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1  Re: Pink leopard smashing pumpkins tee (suggestions needed please!!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by rockfullofawesome on: January 13, 2007 07:59:10 PM
Awesome! I'm all about leopard print, seriously. What about adding lace along the top of the bust, sort of like this?

Some thick, black lace would look nice, be an inexpensive addition, and super easy to sew.

Good luck with whatever you do, don't forget to post pictures!
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2  Re: Mustache Costume! in Halloween Costumes by rockfullofawesome on: November 05, 2006 07:06:24 PM
Gah! Awesome! I <3 mustaches... I totally wish I could grow a gnarly handle-bar.

Hehehe... I'm on the left:

I carry seven mustaches around in my glove compartment... just in case.

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3  Some Zines I've made (pic heavy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by rockfullofawesome on: October 21, 2006 02:24:12 PM
Hi! Here are some zines I have made this year.

This one is about how to pee standing up, if you're a grrrl:

This one is a short photo essay:

These two are ones  that I made with the kids that I teach (Religious Education at a Unitarian Universalist church:

And this is a knitting zine that I have in the works:

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4  Re: best hair dye in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by rockfullofawesome on: October 07, 2006 10:01:41 PM
I honestly like Manic Panic the best, but I also used Fudge in "Cherry Bomb" once, and it looked like this (I bleached my hair first to a orangy-yellow color):

This is with Manic Panic in Atomic Turqoise, after some fading:

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5  Re: Punk Rock Prom dress! Leopard print swing/50's style. By Zombie Teeth! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by rockfullofawesome on: May 26, 2006 10:45:58 PM
It's georgeous, Leah! You ALWAYS make the most awesome stuff, I'm totally envious ; )

Also, your title reminds me of something that one of the local music venues puts on every Spring in my town, the Punk Rock Prom. Everyone is encouraged to come in drag, and they crown a "king" and a "queen". They commission a line up of local punk bands, and everyone rocks out. A few years ago my friend Tom one prom "queen"... here is a picture of him:

Yeah... anyway.

You + that dress = EXTREME hotness, keep up the good work.
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6  New Zine! in Discussion and Questions by rockfullofawesome on: November 25, 2005 04:20:37 AM
So I started a Zine, called El Bistec (I'm a vegetarian, meat has nothing to do with it really). I have a website where each issue is posted ( www.elbistec.blogspot.com ), and I'm also going to make hardcopies and distribute it locally (local for me is Ventura County, California).

If you live in VC or even nearby -contact me! I am offering free advertising to bands, artists, crafsters, small businesses, etc.

If anyone has done this before, or has any suggestions, let me know!

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7  Re: Badge maker ... suggestions needed in Discussion and Questions by rockfullofawesome on: November 02, 2005 01:42:57 PM

I have this pin press:

It presses one inch buttons, and is totally easey to use. However, it cost considerably more than the ones you were looking at. What are you planning on using the machine for (making buttons, obviously) -personal use (just making buttons for yourself and your friends) or mass production (making large numbers of buttons to sell)?

Also, with stuff like this, you totally get what you pay for. A pin press that costs $15 dollars and is plastic is not going to last nearly as long as a metal one that cost over $100 (at least I hope, 'cause otherwise I got JIPPED  Grin). Ease of use and availability of parts is also an issue. I have never had my press jam, and I can order parts for 1000 buttons for $40, including tax and shipping.

Do any of those machines come with a circle cutter? You will need one of those too, depending on how many buttons you plan to make (unless you want to cut out all those circles by hand... my blood-pessure rises just thinking about it!).

I would say that those machines would be better than one of the handheld presses (oh man... those things and I do NOT get along). So... you are just going to have to figure out how much you want to spend, and go from there.

Hope this was even remotely helpfull.

Oh, P.S. -- My press,with circle cutter and 1000 parts was a little over $200. I got it in August, and since have sold the entire thousand, and ordered another batch of materials. I have recouped my costs, and get a fair amount of bussiness (I sell them mostly to bands and local venues). So the more expensive one can pay off, depending on the intended use.

Best wishes!

The end.
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8  Re: Hobo bags!!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rockfullofawesome on: October 13, 2005 12:25:56 AM

You are going to need 2 of every peice in BOTH the lining and the outside, except for the strap (you only need one of each).

I found it worked best to sew both ends of the main pieces to the zipper pieces, then pin the pleats in place, then sew over them. Does that make sense?

Tinafishs' tute is awesome, but I'm going to be sewing another one this weekend so I can post lots of step by step piccys!

Oh yeah... I used a CD to round off the top corners, and a large round tupperware to round off the bottom ones. I'll include that in the pictures!

mocazi: I LOVE houndstooth. And with red? Totally HOTT  Grin

arrhythmia: I hung out with my friend a few weeks ago. He was like "So... pink leopard print? Um... why?" Heh. Needless to say... I gave him FAR more reasons than he needed (or wanted!). I had really been wanting a purse out of that fabric (I had it leftover from a corset), and when I saw the plaid I knew it had to be done.  Grin

jMi: Oh man! Thanks for the compliments!!!! Hurry! Go sew one! You won't regret it! Make lots!

Ismoyo: I was so lucky to find that fabric... It's the perfect brown, sort of fuzzy, and the amount I bought only cost me $3.50!

Thanks for all the input!!!
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9  Re: Itchy metal bra clasp in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by rockfullofawesome on: October 10, 2005 11:52:06 PM
Alright... I've got a solution for you. And I made a paint tute, too. Just because I couldn't explain it without pictures  Grin

A. Piece of fabric, about 3 inches wide, and 2 and 1/2 times as tall as your hook and eye closure.
B. Fold it in half (right sides facing each other) hamburger style. Sew edge (the 2 and 1/2 times height will allow for seam allowances and a little room to spare)
C. Turn right side out so seam is on inside of tube
D. Slide onto bra. Position so it is covering the hook and eye closure. Pin in place on ONE SIDE. Sew ONE SIDE of the fabric tube to your bra, then scrunch the tube to one side so the closure is explosed.
E. Put on your bra, hook the closure, then slide the tube so it's not scrunched anymore, thus covering the hook and eye closure.

Hope this helps you! I had fun making it, in any case  Grin
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