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1  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southwest / Pitt. Free Galleries? on: May 20, 2006 02:09:45 PM
Hey All,

I've been posting my projects on this site from SF, but I'm going to Pitt for the summer and wanted to get a hold on the artsy happenings around town before I go. Anyone have any ideas about free galleries, good websites or publications to consult, or just any resources for a new Pitt resident trying to get into the art culture there? Thanks so much!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Summer Camp? on: January 09, 2006 05:24:42 PM
Does anyone know of any good sewing summer camps or intensive workshops or things like that that teach students of different levels how to sew? I googled it and have found some camps that are actually wilderness camps, so they teach you how to make camp stuff like fleece vests etc., but I was more looking for a clothes camp. Maybe I could just take classes...but I love summer camp haha.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / 50's Dress from Retro Butterick [IMG Heavy] on: January 07, 2006 08:29:59 PM
This is the first thing I have sewn on my new machine, and the first thing I have sewn all by myself so I'm really excited. The fabric is just broadcloth from Joann's, and I've had the pattern for a while (Butterick 4512 view A). I must have a weird body because each of my measurements was a totally different size, so there was some tweaking to be done in the end because the bodice was about 6 inches too big around the waist. Anywho, it closes with a zipper and has hook and eye closure at the neck. I would love some comments! And p.s., I just wore it for the first time last night on a date with my bf last night, so please excuse the date pictures  Smiley

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Yoshitomo Nara Pillows on: January 01, 2006 09:47:42 PM
I made these pillows for my sister for x-mas, and only now just finished the second one two minutes after she was supposed to leave for her flight back to Pittsburgh. The Yoshitomo Nara babies are felt, and the pillows are just purple twill. You can click the pictures to be taken to the full sized ones if you want. Enjoy!

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Resin Necklace-1920 Vogue Cover on: August 14, 2005 07:55:59 PM
Hey guys. This is actually my second resin pendant. My first was an Edward Gorey one from the Gashlycrumb Tinies that I made for my sister and lost the pictures for. This is an early 1900's Vogue Magazine cover. I still haven't quite figured out how to prevent those bubbles from when I put the image in, but I'll get there. I soldered a frame on this with the help of some copper tape, and then E6000'd some felt to the back. Also the colors are more vivid in real life, but you get the idea

I'm hosting with a new site, but I'm pretty sure you can click these thumbnails to get a bigger picture. Happy crafting!

6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stencil Poster Help on: July 27, 2005 12:53:07 PM
Hey guys. My mom is trying to help save the local theater and get a new mayor re-elected come November. She saw a shirt I stenciled with freezer paper, and wanted to know if there is a good way to stencil letters onto posterboard with re-usable stencils. I told her I'd check with all you crafty activists...I suggested acetate (sp?), but she hasn't been able to find any in rolls yet. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Hair Bleaching Tips? on: June 13, 2005 01:43:01 PM
I have pretty dark brown wavy hair and I really want to bleach it white-ish blonde. I have some left over reddish stuff mixed in my hair, but other than that I have never dyed/bleached it before.  I kind of want to bleach it myself and I was wondering if any of you have some tips or brand recommendations. Do you think that bleaching it will change my hair's texture?  I read Zombieteeth's tute for dying hair, and I was also thinking about dying it blonde after I bleach it to make it softer. Anyway, this is too long. Thanks for any help!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Anyone looking for copper tape? on: June 11, 2005 12:32:52 PM
Hey guys. It took me FOREVER to find some copper tape that I needed, and finally I found it here at: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Supplies:_Shielding/Conductive_Copper_Tape.html

I don't know if anyone else has been searching for copper tape or forsees needing it, but hopefully this will save you the trouble of searching. I checked framing stores, lamp stores and craft stores before I checked the internet. Anyway, happy crafting!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Twirly fabric recommendations?? on: June 05, 2005 01:57:05 PM
Hey guys. I'm lookin' to make a twirly dress (akin to Keren Ann's dress in her Ailleurs video if you've seen it....link here if you're interested: http://www.kerenann.com/index_album.php?rep=video), but I don't know what type of fabric to use. I hate linen because it gets super wrinkly, t-shirt knit is just too limp, and cotton's kind of stiff. Can anyone recmmend something that's lightweight and wrinkle-free? Thanks so much.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Help with a backless tank top? on: April 13, 2005 08:42:01 PM
hey guys. i want to make a tanktop with a band at the bottom that is backless until the band. i'm totally not sure how to go about doing this though because i want the fabric around the cutout to be drapey and not all tight (which i don't know how to do and still make the tank fit semi-tight at the front). my friend suggested making two individual pieces with the front of the tank it's regualr smallish size, and then making the back really large and then sewing the pieces together, but this totally doesn't work in my head. anyone have any ideas?? thanks!

ps. this pic of sarah jessica parker's dress is sooooorta what i mean, except i want somethin' with straps. but at least it kinda shows what i mean by "drapey"
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