Hi, I don't know who to ask about this but I thought you might have some ideas :) I want to make a skirt out of playing cards, so I was going to set the cards in a layer of some kind of glue- to make it hardwearing, tear-proof and waterproof. Do you know any glue with these properties? It would also need to be clear and flexible when dry. Thank you for any suggestions! ~x~x ~
I would actually suggest using metal eyelets rather than glue. :] They would allow for more flexibility in your card joints and would probably feel more natural to wear.
Eyelets can be found in both the scrapbooking and sewing notions sections of craft/fabric stores, and they come in a bunch of colors and sizes. There are two main ways to add eyelets to projects: with an inexpensive eyelet setter or eyelet pliers.
I can’t off-hand think of any glue that would waterproof the cards, but maybe you could use a protective spray coating like Krylon’s?
Hope that helps!
hi i wanna make something as a xmas gift for a friend that requires using a running stitch to sew a 3 3/4 by 4 1/2 inch polar fleece fabric onto a polar fleece scarf to create a pocket but do I have to use polar fleece for the scarf itself or can I just buy a purl knit scarf and sew the polar fleece fabric for the pocket onto it?(sorry if this question sounds confusing lol i'm kinda new at this)
You should be able to just sew the fleece pocket onto the knit scarf. :] You may need to hand sew it however if the scarf is too thick to go through a machine smoothly.
But it’s not too difficult if you want to use fleece for the scarf as well. This tutorial shows that you don’t even need to sew/hem the edges since fleece doesn’t fray.
Hope that helps!
Where did you get your little demon horns? They're adorable!
I got them after Halloween last year. They used to be red devil’s horns and I painted and reglittered them in black. :] And thanks! ♥
your so fucking ugly and tacky. i wish i'd never seen your face. EW!
Haha aw, I know I’m kinda cute~ No need to waste your time sending me messages. :]
more weekly messages
I got so many sweet messages recently that I decided to do two message posts this week instead of one. :]
whenever you like or comment on one of my projects I feel like the craft gods are smiling on me :) haha
You’re beautiful, inside and out.
- And so are you, for taking the time to send such a sweet message~
how do you remove the hair dye from your hair and make it look back to blonde?
- I think there is a special color stripper formula you can use? Or I’ve also heard you can use dish soap.. Color usually fades away when you bleach your hair too (though it will weaken it more). :]
i saw your post at millenium, i didnt know you lived in illinois? haha
- Haha yep, Illinois born and raised! ;p
Hey so I just found your site and I’m pretty sure you’re totally the coolest ever :D
Thank you SO Much for making the “How to make an Eyeball shirt” tutorial! It looks really wonderful!
- Aw no problem, glad you liked it! :]]
omg I love what you create oAo!!!! How can I buy fabrics that your lovely daddy brought you to Cina çWç?
- Thank you! :] The only other places I’ve seen a lot of sparkley fabrics is in LA’s garment district (I’m sure places like New York have them too). But the fabrics my dad got were wayy cheaper in China
Have you got any of the negative effects of blogging? Like stalkers or hate mail? And if so, how do you deal with them? (I had to shut down my previous site coz of a stalker who was from my city and threatened to kill me, bothered the people on my list etc… nice :/)
- I’ve only ever gotten a few hateful/mean messages, mostly about my hair or the way I dress. In those cases, I answer them and let them know that yes, maybe I look strange, but I’m happy doing it and you’re just proving that I look out of the ordinary (which is a plus in my book). Once in awhile I will have random people start posting comments or sending messages that aren’t necessarily hateful or threatening, but made me slightly uncomfortable so I blocked them (on facebook, or through my blog’s commenting system).
- The only advice I really have is that if something is making you uncomfortable, do not hesitate to A) ignore the person, B) tell someone about it (not sure of your age, but it goes for any age really) or C) block the source that’s making you uncomfortable. And though it seems like a common warning I’ll repeat it here anyway; NEVER give out personal info like phone numbers, addresses, even your current school/location if you aren’t ABSOLUTELY sure of the situation. Even using your real name/last name is a bad idea if you are worried about stalkers. Hope that helps a little.. and I’m always here if you need more advice! :]
You know the galaxy print, I’m doing textiles in school&I wanted to know whether you thought it would be okay to do galaxy on a dress and what material would be best!x
- If you want to handpaint the design, a non-sheer fabric with a rough surface (meaning not shiny like vinyl, because the paint won’t stay as well) would probably work best. If you are purchasing the fabric, any type of material would work depending on the type of dress you are making. :] I’ve seen galaxy designs at Spoonflower.com, and you can order many types of fabric there. Hope that helps!