Okay, I actually made these a while ago for my mom, but I just found the picture again on my computer (yay!) so I wanted to post. It's a dozen Hershey Kiss roses made of cellophane, floral wire, floral tape, and leaves. The bottom of the vase is filled with pink flat glass marbles. I arranged them by placing tape over top of the vase (kind of hard to explain, my roommate at the time helped me with it):
I'm VP of my university's Red Cross Club. For Homecoming, we have decided to be in our school's parade and pass out information about the Red Cross and donation... And since Homecoming falls close to Halloween, why not dress up?
I'm trying to think of costume ideas that would be related to Red Cross stuff and blood donation. So far, I have vampires (because we're out for blood, lol) and doctors/nurses as ideas. Does anyone have any other ideas for things we could dress up as? They can be homemade ideas or store-bought ones. I'm open to anything, it just has to be relatively kid-friendly since a lot of families attend the event.
So, I hate graduate school, and I've been a little down lately. What better way to relieve stress than melting things?
This is the first thing I've ever melted. I'm going to use it as a candy dish.
The beads arranged on the pizza pan before melting. I baked on 350 for 25 minutes.
I turned it over while it was still on the foil onto a foil-covered bowl and shaped it. That's why it's not perfect - I couldn't see what I was doing.
As for the fumes? I didn't think they were so bad. I have a one bedroom apartment, and I turned on the oven fan, the ceiling fan, and a tower fan, plus I opened the window. It just smelled bleach, faintly. Nothing I couldn't handle. I have asthma, and the smell of actual bleach really bothers me... But this didn't.
I'll try it again sometime! It's kind of addictive!
Okay, I'm hoping I'm not double posting this, because I had technical difficulties.
I recently received a sewing machine for my birthday, and having never really used one, I decided to make a purse first. I figured that it would be easier than a clothing item, because it wouldn't have to fit. Well, the first pattern I got was truly awful, and the interfacing was a nightmare... I got frustrated and gave up. Mom was at Jo Ann's the next day and bought me a yard of two-sided pre-quilted fabric, because she thought it would be an easier start for me because it would be pre-lined. Well, for the most part it was.
The pattern is Simplicity So Easy 4729. It cost about $16 to make. I trimmed it in pink bias tape. The checkbook cover has a pocket (which I didn't take a picture of) and I would make it smaller next time. The tampon case doesn't have a closure yet, but I think I'm going to use velcro.
Okay, enough yapping, here are the pics!:
Interior (pocket on the side, and covered canvas in the bottom)
Well, I needed a pin cushion because I lost the ugly tomato one, so I decided to make one. I love Mario and Nintendo, but hate mushrooms, so this is what I came up with (appropriately leaning against my DS):
Now I can stick pins in a mushroom to convey my hatred! Mwaha.
It's just felt, filled with polyfill. I used a sprite I found on Google as a pattern.
My boyfriend of almost 3 years is leaving next month to study abroad in France for 5 weeks. Let me tell you a little about him. He's 22 years old. He'll be graduating in May with BAs in Math and French, and a minor in Computer Science. He likes French (obviously), video games, sports, dogs, etc.
I want to make him a little something (or a few little somethings) to take to France with him. I had considered Knifty Knitting a blanket before, but I'm afraid he wouldn't have room to spare for it in his luggage. I'm going to give him a phone card, and I'd like to somehow include pictures of us. A (small) cuddly gift would be good as well. And maybe some kind of French themed gift?
It seems that a lot of us got Knifty Knitters recently (probably for Christmas, as they were on sale at Michaels) and since people are flooding the Knitting board with Knifty Knitter chat, maybe it should have its own board? I think that would be awesome!
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it anywhere, so I thought I'd ask. I got a Knifty Knitter set for Christmas, which I have a lot of fun with, but since I don't need 50 million hats, I was thinking of making some for chemo patients. My question is, for those of you who have made these, what kind of yarn is good? I figure it has to be very, very soft... I have no clue what I should try. Help? Thanks.
(Edited 1/13/06 to make the subject of the message more specific)