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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Shortening a dress with a train on: August 28, 2012 06:16:28 PM
So, I was married, now I'm not, yet the dress remains. It's been a closet for years and is slightly stained, and I've been trying to sell it on craigslist but no one is interested. I've seen a few tutorials, but what I was thinking was, how hard would it be to make it a tea length dress?

The dress has a train, and embroidery all the way around it. Would it be feasible to dye it another color and shorten it, so I could at least wear it to parties or something? I can't bring myself to just give it to good will, I love it too much. Yet I feel bad having my old wedding dress just hanging in the closet now that I live with my new boyfriend. (And before there's sympathy, it was a very easy, mutual parting of ways, we just got married too young and grew apart)

Does anyone have any ideas or could maybe point me to a tutorial? I've been looking, but haven't found one so far.

Thanks all!
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Rustic peanut butter cookies on: July 18, 2012 01:12:47 PM
They look amazing! However I have a boyfriend with a severe egg allergy. Anyone know how I could do this without them? I'm still struggling through learning eggless baking.
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: OTT X-Files Swap (Signups 12/20/10-1/10/11, Sendouts 2/10/11) on: December 20, 2010 08:07:03 PM
Yay! Totally signing up!!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tank Girl Swap - Gallery on: December 20, 2010 05:45:51 PM
So my swap package came today! Yay!! I'm so excited with everything that I got! First pictures of what she sent me, then pictures of stuff I sent because she hasn't had a chance to take pics yet. Smiley

First is a super awesome cross stitch that I love!

Right away I put it up in my kitchen with my other favorite things

And also this super awesome painting!!

under that was the coolest stack of clothes I think I've ever gotten, starting with this skirt which I can't wait to wear!

I love the POW! on the butt Cheesy

This crazy awesome target tanktop

and this super awesome one which i cannot wait to wear!

complete with buttons

and a sweet deconstructed back

and finally the coolest gloves ever!!! (Which I haven't taken off since I got <3)

I'm so super stoked on everything! It's awesome!

And she loves her package too which makes me extra happy

I sent her:

a shirt, bag, barrette (which i forgot to photograph) and an embroidery!

First up, the shirt

It was my first try at bleach stenciling, and I'm actually happy with how it turned out! The bottom was a second shirt that I hacked off and stitched to the bottom of the black one to make it longer. I think it turned out pretty well

The bag was by far my biggest piece. I made it from scratch, which I had never done before, but was super happy with the results

outside (You can see the barrette there!)

A better shot of the buttons and camp koala patch

and inside the flap

and the embroidery! (Wow, i should have gotten a better picture of the frame)

I had so much fun with this swap! I'm glad everyone else seemed to too!!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tank Girl Swap - Gallery on: November 01, 2010 09:09:50 PM
gah! Finally got everything done! So excited to send it out tomorrow morning!!!! (And feeling very sheepish for taking so stinking long!)
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tank Girl Swap - Gallery on: October 11, 2010 09:05:19 PM
I'm so excited looking through everyone's pictures! I can't wait to actually get my package sent out. I had a whole ton of life get in the way, boo. But sooo close to being done and sooo excited!
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Castle Crasher's chicken plushie attempt on: September 02, 2010 08:07:48 PM

You just made my whole day!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Firefly Amis - Captain Mal, Jayne Cobb, Inara on: September 02, 2010 08:00:38 PM
LOVE!!! Great job!!!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Wall Art Swap? on: September 02, 2010 07:51:01 PM
Oh! I'm going to have to bookmark this. Definitely interested!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: classic universal moster movie swap? on: September 02, 2010 07:48:17 PM
I just almost squeeled "CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON!?!?!?" out loud. I would be crazy interested in this swap as well! And I too am in the Tank Girl swap, so the end of September would be perfect for me too!
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