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Bernard
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« Reply #50 on: Jul 02, 2011, 04:33:30 PM »

Sweet -- would you be interested in building up a business, or is it more just testing the waters?
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« Reply #51 on: Jul 02, 2011, 05:05:43 PM »

I'm not reeeeally sure on how to handle it. Bill's mom is absolutely convinced that I should double the price and that her friends' shops would sell a bajillion of them. But I have no experience in consignment, and don't really know what to expect. (His parents spend the summer in Estes Park, CO, which is highly touristy and has a lot of shops with handmade stuff, though I think that people buying there will be wanting things made by locals and not things shipped out from New Jersey.)

I have like 20 scarves up in my etsy shop now, and they've gotten a few hearts and have been put in some treasuries, which is nice, but none have sold. The shibori/tie dye thing isn't everyone's aesthetic, but whatever, my shit is awesome.
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« Reply #52 on: Jul 02, 2011, 05:43:12 PM »

Did eleven today, but here are four sort of interesting ones


Resisted with some plastic clamps i found at Home Depot.. The end that was on the outside of the folds has excellent detail, and the other end is just little squares.

I bought some plain wood shapes to use..

little circles held on with tiny clamps made waxing and waning moons


e! e! e! e!


round-edge rectangles

I will get more letters. I like how they look.
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« Reply #53 on: Jul 02, 2011, 06:34:32 PM »

They are cool. I like the moons a lot. The letters are great! If you're into letters, I point you (again perhaps) at my friend. If you see the post for June 28th, follow the link to the post at the other site, which gives you a good picture of what she does...
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« Reply #54 on: Jul 02, 2011, 06:39:29 PM »

That's really cool!
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« Reply #55 on: Jul 04, 2011, 03:37:06 AM »

I also like the moons, but the home depot clamps are pretty sweet too.

Folks, any suggestions on buttons for this? The collar was inadvertently made backwards, and I am not completely sold on keeping it this way if for no other reason than that it makes choosing buttons a bear.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6099/5899577318_927c1ef8cd.jpg
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« Reply #56 on: Jul 04, 2011, 07:26:10 AM »

Well.... if you could find something to match the main fabric, maybe..but I don't have any concrete suggestions, sorry...
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« Reply #57 on: Jul 04, 2011, 09:44:44 AM »

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or

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those are from here, but if I'd made that (ha!  as if I will ever sew that well!), I would probably just take it into the button shop and see what looks good with it IRL.
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« Reply #58 on: Jul 04, 2011, 11:54:50 AM »

maybe tiny pearly ones? or denim-covered?
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« Reply #59 on: Jul 04, 2011, 12:51:53 PM »

Thank you, ladies! Hm, hm, I could do tiny covered ones to match the collar. I was looking at little white shell ones but actually the plastic fake ones looked better than real shell, precisely because less pearly. The front placket is not stitched shut so I could actually even do little snaps. I do like the little red hearts, but I don't think I have any like that, and I'm hoping to make a little red skirt to go with this so she has a 4th of July outfit, or at least my idea of a patriotic outfit. Some of the patriotic outfits I've seen have been rather ... on the nose.
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« Reply #60 on: Jul 04, 2011, 12:57:48 PM »

how about these?

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« Reply #61 on: Jul 04, 2011, 01:23:12 PM »

aw I love those
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« Reply #62 on: Jul 04, 2011, 02:46:23 PM »

I decided to take your suggestion about taking the whole blouse to the shop -- but I wanted her to wear it today, so I am putting on some random white ones that are about the right size so I can get buttonholes marked up. Muchas gracias!
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« Reply #63 on: Jul 04, 2011, 10:08:26 PM »

I put a good 20-25 hrs of work into the blouse alone, and it's totally too small. I'm going to move the buttons over and try it on her again when she's not sweaty, see if that helps, but yeah, those chubby arms are already a little snug in there. Sigh. Drafting is the least fun part.
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« Reply #64 on: Jul 04, 2011, 11:16:58 PM »



I'm going to have nightmares tonight after GIS-ing scorpions but whatever
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« Reply #65 on: Jul 05, 2011, 09:58:13 PM »

in other dangerous news, I bought shrinky dinks.
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« Reply #66 on: Jul 05, 2011, 10:24:51 PM »

it's holding hearts! adorable! My friend bought animal embroidery patterns and wants to do them with me. I haven't done a craft in years! I'll probably be super proud of myself when I finish one.
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« Reply #67 on: Jul 06, 2011, 06:54:12 PM »

DO THEM embroidery rulez


shrinky dinks!!! by squishythings, on Flickr

what have I gotten myself into
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« Reply #68 on: Jul 06, 2011, 07:01:19 PM »

what have I gotten myself into

a world of fun!
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« Reply #69 on: Jul 06, 2011, 09:37:24 PM »

Eep! So cute and tiny!
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« Reply #70 on: Jul 07, 2011, 07:56:57 AM »

OOOh yes! very cool indeed. Linus' face is totally awesome there.
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« Reply #71 on: Jul 09, 2011, 08:33:36 PM »

I sent nine scarves to Bill's mom, and she intended to divide them between her two friends' stores, but the first friend bought them all and would like more! So I guess that's going well. I have a few more I can send straight away, and I guess I'll take down any etsy listings that haven't been hearted/in treasuries and send them off too.
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« Reply #72 on: Jul 09, 2011, 10:29:22 PM »

Sweet! Get rich and buy more craft supplies!
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« Reply #73 on: Jul 13, 2011, 12:27:42 PM »

Hello, crafters!

I have a fountain pen whose cap is a little loose. So I found the ring where the seal forms between the cap and the barrel, and I applied 1-2mm of superglue around the barrel. I let it dry, and it filled out the seal perfectly, so the cap sat perfectly tight. Unfortunately, the next day the ring of superglue flaked off the barrel in two even pieces. So obviously superglue doesn't bond super well to chrome. What should I use instead? Is there some kind of cheap lacquer that I can apply in very small amounts? I assume that nail polish is not durable enough.
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« Reply #74 on: Jul 13, 2011, 12:53:43 PM »

what are the materials of the two parts you want to attach?  chrome and what?

at any rate, this site is helpful for gluing questions:
http://www.thistothat.com/
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