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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet another Butterick 4790 retro whirl-away dress! on: August 29, 2008 01:00:08 PM
...kinda looks like a tablecloth or an apron to me.

whaaaaa? i don't think i've ever seen anyone post anything rude on craftster. i'm not even sure this person meant to be rude. (some people are kind of dense that way.) it kind of cracks me up.
meanwhile that dress is badass. i'm pretty jealous that it's your first machine sewn project. i've been sewing for years and i'm not sure i can do that good of a job.
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Roller Derby Girl Costume...gone SERIOUSLY serious BAD (img big un...and gross) on: November 19, 2007 11:28:53 PM
please make some sort of art out of those skates and the x-ray. i think the double benefit of having a great lamp and not being able to use the skates anymore is the way to go.
man that x-ray is amazing.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: First time jewelry maker!!! Please look at my stuff!! on: March 21, 2007 09:45:33 PM
i love "ilove2sew".
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: embroidery hoop silkscreening on: December 28, 2006 09:23:26 PM
5  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / Re: Thought we might introduce ourselves... on: November 14, 2006 09:12:19 PM
so hi. i'm raven crum.  i'm basically a generalist but have been mostly into reconstruted garments as-of-late. the reason being that i've opened a used clothing store here in honolulu. people bring in stuff to sell or trade and they often dont want to deal with the leftover items. so i print on or frankenstich what i can and sell it in my shop.
i'm always on the hunt for kids who want to sell their handmade goods at my shop. clothes, jewelry, hats, bags, whatever.
i also am pretty involved wit local art and music happenings and love to host workshops and events when i have time. i'm a networking workhorse if you need anything.
i'm looking imto putting together a honolulu art collective in the coming year. i'm pretty into it.
glad i stumbled onto this. i never thought about looking for local peeps on craftster. it's very nice to make yer aquaintances. hope to see you on land sometime.
6  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / Re: Definitive Guide for Buying Craft Stuff in Honolulu (ADD info &YOUR reviews) on: November 14, 2006 05:38:25 PM
if you're getting very simple fabrics, theres always the micronesian fabric store on vineyard and liliha. SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS.
THE KALAKAUA FABRIC MART IS MY FAVORITE BUT THERE IS ALSO A F.M. IN AIEA near jelly's, behind the goodwill outlet. if you live out that way.
for buttons and zippers etc i'm a fan of the smaller thrift stores like the one on uh's campus and the one next to down to earth in kaimuki. lots of cheap and adorable vintage/never used sewing extras.
7  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Pumpkins! Please share your Jack O Lanterns on: October 30, 2006 03:28:02 AM
these pumpkins are freaking insane.
really just incredible. i can't belive it.
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Printing White On Black? on: January 10, 2006 09:43:09 PM
i've found that the best way to handle white on black is to use a larger gauge screen. just the next size up. i use 12 g. for dark on light and 10 g. for lt on dk.
the bigger holes allow more ink through so you dont have to mess with layering ink.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Credit card reconstruction? on: November 12, 2005 11:06:47 PM
i remember seeing a belt made out of metro-cards once(ny subway passes that are credit card sized). they were sewn end to end and a buckle was attached. but metro cards are thinner and more vinyl-ish than charge cards. so i would do the grommet/jump-ring thing if i were going to make a belt. but i think it would look pretty sweet. mabe you could even melt a little bit of a curve into them. good luck.
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