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41  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitty's Knucks on: July 08, 2006 03:58:02 PM
Ok, if you haven't seen the new knitty yet go there.
I am just ga ga over the Knucks. http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTknucks.html I am a big fan of finger-tip-less gloves and have wanted to make some. And then along comes this great idea to put words on them... Oh my I'm in trouble. I think eveyone I know will be getting a pair for christmas.
I started brainstorming some ideas- how about you?

My mom lost her right brest to cancer and was just recently reconstructed. So I want to make her a pair that say REAL FAKE corrisponding to her boobs.  Grin
My dad, bro, and maybe even me will get ones that say DUCT TAPE.
My herbalist sister gets HERB HEAD.
If only my baby were big enough, her's would read TINY BABY (because that's what I call her)
The brother's wife gets PUN KIN with pumpkins to fill the space
The husband gets CODE THIS.

and then I start to think of thinks like

but first I must finish my current project!!!
42  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My waldorf dolls, or how teddybearbones helped create a monster 8-) on: May 22, 2006 06:42:12 PM
I've been on a dlol making fling since I gave birth. My baby needs handmade toys, you know. I looked at different dolls and realy took a liking to the Waldorf style of dolls. But really, it's hard to find instructions online. I just couldn't quite wrap my brain around it. Until I saw teddybearbones tutorial. I made one.


 She looks kinda silly- she's way out of perportion. (and I can't spell.) I think she looks like those robots from "Castle in The Sky." This pict was taken before I added crazy purple handspun hair- which turned out to be the baby's favorite feature. Even looking silly, baby loves it. The arms and legs are perfect for sucking on.
Inspired, I went looking for books. I'm a book person, and I wasn't getting to far on the internet. I found "Making dolls" by Sunhild Reinkins (I spelled it wrong) and "Making Waldorf Dolls" by Maricristin Sealy. I LOVE "making Waldorf dolls." It has perportions and clothing patterns. My journy to the dark side is complete.


The two dollies side by side. Yah, the second one was MUCH better. 8-)


I made them matching outfits. I MADE DOLL CLOTHES!! I've been stuck on clothes for a while, my tiny's doll had been naked. Now I have something to do with the mountain of scraps I've collected!
 The second doll went to a little 3 year old friend. Her mom was my childbirth class teacher and good friend. My baby and her share a birthday (3 years difference). And since she's moving and we moved, I figured a goodbye present would be nice. And an uber cute story came from that if anyone wants to hear....

43  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re-design Craft room!! on: May 05, 2006 08:09:42 AM
(I was torn wether to put this in the home decorating forum but it is less home design and more CRAFTY!!)
We just moved into a new house. I have a new sewing/crafting area. So now I need to design it.
Ok, here is what the room looks like:

Yah, I'm in a mostly unfinished basement. Yah, pant and what not will come. and, yah, I'm still unpacking.
I have made some decisions-Along the wall to the left with the window(1st pict) will be a 'craft table'- It will make an L with the current table (with the sewing machines on it.) The right wall (2nd pict)  will have a window cut out of it because my husbands office is on the other side- then we can communicate with each other while we work.  Grin
As you can see I have lots of buckets and drawers of stuff. I have a number of shoebox sized buckets (close to thirty!) that hold craft supplies- thread, ribbon, paints, etc. I was imagining building shelves and putting them on the wall with the window, above the 'craft table'.
I think the back wall will be all fabric storage. Now HERE is where I need some opinions/help.
I currently have lots of fabric stored in those plastic drawers. They rock. Thet are huge. They stand alone. I CAN NO LONGER FIND THEM A_N_Y_W_H_E_R_E. It leaves me with a choice. Keep em or get rid of em? I contemplate putting my fibery things in the drawers and putting all the fabric into buckets (and building shelves for said buckets- I hate stacking buckets- the one you need id ALWAYS at the bottom). Or just get rid of them all together and bucket and shelve everything.
Yes, things stay in buckets. Rather not run the risk of water, rodents, dust, or ofspring getting in my stash...
So kep the drawers or get rid of them?
Or does anyone have any other brilliant ideas?

At some point I will also get an island cutting table. Once the room is organized.
44  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Arr, pirate hat? on: March 12, 2006 11:31:40 AM
Has anyone tried felting a pirate hat? I'm thinking we may give in and be pirates at the ren fest this year. Being a fibre geek, I figure I could make the hat. I just wonder if anyone has tried this before....Huh?
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