 11, 2005 02:10:28 PM
Hello, This is my first time posting, after many months of lurking around at all these great ideas on the site, so please correct me if I am wrong XD. I recently came upon browsing crafts in diynet.com, and found this darling Idea for flowerpot pens. I tweeked it to my liking, and viola. me and my friend made about 10 of these, hence our craft obsession.

Mmmmkay, so lets move on to the tutorial.

Materials : (pretty much all these materials can be found at your neighborhood Walmart, or craft store)

Ballpoint pen (ones that you can take the ends out)
Green ribbon (ribbon that you use on birthday gifts works best)
Silk flowers (make sure they have those plastic things that hold the flower on the stem)
Mini Terracotta pots
Lace trim (optional)
Hot glue gun
Gravel (youll see what im talking about in the pictures)

okay, onward with the steps.

1) Remove the end from the pen (where the ink cartrage is) Make your life alot easier by buying ones with easily removable end, but if you dont hae any of those, just cut the end off with scisors. *yes, its possible =)*

2) Put a small dab of hot glue on the beginning of the pen, and start wrapping the green ribbon in a spiral motion. Stop when you get to the end you removed (or cut off), and put a small dab of glue to seal.

3) Choose your flower, and put glue on the knobby underside of the flower, and insert into the end of the pen. You might want to hold it there for a few seconds, so it doesnt move out of place.

Finished pen : http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000234.jpg

Okay, now you have the flower done, lets move onto the mini terracotta pot.

Lemme just say that you dont have to add lace trim around the end of the pot, I just did it to jazz it up. But you can just glue whatever trim you wish around it, or leave it plain. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000232.jpg

Add some gravel to the pot. This would be about the size you need, but you can use whatever you want, really. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/roxiobabe711/IM000233.jpg

Now just put the pen in the pot, and enjoy. Makes a cute "garden party" favor, or give em out to your friends. Whatever you prefer =)

More pics

Alirighty, sorry if things werent clear, just ask me and ill be happy to clear it up for you. Peace Kiss
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New at knitting on: October 27, 2004 03:27:04 PM
Hey im new here, and i was just woundering is it possible to make a whole blankey (yes, i said blankie o_O) out of yarn? Lets say, oh a twin bed size? Or would it just take like infinity to compete? Tahnkies much love<3
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