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21  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycled Tote from disney bags on: August 19, 2011 05:08:47 PM
I did a basic write up on fusing and constructing the bag here:

The bags are easy to fuse with a home iron. I went ahead and stuffed them with white plastic bags from target and michaels to make a thick fabric  and to conserve the disney printed ones because I have a few more projects in mind for the bags I have left Smiley

Hope this helps & thanks!
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recycled Tote from disney bags on: August 16, 2011 06:49:04 PM
I recycled my Disney World bags from our recent trip into a reusable tote--I will use it next time to pack kiddie stuff for the car (it is a 5 hour drive, so the bag needs to be BIG)!

The bags they give you every time you buy something (down to a pack of gum or mints) are huge, and made from thick plastic--they fused up into a nice fabric--the bag stands up on its own.

23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: T-shirt to yoga pants- Question about stitching on: July 23, 2011 12:25:07 PM
How is the quality of the thread? If you are using a good, 100% cotton thread, then I suspect the stitch or needle is the culprit...but if you are using cheap thread (like the 25 cent stuff from walmart) it is likely not strong enough for the stress and movement of the seams you mentioned. The cheap thread definitely has its uses, but I would try a good quality type for seams that need to hold up to stress. Love the shorts--I have to make a pair!!
24  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Brooder box for chicks! (now with CHICKIE CUTENESS!) on: March 09, 2011 04:51:09 PM
We picked up 8 adorable chicks!
For those who like chicken details:
2 Buff orpington hens
2 Wyandotte hens
2 Cinnamon Queen hens
2 Silkies (may be hens or roosters)

Here are a few pix, you can see more info on my blog Smiley

25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Come on! Come on! Oh Nessie, Come on! Loch Ness is where you belong! on: March 07, 2011 06:22:12 PM
Adore this! From the tip of her tail to her pretty plaid tam Smiley

The big one is my fave, but they are all super cute!!
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Herd of Hapless Hamsters on: March 01, 2011 12:58:50 PM
These are so adorable I could just die! Love the entire "herd"...I must get that book!!
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: ZOMG My first sweater! *happy dance* on: March 01, 2011 12:52:37 PM
You did such a great job--and if that is joann's Rainbow Boucle (it looks like it), then you are double awesome, that is tough to work with !!

Love the sweater, love the color, so pretty!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: <3 Technicolor Dreamcoat <3 ***more pics!*** on: March 01, 2011 12:47:11 PM
I bought this book years ago, for this very piece...and I even have the yarn...your pic might be the thing that puts me over the top and gets me to cast on!!
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Brooder box for chicks! (now with cat proofing!) on: February 28, 2011 05:26:22 AM
Thanks! I will update with pix of it in use (and fluffy cuteness) as soon as the chicks arrive Smiley
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Brooder box for chicks! (now with cat proofing!) on: February 27, 2011 04:21:30 PM
I hope chickens count as pets! we're picking up our new birds in about two weeks--they'll be about a day old, so they need a brooder box for a few weeks. We also have one very predatory cat, so here is the solution we came up with:

The lid locks and the wire openings allow for the heat lamp to shine through, but don't allow kitty access to a buffet of small, flightless peeps Smiley

Details on the blog, for anyone thinking "chicks" this spring!
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