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2581  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: First Post - Barbie Wedding Present on: November 04, 2006 08:42:29 PM
the train is bloody well gorgeous. and trust me, it's about a thousand times better then the first thing i made for my stacie doll.

if i was the bride, i'd make sure it was put in a highly prominent place.
2582  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: offensive coupon book on: November 01, 2006 03:27:31 PM
*cackles with laughter*

good lord, i think i nearly died laughing. while i was waiting for it to load i was like "please let it say 'cheap cunt', plzkthanx". i was close enough, i absolutely love it.
2583  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Character Shot Glasses on: October 26, 2006 05:35:43 PM
the spiderman is brilliant. i have a cousin that would shank a bitch for the spiderman shotglass. not that he drinks, he's what, 12?

anyway, great work. Smiley
2584  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / saving paste on: October 22, 2006 10:51:48 AM
last week was my first time making paper mache paste. i accidently made double the recipe, measured twice the flour then had to add enough water.

i did my first newspaper coat, turned out fine. except for the part where i had to stand up (i was doing it sitting crosslegged on the kitchen floor) and both my hands were disgusting and i couldn't get up. but that sort of thing is normal for me, i always forget to think about the ends before i start something.

there was so much left over that i felt bad about chucking it, and i'd picked a cake mixing bowl that did have a lid. so i covered it, and let it sit in the corner of the room beside the toaster.

the next day (sunday) i did the second coat. the water and flour had seperated a bit, making it all gluey and gloopy on the bottom, but i was able to re-stir it to proper consistancy.

then came the collage week from hell. two tests, both worth 40% of that course. 3 major assignments, ranging from 10-50% of the course. and i'm studying to be a teacher, so i had to do an observation, and the kids sucked me in and i ended up staying for three hours. so i got nothing crafty done at all.

sunday morning, i grab my mask and my cd player, and settle down on the floor. i open the container, and jolt away in horror, slam the lid back down. i looked at it for only a second, but i know i can't possibly use it.

i took the bowl to the sink, and take the lid off. the stench hits me, and i gag, vomit into my mouth a little. the seperated water has turned brown, and the sides of the bowl are orange with black and blue flecks. how did my white paste turn blue?Huh

moral of the story? cut the recipe in half instead of doubling it, so you don't feel guilty about throwing it out. i couldn't even clean it myself without throwing up, i had to get my roommate.

anyone else ever save supplies that really should have been thrown out?
2585  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: A gift for a boyfriend on: October 19, 2006 05:19:58 PM
take one of the basic microsoft surfing cliparts, black-n-white it on photoshop, print it. then using it as a base, paste tiny peices of coloured paper on, make a coloured surfer. the reason i suggest to black and white it is so that it doesn't seem like a paint by numbers, which we all know is creativity limiting.

write something cliche but true like "all you have to do is ride it out" on the bottom, and put it in a frame.

i also wiki'ed aikido, and maybe stencil the english name, the kanji, and a person in position of a certain move on a shirt? do you know what his favourite moves are?
depending on what the rough time is, you could stencil the bad time as his opponent. as in, if someone loved as died, stencil the "Shihōnage" position being performed on a grim reaper like charecter.

good luck in getting through whatever it is you're going through.
2586  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Band Night on: October 19, 2006 05:07:20 PM
okay, so i have a bunch of religous ideas that sparked after googling "jesus". these may or may not be offensive, i don't have any religious friends myself, so i don't particularly know their mindset.

-throughly clean a ham can, you know those triangleish cans with the rounded off corners? clean it and take one of the triangle sides off, it would probably be best for safety if you malleted down the cut edges. then make a christian shrine in it. i don't need to explain, there are a million ideas here:

-do you do stuff with polymer clay? if so, make a karate figure in mid-kick. one of those exaggerated figureines, where the foot is bigger then the head. on the sole of her foot could be a cross.

-make a collage of children playing sports, and write in calligraphy pen 'god is our coach'

-the saint of sports is St. Sebastian, make a lettered bracelet.

-do you know her favourite major league team? if it's something easy like the Yankees, and you sew, make her a pinstriped bag, and write something like "__fill in the blank stats___: in God's hands"

i also have non-christian ideas:
-if you don't sew, but she still seems like the purse type, pick something up from value village (or whatever you have where you live). cut out a white felt baseball, and a brown felt bat, and use a quickly learnt stitch with embroidery floss to attatch them on the bag.

-if you woodwork, ash is supposedly what they make for drumsticks. use a blue stain?

-along the same lines, use leather dye to dye a baseball blue. maybe. i know they sell blue dye, i have some for the bracelets i make. i just don't know if baseballs would pick up dye.

-using wooden beads with small holes for thread, paint them white and draw stitching on them so they look like baseballs.
2587  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Name/Nickname Christmas Gift Ideas? on: October 19, 2006 03:48:46 PM
if you have old pattern paper you don't use, you could make a "dork" pillow. it looks really interesting; all the letters are connected, but you'd have to draw it out yourself.


cut out d o r k in smallish cardboard letters and collage things he enjoys on them (golf clubs, vodka ads, whatever), and then stick the whole kit-n-kaboodle in a frame.


take a pair of gloves and embroider d o r k on the space between the first and second knuckle of each finger. like the classic love/hate tattoos, except less permanent.

that's all i got atm, but i'll come back if i think of more.
2588  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What fabric is this? on: September 29, 2006 09:17:49 PM
This could also go in the jewelery forum, but as I can't start making jewelery unless I can sew, I figured I'd start here.

I have a bunch of music oriented friends, with the typical emo attitude. Therefore, band wristbands are perfect. However, I have no idea what the commonly seen ones are made out of.


It looks like terry, but in my mother's boxes of fabric, the terrycloth seems too thin to make squishy wristbands. The commonly seen ones do feel squishy. Should I just add a thin line of stuffing?

If this question has been raised before, a link to the thread would be great. I'm a newgirl Embarrassed, don't hate me for asking many times repeated questions.
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