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4151  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Is anyone going to organize a smallish feel-good Valentine's swap? on: December 28, 2009 07:05:55 AM
There was an idea for a Lonely Hearts type of Valentines swap (for all the single people), but no one's has been able to organize it.

I might be up for something along these lines, though, depending on timing!
4152  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: H. Edge Hog, at your service - NOW WITH PATTERN on: December 28, 2009 05:52:53 AM
I love it! Thanks for the pattern.
When I'm finished with my current knitting list, I will give this little guy a go!  Nice work!


Thank you both!  I want to see how yours turns out! Smiley
4153  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 28, 2009 05:44:49 AM
I'm another contemplating joining in... but I can't really think of what would help a single person living in an apartment to be more frugal. I'd be a right challenge, really.

Smiley  I'm a single person living in an apartment/condo and I neeeeed to be more frugal (I'm also the organizer!)  Things I would like are: recipes for smaller portions (seriously, I don't need to cook 4-6 chicken breasts at a time!), things to keep me warm in the winter so I don't have to up the heat (not sure if this is relevant if you don't control your heat), grocery bags, laundry soap (so expensive!), lunch bag, cotton napkins, knit/crocheted dishcloths, knit/crocheted washcloths, utensil roll for my lunch bag, wool dryer balls, dryer sachets, menu organizer (to stop eating out!), soap saver, cloth pads, checkbook cover, draft dodgers ...

Any of these interest you?

We also have another Aussie so you'd be shipping within the country!
4154  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 28, 2009 05:39:34 AM
Okay, I know my post is getting pretty out of hand... (I'm still thinking of joining...) What, IYO, is the best kind of sewn pad?? Like, is there a really good tutorial for them? I've read a lot about how to stuff them, and layers and all that, but is there anyone here who knows and has experienced the best way to do them?? I'm also curious if the pad layers, at least on the outside, should be organic... >> Cause I have a really hard time getting to the store, much less finding organic cloth... Help please?

From the ones I have (and I quizzed the person who made them for me), most have just layers of flannel or cotton batting on the inside.  All of mine have fleece as the last layer (farthest away from the body) as a waterproofer.  Some have PUL, but I don't think the ones I have have that.   My friend who makes mine generally uses ugly flannel (remnants!) or batting and layers anywhere between 2-4, depending on if it's an overnighter or a pantyliner.  I think it only has to be organic if you want it to be organic.  I'd wash the fabrics, of course, before sewing them up though, to make sure about no fragrances/dyes and shrinkage.

Smiley
4155  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 27, 2009 01:39:14 PM
I'm on the train for seven hours and I come back to another page and a half!  Smiley  You guys rock!

Smiley

I also thought of some sort of exercise kit for the crafty ... yoga mat, some sort of dumbbells, etc, in lieu of a gym membership!
4156  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 26, 2009 08:11:15 PM
I was on a swapping hiatus..but may come out of hiding for this swap Smiley

I am all about making reusable stuff!!

Come swap with us! Smiley  We promise not to tell everyone else you're out of hiding. Wink

hmm I've been thinking of things to be more frugal as well. I really need some new cloth pads with a wet sack. I dont like my cloth pads being to thick either, so I dont know what the best fabrics to use would be.  I can't get PUL fabric around here Sad I asked our local fabric store if they had any and they looked at me like I had two heads and had no idea what I was talking about Tongue

I was also thinking about swiffer wet covers good for picking up cat hair and light moping.

Hmm I'm trying to think of more, I'll have to pay attention to what I use everyday and see how I can do it more frugally.

I had the same problem when I asked about PUL.  Then again, I have a bunch without PUL, with just a fleece lining (perhaps two layers?  Not sure) that I love to death. 
4157  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Lonely Hearts Club Valntines Day Swap ? on: December 26, 2009 08:03:14 PM
Yeah, I think people are in after-Christmas dazes. Smiley  And the Frugal swap is my first organizing - I think I'm limited to one ... and this one is really big so I'd get overwhelmed too easily if I split my focus, I think.

4158  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 26, 2009 07:11:10 PM

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Some ladies might want sewn, reusable cloth panty liners and pads.

got a heap cut out ready to sew and no one to send 'em to......(I don't need 'em no more see and dd will only use them at night, which I suppose is a half win?)

Aikibookworm what about ones sewn from thick fleece fabric? I have several patterns here and for those who don't they are easy to make one up.


I just cut up our really old tent to keep the canvas for tarps, I also cut some of the side flap(ghastly orange color though) to make planter bags out of......will post photos when I am done.



I love my cloth pads (and always want more!) - ladies, if you're on the fence about them, they are SO much more comfortable than store bought.  And really, not a pain to wash at all!
4159  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 26, 2009 05:59:01 PM
I've never done a swap before, but I love to craft, and I especially love being frugal!  Is it okay for me to send in an application?

(I've been stalking the swap board for awhile now.. and it seems too fun to pass up!  Grin)

Absolutely!  We've got a couple other new swappers, too!  Smiley
4160  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP 12/21/2009-1/8/2010; MAIL BY 2/6/2010) on: December 26, 2009 05:48:29 PM
I'm really, really hoping for reusable snack bags for my purse.  That'll kill 2 birds with one stone:  1.  I won't be tempted to spend $ I can't afford on snacks if I get too hungry while I'm out.  2.  Whatever I pack in them will certainly be healthier for me than any fastfood junk.

I'm hoping for something similar for my car!  I keep veering off into Drive Thru Land, which is making my wallet and my arteries very unhappy ...
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