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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / best sealant for scrapbook paper glued to wooden table on: August 31, 2012 10:37:17 AM
I recently completed a project where I took a book of scrapbook paper and mod-podged it, underneath and on top, but I want to seal it with something that will make it waterproof and potentially even smooth over textures created where the edges of the papers are. (this is instead of purchasing a piece of plexiglass cut to size, which was my original idea but way more expensive than I can afford.)

any ideas? Smiley
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: best stitches for sewing by hand? on: July 21, 2012 09:44:03 AM
Have you looked for the sewing machine instructs online? Bet somebody has them posted.

I have searched pretty extensively. It's a Kenmore 158 13520, and the manuals are $10 and up. Boo.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / best stitches for sewing by hand? on: July 20, 2012 03:53:19 PM
I'm pretty new to sewing and I've made a couple of pillows and sewn sheets together to make a larger sheet, etc, but I'm still not sure what's the best stitch for hand sewing. (I just bought a sewing machine but can't afford to buy the manual quite yet, so stuck with hand sewing still!) The project I'm about to start is a lined infinity scarf. (Exactly like this: http://sweet-verbena.blogspot.com/2011/10/single-loop-lace-infinity-scarf.html) I also need to know what's the best stitch for pillows and clothes (I plan on making simple skirts and dresses). Any tips on this?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / what type of paint should I use on lightbulbs? on: July 14, 2012 03:08:01 PM
I went to an art show in DC a few weekends ago and one exhibit had lamps whose light bulbs were painted with rainbow dots which gave a really cool feel to the whole room... I want to do this for my room in my apartment but I'm not sure what kind of paint is the safest to use. any insight for this?
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: need some DIY ideas for a string of lights! on: July 14, 2012 12:10:40 PM
I'd love to do something like cupcake liners but is it safe to have paper on hot lights??
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / hi from athens! on: July 12, 2012 12:45:22 PM
hello everyone! not really sure how to introduce myself... I'm traci! pretty much just another college kid who is entirely too addicted to tutorials and crafting. =P looking very forward to feeding the addiction. also, I guess I should ask here, am I allowed to upload a non-obtrusive animated avatar?
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / need some DIY ideas for a string of lights! on: July 12, 2012 12:29:54 PM
hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone has some ideas or links for what I can do with a string of blue christmas lights! moving into a new place in a few weeks and I've been spending all of my time crafting and working on interior decorating projects, and I really want a cute, original string of lights over my bed in place of a lamp. anyone have any good ideas?
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