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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrinky-dinks charm bracelet on: January 25, 2005 01:33:12 PM
I just made a set with the shrinky dinks i found in my basement.  They don't look anything like yours.  Are you sure you used colored pencils? I found it really hard to put the different colors together seamlessly like you did.  They came out all botched. Do you have a special technique?
Respondez-vous si  vous plait.

Yup, I used colored pencils.  Prismacolor, to be exact.  I used the kind of shrinky-dinks that are roughed up on one side (coloring on the rough side) and pressed really hard.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Saving/Preserving Paper Patterns on: October 26, 2004 12:24:02 AM
I get pieces of Clearprint drafting vellum at an art supply store.  It's a bit more expensive than butcher paper, but it holds up really well, especially to being rolled up.  It's the paper that architects and engineers used to use before computer drafting came in.... I buy 24" x 36" sheets (plain or gridded) for $1.50.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Felted tote fom HelloYarn - request for advice/assistance! on: October 24, 2004 09:17:41 AM
The pattern is knit flat (same as back-and-forth, it's how you knit on straight needles), she's just saying you can knit it on circulars to make it easier, since you cast on 82 sts (which might be too wide for your straights).  The basic construction is that you start at the top and knit down, knitting the front and back of the bag at the same time (joined together).  When you get to the bottom, the 3 needle bind-off closes the bottom of the bag, and then you sew up the open side.
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: So has anyone thought of getting a seller's permit? on: October 23, 2004 06:05:41 PM
I had a proper business license and resale number when I lived in California, and I did report and pay my sales tax (I always included it in the price of my goods).  Now I'm living in Oregon, and I haven't gotten the business license yet (another thing to finish before the holidays!), but there's no sales tax at all in this state, so it's nice to know I won't have to hassle with that.

The resale license allowed me to avoid paying sales tax when buying supplies, but it wasn't enough to get me wholesale pricing... usually I had to prove I was a legit business and do an order large enough for the seller to do wholesale.
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / Re: Does this seem like a rip-off? on: October 22, 2004 09:29:04 AM
I sell my stuff at Eugene's Saturday Market.  Their vendor fee is $10 for an 8x8 space, plus 10% of sales.  So a fee and a percentage aren't unusual, but $35 plus 15% seems a little high (especially for such a small show).
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: i wanna make a menorah on: October 21, 2004 08:52:37 AM
does copper pipe require welding?

No, copper is a solderable material.  But you don't have to hot join, there are lots of cold join methods like rivets, screws, bolts, etc.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: roll-in-scarf on: October 17, 2004 11:18:53 AM
Same yarn, but now with seed stitch.

I like the second one, but it looks like ribbing...
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Travel and Crafting Inspiration on: October 03, 2004 06:36:12 PM
When I visited Amish Country in Penn., I wanted to learn to quilt.  But since I can't afford a left-handed sewing machine...

I don't think sewing machines are 'handed' at all... I mean, the hand wheel is on the right side, but you usually 'drive' with the foot pedal, and feed your fabric through with your left hand.  Also, I just googled 'left-handed sewing machine' and couldn't find anything.
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: soooo many potatoes on: September 29, 2004 02:30:46 PM
Ha, I'm currently working on a book about potatoes!  History, recipes, other uses, etc.  I'll be watching this thread for more ideas... currently I have lots of recipes, and:
potato alcohol (vodka)
potato candy
potato starch glue
potato stamps
potato clock/battery
potato guns
potato as weapon (potato + nails)
mini features on Idaho and French fries.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Travel and Crafting Inspiration on: September 28, 2004 04:12:07 PM
My trip to Italy after highschool was what made me decide to be an artist!  But nothing specific like seeing one particular thing and wanting to make it.
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