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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / polka dot curtains on: December 31, 2006 07:51:52 PM
well, my room is all black and white pictures of New York and Audrey Hepburn.. like this:


Before I made said curtains I had these maroonish/deep red curtains up and , well, it just didn't go... so here is what I made:



and, while cleaning my room this weekend I found an old martini glass so I filled it up with some pearl beads and put it on my dresser with my perfumes:


What do you think?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Sewn Birthday Card [first really hand-made card] on: November 18, 2006 09:45:51 PM
My friend's Sweet Sixteen is tomorrow. I handmade her a scarf and while I was shopping for the fabric, I found these cute little balloon buttons. I didn't want to go overboard on the card, but did just enough so it's cute.


I didn't do anything fancy on the inside, I just cut out some paper hearts to cover the stitching of the balloon strings, I sewed the buttons onto the card and made the 'string' of the balloons with thread.

What do you think?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / quick felting question on: November 08, 2006 12:04:37 PM
I knitted up a bag last year and am just getting around to felting it [i wasnt sure because i liked how a certain stich looked] i filled my washing machiene with hot water and a pair of sneakers, just a secon ago, but do i need to put something inside the bag? so it wont felt closed?

i've never felted a bag before so im not sure if this is even possible. i'd appreciate an answer as soon as possible from anyone who knows! i dont want to waste all the hot water lol

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / bored on: September 04, 2006 08:23:03 AM
Hi everyone,

I am in a bit of a knitting rut. I caught a huge sale at my work, they hard all yarn 3 for a dollar. I bought over $300 worth of yarn for under $50. I have all this yarn, but I can't seem to find a pattern I like. I don't want to just knit scarves, because I get bored with them, and plus I don't have anywhere to put them all. Does anybody have some fun patterns I could try?

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sock size on: August 11, 2006 06:20:45 PM
Well, thanks to everyone here, I bought my sock yarn today!

Now I am all set and ready to cast on, but before I do, I just want to double check something. I run about a US size 9-9 1/2 shoe.. what size sock would that be? I want to use this pattern...


Thanks again!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / fun taken out of sewing :-\ on: June 21, 2006 06:20:55 PM
i have a bit of a dilema... i want to be a fashion designer so my mom said it would be a good idea if i took sewing lessons... i did, they were great for a while, but then my 'teacher' started to hold me back, saying things were too hard and i wouldnt be able to do them [which i was because i had done some already at home] and always not making me do really easy project, but not letting me to relitively difficult ones that would challenge me...

anyway, my point is that not to me the fun has been taken out of sewing, and its just a pain in the butt to me... like i just tried working on my quilt, that she wanted me to make, which i thought was something i could have easily done at home... and its just so borring to me and so frustrating that i just put it away

does anyone have any ideas as to what i can do so its more fun? besides just sewing what i want.. because that doesnt seem that much fun either.. i dont know if i should just look for a new sewing instructor or what...
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sesame stop sign on: June 21, 2006 03:37:27 PM
ive ran into a bit of trouble with my sweater...

i am almost done, im just doing the sleeves now..

the pattern says to increase 1 at the end of every 8th row, and do that 14 times... now with the 50 stitches i already have casted on, that would bring me to 64 stitches... but the pattern says i need to end up with 77... i dont just want to start doing random increases and have the sleeve come out looking all funky

does anybody have any suggestion as to what i should do?

thanks in advanced
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / sesame sweater question on: April 21, 2006 09:25:45 AM
hi.. ive started knitting the sesame sweater from Mag Knits and i was just wonderiing where it says to do a decrease at the beginning and end of each row does it matter how you do it?? like do you do a a knit two and then pass 1 stitch over the other, do you knit two together?? this is my first sweater so im trying not to mess it up

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / can you use different yarns?? on: April 18, 2006 10:11:32 AM
hi... im wondering what the bounderies are for using different yarns other than whats specified in the pattern

i want to try making this sweater [http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/sesame.htm] but i dont have the money to buy the rowan yarn (it would cost me $110)... would it be possible for me to use something like a red heart super save acrylic? to make sort of a test sweater? ive knitted up a guage swatch and its a little over, but then again i lost track of rows and could have gone a little over then what the guage says

basically, would it be ok for me to use this yarn? or do i need to just use the yarn the pattern calls for?

thanks for the help

10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / first attempt at yarn dyed with kool-aid [a bit image heavy] on: March 24, 2006 05:00:45 PM
alright, so i HAD to try this out, we had done it in my fiber arts class earlier this year, except with plain wool (for needle felthion) not yarn... the pictures arent all that great, but it came out a light pink, and i like it very much

what do you think??

also, a quick question... i have alreayd rinsed the yarn a couple times, but it still smells strongly of vinegar, is there anyway of getting it out? i also sprayed it with some green apple lysol and that seemed to work a bit

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