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1  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Antique Carpet Loom? on: June 29, 2011 09:35:23 PM
My uncle has gifted me with an antique carpet loom that is supposedly in good condition except for needing new heddles.  I learned to weave on an antique loom when I was a girl, but it's been a long time and I don't know what to do with it.  Where can I get heddles for such an old loom?  How do I learn to weave on it?  My uncle was the one who taught me to weave on the other old loom, but he has dementia and can't teach me anymore.  I was told it will fabric about 3' wide.
2  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to "restore" a loom? on: June 29, 2011 09:25:49 PM
I too have an antique carpet loom that needs some love, and new heddles.  I've woven on a similar loom before, but I was very young, and remember very little about the parts.  The loom is now in pieces in the barn. 
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: ...my baby plays the guitar, I pick a banjo now... on: March 05, 2010 11:13:29 AM
That has to be the most awesome thing I've seen all day.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Super-easy toddler mittens on: December 11, 2009 04:42:04 AM
What a great idea.  A whole bunch of matching mittens is the only way to go, at the rate kids seem to loose them.  Even my preteen could use a system like that!
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Plastic yogurt/applesauce cups? Little metal fruit cocktail cans? on: December 07, 2009 07:51:50 AM
You are a genius!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: some new jewelry, pic heavy on: December 05, 2009 04:16:34 PM
Wow, those are really, really beautiful!  Smiley I especially love the top one!
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Plastic yogurt/applesauce cups? Little metal fruit cocktail cans? on: December 04, 2009 08:24:24 AM
I wish I had a rotary tool!  I wish I could afford one now.  I have a drill and I tried to use that first.  What happened was that the tin dented around the hole.  I tried putting something inside the can for support, and it didn't help much, it still dented.  They're small cans (single serving fruit cup size) so a little dent is really noticeable and ruins the design.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Chessmen queens, pagan gods, a pirate, a pirouette, and a dragon on: December 02, 2009 08:38:55 AM
I love the dragon scarf too!  Beautiful!

I also like the idea of the Green Man and Horned God with interchangeable masks and limbs.  I might have done the limbs a little differently (less "floppy"), and perhaps used snaps instead of buttons.  I'd like to make a doll with removable antlers and mask that can "transform" seasonally from Green Man to Horned God, or kind of an Oak King/Holly King theme.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Plastic yogurt/applesauce cups? Little metal fruit cocktail cans? on: December 02, 2009 07:03:22 AM
The kids are enrolled in an after-school snacks program that gives us LOTS of pudding, yogurt and applesauce in little 4-oz cups.  Nothing has a lid, otherwise it would be bead storage galore!  We have so many of these things!  Some get used for paint cups, snack cups, or salsa/chutney dishes but we still have a rapidly growing stack of them sitting around. 

The cups are different shapes.  The pudding cups are taller, with a square-ish brim.  The yogurt cups are shallow, and the applesauce cups are more rounded with a "quilted" jelly-jar texture to them.

We also have lots of the little cans that fruit cocktail comes in.  I've been using the pull-tops to make painted Solstice ornaments, and wanted to make tea-light holders with the cans, drilling little holes in the side for the light to shine through, but the cans always dent around the holes, making it look misshapen and awful.  I've tried putting a small block of wood inside, doesn't help much.  Any ideas on how to punch or drill better looking holes in the cans, and/or other ways to use them?
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: FIFTY newborn monsters (& two monster moms!) on: November 24, 2009 09:24:53 PM
So cute, cuddly and creative!

Also demonstrate why it is unwise to drop acid while watching original Star Trek episodes: BAD TRIP TRIBBLES!!!  AHHHHHHHHH!
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