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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Do you know anything about these machines?? on: September 20, 2008 01:41:51 PM
Well I'd be in the market for a pedal if you ever see one... Wink
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Do you know anything about these machines?? on: September 20, 2008 12:26:48 PM
http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

If you go to the Singer site they have a cool thing where you put the serial number in and it tells you the date of your machine! I did the one my husbands grandmother gave me and it was from 1921 or thereabouts.

The only sad thing is that the foot pedal i have for it has broken so it no longer goes slowly and then builds up to fast, it just goes really fast the instant you plug it in! scary stuff.

The one you have the pic of looks like it is trheaded in the same way as mine though. I dont know much about maintenance of them, just how to thread them, wind the bobbin and stuff. I can tell you that if you need it! Cheesy

well done on a great buy! Cheesy
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Extreme confusion over flat to circular in bootie pattern on: August 18, 2008 05:55:56 PM
i bet they'll look great! Cheesy

no problem on the help.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Extreme confusion over flat to circular in bootie pattern on: August 18, 2008 04:00:17 PM
you don't get a half row, mysteriously...i don't know why...my sock heel looks totally even (apart from the bit where i suddenly realised I'd been purling wrong all these years and suddenly started doing it the right way...that bit looks weird)

I always find knitting patterns hard to understand because they only explain a tiny bit of it and then say "so just do that decreasing as you go for nine million rows and you'll be done!" when i need each row explaining to me lol
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Extreme confusion over flat to circular in bootie pattern on: August 18, 2008 04:17:45 AM
I do know what you mean about this because the same thing just happened to me when i was doing a heel flap for a sock.
What i did was put the last 8 on a third DPN, Knit the 8 on needle one, turn, and use that needle to purl the remaining 8 from needle three, you should end up with all 16 on needle one and ready to purl!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: pencil drawn portrait question on: August 15, 2008 04:10:24 AM
wow i love it! that's so cool! Cheesy
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Duo-tone beagle. on: August 15, 2008 04:02:18 AM
i think he looks great! i think the only thing that would improve him at all is a thin black line to show the shape of his mouth, and maybe use white paint to put the highlight in on his eye again...
maybe there is too much blue showing above his nose, so it looks a bit distorted, but again fixable with white paint! Cheesy
other than that its very good! Cheesy
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Edited: Straw Shrimp! on: July 17, 2008 10:15:15 AM
wow. shrimps everywhere! did anyone ever find any more straw tutorials?
i keep getting weird comments on my Youtube now asking me for more instructions..lol I didnt mean to become a shrimp pimp! ;-)
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: making semi-permament dye last longer on: May 05, 2008 02:16:44 PM
I've been using Directions since the early 90's. It used to be the only sort i could get, then i did try other types when they came out, but i wasn't ever that impressed.

I agree that blue washes out easiest, (need to redo mine tomorrow!) and red stays in longest (or at least fades to the prettiest colours).

The way i do it is:

Bleach hair until white/yellow/as light as i can go before it drops off.
Shampoo out the bleach, noting that my hair is now all slithery and feels like slime...mmm healthy.
Towel dry hair and comb through (carefully so you don't snap it all off!)
Apply dye to hair/ears/sink/dressing gown/shower curtain etc
Comb hair back in cool John Travolta style
Sit and watch TV/lurk on Craftster until the wee small hours
Rinse hair until water is almost clear, or until your arm hurts or until you get bored.
Towel dry using old dyeing towel, put on 3rd best pyjamas and go to bed.
wake up and see your pillow now matches your hair, so does your bath, and the floor.

 You shouldn't need to put more colour on for a couple of weeks, or just let it fade out like a My Little Pony, and see how long you can go before re-bleaching your roots.

I have never managed to keep a colour in my hair any longer than about 2 weeks, even without washing it. I don't think it would work on unbleached hair unless it was really naturally blonde, but i hear it works really well on grey hair! Wink


I would love to try some of these wonderful American brands and see if they stay in for longer. Merricat17 thanks for that link, they deliver internationally! Cheesy

10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: My comic book shoes (image obese) on: April 28, 2008 09:56:49 AM
thanks guys! Smiley Smiley I'm very pleased with them. I want to seal them with Mod Podge before i wear them out, so i don't end up with red feet!
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