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1  Roller Derby Quilt!! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by soadchik on: September 25, 2008 06:28:56 AM
I'm posting this for Dreadnought of the Boston Derby Dames:

I'm working on a collaborative quilting project focusing on roller derby themes and imagery. I'm trying to get skaters, fans, and friends of derby from around the country to contribute squares featuring their teams, names, and numbers.

This quilt is made up of 8" x 8" squares representing all sorts of roller-derby related themes. So far squares dedicated to specific skaters, refs, teams, and leagues make up the bulk of the quilt, and it's growing pretty quickly. This is a great way to use up old uniform scraps, shredded fishnets, and other derby bits and pieces. I have a few images of the quilt-in-progress here:



If you break out in a rash when someone mentions the word "craft", I'd be thrilled for an old uniform scrap, or even your league name and number written on some fabric in sharpie. I'm even happy to make a square myself if you'd send me some old uniform parts or merch featuring team and/or league names.

If you are interested in contributing to the quilt, please email Dreadnought at [email protected].  Also, check out her league at http://www.bostonderbydames.com!  And if you have time... check out my league, the Magnolia Roller Vixens at http://www.magnoliarollervixens.com!!   Grin

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2  super easy retro styled dress!!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by soadchik on: April 07, 2007 11:59:50 AM
I had a few extra yards on this really cute pastry fabric laying around... so I decided to make a dress with it.  I was making it to wear for Easter, but the weather has decided to be VERY unspring like.. so hopefully it wont be too cold.  I got a cute red cardigan to wear with it just in case tho!

I used mickncrispy's Shirred tube top tute to make the dress.  It's just a big huge rectangle of fabric (well two big rectangles b/c I added lining).  The pleats in the front are from an oops.. I miscalculated the stretchyness of the elastic and made it too big, so I added darts in the fron to take in the extra fabric.. and this created the pleats.  The belt is from a project on Simplicity's website.  I also made my dress tie like a halter top.

All in all the whole outfit took about 4-5 hours to make (lol stretched over 4 days because I kept procrastinating  Tongue)

Anyhooooo on to the pics!

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3  Re: FOC 4 Reveal in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: October 05, 2006 10:49:34 AM
I recieved a ton of awesome fabric as a thank you gift from cybilverbeana!  Smiley  It's super cute pink and brown fabric (one of my fav color combos!)  My camera's being a meanie... so here's a pic of the fabric that she took.

Thanks soo much!  Smiley
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4  Re: FOC 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: September 08, 2006 06:59:08 PM
I got my suprise package AND my reveal package the other day!!!!!

Here's my fab suprise package!!!

She sent me stuff for my kitchen
- 2 awesome cookbooks!  The vintage one has the cutest little pictures in it!  also, a cookbook for computer geeks like me!  (I'm a webdesigner)  Wink  I love them!  Smiley
- 2 skully pot holders
- a cute dishtowel
- skully plastic grocery bag holder!  we sooo needed this b/c right now we waste a whole cabinet by stuffing the bags in there.
- skully headband (which I am wearing outside of the kitchen more than in the kitchen)   Grin
- cute mixed drink magnets!

Now for my reveal package!

I got a TON of fabulous Martini posters!!! I mean a TON and most of them are nice big ones!  Smiley  I'm gonna frame 'em and put them out on our patio area... We are trying to make it a cute lil bar/bistro styled room, so these will be perfect!

And I know you are dying to know who my FOC is....

....but you must go to the FOC Reveal thread to find out!!!!  *dun, dun, dun*   Smiley Cheesy Grin
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5  Re: FOC 4 Reveal in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: September 08, 2006 06:59:01 PM
OMG I know who my awesome secret FOC is!!!!

but first I must show off all the wonderful things she sent first!!!!


Cat goodies for my spoiled kitties!


A TON of goodies for me to be spoiled with!


Super cute skull themed kitchen stuff!

A ton of martini themed posters to decorate my house with!  I love martini themed things! Smiley

AND NOW THE SECRET IS OUT!!!!!  My secret FOC is.........

Thanks sooooo much!  I love everything you sent me!  You are one very talented chica!
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6  Re: FOC 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: August 23, 2006 03:49:10 PM
OH   MY   GOOSES!!!!

