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1  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / Re: Fairfax-area craftsters meetup? on: August 13, 2009 02:49:23 PM
Oops...I guess if I am going to post things, I should at least log in and check my threads! Smiley

Yes, I think a crafty meeting of sorts would be great! Are any of you familiar with the Hand Maden Meet-Up group in the area? Here's the link: http://www.meetup.com/handmadens/calendar/
2  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / Re: Fairfax-area craftsters meetup? on: April 20, 2009 07:46:37 PM
I am interested as well. I'm in Arlington.
3  UNITED STATES / Washington, D.C. / Re: Craftster Meet-Up on: April 20, 2009 07:45:41 PM
Yes! I am interested and I am in Arlington.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old Navy Crewneck Sweater felted into SUPER CUTE Sweater! on: October 22, 2007 02:38:37 PM
Thank you for your advice! I am so happy to know that it is possible to re-felt parts of a project!!! I will have to try it...
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Navy Crewneck Sweater felted into SUPER CUTE Sweater! on: October 18, 2007 09:53:43 AM
My first (successful) felting project:



I should have taken a before picture but it was a basic charcoal grey crewneck sweater from Old Navy. The thing was shapeless and made me look like a boy (well, with the obvious female parts). So I felted it and made a cute girly sweater that makes me look like a girl. Imagine that!

Right now it is fastened with 3 safety pins embellished with little black bows. I didn't want to make any rash decisions and end up with snaps or buttonholes I abhor so I figured this would buy me some time and creative energy. 

One problem (which I hope you all can help to solve!): I shortened the sleeves but it seems they did not felt as solidly and I am afraid they might unravel more when washed. Any ideas? A simple hem? Blanket stitching? Can you felt just one area of a peice? Or am I just plain screwed and will never be able to wash it? Smiley
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Altoid Belt Buckle... Curiously Handy. on: January 05, 2007 07:38:18 AM
Ohmygosh! I want that!!! That is so cool, handy, clever...
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My new shelf unit...idea from "crazy red room" thread on: January 04, 2007 07:32:57 AM
I love photography and I have taken a couple classes so I am all too familiar with the silver developing reels. (which, by the way, drive me insane too!) Those are great ideas! Now I just need to find a good source for cheap equipment.  The bottom left and top right cameras were purchased at a pharmacy in a small town in Nebraska. Should have bought more... Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Alternative picture "frame" on: January 02, 2007 07:40:05 AM
you could use a large wide mouth jar and a smaller jar.  put a pic in the small jar with some marbles to give it weight.  put the small jar in the large jar and fill it with water.

I like that idea---you could maintain the functionality of a "vase" but have the fun frame too.  Now I just need to find me someone to buy me fresh flowers all of the time...  Smiley 
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Alternative picture "frame" on: December 28, 2006 06:57:50 PM
is it waterproof?  My MIL would love something like that!

No, it's not waterproof. I had a stack of pictures lying around...and I had an empty vase...so I just curled up the picture and stuck it down inside the vase. 
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: A new bag....finally! on: December 26, 2006 12:03:53 PM
It's a magnetic snap and I can only find them at ONE Walmart in my area. I have yet to find them at any fabric store around here. Sad BUT, you can find them online extremely easy. I like them MUCH better than the normal snaps.  For me, they are easier to install and easier to use.

There is a guy on Ebay that sells them for fairly inexpensive... Ah Kwok supplies. 

Thanks for the tip! I will definitely check him out.
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