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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: The Garden Gnome on: March 27, 2008 06:38:18 AM
That's pretty freakin' sweet!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Easter Bunny! - Now with Monty Python Killer Rabbit! on: March 24, 2008 07:28:58 PM
Excellent!! I'm so glad you did it! LMAO!!! Grin I hit the "this rocks" button for it.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Easter Bunny! on: March 20, 2008 08:20:17 PM
Yeah, I got a million of 'em.  Wink So many ideas, so little time...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Easter Bunny! on: March 20, 2008 04:36:11 PM
That's really sweet! If you added some pointy, pointy teeth and some dripping blood, it could be the killer rabbit from Monty Python!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: mispronunciations! 'fess up! on: March 20, 2008 11:59:43 AM
I've only heard voile pronounced like boil, but who knows how right that is.  Most of my Jo-Ann coworkers are pretty good about pronunciations, but that one doesn't come up too often.
voile should be pronounced like "vwall" (in French, the oi dipthong is pronounced "wa")
Also, earlier someone asked about how to spell "wa la," like when you unveil something. It's spelled "voi-la." Translation: "Look at that!"
I had way too many years of French in school...in Indiana! Never mind that my mom is Japanese.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Yoga Mat Problem on: March 19, 2008 08:47:31 PM
Maybe a colored sharpie? It seems like the mat could absorb the color, which would keep it from rubbing off on you. You would have to use a pretty dark color, though, based on the color of your mat.
Another option might be some of that paint used on those foam craft things that kids make door hanger signs and stuff like that. I think there is a kind of marker for those things that helps with contrast. If you have a shiny side and a not-shiny side, you would probably want to use the not-shiny side.
Hope this helps!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Suggestion Box? on: March 19, 2008 08:39:40 PM
Maybe you could make a quilted box, kind of like how you sew a bowl, but make it a box. If you use some stiff interfacing, you could applique some appropriate imagery, like a CTR or something like that. I would bet that you could make it really scrappy and cool looking and it wouldn't have to cost very much.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: embroidery on knitting on: March 19, 2008 08:13:20 PM
I think the term you're looking for is "duplicate stitch." It's a great way to get color work on your knitting without having to mess with intarsia or fairisle techniques. You can find all kinds of information all over the place, now that you have the terminology down. One person's instructions that I like is Jennifer Stafford's in her Domiknitrix book. Good luck!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: my first crafster post and my first x-stitch project!*fixed i think...i'm ne on: March 19, 2008 08:05:04 PM
OMG! That's so freakin' awesome! I know that getting that variation of color to make it 3D is difficult as all hell. I'm hitting the "this rocks" button for you!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: La Virgen de Guadalupe on: March 19, 2008 07:53:54 PM
That's really nice. Good job!
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