kit-kat, your stuff is really amazing. so talented and inspired to!
i checked out the dickblick site but what did you buy? there isn't a stamp making kit or anything, is there? i'm not as proficient as you are but i thought it would be kinda fun to make stamps from some of my little boy's drawings, they are really funny and cute and would be great on letters to grandma and grandpa.
what an amazing idea for a restaurant! especially the red stripe for a jerk pit, awesome! betcha if you tried peddling those wares you'd get some buyers right quick.
you can get a glass grinder to smooth the edges but the fine grit sand paper works great, good call. as for where to get a glass cutting tool just google it. there are no shortage of glass art supply places and a glass cutter costs generally less that $5.00 for a basic one.
i needed a backpak for my little one for kindergarten this year and was all set to make one when we found one in the woods by our house. we couldn't find the kid it belonged to (though we tried) so it's his. i still want to make him something awsome but maybe i'll let him go at it with the paints like you did. it'll be a fun art project for him anyhow! he's got a collection of funny pins too, he'd love to put them on his bag.
knitwit, that was actually quite helpful, thank you! and i'll have a look at that vid right away too pimpernel, thanks. it's figuring out what the abbreviations mean that's bunging me up, and i was doing it in the dark in the car last night too so i have no idea what i actually did as far as doubling up stitches, ha. i'm going to pull it out and use a slightly bigger hook too, it's pretty tight. nice colours though, such happy vibrant fall shades, i love it!
once i get this figured out it onto gross bloody eyeballs and such. hey, i have a little boy, the grosser the better as far as he's concerned!
nope. i can't read the pattern, it's not making any sense to me. and my friend with the knitting store just KNITS, go figure. i don't get how to increase to keep the round flat or how to decrease to get it to 'bell' into a hat shape either. so far my neighbour (who also can't read a pattern, ha ha! she just makes stuff up) tells me to 'double' stitch, as in go back into the same hole and make another stitch in it as i go around so each (or every second or third) stitch has two instead of one. i suspect this is rather random and not quite right.
i used to have so many books but i guess i just figured i could muddle along. where is my grandma when i need her eh? i need someone's grandma anyhow... i live next to a seniors center, i think i'll meander over there on monday and see if i can't volunteer to keep some crafty granny company.