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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Dolly Mixtures! on: October 20, 2008 05:13:05 AM
Hello Hello!

I haven't posted in a while - so I've got a few topics to come up...But I've just recently decided to make things to sell instead of just for myself, so I'm so busy crafting and doing Uni and other stuff that us young'uns get up to!

I found this amazing bedsheet with Berty Bassett on the front and Dolly Mixture print all over the back, and it screamed out at me, so I turned it into this cute skirt with the help of some pink cotton:

Let me know what you think! I love it so much that I had to make it in a bigger size on purpose so that I wouldn't keep it!

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Name thread - Get opinions and ideas about names for your business! on: September 18, 2008 08:50:41 AM
How about Candy-Pop.....Rainbow-Pop.......

I kind of went for your idea and have decided upon Dolli-POP!...Not too far away from the original, and still cutesy...do you like it?
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Business Name thread - Get opinions and ideas about names for your business! on: September 15, 2008 04:26:24 AM
Hi All!
I really want to start selling my handmade items online and I need a name...
I would be selling dresses, tops, skirts, hair accessories (i.e. bows), and bags. I'm going for a kind of innocent, cutesy theme as a lot of my products are made using childhood themed material (i.e. carebears, barbie etc). I also however, want to make it pop with quirkiness...think comic book strips and pop art cartoon themes...
I had though of Lolli-POP!, but a shop in London (also an Ltd Company) has the name of Lolli-pop clothing...
So a few words I've come up with are things like:
Cupcakes, muffins, candy, fairy, dolly, bows, rainbows, sunshine, ribbons, buttons...colours are bright, but also pastelly like pastel pink but also neon pink...so cutesy but quirky...
Please help!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Favorite Color Swap R2- (Signups May 29- June 11) SENDOUTS July 17th on: June 30, 2008 01:19:05 AM
I just got all my craft supplies back from uni, so I can start crafting! Yay! Hopefully us moving house won't slow anything down, but I'll keep in touch!
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Orange Flowery Leopard. OR. Schizophrenic chair. on: June 01, 2008 01:55:39 PM
I bought this chair from a local charity shop for 5, and although it wasn't massively ugly, it was pretty boring...
Well my flatmates (future housemates) and I decided to do our kitchen orange (rented house, so actually all of our kitchen accessories will be orange), and my chair did help this decision.

I apologise for the quality of the pictures, my digital camera is not nearly as good as I would like.

It started out life as a dark brown, varnished boring chair...

I got some funny looks on the bus home carrying a chair (also some funny comments - "The bus company does provide seats you know, you don't have to bring your own"...along with another inexplicable one "No wonder I felt sick, there's a chair on the bus!"...perhaps I heard him incorrectly), and had to walk down a big hill carrying it. As soon as I got it back to the uni flat though, I sanded it and PVA'd it, and then painted a layer of watered down orange acrylic, then a second layer, then sanded it and decoupage the flowers....the flowers kept making the paint peel off, and I had to do touch ups there, and then when I white washed the whole thing, patches of orange paint rubbed off...that was fun. So it's a bit patchy but I think I sanded most of it to blend in...and I sanded some of the paint off completely to give it a more rustic/worn look.

Painted Orange...

White Washed and Decoupaged (You can see some of the patches  Embarrassed)

Close up of one of the parts of decoupage (and a gratituous shot of my lurverly toes)

Another piece of decoupage

The "Hot Seat"

Another close up - distressing detail

This first, salmony, coral, orange part of the chair is one part of my personality - I am bright and easily excitable, as well as being "on trend" with fashion colours (Apparantly the "hot" colour for summer is Salmon/Coral... Roll Eyes Funny that I was wearing it all through spring)...
Another part of my character is represented by the flowers - I am a huge girly girl. I love being feminine and I love flowers and pink things and fluffy things and I oooh and aaah at prettyness.
Another part of my character is represented by the vintage distressing - I am very traditionally minded, and believe I should have been born 100+ years ago, due to my love of all things vintage (I really do believe that "they don't make them like they used to")
Another side of me loves to take the old and transform it into the new - recycling this way is fun!

I then wanted to make a cushion for this chair. Our uni chairs are horrible and uncomfortable, and sans cushions. So I decided that because I have finished my first year, and am moving out of halls and into a house, I deserved a lovely cushion for my grown up bottom. I also wanted to funk up the chair a little and this is another side of my character - I love to stand out. I usually try to portray this in the way that I dress, I try and be unique, and that is one of the main main reasons why I craft - to stand out, to create one-of-a-kind items...

With the cushion....

Close up of the cushion

I used a regular cushion pad (much much cheaper than a proper chair cushion) and sewed my cushion cover with ties, and then sewed four pink buttons on to squish it down to make a chair cushion...

And Voila! All Done! Smiley
6  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: A Throne for a RockStar!!! on: June 01, 2008 01:24:08 PM
Ooooh, I Love it!

Also, awesome floor Smiley Does the ribbon match the floor?
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Amazing Hoodie Swap R6 Gallery on: January 28, 2008 10:29:55 AM
awwwww, you look so cute! that hoodie is adorable and you have great hair.

Lol, thank you, it's a bit frizzy in the picture and the fringe is homemade  Grin I'm feeling all Kate Nash like Smiley
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Amazing Hoodie Swap R6 Gallery on: January 28, 2008 04:59:05 AM
Woo! I got mine today from Creative_Miss_Chris! Usually, at uni, post is the most exciting thing of the day, but today it was the most exciting thing of the week! It's fun getting a big parcel when there's a queue of jealous students behind you. Awesome!  Grin

I love everything about it; the colour, the short sleeves, and most especially the hand sewn hearts, and the cute cute cute trim that wraps all around the hooooood ^.^ Luff Luff

There's even a little heart on the hood! <3

Aaaand I got all those lovely treats! I got Belgian chocolate and cookies! Yummmmmy...AND some extra fabric in case I want to alter/add to the hoody! Yay!

Thank you soo much Chris, I love it all! You have been faboo to swap with!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: *MANY PICS* First 2 (presentable AND functional) Hoodies!! Tom Brady/Batman :D on: June 17, 2007 11:48:55 AM
I love the idea for the Jersey hoody, I would have never thought of that!

Very off topic: You hair is so amazing. I'm growing mine long in the hope I can get mine looking as gorgeous. Is it naturally curly at the ends? Mine has a dreadful wave, it's so boring and plain.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Sizing - Help needed! on: May 29, 2007 11:15:35 AM
Thank you so much for the fast replies!

I'm going to cut the pattern out now! Thank you so much!
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