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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Ideas to spruce up my plain wedding dress, please! Photo heavy-ish on: December 27, 2010 11:21:25 AM
I bought my wedding dress yesterday at a lovely  discounted price but it is a little plain compared to what I had invisioned. My mother is a wonderful seamstress and says she will sew some beading or flowers or something onto the dress to spruce it up and give me some "bling".

My colors are light (powder) pink, charcoal gray and white. I am leaning towards a vintage feel. I really want to add "something" to the dress but I am not sure of what, there is a nice gathering on the side of the dress where I'd love to put something. I've found some flowers on etsy that I think might look nice but I could really use some professional help, ladies! What do YOU think?

Here are some pictures, one of my dress and then a couple of others to give you an idea of what kind of "feel" I am going for....

This is my dress, a simple off the shoulder A-line.

This is the style of bridesmaids dress I want, we haven't bought any yet so if you have suggestions please, suggest away!
These are the shoes I saw at the store and fell IN LOVE with, charcoal Nina Erna Pumps. I love the rhinestones on the toe, I think it looks very vintage.

I discovered this garter on Etsy from itsmyday, the colors are perfect and I am definitely going to get it!  

I found these flowers on Etsy from TwistedCrystals, I thought these might look good alond the gathering at the side of my dress but I am not completely sure.... either way these flowers are beautiful!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Anderson Cooper stencil, anyone? on: October 24, 2008 09:43:22 AM
I want to make a shirt with Anderson Cooper on it but I can't find a stencil anywhere. Does anyone know where I could possibly find one...or anyone that could make one? Preferably a big close up of his face....looking dapper. Cheesy

Thanks in advance for any tips!!

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Boba Fett-ish on: September 22, 2008 07:48:34 PM
This is my fifth stencil or so.....this one features the hottest bounty hunter around: Boba Fett.


4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Not Allowed to put any holes in walls, how can I decorate my apartment? on: April 08, 2008 02:26:21 PM
I will be moving into a new apartment this week and I am not allowed to put any holes, nails or screws into the walls. How can I still be creative and decorate my walls without making any holes or using any adhesives (tapes, tacky gum stuff, foam tape, etc) that will ruin paint or leave residue once pictures and such have been removed?

I remember seeing those mounting things from 3M around Christmas time (they were using them as stocking hooks in the commercials), they're little hooks with some sort of adhesive and it supposedly comes off easily and leaves no residue.....Has anyone used these?

I was also thinking of somehow using some BIG cork tiles and covering one wall with them (somehow.....) and using that to hang pictures. I'm not quite sure how to go about it though......

Any ideas or tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / "The Hardy Boys" Wall Clock! What Happened At Midnight [Pics] on: October 01, 2007 04:38:11 PM
I was at the antique store a few weekends back and I found a big ole collection of old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books so I had to snatch some up. Once I got home and started looking through the books a bit more I found "What Happened At Midnight" and I just new that it's fate was to be a wall clock....

I used this tutorial from instructables.com http://www.instructables.com/id/Literary-Clock/

So, whatcha think?!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / A Polky-Dotty Memory Board! on: September 27, 2007 04:43:35 PM
I got bored the other night and turned some coarkboard I had into a memory board. It's my first memory board and I'm happy with the way it came out. I really wanted one but hated the ugly ones at the store. I already had everything I needed so I didn't spend anything on it! ^_^


I haven't put anything on the back to mount it yet. I'm not quite sure what to use?  Undecided

Maybe just some string? 
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Japan In-A Box: Image HEAVY on: September 08, 2007 06:27:23 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post this....

For my boyfriend's birthday I put together a Japan In-A-Box. He took a school trip to Japan a few years back and has been in love with Japan ever since. Thus, Japan In-A-Box!  Cheesy

Japanese for Beginners t-shirt from thinkgeek.com

Our baby Chloe enjoying the gift wrap. hehe.

The Mario Zen Garden I made.

Already getting his zen on with his Mario Zen Garden!

The almost complete gift: Udon noodles, Ramune Soda, Pocky Stick, Hi-Chew, fancy green chopsticks, & Japanese For Beginners t-shirt.

Trying on *ahem* "His" schoolgirl skirt.... *blush*

Items that were not in any of the pictures are a bonsai tree starter kit, a schoolgirl costume, & a Godzilla marble blaster.

He absoloutely loved it. He said it is the most thoughtful gift anyone has ever given him. My work here is done! ^_^
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Good Fonts For Stenciling? on: September 08, 2007 01:29:39 PM
I made a stencil with a font and it is proving very hard to cut out. Are there any fonts that are good to use for stenciling i.e. easier to cut out? 
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / 2nd Stenciled Shirt: DAWN OF THE DEAD [For the boyfriend] on: September 06, 2007 08:23:23 PM
Eep, so I am in LOVE with stenciling. I did my first last night [see Nancy Drew shirt] and tonight I made one ofr my boyfriend who is a zombie-fan. His favorite zombie movie is the original Dawn of the Dead thus he got a DOTD t-shirt. I got the stencil from http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v673/star_stencils/Movies/.

I got the shirt at CVS [5 shirts for $10, I couldn't pass it up! They're pretty good quality as well.] and I used black Jaquard textile paint.
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / First Stencil: NANCY DREW on: September 05, 2007 08:24:37 PM
So, this was my first attempt with stencilling and I'm quite happy with the results with a couple exceptions. I just used an old t-shirt I had lying around and the Nancy Drew stencil from this (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=125697.0) post. I absoloutely LOVE Nancy Drew but theres not much out there in the way of.....er, showing love for her so I am ecstatic about this shirt! Cheesy

Here is the end result:

My boyfriend asked me to point out the entertainment center he built himself (with no plans or anything) and his Lego models. lol. He's very proud of his Legos. ^_^

So, whats the verdict? Did I do well?

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