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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 / 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




5  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
6  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
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Looking For Pad Thai Recipes on: July 17, 2009 02:17:22 PM
Hey everyone. Recently I was introduced to chicken pad thai and I loved it. I was wondering if anyone had a quick recipe for it. The only thing is I don't like it spicy Tongue.

Thanks in advance
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Sewing a lineing on: May 26, 2008 05:45:55 PM
Hey everyone.  My question is I want to make a clutch but want to line it. How would I go about doing this?

Thanks in advanced.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Trouble Reading A Caron Simply Soft Pattern on: April 03, 2008 02:11:31 PM
Hey everyone, I am kind of having trouble reading this pattern and any help would be greatly appreciated. Grin

Row 1: Work 1 dc into second ch from hook. *skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch, ch 1. Into same ch s last dc, work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc]. skip second 2 ch, 1 sc into next ch. Rep from * to end.

It's the purple part I don't seem to understand. Huh
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Two scarves w/ pockets I have made (bit pic heavy) on: March 14, 2008 03:29:47 PM
Two of several scarves I have made and sold. But stupid me forgot to take pictures of the other three scarves before they were handed to their new owners  Cry

The first one is Red Heart Plum Pudding. It took about 1 and 1/2 skeins of yarn.



It's about 5 1/4 in. wide and 66 in. long



I decided to make a pocket. The pocket is 5 1/4 in. wide and 5 5/8 in long.






My godson wouldn't stop tugging at the scarf until I let him wear it and I thought he looked so cute I just had to take pictures of him

This is the second scarf made from Red Heart Zebra



It's about 5 1/4 in. wide and 67 in. long



The person also wanted pockets after seeing the plum pudding scarf. The pocket is 5 1/4 in. wide and 6 in. long

The pockets were easy after weaving in ends in I folded the ends and cut separate pieces of yarn and whipped stitch the sides together Grin
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