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Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:33 am

After three solid days of hand stitching, the coat IS DONE!!!

I feel like I've passed a major landmark with this and the shade structure. The list now seems more managable though it's still quite long.

Planning:

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Felt Flowers:

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Finished in the light:

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Finished in the dark:

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Post by illy dilly » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:47 am

Emily thats freaking Awesome!
All the hard work was worth it!
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Post by kman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:58 am

MisaBlue wrote:Army Desert Boots :D the Item for today
Nice... which ones are they?

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Post by VeganChoirGirl » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:58 am

WOW!
Finally moving to SF...can't WAIT!

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Post by C.f.M. » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:06 pm

Dude. That coat. WTF? Too much awesome.

LED lights strung up inside, with some sort of flower-center thingie reflecting them as one orb?

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Post by MisaBlue » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:06 pm

kman wrote:
MisaBlue wrote:Army Desert Boots :D the Item for today
Nice... which ones are they?
Army of the Czech Republic...they look brand new, but good thing is that they are used...this pair belonged to one doctor who served in Afghanistan


Emily, the coat is truly amazing!!! I really look forward to see it in real :)

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Post by geospyder » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:17 pm

EmilyD - great coat. Great minds think the same way. My wife is doing a vest for me basically the same way. The wiring will be on the inside with small slits to let the lights through. The lights will then be stitched in place. Battery pack goes into pocket. The vest originally was a fleece vest. Aside from the lights there will be a fur trim. You and I will definitely not be darkwads.
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Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:19 pm

C.f.M. wrote:Dude. That coat. WTF? Too much awesome.

LED lights strung up inside, with some sort of flower-center thingie reflecting them as one orb?
Ya, the flowers are felt, there is a circle of silver lame' fabric in the center, poked the light through it then covered all bulbs and wire with felt.

Close up:

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Thanks for the support everyone, it helped a lot! ;-)
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Post by Eric » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:20 pm

Emily- kick-ass job on the coat! Fantastic!
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Post by robrob » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:34 pm

lol. and i was proud I found a nice soup pan for $1 at the thrift store around the corner during lunch today.

nice one emily.

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Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:53 pm

robrob wrote:lol. and i was proud I found a nice soup pan for $1 at the thrift store around the corner during lunch today.

nice one emily.
ROFLMAO! Hey a $1 soup pan is just as important as a warm, lit, coat.
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Post by jella » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:02 pm

OMG emily the coat is well OMG :)
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Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:22 pm

jella wrote:OMG emily the coat is well OMG :)
Okay now cut it out y'all. You're making me blush!
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Post by kman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:40 pm

EmilyD wrote:
jella wrote:OMG emily the coat is well OMG :)
Okay now cut it out y'all. You're making me blush!
Blush away... it's great work. :)

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Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:05 pm

I just saved us $80 by changing our pre and post hotel reservations based on recommendations from Jack Rabbit Speaks:

Volume 14, Issue #29 LOCAL TOWNS & RESOURCES, August 11, 2010

If you don't subscribe, you should!
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Post by Bling » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:20 pm

Love the coat, Emily!

Our green lasers arrived (fun!), and I did a CostCo/Target run to get a smaller daily cooler, some car snacks, & a closet rod (to make better use of the costume space in our Gypsy wagon).

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Post by C.f.M. » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:24 am

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Post by Orchid » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:38 am

Emily - That coat is pure unfiltered awesome.

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Post by Mulligan » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:43 am

[quote="EmilyD"]I just saved us $80 by changing our pre and post hotel reservations based on recommendations from Jack Rabbit Speaks[/quote]

I saw that too. My reservations are $40 more fo rthe same room I could get on teh burner discount. Did you call up your hotel and ask to get the burner special, or did you cancel and re-reserve?

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Post by FaeTora » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:57 am

I know have fur over every piece of playawear i have. thanks to a lovely Reagan.

I don't think he'd be nearly as interested in where i was going if he knew it was hot. My princess likes it cool and temp. controlled.
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Post by Fire_Moose » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:12 am

I just saved 15% on my insurance by switching to Geico.
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Post by FaeTora » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:49 am

Yeah, but you still can't drive at night.
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Post by Fire_Moose » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:08 am

....uhh yeah i can.


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Post by FaeTora » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:09 am

but the headlights coming from the other side of the road.
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Post by Bling » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:33 pm

We got our truck/tow vehicle all checked out for the road trip, and our sweet little weather band radio showed up today from Amazon. :D

Tonight we're going to do a couple of costumes based on Tyvek jumpsuits.

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Post by EmilyD » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:05 pm

Mulligan wrote:
EmilyD wrote:I just saved us $80 by changing our pre and post hotel reservations based on recommendations from Jack Rabbit Speaks
I saw that too. My reservations are $40 more fo rthe same room I could get on teh burner discount. Did you call up your hotel and ask to get the burner special, or did you cancel and re-reserve?
I did call up the Marriott and ask for a Burner discount and they knocked the price down $20 per night but the Holiday Inn was still less so I moved us. Not only that but the Holiday Inn is closer to Gerlach! ;-)

Oh and today's item...


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IT'S OUR 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY!

Funny thing is I always swore I'd never get married and voila...lookie what happened while I was busy living my crazy life?

Our anniversary gift to each other is our burgin voyage to the Playa. ;-)
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Post by unjonharley » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:10 pm

Loaded the lower compartment of the trailer.. Just to see how everything is going to fit.. Only a few more items and put the lid on.. Next will be loading the van with cooking and food stuff..

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:27 pm

Purchased a rim mounted spare tire for my trailer. No more limping in to the event on 3 tires with an axle chained up to the frame. :D
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Post by C.f.M. » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:25 am

This morning I tried the Vitalyte. I was extremely pleased. The scoop's serving seemed like a lot of power, but I didn't even have to STIR it, I added the water (just stuck the cup under the faucet) and bam. It was dissolved.

Tasted good, too. Tasted like lemonade, not some shitty lemonade flavor. Didn't make the water taste thicker or froth up or anything. I'm very pleased and happy I bought.

Plus, I love the label. "...whether you're pregnant or just hung-over..."

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Post by Elorrum » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:41 am

looked at the vitalyte on Thursday at the store... went with the cheap gatorade. pound wise, penny foolish perhaps. Thought back to the zero hydration issues I've had without vitalyte. Will covet for next year I guess.

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