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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / So I'm curvacious and I found my dream wedding dress..one problem Its too Big on: September 28, 2010 11:16:45 AM
This gorgeous dress is the wedding gown I've dreamt about ...it shows off my best features ( legs and shoulders) One problem I wear a 20 in this designer ( according to the sizing chart) and its only avaiable in a 26.

Is it alterable?
Should I get it?
BTW the dress is only $99!!!!

Could I find a pattern and have someone ( i'd be too nervous) make it?
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / A man's hanky on: July 28, 2010 08:30:19 PM
My BF has asked for a mans hanky ...actually several. 2 for work ( he works in construction) and 2 for dressy-ness.
Outside of buying them any ideas for the actual hanky ? ( i can dress them up later)
3  COOKING / Dessert / Cooking Challenge - Celebrating July 4th! - Flag cake on: July 05, 2010 10:30:06 AM
I made a Flag Cake !

I simply used 3 cake mixes
1 duncan heniz red velvet
2 pillsbury french vanilla  ( one i then dyed blue)

I then split the red and the white cakes horizonially and layered two of them on my cake pans like this


Then out of the remaining half layers of red and white cake I cut a circle ( about 5 in in Diam.) and discarded ( aka fed to the kids) the outer rings

Next I tool the full layer of the blue cake and cut and discarded (yummy) a circle of the same size

Then i layered them ( adding frosting as "mortar" between layers)

so you have this
circle of redcircle of white
blue outer ring
RED 1/2 layer
WHITE 1/2 layer

I hope that makes sense and then you get this

Innocent looking! I used a baby bottle nipple, soda caps and a pop top dipped in food coloring to make the bubbles!

INSIDE -surprise

Close up!


I've never made a layered cake before ( ok my SIL helped lol) and I've never entered a contest on here either....

Thanks for looking!

One last pic....look at the size of that slice!

4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / ripped book on: December 08, 2009 10:03:42 PM
So my roomie in a fit of anger ripped a book in half.  As much as it hurts to see a book damaged, I now have lots of aged printed pages to work/craft with....suggests?
5  COOKING / Dessert / Tawna's stupidly simple Pumpkin Cheesecake **No Bake** on: November 23, 2009 01:59:11 PM
After many years of "experiments" I finally mastered this recipe. My family now requests it every year . When I lived in the dorms i actually sold them to girls who didnt want to meet their beau's mom empty handed . It paid for christmas lol

It is impossible to mess up!

Tawna's stupidly simple Pumpkin Cheesecake
tawna1121: 1 box of no bake cheesecake mix ( I use aldi's brand but any works)
tawna1121: 1 can of Libbys Pumpkin pie mix ( PIE MIX! not pumpkin its the brown label and only comes in large size, you will have a lot left over)
 1 gramham cracker crust ( or make the one that comes in the box its easy but messy)
 Directions: Read the directions on Mix box but minus 1/2 to 1/3 cup of milk from what it calls for . Add milk to empty mixing bowl. Now add approx 1/2 cup of Pumpkin mix to milk. Mix well.then add the filling mix powder to the milk/puree mixture and blend well
Pour into crust
Refridgerate for 30-45 mins or until firm
Optional: Drizzle carmel ice cream syrup over the top just prior to serving
 Eat and enjoy

Use the leftover pie mix to make a reg pumpkin pie or freeze it for future cheesecakes!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / I am looking for a pattern similar to this 1940-1950's house dress on: November 09, 2008 09:46:26 PM
I love everything about this dress...except it's size and price!

I'm a curvy gal but I can make a pattern fit if anyone can help me locate one.

Here is the dress


7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Clearanced Placemats to awesome messager bag ( Brown and teal!) on: January 06, 2008 09:56:45 PM
I desperately wanted a classy grown up bag for school ( after all I am 25!) SO I made one!!

I got these placemats on clearance after christmas at walmart!! I though they were awesome. They are Corderoy with a satin back ( aka my lining!)]

only 70 cents each ( i Bought 4)

Then I Bought some cordinating fabric for the strap 1/2 yd cost $2.49

and I also grabbed some matching teal buttons for $0.62!!

Here are all my supplies!

So I made a handle....

then I sewed the front and the bottom to a strip of the fourth one ( i originally waws going to do side panels to but got frustrated and gave up!)

sewed up the sides and added the handle and Viola!

many thanks to my Mom who is modeling it for me!!

and close up of the button detail...

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / beautiful red faux dupioni tablecloth...now what do i do? on: January 01, 2008 10:34:49 AM
I bought a gorgeous faux dupioni silk table cloth on clearence for 5.50$. It is 62inches by 103 inches and slightly rounded at the ends ( its an oval tablecloth) I saw it and *KNEW* it was the fabric for my little red dress I've been wanting. I'm a bigger-ish gal ( RTW 14-18 depending PAtterns 20-24) but every woman wants a sexy red dress she can put on and be the showstopper!

I'm 5'5,very short waisted ( there is less than 2.5 inches between my underbust and my natural waist line)
but I have great Gams ( legs lol) and a 32 inch insteam.

Bust-38 b-ish maybe C with a little "help" from the bra,

 waist 44,

hips 46.

I want a v neck ( i have a dispropotionately large neck/double chin)

and sleeveless ( but not halter...I need a bra otherwise I look flat chested...but a faux halter neck line would be great!!)

I would prefer a princess seam dress but I want it to "flow".

I am a decent "alter-er/reconstructionist* AKA I make it fit but patterns scare me!

9  COOKING / Dessert / Cookie cutter tip on: December 12, 2007 05:34:15 PM
I was making cookies in my dorm kitchen this week ( i gave them to the desk worker, guards, random other Stressed-out-OMG-its-finals Co-eds I found wandering the halls at 2 am) and I realized that A) cookie dough sheets from pisbury are wonderful and B) I did not have a single cookie cutter!

So being the creative college girl I am I improvised. I used a 20oz soda bottle lid. It made the most adorable nickle/quarter sized sugar cookies ever! Every one loved them and it makes the cookies go a long way too!

Even the girls who were "watching their figure" even had one ( or 3!) .
Just tthought I'd share!
10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Not quite Veggie...maybe Veggie-esqe in search of recipes. on: November 20, 2007 11:44:35 PM
Hello there! I'm a 25 yr old college student who is limiting her meat consumption due to health reasons ( Ie family history ofHeart diease , diabetes , high blood pressure....and I'm overweight) I enjoy Veg food ( I had a veg roomie but we really didnt get along ...I was open-minded and she was militant, burned my leather skirt while I was at class) anywhoo....Any inexpensive recipes?
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