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1  UNITED STATES / Pennsylvania / Focus Group for DIY Women in/around Philadelphia on: November 20, 2012 07:56:23 PM

Do you like to get things done yourself? Are most of your projects one-day projects and at times, are family-focused even?
We are looking for FEMALE DIYers (women who like to create, alter, or fix things themselves) to help us out with Primary Research in a focus group format for the National Student Advertising Competition.

We will provide food and drinks in return for your assistance.

The location will be decided depending on what is best for the attendees.

If you have any questions, please contact our Faculty Advisor, Sheryl Kantrowitz at 215.204.4266 or sherylk@temple.edu.

Please comment (http://new.evite.com/#view_invite:eid=00ACAARBSZI3CI3COEPCE6YREN7MKM) if you can come on where you would be coming from so we can come up with a central place to hold the group(s).
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Mega quantity lip-balm wrapping brain freeze on: October 30, 2006 06:09:11 PM
You could hide the lip balm somewhere really creative and instead of giving them to him, you would give him a clue as to how to find a certain spot in your house. When he figures out where it is and goes to look there, he'll find another clue you've written and hidden there that tells him where to go next. You can probably go through this four to six times, leading to a final clue that will tell him where his present is hidden. That would be a lot more fun then just having a present handed to him. Or you could do a box in a box in a box type of thing, where you have the lip balm in a smallish box inside a bigger box inside another, bigger box...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / I love wearing important messages! on: July 21, 2006 03:14:04 PM
Once upon a time there was a t-shirt. This t-shirt carried a very important message. However, this t-shirt had a fatal flaw: it was big. And baggy. And yellow, a color which looks horrible on the shirt's owner (that would be me). So the owner took a pair of scissors and began to attack the beloved shirt. Clinging onto life by a thread (pun not intended), the shirt was rescued by a sewing machine, a dead backpack, and some black fabric. And it lives to spread its message yet today.

Sorry about the lack of a before picture, but it was pretty much the same, minus all of the black fabric. It just had normal, boring, short sleeves.

This is the after picture. The zipper is from an old backpack, which is why it's not exactly even. And the sleeves are long because my arms grow about an inch a week.

And this is the hood. Blame the lumpiness on my hair.

It's still yellow, but I think the black makes it a little bit more wearable.

I do have an opinion question: Does the zipper obstruct the words too much? Would it look better if it was just a pullover hoodie? I'm not sure, but I think I could sew the sides back together without the zipper. Let me know, thanks.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My first reconstruction on Crafster on: July 14, 2006 05:19:35 AM
You could patch the hole from the inside, like sew a piece of brightly patterned fabric over the hole on the inside of the jeans. Then you could sew around the hole to make sure it doesn't get any bigger. Am I making any sense? Well, anyway, I've done that to a few pairs of jeans that have ripped in the knees, and it always looks good, but I don't know if it might just look like you just have underwear sticking out of the hole...?
Anyway, good luck, and they look truely awesome so far!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: present for a soon-to-be 15yo girl on: July 14, 2006 05:09:10 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I would have used one of them if there had been time, but I ended up buying her the book of sheet music from an online store and having it shipped overnight, which was kind of expensive, but it worked.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Painted Jeans (2) IMG HEAVY- I think on: July 04, 2006 11:13:07 AM
The back pockets on the first pair are seriously the coolest pockets I have ever seen on a pair of jeans in my life.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: everybody loves stripes, peace signs and zippers. on: June 30, 2006 02:16:39 PM
I LOVE that tie-dye, how it's splattery and not swirly (splattery=everyone's new favorite vocab word). And I agree with everyone else that the "zip up stripeness" is completely awesome.
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / present for a soon-to-be 15yo girl on: June 24, 2006 09:19:04 AM
One of my friends is having a birthday in about a week and I have no clue what to get her. She's turning fifteen but she likes to think that she could be mistaken for eighteen (she couldn't); she's into movies and is obsessed with anything drama- or Broadway-related. She's really good at singing and playing the piano, and I was thinking of maybe getting her a book of sheet music for one of the Broadway plays, but I don't know which ones she doesn't have already. Umm... her whole family likes the Eagles... That's about it, I guess.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Little kid dress into shirt - large pictures on: June 24, 2006 07:37:27 AM
Thanks! I think I will put more ruching in the front... but would that make the stripes look messed up?
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Little kid dress into shirt - large pictures on: June 22, 2006 04:49:53 PM
About a month ago I rescued a bag of clothes my mom was sending to the thrift store. They were mostly clothes from when my sister and I had been about six or seven, I guess. Almost all of them were dresses. And surprisingly, almost all of them fit me. Not well, obviously. They were all short, and they were disgustingly tight around the armpits. But they all had enough fabric to have potential...

And this is one of those dresses, before it met Mr. Seam Ripper. (Sorry that all the pictures are so huge, I don't know why that happens)

Front - Yeah, I just realized that it was inside out. Too late now!

Back (I LOVED the criss-cross straps!)

And after some cutting and sewing, I had a nice stripey shirt.


Back (I even remade the criss-cross straps!)

**Please excuse the bra straps in all pictures**

I'm not sure if I love how drapey and puffy it is in the front, and I was thinking about doing more ruching down the whole front, do you know what I mean? What does anyone think about that? Thanks for looking!
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