What kind of string is best for doing string games (cat's cradle, etc.)? I got a copy of the Klutz Press string game book at the thrift store and would like to teach my daughter and her girl scout troop some games. The book didn't have its string anymore and I am definitely NOT going to order replacements from the Klutz catalog. Nonetheless, I am willing to spend a little money for something better than acrylic yarn, if necessary. Any recommendations?
Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, most questions do seem to be about dollmaking.
The Ruth Guild (LWML) of Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Buckhead is starting a scrapbooking bible study based on the book "God's Good Gifts." We are having our first meeting at 10 in the morning on Saturday, August 11. Please message me directly for registration info, supply list, and directions. All women and girls over age 7 are welcome. We hope to start meeting monthly, so if you can't make it to the first meeting, go ahead and register anyway. And if you are just thinking of starting a similar project at your own church or other group, please feel free to drop in and observe!
Our church's women's guild is planning to use a scrapbooking bible study called "God's Good Gifts" (we're in Atlanta, and I will post deets about it in a few days in the Georgia section... anyhoo...). I am wondering if anyone familiar with this book or who has done a similar crop/bible study has any advice, input, etc?
My sister is going to be married in Slovakia by the end of the year ( we are not Slovak). I am curious as to whether anyone here has ever made any items of "kroj"(?) pronounced "kroy," or native folk costume of the Czech and Slovak area. I haven't seen any patterns for this type of dress in the Folkwear catalog. If my sister just goes ahead and gets her dress made in Slovakia, perhaps I will still try and make something traditional for my two-year-old daughter to wear. Thanks for any help!
I just bought a bunch of polyester lace to make simple lace curtains with. What kind of needle should I use? And does anyone have experience with the kind of hems used for sheer fabric, like self-bound seams or french seams?
Has anyone been to the Fabric Peddler store in Carrollton? It is more than an hour away from my house, so I'd like to get some intelligence on it before I make the trip out there! I keep seeing (hilarious low-budget) ads for it on televsion and it looks like they have some good prices on drapery and upholstery fabrics.
Diehl's Orchard is looking for crafters for it's cider festival at the end of September. You can see their site at diehlsorchard.com ( I think). They are in Holly, a long but not overly long drive from Detroit. They also make great cider.
Has anyone here ever tried pressure canning low acid foods (greenbeans, corn, etc)? I am interested but not sure where to buy a pressure canner or what kind is good to get. I've heard that used canners can be great, but don't want to find out the hard, botulistic way that one is outdated or broken. Also, has anyone spent a lot of time eating home-canned foods? Was it wonderful and delicious, or did it make you vow that you would never make your children eat such crap?