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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: ferret bag on: September 21, 2005 10:07:43 PM
I love the fabric and the buckle and the exceptionally odd use for it. I like ferrets. They're like those draught stopping snakes for doors with fur and feet.

Nicely done
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: *My hubby's living art* on: September 20, 2005 01:37:39 AM
That's lovely. Marine tanks are practically a full time job to maintain, too. That melanopus clown is beautiful, and they can be bred in captivity, too. And the corals are doing stunningly - he must be checking the mineral levels constantly.

How big is the tank? Is the white boxy thing in the middle a refugium?
3  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Vogue V2784 - anyone made it? on: September 20, 2005 12:42:43 AM
Polkadotgraffiti - I'd love to see how it looks when you're done!

I think I'll leave off this until I have access to an overlocker (serger) and a machine less than 30 years old. Still, it is gorgeous... *sigh*

Thanks for all your replies!
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My Amatuer Photography :) on: September 19, 2005 06:19:33 PM
Definitely my favourite out of the set is the close-up of the grass blades. I really love how the shallow depth of field blurs it into abstraction; there's a lot of movement and direction and it uses the whole frame. Nice work.

The two black and white (desaturated?) photos don't really work for me. They're both very grey and washed out. The palm tree/sky one could be interesting, but the sky isn't really dramatic enough, so it's kind of just blank space. I know sweet FA about digital photography and Photoshop, but I am a little whore for the darkroom, so if I was printing that I'd try a longer exposure with a higher grade filter for more contrast to see what that does to the sky, then maybe dodge the trees to retain the detail there. I'm certain there's Photoshop wizardry to be done to copy that.

The two hibiscus photos are really pretty, but also rather washed out. Again, someone more adept with Photoshop would probably be able to help you with that.

Hope ths helps!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Och, aye, it's a big tartan messenger bag on: September 19, 2005 06:11:22 PM
So I'm finally posting something I actually made, rather than just commenting on other people's productivity. Please excuse the pyjama pants. If the bag looks like it needs a good pressing it's because I've been using it non-stop for the past week. And I'll say from the outset that the tartan applique isn't my idea, it's Karissa Cove (http://www.karissacove.com), so mad props to her.

Here 'tis in all its glory. It took my a while to make because all the seams in the body of the bag are flat-felled to make it strong like bull to carry my precious iBook. I also used a very fine fusible wadding by Vilene called Pellon in the lining, which I highly recommend. It's strokable and squashy and nice.

Detail of the applique. I ironed the appliques down with Visfix before stitching on the cotton tape. I screwed up a little, because I assumed I'd catch the edges of the appliques with the cotton tape. I wound up having to stitch in much further than I anticipated, so if you flip back the sides of the tape you can see the raw edges of the appliques. Le sigh. I shall learn from this in the future...

Front pocket. Just a welt pocket a la Sushimifune. This is for stuff I like with me but don't use all the time. Things like camera lens cloths, painkillers, nailfiles, my work security pass.

Big lapped pocket on the back. A good idea in theory, not so fantastic in practice. In practice the stuff in this pocket (wallet, phone, cigarettes, keys - aka what I use all the time) drags down the pocket and makes it bulge unattractively. It's still practical, but in future I'll add a pleat in the middle to account for the extra stuff.

Thanks for looking! As I hardly ever post stuff I make please shower me with the comment love. Oh, comments, how I love thee..
6  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Vogue V2784 - anyone made it? on: September 18, 2005 08:11:31 AM
... and will it drive me mad?

I've sewn a few dresses and skirts and whatnot before, all pretty straightforward, and they get worn regularly so I guess it works. However, my weapon of choice is my mother's Singer that she got when she was 18 and is really beginning to show it's age.

However, I am in love.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 7 pics- half corset boob tube. and arglye tank. and weird shirt whew! on: September 17, 2005 07:41:18 PM
I agree about the third one, it's awesome. I've been trying to nut out how you did it - did you use a facing that kind of ends just below your boobs to get the nice neat edges on the back and neckline? And are you finding that it's forever slipping off your shoulders, or does it stay on pretty well?

Great work!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Red lipstick help on: September 15, 2005 10:47:13 PM
I have *completely identical* colouration (quite light ashy blonde, fair drowned animal-through-pink skin, blue eyes), and I swear by Clinique Colour Surge lippy in Vintage Red. It's pricey; not Dior or Chanel pricey (although I have Premier Rouge and it's wonderful) but still pricey, but it's wonderful. Creamy, fairly long-lasting (although a liner helps, admittedly I use a really cheap Prestige one), and the perfect, perfect red on me. It's blue-based and just a touch darker than fire engine red, so it's quite wearable for such a bright shade.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pimples, zits, whiteheads, pus pockets... on: September 07, 2005 06:26:40 AM
There was actually a thread on here about using some elmers glue as homemade pore strips, but it didn't work for me. I felt really silly smearing glue on my nose, and although peeling it off was satisfying as sunburns are fun to peel, nothing came out on it. *Shrug* Maybe my blackheads are just stubborn and refuse to come out.

Were your blackheads doing that delightful thing where they stick out a little, so it's almost like your nose is 'fuzzy'? I have a sneaking suspicion the sticky-outy ones are the type those pore strips are meant to take out.

But I'm totally trying the PVA glue thing.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Heartattack! Nah, I was just yoking. on: September 01, 2005 12:26:27 AM
*squeal* That's amazing! I love it so! Especially the piping!

If you could give us some crib notes on how you made it there would be such gratitude, such, such gratitude....
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