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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Yard Bird on: March 08, 2016 05:55:50 AM
Moving into a TinyHouse in an RV park in FL.  Pink flamingos are de rigueur around here, but NO ONE has anything like this!  If imitation is the truest form of flattery, I'm going to be flattering you all over my tiny corner of the park.  Mine won't be nearly this elaborate (you're up for sainthood, I'm certain!) but I can't wait to rock that plastic bird.

White "made for plastic" spray paint base? Acrylics from little bottles for the colours?

Love these too much!
2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Writing boards on: August 23, 2015 01:26:07 AM
Count me in!  I write fiction, music (poetry with accompaniment?) and fanfic to keep myself amused, and have been part of an online RPG or two.  I also write technical manuals and SOPs for work, should anyone get the bizarre urge to read up on displacement pumps.

I'm a grammar and punctuation freak, but if you know the rules, you can break the rules.  With impunity.

I also eat Roget's for breakfast.  If MSWord had no thesaurus, my life would have no meaning.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Big Skirts :D on: August 22, 2015 10:04:17 PM
LOVE the cream / brown one with that gorgeous panel!  I make these top-down using a gathering foot on my machine; I just cut strips (8" wide for 4 tiers, 12" for 3 tiers works for my height) and seam them into one looooong strip.  Then I cut the top strip to the length I want to fit my hips, and add the next tier using the gathering foot.  Once I reach the end of that tier, I cut the long strip off, and start on the next tier.  Once I have the number of tiers I want, I stitch what will be the back seam, stitch a channel in the top for an elastic waist, and then sew that looooong bottom hem.  I love using numerous 45" wide prints; they give the skirt a very patchwork look.  I've also used squares cut from men's plaid shirts which was a TON of work but the skirt is really cool.  But I'm starting tribal dance classes, and I'm now in LOVE with the hot pink skirt w/ the waist detail!!!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I <3 Turquoise and Igigi maxi-dresses! on: August 22, 2015 09:43:01 PM
I, too, have started wearing maxi skirts and dresses, just because I can.  Most of my skirts are challis but I have some amazing dress patterns that call for stretch knits. But I am having a horrible time finding jersey / t-shirt fabrics in gorgeous prints such as this! Jo-Anns is the only fabric store in the area but their jersey selection is pathetic;  Hobby Lobby only carries cottons and Walmart carries mostly fleece (in Florida?!).  Who is your "online supplier," pleasepleaseplease?  I'd pay good money for prints like yours, if I could just find them! 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: I love my Fancy Pants (mini tutorial added) on: August 22, 2015 09:32:14 PM
Who would've guessed that these are so freakishly easy to make?! Just using the two different fabrics makes them appear much more difficult than they are. These are just too cool!  I had some "diaper shorts" back in high school in Florida but had forgotten all about them -- same concept.  Now that I'm back in the South, I should've remembered...it took your great photos and excellent tute to get my brain going again.  Making these for a beach concert!  And I'll be on the lookout for similar tie-dye fabric.  Thanks ever so much for the inspiration!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: wibbily wobbily... on: August 22, 2015 09:23:03 PM
Where did you find that amazing 'fan-bric'?!
7  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / how to paint enamelware stockpot on: February 02, 2014 04:07:38 PM
I hope I'm in the right place!  I have 3 HUGE enamel stockpots that had originally been used for canning.  I'd like to use them to grow herbs on my porch, but I want to paint them (they're the standard spatter-painted black).  Does anyone know how I might do this?  I want to cover the entire stockpot with color.  How should I prep them?  Do I need to sand them?  Do I need to use primer?  What type of paint: enamel, acrylic, etc.?  Spray paint or brush / sponge on?  ANY suggestions will be most welcome!  Thanks in advance!
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Angry Piata on: November 29, 2013 03:01:33 PM
Just...too...FUNNY!!!  Totally clever, totally original, I totally want to wear this next year!
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Furious George on: November 29, 2013 02:55:42 PM
Furious George...I am DYING!   Cheesy  That is just too funny and too clever and, as others have stated, obviously due to your lack of sleep.  I adore puns (especially bad ones) and this just made my week!  Wish I'd thought of it!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Step Away From The Spray Starch (aka easy removable xmas decals) on: December 27, 2011 06:03:38 PM
Bestest. WallDecoTechnique. Ever.

I had never heard of using spray starch for something like this. My head is already spinning with ideas for my house that do not include the use of nails or spackle. This is just too cool!
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