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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where do you buy fabric online? on: April 29, 2009 04:38:57 AM
I have been looking for modern printed nylon fabric, like the kind you make windbreakers and kites from. It does not have to be ripstop, but if it is that's fine, too. I've found plenty of solids, but no prints. Anyone have any links/sources they can provide? TIA!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Lemonade-short sleeved cardigan on: July 13, 2007 02:33:48 PM
That is beautiful. I would sell that pattern.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: THE cutest baby booties EVER! NOW WITH HAT!!! on: July 14, 2006 09:06:05 AM

For my son, who is due 10/25, I wanted to make these, but just a little more masculine. Instead of 2 colors and a lot of fluff, I just made them in one color, Berroco Suede Lone Ranger #3730. The colors are very close, but this one is a little less yellow than Hopalong Cassidy. You can check them out for comparison

Just a little Berroco Plush in Crema on the top - I had some leftover from another project. I think I used about 3-5 yards.

I knit the bottom on size 3 needles and the bootie upper on size 4, and am pleased with the sizing. They are a little smaller and will fit younger babies than some of the others I've seen knit on size 4 and 5. If they are too big, to keep them on, you can also thread a piece of the yarn through and around the ankles and tie in the front. They really look cute either way!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Bibs with serger and binding on: May 19, 2006 11:28:02 AM
Those are adorable! Cute fabric choices.  Some boy ones that are not sports would be great, too. They are so hard to find! I would pay $20 for 3, but then again I'm in LA, where everything is expensive.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: TUTORIAL for pocketchanger changing pads--finally! Img heavy on: May 19, 2006 09:20:35 AM
I would like to make one of these for my baby but also a few as gifts. Do you have a photo of the pocketchanger unfolded with the diapers and wipes in it, so I can get an idea of the pocket placements? Thanks!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Love your wedding? Then show off your photos here! on: May 19, 2006 09:04:21 AM
We got married 8.20.05 in Malibu, CA at Calamigos Ranch (highly recommended!) I crafted a few things for the wedding: placecards, my veil, centerpieces and programs. It was so much work I just picked and chose a few things to make and outsourced or bought the rest.

After seeing the prices on veils ($150-300) I decided to make my own veil and comb.  I used a metal comb and did wire wrapping with swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls from some broken necklaces I had lying around. The tulle was 70 cents per yard and I just sewed it on. Very easy! Total cost: $13.

The 100 vanilla and coconut dusted cupcakes were made by our local family bakery and we placed them on Martha Stewart cake stands. (Cost: $130 delivered!)

The centerpiece flowers are small potted rose plants we bought at the LA Flower market for $3 each and put in baskets from Michaels. My mom helped with gluing some fake ivy and moss around them. The total cost each was $12.  We bought bags of rose petals for $3 each and spread them around on the runner and also the cupcake and program table.

The table cards I had help assembling, but I made all the pieces ahead of time and had my family help put them together 2 days before the wedding. The ribbon is wired, which helped keep it stiff and made it easy to tie the bows ahead of time. Names were printed on green vellum and attached to folded cardstock.  Most of this stuff I had in my craft stash, so the cost was negligible - maybe $15 for everything?

Here are a few photos, including the lace detail of my dress, by Paloma Blanca.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: DIY Maternity Jeans with tutorial on: May 13, 2006 07:51:35 AM
Thank you so much for posting this!  I'm 16 weeks along and starting to look for maternity clothes - what a depressing task! The ones I can afford are ugly, and the cute ones are outrageously expensive.  I'm off to chop up my stretch jeans right now!
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 11/28/05 - Why does it take Leah so darn long to reply to PMs and emails?! on: December 03, 2005 08:07:50 AM
Leah, I think you need an administrative assistant or intern!
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 12/2/05 SERVER MOVE IS DONE!! on: December 03, 2005 08:06:46 AM
Congrats Leah - what a huge undertaking. I can't even imagine how stressful that was.

10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Tips on sewing with velvet on: November 05, 2005 09:40:02 AM
I am sewing velvet and cotton fabrics together and am having a tough time with the tension between the 2 fabrics. When I sew with the grain of the fabric, everything's fine, but sewing across is not working at all. I'm using a standard sewing machine (Elna 1000) and metal foot. Any suggestions/tips on special foots or tension adjustments when working with slippery fabrics like Velvet? I do have a serger - am I better off using that?  I have been sewing for 20 years and can't remember having these problems in the past, but then again, I sew mostly with cotton blends and courdoroy. Any help would be appreciated!
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