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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Birthday Party Decoration Ideas? on: January 19, 2005 08:58:29 AM
Hi!

I am in charge of throwing our once monthly office birthday party next week, where we celebrate all the birthday's of the last month.

I am looking for some creative ideas for decorations or theme without going overboard.  It's really only a 20-25 minute gathering in our break area so I don't want to go crazy, but wanted to think of some crafty ways to decorate.  We'll probably have a  cake and coffee, plus maybe another dessert.

My one idea was to have a "beat the winter blahs" theme, with like tropical decorations and some cool tropical drinks or something. maybe find a recipe for an appropriate dessert. Is that too overdone?

Any fab ideas from you crafty folks?
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Iron On tutorial? on: January 11, 2005 06:29:27 PM
Is there a tutorial around here somewhere that I am not finding?
I hesitate to ask these questions that are probably everywhere.  But I really did look this time, I swear!

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / fringe with lion brand homespun? on: December 23, 2004 06:27:27 AM
so, i am finishing up a scarf i am making for my sister for christmas (nothing like the last minute, huh?).  i am using this really pretty lion brand homespun yarn.  i usually put fringe on the ends of my scarves (mainly to hide the fact that i started too tightly and the ends have curled a bit).  does anyone have experience using homespun to make fringe?  i am wondering if it just unravels and will turn into a bushy mess.  thoughts?

thank you -- happy holidays!

clearskies
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Static Cling Sheets for Crafting? DO they exist? on: December 21, 2004 09:02:10 AM
Hi All:

Do blank static cling sheets that can be used to write on (permanently) exist?  Was just thinking that it would be nice to make some, kind of like reusable stickers, with nice quotes and pictures drawn on them to give to people, to put on mirrors, windows, etc.  Am I making sense?

If they exist, where can I get them?  Office supply?  Craft Store?

thanks!

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Holiday Crochet Patterns to share? on: December 08, 2004 01:20:08 PM
Anyone have any patterns for holiday stuff they would like to share? (ornaments, coasters, etc etc?)  Just looking for some inspiration!

Thanks,
clearskies
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Ideas for Secret Santa swap at work? on: November 18, 2004 06:07:22 AM
Give me your best ideas for small gifts I can give to my secret santa recipient at work?  I was thinking of making some ribbon book marks (if i can figure out if this person is a reader or not).  Any other cute handmade (and cheap ideas)? Doesn't necessarily have to be hand made, but I would love for it to be crafty in some way!! This is one of those too-broad questions that people don't like to answer sometimes, but I am just looking for those cute little gift ideas that don't break the bank.
 
I've since used up all my great ideas long ago.

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Thank you present ideas needed on: November 18, 2004 05:57:56 AM
Does anyone have any good ideas doe a thank you present?
Doesn't necessarily have to be something I make, but I want it to be thoughtful.  My brother and his wife recently gave us a lot of their old furniture for free.  My husband and I are so grateful, and want to think of a way to thank them.  I would offer to babysit their children, but I already do that fairly often.  Was also thinking perhaps a dinner gift certificate might be nice.   They are the people that have everything!  Any inspiration?
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Housewarming Party this weekend on: November 08, 2004 06:59:59 AM
HI!

So, I was just invited to my friend's housewarming party -- it's this Sunday.  She is my oldest friend, and she and her boyfriend just bought their first house.  I have started making some embriodered dish clothes for her -- those can go pretty quickly.  But I don't have time to make any other really involved projects because it's such short notice.  any ideas for what i can include with my dish clothes to make a really great, personal, thoughtful housewarming gift?

thanks in advance!
clearskies
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Twizzlers on: November 04, 2004 11:29:58 AM
so, they are individually wrapped twizzlers that were 50% at a post-halloween sale at the drugstore.  any thoughts as to how to be creative with these for xmas time (besides eating them)?  am thinking of somehow braiding them to make a wreath (although they may be too short).  i know there is someone, somewhere out there who has crafted with twizzlers. inspire me!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery mediums... on: October 26, 2004 12:26:45 PM
can y'all give me a sense of what you like to emboider on?  I have done the tea towels, but am looking for some really nice gift ideas.  A lot of the stuff I see on craft stores is for cross stitch, or not all that great quailty.  So, let me know how your creative embroidery juices flow!

thanks!
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