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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2008 08:44:47 PM »

Thank you all for the compliments!  Cheesy This is my first craftster challenge.

camilaustral: I haven't had a chance to actually wear the coat out yet. The weather here has been too nice. The coat is comfortable and warm. My one concern is that the tarp material isn't exactly breathable material. Hopefully once I wear it out it won't cause me to sweat. You can find tarps in hardware stores. They are also known as polyethylene tarps.

JLMS: Yes, the coat makes crunchy noises when you move.
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2008 11:50:38 PM »

This is TOO PERFECT!  I am inspired by your coat.  The only blue tarp I have here in my yard in Anchorage, Alaska, is the one that is pretending to be the roof on our tool shed.  So typical!  Your project is truly wearable art.  I am humming the state song, can't get it out of my head.  Well done!
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2008 08:39:36 AM »

I never learned the state song, but I grew up in mostly Valdez. 

The tarp idea is the awesome.  Blue and green, the occasional grey/silver-it's practically the official landscape of Alaska!

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2008 10:35:35 AM »

HAH! ALASKA ROCKS! I'm proud to have lived in Skagway (Skaguay? We can't evil spell it) and Anchorage. You rock! I love the idea of a tarp raincoat, and in the Southeast it would be dead useful!

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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2008 02:41:08 PM »

Hey there!

I quasi-lived in Alaska last summer (I was working on a cruiseship based there). I got to know Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway VERY well.

It's so gorgeous! And there is something great about the state flag - I bought a blue t-shirt with the golden dipper on it which I'm in love with.

I love your coat, especially that it's made out of a tarp! Genius! You put so much work into it!
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2008 03:12:31 PM »

How clever! I love it!
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2008 03:12:51 AM »

 Grin Grin

That's too awesome! I LOVE it! I'm from Alaska, too so I really "get" the tarp thing Wink

« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2008 05:24:17 AM »

Great idea! I like how it got some stiffness due to the material.
That is by sure one of the most stylish raincoats i have ever seen.

« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2008 07:28:51 PM »

Hey, I think I've met you!

Great coat, but I think you took my idea! That's not fair. Nevertheless, I forgive you.

You're not going to steal an even better idea I have, because I'm going to tell you what it is now. You know how expensive oil is getting? Honey, it's only going to get worse. Well, for those cold New England winters we have here - burr - I've come up with a little solution that will warm the heart of many a chilly person! I take a brick, put it on the woodstove for a little while, and when it gets hot, I take my stove mitten, grab the hot brick and wrap it in a bath towel! And when I go to bed I put it down at my feet. That's a hotta brick!

Don't you love it! And if it doesn't work out, there's always the chickens. Where's Lucky?
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2008 02:02:55 PM »


The chickens gave you away. It has been awhile. How's the house addition coming?
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