My FOC rocks!!!! Smiley  I got the most awesome package in the whole world!  I'm truly spoiled!  Smiley  I will post pictures later tonight for all of you guys to drool over!   Cheesy  Grin

Here are the pics!!!!

the goods!
She sent me 10 things for the 10 "Craftster Rules of Good Crafting"  How awesome is that?!?!
- a tote bag huge enough for my knitting looms!  I SOOOOO love this!!!  My junky closet thanks you!  Smiley  Plus I love the asian fabric!
- 3 mixed CDs (Old School Punk, Industrial, & Stripper Music!)  I LOVE 'EM!!! Smiley  I have a habit of sticking a CD in my car CD player and letting it play over and over for a week.. So I'm glad these are nice and long!
- I got the cutest pin cushion with a lil skull on it! I love skulls!
- Button Flowers!  They are so cute and they are in colors that match my home decor too!
- Girls Night Out Dare Cards!  I gotta try these out with some of my friends  Wink
- Vintage Heels cross-stitch kit (she must've seen my wists when I was going through a shoe craze!)
- A vintage Sewing Tips Book!  My mother-in-law gave me a bunch of old sewing books, so it's great to have another for the collection.. I love the 70's fashions  *snicker*  Grin
- some lovely red yarn
- Sushi Candles! *love*
- a cute lil martini stamp with a lil ink pad!  Smiley

Now for more pics!!! (sorry dial-up users)

the sushi candles

skully pin cushion goodness

Butters loves the button flowers!

and yes the bag can really hold all 4 of my knifty knitters and have PLENTY of room for yarn and other loom knitting stuffs!!!

Thank you sooooo much secret FOC!!!  Grin  You are a talented chica!!!!
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7  Re: Favourite Alcoholic Drink 2 in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: August 06, 2006 07:49:15 AM
Those shot glasses are too freagin cool!!! Doggrrl, could you make a tutorial for that? I must learn how to do that!!! everyone's gotten such awesome stuff.

I received from ecrameri yesterday.  Here is what she sent

-a craft journal
-some beer coaster luggage tags for my husband
-drink recipe cards
-and some cards/tags with magazine drink ads decoupaged on them

she also sent
-Australian coasters
-a super cool beer dice game!
-drink charms
-an Australian beer cozy

thanks ecrameri  Smiley
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8  Re: FOC 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: August 03, 2006 05:13:49 PM
I got my package from my wonderful FOC yesterday!!!!!  Smiley  

My kitties got spoiled!

They got some super cute cat toys which they love!! The round fuzzy ones have bells and the little mice, balls, and fishy make crunchy sounds!  They also got some cat treats which their lil fat butts are going crazy over.  It was all beautifully packaged in a kitty kat tin!  Grin

And now for some action shots with Martini & Butters (Baby was hiding when I was taking pics)

The boys are definately the camera hogs!

Thanks Secret FOC!!! We love it!!  Smiley   Cheesy   Grin
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9  Waist Cincher/Underbust Corset (first timer!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by soadchik on: July 23, 2006 08:40:30 PM
This came out WAY better than I could have ever expected!

So I wanted to try my hand at making a waist cincher.  I used a cincher that I already had and traced each piece on some newspaper to make the pattern.  I used some leftover fabric that I had and some plastic cable ties from the hardware store as boning (so that if this whole thing was a flop.. i didnt mess up any good supplies)  Anyhoo here are the results!  Smiley



close up of the embroidered/appliqued star

my friend modeling it for me.

Im thinking about making some matching pasties (b/c I could soo see it on a hawt burlesque dancer!).. I might sell it on ebay or something.. the colors arent really anything that i'd wear.  I just used that fabric b/c its what I had around and b/c this whole thing was all a huge experiment.  Tongue  BUT!  Now that I know I can actually make a fully functional corset/cincher.. I can make myself one!!!! (it will cinch me in about 2 or 3 inches like it's suppose to!)  Grin  Anyhoo.. tell me what you think!  I'd also love some tips as I kinda just winged it through this little project.  Also would you wear it?  Would you buy it?
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10  Re: FOC swap 3 reveal!! in The Swap Gallery by soadchik on: July 14, 2006 07:26:46 PM
I recieved the most wonderful thank you package from redpopsicles earlier this week!!! Smiley

She sent the cutest little hair clips!  I love them!  Smiley

Here's an action shot!   Grin  Ignore the frizzy hair.. I live in the south and humidity is not my friend.

Thanks so much, redpopsicles!!!! Smiley  This swap was so fun!
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