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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Name opinions? Please and thank you! on: January 21, 2007 04:29:30 PM
lol thank you. i was kinda leaning more toward lola pop as well but idk, something about fargo sounds good to me. maybe im crazy! lol thank you though!
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Name opinions? Please and thank you! on: January 21, 2007 04:15:57 PM
Okay so I've been making things (mostly jewelry and paper products but also bath and body stuff) and giving them out as gifts. Since then, people have been asking for me to make them stuff because they like what they've seen me give to people. I figured I would make a little tag with a name and maybe make a couple business cards and such but I can't decide on a name.

I have two options that I'm trying to choose between.

1. fargo - i like it because its short and crisp and i just like the sound of it.

2. lola pop - i like this one because i think it's cute and fun and maybe a bit quirky.

They're quite different and I like them both for different reasons but maybe one of them is just plain boring and I don't see it. Soooo care to give your opinion?! It would be much appreciated!  Grin
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Where do you buy your containers? (lip balm, lotion, scrubs, etc.) on: January 19, 2007 08:33:38 PM
For those of you who make and/or sell bath and beauty products, where do you buy the containers and packaging products for your items ?

Thanks.
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: It's a loofah, It's a soap! It smells like apples! (with directions) on: January 18, 2007 09:41:08 PM
These are very cool. Is there anywhere that you can buy the loofahs instead of growing them?
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? on: January 18, 2007 05:20:02 PM
But, once you get it turned inside out and sew up the hole, do you then sew the whole thing together? Like, back, front, and batting all at once to hold it together?

I think that that would be considered the "quilting" part of the quilt- it would keep the batting and everything from shifting around, which would probably be a good idea if it's used for animals to sleep on. You probably wouldn't have to do anything fancy, maybe some diagonal lines or something (although you could do swirls, too!). I'm going to guess that for such a small quilt, you wouldn't need a quilting foot, but I'm not a "quilter" so I'm not 100% sure. Hope this helps!


lol i told you it was a stupid question! but yeah, that's what I thought but I asked my sister (who thinks she knows everything, btw) and she said that wasn't the "quilting" part and the putting different blocks of fabric together was the quilting part. That teaches me to listen to her!  Wink  Thanks!
6  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: crafty volunteering on: January 18, 2007 03:21:00 PM
There are tons of charities and things that need / would appreciate crafty volunteering. Just look at the board! lol there are tons of opportunities floating around here.

If you don't want to go digging around the board, there is the Charity Blitzing 2007  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=141234.0  There is a specific charity designated for each month of the year for you to donate to. You don't have to do it every month and you can donate whatever amount you want but it's for a good cause and you get to share ideas and projects with the other craftsters who are participating.

This month's charity is the Hugs For Homeless Animal's Snuggles Project. All you have to do is knit, crochet, or sew small blankets (between 14 x 14 and 32 x 32 i believe, i might be a little off though!) and then donate them to any animal rescue place or animal shelter that you'd like.
7  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? on: January 18, 2007 03:11:52 PM
they look great shewilldieyoung. I love the fabric choices.


Thanks!  Smiley The green and purple leopard is my favorite so far. I have a couple other different fabrics too, more pictures to come when i finish up some more. I tried to pick all colorful stuff to brighten up the animal's cages at the shelter. It's rather gloomy in there sometimes..  Undecided

I never really made a blanket type thing before, so I hope I'm doing it right. They seem a little puffy, more like a thin seat cushion than a blanket, so i think i'm doing something wrong, but i figured that wouldn't be bad if a dog or cat was going to lay on it.

I do have a question though, maybe a more experienced quilter can help me out... it's probably common sense but oh well... In the tutorial I read (which was a link on the snuggles site, i believe) it said to make the front part of the quilt, make the back part, then sew the batting on to the back, then put the back and front together and sew around the edges, leaving a hole to turn it inside out. But, once you get it turned inside out and sew up the hole, do you then sew the whole thing together? Like, back, front, and batting all at once to hold it together?
8  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? on: January 17, 2007 09:20:41 PM
i just wanted to share a couple of the small snuggles that ive been working on. they started out being 18 x 18 but after sewing they ended up at about 15 1\2 x 15 1\2. theyre really simple just 9 squares sewn together for the front and one big piece for the back.








the green leopard and purple are flannel and the red and purple/pink/red animal print is cotton.








theyre not perfect but i dont think the animals will mind.  Smiley
9  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? on: January 16, 2007 08:55:16 PM
Thanks. I found a shelter which clearly states that blankets are always appreciated. So I'm thinking I'm going to send to them. They're still relatively in my area. Maybe I'll call up my local shelter too and see if they would need some as well, its a SPCA.

Does anyone have pictures of the blankets their working on yet?! I could never crochet or knit a whole blanket (i can barely finish a scarf!) so I'm sewing mine. I think I'm going to try to get 8 done. Hopefully more if I have the time. What about you guys?!
10  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Re: Charity Blitzing 2007 - Anyone Interested? on: January 15, 2007 08:20:26 PM
This is such a great idea!

I just have a question about the Snuggles donations. I searched the database they have on the site and found a couple places in my area that had the icon meaning they were part of the project. Then I checked out one of the shelters individual pages and it said that they had enough blankets and towels. So, if the shelter is part of the Snuggles project, should we assume it's okay to donate to them or should we contact them just in case?
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