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1  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / Re: Philadelphia Area Thrift Stores on: March 29, 2008 06:14:13 PM
Kathryn's Korner is a small thirft store packed with stuff... and you'll never get anything cheaper, items are $1 each.  Plus, all of the money goes to a non-profit helping homeless women and children. 

It's hard to find.  There is a small street called Lawrence between 4th and 5th streets.  The store is on Lawrence just south of  Master (maybe 2 blocks north of Girard).  It is across from the loft apts and has a brown door.  There is a small black and white sign attached to the building since it isn't a normal store front.  Hours are Monday-Friday from 10-2.

It's a hidden gem!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Penpals Take Two on: October 16, 2005 10:09:10 AM
Hello Craftsters,

I'd love a penpal!  I don't think I've had one since I got an address off of the children's menu at a restaurant sometime in first grade.  I've recently moved, so the idea of getting mail addressed to me and not "current resident" is also a plus.

About me:
My name is Nicole.  I've recently moved from a city in Pennsylvania to a very rural area in Pennsylvania.  At first I hated it.  I tried to live city life in the non-city.  Now, I'm certain I won't stay here longer than a year, but I'm going to explore all of the things that make rural life unique.

I've been vegetarian for a little over 10 years (I'm 24 now).
I like snowboarding, rock-n-roll music, hula hooping, diners, making things and helping people. 

Hope to hear from someone soon!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Military Jacket'd! on: October 09, 2005 07:07:16 PM
my god is that hot!  great job!
4  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Northeast / Re: Anybody crafty in Wilkes-Barre? on: October 09, 2005 06:56:49 PM
Hey-

I'm not a far drive from Wilkes-Barre and would totally love to start up a craft circle or S'n'B.  Contact me and we'll get things started.

Nicole
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: patchwork throw on: August 18, 2005 06:25:49 PM
I love the colors.

If you want an easy way to quilt it, I would do the tie method.  not sure exactly what you call that.

Just lay your batting behing your top.  Lay your backing on top of the quilt top, with right sides facing.  Stitch almost all the way around the outside, leaving a way to turn it out.  Turn it out.  Hand stitch the hole closed.  Use yarn or floss to make little knots in the squares or in the corners of the squares. 

Great first time.  You should try a triangle cut top.

Thank you!  I was a little worried about how to quilt it, but that sounds like something I can handle, even at my newbie stage. 
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: patchwork throw on: August 17, 2005 05:06:14 AM
Thanks!  As you can see, the squares don't match up perfectly.  I'm used to the immediate-gratification crafts so I got a little impatient.  But now I can use a machine faster so I'll be better prepaired for round 2.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / patchwork throw on: August 16, 2005 01:24:05 PM
Behold, my first attempt at sewing! 
It has not achieved quilt status because there is no backing or fluff to it, but I think it adds some cheery color.



8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I <3 Pencil Skirts!!! on: August 15, 2005 05:07:43 PM
Wow, that's great.  I'll have to try it too!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I <3 Pencil Skirts!!! on: August 15, 2005 01:49:24 PM
Did you use a pattern and if so, what one?
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Starry Nightstand on: August 10, 2005 05:13:41 AM
very cute!  good job!
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