February 2, 2010

shuriken celebration



I had been thinking of way to celebrate the day Bridges on the Body has 100 followers, and just yesterday while purchasing hook & eye tape I made a stop at Ace Sewing to pick up a tailor's shuriken as a future thanks-for-reading giveaway. Thank goodness because it looks like that day is here. Or will be super soon. Hooray! And a big thanks to Brookelynn at craftzine.com for featuring this blog. I love craftzine!

So, if you'd like your name to go in the hat for a drawing for a tailor's shuriken just post a comment below by midnight pacific standard time on Thursday, February 4th. I'll have my boy pull the winner on Friday, February 5th. Here's a image of the exact shuriken being raffled.


This tool is quite handy. I use mine all time. In fact, you'll see it action again in tomorrow's post. 

Thank you for all the kind comments. It's so fun knowing there are so many of you out there along for the ride. Thanks for reading! 

72 comments:

  1. I have no idea how to use that thing, but it looks like a useful tool!

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  2. dana.anon@gmail.comFebruary 2, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Wow, 100 followers! That's great. I've only recently found you and I'm so impressed by how you've dived into making all these corsets!

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  3. I just found you through Craft today. I loved reading through your archives. Thanks!

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  4. I found you yesterday and spent the better part of my kid's nap catching up. You do beautiful work.

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  5. Delurking for a chance at a shrukin! Excellent work here, it brightens my day to see what talented things you produce!
    Keep up the wonderful work~

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  6. Oh this would be wonderfully helpful in my sewing. Good luck to me!! :) Love the corsets.

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  7. Congratulations on 100 followers. I only found this blog yesterday. It's fascinating to think you've only been doing this for a short time, the work you do is amazing. I’ve started at the beginning so it may take a while to get to present day and added your RSS feed so I don't miss anything before I get there.

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  8. That shuriken would be awesome. Your blog is awesome too!

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  9. congrats on 100 followers!

    i've really enjoyed watching all of these corsets from pattern to finished product. thank you for sharing the process with us!

    and of course it would be awesome to win a shuriken :P

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  10. Congrats on 100 followers and count me in for a chance at the tailor's shuriken. Fun!

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  11. Found your blog on craftzine and am completely enamored. Some friends and I are a little corset obsessed, so I've been sharing the love.

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  12. Woohoo, go you! I've been reading for a while; nice to see your readership building up.

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  13. Congratulations. Your sewing is fantastic and deserves many followers. I always could use another tool if you pick me...thanks for a nice giveaway!

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  14. I just found this blog and I'm excited! Thanks, ambrerose(at)aol.com

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  15. When I saw you had a new post, I was a little dissapointed not to see the next step on the corsetlet (which is looking beautiful by the way)... but since its in celebration of having 100 followers, I can't be too sad! Congrats!

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  16. I got here by way of craftzine, and I lost a lot of time today reading the archives. Also, Corsets and Crinolines is on its way to me via interlibrary loan.

    The first garment I ever made was a dress with a spring steel boned bodice, and I've made a couple of corest-ish things since then, but they've always been kind of thrown together. Your marvelous work makes me want to try again now and maybe avoid some of my rookie mistakes. That shuriken would definitely come in handy. . .

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  17. I love your site! Found it via craftzine... you've inspired me to find a corset book and make one for myself!

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  18. i love your blog, i always get excited when you post something new!

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  19. youknow... in NYC half of the notions retailers don't even know what a Shuriken is... True story.

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  20. that is fantastic - congratulations on your 100 :)
    I would really, really, relly like to win the shuriken.

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  21. Congrats on 100 followers--I love reading your blog. And what a great giveaway!

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  22. Congrats on making 100. I'm keen to try a shuriken out.

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  23. I just found your blog and I think what you're doing is amazing, can't wait to see how this project develops.

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  24. Congratulations! Would love the shuriken for when I start sewing a corset myself. Have to get back from my month long work trip to Germany and get my Etsy store up again (seamstresserin.etsy.com). But then, it's onto a corset for myself! You are an inspiration!

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  25. I do love sewing gadgets, particularly ones with cool names. Congratulations on getting past the 100 mark - am very glad I found this blog.

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  26. Congrats on hitting a 100 followers!
    I'm more of a quiet reader - read every single post, but rarely comment (horrible, I know :P). I really love your work and your blog is such a great resource to all corset making fans and noobies.

    Congrats again (and you can always lure me out with cool prizes :))

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  27. I'm another newbie over from Craftzine, thrilled to have found your blog and looking forward to hours of wading through the archives!

    I've made a couple of fitted tops, two with boning, but I have yet to make an actual corset... have the outer fabric on hand, and this may spur me on! Thanks :)

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  28. Congrats on the following! Your blog is wonderful and an awesome inspiration! Thank you!

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  29. I've been looking for one of those since I saw yours here!
    I love following your progress it's v inspiring

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  30. I've been following for several months now, constantly impressed by your progress. I would definitely love to have my own shurikin! It seems very useful...

    Ann Marie

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  31. Hi,

    I joined yesterday and I read through your whole blog yesterday afternoon, very inspiring stuff. I have a hand made corset and it really takes some brains, me humbly thinks, to make one. Keep up the amazing work!!

    I.

