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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / pop up tent framing? on: July 08, 2009 09:54:32 PM
Anyone know what those kids pop up tents use as its framing?
I have this project I want to make - a lightweight collapsible giant square, but I cant find a tent to rip up and see how its made.
2  CANADA / Alberta / Asking noncraft help from Craftsters in Edmonton area on: September 06, 2008 06:38:41 PM
Asking help from Craftsters in Edmonton area! please please!

I am desperately trying to build my photography portfolio of wedding and engagement photos - if any of you crafters or your friends and family know of anyone who wouldnt mind helping out a beginning photographer (and fellow craft freak!)- and get FREE photos as a thank you, please pm me and I will send you my contact details.

I dont want to post my website etc on here and offend or violate any rules, but I was hoping some other crafty people might be able to help me out!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / husband has wicked costume... now what about me? help needed please! on: October 16, 2007 08:08:24 PM
ok, so we have a last minute halloween party costume crisis.

need your creative ideas please...

my husband wants to go as ghost rider. I am painting a skull on his face, and colouring his head/hair in reds and yellows like flames. he has the perfect thin, sticky up hair to do it too. (and what an easy costume - black outfit with a chain slung over your shoulder).

any how, I want a costume that SORT of goes with it, but something recognizable as something for when I am on my own. in the movie the girl he is with is a news reporter, well, I wear business outfits daily, so its not much different for me.

but, I still have my wedding dress.. a long white sheeth I am very willing to turn into something .even if it means cutting or ripping at it.......ghostly vampire or something? undead? also a black glittery dress. a devil woman? fangs and lots of eyeliner? any one have any ideas?

orginionally we were going to go in our wedding clothes (his a suit) and put on fangs and cover ourselves in fake blood and go as "wed and dead", but he likes his ghost rider idea better. dont blame him. but now I'm stuck.

4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / ideas for small kids costumes on: August 13, 2007 07:29:57 AM
if you have a smaller child (under 7ish)
just about any animal costume  can be made out of a mens size large hoodie.

for example, I bougth a mens large black hoodie, drew the hood drawstring tight on it and glued on a yellow triangle beek (on kids forhead area of the hoodie hood, to the top. then I glued on a white felt square on the stomach, added a red bow tie on the neck and yellow rubber boots - tada - my daughter became a penguin!

you can find mens hoodies at walmart fairly cheap too, and they fit over snow suits.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / plaster sculpture and casting for the outdoors? on: August 10, 2007 10:21:46 AM
anyone recommend a medium to cast into molds like plaster - but is weather/waterproof?

something finer than cement...
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / water proof hand casting? on: August 03, 2007 03:15:13 PM
I got this neat idea that for halloween, i want to decorate my front steps with hands apearing to climb up the sides of the railing. (think adams family) I can easily cast them out of plaster, but can anyone think of anything more weather resistant to cast them in?

7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / ideas to colourize my wedding dress on: July 27, 2007 02:24:52 PM

I have my 100% silk tricotine wedding dress, (very plain style) I bought with the plan to cut short and dye so I could rewear it. I thought I could get it dyed at a local cleaners, but apparently I have to ship it out half way across the country at a larger cost than I actually paid for the dress.

so, I think that I want to attempt something funky in redying it myself. I heard black is hard to achieve, so I was thinking a blue, or a red, or dark brown.

so my questions:

when I was a kid I used to dye my jeans with rit dye. but I hear there are tons of options at places like Michaels now. any recomendations on a brand?

I need some funky ideas, and you guys seem the place to ask, whereas everyone else just freaks out that I am dying a wedding dress. (hellof a lot better alternative to it wasting away in my closet I think). any cool techniques other than tie dye?

I was thinking maybe painting something on it like a pattern with wax -how to do you get the wax off after?

is there something you have to use to set the colour in so it wont wash out?

any ideas would be so helpful! I would rather screw it up myself with a blotchy dye job, than let it waste away in my closet. if it comes down to that, I'll paint the whole dam thing with a cityscape or something...........hmmm, thats an idea!

8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / ideas for kids SHREK birthday party on: July 04, 2007 10:02:31 AM
I need ideas in planning a shrek birthday party in my back yard for my daughter who is turning 6.

My ideas so far:
-hanging signs to our back yard that say "land of far far away"
-cut out large pictures of Donkey, for pin the tail on the donkey games
-she wants a fairy tale castle cake, which I'll probably stick little shrek dolls on
-cut out shrek character faces for kids to wear

any other ideas?Huh

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / renovate wedding dress into what? on: April 03, 2007 03:02:53 PM
I cant find the previous thread like this, but,
I was looking for ideas of useful things to make out of my moms wedding dress. she is not a 'keepsake' person. I was origionally trying to renovate it to wear myself, but the fabric isnt holding up and is falling apart. instead, I want to make some sort of heirloom that is useful.

my only idea is xmas ornaments.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / gift ideas for boss's wedding? on: March 28, 2007 08:09:19 AM
The couple has everything they need, but we would like to get them something other than a nice bottle of wine.

I have never seen his house, so I dont know their style.
All I know is that they are renovating their basement.
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