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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Pin-up Trunk? on: July 16, 2007 06:59:07 AM
Hey everybody,

I'm running low on storage space in my house, and I'd really love to have my storage be more interesting.

I was thinking I'd buy a wooden trunk, and cover it in pin-up style art, then paint a glaze over it. However, the last time I tried to do something like this, I realized that there's a lot more to it than just the concept. So here are my questions.

1) Should I print out the images myself, or do I need to find magazine clippings so that the gloss won't cause the colors to bleed?

2) What glue should I use to stick them onto the wood?

3) What gloss should I use to give them a shiny clear finish?

Thanks so much in advance. I'd really like to do this, so any help would be appreciated.  Smiley
22  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Please help me find this fabric!!! on: July 02, 2007 12:07:28 PM
I find these two fabrics to be so, so beautiful... but where can I find them? I've tried all my usual links, and no luck. Has anybody seen them? I'm totally puzzled.

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23  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Bandanas for every mood! on: July 01, 2007 04:22:48 PM
I wanted my babies to have matching bandanas, so I got creative and made two reversible ones. One is Carebear & Disney themed, the other is all punk-y and pirate themed.

24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Pink & Green Carebear Children's hat on: June 14, 2007 06:26:10 AM
I don't have a child, but I just love making children's things.

So this morning I made a little girl's hat out of lime green flannel and pink fleece.

25  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / UV Yellow with Black Skulls (a top) on: May 21, 2007 06:11:30 AM
I had a lot of scraps of this material left over, so I sewed some panels together and made a top OR underbust accessory (I don't know what to call it) using the pieces.

When worn as a top, I feel like it's missing something, but the last time I hemmed this fabric... it ruined the stretchiness. Please advise.  Huh
26  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What should I do with it from here? on: February 21, 2007 10:58:11 AM
I took an old Hook Ups shirt and I really want to make it something fun and wearable. However, I'm a little stuck. I've got the top the way I want it...

But I feel like it still looks like a plain hook ups shirt:

So what should I do next? I had the idea to turn it into a dress, but I'm not too sure how to go about doing it... what colors to use, etc.

Any and all suggestions for making this a more fun potential shirt/outfit would be great.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Scraps, and what to do with them? on: February 08, 2007 10:59:27 AM
I promised I would clean out the guest room, which is overflowing with bins full of my fabric scraps. They're all different shapes and sizes, but none of them big enough to really complete a full project with.

Other than lots and lots of arm warmers, what can I make with smaller pieces of fabric?

Should I just toss them out? Or maybe create a grab-bag style auction to try to get rid of them?

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Disney's Thumper Sweetheart Valentines Day dress on: February 03, 2007 02:47:06 PM
This is my contribution to Valentines Day. A polka dotted dress made with alternating Thumper & heart panels. I've made several of this dress style, because I chopped up a dress that I loved in order to get the pattern. So I'm sorry I can't make a tutorial :-(

Shown here on my friend:


And here it is on a mannequin, with a closeup of the fabrics:

29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pink & blue skull halter (with a bow! weee!) on: February 01, 2007 05:14:14 AM
I decided to cut apart and copy an old halter top of mine yesterday. Midway through I realized I didn't have enough of any one fabric to make it uniform, soooo I started throwing different fabrics on top of one another to find a good pairing.

This is what happened:



I actually love the combination of fabrics. Skulls have never looked so feminine to me  Grin
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Yay Rockabilly! Tattoo halter dress on: January 18, 2007 04:34:39 PM
I started making the bottom half a very, very long time ago. Finally today I finished it by attaching some boob coverage.


I really love the way the back looks.

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