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11  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Baby shoes on: May 18, 2007 09:04:55 AM
omg they are sooo cute  Shocked
12  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / i made these...ballet flats... UPDATES on: May 12, 2007 05:22:57 AM
ive been meaning to make ballet flats for aaages
i studied footwear design last year and as i am poor and not able to afford all the bits and bobs ( a singer shoemaking machine oh how i luv thee!) to make my own shoes i wanted to give flats/slippers a try.
and after seeing iheartthomys tutorial ages ago i decided id finally get round to it...instead of just daydreaming about it
so this week i finally finished my mock ups/pattern that worked...took 3 attempts!
and made these --->  Wink

please excuse my spazzy feet.

im gonna make more now -its actually easy peasy once u get a pattern that works
theyre quite similar to the tutorial on here apart from i used a lining too, and elasticated the counter back piece.
oh and i put extra support inside by gluing some thick pleather and felt covered foam (insole) inside.
I'm making a spotty pair now, will post when finished.
i love shoes.

i changed these slightly to add some pizzazz (cool word) and made a new pair (the spots)
onto my third now which are red, white and spotty,
i will try to get a tut up for the pattern asap, ill take pix while im making my third ones!
thanks for all ur lovely comments! x

13  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: >>I Made Ballet Flats<< now with tutorial >>UPDATES<< on: May 08, 2007 02:23:51 AM
ive been meaning to do this for aaages and finally have
the only problem is...
i made a mock up but i closed the back seam first (as they do in shoemaking)
how exactly did u do yours without closing the backseam first
i cant think how youve done it to make it neat?
ah im gonna go and have to make a mock up now lol
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: favorite historical period swap! on: May 04, 2007 06:45:59 AM
did you make that shoe or is it covered? Grin
15  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: skull print fabric...? on: April 26, 2007 10:49:51 AM
ive been on ebay-its too expensive for me atm
thanks tho
i guess ill keep looking
anyone know any cool websites to buy from in the uk
i found loadsa cool stuff on a site but they wont let me buy half metres even tho i wanted about 20-25 diff half metre prints
16  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / skull print fabric...? on: April 22, 2007 04:29:16 AM
anyone have any idea where i could get skull print cotton fabric???
17  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Re: Microscope slide pendants/necklaces - supplies in the UK??? on: January 07, 2007 11:52:05 AM
weve had a go at this
for the copper tape we use slug repellent copper tape from b&q or homebase-somewhere like that! its super cheap.
we got our glass slides from ebay big box from china or something
and we got the solder from maplin
hope that helps
18  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: London college of fashion.. anybody been or going? on: January 07, 2007 11:49:28 AM
been but dunno bout points...
surely the prospectus or the website will tell u
or ring...
19  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: "_____ in a box" gift ideas. on: December 24, 2006 06:27:40 AM
merry christmas!
just thought id pop our xmas prezzie to my nan & grandad on here.
theyre going to oz in january to visit my aunt who emigrated there last year...so its kinda like "Oz in a basket" lol

flight socks x2 pairs
guide to melbourne book
australian phrase book (best bit!)
bill bryson book-down under
sun lotion high factor!
high factor sun stick
after sun lotion
coolit spray
50 oz dollar bill

we think its very cool! x
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: "_____ in a box" gift ideas. on: November 22, 2006 11:17:57 AM
ive just finished my friends birthday gift
ive done "girly night in - in a box"
its supposed to be like a pamper yourself evening type thing lol

included is-

big bar chocolate
sachets of hot chocolate and bag of mini marshmallows
'lush' bath bomb
'lush' bath bubble bar (bubbles up)
2 bottles of mini wine-rose and white
3 mini scented candles
2 face packs

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