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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Dream Star -Origami star on: April 10, 2008 06:25:36 PM
I know this  has been done before  but never about  writing inside i think... it is in pdf form  ... so get  crafting & making those hopes & dreams  .... it is a really neat projest they are doing in school...

http://www.tcpnow.com/activities/drstarorigami.pdf

also an idea of  making your own dream  chest too..

http://www.tcpnow.com/activities/dreamchest.html
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Dry Erase board on: April 07, 2008 05:14:49 PM
 thought i would share this link i found on a cheap  dry erase board info.... i have plans for one in my dd's room for her upcoming birthday....   i thought i would pass it on to all the crafters out their who could use this...lol\

http://chrismetcalf.net/blog/archives/2007/06/16/how-to-dirt-cheap-wall-sized-whiteboards/
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / help... anyone have this book??? on: April 04, 2008 02:34:33 PM
i was wondering if anyone has this book, Crochet by the editors of the ladies home journal... in that book is a pattern of a little boy covered in what looks like a red & purple  pillow... anyways i was wondering if anyone had the book if someone would share the pattern form the things on that page because i can't find my copy & need to make it for a friend...  i will hate to waste the material i bought for it  & has to be done by end of may.... i would be very very grateful is anyone can help.... thanks for looking...

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=121770&cat=500
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / DIY Make Liquid Soap on: December 15, 2007 08:39:18 PM
Use this green clean recipe to make your own natural liquid soap. Natural liquid soap is a convenient cleaning choice for a green lifestyle.
You can make your own natural liquid soap easily. You can also customize your liquid soap with herbs and other natural ingredients. Your homemade liquid soap can be used for different green cleaning jobs at home. Natural liquid soap is an important in green cleaning because it replaces harsh detergents.

Slice or grate a four-ounce bar of natural soap. If you are grating the soap, be very careful not to hurt your hands on the grater as it can take a good deal of pressure to grate soap. Heat one gallon of distilled water. One gallon equals 128 ounces or 16 cups. The water does not have to boil; the water should get heated enough to steam. This temperature is sufficient to melt the sliced or grated soap.

When the distilled water is almost boiling, add the grated or sliced soap. Remove the mixture from the heat. The soap will melt on its own at this point. You just need to come back to it in about fifteen minutes to stir it up. Use a hand mixer if you have one handy. Stir until the soap is completely melted and let sit overnight. The next day, check the soap mixture for complete melting and blending. Blend one more time and let set for ten minutes and then blend again. The liquid soap should now be thickened and ready to use.

For personal use, you can customize your liquid soap by making a strong herbal brew such as green tea or peppermint to add to the water base. Green tea is a skin tonic with antioxidants and peppermint offers a lively and revitalizing scent. You can also add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel to the cooled mixture for its skin soothing qualities. Another fine addition would be two teaspoons of honey for its skin nourishing and protecting benefits. Add two teaspoons of coconut oil for a boost to the lather and for its skin conditioning qualities. You can add two teaspoons of any vegetable oil to the mixture for skin softening effects. You can also use natural liquid soap instead of oil in a body scrub recipe.

You can also use your liquid soap in many ways around the house. You could place it in a hand pump dispenser for easy use near the sink. Another idea is to place one or two drops in a spray bottle of warm water and use it as a general cleaning spray. You can clean fine washables in liquid soap because it does not contain harsh detergents. Your liquid soap can be used on any washable surface.

Making your own liquid soap is a less expensive and a convenient alternative to purchasing already prepared liquid soap. You can easily customize your liquid soap with your favorite herbs and other natural skin soothing ingredients. You will be able to use your liquid soap for a variety of both personal and household uses.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Scrap Bag Scatter Rug on: July 04, 2007 07:43:01 PM
Ever wonder what to do with those scraps of material  you just can't throw away.... here you go.. I have plans to make one for my dd but coming up with different  colors is a problem getting ahold of but it is on my to do list.. so I thought i would share with you all. I hoped i did this right... so let me know if not...

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / yarn recomendations on: November 30, 2006 07:28:40 PM
I have a project, a bath mitt, that i want a friend to make for me if she can s she is only at an moderate knitter stage, if not am hoep i find someone who can  Grin..... any recomedations on what to buy.... here is the bath mitt in pdf format...

http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/web_projects/Bath_Mitt.pdf


7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Foam soap refill on: August 06, 2006 05:32:05 PM
I think this is a cool idea.. not only does it recycle a faom soap dispenser but saves money too .... I have had a dial foam soap dispencer for three months & have to refill it weekly with the kids...& i use it to wash my face which to me it cleans alot better too

3  tablespoons liquid hand soap or dishwashing soap 
2/3  cup water 

pour water in foam dispencer first & then add the soap... wait ten minutes to use ...
Note: you can use Dawn dishwashing liquid (apple blossom anti-bacterial soap) with great results.
you can use this recipe for the dawn foam dishwashing dispencer too by doubling the recipe or make take a really big used dishwashing liquid  bottle & add enough to fill bottle so you don't have to mix it ups every time & you have a refill you to have on hand.. & save money instead of buying the premade refills
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Hand painted ceramic tile absorbant coaster set on: March 31, 2006 07:06:49 AM
always wanted a set to make for my decor but could never find a set to go with it..came up on this while surfing the net... i plan on making some as gifts...

http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/nowwhatzinesep02/coasters.html

you can find tiles at ceramic supplies stores  but if you can't here is a link to order them from that i got from the link above

http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/cre8it/artparts.html

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