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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2004 09:41:51 AM »

Our local nursery sells kids overalls, in a sitting position, that could probably be reproduced in the same way - I have a pair of Carharrt overalls my brother got for my son when he was little - I'll have to keep my eyes open for the stiffenener.
The overalls for sale looked highly glossy, so I'm betting they had a finish. that and because they were sitting, you could put the plant in its container onto whatever surface your overalls were sitting on.
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2004 12:01:22 PM »

Those are definately neat.  If I were your sister, I would write things I'm scared of on sticky notes and put them on the pants, as a reminder to not let those things scare me.

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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2006 07:37:46 AM »

this is hiiiiiiiilarious!!!!  and such a cool present, one that really says "i know you too well" and also "i thot of you."  wish someone made me a present inspired by "where the wild things are" (my favorite childhood english book) or "the bear with music in his belly" (translation of my favorite portuguese book - i come from a bilingual family..)
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2006 08:33:02 AM »

OH  FABULOUS!!!!!!  I  need to know  is teh  liquid  porcilin  water resistant???

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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2006 11:17:17 AM »

They are so cool! I love personal presents that are like inside jokes. Oh and they did this on a kids show in the Uk a while back, except they stuffed jeans with newspaper and painted them with loads of layers of pva.
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2006 02:15:43 PM »

my daughter loves that story!  lol this rocks!

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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2006 02:20:54 PM »

i heart these like theres no tomorrow!!

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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2006 03:57:10 PM »

Wow I never knew liquid porcelain existed.  This opens a whole new world of art to me thanks for the post.  What a wonderful piece!!! Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2006 05:49:36 AM »

I made 2 pairs of the overall containers for Mother's Day a few years back, for the 2 grandma's.  I used my son's outgrown overalls and tennis shoes.  I just soaked them in liquid starch and then stuffed them with plastic bags and seated them the way I wanted them.  It did take a long time to dry.  But then we painted them black and put hints of bronze spraypaint in the creases and pockets and such.  Both grandma's have them sitting on little chairs with plants in them.

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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2006 10:29:27 PM »

Wow!  Sorry I totally ignored this thread coming back up again, but I think I'd lost track of it over the course of Craftster's many reorganizations.  Anyway, thanks for the compliments, folks! 

In case you're still wondering, jloveg, I don't think my application of the liquid porcelain is waterproof.  But that's probably mostly the nature of the pants themselves and the way we had to put them together.  The rather experimental way this project was completed actually made an item that still retains a great deal of natural look.  Some of the things my mother has made with the liquid porcelain are very porcelain-finished, but the pants sort of soaked the stuff up and they still look like cotton, which actually adds to the coolness of that particular project.  I suspect that once the porcelain is dry, if you've used it more like it should be used, it's probably waterproof in so far as porcelain usually is.  (It's porous, though...)  If you stiffen it with whatever and then finish it with a waterproof paint or varnish, I imagine it would be waterproof.

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