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7591  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: January 26, 2008 06:44:29 AM
Thanks for the tips about the eyes, gals! Now, I just need to wait a bit so I can order some.

And, KimsCozyKitchen, thanks for the advice! But, I just got an e-mail from their dad and he said that one of the girls got a DS for Christmas has been using the DS case that I made for her brother last Christmas and would probably love one of her own. So, I think I'll make them Poppets for Christmas, instead. That should give me plenty of time!
7592  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reading Rainbow 4 Sendouts: Feb. 19th on: January 26, 2008 06:33:16 AM
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

Love this! I must put it somewhere prominent...

I think I will start on my tote this weekend. A friend of mine slipped on the ice and broke her ankle in a million peices. (6 screws and a plate) I'm going to help with the kids and cooking and we are all going to make welcome home signs for our boys returning from Afghanistan.

I just broke my ankle yesterday, and it hurts like hadies.  They can't do anything until Monday, and I was supposed to go into physical therepy this morning...but apparently they aren't working today.  @# @#$%@#%@#$ @$#@#$@#$@#$! @$##%$!#@**/*//*/*/*/*/)(*&^%$##@@#$%^&#%$#^%$#*^&^%#%#&%@%$#!!!!%$#@&*(&*&*(&**

Please forgive my language. 

Ouch! Bad language forgiven. Take care of yourself (with the help of your friends) this weekend Wink
7593  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: I made a baby penguin on: January 25, 2008 06:27:19 PM
I just absolutely love the yarns that you use to get such adorable fuzziness in your critters. And, I wish I had the time to make about 100 of these for the first graders in my school who are learning about penguins right now. Just too cute...
7594  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reading Rainbow 4 Sendouts: Feb. 19th on: January 25, 2008 06:12:26 PM
I'm never done with anything early. I'm  procrastinor...

I am definitely a "deadline worker" (sounds much better than procrastinator...which just makes me sound lazy Wink )...I have an uncanny knack for knowing almost exactly how long a task will take me, and then I push it off until I have almost exactly that much time left...doesn't leave much room for screw-ups though Wink
7595  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reading Rainbow 4 Sendouts: Feb. 19th on: January 25, 2008 06:10:22 PM
Thanks....and Thanks Smiley I just typed books into google images and it was one that came up.

Thanks! I found it! Now I just need to figure out what to do with it Wink
7596  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Plushie Yoda Pattern FINALLY added) on: January 25, 2008 06:06:21 PM
Even more fantastic, you are! Thanks again for sharing this pattern! I have some Yoda fleece to edge for a blanket for my brother and I think a Yoda doll would be the perfect thing to go with it (although I do fear that it may become a dog toy...).

7597  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Oh No Please! Not another Hoodie! on: January 25, 2008 05:44:44 PM
Does making a t-shirt quilt count as a re-con? Or a tote bag or drawstring backpack (or a lunch bag...how funny would a Korn shirt be for toting around your lunch?) from a t-shirt? I know that my 8th grade students always had the funniest t-shirts (which I laughed at right before I sent them to the office to get something more "school appropriate" Wink ). And, middle school kids grow so fast, they might have a ton of favorites...

Also, you could show them how to make a t-shirt into a tank (the skinny strap kind that my students were not allowed to wear but tried to wear anyway).

Some kids might like the take a pair of pants and add huge triangular panels to the sides kind of re-con. Or turn a pair of pants into a skirt.
7598  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: January 25, 2008 05:20:04 PM
I just ordered a bunch of eyes from Hobby Lobby because I needed some other items they carry and I wanted to get my order up to $25 for free shipping :p So, thanks for the tip on how to get the backs on.

But, in the future, I'll probably order eyes from Sunshine Crafts. If I get clear eyes, what kind of paint do you paint the backs with? Would acrylics work? And, do  you need to seal them with anything? I have some acrylic sealer in a spray can...

And, I just realized that I have a birthday party for 2 little girls on Feb 9th...wonder if I could pull off 3 Poppets by then? (Says the never-sewn-one-before gal Wink ). I do have next weekend free as well...

Note: 3 Poppets= 1 for me + 2 for the girls...
7599  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Reading Rainbow 4 Sendouts: Feb. 19th on: January 25, 2008 04:59:41 PM
DaisyTattoo- I'm pretty sure that you can send early...I never do, because I'm never done early Wink

And, I love your avatar! Where did you find that image?
7600  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Handmade Rubber Stamps Gallery on: January 25, 2008 04:16:08 PM
Wow, babetto, you got some excellent stamps!

Im not a fan of rats, but MsMarple, you did a fanatastic job on both of those. If I had tried to carve little tiny rat feet, they would have been missing half of their toes!

PlumCrafty, I absolutely love the crows! For some reason, I really admire crows, even though I usually see them disemboweling dead animals by the road. I know crows are very intelligent birds, so maybe that is why I like them so much. And, I really like how a crow in silhouette is still recognizable as a crow!

And, love to bead, another great stamp. I love the curvy, almost feminine lines to this one!

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