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11  California / California: South / Koreatown Craft Meetup on: March 16, 2011 08:29:02 PM
I'm thinking of doing a craft meetup in Koreatown in April. Parking is crap in the area. I can't help much with that because I don't drive. However where I am thinking has a little bit of parking. Just putting my feelers out there to see how many people are interested. It would most likely be on a Saturday. I'll also be advertising this on another community so I'd like to know if there is enough room at this venue.
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Crocheting on plastic canvas with color change? on: March 12, 2011 03:46:13 PM
Does anyone know of a good tutorial that will show me how to crochet with plastic canvas and how to color change while doing it? I wanted to attempt the box found in this link http://loveandknitting.blogspot.com/2010/03/box.html
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Post your before yarn and after projects please on: March 08, 2011 10:34:32 PM
Tonight I logged on to craftster to and see what art yarn looks like crocheted. I was shocked to find something on the crochet boards.

I just started crocheting and I am noticing something about the yarn I gravitate to while I am shopping. I love the beautiful blended yarns but some times I really dislike the way they look when they are crocheted. Sometimes for a crocheted item it's too busy and other times it's just right. I would love if you guys could post pictures of what the yarn ball looked like before and what it looked like after. A variety of types of yarns would be nice like variegated, yarn with flecks of color, yarns with beads, etc.

There isn't always a sample at the craft stores so a frame of reference would be great. Thanks!
14  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Discount Store Pot = Oven safe pot? on: January 21, 2011 11:59:20 PM
I'm interested in making this recipe: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2010/10/aleas-pork-roast-yams.html

It mentions that I need an oven safe pot. All I have in cookware is a cheapo 2 qrt metal pot I bought at the discount store. How will I know if it's oven safe?
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a tute to lengthen my t-shirts on: November 09, 2010 03:59:37 PM
I have tons of too small shirts and shirts that have shrunk... I'm going to learn to use my sewing machine in the next couple of months (hopefully). My idea to extend the life on some of my shirts is to combine adding side panels (like this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=265039.80) and a panel on the bottom. What I need is a picture tutorial on how to lengthen a t-shirt. I've googled some descriptions but I need pictures as I am new to sewing. Even a descriptive drawn out tutorial would do. Thanks for your help
16  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Success with selling destash? on: October 01, 2010 11:23:31 PM
Anywheres from six months to one year I will be moving out of my mom's house. I'm a packrat and need to get rid of stuff. Normally I would trade for things I want/need but I don't have the money for shipping and handling. So I figured I would go the route of destashing on etsy. Things I would be destashing would be mostly comic books, books to alter, assorted buttons, scrap book and altered art papers. I also have a ton of soft cover hand bound books sitting around from when I tried to get into craft fairs. They've been collecting dust and probably smell like dust too so I am willing to take a loss on them and sell them for cheaper than I normally would.

Is it worth it to list my things? I understand I have to advertise to sell things and I suppose there is more information on that in these boards. I can be diligent about shipping my items but it's only one item a month it's more time than worth.

Have you guys had success selling destash items? Prices for items would range from $1-$5 probably. I'm a bit desperate for money and wont turn away from a little bit of extra cash.
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / This is Not a Sketchbook handmade journal PIC OBESE! on: July 14, 2010 08:56:01 PM

Note to self: Wait until paint is dry to take photos Tongue The bottom left is a very subtle yellow/green streak once dry and I managed to get the shadow of my head in the pic

I entered to contribute to the Sketchbook Project. http://arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject My sketchbook arrived and was less than satisfactory. The paper was too thin and the sketchbook was constructed rather cheap. So I pulled all sorts of bits and pieces from my art stash and put it all together. You can join in and discuss it on the Craftalong board http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353126.0


I love it JUST as it is. I almost want to keep it the way it is. I did choose the theme "this is not a sketchbook" after all.

Some of the pages:






I kept the cover of the original notebook and made it the back cover. That way the barcode on the back is left intact and where it's supposed to be. I made one too many holes so my binding is really messy. By the time I realized my mistake I was more concerned with stability than looks. Front cover is also made in a pamphlet style.


Obligatory binding shot.

Other pages include canvas paper, gessoed drawing paper, drawing paper, watercolor paper, and a few other materials left to be revealed later Cheesy
18  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Sheer cotton scarf into....? on: June 09, 2010 04:18:42 AM
My mom gave me a scarf just like this one. http://www.wholesale-dress.net/korean-skull-print-cotton-scarf-g1111543.html It's kind of sheer and light weight...It's either too small or too bulky to look nice in anyway I can think of wearing it.

Is there anything I can do with it before I sneak it off to a local thrift shop?
19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / The Sketchbook Project- An incredible idea I want to take part in on: June 07, 2010 02:52:47 AM
"Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country.

After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.

Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can be a part of the project. To participate and have us send you a sketchbook that will go on tour, start by choosing a theme to the right." http://www.arthousecoop.com/projects/sketchbookproject

Th sketchbook itself if $25. For another $20 the project will scan each page and host a digital copy online to show off. I reaaallly want to do this that I may go against my better judgement and put the money forward.
20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Can Bristol Board take watercolor? on: May 25, 2010 11:45:48 PM
I've never used bristol board before so before I buy it I need to know, will bristol board hold up to water color? I need something smoother than canvas that can take pencil, erasures, marker pens, and watercolor, and possibly watercolor pencil wet and dry. This also needs to be sturdy enough to punch or drill holes in.
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