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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Lace Curtains are Boring on: October 15, 2013 07:39:18 PM
That is a fantastic job! Plus you did it by hand! That takes patience!  Keep it up! 

Next thing is to start haunting the thrift shops for an old Singer sewing machine and go on youtube to learn how to clean it and use it.  The Singer web page has pdf manuals of all their sewing machines.  If it's black, it's probably pretty simple to fix up yourself.  It all started with just one old Singer for me, and now I won't admit how many old machines I have.

Hmmm...maybe you should stick to sewing by hand. Just joking, buy you are AWESOME
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Babette blanket crochetalong? on: January 10, 2012 01:40:01 AM
I love the look of this Babette blanket!  How is everyone doing with theirs?  I love the colorfulness and the different sized squares.  I have some orphan squares I would like to use.  I almost bought a bunch at the goodwill awhile ago, and now I wish I had...oh well.
3  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Wrist Warmers / Fingerless Gloves Crochet-a-long on: January 10, 2012 01:33:39 AM
You know, this would go good in the leftovers CAL too, since these don't take much yarn.  I think I am going to have to try this.  I can't STAND to have my fingers covered!
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Use Your Leftovers- Scrappy Projects (not afghans!) Crochet-along on: January 10, 2012 01:28:09 AM
Ok...I am going to be addicted...  I haven't made a hat in years, and I LOVE the pink black, white, etc..scrappy one you did.  Do you follow a pattern?  I have TONS of scrap yarn.  I used to make scrap afghans in DC quite a bit.  Kinda airy ones.  I would go in rows, and pick a color scheme, like greens or browns.  I did my son a wild one with black in between every row.  I have this very old wool scrap afghan that kinda got me on them.  It is very tight, perhaps tunsian, and I LOVE it.  I also love the standard black and wild colored granny afghans.  I have a vintage one of them also. 

But... one only needs so many afghans, so I like the idea of small projects.  I like to use cotton for my dishclothes, so that means I need something else for the rest.

5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 50+ Wash Cloths-along on: January 10, 2012 01:17:22 AM
Ok...so I just started crocheting dishclothes, and also just found this crochetalong and pattern list.  So far I have done 7 or 8 sc textured dishclothes because I was given some cotton, and needed some dishclothes, as well as needing practice crocheting again.  I am excited to try some of the patterns and have someone other than my roommate and my dishes see them.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decorative Sewing Pins on: January 05, 2011 11:30:26 AM
These are just awesome!!!  Thanks for letting us know how you attach them.  Do you use like e6000 or epoxy?  Have a great day!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Old leather jacket resurrected on: October 16, 2010 12:58:16 AM
Very cool!!!  I have an old leather jacket I am going to try that on.  I hope mine turns out as well as yours.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: upcycled watch parts - steampunk! on: March 07, 2009 02:19:12 AM
This one is sooo classy I had to hit "this rocks"!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Spoons are NOT for Eating! on: March 07, 2009 02:12:44 AM
I really  like these,  no I LOVE these!!  I have been given a kiln, and a pile of glass and tiles.  I have to find someone around where I live to help me set the kiln up, and then take some classes on glass fusing, or trial and error, or whatever, but I have to get the darned thing working first!  One step at a time...  Your beautiful glass has inspired me to get on the ball with it!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Fork and spoon pendants on: March 07, 2009 02:02:43 AM
I really like these!  So you just used 2 pliers?  I was thinking a vise, wrapped in tape, might be helpful to hold the silverware while bending.  I saw an episode on DIY in which she used silver plated ware, and then used a propane torch to heat them up, while they were held in the vise, to make them easier to bend.  I don't know that would help on the heavier stainless steel.

I just got a score of silver plated stuff for 50 cents a piece at my favorite thrift shop.  I really want to try this!  These pieces are much more creative than what I saw on DIY.  I like the added beads and bent tines!!

I grabbed a couple of tiny forks and spoons, thinking they might make good rings...  The only mandrel I have is plastic though, and I am not sure that will work to bend them around...
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