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121  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re:empty film canisters!!!??? on: April 08, 2004 10:30:25 PM
When I was a kid we made these... I remember they were a big hit with my mom... she made me make a bunch... hmmm thinking back now I wonder what the hell did she do with all of them... sell them to her friends at work?! and keep the MONEY? Oh no she d'nt!! Anyways here goes:

Toothpick holder...

materials needed:

* babyfood jar
* lid from a can of some sort of aerosol spray (hairspray, cleaners, whatever)
* empty film-canister
* hot glue gun/ fabric/ lace/ whatever to decorate it...


First clean the babyfood jar, aerosol-spray-can-lid, and film-canister of any chemicals, food, and labels/label glue.

What you do is you take the lid from a can of aerosol spray... put it upside down... that will be the base. Inside the lid there should be a little circular groove in there.

Slip the empty film-canister into that groove- it should fit *perfectly* ...if not find a different aerosol can lid.

Insert toothpicks into the film canister

Then you take the babyfood jar (open-end down) and slip it right into the aerosol spray-can lid. That, too, should fit perfectly. The babyfoor jar = lid of your toothpick holder.

Glue some sort of knob on the top of your toothpick holder's lid to make it easy to open.


Now you have a toothpick holder! Like I said, everything should fit together smoothly like they were pieces of a puzzle otherwise find different sized babyfood jars/aerosol lids. I'm sure you crafty people can firgure out great ways to decorate it... when I did as a kid, I used fabric and lace to decorate the aerosol-can-lid. Then I hot-glued one of those cheap felt-teddybears on top as a handle to open and close it. These days there are much cooler things you could decorate it with, though.

122  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn - bits & pieces on: April 06, 2004 04:52:52 PM
Someone gave me a few skeins of alpaca yarn that has been chewed up by moths. This means the yarn is in 34986596 bits & pieces! Seriously each skein is in about 100 pieces.

My question:
Is it worth tying up the pieces and knitting/crocheting them? What would you recommend doing with it?
123  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re:knit for doggies! on: April 06, 2004 04:30:39 PM
Dood I'm all about this sweater:

It's so easy. I've knit so many of them for my chihuahua & it would be very easy to adjust the size for a bigger dog.

(Note to self: post pics soon.)
124  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re:Window panel on: March 26, 2004 02:59:27 PM
Picture doesn't load  Sad

ditto!
125  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Soda can tabs on: March 26, 2004 02:19:36 PM
any crafty ideas of what to do with these things? (besides recycling)  Wink
126  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re:Funky Cable Knit Hat on: March 24, 2004 01:01:17 PM
Those are so cute and seem so easy (which I'm all about!) I'll have to try one me-self.  Cheesy
127  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re:Original designs in needlepoint. on: March 23, 2004 10:33:51 PM
I second the motion-- more please! Smiley
128  California / California: South / Re:hollywood stitch'n'bitch on: March 23, 2004 07:46:37 PM
Hey Heather! I'm not sure if you know of the Burbank S'n'B group. They meet in Burbank at Starbucks (by Target) every Friday at 6:30pm. It'd be nice if there was one going on in Hollywood though.  Smiley
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