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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / who is this artist??? help!!! on: September 15, 2007 09:25:14 PM
ok my friend at work loves this one artist its on the tip of my tongue right now i belive it starts with a g but i think he is german he is very famous and his work is alot of bones and faces and kind of dark or biological and i really need to know and cant find it online!  help please!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / good mixed cd please help its fun! on: May 07, 2007 08:38:09 PM
hey i am having fun picking songs to go on cds for a group of marines in iraq i am mailing too its fun to make cds with different themes for them like one is emo and its all emo songs one is rap hits and one is going to be testosterone mix just angry boy music you know but i am having a hard time thinking of songs for that one and i know boys love their angry music i only listen to punk rock so i dont even know whats popular please help help!  thanks yall
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / best fall bridal shower! on: September 13, 2006 05:46:09 AM
Ok so next fall my younger sister is getting married and since my older sister and I are total planners and do everything in advanced we planned her shower this weekend when we were bored!  Ha ha!  But I thought I would share some of our ideas here.  We are doing a Jack and Jill shower, meaning men and women and that the groom will also be there.  I think its more fun this way plus the bride is super shy and wouldnt like all the attention on her so I thought she would love to have her man there to share the spotlight with.  It will take place in September in his moms yard.  His mom has a huge property and its very rustic and charming back there.  The deer are so nice that even during a huge yard sale we had there they were around checking everything out!  But heres the list

menu

Hot Apple Cidar
Glazed donuts piled up to look like a wedding cake with homemade cake topper on it
fried chicken with pepper jelly yum!
Crockpot of Chilli
veggie tray with dips
gourment breads of all types we have a great cheaper bakery right here
apple tray, we have fantastic apples around here at that time of year make up a fancy tray with some dips in the middle
mulled wine
fall pies for dessert

Decorations

gingam everywhere!  sis doesnt care for flowers much
centerpiece will be bride and grooms first teddy bears in a tiny wagon on the table they mean alot to the bride and groom they actually keep both of them on their mantle and wanted to include them in the decor for them so they can take some sweet pictures
cute scarecrows around the yard
pumpkins
plastic silverware wrapped in red napkins tied off with gingham
all silverware plates and cups will be in pretty and huge baskets sis can keep to use for laundry and stuff after
simple wreaths in trees
we also have a special cd of wedding and movie love songs through all different eras that is going to be fun to get people talking everything from somebodies getting marrie from the muppets take manhattan to a bagpipe wedding march......very unique and a good conversation starter

special touches
four bridesmaids so we are each making up a different season basket
like fall will be in a turkey roasting pan sis really wants one it will have a halloween candy dish, fall candles, cloth napkins for a thanksgiving table, fall spices and some recipes in a jar, christmas will be william sonoma cookie gun and and fancy candle sticks wrapped with christmas candles, a set of holiday cards, some new years champagne and a new our first christmas togethor ornament etc etc for each season this will give sis some out of season stuff she will not have to purchase and a way to use her little gifts all year long.  We are also making a very special cook book with fave recipes from bride and grooms moms aunts and grandmas, sis loves to cook groom is very much a man that loves his family recipes!  We are going to add scanned pictures of each family member who turns in a recipe and why they wanted to pass each one on to the couple.  Very sentimental and special and some are even silly, sis recipe for choo choo wheels when she was little on up to great grandmothers special pyrogy recipe.  The door prizes at the shower will be gourmet baskets with different themes, ie an italian ceramic bowl with dried pastas and gourmet sauces etc. a bundt pan stuffed with spices and mixes for fancy cakes etc.

invites
these are going to be great!  since this is coed its going to be a handmade card that says Johnny Cash lyrics at the top, "if I were a carpenter and you were a lady, would you still marry me?"  "Carpenter and Lady are registered at...."  card tucked inside and the party info.

favors
each guest will take home a huge carmel apple wrapped really pretty tied with rafia and set into a handpainted terra cotta flower pot.  we think this is a nice idea, a great snack to eat at home later and a useful flower pot for a plant or candle.  Everyone around here gives out tiny bundles of poppouri at showers or almonds wrapped in tulle.  We wanted to do something more homespun and more to the couples tastes.  They are very casual and not into flowers and stuff.

We are so excited over this that we wish it was tommorrow!  We have already helped sis pick locations and favors for the wedding and all other aspects are being planned now to the last detail.  I hope you liked these ideas I know fall is very popular for weddings and wanted to share our spin on a different kind of shower
4  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / something to make for the school on: September 11, 2006 09:17:32 PM
So I need to make some crafts and donate them to the kids school by the end of November.  I want to make something that will sell well for the school dont get me wrong but honestly I do not have tons of cash.  I am not going to do any knitting for this cause that is too costly for me so I dont know what to do.  I found some ornaments online maybe to do called angel feather ornaments?  Anyone familiar with these? One lady said she sold them for five bucks each and did well I dont know, I have never heard of them or I was thinking those simple beaded safety pin bracelets?  Any advice or ideas would be great thanks alot!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / help with hankies please! on: August 25, 2006 08:50:13 PM
Looking for a cheap place to get some plain white hankies i may need fifty to a hundred of thema nd I am having a real hard time finding them in bulk.  My sister is interested in me tracking them down and making up some simple embroidery on them for her wedding for favors.  I love the idea cause their last name is an actual word, and it woudl be super easy to a picture of it on a hanky.  My mom and my other friends are willing to help me make these to save time but I really need to a resource for them soon!  Thanks alot!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / koi please! on: April 27, 2006 07:01:37 PM
Hi I really am in need of some help here maybe one of you all can point me in the right direction.  I am looking for a really good picture a drawing or embroidery pattern or soemthing that I can use for my crafts!  I have the Koi that came with the Sublime Stitching pattern but I need something a bit bigger with more color/details in it.  I have scoured the internet and I havent found a koi I liked just yet please help!  Thank you so much!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / tie? please asap! on: February 25, 2006 07:41:51 PM
How hard is it to embroider on a mans neck tie? Would you use a small hoop or no hoop at all? would you use a stabilizer at all? I plan to make a tie for a dear friend to wear to a funeral this week and I want to get some supplies and get it done as quickly as possible any tips? Thank you!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / felting duplicate stitch? on: January 27, 2006 09:09:59 AM
Hey I am doing great with my knitting so far I wish I had a digi cam but I may be getting one next month and then I can delight you all but anyways.........I have been making awesome wool purses and then using the duplicate stitch to add jolly rogers and stuff to them.  Can you felt a bag with a duplicate stitch on it'?   Will the duplicate stitch picture be ruined or distorted or will it ocme out good?  I have not ever tried to felt a bag before and really want to but I dont know how to use the intarsia method yet for making pictures please advise thank you!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / wrist warmers??? on: January 25, 2006 08:13:32 PM
Hey I am making these tonight from a pattern I found in a magazine they are to be thirteen inches long doesnt that sound awfully long to you?  If you have ever made these what were your finished measurements aproximately?  Thank you!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / best friend taking me on trip need a vday gift help?? on: January 17, 2006 01:26:09 PM
Ok my best friend won a trip of a life time and is taking me with her as her guest she is a great friend!  I have known her for years and she has done so much for me.  Sadly this week her bf of three years dumped her and her moms health is kind of iffy right now.  Our trip is the day after vd but I would like to get her something special that would be nice way to say thank you before the big trip and also to show her that I care about what she is going through right now.  Please help she is really special to me and if I had all day I would tell you about some of the wonderful and specail things she has done but there are just too many to list.  Thanks everybody!
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