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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / New sewer and quilter. Looking for advice on: May 11, 2016 08:59:56 PM
Hello Everyone,
I just got a Brother CS-6000i for my birthday and now I need to start gathering my supplies so I can start sewing and quilting to my hearts content. I live in East Los Angeles and was wondering besides Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann's and Michaels are there any other places I should be looking at for fabric and accessories. Any Advice and tips are more than welcome

Thanks in advanced Grin
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Basket-Weave Blanket on: November 12, 2015 12:54:32 PM
Here is a basket-weave blanket that I have been working on for awhile. I used TLC Amore which is now unfortunately discontinued now.  Embarrassed

There are 15 colors with 12 rows of each color. I used a J/10 hook

Here It is almost complete



The final size is 68hx53w inches. Which was almost big enough to cover a queen sized bed


The colors are from the top left going clock-wise - Lake Blue, Plum, Wheat, Light Thyme, Hot Pink, Rose, Sea Glass, Vanilla, Celery, Raspberry, Red Velvet, Dark Thyme, Sand, Grape, and Navy



Me lounging with my new blanket making a new project



The pattern is simple. The original pattern stop at 8 row repeat, but I did 12 because each skein of yarn did twelve rows before running out.

Foundation Row: Chain 200. Begin in 3rd ch from hook and work 1 dc in each ch.

Row 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip first st, *FPdc around post of each next 4 sts, BPdc around post of next 4 st, rep from * across. 1 dc in top of turning chain.

Row 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip first st, *BPdc around post of each next 4 st, FPdc around post of next 4 st, Rep from * across. 1 dc in top of turning chain.

Repeat rows until you have the desired length and add a border if you wish


3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Turtle Beanie on: December 03, 2014 02:48:50 PM
Hey everyone. One day as me and my cousin were discussing making her nephew a ninja turtle beanie for his birthday my brother decided he wanted an actual turtle beanie. So after a week of intense research  Wink this is what I came up with

Here is just a generic beanie



Here are the body parts.

This is what it looks like put together




The little purple beanie is actually removable


This is niece modeling a 2nd beanie I made for a friend
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Home Made Nail Polish Racks (pic heavy) on: July 23, 2013 12:03:39 AM
Awesome!  I have been searching for a solution to my "nail polish problem", wish I had the wall space for a rack like that.

Thanks. I too had a problem with space for all my polishes. But lucikly I found some space for them. The racks can be customized to fit any space, so you can make them as small as you want to fit any space

The big rack is 29 3/4" tall and 20 1/2" wide and the small rack is 29 3/4" tall and 10 3/8" wide
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Home Made Nail Polish Racks (pic heavy) on: July 22, 2013 06:45:38 PM
So I search and search the internet on topics on how to store all my nail polish and accessories and finally on youtube I found some tutorials on how you make you own

Here are the supplies you need

-Foam Boards (at least 3 to make one rack. I used six)
-Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
-Duct Tape
-Ruler
-Pencil
-Scisscors
-Box Cutter
-Screw Driver and Screws

Also  the colors are going to vary in the pictures because sadly I lost some of them when making the first set of racks

Here is what most of my nail polishes and acessories look like before

I know right I have a lot of nail polish almost 200 and still going.


Here is a picture of what you will need



The first thing you need to do is on one foam board measure out and mark 5 inches from one end to the other on both sides of the board and connect the dots.
This will let you know where your shelves go


On the second board you're going to measure out 7 2-inch stripes going width wise and 7 1-inche stripes. Using the box cuter and ruler cut out the stripes

These will be part of the shelves

With the third board you're going to measure out 2  2 1/2-inch stripes going height wise. unfortunately I forgot to snap a picuture, but these will be the sides of the rack

Take the 1 inch stripes and cover them with the duct tape for a fun look. This is the back and what it looks like


and this is the finished stripes


Next you're going to glue the 2 inch stripes to the first board using the hot glue gun. You're going to place on strip against the top of the board, across all the lines that you made and one on the bottom

I reinforced the shelves by adding glue to both the top and underneath each shelf

Next you're going to glue the 2 1/2 stripes to the sides and the shelves

After those are dry you are now going to glue your duct tape covered 1 inch strips to the 2 inch stripes to create a boarder so the polish doesn't fall out


And here is the finished racks

With 6 foam boards I was able to make 2 big racks and 1 small rack

I used four screws for each rack. One on each corner to hang them up


This is what they look like




And this is them all filled out.




So hope this helps you




6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Frappaccino anyone? on: April 04, 2013 01:11:21 AM
Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try it out soon. I just have small question. How long can you store it in your frig berore it goes bad?
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My yarn winder is acting up. HELP!!! on: December 03, 2011 10:32:18 PM
Hey everyone,

I am having a crisis with my royal jumbo wool winder.  When I'm winding my yarn it skips and the platform that the yarn sits on doesn't spin.   Huh  It looks like the teeth aren't catching in some spots, but I can't seem to find any replacement parts and I don't want to shall out $300 for a new one. Can anyone help me please.

Thanks in advanced
8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Hersey's Holiday Favorite on: November 12, 2010 04:45:22 PM
They were really yummy. If you want the recipe let me know and I'll post it
9  COOKING / Dessert / Re: HArd Candy Virgin, no more! on: November 11, 2010 09:06:19 PM
These are super cute. I always wanted to try and make some but it always seemed super hard. Now I'm gonna give it a try
10  COOKING / Dessert / Hersey's Holiday Favorite on: November 11, 2010 09:02:21 PM
I went to my local Food 4 Less recently and well standing in line to pay for my groceries I spotted this soft covered book and instantly fall in love with it cause every recipe involved CHOCOLATE  Cheesy. Sweet delicious chocolate

So the first recipe I tried was Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes. They were easy to make and tasted great.

This is what they're suppose to look like...


and these are how mine came out

top view



side view

Let me know what you think
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