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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Free Patterns for Clothing on: December 28, 2007 07:13:47 PM
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: A Boy-Bot is Born! on: August 09, 2006 07:26:53 AM
Very nice!
3  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Calfornia Girl Alone, Bored and Miserable in Sweden (and looking for YOUR help) on: January 31, 2006 01:01:17 AM
the kulturhuset looked like it was more of a youth group sorta thing...

I think you have seen the Lava section because that is youth oriented, but the rest of kulturhuset (culture house) is not just for yougs.
So, how come Sweden it's not the obvious choise.
4  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Calfornia Girl Alone, Bored and Miserable in Sweden (and looking for YOUR help) on: January 30, 2006 01:47:52 PM
Hi! I'm half Swedish (and half Japanese) and live with my mom in California, but I visit my dad (I'm 14) in the summer/Xmas/school holidays in Sweden (Osterskar- I think? Some 'burb) and it's the pits. I usually spend about a least 3-4 weeks in the house doing absolutely nothing because:
a) I speak VERY minimal Swedish

I know that I'm posting this in January, but after a very traumatic Xmas visit (involving an acute case of mono) I'm looking for suggestions for not having a crap time or any one willing to meet up for some craftiness/whatever. I very much appreciate any help i can get.

So I have given this some more thought and I think you will like Lava at Kulturhuset. In Kulturhuset there is also Serieteket which is a library for comic books,as well as exhibition areas, coffee shops and theaters. So check that out.
- Often in August there is a festival for your age group (I'm thirty, thats why I keep saying that) which are focusing on creativity and culture its called ung08. They also have stuff going on round the year at Fryshuset just south of town. You can find information at www.ung08.nu/ but it is in Swedish.
- There is also a library for people between 13 and 19 years old at Södermalm (SoFo you know) It's called PUNKTmedis and you can see about it at http://www.ssb.stockholm.se/templates/OneColumn.asp?id=10492
- Then there is the Street market at Hornstull, also Södermalm. If you want you could make a lot of stuff and rent a table for a weekend to sell it. http://www.streetinstockholm.se/street/web/eng/aktuellt_english.jsp?sNode=8 (in English)
- when you come for Christmas again you could go for a market at the art-university Konstfack at Midsommarkransen south of the center. Nice things very crowded.
 I guess thats it, I cent think of anything more right now.
5  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Calfornia Girl Alone, Bored and Miserable in Sweden (and looking for YOUR he on: January 30, 2006 07:20:02 AM
thanks for the suggestions!
i'll definitely go check it out...
i've been promised that i'd be taken to EVERY yarn store in stockholm... in exchange for some drumsticks...
so i'll let you know how that will go...

I'm sorry to say that there are not so many yarn stores in Stockholm. I'll list the ones I know (might not be all of them, I dont know)
Ljungqvists Garn, Karlbergsvägen 10, at Odenplan
Karla 48 Garn & Broderi, Karlavägen 48, at Östermalm
Nysta, Luntmakargatan 50, at the center of town
Garnverket, Hantverkargatan 14, at Kungsholmen
Sallys Garn, Ringvägen 64, at Södermalm

But I'd like for you to know about soe other intrresting places:
Folckers, Hornsgatan 52, at Södermalm, it's a very old shop with only (i'm not sure if its the right word but) string or cord
Sybehörsmagasinet, Nybrogatan 36, at Östermalm, sister of 80 years have had their shop for ages and you can find the most lovely things.
Mattssons Band, Kungsgatan 19, in the center of town, ribbons and applications
Rydströms Sybehör, Regeringsgatan 85, in the center of town, they sell applications ribbons and buttons
Simbra Siden, Upplandsgatan 24 at Vasastan near Odenplan, sell only silk and to quite good prices, for sweden
6  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: schooling in stockholm? on: January 28, 2006 01:55:52 PM
Maybe Konstfack?
7  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Calfornia Girl Alone, Bored and Miserable in Sweden (and looking for YOUR help) on: January 28, 2006 01:52:25 PM
Well, I have a tip that might be of interest. Lava. It's a place in Kulturhuset in center of Stockholm, by Sergelstorg.
You make stuff, like t-shirts badges or read magazines or listen to demos. Or just have a cup of coffee. Lots of nice people your age. I'd say.
8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Fairy Costume Corset - Simplicity Fairy on: January 19, 2006 10:33:50 AM
Oh my god!! Awesome! I have this pattern and attempted it a while back -- I wanted to make it reversible so it would go with many things. I made it out of red and purple satin with a black braided cord for the lacing. It looked great, but as I finished it and tried it on, I realized that I had made a most horrible mistake . . .. I left out the boning! D'OH! And the way I had done the reversibility I couldn't go back and put in the boning, so I chunked it Sad

But yours looks AWESOME! Great job! Oh and if you dont mind me saying, "you go girl!" for being big breasted and wearing a corset! Im the same way and I love corsets, but alas, they are so hard to hold up (unless they are like the "real" corsets that people used to wear as underwear).

Anyway, its wonderful!

But couldent you have bought (or made) another corset to wear undernath? Maybe not... Sad ending to a great sewing story
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Houndstooth Skirt... How Romantic! on: January 19, 2006 10:26:57 AM
its a very nie skirt and a well done job. If i were mine I'd wear it all the time. ood chise of fabric.
I too think patterns are good to work with, but since I have a size not so common I often have to do alterations. But I'm always interrested in laying my hands on a good pattern!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: little red jacket on: January 19, 2006 10:18:11 AM
Yes I get fabric from thrift stores too.I look for outsize clothes and for wool for coats,dressing gowns are good .

I must try that some time, to use the fabric from a biiig pice of clothing and turn it into something new and beautiful. (I have used mostly small pieces of fabric, leftovers from other peoples projects, or curtains) Do you have any posts on Craftster or pics I could take a look at to see what you have done?
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