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1  SO much to do! (Suggestions?) in Weddings and Bridal Showers by heysupqt on: March 29, 2007 07:33:19 AM
I'm going to start a checklist here so a) you guys can help me with suggestions and b) I NEED SUPPORT! I'm doing 99% of my wedding by myself. So. Yeahhh. I have a year to get all this done for about 150 guests, so I'm tyring to get this all together and figured out so I can start tackling the things I can.
Here's a few notes:

My colours are different shades of ivory (light ivory to champagne) and black. I want it to be very classy, but not nearly as expensive as a wedding where I buy everything, so the ceremony and reception will have lots of candles to make it look brilliantly wonderful.

I am not sure about my dress. I'm wondering if just buying it from David's Bridal will be easier, since I'm making British money, and buying it in the States when I go to visit my mom will mean I'd buy the dress for half price. The one I have my eye on is $300, I'll be spending about 150. I've yet to find a good dress pattern. All I want is a simple A-line. No frills. Just a dress! It's ridiculous how hard it is to find a good pattern, ecspecially because I'm plus-sizes. A big theme running through the ceremony/reception will be black satin ribbon since I'll have one on my dress around the waist. It should look great!

I am lacto-veg, my FH is vegan. We're having a vegan reception, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. HOWEVER I wanted to figure out a way to make the food ahead of time where we could have the hotel staff serve it hot. I'm trying to figure out good meals I can do this with. GAH!

INVITATIONS!!!!!! Dear God. This is one of the only things I'm getting help with. My mom, cousin (MOH), and aunt are all helping me design, print, assemble, and mail the invitations, which all has to be done in a day or two, because I plan to mail them/make them at my mom's house in the States in July when I'm out there. Any ideas for designs? I don't want something too overdone (the "black paper, ivory vellum, tied together at the top with black ribbon" invitation has been suggested so many times, but I've also seen it WAY too many times!), but I also want something I can handle easily.

Centerpieces. Huh I was considering saving wine bottles and doing something with them. We drink a lot of wine. not a LOT, but enough to have a good amount of bottles saved!

The cake. Wow. I just bought a vegan desserts book with a million recipes, so I think I can handle it. I also saw in Sainsbury's (my grocery store) fondant icing in a box, which, apparently, is vegan, but I've heard tastes horrible. I figured if I can ice it nicely and evenly like fondant does, I can handle making and decorating the cake. What about a topper?

I'm sorry if these are way too many questions, I'm just freaking out about doing it. I know it's in a year, but I DO want to span all this out as much as possible in order not to kill myself in the end.

ONE THING I'M WORKING ON!!! My Ring Bearer's pillow! I've nearly finished knitting the top part of it, I'm going to sew it together when it's done and it'll be DONE!
I stole the idea from Martha. of course. heehee!

i'm also considering making tiny ones in to sachets for favours. Good idea? yes? no?

edited: photo because I used hotlinks. Saved to Photobucket. SORRY MODS!
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2  White Stripes Stencil? in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by heysupqt on: March 22, 2007 07:17:51 AM
I'm trying to figure this out. Okay.

I LOVE the original picture of that. I HATE the stencil. However, it's the only stencil I could find...

I was wondering two things:
1) if anybody has another stencil of theirs
2) could anyone turn one of these pictures (second row down) of them in to a workable stencil? I've tried to SOOOO hard and they're not working out for me. I'd like to use a Patrick Pantano photo of them, since I love that man tremendously. Thanksssss!!!!!! This is for a 45 box I have that's plain and I want to spice up a bit. All the White Stripes singles I have will fit int here, so I figured why not? Cheesy
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3  I NEED SERIOUS HELP, PLEASE!!! in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by heysupqt on: August 15, 2005 02:32:43 PM
Okay, so my ex boyfriend had a band in which I wrote their name across a teeshirt in fabric marker with. I just found the shirt on Saturday, so I decided to bleach it out because I could TOTALLY use it for a stenciling shirt.

the only problem is, it's sat in bleach since then and it's not faded one bit.

