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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Trying to figure out a pattern on: January 03, 2012 12:11:56 PM
I really like this top...


Except for the ruffle along the top.  I'm doomchested, so frilly ruffles on top will look a bit odd on me.  Also, while the top is offered in plus sizes, the model is straight-shaped, slim and moderately-chested, so 'm not sure how well the larger sizes will fit (what is it with plus-size clothes being sold on slim models?!)

I'm trying to work out a pattern for the top to make my own- anyone able to offer any pointers?
12  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Create Interest with Colorful Spines on Coptic Stitch Journals on: June 05, 2011 04:30:59 PM
I really like this!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Blue Sky, Blue Dress on: May 29, 2011 06:57:50 AM
beautiful!  I've found a source for the pattern but they don't go up to my size.  I MUST HAVE that dress though, so looks like I'll be doing some detecting work Cheesy
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Some Shisha Embroidery Projects on: May 20, 2011 04:25:22 PM
I have fallen somewhat in lurve with shisha embroidery.  I've been making some little trinketty things and have been trying to figure out things to do with them, I might possibly make some stuff to sell if it turns out good enough.

My photos are awful but...

I worked a shisha'd glass mirror in with beads, french knots and satin stitch and fixed it onto a faux leather backing.  My first thought was brooch backs, but then I thought... how about a hand mirror?  Get some round glass mirrors the size of my palm, work up the back the same way to be the size of the mirrors, sandwich a palm-sized mirror between the shisha'd back and a faux leather ring of fabric with a hole in and you've got a decorative handheld mirror for the handbag.  Do you think something like that would sell?  Would it be worth the time spent making them, or should I just stick to making them for personal use and as gifts?

Here's a WIP using the same method, but worked to a larger, more mirror-appropriate size.

Whatcha think?
15  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Soap Failures of the Day on: May 05, 2011 11:42:38 AM
Oh no, what happened to it?
16  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: My soaps were saved after all! on: April 26, 2011 03:28:30 PM
Ooh, thankyou Mandyhello!
17  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Soap Failures of the Day on: April 22, 2011 04:47:41 AM
It wa the same recipe I used for my black tea soap, just with plain water instead of tea for the lye mix.  Ah well.  My other half suggested it could be a problem since it was a bigger batch than normal int he same size crock pot, so I'm going to try decanting it and see if I can salvage ity by cooking up as 2 batches.  Somehow!
18  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Soap Failures of the Day on: April 21, 2011 02:30:32 PM
First, a lovely creamy white HP soap set dry and crumbly, cracked with dark yellow oil oozing from it.  Then, the rebatch somehow got full of crunchy black bits.  Next, a new batch of HP soap using the same recipe did not saponify, but instead separated into a huge vat of clear oil with an inch of white scum on top and refused to do anything more.  In addition, a lovely men's shaving soap poured into pots that was well mixed with bentonite clay set with streaks visible through the pot.


I don't know what I did wrong, but commiserations would be appreciated.
19  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / My soaps were saved after all! on: April 18, 2011 09:57:35 AM
So as a few of you will know from the discussion page, my soapmaking experiments have been ALL OVER THE PLACE recently.  I rebatched my soaps, combining them where necesarry to save them, and it worked!  My soaps are okay!

Black tea soap with little chips of goatsmilk soap - soft and very gentle on the skin, but you feel sooo clean afterwards

Small-size bars of goatsmilk soap.  The soap turned so dark I was worried, but it lightened to a yummy pale caramel colour in the end

50% castille 50% goats milk marbled bar.  I love this one - going to make a bigger batch of just the castille next.

I would like neater, square sides to my soaps so I'm going to try lining a drawer to use as a mold next, I think.  Also got my first sale from my shop and have used the proceeds to buy loads of yummy supplies for more soaps.

I'm making a green tea soap next.  I was wondering - has anyone used matcha powder instead of leaves for it?  How did it work out?  What about bubble tea powders?
20  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Plus Size Croquis and Fitting Advice Appreciated on: April 17, 2011 04:40:14 AM
I love this!  May have to try making a croquis for myself at some point, too.
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