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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:46 am

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AntiM wrote:Holographic fabric. I have a few small pieces, get them in the sun and they are blinding indeed. Usually silver, but you can find gold and other colors.
I have yet to go to Joanne's to check it out (waiting on the starting piece to get here), is that available at places like that?
I was at the Joanne's in West Los Angeles area yesterday and they had it available there. Not to say they will have it at every store.
Uh, yeah. Doubtful.

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Post by jella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:05 pm

I'm almost inspired to get sewing, almost. I keep telling myself 6 months as the projects pile up :oops: .
Well I did re-organize the blinkies bin does that count ?? :roll:
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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:07 pm

jella wrote:I'm almost inspired to get sewing, almost. I keep telling myself 6 months as the projects pile up :oops: .
Well I did re-organize the blinkies bin does that count ?? :roll:
YES! Absolutely! It DOES!
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:46 pm

somehow I read organized my blinky bikinis and that was quite the mental picture, Jella on a floor surrounded by bikinis all-a-flashing.

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Post by jella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:53 pm

I confess it was more like played with the blikies and put them back :oops: hehehe You know me so well CFM



hmmmm blikie bikini's yet another project idea to add to the pile
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Post by lazerfox » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:07 pm

I crocheted my BM bikini with bright neon aqua chunky yarn...does if that count?

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Post by jella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:05 pm

pics or it didn't happen hehe, jk.
I love agua and of course it counts :)
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:00 pm

I lost my sparkle ponies.
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Post by jella » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:07 pm

I hate it when that happens :shock:
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Post by lazerfox » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:34 pm

jella wrote:pics or it didn't happen hehe, jk.
I love agua and of course it counts :)
Oh believe me it happened...but since you asked so nicely here you go ;)

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And in case anybody wonders yes it does have sequins however 90% of them fell out as I crocheted it and no more have fallen since I finished it...so I'm hoping the MOOP will be kept to a minimum.

I bought the yarn BEFORE I knew better (A.K.A. read more of eplaya)

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Post by EmilyD » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:09 pm

Hi All,

I haven't been able to come to eplaya much recently. Lots of family troubles (parental dementia etc.) and just plain old life interfering. But I'm so glad this thread is still alive and kicking. The Mr. and I will be skipping the playa this year, I have a big road trip planned with my artcar buddies, but next year is a for sure. I will still, as always, be making costumes and of course as an ooooold hand now, I'm happy to share my experience and suggestions with any newbies or costume-challenged folks. Good to see you Jella, Fishy.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:17 pm

*waves*
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Post by jella » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:44 pm

LazerFox very pretty ..I recommend vigorous testing on the remaining sequins for moop factor.

Emily....Sorry to hear about your troubles, we'll miss you. How fun though a road trip with art cars ! Hope to see pics. Stop in now and then and vent on us my dear :)
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Post by C.f.M. » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:21 am

I recommend taking the sequins off.

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Post by AntiM » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:30 am

Individually sewn sequins with a seed bead fastener may hold up, but then you'd be a Bad Example.

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Post by lazerfox » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:43 am

I will do my best to remove all the ones that are easy to pull off but some are buried deep in the stitches so they should be ok.

AntiM - Seed bead fastener?? Oy vey, I have much to learn

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Post by AntiM » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:31 am

Needle and thread with knotted end. Place a single sequin. Bring the needle up through the hole from the back side of the fabric. Thread on a seed bead; the needle has to be slim. Push the bead down to the sequin, put the needle back through the hole in the sequin, pull the thread taut. Tie it off with a knot, cut the thread. Start again. Do not string the sequins on a single thread, each one must be sewn on and knotted by itself.

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Post by Huckleberries » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:46 pm

Hey I,m a sewer and I have lots of fabric... SOOOO, I am a first timer and Im bring my husband and he uses a wheel chair... We will be home alot, and I of course will be making something! Come by and we can play dress up together. :shock: :D :shock: I am trying to figure a site for me and mine and I dont know where I will be... look for me -
I am one of the huckleberries...
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Post by AntiM » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:49 pm

You need to find if the Department of Mobility will be up and running, it is a theme camp who offers what assistance they can to less mobile burners.

Does he have a power chair?

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:22 pm

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Post by lazerfox » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:47 pm

how is everyone "crafting"?

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Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:54 pm

lazerfox wrote:how is everyone "crafting"?
I am decorating little tins this week.

Next week: sewing! 8) I'm taking a week off from work to get a head start, since I USED TO BE the kind of faithful drone who always has hundreds of hours of leave saved up... :P See how my life has changed already? And I haven't even been there yet!

What are you crafting, Lazerfox?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:15 pm

I washed my sparkleponies thsi weekend.
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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:34 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I washed my sparkleponies thsi weekend.
BAHAHAHAHA
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by lazerfox » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:08 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
lazerfox wrote:how is everyone "crafting"?
I am decorating little tins this week.

Next week: sewing! 8) I'm taking a week off from work to get a head start, since I USED TO BE the kind of faithful drone who always has hundreds of hours of leave saved up... :P See how my life has changed already? And I haven't even been there yet!

What are you crafting, Lazerfox?
Little tins sound like a great way to keep your odds and ends together on the playa.

I'm currently crocheting a scarf for the BF so he can wear it during sunsets :D


theCryptofishist pics or it didn't happen!!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:31 pm

Oh, I think that showing up on the playa with sparkling sparkle ponies will be proof enough.
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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:10 am

I got a top secret camp project....and I started organizing and cleaning the craft room. I have a commission I need to get started on...I'm still trying to decide what to wear this year. And I want to lose weight before I get started /rolls eyes so that is my excuse for procrastinating.

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Post by Fufa » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:35 pm

I just finished deconstructing an old pair of blinky LED glasses I wore for new years a while ago. The batteries are housed in one arm of the frame, and a the on/off button and circuitry that times the flashes is in the other arm. I managed to pry all the wires and bulbs out from the front end that said 2008, but also snapped a bunch of connections in the process. After I fix the wiring I'm thinking of turning it into a headband. The old arms will be attached to the sides; they're nice and clear and do a good job of protecting the batteries etc.

I'm not sure where to go in terms of design though. I have a bunch of extra tulle hanging around, maybe I could make tulips?

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Post by Elorrum » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:14 pm

Fufa wrote:I just finished deconstructing an old pair of blinky LED glasses I wore for new years a while ago. The batteries are housed in one arm of the frame, and a the on/off button and circuitry that times the flashes is in the other arm. I managed to pry all the wires and bulbs out from the front end that said 2008, but also snapped a bunch of connections in the process. After I fix the wiring I'm thinking of turning it into a headband. The old arms will be attached to the sides; they're nice and clear and do a good job of protecting the batteries etc.

I'm not sure where to go in terms of design though. I have a bunch of extra tulle hanging around, maybe I could make tulips?
ah, I think I just teared up a bit. This is just the sort of thing I love.

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Post by delle » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:23 am

I picked up a starters kit for crocheting (hook, instructional dvd and booklet and 2 hanks of yarn) for $1.99 last week, and immediately got started.

After making 2 large circles of pure shit, I started another one that, although it started out about big enough to be a thumbcozy, ended up being this:

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Not knowing the rules or different stitches (the kit, being the first of a series for learning granny squares for an eventual afghan which I won’t be making, included directions on just one stitch – in French – which helps naught when googling “recipesâ€
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