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7671  COOKING / Dessert / Re: American Flag Memorial Cake on: August 04, 2009 10:43:13 AM
great job!  Gratz on your win! 
question though, why did you mix your food coloring with vodka instead of water?  Does it give a special effect or does it dry more quickly?  Whats the reason?  i've just always used water if I want to paint my cakes..... let me know!  if it works better I'll be using that instead!
7672  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random SPINNY babble thread :-) on: August 04, 2009 09:35:04 AM
Do  you spin on a wheel?   next go at thin yarn, try a lower ratio (like not the biggest whorl, but the smaller ones)  and (if its a singledrive) Adjust the break band so you get a slower intake.  (if it's a double drive, I have no idea.. i don't have one of those.) 
If you are using a spindle, try a lighter spindle and get more twist into it... I think that would help.
this is my newb advice though... still by no means an expert here LOL  I spin by trial and error....

Speaking of thin yarns though,  Oddacity, you gave me the push I needed to try a smaller whorl on my Traveler.  It works!  LOL!!! i started spining the pink/yellow/orange and I think I'll have nice yarn for a pair of baby booties....  only problem is I still don't know if I'm having a girl LOL!!!

7673  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 41 ENTRIES / Re: Scrapbooking is yummy on: August 04, 2009 06:54:43 AM
this is a very touching cake!!   I love that you used her favorite craft to make her a cake!
7674  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 41 ENTRIES / Re: Grandma Stolzfus, sewing and scherenschnitte, with sugar (img laden) on: August 04, 2009 06:51:41 AM
bwahahaaa!  your husband is hillarious!  now did he make it or did you?!  very beautiful pillow though Smiley
7675  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 41 ENTRIES / Re: Irons now come in the newest green color.... "Zucchini" on: August 04, 2009 06:49:38 AM
hehe right on!! 
7676  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 41 ENTRIES / Re: I sew sweet :) With my Edible Sewing Kit!!! (Image overload!) on: August 04, 2009 06:48:16 AM
yum! looks functional too!
7677  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: The random SPINNY babble thread :-) on: August 03, 2009 01:31:04 PM
what horror stories about RIT?  I've used it on roving when it was all I could get, seemed to work fine......
And to the kool-aid question, I think it would make your wool sticky.  but maybe if you rinse it out enough, it may be fine.....  Can't be anymore helpfull there, but you could try it out on like 1/2 an ounce of roving,  and se what happens. Smiley  don't know a thing about the gatorade mixes... I honestly don't think I've ever noticed them before....
7678  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Katamari Damacy Awesomeness on: August 03, 2009 07:38:39 AM
this is really neat... gonna skip the magnets and make some of these as toys for my babes.... thanks for the link!
7679  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Patchwork Cube on: August 03, 2009 07:23:55 AM
I just looked at that tutorial, because I thought it would be neat to make those.... OMG you are my hero for completing that project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its a darn cute toy.  I'm wisting and bookmarking.  Because maybe I'll make it one day.....
7680  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pimp My Craftster User Name Round 4 - Send Outs August 8th on: August 03, 2009 07:02:25 AM
lol Savage Pixie!
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