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  32. What a wonderfully generous gesture :D good luck everyone!! :D

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  33. Anything that combines crafting and being a ninja is a must-have in my book, LOL. Just found your blog thanks to craftzine, and I've been furiously computing since then to figure out where C&C can fit in my craft time-and-money budget :) Wonderful site!

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  34. You've inspired me as well to try to take on a corset project. Your site is great!

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  35. Ooooh, I love it! Sign me up!
    Found your blog via Craftzine, and am reading every. single. post. Makes me want to put down the pointy sticks and get out my sewing machine again.
    Did you ever post what the shuriken's real name is? If I don't win one, I want one.

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  36. Congrats on the link through craftzine and on your first 100. I've seen this tool mentioned a couple of times before but have never seen one in my local fabric stores. Hurray for internet.

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  37. Another craftzine convert here! Working my way through the archives yesterday, I made a note to look for a shuriken for myself- so cool!
    I'm fairly new to sewing, but I'd love to make a corset someday. My first (and only, so far) clothing project was a Renaissance festival skirt and bodice - it would be awesome to upgrade to a real corset!

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  38. I have never seen one of those before, and now that I have I don't know what I'll do without one :D I found you through a reference through someone else's dress diary (darned if I remember who :( ) but I suspect I'll be a happy and frequent voyeur!

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  39. I have always wanted one but never found one here in UK - so please let me win!! LOVE all the work you do - keeps me inspired.
    Anna

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  40. I juyst found your blog by craftzine...thanks a ton! I have been always fascinated by corsets -find them very femenine- but never found a good site with such amazing pictures. You seem to have a lot of sewing experience!

    Gloria

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  41. I love the Shuriken! it looks mighty useful. Glad to have discovered your blog, too. Thanks!

    Jan

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  42. Oooh I've always wanted one of those! I just finished my third corset and your site is a real inspiration. So, thanks!

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  43. Congrats on 100 readers! That looks like it could be a very useful tool - I'd like to be entered!

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  44. I would love to have one! Thanks for the offer. I really like your blog and it's inspired me to plan out a corset of my own :)

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  45. I am so excited to learn from you!

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  46. I love this blog -- like others, I appreciate the photos and the documentation of each step! I look forward to catching up each day!

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  47. Your photos and details are amazing! :)

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  48. I was among the many that found your blog via Craftzine. Please may I be in your draw? Your blog is most inspiring and I'm enamoured with both process and finished product.

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  49. I've been a fan for a while, but I watch on the sly. That is a pretty cool piece of gear. If I don't win I will definitely have to try and find one of those somewhere.

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  50. ...and now, many more than 100! Thanks to Craftzine for posting your site. I had no idea! I've been in love with corsets for a long time, and your pictures are so detailed. Thanks for your dedication to the art. The shuriken would be a great necklace, always handy for making puppets, which I do (happily) ALL DAY LONG.

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  51. Hi Jo

    Those things aren't available in the UK! I would love to win yours, but if I don't, can you let me know where to get one online?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and for your lovely comment. I know - too many corsets still to be made!!!

    xxx

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  52. Julia - am also in the UK and followed Jo's link to Ace Sewing for the gadget. Was told they don't ship outside the US but I've asked nicely a second time and am waiting for latest response... fingers crossed!

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  53. Well, I 'm not a follower, but I do have you on my blog list in Google reader - does that count?? :)

    And I have never seen that tool before - looks incredibly handy!

    Great blog, and congrats!

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  54. What a nifty tool to have. Would love to win one, but will get one even if I don't get lucky.

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  55. Your blog is awesome! I just stumbled upon you via the craftzine blog and am going to subscribe with Google Reader so I can backtrack and follow newer stuff. Thanks for all the hard work. I'd love it if I could win this thing but since the odds are stacked against me I'll look into getting it myself some other time.

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  56. I've been reading your blog for months and really enjoying it. I had no idea that I had yet to become an official "follower". I'm glad I've discovered this and look forward to more wonderful corset posts!

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  57. I love your blog! Yeah on 100 followers. And, I must have a shuriken (and not just cuz the name is fun to say)!

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  58. Please add my name to the raffle, and do let us know if you figure out the real name of the tailor's shuriken.

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  59. That looks fascinating! Thanks for the chance.

    corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

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  60. I keep stumbling on you blog and finally added you to my feed. Can't wait to see more.

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  61. I just found your blog (through a link from craft) and love it. You have amazing attention to detail.

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  62. I love reading your posts. I found your site one evening and stayed up all night catching up. Keep up the wonderful informative entries! :D

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  63. I am blown away by your craft. I may never make a corset, but I am so inspired by your determination. This is what we can do if we only start!

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  64. I just love the beautiful work you have done! I wonder where you'll wear all these beautiful garments...

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  65. Is it possible to have too many sewing tools? I don't think so. Looking forward to pictures of the next corset.

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  66. That looks really useful! I'm new to sewing and just found your blog. :)

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  67. I'm inspired by your goals. I already have sewn several useless evening gowns and cocktails dresses that are taking up space in my closet--why not add corsets? Good luck!

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  68. So glad I was pointed in the direction of your blog, beautiful stuff. :D

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  69. I'm really impressed with your sewing and love reading your blog! I'd never heard of a tailor's shuriken before, but it seems pretty cool. :)

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  70. I'm very eager to know how it is called :)
    I'd love to buy one myself!
    Good luck with your lovely corsets!

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