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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / American Apparel Circle Scarf on: February 17, 2009 06:57:38 PM
http://store.americanapparel.net/rsa0503.html

I saw this item on weardrobe.com (another awesome site) and despite what the description says, that thing is not worth $30, especially in American Apparel fabric! Does anyone with a more structure oriented mind have any idea how to go about making one?

Take the challenge and run!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Deciding between Brother XL2610 and Brother ES2000 machines on: December 01, 2008 07:06:19 PM
Hi! I am awful at comparison shopping, and both of these are in my price range. I am between being a beginner and intermediate sew er.

http://www.amazon.com/Brother-XL2610-Free-Arm-Stitches-Functions/dp/B000A5CKHG/ref=pd_sbs_hg_4 this is the pink one

http://www.amazon.com/Brother-ES2000-Function-Computerized-Machine/dp/B0007ZHEJ8/ref=pd_sbs_k_5 and this is what I am calling the green one because of the one green area on it, lol.

Let's see, other useful info to help figure me out:

-I am looking to get into using stretch stitches, and I suppose a twin needle function would be useful too for that.
- My current machine is the cheapest Brother available. I've had it for a year and love it.
-I get frustrated having to deal with lots of the mechanics of machines. I just want it to do what I want without me having to tinker around too much.
-I don't sew like every single day, except sometimes I go into a sewing frenzy, so I need something bad ass.
-The pink one is swaying me because of the color. Help me be objective!!

3  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / My shiny pink cupcake! on: February 06, 2008 07:35:31 PM
This is my first wearable ever, I'm so excited! I put it on to try it, and I haven't taken it off since! I made it out of Bernat Baby Softee in a color that can only be described as HOT pink. without further ado:


Best shot I could get of it by myself


Top half detail


Bottom half detail


Sleeves

I worked the 40 1/2 inch bust pattern. Since a lot of you Craftsters were saying that the gauge made it too small, I worked it a little bigger than I needed. Next time I might go for the next bust size down. It worked up so easily, although I was a little worried about easing in the sleeves. It worked really well though, and looks lovely with a camisole (and especially a contrasting color like black) underneath. I think I'm going to wear this to class on Valentine's Day since it's so beautiful!
4  UNITED STATES / South Carolina / Columbia, SC- anyone want to teach me to knit? on: December 05, 2007 10:52:44 AM
Hi fellow Columbia crafters! I've been wanting to learn how to knit for a while, and I've seen the ads for the knitting lessons at In The Loop, but never end up making it there! I'm a visual person and definitely need to see things being done up close to really get a feel for it.

Would anyone like to get together and teach me how to knit? In exchange, I can teach you how to crochet, or I can bake you delicious things or something! I'm a 22 year old student at USC, by the way and I'd love to meet any of you!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My cat hat! on: October 11, 2007 09:55:31 AM
This idea popped into my head one day, I bought the yarn a month ago, and finally finished this last night!



I didn't follow any sort of pattern, just made a hat and started fiddling around to make ears. I made a chain, made the second row the same size, and decreased til I got to the top. To give it extra shape, I crocheted around the edges twice, making an extra chain at each point so it would stay pointy shaped. I then hand sewed the ears onto the hat, and it looks pretty seamless. One ear is bigger than the other but shh don't tell anyone else!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / cornstarch on walls on: November 19, 2006 09:25:09 PM
I got this from the non-painting solutions thread but would like further instructions about it:

"maybe you could cut shapes from fabric and paste it to the wall using cornstarch? you can do the same with tissue paper - and it peals off really easily when you tire of it or move."

Could anyone tell me about this? I am intrigued and would like to do this. Thanks!
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