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11  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 12th century english wool gown replica on: May 27, 2012 10:16:47 AM
What a ton of work - and it looks lovely!  I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing this!  I like how the embroidery ties in with the red of the inner sleeves.  Nice work!
12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Turtle Quilt on: May 21, 2012 10:57:00 AM
My son asked me to make him a quilt with a turtle on it.  I drew the turtle myself, and  appliqued it onto the center square by hand.  Then I spent four days from morning to night cutting and sewing strips around the 8-1/2 inch squares that were cut from a sea turtle-themed batik I ordered online from a quilt shop in Hawaii.  

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Halter Dress for those of us well endowed. on: May 14, 2012 09:21:39 AM
Here's a link to the convertible bra for DD's:


The last picture shows how it works for a halter dress.

14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: snowman potholder dish towel kitchen set on: December 03, 2011 04:44:53 PM
These are fabulous!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fleece hats and wire... on: November 17, 2011 07:57:23 PM
You could take a look at this tutorial:


The author includes a PDF of the hat pattern you can print out at home.  Step 10 describes how to wire and stuff the ears.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Open back dress pattern on: October 29, 2011 10:36:32 AM
This pattern on Ebay might work for you:


It's McCalls 2038, which apparently doesn't exist anymore, at least I couldn't find it on the McCalls website.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Curtains to skirt & top on: October 12, 2011 08:50:24 AM
Love that fabric!  And you look great in your new outfit.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First clothing project - mustard yellow pinafore-style dress on: October 12, 2011 08:48:58 AM
Looks good! 
19  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Keeping track of time? on: August 23, 2011 10:31:54 AM
I made a point once of keeping track of how long it took to make an item.  What I found out was that the more I made, the faster I got at it.  What used to take me three hours to make takes just one hour now!  I ended up pricing the item to take into consideration the longest amount of time it took, paying myself $10 per hour, plus three times the cost of my materials.  I did not lower my price just because I got better at making these things.  In fact, I eventually doubled my prices because the quality of the items improved as I got more experienced - and people were willing to pay more (so I gave myself a raise to about $20 an hour).  Anyway,  you need to make one thing straight through from start to finish without any interruptions to figure it out.  That's what I did.  Good luck!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to make bunny ears stiff? on: August 11, 2011 01:37:03 PM
I wonder whether stuffing them with lightweight polyfill might do the trick.
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