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1  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Tons and Tons of Halloween scrapbook paper! on: October 09, 2012 12:55:04 PM
Things that came to mind:

- Papier-maché your pumpkin instead of carving it
- Papier-maché... pretty much anything
- Make mini joke (trick!) books to hand out instead/with candy and use the paper for the covers (my parents used to make up little baggies of special treats for my friends and I, and had random separate candy to hand out to regular trick or treaters)
- Make little paper bags out of the paper to put candy in (as above)
- Use vignettes from the paper to make neat pin badges
- Use strips of paper to make washi tape

Good luck!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Costume for a Pregnant Lady on: September 21, 2012 11:10:54 AM
karwash - that's awesome.  Love it.

Alexus1325 - thanks for the links... I don't think I've managed to really work out searching for stuff on craftster yet!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Costume for a Pregnant Lady on: September 11, 2012 09:40:06 AM
I'm going to be 7 months pregnant come Halloween, and so I want to take advantage of this probably unique opportunity in my life to dress up as something cleverly pregnant/with a giant ball on my stomach.

Thoughts? anyone?!?
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: 2011 Holiday Crafting To Do Lists! on: November 21, 2011 01:36:18 PM
So here's the first time I'm making a list of what I have and haven't made yet, and actually facing what I haven't done yet...  Here we go!

ETA: (December 4th) for updates! Sorry for the weird URLs... I tried to whip out my html skills, but they didn't work here...

Bear (45 (today!) yo husband)
- Kobo E-Reader (maybe I'll make a case for it?  I made one for my own, so it shouldn't be too hard to do a second time; would need to buy more supplies) Cancelled for now, too poor.  If my tax return shows up before Christmas, maybe.
- Hand made cotton flannel tunic style shirt (when will I have time to make this?) Cancelled - too little time, too little space.
- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flying-spaghetti-monster-ornament
- Lovers' Mittens (three mittens for two people!  One mitten has two openings for lovers to hold hands inside!)
- Stocking things (small nifty things from www.leevalley.ca (which if you do not know it is the most amazing catalogue ever), chocolates, goofy things, magazine/paper back)

The Caffeinated Panda (11yo stepson)
- Mohawk knitted hat (have the yarn for the mohawk part, but not the for hat part - he wants it to be the same colour as his skin, so the mohawk looks more real!)
- Stocking things (plastic crap from the dollar store, a little bit of candy (he's ADHD), he loves little boxes, so I'm thinking of dressing up one to be "top secret" with a lock dollar store treasure chest(s), some comic books/kids magazines, some small musical instrument? would that drive us completely nuts?)

Kawaii Loving Superstar of Awesome (17 yo stepdaughter)
- Have no idea! But she loves everything I make for her!
- Stocking things (makeup, manga comic books, chocolates, art supplies, cheap/cute jewelry)

Mum & Dad (my 'boomer folks)
- Lady Rose's Relish 2 x 500ml jars (this was a request from my mum, so I'm making one for their house and one for their cottage) Made! but not canned
- Dad wants some www.leevalley.ca items, so we're putting together a package of stuff.
- Stocking items (wind up toys, which is a traditional gift from my sister and I, even though she is overseas this Christmas Sad My sister is coming home for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Hostess gift (In my family it is traditional to bring a small Christmas-themed gift (usually a decor item) to the person (traditionally woman) who is hosting Christmas.  Since 15 of us are going to be at my parents' cottage for Christmas, plus 4 dogs, I think they deserve something really good as a hosting gift!!  But I don't know what...  I'm leaning towards a Christmas album by these amazing ladies http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/The-Good-Lovelies if I don't think of something to make.

Aunt J & Uncle B (well into their sixties)
- Knitted dishcloths to (sort of) match their kitchen (#2 of 3 is 80% done)
- Something more oriented towards Uncle B??

Aunt S & her dog Lincoln (well into her sixties)
- Lightly felted red & white hot pads (knitted but not felted) It turns out that she actually wants a pair of really warm mittens, so using the Yarn Harlot's thrum-a-long pattern, I'm making http://www.ravelry.com/projects/GreenStockings/yarn-harlot-thrummed-mittens (Amethyst Walking The Dog Mitts)
- Something for the dog

Cousin C & Cousin S (in their 30s)
- 1 x 500ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish (made but not canned)
- Decorated box for Cousin S (have supplies)
- Flying Spaghetti Monster Ornament

their kids, Trouble 1 & Trouble 2 (age 8 & 6)
- Mohawk knitted hats (hat 1 is knitted, hat 2 is knitted, need to have mohawks attached, which I have the yarn for)

Cousin M & Cousin B (in their 30s) & their 2 dogs
- 1 x 500ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish (made but not canned)
- bought the materials today for: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stratocaster-Chopping-Board-aka-the-StratoCh/ (The StratoChopper!)
- Maybe a recycled record bowl
- Generic things for their dogs

Groucho (my basset hound)
- Whatever the generic dog gift is

Ooof... this list is so long I had to go get myself a snack in the middle...

Best Friends J & T (in their late 20s)
- Matching/complimentary knitted set of 1 x hot pad (finished), 3 x dishcloth (finished), 1 x tea cozy (15% complete).  These will match the afghan I knitted for them for their wedding.
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish

Best Friend J & her newly-live-in boyfriend J, the man who is allergic to everything (in their early 30s)
- She's getting the red & white lightly felted pot holders!
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish, with very detailed ingredients so he'll know if he can eat it or not...

