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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects / In the Hoop Bunting on: September 16, 2013 03:13:57 AM

Today I would like to share my Bunny Bunting in the hoop project! All designs come from Big Dreams Embroidery except the lettering which I did from my machine. They are double sided with the same backing material in case people wanna peek at it Wink

2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / My Love Is True on: September 02, 2013 05:22:05 AM

Is Yours?

Done with variegated red and blue thread, some metallic red and blue, plus some other threads on an upcycled handkerchief.  
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Zig Zag Table Runner on: September 02, 2013 05:16:39 AM

This is my first post in a very, very long time so please be gentle. Mainly, "oh no, how do I picture upload?" I am addicted to Missouri Star Quilt Co. and their videos on Youtube; no seriously go and watch them! Equal parts hilarious and informative.

When I saw their Zig Zag charm pack table runner video I was in love and then finding a gorgeous Reilly Blake Red Riding Hood pack for the right price I had to make it! Admittedly this is two charm packs to make the length I wanted.

It's all self contained in a sandwich method with the top, wadding and backing. Features some home quilting and wonky squares to prove it's handmade with love; at least that's what I'm telling myself.

Tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i_RVyvIxXM

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Poly Yarn Blocking on: June 25, 2011 09:25:29 PM
Hello Knitters,

I have a 'basic' enough question I guess. Currently I'm knitting a scarf in 8ply Polyester yarn and I was wondering what would be the best way to block it to shape?

I've never blocked anything before but this will need it because it's curling into the middle. My quick Google search was more for natural fibers and I'm worried I've created a mess since it's synthetic.

Any help would be much appreciated C:
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / 1960's Paper Dress on: May 08, 2011 08:33:41 PM
Hello Crafters  Smiley

I recently came across Paper Dresses from the 60's, designed for a few times wear and then to be disposed of all to do with rise of consumerism and mass production. http://omgthatdress.tumblr.com/post/5286341280/late-1960s-paper-dress-via-the-costume-institute

There's a Dick Blick Art Supplies lesson here: http://www.dickblick.com/lessonplans/pdfs/paper_dress.pdf

I had two questions.
1. Would a pattern translate well to being made of paper as the material? I want to make the dress out of paper and am unsure if tape or actually sewing it would be best, I feel double sided tape where the seam allowance is could work.

2. Are there any really simple mod dress, print at home patterns available? I saw one on Burdastyle but it might be a little complicated for my want: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/60s-dress-by-alexandra
Or alternatively any really easy/simple vintage dress pattern could work. Or am I best to maybe attempt drafting my own pattern?

My goal is to make a dress out of paper; keeping with the 60's theme, that references handmade and craft combined with similar imagery, maybe vintage embroidery patterns or something else like zips or whatever. Unsure if I'll wear it but highly unlikely, will probably end up being pinned to a wall or a 'sculpture' or a mannequin.

Any help is greatly appreciated~
Thank you  Wink
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Marilyn Monroe dress - pleat question on: October 07, 2010 06:49:20 PM
Hello Everyone  Cheesy

I'm planning making for a wearable art project Marilyn Monroe's famous 7 Year Itch grate dress. I'm not actually going to wear it and I'm working off this Simplicity Pattern 2401: http://www.simplicity.com/p-5003-misses-special-occasion-dresses.aspx View A.

Talking to my Tutor about making it instantly recognizable as Marilyn would be to put the pleats in even if only going from the bottom up to say halfway. I was wondering if there were any suggestions for how to go about doing those?

I'm yet to look up really how to pleat either knife or sunray but I know it'll take time and getting them to hold. Any ideas would be really welcome  Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Formal/Prom Dress Investigation on: June 23, 2009 01:03:19 AM
Hello Amazing People,

I was wondering if anyone might have any ideas for a possible formal/prom dress. The event is in November so I have time between now and then if I'm going to sew something.

I can sew, as can my Mother, it's just getting time being in my final year of school. I've used patterns before, never really drafted (but Mama might have).

Any help would be fantastic even if it's merely a push in the right direction.

I'm looking at possibly 50's esque dresses or maybe Ren Faire-y clothing. Dramatically different to everyone else basically, haha.

Some 'requirements' are:
-Closed in back
-Floor length (What most people wear)
-Possible to be shortened or worn again or seperates (top, bottom, bodice, etc)
-Not too $$$ (expensive C: )
-For Australian end of Spring, so, more Summer

Thank you even if you just read it and can't help. Help is lovely.  Wink
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Wire Wrap a Reed? on: May 22, 2009 01:23:12 AM
I was wondering if anyone knew how to wire wrap a clarinet/saxphone reed? Just that general shape.

I'd like to just sort of wrap around the sides to keep the bottom free so I can slide it into a reed case that I have.

I haven't actually wire wrapped anything before but I've done some beading here and there. Wait, that's a lie. I did a dodgy pop tab 'wrapping' a few hours ago.

Please and Thanks.
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello World on: May 18, 2009 05:36:34 AM
After looking through Craftster for a really long time and admiring different bits and pieces I finally decided to join.

A quick intro about me. I'm in my final year of highschool; yay! I live in Australia. I've dabbled in a few crafts here and there: beading, dressmaking, patchwork, knitting and visual art things (ATCs). Mostly I do sewing; dressmaking to be specific.

Outside of crafting I like Sci-Fi shows/movies; Start Trek:TNG, Firefly, etc, Anime; Melancholoy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, etc, Reading; sci-fi, horror, mystery, etc, plus other things. Mainly school dominates my life.

My Mother also crafty. She's taught me most of what I know.

I can't really think of much else to say right now. Drop me a PM or look out for me on the boards.  Cheesy
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