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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Can I block/stop receiving notifications about new posts from a specific member? on: June 14, 2010 12:44:06 PM
I'm very sorry if this has been answered before so if you'll throw me in the right direction I'd be most appreciative!

I have asked for notifications on a few boards for when new topics are posted.

However, there is a member who posts things that are NOT bad, wrong, offensive but (for personal reasons) I'd like to -not- see such items.

Is there a way I can still get notifications from the board but "block" posts made by this user?

Very very many thanks in advance!
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Dumb question... Sell food from someone else's recipe? on: May 02, 2010 02:55:02 PM
I'm sorry if this has been asked/answered before. I did a search of topics/content and found nothing that matched (but my query-string may have been too specific).

Is it OK to make food from someone else's published recipe and then sell it?

I presume it's OK for times like charity bake sales, but I'm talking opening a small cafe/catering company and selling food that someone else has designed the "pattern" for.

Is it legal? (Can you show me any links/references to back this up?)

I'd -hate- to tread on someone's toes/steal their intellectual property for profit! Sad

Your thoughts and comments on this would be -greatly- appreciated even if it's opinion/anecdotal rather than cold, hard fact!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Addi needles in London, England (Online)? (or other -small- DPNs and circs) on: July 20, 2009 02:12:12 PM
Dear Craftsters,

I'm hoping you can help.

I'm desperate to start knitting some gorgeous lace doilies that I've found, but I need very small DPNs 1.5mm to 2.5mm. I've seen that Addi make these and I was wondering if anyone knows of where I can purchase them here in the UK.

(I'm also interested in their "matching" (same size) Lace Circulars, so that information would also be appreciated)

Very many thanks!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / After mixed reviews, a re-vamp (Image middleweight) on: May 15, 2009 12:56:26 PM
Recently I posted this post...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=296324.msg3373131#msg3373131 Which got mixed reviews so I decided to start again...

These are the new bits...






I don't have time to re-do them but would still love comments and criticisms!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Bead cufflinks tutorial (Image heavy) on: May 14, 2009 02:06:11 PM
Because catdaddytn asked, I decided to photograph the cufflink-making process today as I made some more pairs.

Here's a shot of what I used (Please forgive the shank buttons. They're wonderful to use, but the rest of the photos show actual beads as the process is a little more involved.)

Various pliers and wire cutters, shank buttons (beads), toggles (from toggle clasp sets. I use the circle bits as parts of pendants), jump rings and eye pins.


The parts I used in the actual photos you will see...


Slipping the eye pin through the hole in the bead, bend the pin forward over the bead, making sure there is enough of the length that you can also bend the eye -up-


Bend the free end of the pin over the bead as well and pass it next to the part of the pin that has the eye and is now sticking up (shaft)...


Making sure the end isn't too long (you might have to cut it shorter) wrap the free end of the pin around the shaft of the pin...


In the eye, connect two or three jump rings, depending on their size, forming a short chain...


Add the toggle to the end of your chain, making sure all of the links are securely closed...


And there you have a cufflink.

Repeat the above steps for a pair Cheesy

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / What do you do when... (IMG Heavy) on: May 09, 2009 02:41:00 PM
What do you do when your Chicky of Dishonour (read: Maid of Honour in a traditional wedding) decides she wants a very pale mint green satin dupion dress and then chooses a BLACK headpiece/hairband/fascinator thing?

PANIC!!

And then grab all of your crafty mojo and go to town trying to pull it all together!

I present...

Sarah's dress before hemming.

And her accessories...

Corsage pin.


Earrings.


Bracelet.


Necklace with bracelet.

Comments welcome! Smiley
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Stupid question from a novice sewer... on: May 04, 2009 12:38:42 PM
So, here I am at age 32, I haven't sewed anything since I was a teen (but used both patterns and my own brain quite well then) so I've decided to make my wedding dress as well as my Maid Of Dishonour's dress...

I've made a complete version of the dress in cotton and I've adjusted the patterns to better suit our body types and have made mock-ups/toiles using muslin/calico (I'm still amazed that American English and English English are so very different in the world of sewing... she says after buying too many yards of "muslin" in the UK and wondering why people kept sending her "cheesecloth"!) so I do feel ready to drag my sewing machine out and make history...

I'm stuck, however... I've always used what thread my mom had on hand, and as someone who normally deals in cottons I tend to have pure cotton thread... The dresses, however, will be made from satin and satin dupion. What thread should I be using here? Polyester or something?

I'm just SO lost and can't imagine cotton being the right choice considering give and ease and other technically-named things I can't articulate.

Any and all help is -greatly- appreciated!
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Best Man cufflinks on: May 01, 2009 09:28:30 AM
I made these today for our Best Man (whom is also my BIL) as a "thank you" for being a witness.

Red isn't "his colour" necessarily and they don't "match" the wedding, but the beads are antiques from his very own grandmother Cheesy

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Continuing the lilac theme (6 pics) on: April 30, 2009 08:20:48 AM
So, the blessing of my recent wedding is coming up in about 1/2 a month and I am no where -near- ready.

Health issues have knocked me way behind my Make This and Save Instead of Buying It schedule Sad

I sat down today, finally, and managed to knock some stuff out... What do you think?

Some of the parts for my bouquet... antique lace (given to me by The Hubs's grandmother) and new buttons






Little rosebuds I had been hoping might appear on The Hubs's and Best Man's lapels, but now I don't see it happening


I was thinking MAYBE one of these instead, but again, unsure


Some more flowers for my bouquet, again antique lace

10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / First commission rosary (3 pics) on: April 12, 2009 02:23:17 PM
My daughter is Catholic and makes her First Holy Communion next month.

When I went to a couple of friends, who are also Catholic, to ask their opinion of the gift I plan to give her I was "hired" on the spot to make another for sale.

This is the result:






The recipient of the gift is Irish with a birthday in May, making green beads an easy choice.

The client is super-pleased and considering it's only my second rosary ever; so am I!

Cheesy


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