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1  Chef Key Hanger in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by BrightEyes_PR on: July 24, 2008 10:49:41 AM
I've been wanting to do chefs in my kitchen for the longest time but the few things I found round my way were always a lil outta my price range.  At the beginning of my search I DID find a toothpick holder for $1 and a cutting board for $3.  Then I found a towel/oven mitt set for bout $5.  Great, huh?  That was all I found so I decided to take things into my own hands.  hehehe

No offense to anyone, but I don't like cows.  I mean, my fave drink is a nice cold glass of milk, and those mooing clocks are cute, but the whole kitchen full of cows?  Nope, don't think so.  Same for roosters.  Down here it seems ALL kitchens use cows, roosters, or fruit cause it's mostly what I've found.  After I started doing my kitchen I found the coffee theme which is cute AND I saw less expensive chef things, BUT it was that shiny porcelain which I don't really go for either.

I bought some stove thingie covers...forgot the name and gave them some chef images.  I bought a cow plaque for about $3 or $4 and gave it a new coat of paint, some chef pics I had seen and loved (Sassy Chef by Mara Kinsley), and key hooks.  Now I'm working on a switchplate and images for the cabinets (I moved in about 2 months ago and the kitchen is smaller than in my prev apt and the cabinets are no only dull but not in great condition).

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2  Re: The Art of Makeup in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by BrightEyes_PR on: January 22, 2007 05:23:34 PM
Oh cool!!!  Now I can post pics too!!  These r from my class, the 2nd practicing at home, and the 3rd a myspace challenge:

P.S. to all those who answered, I kinda figured it out.  Yes, matte r usually the powder ones, but there r some powder ones that have some glitter or sparkle 2 them (like the ones that say metallic from I forgot what brand)  but then the shiny ones, I think he may refer 2 like pigments, cause they're kinda shiny.  Well from what I've seen in other's pics.  I still haven't bought n tried but soon. Grin
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3  Re: The Art of Makeup in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by BrightEyes_PR on: November 12, 2006 08:16:45 PM
I just started a class this past Saturday.  The prof mentioned three types of eyeshadow:  matte, semi-shine (semi-gloss), shine (gloss).  I'm guessing matte ones are like the pressed powder which have no shine.  Let's say like the Rx kind: NYC, Roman Color, or any of the following: Huh

Does anyone know or can give examples of semi-gloss and gloss.
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4  Robeart - The Little Metal Bear in CHALLENGE 15 ENTRIES by BrightEyes_PR on: October 05, 2006 08:43:14 PM
In the land of Br, lived a bear named Roboter Hersteller.  He was an old bear that never had any cubs.  All the cubs of Br loved Roboter, and though he was very fond of all of them, he longed for a cub of his own.  One day he decided to finally construct one for himself.  He planned to make one of wood but preferred making one of metal because it would last longer.  Roboter then used his old science notebooks to create a layer of something similar to his own skin and fur to cover the metal surface with.  Roboter named his new cub Robeart and he loved him with all of his heart.  Unfortunately, what Roboter didn't know was that as he was locked away in his workshop creating his cub, others in Br were dying off due to a strange virus that would first kill the bear it infected, revive it, and then slowly eat away at its skin until nothing was left.  Robeart was around enough long enough to see what was going on, but he only was able to spend a couple of days with his father until finally Roboter was also victim of the virus.  A few weeks later and Robeart was found alone.  Since the virus had nothing to feed on, it soon died.  Robeart decided that with his fathers old notebooks and textbooks, he could create a family of his own and create a new generation of bears to live and thrive in Br.

I didn't realize we should've taken "in process" pictures so apologies.  I WAS gonna take pictures of the mess I left at my desk, but didn't think it was such a good idea.  Wink  It's the first time I work this type of project and I'm quite happy with the results.  I had the help of the guy that keeps following me around which was very cool since he usually doesn't have much thought on anything crafty.  Grin
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5  Re: Fashion show dress design? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by BrightEyes_PR on: September 23, 2006 10:39:34 AM
Honestly you seem to have great ideas on your own.  I suggest simply sketching everything out to see how you would be able to work with it.  When you sketch do not limit yourself.  Let's say you'd like to make a dress out of motherboards and a/c ducts.  Sketch it out.  Then once you're done sketching sort them out: feasible and out-of-your-mind-I-work-cause-I-gotta.  Then you just go on from there.  Remember that if you're gonna do more that one garment they should have some sort of cohesion, so if you decide to do newspapers, don't throw a nuts and bolts dress....unless of course if your gonna include newspaper between the nuts and bolts you're good. Grin 
Just wanted to include this:You can make a much cuter one though!!
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6  Pincushion Storage in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by BrightEyes_PR on: September 23, 2006 10:19:55 AM
1st - I posted this here, but it's not really a toy, so if this needs to be moved then go ahead.  I wasn't sure where else to put it.  I saw the "not to be confused with completed projects made out of felt" warning so I thought this would be my best bet.

This was my first project once I started actually crafting again, so it's quite a few months old (earlier this year) so it's a lil' dingier looking than when I first made it Undecided.

