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11  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / No longer available - sewing patterns on: May 31, 2005 09:02:19 AM
Thought I would see if there is anyone interested in about a dozen older sewing patterns that I am clearing out.  Mostly from the late 1980's and early 1990s.  I still think the patterns are pretty fashionable items, (I was in highschool and early college at that time), it's just my waistline that has changed over the years.  Multi-sized or size 12. Some of them are new and some are cut up, but have all the pieces.  If you want them, please take them all.  Send me a private message! I'm in Minneapolis. 
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Polka dot tote with zipper pocket! on: December 29, 2004 06:57:55 AM
This tote is based on Simplicity pattern 9963, but I added a zipper pocket, which I learned to do here, on Craftster.org!Yay!

13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My Sophie felted purse on: October 20, 2004 07:56:37 AM
This is my own funked up version of the elegant Sophie bag from Mag Knits. I used two colors of Cascade 220, and found a lone ball of coordinating eyelash/pompon yarn at my Local Yarn Store.  I changed the pattern by adding handles from Joanns and adding the lining.  It felted beautifully.  My friend received it for her 30th birthday and she was thrilled.  I estimate this took me 8 hours. (I am a slow knitter)  The yarn used was $10.

here is the link to the Sophie Bag

Have fun!!!
14  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Designer - Blue Girl on: October 18, 2004 07:51:05 AM
Ok, someone in the Westwood topic metioned this "first view" website - http://firstview.com/designerlist.html.  I've been looking around at the different designers and I saw this cute little collar/scarfette thing in the leopard print with the ribbon tie.  I've got to make one of these!
Hopefully I'll get to the fabric store this weekend.

15  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Boas on: August 17, 2004 08:31:02 AM
Last year my mother saw a beautiful woven boa that had all kinds of mohair, eyelash and wonderful fibers sticking out all over.  It was $80.  I thought - I can make that for less - now, here I am $(80 of yarn later), still trying to figure out a proper pattern.  I tried the Stich diva pattern that uses squiggle, ribbon and fizz, but it really didn't have the elegance of what I am looking for (it is a little weird, but I am keeping it - I should post a photo!).  I have seen the crochet boa pattern that makes kind of a rippled/wavy rows effect.  But how can I get longer droopy loops?  I think I have seen something where you wrap a bunch of yarn around your thumb and then make a stich so you get a long loop of yarn.  Am I making any sense?  If you have tried a boa please share your experiences. Thanks for your help.
16  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / July 17 meeting is OFF. on: July 14, 2004 12:50:24 PM
Just wanted to let you know that the July 17 meeting isn't going to happen.  Stay tuned for updates and let me know if you are interested in getting to know other cool crafty people.
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Earring Swap (make 4 pairs, get 4 pairs)(send by 6/30) on: June 21, 2004 12:17:35 PM
I will let you know the status of the earring swap here . . .I will post photos, but not until it is all over - because don't you love getting a surprise in the mail? 
I have received earrings from bkrenning4, and I am almost done with my own.  Can't wait to see some more! 

18  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / MN Craftster get together? on: June 11, 2004 12:11:34 PM
Wondering if anyone would be interested in getting together in Twin Cities?  Maybe for a picnic or just a little round table meet-up somewhere?  It would be fun to get to know more crafty people and share resources.

- Valerie
19  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Earring Swap (make 4 pairs, get 4 pairs) (SIGN UP CLOSED; MAIL BY 6/30/04) on: June 01, 2004 08:13:36 AM
This is an earring swap. We each make 4 pairs of earrings and we will get 4 different pairs in return.
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: valoir
Sign-up date range: we need one more participant - first come, first served
Date to send item by: June 30, 2004.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): limited to 5 total

Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes

All ages allowed? Or 18+? Yes

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate.

Details of swap:
If you sign up for this swap, you agree that you will make 4 pairs of similar earrings.  You will send your 4 pairs to the organizer in Minneapolis, MN.  The organizer will redistribute (and cover the cost of postage) so everybody gets one pair from each of the other participants, so you will receive 4 different pairs.  This is designed so only people who send theirs in will get anything in return. 

If you want to participate, please email me this info (DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE):
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Do you agree not to sell the earrings you receive?
Do you agree that the organizer can post a photo of the earrings you send in?
Any other info we need to know? 


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

So far I have had interest from bkrenning4, bonogroupie, alleycat.rm.  (But, please send me the above info!!!)
I think we just need one more person to sign up!  -
20  UNITED STATES / Minnesota / New classes coming up on: May 19, 2004 06:54:59 AM
Here are the jewelry classes coming up in July and August - great if you like instant gratification and  personal adornment. Not just for jewelry, I have had people make decorations for books, purses, etc.  It is fun and you make great stuff.  Classes are during the evenings.  Hope to see you there!

July 12 & 19 - a Beginning PMC class through the U of M minicourses.

August 2 & 9 - Pure Silver, Pure Fun, beginning PMC class at ArtiCulture, 3745 Minnehaha Ave. S. Minneapolis

We are starting an open studio at ArtiCulture for PMC or other jewelry on August 16 & 23.

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