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1  UNITED STATES / Massachusetts / Re: Boston Craft Mafia? on: May 03, 2006 11:18:48 AM
I'm in the metro west area and would like to part of this also . I sell on etsy and do lots of custom work just through word of mouth.  Do we have a(fearless)  leader yet?
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Needle Felted Skull mat on: February 25, 2006 04:36:19 PM
I made this back on the first wet felting  felt along. I had made my daughters cute felted soaps and wanted to do something for my son. I saw where  had needle felted somedesigns before wet felting them onto the soap so I decided to try it for my son. he plays Hockey and his teams emblem is a pirate with crossed hockey sticks. Well I got the hockey sticks down pretty good but  I had so much trouble with the pirates face and hat that I turned it into a skull , even cooler. But I had  needled it so much I couldn't get it to felt onto the soap so I just squared it up and made him a mat to rest his cell phone on
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sweet Tweet Bag (skipping bag) on: February 25, 2006 03:56:35 PM
sweet fabric! I want spring too!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My very 1st purse! on: January 22, 2006 09:27:18 AM
It looks great, the kind of purse that you will use everyday. now that you have the technique down you can experiment and go crazy on the next one!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Felted Sweater into Scarf and Shrug... on: January 14, 2006 09:03:59 PM
I think the scarf looks great the way you're wearing it . On the shrug  I think there are a couple of different things you could do .  You couldcut it almost back to the sleeve and put a chain or ribbon on the top edge to keep it snug , or  if you want to keep the closing asymmetrical move the pin over to the left side . Or you could make  it more of a v neck and put the pin dead center of the bottom edge. Hope those make sense to you ...if Craftster only had a sketch pad......
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hot potato purse on: January 11, 2006 08:09:33 AM
Brilliant! What a lucky girl! I going to hit this rocks too  so we can see it on the main page.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Dog coat - now with mini tutorial-scroll down on: January 07, 2006 10:10:06 PM
Thanks so much for taking the  time to post a tutorial! Your directions are so clear. I'm going to make one for my daughter's puppy.  Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pocket Shrine - "Mary" on: January 02, 2006 03:14:21 PM
Man, I'm so bad about posting the details! I've done enough of them by now that you'd think I'd
have it down!

Here goes...it is about 2.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide by about .5 inch deep. The box is a little paper
mache book shaped thing I get a Michael's
. I decoupaged some mulberry tissue paper on it...I'm learning
that with light colors, I have to use several layers to get decent coverage & color. I used a gold paint pen to highlight the edges. These generally take anywhere from and hour to an hour & a half to make, depending on what all goes into it and what kind of finishing I'm using on the cover.

The pic of Mary is from a saint (?) card that I found on eBay. I just trimmed it out with some fancy scissors and then embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.

On the inside, the cross is a little wooden thing that I just painted. The sunburst thing is, well, I'm not sure what its intended purpose is...behind the heart is a hole so that you could attach it to something...the roses are just little paper ones I got in the scrapbook section.

Check out my blog for easy access to all of the pieces I've done so far. There is also a pic on there of one of the boxes next to a quarter so you can see how big (or small) they are.
I predict there will be a run on those little books at Michaels. Great inspiration !
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vinyl Mr. Yuck Bag on: January 01, 2006 06:06:24 PM
Wow!  if you hadn't said you made it , I would have never guessed it was homemade, Lips sealed The design and construction are first rate, you are a true craftswoman.   I love Mr Yuck, he's a real  super hero.  I still have a few of his stickers myself.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: Anthropologie on: December 31, 2005 06:03:17 PM
I sure hope this is legal.   Undecided     Cheesy

Anyway, I don't need to tell anyone how wonderfully beautiful Anthropologie's clothing is.  I also don't need to tell anyone how expensive it is.  I did a quick search here, and a lot of people have been using them for....um.... inspiration.  I was wondering if maybe people would like to do a sewalong and.........uhm.....  completely and blatantly rip-off a design with me?  No, that sounds bad.  How could you say that nicely?  Hmmmm...  I'm all for supporting a person's good idea, but I don't have the cash.  So yeah.

Anyway, I think this could be fun.  I don't want to really say one particular design.  I say, everyone pick one that they like and go for it... and post your results when you are done. 

Anyone up for it?  The design that I have been eyeing for a while is the edwardian coat.http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=6769&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=12&iSubCat=311&previous=1
Although that one will take a while.  I also MIGHT alter the sleeves somehow...  Make them shorter maybe?  Or I'll just do full length.

Ok, so there is my challenge.  Anyone want to join me?  Remember, it doesn't have to be that specific coat...  It can be any design.

Oh, and Mods:  .... if this is just very illegal and wrong, feel free to delete this post.

As one who uses Anthopologie as inspiration all the time, I'm love to. I've done jewelery and bags but no clothing yet.   I'm (ahem) a little older than most of you here so I'll probably choose something  more  conservative.  Designers look to other designers for inspiration all the time. There are entire businesses that exist by replicating designer fashions  at mass market prices ,they call it "knocking off".  ::)Chances are Anthropologie is knocking off some other designers as well.
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