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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Labyrinth! Sarah's ballgown! on: November 05, 2009 08:55:34 PM
WOW! Love the movie, love the dress. You did a great job, hope you had fun!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: what do YOU do with your scraps? on: March 06, 2009 03:30:52 PM
Great thread! The quilting idea is so neat, but my attention span is so short I don't think I'd ever be able to make such a large and successful project!

With my scraps, I cut them into strips that are about 1/2 inch at most, and as long as is manageable, then I sew them end to end to make my own kind of eccentric yarn. When I've got enough, I'll start crocheting or knitting a project like a beach tote, yoga bag, or reusable grocery bag and give them away as gifts. They usually come out pretty cool, and you could get really creative and sort the scraps by color so that it stripes or changes as your project grows. The nice thing about this too is that I can sew as much "yarn" as I can, crochet as much as it allows, and then let my scrap pile grow again until I can add more "yarn"!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Re-doing a reclaimed desk/vanity on: February 18, 2009 09:29:56 AM
Thank you for letting me know! I'll fix that.

Scrapbooking paper sounds like a great place for inspiration.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scrappy Wallets [Image Heavy] on: February 16, 2009 09:22:41 AM
WOW! The palette in these wallets is beautiful.

I like to sew, but I'm still somewhat of a novice. I read that you said you could sew in a straight line, but what "kind" of stitch did you use? (I have a non-fancy Singer.) A zig zag that was just right on the edge of your fabric? I've always wanted to try to edge stitch like that but I didn't want to buy a serger, and I haven't had the guts to try it freehand yet!

Bravo!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Zippered bowling style bag -- Lots of pics! on: February 16, 2009 09:18:48 AM
This is beautiful! I'll be sure to check out your etsy for future gifts for family!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Menu Magnets on: February 16, 2009 09:16:03 AM
Wow, this is amazing! I'm also a veggie, and this would be perfect for me to create menus so that I keep stocked up on tofu, tempeh, etc. Thanks for the great idea!

Random thought: What if you picked one word from every envelope, and cooked what turned up? I wonder if it would taste any good!?
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Royal Elephant on: February 16, 2009 12:45:11 AM
He's beautiful! My favorite part are the lengthy eyelashes.
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Re: The Orange Calorie Monster on: February 16, 2009 12:42:05 AM
Haha, he's perfect! If they started selling those things, I'm sure they'd go flying off of the shelves. I've coveted the little guy on the commercial, its so great that you made your own!
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 35 ENTRIES / Re: CRAFT MY RESOLUTION & MY BFF'S TOO... on: February 16, 2009 12:40:43 AM
For just recently learning to crochet, these are wonderful. Did you follow a pattern for the bag or just make it up? I always find it easier to make my own, that way if it doesn't turn out right I have no one to blame but myself!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re-doing a reclaimed desk/vanity on: February 16, 2009 12:35:13 AM
Hi everyone! I recently acquired a wonderful old desk/vanity from a Goodwill that is in desperate need of some TLC.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32209592@N08/3283533305
I removed the awful drawer pulls, and sanded the drawers.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32209592@N08/3284347900
And today I bought paint stripper and borrowed a power sander to get the rest of the dirty job done.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32209592@N08/3283536085

Now I'm at a loss! I'm about to prime it and I don't know what to do next.

I'm 20 years old and go to college in Minnesota, and I'm moving into a new apartment this fall where I'm free do to more decorating. My room is currently themed in white, black, and red (bedspread, curtain) with kind of chic-y flower pattern so I'd like to carry that through to this new piece, but I'm not sure of the design. I was wondering if anyone had seen any patterns they'd been inspired by recently!

Thanks for your thoughts!

-M
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