Best Friend N & her long-time-live-in boyfriend L
- If I have enough time, a Flying Spaghetti Monster Ornament
- 1 x 250ml jar of Lady Rose's Relish - she is gluten-free, so food is limited, but I made this with rice flour special for her!

Bear's Family
- I have traditionally done an assembly-line gift for this gang... they don't do Christmas with quite the same enthusiasm as my family does, and if I wasn't organizing gifts for them, Bear wouldn't be either.  So I've done things like otherwise identical ornaments with their initials painted on them, small food items...
 - Sister 1 & husband (in their 40s)
 - Sister 1's teenage daughter
 - Sister 1's mid-20s-engaged-law-student son
These 4 are getting http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/corrugated-coffee-cozy (Coffee Cozies)
- His intended
 - Mum & Dad (in their 70s)
 - Sister 2 (in her 40s)
 - Sister 2's young son and daughter (both under 5ys)
 - Bear's young teenage niece

Unless Bear comes up with something, these folks lose out.  We're not spending Christmas with Bear's family, so I'm not planning to do anything for them.

Colleagues (8 people)
- Knitted coffee sleeves, as above.  I'm going to make them with a button closure for 4  of the office-dwellers, because we use handle, ceramic mugs in the office, and 4 that are just straight around, because they're a touring group of actors, I imagine they do a fair amount of drive through!

Sister (mid 20s)
- She is touring overseas, and doesn't have a fixed address.  I need to think of a cool e-thing I can send. She's coming home for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm SOOOOOO excited!!! I had come up with a great e-gift, but now I've had to come up with a physical gift.  An organization we both love called  http://www.headandhands.ca (Head & Hands) is publishing a cook book in the new year, so I'm hoping to be able to pre-purchase a copy for her.

I think that's it!  It'd better be it!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 40's overalls on: May 31, 2011 04:36:18 PM
These are so awesome.  You did a great job on a comfy, totally wearable, kinda dressy look.  Love it.  I also love that you have a pattern from "Full Figure Solutions", because our full figures have to be solved?  Cheesy
6  CANADA / Quebec / Re: Craft Fairs, MegaList on: November 28, 2010 09:58:05 AM
The Biosphere Museum on Isle-St-Helene will host its 5th annual eco-arts craft fair again this year Dec 3-5 2010.  From their website:

The Recycling Artists Eco Fair will bring together 43 exhibitors and will be opened Friday, December 3: from 12:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission to the Biosphère will be free during the Eco Fair


7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: The Crafty Wedding Craftalong! on: June 18, 2010 05:43:16 PM
Just because I like to freak myself out, here's the list of things I'm supposed to have done by September 5th:

- Save The Dates Sent back in April, but I wasn't super pleased with them... wrong paper choice?  bad graphic?  they looked great on screen, but once printed they were kinda ugly.  Ah well.
- INVITATIONS Done and sent!
- Bride's DRESS, including overdress, -underdress- STARTED, and bloomers DONE
- Groom's KILT and TUNIC
- Bride's and Bride'sMaids BOUQUETS (group craft project with bridesmaids)
- CUPCAKE STAND (Dad's working on this, and it's actually for 2 bite brownies!)
- Ring warming RING HOLDER - a pillow or baggie, or something STARTED
- Basset hound STEED'S TABARD
- FAVOURS, which are 250ml Mason Jars filled with stuff and with pretty fabric tops - STARTED
- SIGNAGE for the bar, bathrooms, food tables, etc.
- Ceremony PROGRAMS
- Quilt squares for the GUEST BOOK QUILT
- Small TABLE for the ceremony stuff (being made by wood-worker hubby-to-be)
- Painting blue glass WINE BOTTLE water stations
- FOOD including salad, croutons, punch, etc.

Ahhhh... I hope someone else is still reading this thread to commiserate with me!
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Pads for the Curvy Gal...Tutorial on: April 25, 2010 05:28:44 PM
im 15, still havent gotten my period (mybe im broken? who knows!), and with all these horror stories im almost afraid to get it!

Probably not broken, but if it hasn't shown up by 16, might want to talk to your doctor about your hormones and stuff. 

But great tutorial!  I will likely go for a different shape for my different needs, but yeah, a shamwow or whatever as a core would be a great idea.  Awesome!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lemme see your needle roll on: January 11, 2010 11:55:07 AM
Awesome!  A knitting needle roll is my next project, mostly because I have at least three sets of size 4 DPNs that are each missing one.  And because my cable needle is currently behind my bureau.  And I lost all of my sewing needles.

This post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332335.0 from the Purses/Bags/Wallets forum has really neat multi-layer features.  And I'm still not 100% on how I want to store my circulars... it drives me batty when they're all curled up obstinately - I'd like to be able to to keep them not curled in on themselves.  Must experiment.
10  CANADA / Quebec / Re: Sculpey in Montréal? on: January 09, 2010 03:27:07 PM
Omer de Serres definitely had it (at the huge downtown one at Berri-UQAM) the last time I was there (a few months ago).
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