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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Digital Scrapbooking Software on: June 15, 2013 12:13:18 PM
Dear Craftsters,

I've been using the My Memories suite for making family calendars and digital scrapbooking, but I'm finding it a blunt tool at best.  Is there a dedicated scrapbooking software you can recommend? 

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Crafty Business Books for Canada on: January 24, 2009 09:58:08 AM
Hullo Craftsters!

I'm at the very, very beginning of starting to sell my crafts and I'm looking for a good book to help me along and act as a reference as I make my way.  Thing is, all I can find are books based in the US.  Could someone help me out here?  Thank you!!!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Preeeeeesenting....Doctor Lesbian Fairy Princess Kat!!!!! on: November 01, 2006 06:08:48 PM
This is one of the most wearable pieces I've ever made.  A lot of my other projects have been one-time or one-day things, but this is one I think I'm going to be wearing to a lot of places.  (Minus the wings and crown Wink )  These pictures were taken by my good friend and wife, on halloween day.  If you'd like a more exciting look, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK5whnecto8&eurl= for a video of my costume.   

The side view of my tuxedo top.  I reconstructed the jacket and made the pink cummerband, which has elastic at the back.

Three Muskateers pose!! 

The video protrays the costume best, because it shows it from all directions, and I zero in on each piece.  Thanks for checking this out!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Miniature School Uniform on: October 17, 2006 07:12:03 PM
For my psychology course, we were asked to design a self-directed school with floor plan, dress code, rules, mission statement, etc.  I was given the task of designing the school and the uniform.  I ended up making this little outfit for disproportionate barbie girl-- here's to a good mark on the project!

Young student with her t-shirt and kilt.

The back of her teeny tiny kilt.

The side of her kilt- where the apron meets pleats.

Front of kilt, with GIANT pin...life size: 3/4"

Student standing in my real-life kilt.

PS:  If her eyes look weird...to be honest...i drew on them to try and make them asian.  It didn't work out.  Don't try that.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Hemming half a skirt? on: April 19, 2006 02:52:12 PM
Hi Craftsters!  I'm wondering if it's possible to hem a kilt halfway.  My kilt is basically a strip of fabric, with two straight ends and pleated in the middle.  My problem is, if I hem it evenly around the back will rise up when I walk.  I just want the front to be shortened.  Is that possible, without it looking very odd?  I'm afraid to make mistakes with this because it's supposed to last me four years.  Thanks!!!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My First Embroidery Project on: March 17, 2006 02:42:30 PM
Hey!  My mom got a free canvas bag from a income tax seminar she went to, and on my first trip downtown this year I wanted to bring something huge, to stick all my sketchbooks into.  So I actually just brought this bag plastered with "Community Volunteer Income Tax Program" and turned that side out.  Then my friends decided to go down again and I wanted to make it more fun- pulled out my box of thread and created this.  I'm pretty proud of it because I'm not known for making precise stitches.  Other than you know, inside my fingers!  Be Kind...
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Giant T-to-Hoodie Tunic! Avec super simple tutorial. Pix heavy! on: March 10, 2006 07:34:09 AM
Hey everyone!  I'm part of the cast in my school's production of Guys and Dolls, and as such we all get giant t-shirts.  (We get to put our names on the sleeve though...yay!)  After asking permission, I promptly browsed every single one of my favourite stores shirts, looked through tutorials here and on OhMyStars, and created my first recon!!  

If you look closely, you'll see I cut too much off my neckline and sewed it back on...backwards...
The back!  It's a hood...that I had to make bigger, (look closely again) and the giant Guys and Dolls logo underneath it.

My super simple tutorial...if you need more description, just post!!!

Viola!  On closing night, everyone dons their shirt and we wear it to the Cast Party...the shirt also counts as uniform for two weeks so I'm waiting-WAITING- to unveil it.  The show's in three weeks!

8  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / OH YEA- The Late Fire Faerie Halloween Costume on: February 28, 2006 05:37:40 PM
As I have just acquired a card reader for my starved memory card, (I dug up pictures from two years ago that I couldn't upload before!) I'm FINALLY, FINALLY able to post my first sewing project ever.  Unless you count that dress I made for my friends' stuffed animal, and I don't.  

This was supposed to be as a set- my friends and I dressed up as Elemental Faerie's but it didn't work out for them.  (Lazy bums!  Wink )  I however, got an awesome costume to dance around the neighbourhood in!  Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures with the make-up or crown thingy so it just looks like a top with some embellishment.

The Blank Top...i kinda like it this way.  Infamous mirror shot!

Complete!  *Cough* Please ignore ugly hair and brace-face-ed-ness!

So I did this Halloween '05, and the first time I ever used a sewing machine was on this project.  It's also the only thing I've made that wasn't a pillow...(which I've made a LOT of as well)  It took a full weekend of hard sewing, and I'm pretty proud of it, right down to the loose threads.  Comments and criticism are appreciated!!  
9  CANADA / Ontario / good beginner sewing or jewelry youth courses in toronto? on: December 26, 2005 11:48:04 AM
Hi!  I'm guilty of watching.  Since I lost my USB to upload pictures from my digicam, I haven't been able to post anything I've made, so I don't post a lot...anyways! 

I'm 15, and looking for good youth courses in the GTA where I can learn basic sewing or jewelry making skills.  my mom suggested george brown, but it seems all their courses are for older people than I, (naturally.)  I'll be 16 in may, so anything after may with that age group is good.  i can't do summer courses however, since i've got a summer job lined up and it's 9-5.  PLEASE HELP ME!  There is only so much I can learn by myself, and I REALLY want to learn!  Thank you in advance!   
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / adding pockets to a kilt on: October 29, 2005 12:13:54 PM
Hi!  This is my first post on Craftster, though I've been looking at it for a long time.  Anyways, I go to a school with a uniform and am wondering if it's possible to add pockets to a kilt.  Generally, it's just a strip of fabric, with about 4/5ths of it pleated.  If it helps, my kilt is mainly dark blue with some white and red thread running through.  Please help!  I've been wearing it pocket-free for a year and can't stand three more like it.  Thanks! 

PS:  If you need more info, I'll be glad to help.     
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