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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Help with a bead pattern on: July 10, 2010 01:22:19 PM
So i haven't post anything here on craftster in a loooooong time, and normally just spend my days looking around here, but i have a problem that i am hoping someone might be able to help me with.

i had this beaded headband, but it was really really old (i got it from a teacher about 10 years ago, and she had had it for who knows how long), and the elastic was super super worn out. to the point that i couldn't use it as a headband because it kept falling off my head. so i had a brilliant idea that i could buy some elastic, take the headband apart and redo it. 

i took some pictures, studied the headband, and then cut it apart. only now i can't get it back together!!

after searching online, i found this: http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/aa070698.htm, but i can see it's not the same pattern. i'm trying to find the exact pattern, so that i can use all the beads, and it will be about the same size it was before (it fit my head perfectly before the elastic died)

does anyone have any ideas on how i can recreate my headband? i really love it, and would love any help you can give me!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / the best sewing machine on: January 10, 2008 01:51:32 PM
So i have a sewing machine, its crap, a singer, totally ruins projects and basically anything it touches,Ive tried everything to fix it but nothing seems to work at all. so whats the best new sewing machine to buy, in the price range of 150-200ish, i just want a machine that will work everytime and not crap all over seams and tangle its thread
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / (MILLIONS AND MILLIONS)pictures of my hot pink manly man dragon on: December 29, 2007 08:45:45 PM
so this is a gift for a buddy, and i got the pattern and inspiration from...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212859.0...i hand sewed it all,which you can totally tell at ALL the seams..and i cant decided if i like that look or not, used stuffing not beads like the pattern says and also played around with the spine and the placement of the wings to give them more movement.
and here he is now...

surfing craftster...

Horsing around...

an afternoon flight...you have no idea how long it took to get this picture...

cute face...

my sister, being the baby from the original post...

and the belly of the beast...


top view...

and with the original...
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / Reusable Status Symbol on: August 05, 2007 02:52:13 PM
here is my entry for the challenge!

its ivory outdoor canvas with brown fabric paint, brown piping and brown nylon straps.
and i think you can tell it was a play on the Anya Hindmarch "I'm not a plastic bag" bag.

(sorry this one is so blurry   Roll Eyes

you can see here 2 of the 4 lines on the inside. it looked a little empty so i added it for decoration!

(this was the first time that i did piping it wasn't that hard at all....i can tell i'll be using piping more often from now on haha!)

it is fully lined so its sturdy and is about the exact proportions of the original bag, but i didn't use any interfacing so it can crumple up to a fairly small size. its sturdy and i can't wait to use it at school! it will look so cool in my bike basket  Grin!!

thanks for looking!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Alexander McQueen kimono top help on: July 10, 2007 02:33:33 AM
so i made a rough rough mock up of Alexander McQueen's kimono top as found on the showstudio website (http://showstudio.com/projects/ddlmcqueen/download.html) and i am confident enough in my mock up to go and buy some fabric, but i was a touch caught up on a couple of things and was hoping someone here could help.

  in the pattern the instructions say someting along the lines of "Points C and Y fold down the top C and Y to meet the bottom C and Y, matching C with C and Y with Y and stitch at the armhole." but i don't understand what this does really. does it just give a nice fold on the armhole or what? i can't really see where this seam is in the picture (unless perhaps it is the fold seen under the model's arm in the first picture of the jacket on showstudio...)

and what do you close it with? i mean it doesn't seem to have any way of closing written into the pattern, unless i am missing something. did you just come up with a tie? or like eye and hooks or what? most of the closures in the gallery seem invisible....so maybe I'm missing something in the pattern?

thanks for any help!!!


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Needing support in my dress on: March 18, 2007 01:41:24 PM
so i have this dress for a bat mitzvah party i am going to, and its similar to this one:

except mine is black and the back is different. but i think you get the idea, plunging neckline and backless. that means no wearing a bra with it. and lets just say, thats not something a normally do, being well endowed as it were. anyways, my step mom suggested buying a bra and getting a tailor to sew it in, but it already cost enough to get the dress (it was on sale from the price listed on that site at least) and then shoes and what not.

so my question is, is there anything i can do to add more support?  since the back has a lace up, it can get kind of tight, but i'd still like something more.

any suggestions??
or ideas??

thanks for any help!!

7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / unicorns in love on: February 10, 2006 12:31:48 PM

my love, so let me tell you the story before the details...so looking around on craftster, i found a REALLY cute shirt with a little pink unicorn on the side, being inspired i went to my other love, GOOGLE and found a image that was perfect for me. i did everything really ghetto, first i printed and laminated the stencil, no tracing involved, then with the help of my sister raided the basement for spray paint, i had colors in mind but we only had gold and black spray paint. heres where it gets ghetto. so i taped down the stencil, took my shirt outside (mind you 8 at night in Feb.!), backed up the car turned on the headlights and sprayed my little heart out. having the lackluster of only gold i again went on a search for paints, in the garage, i found white and red house paint, which were pretty close to frozen but some stirring cleared that up. anyways, with the shirt on the driveway, headlights on and everything my shirt was born. i used the flat stirring sticks to drizzle the two house paints on top the already gold shirt. my sister and  i had a blast just doing it! anyways i let it dry overnight which was too long in my view! but its AMAZING!!And now that its dry it smells like paint fumes.   im going to wash it and i hope that helps but I'm terrified to do that!

the stencil itself, i thought my mom was going to flip when she saw it but she just laughed her little butt off

the sleeved which are awesome in each of there own special ways!
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Stencils on Comforters? on: January 10, 2006 07:17:51 PM
I really wanted to stencil a blanket and i was wondering, can you stencil on a comforter??
I have never stencilled before and don't know if it is okay or not and i don't want to go out and  buy a comforter if i can't stencil on it.
if i can't do it on a comforter, are there any other suggestions?  preferably not a sheet, i want something a little warmer.
Thank you for any help you can give me!
9  COOKING / Dessert / Smores cookies on: November 20, 2005 07:17:42 PM
Hi everyone!
i was just wondering if anyone has a recipie for smores cookies?  i think that nestle has some of those cut and cook kinds, but they are kind of expensive.   it seems like theirs is chocolate chip cookies with marshmallows, but i think that there is something different, like maybe they are graham cracker cookies or something.   i have looked for a recipie like this but can't find one.  i was hoping maybe someone else can help me out. 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / lets talk about S.E.X baby!!!! on: October 18, 2005 06:15:44 PM
OK no worries, its only Stash Enhancing eXperiences, but any ways i love it! i wasn't sure in the beginning, was it real S.E.X or was just a fling?, i mean are you enhancing your stash if you use it all up? anyways back to my point...at Joann's(at least near me) they are having a HUGE sale now.. i mean HUGE, 1.99 for lions brand, 2.99 for a red heart spin off and so on and so on....OK so my sister and I have been taking full advantage of it ( just back form buying 12 skeins of lions brand thick for 25 dollars!!) every day we S.E.X. it up, buying this buying that, i mean its really getting bad now, but in a good way i guess? i bought a couple skeins of cute sugar 'n cream stripy stuff and i don't remember what I'm using it for Angry i hope it comes back, i think thats when you know its getting out of hand
but this is really my sister and i's first really outing(s) to build our stash, we really are only doing because of the sale, basically i was wondering who else here(and i know your out there!) has these same feelings, any great sales going on out there?? and also is this really that bad of a thing? tell me what you think! thanks for your help and opinions!

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