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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby ambird » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I've been thinking about one as well. Where did you buy? What one did you get?


I bought mine on ebay through Button Boy. It's a Tecre model and makes 1 1/4" buttons. I bought a package that included the punch cutter to cut out the paper circles. It also came with a TON of button-making pieces (1,000 I think, so I'll be good for a while, hopefully!). The process of making the buttons is pretty much foolproof and every button turns out beautiful and professional looking. It was super expensive, but I've already had hours of enjoyment playing with it and giving out buttons to friends. :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:33 am

wh..sh wrote:How did I miss meeting you SquirrelHead! I was hoping to catch you in your tutu.


I missed meeting so many people out there. I needed a full month to get everything I wanted done and meet all the people I had on my list. Just thinking about my tutu makes me "squeeeeeee!!!". I loved it!! It was made even better on Tuesday night when a sweet woman named Buttery from a neighboring camp gifted me the fishnets I thought needed to go with it. :twisted: The very sad thing is that I totally did not get a picture of the whole thing. It is lovingly stored in a huge zip lock bag with 2 anti static sheets so that it is ready for next year so I will have to get a pic then.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:48 am

Jeeze Squirrelhead, I couldn't swing a dead cat without running into you! And I think fishnet stockings and a tutu are to die for. Wh...sh, you simply needed to try harder. And look up next time.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby wh..sh » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:31 am

SquirrelHead wrote:
wh..sh wrote:How did I miss meeting you SquirrelHead! I was hoping to catch you in your tutu.


I missed meeting so many people out there. I needed a full month to get everything I wanted done and meet all the people I had on my list. Just thinking about my tutu makes me "squeeeeeee!!!". I loved it!! It was made even better on Tuesday night when a sweet woman named Buttery from a neighboring camp gifted me the fishnets I thought needed to go with it. :twisted: The very sad thing is that I totally did not get a picture of the whole thing. It is lovingly stored in a huge zip lock bag with 2 anti static sheets so that it is ready for next year so I will have to get a pic then.

:D Damn!! I saw a picture of you from MnG and really kicked myself for not getting to say hi.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:31 pm

Dr. Pyro wrote:Jeeze Squirrelhead, I couldn't swing a dead cat without running into you! And I think fishnet stockings and a tutu are to die for. Wh...sh, you simply needed to try harder. And look up next time.


Awwwww You are missing me aren't you Doc? :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby International Incident » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:21 pm

Started investigating the Box Truck camping idea. The more I look at it the more I like the idea.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby SquirrelHead » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:36 pm

International Incident wrote:Started investigating the Box Truck camping idea. The more I look at it the more I like the idea.


It was so easy and comfortable. You could sleep in later then people in tents.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby graidawg » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:44 pm

wh..sh wrote:*nods head* I was also hit by ADD.


I was hit by that too (Activities i Didn't Do)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:57 pm

HA! ADD... (Activities Didn't Do!) good one.

Hey where are photos of the M&G? I didn't take a single one myself and would love to see what got captured.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Milayna » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:40 pm

I am currently researching cotton candy makers for the playa next year. I saw a girl walking around with cotton candy this year, and ever since that moment have become obsessed with the idea of setting up a cotton candy booth!!! :D :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:50 pm

took a bunch of useless stuff to the dump in preparation for evacuating this florida life
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:55 pm

Milayna wrote:I am currently researching cotton candy makers for the playa next year. I saw a girl walking around with cotton candy this year, and ever since that moment have become obsessed with the idea of setting up a cotton candy booth!!! :D :D


YUM! A great idea.

clocksnmirrors, I've been piling up gobs of scrap wood, old plastic tarps and other crap that needs to go to the dump so I can relate to that purge mentality. It's really freeing! Here's to a safe, easy move to Reno for you!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:32 am

EmilyD wrote:clocksnmirrors, I've been piling up gobs of scrap wood, old plastic tarps and other crap that needs to go to the dump so I can relate to that purge mentality. It's really freeing! Here's to a safe, easy move to Reno for you!


thanks!

actually i'm thinking more likely albuquerque or somewhere around there. when i was driving through i had a really good feeling about that area

purging feels GREAT!!! it's like getting a new start
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:53 am

Santa Fe would be better.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:02 am

Taos is where the "Earthships" are! 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby EmilyD » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:27 am

Wow, a major climate change for you clocksnmirrors! Follow your heart!

Make sure to visit this wonderful little museum outside Albuquerque:

http://tinkertown.com/?page_id=47
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:11 pm

AntiM wrote:Santa Fe would be better.


whyso?

FIGJAM wrote:Taos is where the "Earthships" are! 8)


beam me up?

