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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Rochas Headband remake on: August 23, 2006 06:45:22 PM
You guys might have seen these pics floating on the internet

so I decided to crochet myself one (or two)

I don't even want to guess how much they were charging for them originally
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / The Thrift Eye on: May 28, 2006 11:01:41 AM
Hey Folks,

I've created a blog about the things I have been finding for the past few years through thrifting. It should be a mix of household wares, gadgets, toys, clothes, art, furniture, etc...and it is an ongoing process for me. I am an avid thrift store, swapmeet, flea market, dumpster diving afficionado Smiley So I figured I could make something like this to share my finds. The only struggle is finding time to take pictures in between teaching. There are only two posts up, but there should be a lot of cool things to come very soon!


I figured a blog should do for right now, and I can work on the html specs later. Im so excited to finally share. Theres a few things I never get a chance to show to people in person, only through word of mouth, when I can barely even remember to say anything.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Best Place to buy a sewing machine on: March 03, 2006 01:19:01 PM
When I lived with my mom I was free to use hers, it was a pretty boring and old sewing machine. But now that Ive moved away (and its been a while since), Id love to get my own. My query is not which machine to buy, because when I see the one I want, I'll know - but which places are the best to buy them from? So there are obviously sewing stores, then craft places like joann or michaels, but then there are stores like sears, walmart, etc... and Im now totally confused about where I should go. Since many of you awesome sewers probably have gone through this before, I would REALLY appreciate some input, it would help me more than you could believe.

I want something sturdy, with lots of features, dependable, but not way overpriced. Ive never worked with a good quality sewing machine, and I would love to get one that works great, for myself.
4  UNITED STATES / Nevada / conventions/tradeshows on: February 28, 2006 12:10:56 PM
this last week, I went to three different clothing trade shows at the convention centers. I had never been to any in my life, so I took up the opportunity.

1. Off Price Market Trade show - at the Sands, it was actually really disappointing. Most of the clothes there were pretty unoriginal and for people over 40. Lots of whatever clothes. Looked like where the indoor swapmeet gets its clothes.

2. Project Trade Show - also at the Sands, upper level. This was the show to be at, there were mostly up and coming brands and a few designer/more recognizable brands here. Everyone was edgy, and modern, and fun to look at. I got tons of free stuff - from bags, shirts, watches, scarves, and tons of magazines. We even saw Usher, hahah. It was really nice actually, just to see lots of people making their dreams of having their own stores, come true (its one of my dreams).

3. Magic Convention - at the Hilton convention. I guess this was the Big show, but in all honesty, I was  underwhelmed. It was like a mixture of the two above mentioned trade shows. It was weird, like extremes. Really expensive brands showcasing, along with a bunch of generic clothing labels. The only difference being, was that it was huge, the mens and womens area had whole different sections. I dont see what the hoopla was about, it wasnt that great.

next year, you guys should go to the Project show, or the Pool Trade show (I missed out on that one, but heard it was really good too). and that was my run down of the shows. Probably some of the advantages of living in las vegas, is getting into these things for free Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Happiest Place on Earth (IMG Heavy) on: February 20, 2006 09:52:34 PM
it was my birthday, no better place to go.

I wish the quality of some of these pictures had come out better, but because we were on rides, the speed of my film and the near to darkness, and no flash photograhy. I wish Id taken more than one roll and half of another, because if you try to buy a roll of film at Disneyland, the cheapest you will find it is for 8 dollars..bleh.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Nature Photography, Image heavy on: February 08, 2006 08:01:57 PM
I recently moved to Las Vegas from California, but my Canon and I used to go together everywhere. This was at the California Arboretum, in Arcadia, if anyone would like to know. Personally, some of my favorite pictures of mine ever. ever ever

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Fish Homes on: February 02, 2006 04:23:14 PM
I received a Betta for Christmas. And Im keeping him a large vase, I dont have the money or space for a tank (or patience). But have any of you come up with cool, and safe ideas for environments for fish to live in? Im gonna post a picture later on of my current set up which includes bamboo, glass beads and colored shells. I really dislike just seeing bettas in little cups at stores, mine loves playing with shells, and swimming around the bamboo, when he sees my fingers to feed him, he jumps out of the water to kiss my fingers
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Business Cards on: February 02, 2006 11:03:18 AM
Hi, this is my first post. Sorry if this has been done before though- (I promise I'll show my crafts later when I get my pictures organized).

My thing is that Im currently looking for Business Cards, Ive never had one before. I just started a new job where I pretty much need them, and I just moved to a new city where I think theyll come in handy.

Do any of you know of any websites that have business cards for pretty cheap without any gimmicks? Or even websites that let  you upload your own business card design and dont charge too much for the printing?

This idea also seems convinient to me after explaining to strangers about the crafts I do, so why not give out a business card? Maybe some others have done this too.

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