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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: VOODOO DOLLS... on: November 16, 2006 09:19:30 PM
Looks like we're on the same wavelength. haha.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130105.msg1263430#msg1263430
Yours have much more personality, though. Great job! Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Ball Bowl Thingie on: November 16, 2006 09:14:47 PM
Morbidknits--I just wanted to say that I stumbled upon your site a week or so ago and love it! You do such fun projects. BTW--I used to work in a funeral home. Sorry to seem creepy and stalkerish. Haha.
3  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Ball Bowl Thingie on: November 08, 2006 10:49:55 AM
Thanks so much for all the good advice and encouragement! I'm definitely a newbie to crafting (making my mom proud now after years of fighting her on it--haha). I'll have to try making my own felt next. Looks like fun, and I'm sure it makes the project that much more rewarding!  Grin
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Autumn Quilted Flip Tote on: November 06, 2006 09:10:07 PM
The bag looks great. If anything, I think the free-motion stitching looks better than anything deemed "perfect." I think the imperfections of hand-made items make them that much more special or interesting. Your sister is very lucky to get such a beautiful bag.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Stuff I did this week on: November 06, 2006 08:59:29 PM
i adore the dress! cute! and i use flickr and have had no complaints. Smiley
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Ball Bowl Thingie on: November 06, 2006 05:43:21 PM
re: the felting needle...Yeah, I'm a dork sometimes. I just wanted to make sure I didn't call it the wrong thing!  Grin
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: another present.. cutie little monster for a monster on: November 06, 2006 02:35:18 PM
You should definitely name her Petunia. Why Petunia? I have no idea. Just the first thing that popped into my head.  Smiley
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felt Ball Bowl Thingie on: November 06, 2006 01:53:26 PM
I found an easy pattern for making felt bowls here: http://www.betzwhite.com/blog/2006/10/cutie-pie-tutorial.html. Mine has a few modifications. Instead of using traditionally-felted balls, I used a needle (I forgot what it's called--sorry!--but it has barbs on it. Hurts like a sonofabitch when you accidentally jab yourself in the thumb!) and poked at a ball-shape I made from a rolled up piece of yarn until the mass 'o yarn was completely spherical and held together on its own. The rest of the directions I followed fairly closely. Here's my version:

I'm thinking of making more as inexpensive Christmas gifts. Whaddaya think?
9  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Medusa! on: November 01, 2006 10:55:33 AM
I LOVE your costume! The headpiece looks great. I also adore the last pic in the series. Very dramatic.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexpensive sewing machine for novice on: November 01, 2006 06:21:16 AM
Thanks so much! It's been a huge help! Smiley
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