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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Faux Bois Watch!! I am so proud! :D on: November 12, 2007 11:13:09 PM
brilliant!  inspired!  the colors are gorgeous.
12  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: My mom made me a Bjork swan dress :) on: October 28, 2007 11:01:21 PM
you should make the egg purse to go with!

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: vegan yarn on: October 26, 2007 01:28:35 AM
Hey, can I interrupt and ask a question about this? I've heard before about vegans looking for non-animal yarns and wondered why, exactly, you don't want to use wool or alpaca or whatever. It isn't like the sheep are harmed by the shearing. I'm sure there must some reason,  but I've never been able to figure it out so I thought I'd just ask now that I've found someone who would know.  Smiley

i'm vegetarian, and i try to stay away from products that are cruel to animals.  i check to see where the wool is from.  i don't buy australian wool, and if i can help it, i buy wool from local yarn shops and local artisans.

(disclaimer: what follows is from PETA, it is graphic)
In Australia, where more than 50 percent of the worlds merino woolwhich is used in products ranging from clothing to carpetscomes from, lambs are forced to endure a gruesome procedure called mulesing, in which huge chunks of skin and flesh are cut from the animals backsides, without any painkillers. When their wool production declines, some sheep are shipped to the Middle East on crowded multilevel ships. These journeys, which can last for months, are to countries where animal welfare standards are non-existent. The suffering sheep are dragged off the ships, loaded onto trucks, and dragged by their ears and legs to unregulated slaughterhouses, where their throats are slit while they are still conscious.
14  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: halloween DISASTER... please help :( on: October 26, 2007 01:18:18 AM
you could go for ironic scary...  maybe a perky cheerleader or a clown.  my parents told me about some teenagers going door to door as condoms, and they were carrying a baby...  you could be a broken condom?  that's scary.  maybe the enron logo... 

i went to a zombie party for a friends b-day, and pretty much everyone did gothy costumes, but my roomie timmy went as a republican.  the ones who got it thought it was hilarious.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: LYMD: Little Yellow Modish Dress on: June 16, 2007 02:04:46 AM
i've never heard of doing zippers that way!  that's brilliant and sounds so much easier.  i think i'm not scared of zippers anymore. Grin
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: $34.77... on: May 24, 2007 11:29:37 AM
I like to use nice wool every once in a while for small projects, but I'm a full time student who works.  I could probably afford an occasional splurge on nice materials for a sweater to work on over the summer, but I absolutely abhor doing laundry.  I hate anything that is really fussy.  So I am more than content buying and using acrylic blends.  I think they feel nicer than just the acrylic and I don't have to do much more than make sure I hang my sweaters to dry instead of putting them in the dryer.  In fact, my boyfriend sports a sweater I made using about $25, it's a knotty messy grungy sweater with dropped stitches, knit with some lion brand ribbon yarn and the homespun.  I used huge needles and he is skinny, so it didn't take too much $.
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Kiss Me! on: February 05, 2007 01:13:10 AM
hahahaha!  i've gotta show my honey this!  thanks for making me laugh, and consider giving out similar cards for v-day (i'm not much of a fan of this upcoming "holiday")
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Urban Outfitters Broke My Heart on: November 29, 2006 02:23:52 AM
you did a fantastic job.  could you put up some pointers?  i've got some ill-fitting jackets from goodwill bins (!by the pound!) that i've been dying to fix, and it would be excellent to hear what parts you had the most trouble with, and any ideas to help those of us who would like to do similar stuff...
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: leggings. on: September 18, 2006 11:11:18 PM
if you knit, there is a knit pattern on knitty.com:  http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTlegwarmers.html
if you wanted to sew them, you'd probably want to use a knit fabric for it, and just basically sew a rectangle in the legnth you want, just make sure that the width is smaller than the width of your leg, so the stretchiness will keep them up.  good luck!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: silk cherry blossom cami *blossom instructions, pg. 4* on: September 06, 2006 12:04:06 PM
this is the most beautiful recon i've seen.  in fact, i have been a member for months, but this is the first thing that i have felt the need to comment on!  you've also given me ideas to recon my bridesmaid dress after the wedding in october.  fantastic!
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