I'm mostly a needle felter, because it's less messy and more precise. I'm looking for ways to get other things to do the work for me, since all that poking sure pains my shoulders. I was thinking about laying down some muslin, laying down fiber over it, another layer of muslin, and basting together on the sewing machine before throwing it in the wash. anyone ever done this or similiar? I can't have been the first one to think of it...
Here's my baby! A friend of mine who just got married commissioned me to make it for him to give as a gift to his bride. I spent a good amount of time slaving over it, in fits and starts, for the last four months. I screwed up the oil finish on the inset lift-out drawer, and was frantically scrubbing it with mineral spirits for days on end, right up until an hour before I had to send it off. Another friend drove it out to Burning Man to deliver it to their wedding.
I've been mentally kicking around the idea of a swap where each person only crafts one thing. The partners would communicate a lot, to find out what an exactly great one swap item would be - if you are clever, your partner still wouldn't know. you can be kind of a detective, and ask sneaky sideways questios, or lots and lots of questions so that the important ones are impossible to pick out. People would give tehir partner links to things they found in internet catalogs, craftster projects, etc. that they like a lot.
Maybe there would be an element of "I can't make that" - ie, non-knitters who lust after knit items paired with knitters, etc.
I save all my wax drippings and re-pour it into candles for around the house - i love them but they're so expensive! The last time that i did this, I decided to also try dipping them like i used to do back at the JCC.
it's like being eight all over again. fortunately, these ones didn't smash in the parking lot.
anyone else out there sewing with a baby lock? it came with three bobbins, and i've made do with three for a year and a half, but life would be soooo much easier if i had a bunch. problem is, i bought the ones that looked the most identical from the local store, and they are different enough that they make sewing suck way more.
any substitutions that will work? they don't sell bobbins on the baby lock website.