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1  Scrubby Soap in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by manpan on: June 13, 2011 09:53:57 PM
Just a simple melt and pour soap.  I used a clear suspension base, orange oil, and ground up pistachio shells (this was a recycling project).  At first I tried grinding them up in the food processor but it couldn't even touch them so I used my Vitamix, which survived but the shells did pit some of the surface of the plastic of the jug so be warned if you have a Vitamix and want to attempt grinding nut shells in it (really you're supposed to use the dry jug/blade but I didn't want to shell out another 125 bucks for a separate pitcher/blade).  The idea was to make a bar a soap that could really clean grime off your hands.  Haven't tried it yet but it was fun and simple to make.

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2  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2010 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by manpan on: October 15, 2010 06:48:14 PM
Finished her hands, chest, shoulder, and part of her robe:



Also, I'm going to start another project simultaneously because I just can't resist:



It's from the Secret of Monkey Island, original version of course ^_^  Imported into KXStitch.  Just waiting for my black aida cloth to come in the mail (nobody sells 18 count black aida around here....)
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3  Using a darker aida cloth? in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by manpan on: October 07, 2010 02:23:51 PM
So, if/when I ever finish my current BAP, I want to do a cross stitch of this image (imported into KXstitch, which works beautifully I might add):



I was thinking of going with a black or very dark blue colored aida cloth so I wouldn't have as much busywork but mostly I've only used light colors of cloth in the past.  How much would the background color of the cloth show through or tint lighter-colored stitches if I went this route?
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4  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2010 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by manpan on: October 02, 2010 11:43:23 AM
I would like to join and add mine too.  It's Dimension's "Enchanting Geisha" from the Gold Collection.  I started working on her back in late 2008 in bits and pieces.  It's unlikely I'll finish her by 2011 since my first child is due in three weeks!  But I figure a 2011 thread will be started eventually.....

Here's what the finished one is supposed to look like:



And here's what I've got thus far:

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5  Laptop Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by manpan on: September 20, 2008 06:04:49 PM
I knitted a laptop sleeve for my laptop to help give an extra layer of protection when I'm walking around in the rain (which is often).  No pattern, as I didn't really like any out there I saw, and I wanted knitted instead of crochet so it wouldn't be too bulky.  If anyone likes it and is interested I can post a tute, it's really not complicated.

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6  Kable Knitting Needle Roll in Knitting: Completed Projects by manpan on: September 17, 2008 07:24:07 PM
Here is the pattern:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/kable/kable.html

And here is my finished project:



A little wonky here and there, but functional, and my first try at both cables and felting.  The cables were actually really easy- only the first cable I did felt clumsy and then it was easy.

Tip- if anyone else makes this, I would highly suggest NOT doubling up on the yarn- the finished roll is incredibly thick, like yoga mat thick- part of it was because all my purl stitches were twisted (I yo'd clockwise instead of counterclockwise because I didn't know any better at the time) but I think it would still be too thick even done correctly.  Maybe use slightly smaller needles if not doubling up, and just making sure the measurements were still the same.  I used lion brand wool, and I had to throw it in the dryer to get it to shrink enough (felted it by hand, not doing THAT again  Roll Eyes )
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7  Re: Crocheted grocery bag shoes! (Now with an attempt at a tute!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by manpan on: July 28, 2008 03:56:15 PM
My husband is interesting in making sandals out of plastic bags- he suggests connecting loops like this and then crocheting with the "yarn" made that way- here is a diagram:



This might be an improvement so you don't get knots every 18 inches.
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8  Re: my super awesome tiled colorful crazy bedroom wall in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by manpan on: June 28, 2008 05:11:27 PM
What a neat idea! Cheap and easy, and looks fabulous.  I did a small area in the hallway.  It looks really cool the more you do and the larger the area, I think though.  You don't realize how big these 12x12 papers are until you put them up!

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9  Decoupaged Switchplate in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by manpan on: June 27, 2008 03:54:09 PM
I bought a wooden switchplate cover, cut and glued scrapbooking paper to it, added stickers, and washed it over with a coat of watered-down tacky glue.  I think it looks pretty spiffy!

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10  Re: scrap paper craft-a-long in Craftalongs by manpan on: June 26, 2008 11:27:02 AM
I did a bookmark too- I used stickers, cardstock, scrapbook paper, and some cut-outs from an old birthday card.  Then I "laminated" it with clear heavy-duty tape. As you can see there are two sides decorated differently.






Are there going to be more tutorials/projects posted or this craftalong dead?
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