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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet!! on: February 04, 2011 02:02:23 PM
I'm no good at terminology, but I think she means you slip 1, chain, and single crochet into the next stitch? She has a website  somewhere full of troubleshooting help. I can't find it right now but I think the url is on the book somewhere. I had trouble with cthulhu's tentacles a while back.
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Plastic-Free/Biodegradable Baking Packaging on: January 17, 2011 11:41:50 AM
I'm looking for cupcake holders, specifically. I want to avoid using plastics as much as possible. I'm also trying to find more eco-friendly packaging for other baked goods too.

Any ideas?

I'm going to eventually open up a booth at the farmer's market selling baked goods. So it needs to be things that are available in bulk.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: First needlework for public consumption on: October 05, 2010 04:49:24 PM
That looks awesome!
4  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alternatives to Sculpey Glaze? on: March 19, 2010 12:55:49 PM
I distinctly remember the warning label on the back saying something that made me put it down instantly. Of course now I can't remember what it was exactly. I could have misread it too. Pregnancy fog is like being on benadryl all the time.

 I think I'll try watering down some Mod Podge slightly and doing light layers and making sure to let it dry completely between coats.
5  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Alternatives to Sculpey Glaze? on: March 18, 2010 02:23:56 PM
I was really gung-ho about the sculpey glaze, until I saw the warning on the back about California and pregnancy/fetal defects, etc. I'm pregnant so everything makes me 300% too paranoid.

What other alternatives are there?

Can I just water down some mod podge and dip my sculptures in it? Or buy some sort of paint glaze instead?

I don't know much about polymer clay (so far, 1 creation  Cheesy ) and how it reacts to other materials.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Easiest/Frugalist way to clean large amount of a variety of fabrics? on: February 24, 2010 01:41:44 PM
So I left the tote open that had 95% of my fabrics in it.. My kitten went to town and thoroughly soaked ALL of it. I did get him fixed shortly thereafter. Now, I have a tote filled with urine-soaked fabric that I can't bring myself to toss. It's pretty much all of the fabric that I've been hoarding the past few years. I have silk brocade, satin, cottons, fleece, batting, and a few other kinds of fabric.

I did hand-wash some of the quilting scrap fabrics that I had but it took ages. I washed it with Simple Green and laundry detergent, which was great, but I'm not sure how to go about getting the more delicate fabrics washed. I just don't have the stomach for the smell but I'm worried about ruining the fabrics any more by taking them to the laundromat.

Suggestions? I suppose at this point I should just suck it up and take them to the laundromat and use generous amounts of vinegar, Simple Green, and laundry detergent? Also, put the cat in the washer as punishment (Jk! I love the little bugger.)?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Maternity Patterns? on: February 24, 2010 01:37:24 PM
I haven't found many maternity-only clothes patterns, unfortunately. I did see one tutorial, which I can't find now (of course), for making a skirt with a knit fabric waistband. I've also started sewing more skirts with drawstrings so I can adjust as needed. And I got a belly-band so I don't have to buy new jeans anytime soon. Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: My knit fabric refuses to gather for me... I have been defeated. on: February 17, 2010 01:53:31 PM
I didn't consider adding another strip of fabric or ribbon. I don't have elastic, but I'll try again with some sturdy fabric. Thanks.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: My knit fabric refuses to gather for me... I have been defeated. on: February 16, 2010 05:46:34 PM
I've knotted both ends, it just undoes itself somewhere in the middle. I don't have fusible interfacing and don't want the top of the skirt to be too heavy.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Color Help! on: February 15, 2010 08:38:57 PM
Yes! I have an awesome pale yellowy beige skirt with light blue ribbons and love it to death. When you go to the fabric store, take a swatch of the fabric you're trying to match. It'll make it easier. Smiley
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