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21  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Plum Wedding! on: January 13, 2012 12:16:19 PM
Such beautiful coffee filter flowers!  I always see these and think I should try them...but they seem like so much work.
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Panties! on: January 12, 2012 12:41:04 PM
Those are awesome.  I wish i knew where to get materials like that--especially the lingerie elastic (I've never been able to find it).

I've always had to order it online (Etsy's a good place to start) or have found some in bigger shops (like Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL).
23  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random soapy babble thread on: December 06, 2011 03:05:26 PM
Yep I use a miter box. I mark my bar with a ruler then slice it with the muttered box. It doesn't slip around, the soap log is too heavy and the bottom of the muttered box is textured.

Stupid autocorrect. Also the mitre box has a ledge type thing to stay securely on the counter

Ah...so you mark each bar on the loaf instead of on the box.  Gotcha!  Smiley  I should probably just try a mitre box first and get a better straight cutter (mine is just one of those chop and scoop things and has a little bend to it!).

Hehe.  Muttered box.  Gotta <3 autocorrect.
24  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random soapy babble thread on: December 06, 2011 02:51:38 PM
Someone made me a box type cutter like that and it's cool. But honestly, for that much money I would probably just buy a mitre box from the hardware store. That's what I have and it works well. When you have a box type cutter like that you are locked into a certain size bar. If you change your bar size you can't use the cutter. Also, I'm pretty sure I got my wavy cutter and my straight cutter for cheaper than on that site. Let me check around (of course it could just be that prices have gone up).

It actually has an adjustable stopper that lets you cut soap thicknesses between 3/4" and 2 1/2" in 1/4" increments, which is why I was attracted to it - if I decided to make a thicker or thinner cut, I could!  But I get what you say about being confined by the size of the box.  I actually emailed them a few months ago, because my bars are 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 and they said they could make it wider for an additional fee. (I think it was $15?) But, like you said, it's already pretty pricey as is.

Have you used a miter box to cut soap?  I'm guessing probably if you're recommending it.  Smiley  I'm just afraid without having a stop at the end that I will still end up with wonky looking bars if the whole loaf accidentally moves forward while I'm cutting.  Perhaps that's an unfounded concern?
25  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random soapy babble thread on: December 06, 2011 09:29:40 AM
I bevel mine. I love my beveler, it's a small one from www.forcraftssake.com I've tried a lot of different ones, including a handmade one (by a friend) and the super expensive "Soap Doctor" but this is still my fave!

So you use the "lil' shaver"?: 

I definitely like the fact that it's made out of plastic so it's easy to clean.

I've been toying with getting a new bar cutter, too.  I don't really want to go super fancy (like the multi wire type) but I want something that is a little more accurate than the 1 at a time bar cutter my dad made for me a couple of years ago.  Does anyone have this cutter and do they like it? (I'm looking at the wavy/straight combo - I like to be able to do either!): 
26  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random soapy babble thread on: November 22, 2011 08:43:01 AM
Dang!  WSP really did go up.  Poop.  Sad

Does anyone here bevel their soap?  If so, where did you buy your soap beveler and do you like it?
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Handpainted Silk & Lattice Smocking (2 Dresses!) on: May 23, 2011 02:53:44 PM
I <3 the cut out, and the smocking on the red dress is fab!  Smiley
28  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: The Office quote on: April 06, 2011 02:14:14 PM
Love it!

Did Pam and Jim getting married make you cry?  It made me cry - it was awesome!
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Adults only swap round 5 - Sendouts 3/28 on: March 29, 2011 03:20:31 PM
I sent by the deadline (yesterday).  Hope 1boy1girl1kitty2 likes her package!  Smiley
30  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Asymetrical chain necklace on: March 29, 2011 03:17:10 PM
I love it!
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