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Topic: Funky Diva Dress Up Trunk - Picture HEAVY!  (Read 11650 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006 11:59:50 AM »

I love this idea!  You did such a fabulous job, wow!  It makes me think of Mr. Dressup's Tickle Trunk - which sounds like something dirty but that was where he kept his dress-up clothes.  (Boy am I dating myself...)

My niece, when she was in her mid-teens, gave my daughters a big box of beautiful dress-up clothes.  It had things like long gloves, costume jewelry, fancy elastic-waisted skirts, neat hats, lovely scarves, etc.  She just kept her eyes open for anything fancy at thrift stores, and I suspect some of it came right out of her closet; she loved wild clothes.  It was an excellent gift, no wonder she was always the favourite cousin!

But they never had anything as cool as that suitcase to keep it all in!

« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2006 02:45:18 PM »

awww, so cute! i wish i had a daughter to make this for Smiley well... when i do i will make it Smiley i always wanted a dress up trunk!

you could just go to a thrift store or a dollar shop and buy lots of costume jewelry, make up & fun colored clothes to fill it with.

like you said, what does a little girl want more?
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2006 02:51:43 PM »

Wow. I want a pimped out suitcase like that. Or a briefcase. That'd be wicked awesome. I mean... wow. Can you imagine carrying that to school? That's awesome!

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006 09:58:09 PM »

Thanks again for all of the kind words....

as for the tricked out briefcase - I actually picked up a leather knock-off briefcase for $3.00 at the same goodwill.  I didn't find any super wool sweaters for a dollar like some of the Crafster good will junkies - but the Starline and the 3.00 leather briefcase tickle my fancy....

and that's a pretty big job for a goodwill find to do! Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006 10:14:26 PM »

Oh my gosh, I'm 20, not 4, but will you be like, my awesome crafty aunt?  I am so jealous of your niece =-0

That is seriously awesome.  I wanna make myself a dressup trunk now, teehee..
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2006 10:33:19 AM »

Wow this is cool. I wish I could make one for my stepdaughter but shes 7 now and shes outgrown most of her dress up clothes, and the ones you find in the stores are too small for her now too. I have bought her a few regular clothing items for dressup but of course she likes the frilly lacey sparkly princess dress up clothes they sell.
Its bad too because shes still so into the dress up phase its hard to tell her shes too big for it  Sad
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2006 01:20:12 PM »

That is rough...we never had "store bought" dress up clothes.  All of our stuff when we were kids were odds and ends from mom & dad's closet.  Grace - has everything - from the Disney to the Barbie and everything inbetween.  She's such a shrimp that she'll probably be able to wear those dresses until she's 17!!! Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2006 11:34:31 PM »

depending on the origin of the "old suitcase smell", it might work to open it up and set it out in the sun on a sunny day (or two). Of course you want to put it where it won't get stolen - but sunlight and fresh air really does get rid of moth-ball smell, and it certainly won't hurt so long as the case doesn't get rained on/in. It is a method for the patient, however - so if you're in a rush it won't help that much. Do try to get direct sunlight into all of it, which might take repositioning the case a time or two. I'd probably try this first then attack it with cleansers because my skin tends to be pretty reactive to harsh chemicals, and I'm always too impatient/lazy to find my rubber gloves Tongue

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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2006 11:54:12 AM »

That is sooo wonderful.....Im inspired to dig the one we bought @ the thrift store and make one for my
Props to you....Wonder Aunte


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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2006 11:55:09 AM »

aahhh!! so very adorable!  wish i had one of those when i was a little girl
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