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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long on: January 16, 2007 03:43:17 PM
im so glad that they brought back such good childhood memories.... Grin

deff. try spinning poi, it is such a good physical and mental workout...you realy have to concentrate to figure out the fun spins....there is a realy great web page called home of poi, they have free tutorials on how to get started, and some fun moves....


and back to the thread, that rapunzel scarf is beautiful!
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long on: January 16, 2007 12:09:42 PM
Those are pretty awesome morning_glory! But, if I may ask, what the heck are "Poi"?


hahaha....i guess i do need to explain a little better...poi are normally balls of fire you spin in patterns.....im sure you have seen fire dancers do it before....it is very pretty, and hypnotic....it is a hawaian dance i believe or that is where it started....they would dip strips of cloth on ropes into a fermented alcohol, and spin them....hence, spinning poi.
the ones i made are just for practice, so i can work up to the real thing....what i did to make them, was just...

cut sqaures of green clotht for the actuall balls....then started packing scrap fabric together till it was a nice ball shape, then took the polyester rope, and tyed it on the ball before i wrap it all in the green square....once it was wrapped i tyed it in with the rainbow wool yarn tight.....then on the other end of the rope i made a simple loop to put my fingers in.....then viola, practice poi....if any of that doesnt make sence, i can scan a picture of how i did it....

i love spinning these things....and when they whack me in the head (which they often do) it doesnt hurt.....

 Grin
13  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: dante's pendant: why you should play with fire! on: January 16, 2007 10:32:35 AM
oh my the glass peice in the original post is unbelievable....so very beautiful....nice job!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2007 Color Craft-A-Long on: January 16, 2007 10:29:11 AM
k, i just got my 10 posts, so here is my january project... Grin


these are practice poi, the leads are polyester rope, the tails are rainbow colored wool.....the poi are stuffed with scrap material from other projects....

off to start thinking about feb.

i have been lovin' all of the great rainbow ideas...you all rock the house!
15  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Anyone eat hummus? on: January 16, 2007 10:25:17 AM
Quote from: raining_dreams
Hummus also tastes really good on crackers and sometimes on salad.
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i love hummus on salad! Grin
16  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Welcome to the Vegetarian / Vegan board! on: January 16, 2007 10:22:24 AM
hey, i just found this part of the forum....who would of thunk this was here....it is so nice to see people playing with their food...hahaha...
i have been a veg. for a little less than a year, but was veg. for 5 years before i slipped into a omnivorous black hole about 7 years ago....
nice to meet you all....looking forward to yummy recipies....ill start posting some of my favorites too...
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Are you *TOO* attached to your creations? OR: should I tell my shrink.... on: January 16, 2007 10:16:35 AM
i am very attatched to the critters i make too....one lives in my car on the dash board....it watches out for traffic, and police officers....who needs a fuzz buster when you have a three eyed crocodile head in the car!

and i have a realy hard time sending the little critters to live with other people knowing the ruckus they make in my house....keeping us up at night, and eating the left overs and all...

i think your attatchment is normal. Grin
18  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tutorial: Felt beads on: January 16, 2007 10:12:29 AM
yeah for felt beads....i have been trying my hand at them....i need to find some good roving....thank you for the tutorial... Grin
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: January 07 felt a long on: January 16, 2007 10:11:15 AM
i realy like  the bottle covers...i cant wait to see some more pics...
20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite Supply Sources/Resources for felt making on: January 16, 2007 10:09:29 AM
thank you thank you thank you for all the good links.....i have just recently acquired a serious crush on felt.....i think my husband is a little jealous....hahaha.. .
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