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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Psych swap Rd 2 (signups 25/4-3/5 SENDOUTS 14/6) on: May 05, 2010 07:56:41 AM
I got started on a pineapple craft, too. I'm hoping my partner likes it. I like that phrase, too! I use it when my family tries to "correct" me.

YES I do  Grin, I have to write a term paper today but it won't stop the crafting.
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Psych swap Rd 2 (signups 25/4-3/5 SENDOUTS 14/6) on: April 29, 2010 09:45:18 PM
Feel free to start crafting. If your partner for some reason doesn't want it - you can send it to me! Postage to Australia is cheap!  Wink

Great, I (and daughter) am starting this weekend!
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Psych swap Rd 2 (signups 25/4-3/5 SENDOUTS 14/6) on: April 28, 2010 09:59:00 AM
My list of Pysch crafts is growing can't wait to start.  Smiley

Off topic, I am hoping those with a Wist can help me. I am trying to put mine together but it's not working. I click the Add to Wists button it takes me to a blank page that says to create a thumbnail shot but again no pictures to choose from only keyword and optional info boxes. What am I missing
I tried the blog but no help there.
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Psych swap Rd 2 (signups 25/4-3/5 SENDOUTS 14/6) on: April 27, 2010 02:34:42 PM
Yayyyy, Pysch. This is my first Craftster swap can't wait. I am working on a Wist but give a few days, I have few weeks of school left and am fighting a round of migraines so it may take a while.

My daughter is thrilled about this swap she is helping me make a list of "Shawn" approved items  Cheesy.
25  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: dip tobacco type cans on: April 03, 2010 10:14:47 PM
If they are metal smear the inside with a baking soda paste and let it sit for about 30 minutes, then rinse. Smear them again with the paste and set them in the sun for fifteen minutes, then rinse. You may have to do this several times to really kill the smell.

If they are plastic then smear them with the paste and add a little vinegar, not too much or it will fizz to much, let it sit for thirty minutes then rinse. With the plastic you could also try soaking them in bleach water, I believe that the bleach would mar the metal cans.

I would make little kits with them sewing, first aid, ect...
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My dressform finally done on: April 03, 2010 11:18:00 AM
I can't speak for anyone else obvioulsy but for me its about it being exact..which means all the lumps and bumps need to be included..You can only get somewhat accurate with a dressform because they just arent geared to adjust enough and in enough areas to really mimic ones body ya know....
Exactly. For me it always the drape and the way the fabric hangs that gets screwed put so this is helping a lot.

ohhhh what do you think of the Fabulous Fit pads? I'm actually thinking about buying them because the dress form I just bought is right in every area EXCEPT the bust..I tried putting a bra on it and stuffing the bra but that didnt work out as well as i would like and it became more frustrating than anything

They are great, a little firm but still soft, I couldn't have gotten the shape without them. The bust pads only fill a C cup but it has small filler pads that should help make them larger, of course a little batting helps too.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My dressform finally done on: March 24, 2010 06:31:50 PM
I'm curious as to what you can do with a dress form that has all of your exact lumps and bumps that you can't do with a dress form that "just" has all of your correct measurements?

The problem I have had with the standard adjustable forms is that the bust, waist and hips seem right while I am making the clothing when I try it on it's too tight in certain areas such as the belly. I also have some quirky measurements (bust area) that require a lot of custom adjustments which on the standard for have put me in tears too many times.
I have nothing against Singer or Dritz forms I have had two in the past and they do the job but for my body type I really needed something with more detail. Don't even ask about my paper tape form  Roll Eyes that was disastrous.
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2010 on: March 11, 2010 09:18:53 PM
WOW after marking my finished projects I really feel like a slacker  Cheesy It seems like most everyone is flying through their lists. With school and parenting I am pleased that I have gotten something done.

Well at least I got the biggest project done, I finished my dressform and hope to put it to use next week. I also finished the four beaded bracelets but, gave them away then remembered I didn't get a picture, oh well at least their done.
Now to finish one of DD's dresses.
29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My dressform finally done on: March 11, 2010 09:07:17 PM
This is awesome! I've been looking into a dress form but they're all too expensive and not my shape... but I'm afraid to make one right now because I'm currently on Weight Watchers and getting smaller, so I may wait. But I'll definitely keep this in mind!!

If I hadn't found Roxy Display then I wouldn't have done this. With shipping only 92.00 a bargain.
Wishing you good luck with WW Smiley
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My dressform finally done --UPDATE Post 1-- on: March 11, 2010 02:56:04 PM
 UPDATE Here is the article that helped me pad out the form http://www.haabet.dk/TightLinings_andBoning/15.html
I wrapped mine a little different but overall I found it very useful. There are even instructions to make arms for your form, awesome!!

Now I'm fully aware that I am overweight and need to lose thirty pounds but, seeing the form finished is a hard pill to swallow. All the lumps and bumps match me nearly to a tee.

After purchasing the basic form from  Roxy Display
I decided to buy the Fabulous Fit Patented Fitting System to help get it just right http://www.fabulousfit.com/
It comes with thirteen pads and two jersey covers.

First I added quilt batting to fill out the form about an inch.

Then I started adding the pads according to the directions. I had to add a little more batting here and there to get the measurements right, then put the final cover on top. Now I have an inanimate twin, sorry for the image you are about to see but trust me, better her than the real me. Can't wait to try it out, Infinity dress here I come.
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