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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / "crochet" facebook follow button on: December 15, 2011 09:40:41 PM
This isn't crochet, but it's crochet related & I wanted to share it.

I couldn't find a facebook button for my crochet/crafting blog I liked, so I decided to make one.  I couldn't find a crochet font, so I cheated with a knit font I found.  http://www.fontspace.com/honey-and-death/knitfont  The font I used is free for personal, non-commercial use so please consider that if you want to use this for your own blog/whatever.

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Making paper with fibers that will go through an inkjet printer on: November 30, 2011 05:58:17 PM
So I had an idea tonight for making my own paper for tags for my items for sale.  I started out using recycled paper pages from an earthy magazine & sharpies, but moved to printing nicer tags out on regular paper.  Now I want to combine the two to still use recycled paper, but with the printed images & information on them.

So I thought I could use newspaper & whatnot old papers to make my own paper to print on, & since most of my stuff is crochet I would like to add the bits of cut yarn I collect during projects to the mix.

So (why break a perfectly good pattern?) any advice for making paper that will work in an inkjet paper?  I guess it needs to be light colored for the printing to show up.  What things should I keep in mind?  for color?  texture?  printability?  feedability?  material ideas?  I have a standard home printer.

Thanks!  I have never made paper before, but I have seen many diy shows on it & have considered the idea for years.  Just never had a good enough reason to go through all that trouble:)  I'm pretty lazy for the most part.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Red Double Crochet Neckwarmer with Silk Lining on: November 30, 2011 05:48:42 PM
great work Smiley  that was a really good idea lining it with the silk.  it must make it extra warm.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Sock Monkey Hat on: November 30, 2011 05:38:11 PM
it's loverly Cheesy
5   / CROCHET / Re: Crochet Blogs - Add yours here! on: November 21, 2011 02:25:19 PM
Just getting started here: OneOfAKindness.Wordpress.com
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Freakishly uncomfortable chair - how do I fix it? on: November 21, 2011 02:27:09 AM
So I found this lovely bamboo chair someone was throwing out.  It was structurally sounds & otherwise in good condition, but the seat was ugly & had some water damage.  I took apart the old seat, gave it a new foam pad, two layers of batting, & some lovely fabric.  I also painted the frame.  I love the way it looks now, but I have discovered it is painful to sit in for more than 5mins.  It was intended to be my desk chair, which I am very much in need of. Sad

I have considered replacing the plywood bottom with webbing, but there isn't anywhere around here that sells it.  Plus, I really don't have any more money to spend on it now.  I have read of people using duct tape to fix those strappy lawn chairs.  Anyone have any experience with that?  Think it might be a good idea?  I have white duct tape, so it wouldn't be too hideous if it showed.

Here's the chair as it is now.  The seat pad is held in by L-brackets.

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas for recrafting these drawer pulls? on: November 21, 2011 01:50:47 AM
Or if you don't want to get into the covering the old holes & having to drill new ones, what about painting them? Maybe some bright funky color to contrast with the dark wood?  Then you could extend the design of the drawer pull onto the face of the drawer.  Just a thought.  I am considering painting some drawer pulls as well, but more because I don't want to pay for new ones. Wink
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Replacing the seat of a kitchen chair.... on: November 21, 2011 01:35:07 AM
That's an interesting idea with the karate belts.  I have chair I just redid, a side of the road find, & after repadding & recovering the plywood chair bottom, I have realized it is possibly the most uncomfortable chair I have ever sat on in my life.  Which really sucks, because it's NaNoWriMo & that's my writing chair. Roll Eyes

I have been thinking about nixing the plywood & doing webbing.  There is no where around here that sells it, but I have been thinking about using duct tape.  I've read in a few places where it is recommended for fixing those strappy lawn chairs.

Also, I use Google Chrome too & after reading all the posts & click the German link, what did I say when I saw it?  "Aw, I can't read it; it's in German."  Doh! Embarrassed  Then I remembered the translator.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lighted rug on: November 21, 2011 01:25:04 AM
It looks like single crochet in the round over a rope light.  It would be very easy to do, even to learn if you don't know how to crochet.  There's plenty of tutorials in the crochet board.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Felted Clutch (pic heavy) on: November 18, 2011 06:39:58 PM
Oh yay!  Cheesy  I just found this doing a search for one of my old posts.  I'm so happy someone did this & that you had a good result from it.  It looks fantastic.  I love the stripes.  Thanks for posting; too bad I didn't see it for 4yrs. Roll Eyes
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