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1  help with t-shirt design in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by gloing on: September 27, 2006 03:22:39 AM
Im not quite sure in which forzum to post this, so sorry if its wrong here.

Im just painting a t-shirt for my friend with a picture of his guitar, i pretty much freehanded it, i only used a piece of paper to get the neck straight.
so my question:
should i leave it like this (of course some smoothing the lines a little bit and such stuff) i seem to like it being so simple.
or should i fill in more detail?
use some different colors (i got some silver paint,too)?

what do you think?

the photo changes it a little, the lines are smoother and better looking.
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2  un-named but not unloved hat(much violett curderoy and many photos) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gloing on: September 12, 2006 09:53:12 AM
I made it for  a friend, so its  a little small for me (but it fits her quite well)

its the left side, she can remove and reattach the "ribbons" with a little hook.
and i fixed the button on top so its flatter

the other side

front, you see its a little bit to small, but thats good or i would have kept it (though if i do another one for me i will make it green)

you cant see the lining which is bright green  Smiley
does anyone know what type of hat I produced?
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3  Re: Birthday gifts for a brother and mother-in-law to be in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by gloing on: September 12, 2006 03:02:29 AM
what crafts are you good at?
you could make her a teddy bear (there are cheap sets and they are not that difficult) and if you knew how to, you could make a "austen-like-outfit" for it.
something like this

i like the stenciled t-shirt idea for your brother.
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4  Re: Pug Swap/Dog Swap in New Swap Theme Ideas by gloing on: September 05, 2006 06:53:07 AM
thats my dog(jack russel terrier)

I think this small dog idea is nice, though my dog thinks he is at least rottweiler sized  Wink
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5  Re: traditional german crafts in GERMANY by gloing on: September 04, 2006 08:01:11 AM
in Kindergarten we built a gingerbreadhouse(or is it a cottage  Wink ) every year, sometimes small ones for everyone one, sometimes one big one.
dont know if its typical german(but its out of Grimms Tales and they are german)

not traditional but it combines two things important to many germans and / or important for the german image:
beer and soccer

before easter some eggs can be easily painted/dyed, fake eggs like plastic eggs would make it easier. traditionally they are hung on a birch tree, i dont know if there's a similar tradition where you live.

and you could do easy "Fastnacht", "Fasching", "Karneval" masks out of paper plates. 


and for st martin 11th november you could do paper lanterns

If you dont have enough time for an advent calendar, let everyone make a" door" and then everyone draws a number and gets that door (you will have to make it class size fitted)
Or you can "wichteln" (Wichtel and especially the "Heinzelmnnchen" are typical german story figures), I looked it up and it said in English its called "secret santa, everybody crafts something or brings some tiny good and those are put into a bag and then everyone draws something.

and you could light an advent wrath http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent_wreath in the time before christmas.
the information on this page may be right, but i'm from germany an had advent wrath all my live and i didnt know about most of the meaning.
and no one i know cares about the colors of the candles. today the colors are chosen to match the decoration, many people using it arent religious at all.

Hope you like some of my ideas.
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6  Black Rose (immortal) skirt and striped skirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gloing on: September 03, 2006 10:52:04 AM
Whenever I worked on the first skirt I thought of the song, so I hade do do some other Black Rose stuff as well (some felt appliques,hairclips..)

I took some pics (with my mobile so they arent that good).

I m rather glad how this one turned out, the fabris is super soft and moves nice when I walk/dance.

seems behind me my closet exploded  Wink
this one is  a birthday present for a friend, it looks much better on her (its to big for me and keeps falling down  Cheesy )
the pics dont do the fabric justice, its more beautiful.

                                                                      closer up on the fabric

matching flower made of leftovers and beads.

Both were pretty simple, I didnt use a pattern and for the first time Im satisfied with the zippers.
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7  my new colorful flaphat in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by gloing on: June 14, 2006 12:38:40 AM
I had this beautiful fabric and i needed a hat, so i came up with this. It was a just for fun try and now i love it!
it was early in the morning...
it flaps more beautiful in real life. the photos are bad, sorry.

those pics were just to better show the fabric, in fact i can see if i were it.  Wink
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8  Re: something subtle to remind him of me in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by gloing on: May 31, 2006 07:32:28 AM
if you would like to make a scrapbook and you don't have enough pics, why don't make some yourself?
you could make a whole story out of it (like "our travel to blablub" or so) and could make pictures of all the situations you would like to be in and you are looking forward to. Not all the situations need to be realistic, you could put him/both of you in your favorite movie or in a pic as your favorite animals/heroes whatever.
Understanding what i mean? It would be a reminder but also a  "view in the future".

You can use whatever technique you feel good with.
Easiest would be with a computer program like corel paint, photoshop or gimp.
but you could always cut and glue pictures together.

Instead of a scrapbook a two years calendar (24 months) with 24 pictures or perhaps some kind of game would be fun.
Does he like to play cards? I did this for my friends grandma: I took his parents and him and his sisters and put them into the cards.

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9  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by gloing on: May 29, 2006 08:21:01 AM
since i was looking for something special (should be green and the skirt should be not too long and bell shaped) i sewed myself a dress for my "prom" slightly modifying this dress:


i haven't got a really good picture, but those are OK:

"on stage"  Wink with our history teacher (me wearing the green dress)

not totally ready, but you can see the cut and the fabric (green silk with golden res and blue stitching(floral))
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