EmilyD wrote:Wow, a major climate change for you clocksnmirrors! Follow your heart!
Make sure to visit this wonderful little museum outside Albuquerque:
http://tinkertown.com/?page_id=47


thanks, em!! that looks delightful. i'll have to check it out!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:14 pm

IIRC AntiM has visited both and find Taos too touristy/new agey.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:51 pm

Santa Fe is a nice artist town, funky, in the mountains so the heat isn't as oppressive. Albuquerque is out on a broad valley floor, wide open, hot and very dusty. Very congested compared to the smaller, cozier towns. Taos is a ski town, and yeah, Santa Fe was more my style.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:35 pm

AntiM wrote:Santa Fe is a nice artist town, funky, in the mountains so the heat isn't as oppressive. Albuquerque is out on a broad valley floor, wide open, hot and very dusty. Very congested compared to the smaller, cozier towns. Taos is a ski town, and yeah, Santa Fe was more my style.



i have to be honest, heat appeals to me. easier to go naked. i'll have to check out santa fe. sounds interesting....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:54 pm

Picked up a battery operated strobe light @ caned food warehouse..
It will fit under the peddle crank on the playa bike.. Just another way to fend off the big art cars.. Should show bright off the playa floor..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:49 pm

Found a box that I hadn't unpacked yet. Got a little teary as the dust wafted up and I saw my bright orange Foxfur-stenciled shirt.

Got a string of rgb led pixels, and was able to get them hooked up to an arduino. They look awesome. I have some experience as a programmer, so was able to get them cycling through some cool patterns.

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Postby Drawingablank » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:42 pm

Picked up a pattern for spirit hood type hats.

Bought fabric to make some playa pants because mini skirts just don't cut it late night when its cold and I definitely lacked enough long pants this year. In various weights top match the warmth to the temperature - two in cotton, one in fleece, and one in something that feels like chenille and matches my playa coat.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby danibel » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:19 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
Bought fabric to make some playa pants because mini skirts just don't cut it late night when its cold and I definitely lacked enough long pants this year. In various weights top match the warmth to the temperature - two in cotton, one in fleece, and one in something that feels like chenille and matches my playa coat.



My goal before the next burn is to find good warm pants for night time. This year Thursday night was nice and warm and I was fine in my school girl outfit until we went to camp and bed at 3ish. But all the other nights I had to wear my dark skinny jeans to make sure I was warm enough while out treking. I'm thinking maybe leather... anyone have any ideas for how to keep the bottom parts warm at night while still being "fashionable?" Maybe leggings and skirts - ala steam punk style?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:23 pm

I got a 30 gal. plastic barrell that has a springclamp lid, and a small thread cap to put in a spigot or a handpump. I can use it to haul wet or dry.
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Postby Drawingablank » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:25 pm

danibel wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:
Bought fabric to make some playa pants because mini skirts just don't cut it late night when its cold and I definitely lacked enough long pants this year. In various weights top match the warmth to the temperature - two in cotton, one in fleece, and one in something that feels like chenille and matches my playa coat.



My goal before the next burn is to find good warm pants for night time. This year Thursday night was nice and warm and I was fine in my school girl outfit until we went to camp and bed at 3ish. But all the other nights I had to wear my dark skinny jeans to make sure I was warm enough while out treking. I'm thinking maybe leather... anyone have any ideas for how to keep the bottom parts warm at night while still being "fashionable?" Maybe leggings and skirts - ala steam punk style?

Polypropylene long johns work well if you have specific fashions you want to wear. Personally I prefer pajama style pants and just plan to sew up some in fabrics I like, and maybe dress them up with fur trim or something.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:36 pm

One could use an amusing combination of footless tights, tall socks and/or stockings in order to be able to layer flexibly under a skirt. Sometimes I look at packages these things are sold in, and note how the model is technically wearing three products at a time. :) (Such as one pair of capri length tights, a pair of knee high socks and a pair of thigh high fishnets). That must get warm.

Many pairs of tights are a little short to begin with, and deserve to be made footless anyway. Or sometimes I end up with tights that pinch in the waist or are somehow annoying, but could be made into stockings and held up with a garter belt, or made into tubes (for legwarmers).
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Savannah wrote:One could use an amusing combination of footless tights, tall socks and/or stockings in order to be able to layer flexibly under a skirt. Sometimes I look at packages these things are sold in, and note how the model is technically wearing three products at a time. :) (Such as one pair of capri length tights, a pair of knee high socks and a pair of thigh high fishnets). That must get warm.

Many pairs of tights are a little short to begin with, and deserve to be made footless anyway. Or sometimes I end up with tights that pinch in the waist or are somehow annoying, but could be made into stockings and held up with a garter belt, or made into tubes (for legwarmers).

I bet half the boys and a chunk of the girls are drooling now...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Oldguy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Yep, and those crotchless pantyhose do not droop in the middle.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:26 pm

Decanted pluot vodka infusion for tomorrow's meet 'n' greet.
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