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21  California / California: North / East Bay 5/24 Event! on: April 30, 2008 03:12:53 PM
Let your craftster shine Smiley for the troops!

Come by: make a card, sign a card, donate some old jeans, sign a jeans square, help make some cool comfort ties! We need help!

Antioch location TBD - send me a message!!! (location secure, 9am-4pm) love to see you there!!!
22  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Cool Comfort Ties for Soldiers on: April 26, 2008 08:57:25 PM
Did a great event today and we made 177 cool comfort ties. They are very easy and can be made pretty inexpensively! Probably costs more to ship them then it did to make them!!!

Yeah us!!! More information available if anyone wants it.
23  California / California: North / East Bay 4/26 Event! on: April 11, 2008 01:11:34 PM
Meet & Greet for Operation: Quiet comfort

Operation: Quiet Comfort is a non profit group that provides care for the Our Wounded Soldiers before returning to the states. They recieve a Comfort Quilt that is made with old jeans and signed by people from the community with well wishes and thanks.

Please join us on Saturday April 26th as we fellowship, have lunch and learn how to piece a comfort quilt and make coolties for soldiers in harms way this summer. We are also inviting the public to stop by and sign the squares which make up the quilt. Messages from children, adults & families help to cheer up our Troops.

We will meet at Community Presbyterian Church 200 E. Leland Rd. Pittsburg, 94565. Saturday April 26th from 11 AM - 7 PM Pot luck open house. To learn more about Operation: Quiet Comfort visit their website at: www.operationquietcomfort.com or www.antiochmilitarymoms.com
24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knitting Needle/Crochet Hook RollUp on: March 30, 2008 08:28:08 PM
Cute with chopsticks too Smiley hopefully my GF will love it! She picked out the main red fabric!!!

25  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Custom printed mugs (12) on: March 18, 2008 10:28:12 AM
I recently got some custom printed mugs for some company or the other... a dozen of them, I thought they would be a different design, so now I don't know what to do with them... anyone have any knowledge of how to take off the custom printing? not sure if they're just printed, or if they're glazed... if glazed, don't think I can scrape off the design, but maybe I can cover? dunno... HELP!
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Teachers of Craft/home-ec/sewing classes for city parks & rec on: March 09, 2008 08:34:19 PM
Does anyone teach classes in their local area? Scrapbooking, sewing, crafts...Huh I'm thinking of doing it someday... and am looking for any feedback, tips or ideas.
27  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / $5 super soft fleece throws... on: December 22, 2007 04:32:28 PM
Everytime I see them in the bin at WalMart I want to buy one in every color to make some super soft jackets or something... any ideas???
28  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / A shrunken argyle sweater??? on: December 02, 2007 07:58:41 PM
I'd rather NOT make a pillow... but not sure what I can make... it was a teen size, now think it might fit a toddler! LOL
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Thanksgiving / TP Pumpkins - very cute and very easy! on: November 14, 2007 09:24:36 PM
I saw this the other night... I picked it up only to realize/feel the TP roll inside, the whole thing, not just the tube part... thought it was adorable... took it apart, made some notes, then surfed the net for directions... didn't find any here, so thought I'd share. If I weren't travelling for Thanksgiving I'd probably whip some up! Perfect for those non-crafters we know, or even kids who need an activity before or after eating on turkey day. I'd love to see what you come up with... the possibilities are endless!

Toilet Paper Pumpkins
1. Cut a piece of orange or brown fall fabric large enough to cover entire toilet paper tube with lots of extra.
2. Place toilet paper roll on the wrong side of the fabric swatch.
3. Wrap with polyfil stuffing to desired roundness.
4. Bring edges of fabric up and around the toilet paper tube and stuff into the top, creating lots of nice pleats.
5. Teacher can hot-glue the fabric in, but not necessary.
6. Cut an old toilet paper or paper towel tube lengthwise and roll up tightly to make a stem. Tape closed.
7. Wrap stem with green or brown fabric strips, ending at the bottom and taping in place.
8. Stick the stem in the hole at the top of the pumpkin. Again, hot-gluing in place is optional.

Getting fancy:
1. Cut fall garlands to have nice additions such as leaves and acorns to tuck in with the stem.
2. Add scent to the pumpkin by adding potpourri the center or scented oils to the polyfil.
3. Experiment with different shapes and sizes by using different brands toilet paper, cutting paper towel rolls down, and using more/less polyfil.

30  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Plastic drink mix containers on: November 04, 2007 07:51:14 PM
We buy these regularly... once we wrapped a gift in one, but what the HECK do I do with them on an ongoing basis??? Any ideas???

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