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411  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question: blocking 100% polyester yarn? on: June 10, 2005 11:04:43 PM
I tried the search feature on this subject and found some posts about the ineffectiveness of blocking projects made with acrylic yarn...is this the same as 100% polyester? (dumb question?)

I am working on a project using Lion's Brand "Lion Suede" - it is the right size but the shape is a little wonky. I wondered if blocking it might help. Thanks for any advice!
412  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Wedding Thank-You Idea on: May 24, 2005 02:13:22 PM
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being the crafty-good-idea pirate that I am

Arrgh...Brilliant!
413  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: what sells.... on: May 24, 2005 02:09:16 PM
I spend most of the summer (all two or three months of it!) in denial that winter is going to return before I know it so I, personally, would not be too excited about buying a big wintery toque or scarf. However, if it was light and airy (i.e. it doesn't remind me of impending winter!!), I might consider it. I know a girl who has done quite well at outdoor markets selling toques made from lighter yarns like cotton or hemp. I have also seen gorgeous scarves made out of ribbon yarn, etc. that might be more appealing to your summer shoppers!

Hope this helps! Good luck with your "crafty business venture"!

(I live in Saskatchewan, so your weather is our weather!  Wink )
414  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: "Cracks" in transfer on: May 24, 2005 01:22:56 PM
Thank you everyone for your advice...I am going to try another round of transferring madness on the weekend, so I will have to try using some of these tips!
415  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Baby/Child Swap (no actual kid swappin!) (SIGNUP 5/13-6/01; MAIL BY 6/30) on: May 21, 2005 07:52:17 PM
pajama_mama1 : I think that is the point of the survey you fill out when you sign up for the swap - when you get your partner, the organizer will send you their information (kids ages, likes, dislikes, wishlist, etc). Hopefully that should give you some ideas of what to make. (At least, I hope that is what happens...)

This is my first swap too...so if I am way off here, maybe a veteran swapper can fill us both in!!  Smiley
416  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Retro Recipe Cards on: May 20, 2005 09:36:34 AM
I might just have to make these for my friend's wedding shower!

Thanks for the fantastic idea, OCEANofAWESOME!
417  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Naughty House Frau" gift basket (picture heavy) on: May 20, 2005 09:33:14 AM
I only made the apron & napkins "from scratch".

I bought the coasters for $1.99/set of 4 at Superstore (kind of like the Canadian version of Super Wal-Mart). They were the kind that come apart so that you can put a photo in. I found some Bettie bondage pictures online, resized them to fit and printed them off. Super cheap & super easy! I am sure that you could find something similar at your local dollar store (or, if you are in Canada, at Superstore or Loblaw's)!

418  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: White Trash Swap (SignUp 5/14/05-5/24/05; Send By 6/18/05) on: May 15, 2005 09:39:13 AM
This one sounds like fun - for any Canadians out there (or anyone else), there could be infinite possibilities for some "Trailer Park Boys" themed crafting! OMG I am addicted to that show...even though it is TERRIBLE!

I am a newbie swapper though and need to get my first swap done (end of June) before I can pariticpate in any others.
419  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Robots always know what to say. But they aren't good kissers. on: May 13, 2005 10:30:07 PM
wow, that's really neat. i love it. i also love your subject line....cause it is totally true.

ditto.

Too cute!
420  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Baby/Child Swap (no actual kid swappin!) (SIGNUP 5/13-6/01; MAIL BY 6/30) on: May 13, 2005 09:45:20 PM
I (edit) did not have the required 15 posts yet...I've been a member since January and but I read waaaay more than I post.  Smiley

(15 posts...now I can join...yay!)
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