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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Super Simple Knit Yoga Bag--from a novice on: November 30, 2004 12:55:27 AM
This is my first post to the knitting boards, but I wanted to share this:

my best friend is a yoga instructor, and she doesn't have a bag for her mat, so for xmas i made her a knit yoga bag.
it was really easy, and since i have only been knitting for about 6 months, it had to be.

i used 16" circular needles, and knit a tube about 28" long, i then knit an i-cord for the draw-string to close the bag, (which you can only sort-of see in the picture) and stitched it in a hem/seam i stitched at the top of the tube.

i then made a strap, like you'd knit a scraf, i wanted it to be able to be worn over the shoulder like a messenger bag, so it was almost as long as the bag. i then stitched the strap on, and there you have it.

it took me awhile, but i think it turned out great, and my friend is going to love it!

here is a (bad) picture, let me know if you want more detailed instructions. i pretty much made it up as i went along, which seemed to work, especially b/c i'm not really a detail-oriented person, and i'm still new to knitting.


12  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Know any Good Books on Starting a Crafty (online) Business?? on: September 04, 2004 10:57:23 PM
Sorry if this was already asked, (I did a quick search and came up with very little) but can you gals (and guys) recommend any good books or even websites (though books are preferred) about starting your own crafty business? i've seen a few on amazon, but i really don't know if they are any good.
what do you think? can anyone suggest anything for me? I'm thinking of starting an online business--to branch away from my ebay store, which i'm not too fond of.
any help would be totally appriciated!
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My first (good) embroidery project--bird on a purse. on: September 02, 2004 05:40:19 PM
I know this isn't much, and i don't even have a whole picture of the purse, but this is the first "thing" (aside from a tea towel--my 1st offical embroidery project) i embroidered. Thanks to sumblime stitching i am hooked.
I just had to show this to people who would "get it." and be happy for me (b/c some people just don't seem to understand the fun, seriousness, creativity, blood, sweat, and tears, that can sometimes go into crafty projects).

so, i had this icky old pink cargo purse...it used to be my favorite, now i just use it for things i don't want to take my "new" purse to (beach, concerts, camping, etc) and i decided to make it "new" again. i love how it turned out. i'm so proud.

14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My vintage bottle cap wine glass charms on: September 02, 2004 05:32:05 PM
I'm actually not a big wine drinker, but some of my friends are...so, i'm starting my xmas gift making pretty early, and made these wine glass charms. I made them the way I'd make bottle cap earrings or necklaces, only i used some kinda metal hoops i found at the craft store.  I'm also going to try selling a set on eBay next week, to see if there is a market for these. (thougt eBay can be pretty hit or miss).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/gypsysoul3/Craftastic%20Stuff/bottlecapWineGlassCharms1.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6845.0 This link has a sort of "how to" make the earrings, which is pretty much the same as making these. (I think this is the right link.)
15  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / Craft Fairs on Oahu???? on: September 01, 2004 12:23:25 PM
so, i've been wanting to sell my goodies at a craft fair, only i don't really know any good ones here. any ideas or websites? i've "googled" hawaii craft fairs, but it wasn't much help. and most of the fairs i've seen are hawaiian crafts and such, where i don't think my jewelry would sell very well.
any help??
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Anyone know good sites for buying Mexican Metal Crafts? on: August 25, 2004 10:52:18 PM
I am thinking of having a halloween/day of the dead party. and am looking for this inexpensive looking mexican metal crafts: like these:
http://www.mantofev.com/metalembellishments5.html (metal hearts and tin skeleton ornaments)
i've searched all over the web, and can't find any place that sells these....any ideas??
plus, i love this kinda stuff, and would love to have more in my life.
Thanks in advance!!!
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Rolling Rock Bottle Cap Necklace and Earrings on: August 02, 2004 12:04:26 PM
I made this set the other day, and wanted to share. i've already posted somewhere around here, how to do the earrings, so i'll just tell you about the necklace....i actually have a ton of bottle caps (beer, and vintage soda caps) and never know what to do besides earrings, well, i woke up one day w/ this necklace idea....i just hammered nail holes into the sides of the cap, and then used it as any old bead. The rest is glass beads on hemp.

necklace:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/gypsysoul3/Crafty%20Stuff/hempnecklacerollingrockbottlecap.jpg

earrings:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/gypsysoul3/Crafty%20Stuff/bottlecapearringsrollingrock.jpg

ok, and sorry about the really gross close up of my neck--i really don't know why the pictures are so huge like that.
18  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Making Hula Hoops, anyone? on: July 30, 2004 09:18:09 PM
ok, so i've been absolutely dying to make my own humongous hula hoop, and was just wondering if anyone has done this.

i was going to go to home depot to check out the tubing i want to use, but i think you can only get it in large amounts (like 100 feet or something crazy--and what the heck am i gonna do w/ that much tubing??? guess i could make hoops for everyone i know).

has anyone used other type of materials, or know where i can buy it in smaller quantities? (although, since i live in hawaii, i'm sort of limited to wear i can shop).

i found this great website tute, and it even has directions for making collapsable hoops--which is great for me, b/c i travel alot and would love to bring a hoop w/ me on trips....
http://www.jasonunbound.com/hoops.html

ok, happy hooping!!
19  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / great places to get cool supplies and what-not on oahu on: July 22, 2004 12:16:19 PM
so, i was thinking, we could complie a list and swap ideas:
i love getting supplies at:
well,
marakia (sp) 99cent stores are actually really great. the one at ward, and the random one in the safe way in salt lake (i think that's where it is) they have random origami papers, chopsticks, and tons of storage bins. they also have lotsa cheap goodies you can use to reconstruct/repurpose.

i love, love, love, the salvation army in kailua!

isle knit on the 14th floor on the century center (i think that's what it's called) on bishop in chinatown is also good for bamboo knitting needles. she also sells lotsa yarn, but it can be expensive--but where else are you gonna go on this island??

if there is anyone else out there on oahu, i'd love to hear where you get your supplies and other cool stuff....
20  UNITED STATES / Hawaii / Hooray!! Hawaii Has it's own City Guide!! on: July 22, 2004 12:10:36 PM
Aloha, fellow island craftsters!!
are there any of you out there?
sometimes i feel like i'm the only gal on the island (i live on oahu) that "Craftsters" but i know this can't be true!
where are you guys?? where do you get your supplies and whatnot?
lets chat!!
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