I saw the felt cakes and decided to get my own.  I searched for a real cake photo and saw one with basket weave frosting/icing/whatever-it's-called (not a cake eater Tongue) so I thought it would be cute.  THEN I thought it would be a bitch to do the weaving on a small.  THEN I wanted two-stories.  THEN I thought what the hell am I gonna do with a huge @$$ pincushion?!  So I decided to make the bottom part a storage for my tape measure, tracing wheel, hand needles, etc.  Honestly all these thoughts just kept coming and leaving as I did it (it happens a lot when I'm crafting and honestly, it's annoying sometimes Angry).  Well by that night I was done...well actually, I may have done it quicker but I had things to do in my home also and I kept meaning to do my things and leave the cake for the next day, but once I get going and it keeps giving me probs I just gotta keep going.  "Yeah, I'll start cooking...ok, I'll get food ready in a sec...I'll eat later...bring me the food...yeah, I'll go to sleep in a sec...okay, I'm going to bed right now, lemme just finish sewing this...#$%#@% hold on!!  I'm almost done...Ba' I'm done, I'm so tired and sleepy, my bad but I ain't takin a bath( Grin), you wanna c it?"  Like any normal human being that works early in the AM would actually get up at 3am to see it.LMFAO

Well I liked it when I finished it.  The guy that keeps following me around was impressed (next morning though).  He ain't know I actually LIKED crafting and I was pretty good.  Shoot...at that moment he had been with me for more than 2 Halloweens (yeah I go by the Halloween's cause I don't remember Grin) can ya believe that?!?  I had to use all the stuff I had lying around cause it was gonna be "just for practice", but I liked it and it came in handy.  Anyways, I said a little more than I needed I guess. Roll Eyes 

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7  Re: Brimmed Hat Crochetalong! in Crochetalongs by BrightEyes_PR on: September 21, 2006 11:18:19 AM
Okay, so I finished mine...when I was way into it I realized it's a beret.  Yeah I know it says it in huge letters but what can I say?  I can be an @$$ sometimes.Grin  Anyways, I used a different needle (E/4) and didn't adjust the pattern so obviously it came out smaller.  Though I'm not sure if it came out MUCH smaller or if it's just that I have a huge head.  Anyways, after I bought the yarn and got started I decided to just make it for practice and then unravel it to use the yarn for something else.  I'm in love with the yarn and I probably won't be able to get to the store for a while (no car  Sad).  But, I haven't crocheted in a long time and I could only do simple things before so its good practice. Cheesy
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8  Re: 5 Senses Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by BrightEyes_PR on: September 18, 2006 09:28:01 AM
Ok, I just got Weniguna's package and I loved it!!  My color as u can c was green.

1- {SIGHT}  An adorable crocheted clutch.  I loved the flower and the ruffle!!
2- {TASTE}  A recipe box with a recipe for Pagauch.  It's a traditional Slovak favorite. Wink  As if I didn't like cooking and trying new things...especially when it has dough in it. Grin  Guess what we're eating tonight!!!
3- {SOUND}  A cute bracelet with bells on it.
4- {TOUCH}  A journal covered in...hmm...a soft textured fabric.  It's not velvet it's more like microsuede.  Anyways, I LOOOOOVE the color n I LOOOOOVE the fabric n I LOOOOOVE writing n sketching so that will def come in handy.
5- {SMELL}  No it didn't come as u c it, I just immediately planted it.  A handpainted pot (that goes with my kitchen btw) with Sweet Basil seeds (again cooking  Cheesy).  Now 4 the worst part, waiting 4 them 2 sprout.  Not only am I impatient but I work at home so I'm always checking it.  The guy that keeps following me around says it won't grow in minutes...but u never know.  Roll Eyes

Thanks Weniguna!!   Smiley

EDIT:  broken link
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9  Re: Question about A-line skirts. in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by BrightEyes_PR on: September 12, 2006 12:25:10 PM
I drew this up maybe it'll help you out.  The thing is I make patterns from scratch but maybe they can sort of guide you.

A-top has a dart (the triangle part)
B-cut up the dashed line close to the dart.
C-close the dart and adjust as neccessary.

hope it helps!!


EDIT: hehehe my bad
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10  Re: Jeans --> Hemmed jeans with huge bellbottoms in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by BrightEyes_PR on: August 24, 2006 05:49:45 AM
Okay I made a basic sketch of what I'm talking about:

The outer circumference would be however wide you want your bell to be at the bottom; the inner circumference would be however wide you want it to be at the knees.  By wide in both cases I mean how many inches (or cm, at the moment  I'm not sure where you're located) all the way around (the circle part).  Then once you get that done what you want to do is draw in the triangle part.  I use a tape measure for me, and a ruler for the pattern I'm drafting.  I also use a calculator once in a while.  Also, when I'm out of kraft paper I use old newspaper to draft the pattern. Just a few ideas.

One thing does worry me though.  you say you can't envision things and you get frustrated at trial-and-error.  For me, trial-and-error is the way to go.  Get some old newspaper and start drafting your pattern. You can cut it out and see how it "falls" on your leg.  Then grab some old fabric (I have old clothes or go to Salvation Army for big A-line skirts to use as fabric) to try out your pattern.  Then, TRIAL-AND-ERROR is the only way to go  Wink until you get it how you want.  Remember though that different types of fabric fall differently so after you have the pattern you want you may want to try with some scrap of the fabric you intend to use.  Another option I like to play with when I don't have spare fabric (for instance a special type of fabric which was may be a little $$) I like to try out a miniature size of the pattern I made.  Some people use muslin but around here it's not that easy to come by.  Undecided Also in the drawing I put the triangle part in the front so the seam would be in the back but really you can put the seam wherever you like.  And you're not being dense.  Shoot when I have questions I keep asking...and I'm one of those that may ask the same question more than once   Forgetful what can I say. Grin

P.S.  I just noticed my drawing isn't that hot, so I'll try posting up a more clear one

EDIT:  Better pic.
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