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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Of all the styles of purses and bags... on: November 13, 2008 02:10:58 PM
What are your favorites?

I'm taking a small poll...

and by favorites I mean do you like...
messenger bags, big hobo bags, closing bags, zipping bags, small bags, clutches, etcetc

I know that I'm suuuuper picky about mine and I'm formulating an idea for some christmas gifts and what have you. However, I want to use my current purse as a pattern because..well...I really effing love it...but thats me and so I'm curious what others like.

Thanks so much for your input =)

it is mucho appreciated!
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: Thrift Store Question on: November 12, 2008 08:08:56 AM
Sorry this is going to be long!

I work for Goodwill currently on their website. This gives me lots of knowledge about how Goodwill works.

First of all when stores get donations they sort them and most Goodwill stores pick out valuable items and they get sent to their local Shopgoodwill posting location where they get posted online.

The stores then pick out salvage items(lots of clothes and actual fabric pretty much all the goodies) and send them to giant Goodwill warehouses. These warehouses usually run an outlet store. In the outlet store they sell all of the things that either didnt get picked for shopgoodwill or didnt sell in the store. There is all kinds of amazing finds to be had at outlet stores. Plus its soooooo much cheaper than the actual store.

For example....furniture that is priced at $50 in the store sells for no more than $10 in the outlet. Lots of nice(rehabable desks and dressers!) sell for $2-$6. I bought a HUGE super comfy chair for $6. You can also find lots of storage options for all your craft bits and pieces here too for very cheap.

BUT the good part...

They dump clothes and all kinds of randomness(books, movies, tapes, tables, lights, etcetc) in giant bins. There are usually over...8-9 HUGE rolling bins(I'm talking like 12ft bins) stuffed full of clothes and random awesomness. This stuff sells for 50 cents a pound once you go over a certain weight limit. Usually if you fill a shopping cart you get the cart for 50 cents a pound. Otherwise things are priced according to what they are.

I recommend searching for a goodwill outlet store, its really a great deal and you can find all kinds of good stuff. Sometimes there is fabric and scraps but its also good to find very nice clothes to harvest from. This also makes it very cheap instead of paying $1.99 for one sweet tshirt to turn into a purse when you can get 20 shirts, cord pants, a few big blankets and sheets, a new cabinet for all your new finds, a bag of buttons, glass for mosaics, tapes for wallets, and cups to repaint all for MAYBE $15-$20

Its really very neat. So if you've worked for goodwill or you do work for goodwill, the outlet is where all of your salvage goes. Its also not all salvage. I've pulled out expensive vintage costume jewlery from a bin they were going to just throw away that sold on shopgoodwill for $120. So its totally worth checking out!

I really hope that helps and I'm sorry it was so long!

If something isn't clear or you have any questions feel free to ask away!

Or if you are looking for something imparticular I can keep my eyes peeled for it since I work here =) I would be happy to grab it for you if I find it and send it your way!

3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Help with Julius! on: October 12, 2006 08:53:55 PM
yup, a satin green toga-esque thing...

it is going to look great

its almost done!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Help with Julius! on: October 12, 2006 12:27:10 PM
I already bought the fabric for the toga and sash...

the toga is a silky grey and the sash is a silky green.

I have 5.5 yards of grey and 2.5 yards of green

it will be plenty..I think I know what I am going to do

I will fold the fabric in half and make like a pillowcase and cut arms and a neck out of it and hem the seams.

then I am going to attach the sash and what not...

it'll be cute.

haha
5  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Help with Julius! on: October 12, 2006 11:19:15 AM
Ok...my Chef is going to his halloween party THIS FRIDAY THE 13th as Julius Ceasar.....

well I am the one having to make his costume...

now...I can sew thats not really a problem...

but he is a BIG guy...we are talking a 60" chest and a 68" waist....

yea...

I dont even know where to begin...
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: It's been done... Still, a cardboard chair! on: April 06, 2006 11:42:50 AM
haha

I had to make a cardboard chair for a senior AP physics class.

was gooooood stuff.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: woo... clothes for the my fashion show... on: January 04, 2006 11:22:33 PM
I LOVE the dress...would actually wear it to my wedding.

and my boyfriend LOVES the long trench.

very nice.

should be for sale.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Star Wars dolls... on: January 04, 2006 11:07:02 PM
nah..just use a stiffer stuffing or a posterboard lining....

and I got a sewing machine for christmas so its on.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Aquabats, Bouncing Souls, Horrorpops Clocks and a leopard chair. on: December 25, 2005 04:34:53 PM
mmm horrorpops.

love that clock
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: apartment dwellers... on: December 25, 2005 04:32:26 PM
oh I like the bamboo idea.

awesome

thanks for sharing!
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