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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red on: August 22, 2011 03:14:29 PM
wow! that is gorgeous!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Vintage 1940's Mens Trousers on: January 31, 2011 05:21:38 AM

I am currently starting my final collection for my Fashion Design degree and am basing it on 1940's menswear.

I have been trying to find an original trouser paper pattern from this time but cant find any in the UK.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I could find a pattern from this era?

Thanks  Smiley
3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 03:52:23 PM
yay! how exciting! I can't believe there are that many of us on here! amazing Smiley

ps. I unfortunately do remember the infamous spammer  Embarrassed haha!
4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Help with my trip to USA and beyond!! on: March 23, 2008 07:30:23 AM
Hey, I am planning on a world wide trip next summer and wondered if any other my fellow craftsters would know of the places I must stop off on my way over USA and New Zealand.

I am really into knitting and other wool crafts and more recently cross stitch and embroidery.

Any help or advice would be really appreiciated!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone interested in Blythe, Momoko and Tiny Betsy McCall knit, sewn and croche? on: August 27, 2007 04:43:34 AM
I would be very interested! I am about to buy my first blythe and would love to have some gorgeous things for her to wear when she arrives. I have looked at your other post and it is gorgeous, i love the little red cardigan. its beautiful!!!
6  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Not really craft related but... on: August 17, 2007 04:12:34 AM
I was just wondering if anyone here in the UK has bought a blythe doll, and where you got it from. I am watching some on ebay but i am worried about spending too much!!Also i would want to change the hair on the ones i am watching and am unsure how to do it. Is is better to use a wig or to get the hair changed, is it difficult to do this yourself?

I also wondered whether anyone had any info on customising blythes and whether there is a good book or magazine with ideas and help.

Thanks, I will appreiciate any help!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: pom pom rug from craftivity on: August 11, 2007 11:36:08 PM
you tie the purple wool quite tightly in a double knot, and then two fluff them up I held both the purple ends and swung the pom pom around! They are quite prone to 'flopping' so when you attach them to the base they need to bereall close to each other so they old each other up.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: pom pom rug from craftivity on: August 11, 2007 06:18:45 AM
Sorry I forgot to actually say how to finish the pom poms!

The purple is a seperate length and then you wrap the new wool just round and round the middle. You then unhook the purple bit and tie a knot around all the strands you have just wound. You then turn the card over and cut straight down the middle of it, fluff it up and you have a pom pom with two long strands (that have the knot on) to attach it to the rug base.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: pom pom rug from craftivity on: August 11, 2007 03:40:59 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments.

Also, do you think it would be feasible to make a design in the rug? I totally want to make a penguin one xD

I definetely think it would be easy to make a design in one, and its a really good idea I would love to make the thundercats symbol, (runs off to find masses of red and black wool!)

It is really easy and quick to make. I used a fleece backing (which is not slippy at all on carpet, I would suggest to use one of those rubbery mats that are pt under rugs to stop them moving.

Instead of using a normal circle pom pom maker, you cut a rectangle out of card with two slots in it. Then you cut a length of wool and thread it through the slots. then you wrap the wool around the middle of the card to create the pom pom. You dont want it to actually end up a ball shape, its more or a really full tassle, so it is comfortable to walk on.

I would love to see any rugs that you make!!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / pom pom rug from craftivity on: August 10, 2007 12:29:42 PM
I have just finished making my pom pom rug, I must have made about 60 pom poms at least!!! I am really looking forward to taking it to university this september. It is really soft and squishy and nice to walk on!!

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