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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Decorating around carpet color on: February 22, 2009 07:18:36 PM
this is kind of an interesting site:
http://www.swatchbox.com/paint-interior.asp

it links you to tools to test colors together.  so you can see how certain colors work together.  i think the benjamin moore color viewer is pretty easy to use, and has so many colors to pick from!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Decorating around carpet color on: February 21, 2009 05:15:28 PM
i'd stick with greys, blues, brown, and lime green or yellow!  most of your furniture is brown, and i like brown with blues, and the lime green or yellow would make it look fresh.  i think you should paint the walls either a crisp white, or a subdued grey color.  i don't think the color of the walls goes well with the carpet.  i usually just look at my art, then choose colors to go with my art.  i have a lot of b/w photos, then my paintings have a lot of browns, orange, yellow, red and blue.  so i like using red and orange.

here are some color ideas:
http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Moonshade_II_Wall_Art/310/
http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Patchwork_by_Grace_Feyock_-_Set_of_9/310/
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2800&PRODID=xprd862222
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tiny Homes (like Tumbleweed) on: February 08, 2009 06:02:20 PM
i am going through something similar, though not quite so extreme.  i am moving out of a shared house that i had been in for 3 years into a 485 sq ft studio.  there is nothing like downsizing to make you think about what you own and what is important. 
i would just build in a breakfast bar, and use stackable stools to save space.  i also prefer doing laundry in-home than using the apartment's laundry.  instead of getting a wash/dryer combo, i have been considering one of these portable washing machines:  http://www.laundry-alternative.com/products/Wonderwash.html 
they are much cheaper, faster, and practical for a single person or a couple.  i would just designate two laundry days/week to do it, then line dry.  they have spin dryers on the same website, which will take out most of the water for a quicker line or machine dry.
good luck!  this is a fantastic way to save the environment, and $$ too!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Killer Bunny emobroidery on: December 29, 2008 08:09:22 PM
i think it needs blood.  it would be a fun contrast to the cuteness.  on the knife and cleaver, and maybe a little trail of it, winding away behind them.
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Kitty Litter Jugs?? on: December 26, 2008 12:47:54 AM
you can use them as cheap planters if you garden...  maybe flowers for your patio?
6  Oregon / Oregon: Northeast / Re: Anybody in Central OR? on: November 18, 2008 02:34:03 PM
I grew up in Culver, went to school in Bend, now in Portland to finish.  I really miss Bend.   Cry  Downtown is so charming, and so are the farmer's market and all that.  There are quite a few cafe's that are craftster friendly.  some friends and I would have a weekly knitting group at Santiago's Cafe in Redmond.  Have fun finding all the things that make Central Oregon special!  <3
7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Couple and dog - we need costume ideas :-p on: September 15, 2008 12:55:35 PM
shaggy, velma and scooby doo!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beer Bottle Chandelier on: June 01, 2008 07:23:40 PM
if you want one that big, you would probably need welding supplies.  if you are making a smaller one, maybe three-tiered, i think some heavy gage wire and pliers should do to bend it into shape.  that is a really beautiful one, though.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: my improved polo shirt on: January 28, 2008 07:07:02 PM
you should add some embroidery at the collar, or some fabric paint to the bottom.  you did a wonderful job fixing the fit!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: It's impossible to find a pattern for a stitch like this! RAWG RAWG! on: December 14, 2007 11:05:02 AM
-I've been trying to find a way to duplicate the stitch in crochet, but so far, nothing. Has anyone seen a similar pattern/stitch, or have any clues how to pull it off?

Thank you!  Grin

maybe if you start at the bottom, do a mock-rib stitch, then pick up sections of 3-4 stitches one at a time and do a DC stitch down the legnth, all around the hat (so it will look like an upside-down jellyfish), then weave them.  at the end, you could just bunch them together and tie them off so it would make a kind of pom-pom at the top.  and that is the best i can come up with.  good luck!
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