Hi! I'm from Iowa, USA. I'm 22, I graduated last May from the University of Iowa with a doublemajor in English and Art and a minor in Art History. I love to craft since I don't have enough room in the apartment to make art! I live here with my boyfriend of seven years and my kitty, Caliope. In July, we're moving to Denver!
Thank you in advance to whomever chooses from my list!Crafts
1) snap holder for my purse
--- something small and rectangular in a bright color so I can easily see it when I'm digging for my lip gloss, breath mints, all those things a girl needs. Maybe 3x5?
2) So-Fresh Carpet Cleaner
--- This recipe is on page 55 of Jean Railla's book, "Get Crafty: Hip Home Ec" I checked my copy out from the public library, but I don't have any essential oils to add to it.
3) regular ol' beanie hat--- Just the regular hat. I'd like it in aqua and orange, but either one as a solid would be cool.Thank you, orangeabsinthe! 4) full apron--- for painting and cooking!Thank you!
5) kitty crinkle bag http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=57920.msg576150;topicseen#msg576150
6) Pumpkins http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTpumpkins.html
7) Hot tamale
--- I would like it a plain color, not black, and no flame design. http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATThottamale.html
8 ) Cleaves
--- I would love, love, love one of these! A brown or brown tweed. http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTcleaves.html
9) Long Wristwarmers... Forearmwarmers?
10) Felted Marsupial Tote
--- from Stitch n Bitch Handbook in aqua and orange
11) Small Trellis for Indoor Ivy
--- Or it could just be some wire twisted funkily (is funkily even a word?) my ivy is tiny, and indoor, so maybe something a foot high?
12) Cat Sofa http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=30336.0
13) Mushroom Magnets
--- How cute are these?! http://www.fuzzytown.com/catalog-nature.htm
14) stuffy-toaster with toast
--- Something similar to this cute lil item. If it could fit in the palm of my hand/your hand, that would be even cuter. http://www.spiralandcircle.com/wanroom%20magnet.jpgSupplies
1) colored thread
--- I have bright orange, bright blue, and navy blue. I prefer bright colors, but you never know when you may need a color!
2) tiny ink stamps
--- One inch or smaller. I have a flamingo that I adore.
3) One bright blue sparkly medium Gelly Roll pen
4) bunch o grapevine
--- I have a sweet tut for making a mourning dove bird nest and a skep (a beehive), but I don't have any grapevine and I'm not sure where to get it.
5) polymer clay
beads!--- transparent, faceted, teardrop... really any kind will be great!Thank you!
8 ) shrinky dink paper
9) felt squares
--- I currently have red, several different pinks, orange, and black.
10) jewelry kit
--- I want to learn how to make jewelry, but I don't have the basic supplies like clasps, the type of wire or string that you put beads on, jump rings.. findings? Any help would be great!
11) straight knitting needles
--- Please, I don't much care for plastic ones. Metal is fine. And if you get them from a thrift store--great! I get most of my items from thrift stores. Here's the sizes I need, but don't feel you have to get more than one pair: US 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13
12) stitch holders
--- they look like giant safety pinsMiscellaneous
--- herbs, cacti, you-name-it! Here's what I already have: oregano, chives, calendula, mallow (zebrina), lavender, basil, catnip, thyme, mint, and german chamomile.
2) garden guide
--- any helpful advice for raising plants in a small, apartment setting. I also would like information on how to dry your own herbs and teas for later use. And how to dry and store seeds from flowering plants.
3) information on Denver
--- I'm moving in half a year and I'm starting to get anxious so any advice is great. Good places to live, good apartment/townhouse rentals, your favorite trails, info on crafting/art communities!
Thanks again! And I can always add more...