Sew hip community-Skeletor cover by Miss Jillie http://community.livejournal.com/sew_hip/1198575.html
I need to make covers for my machines. I have one thats not long enough and another thats plastic. I like to make some pretty ones and since I need to cover 4 machines that would be awesome looking.
Crafty Daisies has some cute ones too http://craftydaisies.com/2007/08/28/sewing-machine-covers/
Instructions again http://sewing.about.com/od/freeprojects/ss/machinecoverins_2.htm
Whip Up has cool pictures of covers and links to go and make them http://whipup.net/2007/02/23/sewing-machine-covers/
Trans-craft-inental has a beautiful quilted one http://transcraftinental.blogspot.com/2007/04/sewing-machine-cover-that-took-waaaay.html
The Sporadic PackRat has a cool crazy quilty type of one http://cowgirl53.wordpress.com/2007/03/12/sewing-machine-covers/
Friday, August 29, 2008
Want to make one of these so I can store my old 30's patterns and put some of my stuff in pockets. Actually could make one for each craft I do. One for jewelry, One for stamps, One for crochet and yarn. hmmmm Here's a free pattern http://sewing.about.com/od/freeprojects/ss/bucketorganizer.htm
I've been playing around with wire since the late 80's and been trying to do jewelry since then. I really got better at it in the middle of the 90's and now I'm still okay but know so much more than before. Also back then you had to go to the hardware store and buy that wire. It was either silver or black. Now you have colors galore. Some quick references of links to make and blogs knitting with wire-Samantha http://ibrakeforyarnhooksandbooks.blogspot.com/2007/08/knitting-with-wire-really.html Bear chick using memory wire http://bearchick.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-journey-new-blog.html Leslie Todd-wire wrapping http://nostoneunstrung.blogspot.com/2007/12/whirlwind-wire-bracelets.html
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Unappreciated and taken for granted - doing housework is a pain. Why, because as soon as everything is almost done there's more. Plus, everyone thinks your done in a flash and its no big deal. Cleaning a bathroom to four males is a big deal plus all the animals, dishes, laundry- need I say more.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I made this skirt out of some beautiful green cotton and satin. I sold this one right away and its been my last gored skirt for awhile. I am debating on making more but what do you think? I also made a pink and blue one-cotton candy -but that was commissioned. www.erikaschiquis.etsy.com
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sigh Made this for me but I don't need anymore belly dance stuff. I made this during my lunch hours at my old work. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14585651 Its out of trim, lots of hand sewn bling, removable flowers and tassels. More here www.erikaschiquis.etsy.com
Sunday, August 24, 2008
New one up on etsy http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=14567065 www.erikaschiquis.etsy.com
Here's my lastest creation up on etsy. Pirate Barrette. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14565550 Use it for everyday or for your costume. Argh www.erikaschiquis.etsy.com
I really like to make these soon. http://www.lapidaryjournal.com/stepbystep/mar03bangle.cfm
Argh Yes, we dance too. A picture of my solo from 07 and the 2nd from Halloween 07. I had pirate barrettes, Jack Sparrow hair stuff, pirate hair combs, pirate coin drape and so much more. I have it written down somewhere with all the stuff I had and what I made on tribe. Anyway, can't forget the other pirates Jack and Adam Ant.
