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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Air Force Song Art on: November 12, 2011 09:13:47 PM
Inspired by grammardog's "Forever Young"... The Air Force Song done as a Christmas present for my brother.  Prismacolor marker on bristol paper. I have the frame but I have yet to frame this... I still have more than a month.  Smiley

2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 05/11/10 - We have 200,000 members! on: May 11, 2010 03:12:52 PM
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3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: catalog flip calendar on: June 05, 2009 03:41:27 AM
It would be great if everyone could post pictures/a link of the calendar that they've made if you make one (as so many of you have mentioned that you will)!  Happy crafting! :-)
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: catalog flip calendar on: June 04, 2009 07:26:04 PM
Thanks for all of the comments already!  Wow! :-) 

For those of you that are interested in making one, while driving tonight I realized how I could fix my "rings are too big and falling over" problem... You should use a hole punch for the actual cards, but to insert the rings, don't punch holes!  2 things you could do- mark where you want the holes and just stick the rings through or mark were you want the rings and make a tiny, tiny X cut so that you can stick the rings though.  The whole goal would be to eliminate the wiggle room.  My rings are standing up straight in the picture due to some hidden sticky-tac underneath.

5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / catalog flip calendar on: June 04, 2009 01:43:07 PM

So I saw this scrapbook flip calendar kit at Joann Fabrics a year ago and I thought "I can do that without a kit."  

Materials/supplies: (I didn't have to buy anything new!!!)
A huge JC Penney's catalog
Thicker cardstock paper... index cards could work but I had a school supply catalog that divided its sections with this heavy thick glossy paper
An old magazine to cut letters out of for the months (catalogs don't have very many exciting letters)
A piece of heavy scrapbook paper for the stand
A good glue stick
6 binder rings (mine were 1'' big, but 1/2'' would have been better... I'm a teacher so the binder rings are a supply I have around that I suppose most people don't)
3 self-adhesive velcro stickers for the bottom of the stand (you wouldn't have to use velcro, I just liked the idea I could store it flat for moving.)
paper cutter, scissors, hole puncher

Basically, I cut the thick paper into cards that were 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" and tore out pictures from the catalog that would be large enough to cover the card for the background.  (Mostly carpets, stacks of sheets, towels, or shirts, curtains, and bedspreads.)  Then I tried to find as many "numbers" as I could... the 4 in the picture is part of a skinny bookshelf.  For the ones I had a tough time with, I cut out the number.  Pretty much the rest is self explanatory... you could probably do these in whatever style you want, and it doesn't have to be recycled catalogs, but I love the look!
*Edit* Size...it is about 4" tall and 8 1/2" and the base is 2". (I didn't actually measure... who does? :-P)
Some more pics...


view from the side...  the date shows July 10... when I'm getting married next year!

no significance, I just like how November turned out

Now, I could do 363 more pictures to show you all the date combinations, but I think that would pic overload... :-)
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Horton Hears a Who Swap? Anyone? EDIT: Dr.Seuss Swap!? on: April 25, 2009 10:37:27 AM
I would LOVE to do this swap if someone starts it up!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Givers and Needers Swap R 5 Gallery! on: April 23, 2009 12:17:19 PM
What is the pattern of that scarf called? (Or where would I find it?)  I love it and want to try one out!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: i think i'm doing something wrong on: April 23, 2009 12:07:18 PM
Great work... you're doing fine! 

I think you might be confused because it looks like you're just using the knit stitch, not the purl stitch, so you end up with the "garter stitch" fabric.  The stockinette stitch (which is what you would see in a plain knit sweater, and probably what you were expecting to see) is made by doing one row of knit, then one row of purl.

Hope that helps!
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Should I buy this Jaguar Serger for $100??? on: April 20, 2009 01:23:12 PM
Yes the serger is 12 years old... which could be old or not so old in sewing machine years depending on how much the owner used it.  My mom who sews way more than I do managed to keep her first serger for 15+ years... it could have been fixed but she decided to get a new one.  The good news is if there is anything wrong it would probably be fairly serviceable.

Something else you could try (if you haven't already) is asking the seller to set it up for you to test it out before you actually buy it.  (Or you could purchase a could cones of serger thread and ask if you could test it out first.)

Anyway, good luck with you decision... if it works (even if it doesn't) $100 is a great price.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Bathroom Renovation on: April 05, 2009 03:34:26 PM
That's awesome... what a big difference! You must be so pleased with your *new* bathroom!
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