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31  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Bodacious Bonnet Bonanza on: August 24, 2010 09:33:44 AM
Wow thank you Cheesy.
I do indeed have the best job ever - I love going to work every day!
And the bonnets aren't actually that hard to make - you just sew up a buckram frame, wire the edges and then make a sort of slip-cover for it.  The only thing that might be considered hard would be the amount of hand-work required.
32  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Manteau rouge on: August 23, 2010 10:40:54 PM
Your coat is absolutely adorable! It's so simple and classy and the color looks great on you!
33  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Bodacious Bonnet Bonanza - Edit; now with more bonnets 9/4/10 on: August 23, 2010 10:38:40 PM
Thanks for clicking on this topic despite the obnoxious alliteration title XD.
First some back-story (feel free to skip):
I work in a store that sells reproductions of Victorian clothing. We carry mostly things from other vendors, but some of our products are made in-house.  My boss (the fabulous lady behind the Laughing Moon patterns  Cheesy) is currently teaching me how to make and trim bonnets.  
these are all made from scratch (buckram and wire), covered in silk taffeta and decorated with new and vintage ribbons and flowers.

Without further ado, PIX:

Edit 9/4 - New bonnets
This is an 1850's style bonnet with green moire ribbonwork;

This is an 1850's style bonnet which is self-trimmed


Closeup of ribbon-work on the outside of the bonnet:

Closeup of the ribbon-work on the inside of the bonnet

34  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another Wall Art Swap? on: August 23, 2010 09:56:56 PM
I would be interested in joining!
35  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Head Start Art Journal (SIGNUP 8/23/10-9/3/10 ; MAIL BY 10/01/10) on: August 23, 2010 09:54:59 PM
I just signed up, I hope more people join before midnight XD
36  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: All Things Hayao Miyazaki Swap GALLERY on: August 23, 2010 09:44:56 PM
Here is a  group shot of the wonderful goodies Dinkime sent me;
They include a beautiful set of notecards printed with images from Miyazaki images and they have cute sentiment stickers that you can attach to them.  There is also a great totoro bag (fantastic for when I borrow comics at the library!!), a very nice note and last but not least a really cool No-Face stamp!  I looove this stamP! I've already put it to good use on my art journal Smiley
37  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: All Things Hayao Miyazaki Swap GALLERY on: August 22, 2010 09:29:24 PM
 I received a lovely angel package from Dinkime, and I will post pics ASAP. 
Thank you Dinkime!!
38  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Unsweet cookies (a lot of pix!) on: August 10, 2010 10:18:50 AM
Those look delicious!
And ou have excellent taste in beer- Tuborg is the best XD
39  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Point-and-Click Adventure Swap (CLOSED) on: July 27, 2010 10:51:55 AM
DOH! I missed the signup date Sad
40  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: WALK TO Lucas Arts Adventure Game Swap. LOOK AT Lucas Arts Adventure Game Swap. on: July 27, 2010 10:50:42 AM
Yes let's do this swap!
I just met Steve Purcell (the creator of Sam and Max and creator of the Monkey Island cover art!!)  at the great comicon in San Diego - it was surreal, he was soooo nice!
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