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1  Texas / Texas: Coastal / Re: ??? South East Texas on: September 24, 2004 04:46:20 PM
Have you ever been to the Flea Market in Winnie (I-10 towards Houston)
Think it is the first weekend after the first Monday each month.   Lots of fun!
2  Texas / Texas: Coastal / Re: Houston on: September 24, 2004 04:43:07 PM
Naggie Maggie- Saw a sign on the door of a now shut down Dollar General Store on Spencer- block or so east of Alamo and Sand $  that said Salvation Army will re-open at that location (no date).  will be good to have 3 thrift stores so close together.

Also- Saturday, Sept 25,  the Methodist Church on Fairmont Parkway (almost to La Porte -Past Red Bluff and Pasadena Convention Center. It is on the left  before you get to Underwood. Actually you will have to make a U-turn on Underwood to get to it) is having a big garage sale with a different concept.  They are renting out parking spaces where individuals can sell their stuff.  One of my former co-workers has rented a space and someone else who rented one had ad in La Porte paper that she was selling fabric & sewing items in her space. Their regular garage sales have alwaysbeen  one of the best in this area.  Hope it not raining as I plan on being there early. If you see a granny lady with a toddler  in a stroller it might be me!!  Hopefully her mom will get home and I won't have to take her with me.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: breaking in new shoes on: September 22, 2004 09:49:58 PM
I used to have s solution (bought at shoe store- little red plastic bottle) that was squirted on leather shoes to stretch them. (wore them while the were still wet to strerch.

I buy those cheap foam insoles at the $1 store and keep spares - On shoes with closed heels I lift up the lining in the heal, cut a portion of one of the insoles to fit and put it in the heel and put lining back down.  This will change the location of where the back of shoe hits your heel.  Couple of times I had to ad two layers of the insole to get in comfortable. 
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: first try at mosiacs... on: September 22, 2004 09:23:16 PM
I did the same thing when I did my first tray -  I used a "5 in 1 tool"  and  elbow grease to scrap it off.  (can get one at Lowes, Home Depot  etc- Think they were in paint accessory dept.)  On next tray I taped the edge off with masking tape before I gouted.  Like your design- did you use broken dishes?   I have been going to a stained glass place and buying scraps by the lb.  At the one I go to they have them in a big box and I just pick the ones I want. Found this worked better especially on some crosses I made where smaller pieces worked better.    I also find that if you do a lot of mosaics buying the large container of sealer at the home improvement stores is less expensive in the long run than the little ones at the craft stores. 

Have fun!
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: My beach glass project on: September 22, 2004 08:58:17 PM
Did you know you can make your own "beach glass"?  My husband had a rock polisher.  I collect blue glass pieces and when I broke one I broke into smaller pieces and ran them through the polisher.  He got his polisher (which is larger than the ones at craft stores) at a place in Albuquerque, NM at a place called Mama's. Know they have a website but can't find it now.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ribbon belt on: September 22, 2004 08:50:21 PM
Our Super Walmart has the "D" rings - on the one of the round display racks with the buttons.

I make these belts, too. Saw them on some Capris at Walmart last summer.  I  started with a remnant of a braided  type trim that was navy with white stitches along the edges, to wear with white capris and navy tank top style top.    On the end that sticks out  I double the ribbon back under(& stitch)  so that  on printed ribbon it shows  same as belt.

I also made some of the scarf belts that the teen-agers like.  Went to a garage sale and they had piles of fabric  - all you could get in a plastic grocery bag   $ 1.  Bought all the silky like fabrics.  Had trouble with the edges so sewed on wrong side and then turned right side out and used zig-zag stitch near edge. 
7  Texas / Texas: Coastal / Re: Houston on: September 22, 2004 08:15:53 PM
Naggie Magie- There is a furniture consignment shop on Strawberry (between Pasadena Blvd and Southmore - on same side of street as the Salvation Army store that burned last month)  I have not been there since they moved to that location but had stopped in several times when they were located on Fairmont Parkway.  Think the VV is at Edgebrook and I 45 and the one in Pasadena is at Southmore and Burke.  There are also Sand Dollar and Alamo on Spencer near intersection with Shaver.   On down towards La Porte there is a Thrift Store  on Spencer (right side of street)  just past San Jacinto College with a  2nd location actually in La Porte on NE corner of Spencer (now Main) and Hwy 146.  And Boys and Girls Harbor has recently  opened a shop also on Main  5 -6 blocks to the East (on right)  Also several Antique stores and a stained glass place along that stretch of Main.
8  Texas / Texas: Coastal / Re: Houston on: September 22, 2004 07:59:15 PM
Hi all of you in Houston area,

I am a newbie, and really enjoying checking out everything.

I live in La Porte and yesterday just discovered a new Family Thrift Center at the corner of Shaver and Southmore in Pasadena.  Someone told me it has only been opened about a month.  There were many new items that still had a store price tag.   They made the announcements in Spanish and my Spanish is limited but I was able to buy a bunch of stuff!  Like  2 skirts, 4 tops, 4 pair of pants, 2 dresses and a sweater  - priced from just under $3 to $ 6.75.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: stuff i've made (all new pictures) on: September 22, 2004 07:23:33 PM
Really great- my 18 year old grand daughter used T shirts for local baseball team, cut out sleeves and neck and used ribbons and lace to make straps.  She and her friend wore them to a game and women and girls coming up asking where the got them.  She had thought about making them for sale but did not know how to check on legality of using items with registered trademarks. 
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