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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Kitty Safe Collar? on: May 28, 2007 05:43:36 PM
I can think of 2 ways to make one, both using elastic, since you can't get to a store right away.

1. Simply make an oversized "scrunchie" -- make a tube out of fabric, at least 2x the length of the collar, cut a piece of elastic to size (it should fit loosely around the kitty's neck, w/o any stretching, plus seam allowance); pull the elastic through the tube and sew together.

2. A little more difficult -- use webbing or even ribbon (won't last as long, but he'll be growing). Make a loop of elastic (or use a small pony tail holder). Put each end of the collar through the elastic loop and sew.

For cats, collars are only needed for ID and/or bells. If you want to put a leash on the cat, you'll need a harness.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: making your own labels. on: June 15, 2006 08:50:13 AM
Here's a tute that might help
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=40044.0
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hot/Cold Pack on: May 28, 2006 08:17:54 AM
Sounds pretty! Be careful if you used fleece (I wasn't sure if you meant baby flannel or super-soft fleece). Since it's made out of plastic, it can catch fire in the microwave. But I've had zero issues w/ 100% cotton flannel.

Know what you mean about the ribbon pattern. Doesn't exactly work for a little girl! It's good that you had something else you could use it for, b/c that's a great price.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hot/Cold Pack on: May 28, 2006 07:12:34 AM
Absolutely! PM me and we can exchange addies, etc.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hot/Cold Pack on: May 27, 2006 04:09:07 PM
I can answer the coffee bean thing. Don't use them, esp. if you're giving the pack as a gift. I made one, and the second time I heated it up, it caught fire (<2 min, may have been 90 seconds). I knew I'd need to put a cup of water in w/ it eventually, but the second time? I also didn't like the weight of it, compared to the barley I've been using, but that's secondary to the fire thing.

Rice smells like cooked rice the first several times, which I don't mind, but it drives my husband nuts. The barley has been the favorite so far. Flax seed is on my list to try.
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Firefly/Serenity Swap Round 2(SIGNUPS CLOSED ; MAIL BY 4/17/06). on: April 19, 2006 07:18:40 AM
I'm done! And mailing tomorrow. I just had to wait until payday so I could pay for the postage!!

And, my package came from Olga! I got a cool themed trinket box, a Blue Sun T (going to get worn this weekend!), chopsticks and incense. I'll get pictures in the gallery soon.
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Firefly/Serenity Swap Round 2(SIGNUPS CLOSED ; MAIL BY 4/17/06). on: April 12, 2006 03:45:48 AM
The main part of my package is done. I had either the flu or food poisoning last week, but know exactly what I'm making to finish it. (My partner knows there has been a delay.)
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Firefly/Serenity Swap Round 2(SIGNUPS CLOSED ; MAIL BY 4/10/06). on: March 29, 2006 03:50:16 AM
Status report:
I'm just about ready to switch colors on the Jayne hat for my partner. I should be done by the end of the week and can move on to a couple of fun, smaller projects.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Firefly/Serenity Swap Round 2(SIGNUP 2/17/06 - 3/17/06 ; MAIL BY 4/10/06). on: March 12, 2006 06:47:48 AM
She'll be able to once the sign-ups are closed (3/17).
10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Cloth Pads Tutorial on: March 03, 2006 08:54:16 PM
Plus, you can sew them by hand, from thrift store items or "abandoned" clothes:

Old T-shirts make great top layers
Old towels make great inserts for heavy flow pads (I used some Kool-aid-stained white towels)
100% cotton flannel - shirts, baby blankets or sheets & pillowcases are good for any part of a pad

You can get any of the above at a thrift store, for a couple of bucks, or the rag bag at your house for nothing. Just wash everything well and dry it before you start working with it. Several people have talked about stitching it all by hand.

So, they won't have the bright and fancy patterns right away, but if you really want them, you can do it.
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