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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Three piece outfit for Final on: January 03, 2012 06:18:47 PM
hello bluwave,
I am a textiles student at ECU, but have not taken a construction course yet. However I am very interested in garment making. I have to say that I like two of the three pieces that this outfit consists of. I like the detail on the jacket, and it is a nice crop. is this reversible, or did you reverse it to show the inside? I would probably buy that jacket if i had the right body for it. I wish the waistline on the skirt was a little more asymmetrical. The shirt, while I am fond of the color choices (which could maybe even be switched), I am not fond of the neckline. it seems to me it would become irritating with on side of the neck up higher than the other, even though shirt sits on both shoulders. maybe you could pull the side with the higher neckline down on your shoulder to keep the asymmetrical visuals.

overall, i do like the outfit. i think you did well on your final.
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Sack Person for CBSOP's Father's Day Celebration on: August 01, 2011 05:28:05 PM
Really cute! And looks a lot like the actual characters Smiley Although I think if it was knitted that's the only thing that would make it closer. Really good job though. So cute Cheesy
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cooling Necklace on: July 05, 2011 12:05:23 PM
Yeah, I saw penguins and polar bears!

For the stars, what if you used coordiinating thread and defined the corners by going over the diagonals? Or, so the thread would be less obvious, pass it under the nylon in the front, come out at the corner and back under for behind. I don't know if I'm making sense...?

Makes good enough sense to me. I like the fact that you took the time to create a sort of diagram! If I ever try this I am definitely grateful for it Smiley
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cooling Necklace on: July 01, 2011 07:52:09 AM
I saw star shaped ice cubes (could you really call them cubes? lol) at bed bath and beyond. if you could get the shape to stand out in the nylon i bet they would be even cuter!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Opinions for a project, please! on: June 24, 2011 09:34:20 AM
The lime green curtains are so sheer that it doesn't have an effect on the hot pink at all.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for a small house. on: June 24, 2011 09:32:43 AM
currently I live in a small apartment and in the bed room there isn't a whole lot of space. one of the things I really need is a desk. I'm having to sleep in a twin bed (which sucks) and the door the the back balcony is in my room, so there has to be a clear pathway to the door. I don't have enough room for a dresser, so I have a medium size set of metal shelves I bought from Target and have put baskets on them to hold my clothes. deep, woven, linen-lined ones for jeans, pants, shorts and stuff like that, and smaller ones for shirts and lingerie.  

Try using a corner shelving system for your tv and other appliances. if you like curtains, try not to have ones that go all the way to the floor. they'll get pulled on and if you dont have a sturdy curtain rod, it could get ripped off the wall. try putting your larger furniture up against the wall, and the smaller catty-cornered to the other furniture, that way you're not straining your neck if you do have a corner unit, and then large clunky furniture won't be in the way of someone trying to go into the kitchen or to the bathroom. Ottomans with storage space are always a plus.

command hooks are your friend! try hanging kitchen utensils, have a cabinet mounted towel holder (my ex-boyfriend's mom has a kitchen towel rack on the side of her cabinet that swivels and a spot for her paper towels mounted to the bottom of the top cabinets.)

As for storage, try not to just throw things in a cabinet or drawer. if you keep your spaces organized, you'll find it gives you room for other things!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: decorating ideas for apartment with drop ceilings! on: June 24, 2011 09:09:17 AM
Painted paper laterns!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dorm Room on: June 24, 2011 09:08:30 AM
It hasn't been that long since I moved out the dorm! I had a great roommate and the way we set ours up was unlike any dorm on our hall.

We had the beds to one side and the wardrobes, desks and one set of drawers on the other side. My set of drawers has used to hold the minifridge up. the TV was in a central location so that she and I could clearly see the TV to watch it, play video games, watch movies, what have you. I fold paper stars, and I was going to put them up around the light, but alas, it was a fire hazard and we had to take them down.

We had posters up on the wall, and we used 3M poster strips. They held up our posters very well, even the bulletin board! (our walls were painted cinder blocks) we also had a large area rug in the middle of the room. Curtains help too! since you can't drill holes into the walls, tension rods are great. just be sure you don't try to hang up really heavy curtains, or else the tension rod will fall. Pillows, brightly colored comforters, pictures, posters, wooden letters... anything that inspires you to keep it from looking like a jail cell! you just can't hang things from the ceiling.. it's against fire code. Although, a lot of people we know got away with it because our rooms were only inspected twice. Someone had strung rainbow christmas lights across their ceiling! it was beautiful.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Opinions for a project, please! on: June 24, 2011 08:59:13 AM
HI! I'm not sure if this should have been put in interior decorating or crafty housewares. But, anyways...

I'm brand spanking new, but have been lurking for a while. Recently, I've moved into a new apartment and need some curtains for the big window in the living room. Its 50" tall by about 70" wide. I've bought some el-cheapo curtains to modify because curtains are super expensive and I probably can't find anything on the clearance table to suit my tastes.

So I bought some satin-y hot pink and sheer lime green curtains. The original plan was to line the hot pink for insulation and light-blocking purposes and doubling the lime green so that it is more prominent. I'm sewing the hot pink and lime green together at the top, leaving the lime green free flowing so that when you pull the hot pink to the side, the lime green is exposed. the lime green will also be seen from the parking lot. I am considering cutting them short, because the couch will be placed right underneath the window and I don't want the curtains to be sat on or pulled on by the couch. They are currently 84" long.

What I am afraid of happening is that as soon as I line the hot pink, the hot pink glow in the living room will cease. so should I buy more of the same curtain and sew them together, making the curtain thicker?

I would love suggestions and opinions.
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