Recent Posts by bindiibabe
The GID nailpolish & lippy has been around for ages, I also have hair mascara that glows in the dark (ya gotta make sure u apply it in REALLY neat streaks tho - otherwise it looks like you've got a bad case of dandruff ;P ) and different UV reactive nail stuff that changes colour :D. Oh and UV face/body paints are awesome too :D
As long as its A5 and you take into account it's gonna be used in the kitchen, and probably bound in some kinda book, you can make it out of whatever you like.
A5 will fit UK large letter dimensions, which isn't all that much more expensive. I'm afraid I'm unsure as to whether there are similar postage choices elsewhere.
You could unpick the side seams and add panels (either use fabric you have lying around or cut up 1 to make panels for the other 2 - afterall, 2 wearable tops are better than 3 nonwearable!)
Also, anything that involves cutting away areas of the sides and/or back will give you more room. Search for tops in the projects, you can also refine your search by clicking on "cut up".
Here's a couple to get you started:
or turn them into something else:
Hope some of these ideas might inspire you!!
Why not go and see? Approach it with an openmind, you might be surprised. I have a friend who works with adults who have varying severities of mental health issues and she finds it really rewarding.
And by talking through your reservations with your prospective employers, you are showing a level of maturity that they may not have expected.
You certaintly don't have anything to lose, other than half an hour of your time, by talking to them about it; and you never know, it might actually appeal to you!
BUT, THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THINKING THAT IT'S NOT FOR YOU.
Whilst I have a huge amount of respect for what my friend does (the project cares for 4 adults with various mental health issues who have all been hospitalised longterm, under phsyciatric care but have now been released and are living in their own accomodation) I know that I could never do it.
Doh!!! Of Course THAT would work
*kicks herself for not suggesting it in the first place....
If you used iron-on stuff and backed a front & back piece then fused them together, it would be REALLY stiff and you could try moulding it into shape while it was still warm from being ironed.
I know it's on a smaller scale, but the stand up collar on this:
was two layers of fabric with one layer of heavy fusible lining inbetween and it had quite a bit of substance to it.
Is papiermache/ cardboard covered in aluminium foil too kindergarteny???
Alternatively, cut panels from tin sheet (or old tin bucket), smooth/sand edges & bend to shape?
If you felt the edges were still kinda sharp/rough, you could edge them with thin strips of duct tape (kinda like bias binding on a hem or neckline).
Yeah, it's good that most people seem to be willing to be a bit lax with their rules if a newbie really wants to take part :D
I agree, the worst part is definately not knowing if someone received/liked what you sent :(
Anyway, I wasn't preaching or being argumentative - it was more just thinking aloud :P (Abby, see what u've started!! :D )
Like I said Jolanda, I totally get why people make the rule but I just don't personally see myself disqualifying people from taking part in any swap i'm hosting, just because they're new. Afterall, just because someone has swapped before doesnt automatically mean they won't flake. That said, I'd probably suggest not sending until you were both ready on a big swap, or even implement newbie sends first rule.
These quick easy ones are good to get new people into swapping as well as little fillers for the more experienced to fill in the space between the bigger swaps :D
Oky-doky Sally! Consider yourself signed up for round 2!!
Welcome to the madhouse Abby :D
I'm a firm believer in inclusion! I understand the reasons people give for having a "no newbies" rule but I must admit, i find it hard to agree with the idea of it.
I also imagine there are times when someone new to swapping might actually find it easier to take part in a more regimented swap where there's a set list of items and dates etc rather than the open endedness of the Newbie/Vet one. And I know there are some people who have been put off the idea of swapping because a lot of the swaps they were interested in didn't allow Newbies. Of course, it is the hosts perogative to make whatever rules she/he wishes for their swap!! :) Anyway, I'll jump off my soapbox now ;P
Yeah, you need much thicker than the beading stuff.
The coloured stuff here is also usually quite fine, I've tried braiding it but even then its very malleable.
One store in town does the heavier gauge coloured.
I could send you some to try before you order some, if you like?
Soooo....when you host a ring swap...dibbs on the eye ring :D
The mask is pretty too, and I like the godess pendant (well, it IS green)
I usually use silver plated copper core jewellery wire bought from a local craft shop or the coloured aluminium stuff
At last count there were 8 of us signed up and everyone is ok with international posting. Sign up closes tomorrow, so assuming there isn't a huge flurry of late signees, we'll all be sending to everyone.
You'll be creating multiple copies of your recipe page, keeping one for yourself and sending the rest on their way to other kitchens...
Please PM me your addresses and I'll collate a list for all, rather than everyone having to swap with each other individually :D
Any questions? Post or PM me!!
International shipping? y/n: yes
Vet or newbie?: Vet
Ok to pair with a newbie? y/n: yes
Fave version of Alice?: McGee or original illustration. Quite like the original Disney animation too.
Any Alice you dislike?: I like them all.
Fave character: Alice, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat,
Least fave character: Tweedledum/dee.
Also, I don't like the look of Helena Bonham Carters Red Queen, which is weird, cos I like both of them individually...just not together in the same person!!
Other info?: I really like the items. Drink Me Potion Bottle, Eat Me cake, Keys, watches, looking glass, Tea party items.
I like the bit where they paint the roses :D
You could try glueing a wee garnish on the photo Libby ;P
...or draw it....
....or make a 3D crocheted version...
guess who's starting to have stupid dumb crazy-assed ideas in her fevered state!!?? Ya gotta love the 'flu !! :(
Following on from Julie's felt hairclip idea... these also look cool done with funky foam type stuff, and can also be stuck onto the tops of pencils etc.
The basket full o'bugs idea is really cute! and filling it with little ladybird themed books n notepads, pencils & hairclips etc should be super quick and easy.
You can make your own foam ladybug stamps by cutting shapes from funky foam and glueing them onto a piece of sturdy card etc
You're a really thoughtful person!