Friday, August 22, 2008
About a year and half ago I bought on auction at ebay a pirate hipscarf. I love that scarf and wear it to class all the time. I had e-mailed Tessa to post her pirate hipscarves on tribe and asked about her website. She said she didn't have one. I'm like but your stuff is so gorgeous. Well she sent me her catalog when she sent my hipscarf and I still have it. She makes up to 40 yards at the hem panel skirts. 40! So I copied her catalog so all of you can drool at her stuff. Oh, by the way she has done at least two costumes for Ansuya! Her site on ebay http://myworld.ebay.com/teessa/?_trksid=p3911.c0.m198 Her e-mail is TeessaDiane@yahoo.com
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Photo by Jaiyana http://jaiyana.com/ I did fuse Karate and Belly dance together for my last solo. It was nerve wracking cause I really couldn't practice it totally since I was using a bo staff. I used the bo like a cane for half of the dance and used it like a bo in the other half. Unfornatetly , you can't practice with a bo in your house so you have to go outside. Outside is a problem when there's still snow or when your husband's business has all kinds of people in and out of here. I felt uncomfortable having people watch since I was practicing. I even had one guy drive by doing movie martial arts noises and I went in after that. I did it but next time I will have to see about a place to practice. Oh, and I did make my whole costume except for the hip scarf. I will blogs on tribe for the Hakama pants, Geisha top, karate necklace and earrings. I already have a blog for my throwing star barrettes. http://people.tribe.net/erikaschiquis/blog/f36b0634-cc54-4928-8cc8-f61dfdf467b6 Speaking of which there's a tribe where there's martial artists and belly dancers on it http://tribes.tribe.net/maamed?_click_path=Application%5Btribe%5D.Tribe%5B4aae0edd-2a8e-4c7a-9ecf-eb0289ba50a8%5D and a awesome dancer with both skills-check out her vids too Morgana Tribe http://tribes.tribe.net/morganaingermany?_click_path=Application%5Btribe%5D.Tribe%5Bb2ac784b-eaab-49c3-b85c-ae747eff08f3%5D
Shihan Di Tony Fournier and me Speaking of it earlier, my teacher's wife said to the fact that he was having a birthday. So I asked how old and he said he was gonna be 50. I'm like really??? I thought he was around my age, not that his way older , since he has one daughter in college I figured at most 5 years older than me. I'm like thats cool-cause he's in awesome shape. I also have a fellow student who said she was turning 50. She looks awesome and way younger for her age. So I can say for some-Karate makes you younger. Wanna see my school? Fournier's Leadership Karate Centers http://www.portlandsbestkarate.com/
I bought a pasty machine for making better polymer clay jewelry. I really like polymer clay but I always wait on buying stuff for a hobby until I know I really like it. Then I appreciate it more cause I know more about it too. Hell, it took me 7 years to buy a really new , nice Gi for Karate. Some great sites for using a polymer clay pasta machine http://www.jaedworks.com/clayspot/polyclay-faq/pasta-machine.html Cleaning it http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/cyclopedia/pastamachine.html more on using it http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayArticle?articleNum=as0136 Cindy Lietz Blog http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/condition-polymer-clay-using-a-pasta-machine/71/
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I borrowed this book from the library. Its from 1973. I haven't read it yet but its mostly an instructional book. I love the pictures in it but its too bad they don't say who are the gals in the pics. I am assuming its the authors but theirs two of them. The Complete Belly Dancer by Julie Russo Mishkin and Marta Schill
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I started selling diy skirts again. I used to sell them on ebay but I like etsy way, way more. These pictures are of ones that I sold a couple of years ago. My newest one is the mermaid one @ http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14078176 and I will be making more and in not in little bitty sizes either.
Seems like everyone is using fabric bags now. I've been using them for years but recently started selling them. Here's my first one http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8998273
Monday, August 18, 2008
Photo by Leigh of Image Catchers-copyrighted www.leighkelly.com photos of belly dancers http://www.leighkelly.com/bellydance/ She takes the most beautiful pictures. Here's my Diy Project Blog on tribe.net http://people.tribe.net/erikaschiquis/blog Its 95% belly dance things but thats quite alright.
Here's my Blueberry Lime Chinese Script Bracelet. I just love these colors. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=13620051
Here's my pirate bracelet including a bottle of rum. I enjoyed making this and I supposed to make one for me but when do I get time. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13688482
Here was a huge order this past spring. She cleaned me out of knits but I like it that way. I actually got back into my diaper business(not that I ever left) because of this order. my site www.loschiquitosdiapers.com Jennifer of Buzzie Bee Diapers is awesome. Check out her site @ www.buzziebee.com