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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / How to make a balloon arch on: June 12, 2007 07:13:38 AM
Hi All! I have been making balloon arches / columns for years. I thought it might come in handy for summer parties  Smiley

Supplies: latex balloons,helium, paper clips, fishing line, weight(a big rock wrapped in cloth,paper, etc, works well)

Take your fishing line and tie it to your anchor (big rock, what ever you have Wink)

This works best with two people - one inflating balloons and one attaching to the fishing line. Inflate balloons and tie as normal, then instert the paper clip into the tied end below the knot. then, attach the balloon to the fishing line.  Just keep adding balloons till the desired height is reached, then tie your open end to another weight. These are surprisingly easy to make and maneuver. You can also buy a strip from party supply stores. It runs about $6 and works on the same principle, inflate the balloons and attach to the plastic strip. Hope this helps...... Grin
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Decoupage Jeans on: March 13, 2007 10:56:04 AM
Just started decoupaging jeans,which is popular where I live. I did this pair to match a tiered swing top (zipper in back) . Any comments appreciated. Bythe way, I just started using photobucket,so I am so sorry if I did something wrong and the pictures are ~~~wanky~~~


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3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / 99 cent Pattern Sale -Starts today!!!! on: March 08, 2007 11:55:35 AM
Hi All!

Hancock's has a 99 cent pattern sale today thru Sat. on McCall's & Butterick Patterns. JoAnn's has Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.99 this weekend. If you do not have one of these stores close to you, then print off the flyer from their website and Wal-Mart will price match. Save time! Search the Mccalls.com website and write down the pattern #'s you want. Happy Shopping  Grin
BTW - thefabric dept.'s at Wal-Mart that are scheduled to close should be shut down by the end of April.  Embarrassed
Also, I found out that they will be clearance-ing out their inventory since it would be too costly to transport notions and bolts to other stores. Is there anything better than 99cent patterns and clearance bin fabric?Huh??
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / It is never too early for fleece on: August 08, 2006 07:35:45 AM
Here is a 3 pc. fleece outfit, made using Simplicity 5317, sz 4. I got the fleece super cheap, during JoAnn's 90% off clearance sale. I literally have less than a $1 in this whole set. The pink fleece print has butterflies on it -kinda hard to see. I added heart applique's to the pants. This is one of my favorite fleece patterns. Great for beginners.
This is my first post - comments welcome  Smiley

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5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / 90% off remnants!!! on: July 27, 2006 11:37:27 AM
Hi All - I wasn'tsure where to post this,but I just had to post - I just bought 1 yard of white polar fleece for 37 cents. They are having a 90% off of the remnant price, so I have really added to my sewing stash. Happy remnant shopping at JoAnn Fabrics& Crafts
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Help - How to Machine Applique? on: March 08, 2006 12:02:25 PM
Hello fellow craftsters. I need your help. I want to learn how to do machine applique. I have been told to use a stabilizer underneath the fabric and use a fusible web to adhere the fabric and then go around the applique using a tight zig zag stitch. Before I "ruin" my daughters favorite pair of jeans, does anyone else have any pointers? Basically, I want to take my daughters (age 2 & 4) favorite charachters from a cotton print (strawberry shortcake, dora) and applique them onto existing jeans, sweatshirts, etc. Any ideas or suggestions much appreciated. Thanks
7  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / $1.99 McCall's Patterns / $3.99 Vogue Patterns on: February 15, 2006 12:30:12 PM
Hello fellow sewers Cheesy
We can all agree on one thing - high prices on patterns suck! For those lucky enough to be close to a JoAnn's Fabrics, they are having a sale on patterns this weekend! yeah! $1.99 McCall's & $3.99 Vogue patterns this weekend only, Feb. 18-20 (Sat - Mon) . Limit of 10, excludes easy stitch n save. Happy pattern shopping
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