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1621  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Removing labels? on: October 01, 2011 04:26:30 PM
Goo Gone-that stuff is amazing. We'd use it at work. Although I never seem to have any  home when I need it! I remove labels from plastic jars occasionally. I'll use empty peanut butter jars to hold the random bits of rusty metal I pick up on my walks. And there's this one brand of couscous that comes in nice clear square jars with a screw on lid. They're nice to have to store bulk grains and such from the health food store.
I've tried baby oil, vegetable oil, and vaseline to remove the gummy residue, and been less than overwhelmed by the results. This may sound odd, but a squirt of spray furniture polish like Pledge also helps sometimes. Nail polish remover on a cotton ball can help. Soaking said jar in a sink of hot soapy water helps most of all. The paper will just rub right off, and it seems to make the residue a bit easier to remove. One thing I have heard but not tried yet is using a hair dryer on the sticky residue, to soften it up.
And glass or plastic jars,manufacturers use different adhesives, or some use boatloads while others skimp. I'd try whatever you happen to have on hand and see if that does it for you, before you make a trip to the store to buy goo-gone. One of the ideas above just may work for what you need.
1622  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Good Omens Swap? on: October 01, 2011 06:06:38 AM
Oooh, man.....I am so stalking this, and anxiously awaiting round two. This is the year I'm going to attempt to make most of my christmas stuff, and I already have another swap I'm joining later.
1623  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Sherlock Holmes Swap on: September 30, 2011 05:24:57 PM
I am so looking forward to this swap! And yep, old radio shows are fun, aren't they?
1624  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Wee House Craftalong-Ongoing 2011 on: September 30, 2011 03:52:49 PM

Is is too late..seems ya'll are pretty far into getting your houses done. I would hate to get started and everyone is done.. Undecided

Hey, I've been lurking too. I figure by the time we join in with our first houses, the others will be beginning their second or third! See, it'll work out nicely. Grin
1625  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and needers R10 (signups till Sept 30 Givers: Oct 25, Needers: Nov 10) on: September 29, 2011 01:07:01 PM
I can't imagine how much work goes into pairing us up for a swap like this. Thanks, organizers!
That said, I'm looking forward to stalking my giver and making a thank you.
1626  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Changing metal to rust on: September 29, 2011 09:03:02 AM
I can't tell you how to rust it for real, but another craftster (I forget who)  posted this link on how to paint something and make it look like rust.
http://www.faux-painting-techniques.com/rust.html
Hope this helps! I have found in the past that it helps to run a little sandpaper over metal or plastic before painting it, to make a slightly rougher surface for the paint to adhere.
1627  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap round 3 :) Sign ups july 21-august 15 send october 7 on: September 29, 2011 08:55:39 AM
30 = the number of items that makes me feel like I've done nothing
30 = the last day I should be on the one company I hate the most
30 = the age I'll be in March  >_<

only one (semi)positive there  Tongue

Krafty, I haven't done anywhere NEAR 30 items! I didn't do half the things I had planned. Silly life interfering with my crafting. Hey-whatever you and I have done will be fine. As your designated stalker, it's been fun crafting for you.
Good luck with the last day thing.
And you'll be 30? Girl, I have stuff in my stash that's older than you! I just turned 51.
You whippersnapper. Grin
1628  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Little Moon Shrine on: September 28, 2011 06:15:17 PM
That paper mache site is *exactly* what I needed. Thanks!
And I love the wee moon-very nifty!
1629  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap round 3 :) Sign ups july 21-august 15 send october 7 on: September 28, 2011 08:33:42 AM
I'm at the 'I should make one more thing, this doesn't look like enough' stage! Yup, swap anxiety. So I'll probably wait until the send out date to ship.


you're passing on that anxiety woman!  lol
Hee, I get like this every swap I do. I always worry before send outs.  *Hands Krafty_Karasu a shield to ward off swap anxiety*
1630  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Random Swap round 3 :) Sign ups july 21-august 15 send october 7 on: September 28, 2011 05:23:53 AM
I'm at the 'I should make one more thing, this doesn't look like enough' stage! Yup, swap anxiety. So I'll probably wait until the send out date to ship.
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