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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: I Hit the Mother Load...What to do with a ton of fabric???? on: August 04, 2011 11:15:14 AM
Local day centres for the elderly or for people with learning disabilities would like them for crafts....or maybe a school?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Owlie McPillowpants on: September 13, 2010 03:51:55 AM
I seriously LOVE him! I have been looking and looking for a nice siple Owly pillow for ages and this is just gorgeous! I love his shape..it looks more realistically retro somehow...maybe it's the simplicity of him. I also prefer that he is a "real" pillow shape....more useful than those which are more complex in sillouhette somehow.

Gorgeous colour choices too!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help and advice with re-covering lampshade frame on: August 25, 2010 01:25:51 AM
that sounds good....I never thought of starch! I will get some today and report back! Many thanks! Grin
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Help and advice with re-covering lampshade frame on: August 24, 2010 08:47:51 AM
hi all...I have a large standard lampshade frame...for the kind of lamp that stands on the floor. I ripped off the old fabric cos' it was hideous....the frame is one of those ones with sectiions like flower petals almost....the original fabric was sewn on in panels....one over each section....now I do not have a sewinng machine so repliating the original panels in my own fabric is gong to be hard as I would have to hand sew it all.

What I was wondering is whether I could use some sort of PVA glue and layer fabric over it that was soaked in the glue and water...kind of like papier mache on chicken wire....would it work in principal? Would fabric respond in the same way as paper...drying stiff?

Any ideas at all? I have loads of nice fabric to choose from...

oh...in the UK we call it PVA...I think it's like American "Elmos'" nt too sure though  Undecided
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: New fall dress on: August 18, 2010 03:00:43 PM
That is gorgeous....I love Autumn and the fabrics you chose are perfect. It makes me want to do some Autumn Aplique too!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Pink Monster GIrl on: May 30, 2010 08:02:34 AM
Love her! Thank you for the pattern! I am going to try this!  Smiley
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: my crochet peacock on: May 23, 2010 03:12:54 AM
He is stunning and I just voted for him too....whilst the other leaders are well done...your has a charm and personality...aswell as appearig somehow organic in his appearance...I LOVE him!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 1957 Vintage Vogue Cerise Party Dress *Image FAT* on: May 20, 2010 11:43:00 AM
Wowsers! That's my perfect dress! I love the collar so much! I sooooo wish I could make things like this. Totally rocks.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Hand-sewn nightdress from a vintage crib sheet! on: April 27, 2010 01:03:28 PM
Thanks..I LOVE vintage fabric! Grin
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: it's summer!! (well, nearly)-"Patchwork Dress inspired by Readymade" on: April 27, 2010 12:58:09 PM
Oooh...I'd love to see those! It was common through the 30s and right up to the 50s to depict such things....though there are earlier examples...not so much in the Uk though, more in the USA. In fact its hard to find nice vintage novelty print in the UK any earlier than the 50s....because of the war...fabric was in very short supply over here and usually got re-used till it fell apart.

Maybe you should frame the older pieces? Might look cute? Lovely to see a nice garment made from older scraps though!
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