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1  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / starting a zine - help please! on: March 21, 2005 01:25:37 PM
ok, so i'm going to attempt putting a crafty zine together. the only problem is, i have no idea where to start!

can anyone recommend a program to create a little magazine in? i think maybe publisher, but i'm not exactly sure how...

any help greatly appreciated, as always  Grin
2  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / issey miyake? on: September 29, 2004 02:34:50 PM
just wondering if anyone here has ever attempted the fabulous issey miyake patterns in vogue? i love the shapes and sculptures but i'm just scared i'd make a pig's ear of it all:

3  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / corsetry supplies in the uk on: August 14, 2004 03:42:53 PM
ok, so on my (ever-expanding) list of Things I Want To Make is a steel boned corset. yes i'm ambitious!  Grin

i have two gorgeous simplicity patterns of historical corsets - patterns 9769 (http://www.houseofanoria.com/Costume_Supplies/Simplicity%20Patterns/877-Civil_War.jpg) and 7215 (http://www.houseofanoria.com/Costume_Supplies/Simplicity%20Patterns/873-Civil_War.jpg)

i know metal boning is quite easy to get hold of, but those busk thingys (the metal ball and loop front fastener gadget) seem to be a little harder to get hold of.

so far i've found two companies that sell corsetry supplies, so i thought i'd share them here... and if anyone wants to share any others that'd be cool!

www.kleins.co.uk have a great range of boning and busks and they're affordable.

http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/home_mill.html sell a good range and do mail order but last i heard it was a six quid p&p charge, no matter what you order!

also, if anyone else wants to share any tips or advice...? Grin

4  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / uk supplier of mod podge found! on: August 13, 2004 01:06:26 PM
yes, it's true!
a fabby quaint little art and crafts shop in warrington, cheshire sells the stuff! it's about three quid for a bottle - they have a website and do mail order.


i couldn't actually see it on the website catalogue, but i'm sure if you email/phone they'll be able to send some out - it's definitely there on the shelf in the shop anyway!  Grin

also, if you're local, they do classes on card making, decoupage, painting etc...
5  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / UK Stitchers! on: June 08, 2004 12:28:12 PM
Hey guys,

sorry to cross post but I just wanted to let you know about the shop where I work...

cheers  Smiley
6  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / supplier of clock movements? on: March 25, 2004 02:51:05 PM
hi guys,

just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of cheap clock movements?

so far they seem to be around four quid a pop... but fredaldous.co.uk does 10 for thirty quid so that works out a bit better...

cheers! Grin
7  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / anyone know anything about velnet.co.uk? on: February 29, 2004 01:55:33 PM
i'm looking for a host to set up my shop and when i googled it, i found velnet.co.uk.
they seem good, anyone here know anything about them?

or if you have any experience of other hosts, please share!

actually any tips in general would be mucho appreciated  Grin

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / attaching earring findings on: February 12, 2004 10:36:52 AM
to carry on from another post i've just made, i'm having problems attaching pierced earring posts to earrings i've made.

i've just been using regular super glue, but it doesn't seem strong enough... put it this way, they've not stood up to my boyfriend pulling on them 'just to see'... Undecided

so far i've been using polymer clay and plastic earrings... should i be using a special glue? the findings are silver plated, if that matters.

cheers guys  Grin
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / polmer clay tips? on: February 12, 2004 10:33:48 AM
so i was in my fave little art shop the other day and they had a 'starter kit' of fimo for half price in the sale! i couldn't resist, if only for the nostalgia trip back to my chilhood memories of making penguins and other daft things! Cheesy

i've been trying to make a few things but i'm getting a bit stuck... if any of you guys can help it'd be great  Smiley

firstly, mixing colours. it doesn't seem as simple as mixing paint colours... are there any secrets to it? mixing red and white doesn't really give me the shade of pink i want... it seems a bit dirty. and red and blue, for that matter.

and acheiving a nice, smooth finish is eluding me at the moment too. everything i've made so far has a well dodgy finish, often complete with fingerprints Roll Eyes

any ideas guys?

cheers Grin
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Photographing Your Products - A Couple of Tips on: February 08, 2004 05:13:48 AM
i'm just wondering if you guys have a special set-up for photographing your creations for your websites?

i've been having a few little probs with lighting... i've been using the 'close-up' mode on my digital camera for small objects such as jewellery, but when the flash goes off it tends to bounce off objects, creating glare. i'm thinking i'd be better off using lamps and such, and turning the flash off?

also i'm not sure about backgrounds... white seems too harsh...

any tips and info would be muchas welcome  Grin
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