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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Only on eBay..crochet links on: September 14, 2004 11:25:14 PM
Get a load of this.

This woman is selling a link to free patterns!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11800&item=8131307386&rd=1&ssPageName=WD2V#ebayphotohosting

I hope to goddess no one is stupid enough to buy it.

I went into wench mode and complained to eBay about it. That's what happens when I'm PMSing!  Grin
(seriously though, selling a LINK?Huh c'mon!)

-J
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: good crochet books? "cozy crochet"? on: September 14, 2004 11:04:29 AM
These two seem to have potential (though I haven't seen either in person)

Hip to Crochet by Judith L. Swartz (a pattern from the book is featured in the Interweave Knits Crochet mag.)

Hooked on Crochet by Candi Jensen. Both can be found on BN and Amazon.

The internet has tons of free patterns. Try http://home.inreach.com/marthac/links.html for different projects.

You might want to check out magazines, since they can be cheaper than books. Family Circle Easy Knitting plus Crochet often has fashion forward crochet projects. Most of the crochet mags seem stuck in the afghan/doilies/granny fashion mode, although Crochet! and Crochet Fantasy will sometimes have cute stuff. The above-mentioned Interweave mag has some great projects as well.

Also--just look at past posts on the crochet boards and see where the projects come from..... Wink

Good luck!
13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Interweave Crochet on: September 13, 2004 08:19:24 PM
Hey all. Been "gone" for a while and just lurking lately......

I just bought the mag yesterday and love it. I'm planning on writing them and begging them to do more issues. I was a bit surprised at the editor's letter though. She acts as though people who know how to knit have never picked up a crochet hook. Has any one else found this to be true?

Lots of cool projects, but like "ilovemyff" most of the yarn they use is on the
pricey side.....but a lot of chain craft stores (like JoAnn's where I work) carry yarn very much like the kind shown...after all, do I really need a yarn that is part wool, part silk and part cashmere?  Roll Eyes

Better Homes & Gardens is supposed to be releasing the second issue of their yearly crochet mag in October. Anyone heard anything about it?

Take care,
Jodi
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: painted guitar! on: June 22, 2004 11:03:41 AM
So much better than just covering the guitar w/stickers!

I almost spewed my Diet Coke all over my keyboard cause I was laughing so hard over your "The Day the World Changed" song....

Glad to note that you are coming to Columbus, OH....hope to see you!
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re:DMC Linea embroidery on: April 22, 2004 05:58:05 PM
Looks like the Michaels chain craft stores carry the Linea kits as well.....I've been wanting to try one of these kits ever since I saw them in the Herrschners catalog.

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayArticle?articleNum=as0058

Scroll down to the bottom for project ideas.

I wish we had these at JoAnn's so I could use my employee discount! Sad
16  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re:Stitch 'N Bitch 2? on: March 17, 2004 07:29:43 PM
Saw this on Glitter, thought I would cross post it here....

Stitch 'n Bitch II: Call for Submissions...and more! Hey there knitterati:
I'm working on a follow-up to my first book, "Stitch n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook." I've already received a lot of great submissions from many of you--especially for nice fancy items, lace knitting, and summer tanks--but I'm looking for a few more basic, simpler projects to help fill out the book. If you have something that you'd like to contribute, please send me a sketch (if it's just something you have an idea for) or a photo (if it's something you've already made) and email it to me at this address -- stitchnbitch@bust.com -- by March 22 (or sooner, if you can). I'm looking for hats, scarves, sweaters, cat items, household stuff, etc., that are hip, fun, or have a bit of an edge. If you know the first book, you know what kinds of projects I'm looking for. If you aren't, you can go here:

http://www.bust.com/knithappens/thebook.shtml

to view pictures of the projects in that book.

ALSO, I'm looking for tips and tricks from fellow Stitch n Bitchers. Did you invent a cool new seaming technique? Have a way to save money on knit projects? A rhyme you tell yourself to remember how to do kitchener stitch? Something else? From the simple to the sublime, if you've got a tip or a trick you'd like to share with knitters across the country, please send it to me, along with your name and where you're from, so I can include it in the book.

Thanks in advance, everyone!

xxoxoo
deb
--
Debbie Stoller
Editor & Co-Publisher
BUST Magazine
78 Fifth Ave., 5th floor
New York, NY 10011
http://www.bust.com
http://www.knithappens.com
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re:transfering photos on: March 16, 2004 07:15:35 PM
You're welcome!  Smiley
18  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re:Help! girlshop.com wants to stock me. questions--> on: March 16, 2004 07:11:51 PM
Wow! I am super-jealous, Suz! Wink

Go to your library and check out The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Money with Your Hobby I found it very helpful. Barbara Brabec also has some good books.

Here in the state of Ohio, they have some great online sources sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Development. The downloadable packet includes lots of info, plus application materials for a vendor's lic. and name registry. You can probably find something similar wherever you are.

If you are going to be selling on Girlshop, I would definately spend the $$ to register your name...the cost seems to average around $50 or so.

Good luck and keep us posted!

ps--Bag Lady, your pic is a riot!
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re:transfering photos on: March 14, 2004 11:21:00 AM
How funny! I just did this on Saturday....

Depending on the size of the fabric, you have the option of printing directly on it with an inkjet printer.

You would just scan the photo (or take a pix of it w/a digital camera) and print it out onto fabric that has been ironed onto freezer paper for stiffness. It is best to use 100% cotton since it absorbs the ink better than a blend.... Heat set the fabric with an iron.....you can also buy stuff called Bubble Jet Set to soak the fabric first if you are going to wash it.

Here are some more detailed directions....

http://www.rebeccachulew.com/ezine/printingonfabric.html
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/imagefabric.html

In case you have a laser printer....

http://www.thomasin.com/printing.html

You can also buy specialty fabric papers at crafty places like Jo-Ann's ETC, but they are a heck of a lot more expensive.
20  UNITED STATES / Ohio / Re:Ohio Craft show? on: March 14, 2004 11:03:13 AM
Hey all,
Just got this info from Ladyfest Ohio. (Crosspost in 'Cols Artsy Festivals)

Hi Jodi,
So glad to hear from you! In terms of crafty stuff, we have a Zine and Craft Fair in the planning stages.
Our goal is to hold it on the last day of the
festival, and we're working on verifying the venue.

Tell ya what -- if you're interested, go ahead and fill out a submission form and send it to the Visual Art Committee (all downloadable from
http://www.ladyfestohio.org).  That way we'll have your contact info and an idea of what you do.  We'll keep you posted on the details, but we will definately bedoing something to honor the craft-grrrls!

If you have any more q's, just let me know.
Thanks!
Holly Wilson
LFO Visual Art Committee
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