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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Homecoming Dress! on: September 20, 2009 01:04:22 PM
Hey people! My homecoming is in a week, and I started my dress yesterday. Ha. Procrastinator. Anyways, I am making it pretty simple, but I'm having a bit of trouble. The top will be like a corset but with no boning, and it will lace up the back. That part I'm fine with. The only place I'm having trouble is the skirt. I don't want to have a zipper, so my question is this:

How can I make the skirt attach to the corset so that I can get in and out of it easily?

I mean, I'm really thin, but I want the skirt to sort of poof out from where it's attached to the corset. So I know I'm going to gather the skirt at the top. But if it's a dress, I'm just worried about being able to get in the corset and skirt... If I'm unclear please let me know!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My "big girl" Cheytown Dress! on: May 17, 2009 09:23:37 AM
Well, I have been in love with the original "Big Girl Cheytown Dress" for a while, and I have been wanting to make my own version since I saw that topic posted. Unfortunately, my sewing machine is broken. So when I got to take home my friends sewing machine for a school project (we're making a quilt for our "Final Conference"... it's really neat! I'll post pictures when it' finished), I knew I wanted to make it. So I went in my Dad's closet, found a shirt I really liked, and cut it up without his knowing. I really liked the dress that gatling gun had made, but I wanted a strapless beachy dress, more of a cover-up. And now for my almost final product!

The Front...

And Again...

And Wha-BAM! The back.

As you can see, I opted for strapless, and I made it sort of an empire mini dress. I love it! Now I just have to sew up the last side. Tell me what you think!
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Art Journal/Life Book/Visual Journal/Altered Journal Thing on: February 16, 2009 12:41:53 PM
Ok, so I have been admiring Suzi Blu for months and months, watching her videos on youtube and trying several "playshop" ideas on my sketch paper, but I always wanted a journal to try them in. I finally got a pretty good one at Borders, even if it's more landscape-y than I would have liked. It's very... rectangular. Anyways, that's not the point. The point is, I finally started it, and I have the first two pages done. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for me. I showed my Mother, and she got excited, but I don't really trust her opinion, because she HAS to like it. Anyways, here are the sub-par pictures:

Sorry for the blurriness... This is my first ever attempt at one of these, so obviously they aren't that great. But I like them. Smiley

A close-up of the picture in the picture, my Dad and I from about seven years ago.

Second Page. I burned some old cards that I liked, wrote a journal entry, and cut up a transparency. I then used Brads to make it a pocket. Also, my ticket to "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

Oh my Damn. It's a pocket.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / First ever digital scrapbooking page! on: May 26, 2008 11:57:49 AM
It's still in its infancy, meaning Im not quite finished with the page, but wanted some feeback. It's for my friend Emma, (far bottom right) who is moving to Minnesota this summer. I wanted her to remember everyone here in MD when she is gone, so i am going to make her this, and possible have my own copy. Thanks for looking! Oh, and the picture is for some reason very choppy, however, it isn't actually like that!!! Here is the URL if you would like to see it non-choppy: http://usera.imagecave.com/rachelisawsum/Emma1.png

It's bland at the moment, and I am MOST definnitely NOT done with this page, but I posted it anyways. The box is where people will sign it. The size is 8" x 8" and will print out that way, but for some reason is shaped smaller on my computer... maybe not on yours, though.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / My Pores... on: December 02, 2007 02:26:30 PM
Ummm... Im not really sure where to post this, as I have already bought the Biore Strips, and it's not really a project, so maybe I should have posted it somewhere else, but about Biore Strips:

I just bought some, wearing them right now. Are they bad for you? (Thats not what this post is about) I have heard of things like using glue or tape or even gelatin milk and lemon juice for masks or pore strips, but Biore is SO expensive, so are there any alternatives? Oh, and I thought you might enjoy this:

I have really bad hand-eye coordination, so when I put my first strip on five minutes ago, I accidentally put it on part of my eye, but didn't notice it before I got out of the bathroom, and was too lazy to go back. So it's going to hurt even more than I've heard it does now.

You mods and move this if you enjoy doing so, but I would have moved it if I weren't so lazy... Yes, I'm as lazy as a dead dog...
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / HAND-SEWN Sock Monkey With Hat and Scarf! on: November 04, 2007 02:45:00 PM
We dont want him getting cold, now do we? So I made him a hat and scarf. the hat came out better. You can't really see his tail, but then again, I took the pic with a phone. We don't have a working sewing machine at the moment, so I made it by hand. It's my first ever monkey and it took me three days. Mostly because it was by hand. I could've finished it in a day, but I had to stop and do work, eat, other stuff like that. I think it was fun, but I'm not sure if I should wait til I get another machine. I was thinking it came out good for a twelve year old who has never done this before and had to do it by hand... What do you guys think? Here is the pic, sorry for the bad quality...

7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / What in the...? Lipbalm question on: October 19, 2007 03:06:08 PM
I made some lip balm, but it didn't turn out so well. it kind of... clumped. It was beeswax, cinnamon sugar, almond oil and honey recipe. Only possible things I can think of are...

1. Didn't use "Sweet" almond oil.


2. Didn't put in jar inside boiling water like person recommended.

So... Please help me!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Hey there, Honey Lips! Share your recipes! on: September 30, 2007 06:37:00 AM
So I found this SUPER awesome Lip Balm/Lip Gloss recipe a while ago and decided I would share with you guys:

-Bottle cap or lip gloss holder...thingy.
-Food Coloring

1. Mix Vaseline (one tablespoon) with food coloring (use as much or as little as desired).
2. Add Flavoring and/or scents... I would use the OR if I were you!
My personal Favorite is honey, it's really nice smelling and pretty colored when I use it.
3. Put the mixture in your bottle cap holder thingy. Refrigerate for around 10-15 minutes.

TADA! You're done, and you have some pretty lipgloss that will act as a Chap Stick substitute. They're SO easy, it's crazy! I love them, my personal favorite is Vanilla that is blue and Honey that is a light yellow-y color... Mmm.

Now, does anyone have any other lipglosses that require Beas Wax? I have a HUGE bag I can't use!
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Anti-aging cream?? on: September 29, 2007 04:40:07 PM
So I need to get my mother a birthday present, so I decided to give her a free "spa" day, in which I give her a free massage with oils, facials, make-up and all that girly stuff.

So now I need something for me to make these things, I like to make them personal and to make them myself for fun.

Any recipes forany of the following?

Facial that is easy: I have heard of using oatmeal, but I don't know if my mother would like this... What about avacado?
Massage oils: it can't have really hard to find ingredients or anything,and can't take to long. I know I'm sounding mean to you kind people of craftster and to my mom, but I can't help it. I can't drive yet, so can't go to the store!

Please help!Any other things that come to mind, please post! You don't need to have a recipe for them anyways!

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Black... Lipgloss? Oops! on: December 24, 2006 05:55:03 AM
Well, I was making Lipgloss. It was supposed to have powdered candy in it, and since my sister was smashing candy canes with a sledge hammer (she does these things for fun, btw...), I thought I would take a tablespoon only. She said it was impossible to make it pure powder, even though it was sooooooo close! (AGRIVATING!) So I had to use cocoa powder and sugar. Unfortunatly I didn't have confectioners sugar, so now it's all grainy and I wasted my vaseline! Now I don't have any ideas as to what I should do for the tiny presents (I am giving big presents and tiny presents this year, and I already have made half of them.) So, since I haven't said it yet, a BIG. FAT. UGLY. ANNOYING. MISTAKE! SadSadSadSad
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