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1  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: baby onesies--patterns from book on: March 18, 2007 05:09:25 AM
Did you have to back these with anything? I'm about to start some for my nephew! Thanks!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: solution for rubbing thighs under a dress on: July 24, 2006 11:40:49 AM
There's a similar discussion going on at Metafilter here: http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/42249

and one person mentions a Target knock off of Spanx called ASSETS by Sara Blakely Unbelievable Underwear :
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-1/qid=1153076977/ref=sr_1_1/602-8376793-5431835?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B000CRDCDI

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: solution for rubbing thighs under a dress on: July 12, 2006 01:39:17 PM
There are a couple of solutions:
1. try the pantyhose approach, especially a brand called Spanx which makes tons of under skirt type things that are for just that problem. (check department stores in the hosiery isle, or places like Amazon.com)

2. in the summer, I don't want the extra layers so I use a combo of an anti-chafing gel (like "body glide" (http://www.bodyglide.com/)  or Avon's anti-blister gel for feet, called Footworks...somethi ng) and a bit of baby powder. It keeps me chafing free all day! I've never had that until now!

Good luck!
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Re: Floral Curtain Wrap Dress!! on: March 06, 2006 01:09:00 PM
I'm really hoping you can sketch the general shape/design of the panels. I've been trying to find  a pattern for a wrap dress designed like that and I haven't hit gold yet....until I saw your dress! I love the sleeve and dress length, and especially the way it ties in the back!

please post something....anythi ng! Thanks!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scrabble Wall Art/Message Board on: March 03, 2006 10:31:00 AM
It DOES have sharp edges. And I didn't alter that for my friend b/c I assume (b/c she's in med school) she can handle the sharps. But you should take care for any little ones when using this big galvanized steel.

1. it's heavy. And little tykes like to grab and pull so secure it ...securely to the wall or wherever you want to put it.

2. It's sharp. not razor sharp, or even aluminum can lid sharp, but still, sharp enough. Maybe cover the edges in metallic (or any color) duct tape. That would be a fun and easy way to protect it from lil hands.

Really, anyone could cover the edges in duct tape. Instant frame!

good luck!
izatchu

6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Arrested Development Swap Gallery on: February 14, 2006 07:24:07 AM
I got these yesterday from swap partner Robyn Lisa

They are painted boxes and a frame:

http://www.onlymountain.com/blog/images/IMG_1704.JPG

http://www.onlymountain.com/blog/images/boxes.JPG

7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Arrested Development Swap (CLOSED ; MAIL BY 2/17/06) on: February 08, 2006 12:06:14 PM
Note to all A.D. fans out there, Fox is airing the final 4 epsiodes back-to-back, this Friday, Feb. 10th, opposite the opening ceremonies of the Olympics!!!!!!!

http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271%7C99543%7C1%7C,00.html

8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: iPod Book Case??? on: January 17, 2006 08:46:51 AM
I just finished an iPod book cozy for my boyfriend this weekend. I had to do a lot of tweaking to get the measurements exactly right, which took some time, and some experimenting with various kinds of x-acto knife blades. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out though. Here are the pics:

The cover:


The inside:


Here's where the earbuds store:


And where the iPod goes (I cleaned up the edges a bit, and sealed the sides and bottom with mod podge after I took this photo):


And finally, the top where the earphones can connect to the iPod while in the book, if you like. (sorry it's a bit blurry)
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Curio Coffee Table on: January 09, 2006 02:33:52 PM
I'm dying to check out Archie McPhee some day! I've never been to Seattle but hopefully some day I'll make it there.

Another awesome place I've heard about but have never been to for little plastic things is Uncle Fun in Chicago.


Uncle Fun http://www.unclefunchicago.com/  is the best. I get little plastic dodads there all the time for pennies!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scrabble Wall Art/Message Board on: January 09, 2006 07:10:33 AM
Ah yes, I'm sorry for that mistake. It was galvanized steel that I bought. You can just ask at your local hardware store about sheets of it. I found mine at a smaller place that had better customer service than the big box stores. Like I mentioned, it was around $6 and was pretty big. Like a big sheet of poster board.
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