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Journal will be on closed for awhile [Aug. 14th, 2005|08:33 am]
wildpurple
I have been battling depression and things have been going way wrong for the past few months and it is threatening to overtake me. I am going to be pulling back from the journaling so there will be no new entries for awhile while I try to resolve some weighty issues pressing in on me in my life.

I thank you all for visiting my journal, for giving me your comments, encouragements and even the criticisms, all of which help me to be that much better of a crafter.

Until then, take the time to let the sun shine on your face.

Stephanie
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Tie One On " Pink Lemonade " July Apron Contribution [Jul. 22nd, 2005|12:54 pm]
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Hey Y'all!

This is my July entry for Tie One On the theme is " Pink Lemonade "



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Industrial Straight Stitch machine [Jul. 11th, 2005|02:41 pm]
wildpurple
Greetings All!

I have been home sewing for years and am starting to get freelance jobs for interior decor sewing and big production type jobs. I am currently working on a Brother XL-3022 which is a few years old. I can clearly see that it has neither the horsepower nor the speed to efficiently do these mass projects.

I know that I can do the jobs but will need an industrial machine. Right now I am not doing clothing, more along the lines of quilts, duvets covers, curtains and now a new project making tabards for a sports group.

I need a professional industrial strength straight stitch and overlock. I want something that is reasonably priced. I think that as my business increases then I will step up with a more expensive machine.

Any suggestions on brand, horsepower or types of machines I should be looking for?

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UPDATE:
I found this...I like it because it has the faster motor, higher foot pressure AND I can quilt on it. Not too bad on the price either.
Juki TL-98Q

Thanks!!
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Fabulous Dollie I want [Jul. 7th, 2005|01:35 pm]
wildpurple
I came across this site...AK Traditions. I simply must have a doll and all the accessories. It is so great to be an adult and be able to indulge your girlhood dollie fantasies by buying a doll and ALL of her goodies, plus they have patterns so you can make your own goodies. LOL!!

I really like this doll in particular because they use natural fibers and a simple body/face design. The clothes and the doll design just work together to make a really great doll experience(and this is just from looking at the pictures, I can only imagine how great it will be to hold one in my arms!!)

No more hoping to get a special doll and her clothes for your birthday or Christmas....I can get it NOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!! HAHHAHAHA!!!! <---maniacal laugh!!
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anyone ever stuff a doll with sawdust? [Jul. 6th, 2005|08:25 am]
wildpurple
I want to make some art dolls and stuff them with sawdust or something similar so that they will be stiff. I want to make life sized ones so they need to have some stability. Probably seated dolls to begin with, I thought maybe sand in the "buttocks" of the doll so it would sit.

Anyone have any experience with something other than poly/wool fiberfill?
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2 Log Cabin Quilt Block Kits for sale! [Jul. 3rd, 2005|10:52 am]
wildpurple
If you have always wanted to make a quilt but don't know where to start or if you dread cutting out all those pieces(I do too!!) then I have a simple solution for you.

I have put together 2 very easy to do quilt block kits, in the super simple log cabin quilt block pattern. I provide detailed assembly instructions, with pictures.



With this you can hone your skills with matching pieces, pressing seams and accurately sewing 1/4" seams.

I am offering my entire fabric stash for sale: yardage and blocks!

It's all listed on my etsy shop. If, you haven't joined I encourage you to try it(I don't receive any compensation for recommending it, I just think that it is a neat idea)

Click here!------>Wild Purple shop of Etsy, quilt block kits
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Homeless for 3 months - My True Story - My 1st Zine [Jun. 29th, 2005|02:08 pm]
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Greetings All!

I have finally finished transcribing my handwritten journal into a zine about me being homeless in the Fall of 2003. It's all the good, the bad, and the ugly as it happened. 120+ pages, 1/4 size. Signed



See it/Buy it here----->"Homeless for 3 months" Zine, My story

Excerpt:

...I see that being homeless, being dirty, not having proper bathroom facilities, not having a warm secure place to sleep…it is very dehumanizing. I felt ashamed and prayed that I wouldn’t run into anyone I knew. I had no desire to smile or be friendly, like I normally am. It is a very lonely, isolating experience. You feel like you have no dignity and that you are less than human. If this could happen to me, and I will get out of this....Imagine what the people, with no employable skills, who have been homeless for months or years....Imagine what life is like for them?..."

I now have a need/desire/want to help others with my crafting. To that end, $3 of every zine sale will go to sponsoring one woman for a year at this organization, Women for Women International.

I will post on my journal the progress of sponsorship and will post any letters I send her or she sends me.

See it/Buy it here----->
"Homeless for 3 months" Zine, My story
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New shop on Etsy.com [Jun. 28th, 2005|07:02 pm]
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corduroysgirl brought this site Etsy to my attention as an avenue for selling our crafty wares. I made a "shop" on there and listed my quilt blocks.

I think I might use this instead of selling directly thru my journal...just until I can get my oscommerce shop together. <---getting a headache thinking about it...LOL!!

Click to Check it out!!
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Quilt Top for sale. Add your personal touch and make it your own!! [Jun. 25th, 2005|10:57 pm]
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Star Quilt Top


SHIPPING WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND INSURANCE IS INCLUDED!


$65




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Log Cabin Quilt Blocks for SALE! Help me clean out my stash! [Jun. 25th, 2005|08:02 pm]
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JUNE 28TH: NEW ITEMS ADDED!!


I am taking my crafting in a different direction and I want to sell ALL of my current fabric stash. I am going to be making quilt blocks and quilt tops as well as selling some of the fabric outright.

It is all good quality cottons and silkies, rayon and blends. Perfect for your crafting needs/wants. LOL!!

You are going to get some great deals here! Check back daily because I will be adding more posts several times a day, EVERYDAY for the next 7 DAYS!!

SHIPPING is included!!(Priority Mail with tracking number)

Log Cabin Quilt Blocks - $23.85 each set, includes shipping!!Collapse )
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