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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / flower crowns on: March 19, 2005 12:28:45 PM
when i visted america, i picked up the most beautiful flower crown from santa barbara i think it was. infact, it was. it was made of false flowers and had little butterflies on it. it looked beautiful in my masses of red locks... when i was fourteen. unfortunately, i am not 14 anymore and i just cant pull it off anyone like i did then. people ask me, 'hey, are you off to a wedding?'. i am still rediculously in love with it, but want to make one that is a bit slimmer and casual to fit in with my style now.

so, i was in the store the other day looking at false flowers when i thought, actually... do i even know how to make one?  turns out i dont. HElP?
Right down to the basics... as in what flowers to use, what to put them around. i want a crown to wear to the festivals in the summer Smiley any pointers?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / its a wonderful life book on: January 02, 2005 09:15:12 AM
so, i have a 27 year old friend who has suffered from depression for quite a few years. he is feeling a bit lost at the moment, finds it hard to derive pleasure from anything even though he was a really simplistic person that could be happy with the most smallest of things.

he is one of those people that really appreciate things. so i decided i would make a book from scratch (either with paper or fabric). i was thinking calling it "its a wonderful life". i want to fill the pages with things that are wonderful about living. the thing is... i cant think of anything that isnt cheesy, and he doesnt do cheese.

can anybody help out? something uplifting, but not a cliche. and any illustration ideas would be excellent. i have loads of ideas but they are just so corny. i want to cheer him up, even if its just for a second Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crocheting in rounds *wails* on: November 15, 2004 11:02:46 AM
im super duper at scarves and what not, but when it comes to hats, im absolutely useless. why? because i cant crochet in the round. and i really do not know where i am going wrong. i attempted the lovely flapper hat currently in the completed projects board, but it was just disasterous. seriously, i have been trying for about 4 months and still.... i just cant do it. i have a book that explains it, and ive looked at loads of online tutorials. so, what i am asking is if someone might be able to save me, by putting it in rediculously easy terms, how to crochet in the rounds. im yearning to make silly seasonal pom-pom hats for my 2 year old twin nieces!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / chain lace stitch on: August 16, 2004 06:21:22 AM
over the past few weeks i have managed to teach myself to crochet (hooray). now i have this gorgeous poncho pattern and really want to try it out. problem is, i just cant seem to understand chain lace stitch! in my step-by-step book, i wrote out the instructions, and eliminated the abbreviations and wrote them out properly because i thought i would be able to understand better. but do i now? do i hell!

would anybody be super nice enough to give me a step by step how to, or a link to a really super simple tutorial. baring in mind my book simple, with simple pictures that are step-by-step. i guess im just a dunce. any helpers? ta x
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / patchwork quilt for the beau on: August 11, 2004 06:41:54 AM
my beau tends to get very very chilly in winter, so i thought it would be a lovely gesture to make him a patchwork quilt. i have done patchwork before, but as i only made a basic square wallhanging, i didn't put a backing on it or a filler in between.

however, im wondering what kind of a quilt (what pattern, colour scheme) to make. he is very 'manly' so i think anything like a heart pattern would be out of the question. and so would a pink colour scheme.

originally i was going to make a simple square patchwork quilt, and on alternating squares stencil different images of ali on it (as, the beau is a boxer too and very much admires him). but im not sure... perhaps that would make it even more time consuming and i want to finish it by his birthday which is october 1st.

so yeah... any suggestions (and links to patterns or pics) on what and what colours would be so fantastic Smiley 
6  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Teen Lunchbox on: May 21, 2004 02:06:44 AM
I have my niece staying with me and she eats breakfast, but takes no lunch to school. this means she comes home and starts pigging out on crisps, chocolate, candy, puddings... before having her evening meal. she is starting to eat very poorly as a result of this.

i just bought her the most amazing little hello kitty bento box with the intention of filling it with wholesome, filling, healthy foods each day. things are really tight around the house at the moment, so the cheaper the better.

anybody got any good recipes for a lunchbox that are cheap and chearful? i know she likes spicey things. rice, cold pastas, salads....

thank you
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / custom orders for clients on: May 06, 2004 01:20:30 PM
hi there,

i am just rebuilding my site and have decided to start making toddlers clothes along side by usual line of items. the thing is, i bought a pattern for a dress and made two identical ones for my twin nieces. a friend of my sisters commented on how lovely they were (blue, with appliqued clouds) and wanted to buy one for her daughter that was 4. now my twin nieces are 2. how on earth do i alter the patterns? i am totally at a loss as to how i might do this. im a pretty experienced sewer but would like some help considering i will probably be asked to do all kinds of custom sizes, and i dont have a clue how to do custom sizes so i get the measurements perfect. any help? thanks

nae nae x
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