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11  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: 2 summer tops! Super easy to make! on: June 14, 2008 05:02:57 PM
beautiful!  this is just the thing i need for my wardrobe, as nothing is fitting me recently  Tongue

any tips you could share??  like, how did you decide where to put the elastic?

bancher
12  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Grandma's Hands on: May 21, 2008 05:25:21 AM
wish i had gone with my urge to click a photo of "mom"s hands before she passed.  i have loving memories of her hands.  must be a grandmother thing Wink

thank you for posting this!  more people will be taking precious photos of their loved ones hands because of you!
13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: New creation by 1001ArtBeads: Pendant and Earrings. I need yours opinions. on: April 01, 2008 02:03:51 AM
let me be the first to say "WOW".

your pieces are wonderful!  i love the colors and the flow.  they look organic to me- very natural!
14  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: framing inexpensively on: March 19, 2008 03:46:58 AM
i have a piece that i decided to frame.  we are going to go the home depot and buy some crown moulding and cut it ourselves.  i have picked out the pattern i want and am very excited to make it!

the ones i was looking at were about $1 a linear foot.  hubby said it was going to cost me about $10 or so.

good luck and congratulations!
15  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Re: Just need a few hugs (Feeling sorry for myself) on: January 26, 2008 09:57:20 AM
oh, hennie, i am so sorry!  you deserve to moan!  give your kittie some hugs, and do something nice for yourself.

and, you get many hugs from me!
bancher
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crackly stuff in baby toys? on: December 28, 2007 11:00:33 AM
i made a cute baby 'blankie' as well as a bunny and stuffed/lined parts of it with plastic bag.  made a nice crinkle, and was a great recycler of all my bags!

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: calling all people with fibromyalgia/ Cfs and disabled people on: November 21, 2007 04:38:05 PM
ooh, i just thought of something i also love to do, that takes no time, but is very rewarding and creative- ATC's (artist trading cards.)!  there is a board here for them, and they are very addicting!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: calling all people with fibromyalgia/ Cfs and disabled people on: November 21, 2007 04:33:37 PM
oh boy do i hear you!  i *used* to sell beautiful spirit dolls that were pretty unique others have said.  lots of old jewlery pieced together, and the dolls were wired, so they could be posed.  well, fibro took care of that!  it has been very sad for me to slowly give that up!  i still have a couple more to work on for some VERY patient friends of mine.

after giving up that business, i worked on some machine sewing;  baby clothes, some tag blankets with extra play things attached, mini wall hangings with beads and yarn and old jewlery mixed in, as a sort of mixed media collage type thing.  the wall hangings are great fun for me.  they are a small size, so the creative process is from the get-go, instead of doll body first, and then the creative hair and clothing.  and it can be maching sewn or, if i am ambitious, hand sewn.

i also dabble in jewlery making, but i have just now finished my first commision for a reapholstery project.  now that was fun, but not as creative.  but working on a pattern for the piece was neat.

so, i'm sure that didnt help one bit, but it was nice to share my experience with someone who understands the pain!

good luck with your seach!  i know art therapy is very important for us!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: 4 Gorgeous Bracelets! (img heavy) on: November 13, 2007 05:46:13 AM
lol, thanks so much!  i think i may go to the store today!!!!!! Grin
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: 4 Gorgeous Bracelets! (img heavy) on: November 12, 2007 12:54:33 PM
i havnt tried the memory wire yet.  how do you finish them, so the beads dont fall off?  these are beautiful, and i love the first one best with it's natural tones.

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