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1  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Newbie cross-stitcher needs to know! on: March 23, 2009 06:38:37 PM
I want to get into cross-stitching, so I need to know. . . where's a good place in NYC to buy supplies?  I looked at Blick but they mostly have art supples, and I went to a needlepoint shop (Rita's Needlepoint, I think), but they didn't have any cross-stitching stuff.  The fabric stores I went into around 8th Ave didn't have anything.  I really don't want to make the trek to a Michaels, and I could buy online, but I want to see what I'm getting before I buy it.

So.  TIPS?
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Oodles of earrings. No, scads! IMG heavy on: July 01, 2008 10:47:31 AM
These are the earrings I've made after taking a class at a neat bead shop here in Charlotte, NC (credit where credit is due, my mom made two pairs).

  I also made the picture frame holder.










I hope I got all those pictures right.  ACK!
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / What is this lovely thing? And where to get more? on: June 02, 2008 09:33:45 AM
Sorry for the awful pic. Couldn't get the autofocus on my camera to work.

I have this old pair of earrings that I really like.  I've started making earrings of my own, so I want to know where I can get more of the long rectangular pendant thingies (descriptive, I know).  Does anyone know of an online store that sells something similar?  Or maybe if there's a special name for them--I don't really know what to search for. I've been trying "silver rectangle pendant" with no results.

As you can see, it's a little rectangular bar, silver in color and with a swirly pattern stamped on it.  It's about an inch and a half long.

Enough yammering, here's the pic:


Thanks for any help you can provide!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Totes and shopping bags a-go-go! Images abound. on: April 07, 2008 06:36:50 PM
Here are some bags that I've made.  I'm really proud of the button tote--I kept putting off working on it because I didn't want to sew on the buttons, but I'm really glad I finished it.

Tell me what you think!













5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / crazy floral print=happy reba on: September 07, 2007 09:53:52 AM
This is from the all-day tote pattern (I believe.  Too lazy to look it up) in Lotta Lansdotter's Simple Sewing.  It was a really easy pattern to follow, I had a good time with it and hardly had to rip out any seams (BIG accomplishment for me).

Sorry 'bout the messy room.  And yeah, I have Dove deodorant labels on my filing cabinet.  What of it?  Grin



6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / cigar boxes + mints=??? on: April 28, 2007 09:28:12 AM
H'okay, so.

I have eleven cigar boxes  (some wood, some cardboard):


And a pretty big mint collection (Altoids, Tic Tacs, mints from various countries and the like):


I want to use the cigar boxes to display the mints, but I'm not exactly sure how.  Hang the boxes on the wall and kind of use them as shadow boxes?  They don't open all the way, but I guess I could remove the hinges.  Somehow hang them off of something?  This is the first time I've done something like that, and I'm kind of clueless, so any hints or tips you could provide would be appreciated.

I love my mint collection, but I don't want it to just be in boxes on top of my  bookcases anymore.  HELP!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / advice on bobble scarf? on: April 23, 2007 08:14:41 PM
I've wanted to make a bobble scarf (pic below was nabbed from the Lion Brand website) ever since I saw a similar scarf at an arts and crafts show.  It's just a a wool stockinette scarf, and then you tie bits of  the scarf around some plastic balls and felt it, creating bobbles.

My question is this: where can you get bunches of plastic balls?  Should they be hollow or not?  The person at the arts and crafts show said she uses hazelnuts (I think), but would that screw up the washing machine?  I'm almost thinking I need to buy some bingo balls or something and use them.

Any ideas?  Here's a pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/potempkin/klw-bobblescarfa.jpg
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Two funky-esque bags on: April 13, 2007 04:54:45 PM
First time posting in the purses forum (I think).  Whew!

Here are two purses I made--some of my first projects.  I followed a tutorial for each of them, though I didn't follow them exactly.  They're far from perfect, but please let me know what you think!



9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Any clues on this crochet technique? on: January 18, 2007 11:14:10 AM
A long-dead relative made this crochet piece, and I just love it, but I have absolutely no clue how to replicate it.  As you can see, it sort of looks like coral (or brain matter  Wink ).  Anyways, if anyone knows A) how to do this or B) a name for the technique used, so I can do a bit of research, I'd really appreciate it.  I have no clue where even to begin looking!  I'm 90% sure it's crochet.

FRONT:


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10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Battlestar Galactica gift ideas? on: December 30, 2006 06:13:07 PM
This is the first time I've posted in this board, so please don't thwap me if I do something stupid. . .

I'm needing ideas for a combo Christmas/birthday present for my friend Sandra, who's been having a rough time of it lately.  She's really into the (new, not old) Battlestar Galactica series, particularly Mary McDonnell (REALLY into Mary McDonnell).  I know next to nothing about the series, only what she's told me (there are toasters?).  I really want to make this present special, so I don't just want to get her Mary McD DVDs and have that be it.

Any BSG-themed ideas?  I did do a search, but if I missed some great wellspring of BSG ideas I'm really sorry.
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