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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / I need suggestions! on: September 18, 2010 07:28:26 AM
I just ordered a dress on etsy (yay!) because they didn't carry it in my size at the retailer, and its a halter, and I am having it made with straps instead.

I need suggestions for a necklace (and possibly a bracelet) to go with it.

I want to make it myself, but I dont know what to wear! I could make just a simple strand of pearls, but that seems boring! I need suggestions! I am wearing the dress to my bridal shower, and then to a party after our wedding reception with our friends.

Other accessories: pillbox hat and (ineed a vote on) pumps or espadrilles
Any input is welcome!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Monogram Help on: May 22, 2010 08:00:27 AM
Hey guys! I hope this helps someone! I am making my own aisle runner monogram, and monogramming the tablecloth for my cake table. I made my monogram in paint, and then I used http://www.blockposter.com to blow it up. I had to trace it and color it in, but the stencil came out pretty great. Pics to follow. For now, here is the monogram I designed!

It will be painted in the colors you see here, but I colored it with black and red so it stands out a little more for tracing. Smiley
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! on: April 10, 2010 02:55:41 PM
Ok, so I have a FEW pictures.
Here is my list again, with edits.
Embroider handkerchief(its complicated lol)
Bouquet ribbon
Guest book
I Spy Cards &Cameras for little kids
Table Numbers
Bridesmaids gifts
Flower girl gifts
ring pillow
Flower girl basket
Memory tree for lost loved ones
aisle runner
guest book
after party invites, and sashes for wedding party
This is my (incomplete?) veil. Its a cathedral length, and at the moment is completely plain. I have not yet decided whether to add any embellishments, though I was considering lace from my grandmothers dress which I have.

And this is a picture of my mock-up guest sign in table. I created the memory tree from two fallen branches outside (thanks unseasonal winds) and a lot of pearl christmas garlands in a beautiful red vase my grandmother happened to have. I am putting lockets with both my and my fiances grandparents wedding photos on the tree as well hung with purple velvet ribbon. It should be tres elegante!
The guest book is a black paged spiral bound scrapbook. I found a beautiful chipboard piece that says wedding memories and superglued it to the front. On the inside, since there are more pages than I have guests, I will add my save the date, invitation, program, and some pictures of my fiance and I. The black pages are great, because I bought metallic gel pens for people to write in it with. It should be spectacular!

This is just some more pictures of the wholesetup. Incidentally, that candlestick is my grandmothers, and is silver and was her mothers and was given to my grandmother as a wedding present. It will be at my wedding, with its other.

We are having an afterparty pub crawl at a bar near the reception, so here is the invite, and the back has a map
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Beautiful Eclaires! on: March 29, 2010 09:51:53 AM
Thanks guys! The recipe is for Eclaires II on allrecipes.com. I didnt use the recipe for the filling, because its cheating, but probably really good too! I used an old family recipe for the filling, which my mother has forbade me from sharing!
5  COOKING / Dessert / Beautiful Eclaires! on: March 28, 2010 09:06:59 PM
I just made almost 2 dozen eclaires from scratch! The best part is, they were REALLY easy! I really thought they were a complicated dessert, but the recipe is quite simple! I will definitely be making these puppies again! Maybe with different flavored fillings!

The finished product, all ready to be devoured! The hardest part was the chocolate sauce I thought, because I didnt want to add too much water and have it be runny, or not put enough and have it be grainy.

My brother posing for a picture to earn an eclaire (one of three he had that night)

my fiance didnt want to put down his controller for his video game, so he ate it no-handed
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! on: March 05, 2010 04:08:20 PM
After having stalked all 175 pages of other peoples posts, I FINALLY get to start posting my own! Yay!

We are getting married November 13th, and I want to do a lot of DIY projects, because its cheap, personal, and it will give me time to spend with my grandmother, and my MOH (who is quite possibly the worlds greatest crafter).

Here are the planned projects so far:
Embroider handkerchief
Bouquet ribbon
Guest book
Cootie Catcher or CD Favors
I Spy Cards &Cameras for little kids
Cake Topper
Table Numbers
Bridesmaids gifts
Flower girl gifts
Shoe Decorations
ring pillow
Flower girl basket
Memory tree for lost loved ones
aisle runner

I bought my dress, and my invites are a set from Michaels. My Save The Dates are from vistaprint.com, and I paid 6.95 for 100 because I did postcards, and you get 100 free, and then all i had to pay was shipping! That definitely saved some room in the budget!

More to come SOON!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / I need help wth attaching lace to my veil :-/ on: September 13, 2009 11:19:27 AM
Maybe someone can help me.

I want to make my own wedding veil, which will be a mantilla with a lace edge.

Here's the problem; I want to place the veil so that the front goes over my face, and ends down at my bust line or so. But when I pull it back, wont the lace be upside down?Isnt that going to look a little silly? Or am I missing something? In my head I see it like basically turning the veil inside out, so that on my back, the lace will be seam side out...

Is there a fix, or am i doing it wrong or is it not really that big of a deal?

Also..one of my bridesmaids is a big girl. She wears like a size 26. Does anyone know where I can find a dress pattern for her?  Huh Huh Huh Huh
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Mosaic Bead Endtable (First Post!!) on: June 25, 2009 02:50:12 AM
this is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay gorgeous! I cant wait to make my own! is mosaic resin different from the resin people use to make jewelry? is it harder to work with or easier?
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / I could really use some help... on: June 24, 2009 03:47:56 PM
I have decided to do as much of my wedding myself as possible! I am having a really hard time finding some of the things i need for prices that arent mildly insane. Any suggestions you folks have are GREATLY appreciated

I Need:
Russian or French Netting
small rhinestones
seeded paper (you can print on it, and then plant it and it grows flowers)
2 Large pieces of plain chipboard
tiny terra cotta pots

There are two craft stores in my town. Joanns, and Michaels. Neither of them had any of these things. Ridiculous!

Here is a list of the things I plan on making myself;
Save the dates, Invitations and thank you's
seat assignment cards/favors (little seed paper flowers in pots w/ their name)
Aisle runner
birdcage veil
bridesmaid gifts
bouquets/ floral arrangements
Other miscellaneous reception decor

I could REALLY use help finding the stuff i need, and any suggestions anyone has
updates to follow
10  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / First timer needs help with transfer! on: February 06, 2009 08:24:35 AM
I have read a bajillion posts about transferring images onto polmer, and I want to try it really bad, but im sort of scared!
Do you have to use TLS?
Does it go on top of or underneath the image?
Do I need special paper to do it with my inkjet printer?

Can anyone give me a super easy tutorial?

I checked out glassattic and I think i am more confused now than i was before.

I love the look, but i dont have a clue where to begin!
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