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1  California / California: South / New to OC on: September 26, 2006 10:33:34 AM
Okay, so I moved to costa mesa-newport 10 months ago and the only people i've run into are druggies!! I have yet to run into someone worth talking to!

I'm dying from the lack of socialization. Cry

HELP! Embarrassed
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / THERE'S A MONSTER UNDER MY BED!!!! Swap ideas. on: April 11, 2006 03:11:15 PM
Most of us have seen the monster alarm clock(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75060.0)

What if we did a Monster bedroom swap?

We could make stuff like:
-re-vamped bed set(Comforter, matching sheets. not used!)
-That cute little alarm clock
-A rug!
-Larger stuffed monsters
-Pillow covers
-Light switch covers
-Journals(I don't know about you but I keep mine in my night stand)
-Wall decor
-secret stash spots
-Cell phone holders(I charge mine on my night stand)
-Garbage cans
-Sleep masks(I sleep with one lol)

I would organize it, but I'm not elligible to.

Is anyone down?
3  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Winter Warmers Swap(SIGNUP 11/18/05-11/28/05)(MAIL BY 1/5/06) on: November 18, 2005 03:31:02 PM
Swap name: Winter Warmers
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Sassiecat321
Sign-up date range:11/18/05-11/28/05
Date to send item by:1/5/06

Limited to a certain number of people?: no

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All Ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:

Winter is comming and we all need to stay warm somehow!

You are asked to produce one hat and one scarf(mittens, earmuffs, gloves, and blankets are optional!) for your partner. They don't have to match but that would be cool.

They can be sewn, crocheted, knitted, etc. They can be as simple or extravagent as you like. Feel free to use ideas from this forum as well!

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
Head size(inches around crown):
Preffered scarf length:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making a men's tie? on: September 22, 2005 12:30:59 PM
I plan on making my boyfriend's tie out of fabric from my prom dress(I'm making that as well) for a perfect match.

I seriously have no ties in my house and no clue how to make one.

Any tutorials out there?
5  Oregon / Oregon: Northwest / Really cheap fabric at a joann's on: September 22, 2005 06:51:43 AM
There's a Joann's nearby washington square that is LIQUIDATING!!!! Everything is discounted, 30-70% off.

I got all the makings for my prom dress for under 50$(35$ for 91 yards of ribbon and 3 yards of fabric.)
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / This is what I've been doing instead of packing.(Image Heavy) on: September 05, 2005 07:20:14 AM
School starts tomorrow and I am transfering schools on my senior year, so I'd figure I'd do some customizing with my school supplies, since being bored comes easy. So I bought the cheap notebooks, the cheap composition notebooks, and a cheap journal(which I bought planner pages for) and I used some leftover scrapbooking paper to cover them all with, and some leftover cord fabric. School cost me 20$ this year(50$ last year).

The whole shabang:(I made my own dividers this year... I took some black paper and tore off the plastic parts from an old set(nail glue works wonders)
I cut out the shape of a rabbit(I found it on a website, I wish I could remember which one.) and glued it to the corner of this spiral notebook.
Three plain notebooks(I plan on screenprinting some things on these, I just don't have the materials right now)
The pencil pounch I made(everything fits in it perfectly)
The front and back of my DIY Planner.(It has planner pages in it too.)
I plan on getting lost(my old school had the easiest layout, but this one's so easy to get lost in), so I glued the school map on the inside, along with my schedule on the opposing side.
I made it so you can fold the map over to see the bell schedule(incase life gets boring)
the back inside cover:
I threw in a mini calendar(I was too lazy to figure my printer out)
All in the bag I made:(the button is MIA I'm sewing it on as we speak)
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jacket to Bookbag(tutorial added)IMAGE HEAVY. on: August 26, 2005 09:23:19 AM
I'm new here, and thought I'd post my latest project. I hand-sewed it because my sewing machine is in transit.(we're moving) Anywho, here's the jacket:


The Cell Phone Pocket:

The Inside:(I used some spare cord fabric and some fabric from a few old pairs of pants in my possesion.)

Sorry that last image sucks. I plan on using it for school... but I don't like the blackness of the handles. Any ideas?

Tutorial time. I'm sorry that this tutorial sucks. You probably can't understand it.

-Get a jacket out and lay it flat. Cut a straight line just below the arms of the jacket(make sure that the zipper, if you have one, is under this line so that you can keep it.), keep to the side for later.
Cut off the arms, and cut along the inside seams of the arms so that you have two squares instead of tubes. Cut one arm peice directly in half(you want to have two 5"x11" peices[sides], and one 13" x 5" peice[bottom]) I was able to get all three peices from the arms of the coat alone, you might have to salvage from somewhere.
Take the torso of the jacket and cut along the side seams so that you have two peices; the front and the back. My measurements for the torso peices were 13" x 11"

-sew the side peices to the torso peices so that you have the beginings of a bag with no bottom. My measurements after sewing these peices together was a rectangular prism that was 4" x 10" x 12"
turn inside out and sew the bottom peice so that you now have the makings of a bag. you should now have a bag that is 10 inches tall, 4 inches long, and 12 inches wide. If you have the zipper on your bag, it should work. this will come in handy BIG TIME.

-For the inside of my bag, I made 10 3.5" x 11" strips of fabric. Then I made two 5" x 11" strips of fabric. Then I sewed them together so that I had a 28" x 11" peice. Then I joined the two ends and sewed a 13" x 5" peice to the bottom so that I had an inside lining of my bag. ignore the measurements on the image.

-Now for the hard part(in my opinion). Take both peices and what you are going to be using as the straps of the bag.

turn your bag peices inside out and place the lining inside of the outside of your bag. pin your straps so that they are inbetween both the lining and the outside of the bag and so that the handles do not stick out, but are inside. sew, make sure you re-enforce the seams where the straps are(I made a box with an x in the middle)

Turn right-side out and enjoy!
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