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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Trim Zip Pouch on: January 13, 2006 01:22:50 PM
Adorable!  I would also like to know where you got that trim.  It's awesome.
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? on: January 13, 2006 07:56:20 AM
Love your bag, sewingdiva!  The fabric is amazing! 

I'm planning on working on my bag o' the month this Sunday.
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Resin Pendants Caution: Image Heavy!!! on: January 11, 2006 07:38:22 AM
Amazing!

What did you do to get the "soap bubbles" in the 2nd and 3rd pictures?  I really enjoy that effect.

Hi,
thanks for the question.  I just used those iridescent type fake pearls, the ones that come in bags from a craft store.  Know what I'm talking about?
Smiley Jen


I do know what you're talking about.  I can see it now that you tell me what they are, but before I was really stumped.  Again, great job!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: A Bag a Month Craftalong? on: January 10, 2006 12:54:23 PM
I just saw this thread today.  Is it too late to join the fun?

I just received a whole lot of old clothes from my roommate that I'd love to reconstruct into bags.  Plus, I've got this cool yarn that I've been wanting to knit up into a bag.  Yay, craftiness!

GirlyGirlBags:  Great job with the bag.  I love bamboo handles! 
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Resin Pendants Caution: Image Heavy!!! on: January 10, 2006 11:41:09 AM
Amazing!

What did you do to get the "soap bubbles" in the 2nd and 3rd pictures?  I really enjoy that effect.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Who can resist polka dots - Pencil skirt w gathered waist darts PIC HEAVY on: January 10, 2006 10:35:33 AM
When I saw the test garment you did earlier, I knew this skirt would be awesome.  But you completely exceeded my expectations!  Awesome job!  I love the green and white!
17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Projects on: January 05, 2006 03:06:31 PM
This might be a little too simple and it may sound stupid, but you could simply cut out little rectangles and have them make their own rectangle monsters.  Have them sew the rectangles together, then turn it inside out.  Stuff with stuffing and sew up the turning hole. 

Then they could use smaller bits of fabric for the face, or simply use permanent markers.  You could also glue the fabric pieces on if you don't think they're up to applique yet.

I'm kind of assuming your cousins are girls for this next suggestion, but if they  have dolls they like to play with, you could make little skirts for the dolls.  This would be really easy, and they are so many ways to mix it up! 

I hope some of this helps.  Have fun with your cousins!
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: magazine bowls (first project post!) ***img heavy on: January 03, 2006 09:33:07 AM
Wow!!  Those are beyond awesome.  Can't wait for the tute!

I get free magazines from my work, and would love to make cool stuff out of them instead of just throwing them away.
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: needle felting on wetfelted beads on: December 29, 2005 09:40:56 AM
WOW!!!  Those look amazing!  I especially love the swirly ones in the second to last pic.  Great job!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Knitting without yarn? on: December 29, 2005 09:38:03 AM
licorice whips
fine chain.

I really like these suggestions.

Knitting with licorice whips sounds really fun (although a bit sticky).  You could totally make little candy scarfs or something.  Adorable!  (Just make sure you wash your hands before knitting.)

I'm very curious as to how knitting with chain would look.  In my head, a chain I-cord would look brilliant as a necklace or bracelet.  The more I think about it, the more I want to try it. 

Sorry that I don't have any suggestions of my own.  Everyone else's suggestions are just too awesome!
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