Anybody have any stencils I couold use that would cover up a two inch-tall logo that goes across the whole shirt? the logo I made looks as such:

but I want some sort of stencil to go voer it that either involves Michigan, Detroit, or any band from Michigan/Detroit. It would be helpful. THANKKSSSSSS!
[also posted in stencil_swap]
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4  LP/45/CD Tote! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by heysupqt on: August 03, 2005 09:15:01 AM
I made this bag for a friend of mine a long time ago. Last time I saw her, though, i wasn't quite done with it! I'll have to send it to her now! haha.

I had some fabric laying around. I had a sewing kit. I had ribbon. By darnit, I had CDs, 45s, and LPs to measure it with! So I made her a bag. She just got a radio show on Sirius (the Sattelite Radio station), so I thought with all the music she'd start listening to, this would come in handy for her new purchases or promos.

Materials Needed:
3 yards of fabric, any color (I used hot pink because it went well with my ribbon)
1 yard of wide ribbon. This is for the handles, so i would NOT suggest using silk ribbon for the wide ribbon.
1/4" ribbon used for decoration and/or fabric paint pens
Thread/needle/scissors, etc.

First, cut part of your fabric out to measure 26" long and 14" wide. This will be the main part of your bag that LPs go in.

then cut and hem two other pieces of fabric, both to measure 9 x 9". Hem these pieces. Fold larger piece of fabric in half and stitch the smaller pieces to the outside of the bag, making a pocket. Make sure you leave as much room as possible for the CDs to fit inside. you should be able to fit about three in one pocket at a time. The other pocket can hold 45s.

Stitch ribbon to make lettering on bag. What I did was use the fabric paint pen to write "CDs" on one pocket, "45s" on the other, and "LPs" on the very top. Then I stitched "KO" with the ribbon forming the letters (her name is Ko) on one side of the bag where empty space was, and the outline of boxing gloves on the other side.

When I was finished decorating the bag, I folded it inside out, stitched the sides up, stitched on the ribbon handles, and  flipped it back inside out. It looks very neat and clean, but it took me a long time because I didn't have a sewing machine.

crappiest Paint design ever, but you get the point.

As soon as  I can grab a photo of it, i will. That paint job did no justice to the bag.
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5  Re: creative halloween costumes in Halloween Costumes by heysupqt on: August 02, 2005 02:02:15 PM
here's my halloween pix from halloween '03:


my boyfriend and i went as the white stripes, but a lot of people don't know that band.  it was cool though, cuz the ones that did were SOOOO happy to see us and told us how we looked more like the band than t he real band does  Grin

i really dig the guy that dressed up like patrick from spongebob squarepants too... Wink
I've seen those pictures before! They were on a fansite for the White Stripes I ran ages ago. Man, oh man.
I've gone as Meg several years in a row. This year I need to do something else.
Here are pictures of Meg I used as models for my past costumes:

I took a black wig, put it in pigtails, and cut the bangs myself. This was probably the easiest by far.

They had just released Elephant. I went as TWo people, actually. I had a mad thing for Meg White and Tracee Miller from Blanche (another band from Detroit that the WS are pals with), so I just switched wigs for a party I went to. For both wigs, I got the according colors (bright red for one and black for another) at a wig shop in a flea market real cheap. They were pre-styled and everything.

last year:
(I couldn't find a picture, but it's of her in the end of the "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" video)
It took me a while to find a Members Only-type jacket, but I found one. I just wore the same wig and outfit as I did the first year I dressed up as Meg and carried around a suitcase with some clothes hanging out of it.

I think this year I'm going to be something a bit more creative. haha.
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6  Re: I got the most brilliant idea ever... in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by heysupqt on: August 02, 2005 01:31:40 PM

Any input?
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