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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Victorian toile print dress!! on: March 26, 2005 09:51:52 AM
Cute westie. 

I love toile.  It's completely random for me to like as it's so country-ish, but still a little part of me gets all happy over it.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Heartbreaker: Now with tutorial! on: March 26, 2005 09:46:13 AM
Oh my goodness? Is your poodle still a puppy or did she just not ever get housebroken??? Mine is still a pup and we're working on the housebreaking. I do hope the end is in sight!

Anyway, if you want to make a shirt for your dog I just edited my post to include a pattern and instructions.

I have a black poodle too.  Her name is Kali.  Anywho, she was housebroken really quickly... so I promise you, there is hope.  We have two other poodles that were housebroken pretty quickly, but they're not as cool cuz they're boys and have lame names.  haha.  Yeah.  I like your shirt you made.  I might make Kali one too.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Crafting with Change on: March 23, 2005 07:36:44 AM
This totally reminded me of this experiment we did in my 8th grade science class.  We turned our pennies into "gold".  I can't remember the whole process, but it was pretty cool.  First the pennies would turn silver (but it rubbed off if you kept them that way) then you held them over a flame and they'd turn gold.  You can only do it with pennies from I think before the 80s... maybe the 70s.  I'll google it and see if I can find the instructions.  That would look pretty cool... a bracelet made from that...  I found it.


Alchemists in the Middle Ages believed they could turn ordinary metals into gold. In this lab, you become a 20th-century alchemist and turn pennies into shiny "silver" and "gold".

Note: We suggest that this lab be performed as a teacher demo or as a supervised chemistry experiment in the lab.


Show students how an alloy is made.

20 mL of 6 M NaOH

0.1 g zinc dust
evaporating dish
hot plate
200 mL beaker of water
Bunsen burner
Note: NaOH should be handled with great care. It is corrosive and can burn skin. Zinc dust should not be inhaled. Safety goggles should be worn the entire time. This lab should be performed under a hood.


Place zinc dust in evaporating dish.

Add 20 mL of NaOH solution to the dish, on top of the zinc.

Set hot plate to medium heat and place the evaporating dish on top.

Heat for 5 minutes. Do not boil. When dish is hot, place a penny in it. Heat for two minutes or until the penny is coated and becomes silver in appearance.

Remove the penny from the dish with tongs and drop into water. When cool, wipe the penny clean with a cloth to remove excess zinc.

Using tongs, hold the penny in the flame of a Bunsen burner and gently heat. The penny should turn "gold" (brass). (Do not overheat the penny.)

Dip the penny in the beaker of water and cool to touch.


In Step 4, the penny was coated with zinc atoms. In Step 6, when the penny was heated, the copper atoms of the penny and the zinc atoms coating the penny mixed and turned gold in color, but actually formed the alloy brass.


Pour off NaOH into a 250 mL beaker of water to dilute and pour the mixture down the sink. Wipe zinc residue and evaporating dish with a paper towel and dispose.

Yay for silly classroom experiments.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hawaiian Flowers of Clay on: March 23, 2005 07:27:21 AM
Wow, those are breathtaking.  They really are so lifelike.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Dog Kilt on: March 23, 2005 07:17:12 AM
Whoa! That is the Campbell clan's tartan! Where did you find the fabric at? That stinks that a dog has a kilt before me. Sad Anywho, too bad your dog isn't a Scottish terrior, he he he. Grin

You read my mind.  I'm thinking my Westies or my Carins could use kilts... you know, to reunite them with the heritage?  Always fun... Doggies always need clothes.
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Decoupaged Harry Potter Heels (graphic heavy) on: February 28, 2005 08:21:24 AM
The shoes might have stetched some when you put them on, which would explain why the images started to peel at the bottoms.  Of course, I don't exactly think modpogde and sealant spray are the ideal compounds to use for something wearable, but at this moment, I can't exactly think of something that would have worked better.  Other than scanning all your images, then printing them onto iron-on transfer paper, transferring them to fabric and covering the shoes in fabric, which has some give and would stretch when you put the shoes on your feet.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Fat Girl Halter Top on: February 28, 2005 08:00:49 AM
Your avatar can keep me entertained for hours.  I can just hear Jay saying it in my head too.  It's awesome.  You're gorgeous.  With your whole "40's kinda/rockabilly kinda/goth kinda" look, which is like completely and totally opposite from my look.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: easy no-sew girly shirts. on: February 28, 2005 07:57:45 AM
I love doing that to my shirts.  Most of my "reconstructions" end up with an off the shoulder/vneck/vback/scoopy thingy.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: waffle skirt on: February 28, 2005 07:45:41 AM
Your shoes make me all gelly inside.  They're amazing.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: so-cool skirt on: February 04, 2005 10:02:50 PM
that skirt is a lot of cute
but if your tall you will have a lot of leg
so wont that make that skirt a lot of short

its not that short...it looks small, but when its on, it is actually a little more than halfway down my thigh...so im showing a lot of leg, but only because i have a lot of leg...it is very generous past the buttocks if you get what im saying....so basically:its not short, but it looks like it is.

Short skirts look awesome on girls like us with long, long legs, so it's alright if it is short.  Here in Vegas, I couldn't survive summer withtout my short skirts.
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