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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: recycled paper on: June 18, 2007 04:51:28 PM
I still need to get started on his- i've been meaning to get around to this for a while.

Great idea about putting it on the window... does it fall off when it dries? I live in Arizona, so I'm thinking if I used this technique, my paper would be dry in about five seconds after touching the window Smiley
If you're joking about the heat, I might not be so sure. Even when ironing paper to help it dry, I usually just heat it up and still have to wait for it to dry, or at least cool down so it won't catch fire with another pass of the iron.
12  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: almost free fabric at Hancock fabrics on: May 29, 2007 02:03:19 PM
I believe I heard that Hancock Fabrics is going out of business in Michigan. A) Does anyone here know if that's true? B) Does anyone know if any of the other big fabric stores have similar grab-bags? I'd love to get one as I have been learning a bit of embroidery and would like to make a quilt out of scraps like that.
13  UNITED STATES / Michigan / Southern Grand Rapids Craftsters - Help! on: April 25, 2007 09:39:44 PM
Hey guys and gals,

I'm a Craftster/college student in Kentwood/Caledonia just south of GR. I'm moving all the way back to Saginaw for the summer this weekend, and I have too much stuff to take back with me! If you want to help, here's what I have in mind:

- Boxes. I think I can get boxes from work, but I may need some extra boxes if you have extras, preferably small ones, to pack up everything that I can fit in my car to take home. If you have any, let me know by PM and I'll let you know friday or saturday if I need them.
- Trades. I have a bunch of handmade recycled paper I made that I can trade if you're interested. If you wanted to do this, I could even trade (sell) the paper for money or give you until September when I come back to GR to fulfill your half of the trade.
- Ideas. If you know any good ways to pack up a car full of stuff while saving space or any secrets to getting the most out of space, feel free to post them, email them to me, PM me, etc!

If there's any way you think you can help me, let me know. I know it's short notice, but finals week kicked the crap outta me and I didn't realize that I had hoarded as much crafty stuff as I did!
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First Embroidery/First Pillow on: April 09, 2007 08:23:44 PM
Hey everyone. I just made this pillow the last couple days. It's my first embroidery project and my first pillow. I used scraps from old no-sew fleece blankets I've made because I'm trying to get things cleaned up for moving out of the dorms for the summer. Anywho, sorry for the crap photos but here it is:




You can't see it here, but the top has the same green brown green pattern and the back has the creamy off-white like the middle as well as some plain white scraps. The design is meant to be like the design on my website - thegriddle.net. Let me know what you think!
15  UNITED STATES / Michigan / Re: State wide meetup on: April 06, 2007 08:26:36 PM
Just popping in the thread to say hi. I currently live in Kentwood/Caledonia (S. GR) but will be moving back to Saginaw at the end of April... anyway, you guys have fun at the meet and let me know if there's ever another one!

Dave
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: recycled paper on: March 27, 2007 06:25:38 AM
Your papers are very very pretty! In high school i took a crafts class and one of the things we made was paper. To make the paper flat after we got it out of the mold and on to felt we would press the paper against a window,and peel it off of the felt. it takes a little getting used to since you have to make sure the paper is not too wet.  the paper would stick to the window to dry that way (so the paper ended up as flat as the window).
Interesting... did that mess up the window at all afterward? Did it leave any weird stains or anything?
17  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / Re: Posh Points on: March 22, 2007 04:01:43 PM
This would be really really really really really sweet, except the form to sign up is completely broken.
First it said my dorm address was invalid, then I used my home address and it returned a huge slurry of database errors.
Me sad. Sad

Edit: After a few retries it finally worked. And a note for those of you planning to join: when you do the phone call confirmation part have the phone ready because the call comes *very* quickly.

Another Edit: Wow! Amazing! Less than an hour in to being a member and I've already sold/traded out a batch of handmade recycled paper! This makes me very happy - it works well until I can get my Etsy account setup (after I get a checking account and then a credit card).
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / No Sew Bean Bag Chair? on: February 05, 2007 02:23:30 PM
I'd like to make a bean bag chair/sofa using fleece, but I don't have any sewing supplies or skills. Is there some cool way I can combine the ideas of a bean bag chair and a no-sew fleece blanket without all the beans falling out through the gaps between the knots? I was thinking garbage bags, but they might tear open easily. If someone has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it Smiley
19  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Credit Card for Etsy? on: January 30, 2007 06:50:37 PM
I know if I want to I could get a debit card, but you're ignoring the context - Etsy doesn't currently take debit cards - only credit cards. So if I'm limited to a credit card I just wondered what would be a good option. I think I'll talk to someone at my bank about it.
20  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Credit card alternatives for Etsy? on: January 28, 2007 11:54:11 AM
I know that to sell on Etsy you need to have a credit card. If I was to use the credit card almost exclusively for Etsy, what kind of credit card would be best to get? I've never had one before so I don't know what to look for, but I'd like one with very little to pay as far as credit card fees go. Like as long as I pay on time, no trouble, you know what I mean? I have a lot of recycled paper to sell and could make a lot more nice crafts, but I'd hate for credit card fees to take up all my profit! Any suggestions would be great!
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