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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: flamenco skirt on: May 11, 2004 12:39:22 AM
oh, such plentiful comments and compliments! much obliged!

itsmesosa: thanks so much for converting the measurements, i was being too lazy to do it myself.

kapaali: cheers for the serger tip, i'll be sure to get hold of one if and when i'll want to make another skirt. all that hemming did nearly get the better of me!

elephantfanatic and jessie: i would love to see pictures of your finished skirts, so please post them if you can!

doll parts: same technique for both, yes.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re:square bottomed lined bag tutorial on: April 28, 2004 12:32:00 PM
thanks! they're all cotton, old curtains and tablecloths and such like. apart from thread and interfacing, i get all my material from fleamarkets and charity shops.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re:square bottomed lined bag tutorial on: April 28, 2004 11:44:59 AM
thought i'd add to this thread since it's not yet long enough for my liking. this tutorial was such a revelation for me when i first found craftster, so thanks once more, jordy! here are some of the bags i've whipped up of late:

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re:flamenco skirt on: April 28, 2004 11:10:07 AM
um... i think i used five metres of the black fabric and three metres of the polka-dotted one (both 150 cm wide).
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re:bike re-vamp on: April 04, 2004 09:52:20 AM
that looks so professional! and i absolutely love the idea of those airplanes. sorry to hear you've lost both of your creations, though.

i didn't dare try spray paint (a previous attempt of painting a lamp resulted not only in a painted lamp, but a painted floor, a painted kitchen top and a painted inside of a nose), but the handpainted base actually looks surprisingly even. apart from the speckles of paint on the wheels and the lock and whatnot, of course... as per usual, i wasn't as patient as to do much taping.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re:bike re-vamp on: April 04, 2004 09:03:11 AM
all i did was march into a hardware store and ask for paint that would be suitable for painting a bike. for the mushrooms, though, i used paint meant for scale models, because i knew i would only be needing very small quantities of the stuff and couldn't find the shade i wanted anywhere else. now that it's dry it looks like it won't chip off very easily, and i hope that really is the case - even though the paint's from the toy department!

before painting, i used sandpaper on the bike to get rid of the shiny surface, so that the paint would stick better. the paint on that other bike held up very well, so i haven't got big worries about this one, either.
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / bike re-vamp on: April 04, 2004 12:42:03 AM
so i got bored with my ten-year-old bike. sure, it was still almost pristinely white and pretty... i.e. not at all my style. when i was about fifteen, i painted a bike skyblue and added daisies (i lost that one when the roof of our garden shed fell on it one snowy winter). i thought about daisies this time, too, but then decided to go for something different. this is what i came up with:

the foties are pretty self-explanatory, methinks, though unfortunately do not do the finished product much justice.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re:flamenco skirt on: March 30, 2004 06:59:09 AM
elephantfanatic, an explanation can be found here: http://www.esflamenco.com/togetstarted/enindex.html

i don't perform in competitions but i do dance an awful lot, and would absolutely love a red skirt with polka dots as well, as suggested by shimmeryhz. that's next on the list, then...
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re:mac tac on: March 24, 2004 05:34:46 AM
i've used skyblue contact paper on boring white kitchen tiles. i live in a student flat where no permanent alterations are permitted, but the good thing about contact paper is that it can be removed without a trace. i did this a few years ago, but it still looks as good as new, and the overall effect is pretty impressive. highly recommendable!

10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:my filmstrip lampshade on: March 23, 2004 06:21:16 AM
yes, well. we're a serious bunch. Grin

i simply have to try the tiger balm thing, it sounds so brilliantly bonkers. too bad the result's not waterproof, though.
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