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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / bicycle lovers swap!!! on: April 08, 2007 10:54:57 AM
can we please do this? i tried searching in the forum but all i could find was some ideas from a while ago but no actual swaps. anything bike related would go, for example bike themed clothes, handlebar cozies, helmet suitable earmuffs, glow in the dark anklestraps, etc. i have so many ideas and i'm sure there are lots of you crafty folk who love bicycles too.

if i see enough interest, like maybe twenty people, then i'll organize and get this sucker on the road just in time for summer biking fun!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / ??? sweater help! on: March 28, 2007 09:00:24 PM
so here's the deal, i am a total n00b at knitting. i've knitted a few scarfs, neckwarmers, dishtowels and hats, can handle circs, inc/dec and stripes. i haven't knit anything with a pattern yet because i am terrified of them.  Undecided
but i would love to knit sweaters. that is why i learned to knit in the first place! because i have such a hard time finding some that fit. i am elf-sized and sweaters are usually very short on the arms and belly or too wide. so please knitting goddesses help me find an easy sweater pattern to sink my teeth into. preferrably cheap or free since i am currently on the starving student bandwagon . thanks in advance.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / body image on craftster clothing boards on: November 29, 2006 10:37:16 AM
you know, i love craftster. since finding this website a little over a year ago i've been inspired many many times and i've had tons of fun reading through it and finding amazing handmade things by talented peeps. BUT, i find it so so sad everytime i look at something beautiful someone made and then they write something along the lines of "sorry for being fat" or "excuse my bad hair" or "my face sucks today". i think everyone is beautiful in some way, and if you don't feel like that that day, because we all have days when we feel crappy about ourselves, then don't take a picture of yourself. this self deprecating behaviour makes me sad about being a girl, because i don't like seeing other girls putting themselves down so much and craving reassurance from a bunch of strangers on a website. sorry about the rant, but i'm quitting craftster for a while and i needed to get this out of my chest before i go. please people, love yourselves and your flaws, because your bodies are gifts and you should learn to understand them and care for them and appreciate them in all of their varying shapes, sizes and colors. i hope when i return to craftster someday i see a change in this because that will make me and i'm sure a lot of other people really happy.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / comfy scarf on: November 05, 2006 08:24:45 AM
i was wasting time on the internet procrastinating, and i found this picture and i just need to have that scarf now, but the construction of it just seems weird to me. can anyone please explain to me how it could be done and what yarns should i use?thanks in advance ladies and gents

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / show your bones on: July 03, 2006 08:31:01 PM
for some strange reason i collect jelly skeletons, the kind you get around halloween. not knowing what to do with the many i have, i decided to start putting them on random things. i had a scrap of weird vintage fabric, so i made a tube top and sewed one of the green jelly skeletons to an area of the fabric that was damaged.


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / insert lame sailor joke here ::TUT:: lrg pic on: July 03, 2006 08:24:53 PM
little boys navy blue/white stripes tshirt + white/red stripes fabric + white fabric + 4 nautical buttons (1 big, 3 small) =




if anyone wants a tut, i'd be glad to


thanks for all the great compliments. this was my first shirt recon, so i'm happy so many people like it. i wanted to make a nice tute, but haven't had the time, so i apologize for the subsequent crappiness. the pink lines are for cutting, the green lines for sewing. if you have any questions just ask.


7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / aligning techniques? on: March 10, 2006 09:43:44 AM
I am curious of how you line up the screen on shirts so it is the same every time, mostly for more layers or making a bulk of shirts the same?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / polka dotted shirt-dress thingie (with crappy tutorial) on: March 07, 2006 01:39:47 PM
firstly, i apologize for the crappy picture. it's hard to take your own picture, even with the timer.

my boyfriend silcreened some t-shirts for his band, but they were all too big, so i took one and cut it up. then i took some old polka dotted pajamas that were too short and made a bottom for the shirt and puffy sleeves. you can't tell they're puffy because of the picture. i sewed the entire thing by hand because my sewing machine is busted. tonight i will take better pictures after i get home from work.



1. cut up t-shirt and pajama pants

2. sew triangle pieces in the crotch area of pajama pants so as to make a skirt

3. sew the waistband of pajama pants to the shirt, with the drawstring bow facing the back of the shirt

4. cut puff sleeves out of bottom of legs

5. sew puff sleeves to the dress thingie

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