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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Dresser and potty chair revamp on: April 22, 2005 10:30:30 AM
Those are adorable! Nice work!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Not up to par, but I'll still wear it on: April 19, 2005 01:18:22 PM
Thanks for the insight, JiKo!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Not up to par, but I'll still wear it on: April 16, 2005 05:21:56 PM
Thanks for that info! I'm hoping my next try won't be as papery, but it's nice to know that it really doesn't matter all that much anyhow.
4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: kitty litter box cake...YUCK on: April 15, 2005 01:16:07 PM
Hey, I made the litter box cake a couple of years ago for my boyfriend's birthday! It was lots of fun. I used a coconut almond cake for the light parts and some other kind as the second cake, but I forget what it was. I spelled out HAPPY BIRTHDAY with the tootsie rolls and served it all up with a litter scoop and put it into plastic animal food bowls.

It was not so well received at first, but when he was forced to try it, he loved it!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Experimental Wavy Gravy Cowl/Scarf on: April 15, 2005 08:07:30 AM
Wow, that looks great! Good idea.

I hope you get the results you want from the felting process. I've found that sometimes it takes a lot longer to get to the felt ideal. How are you doing it? I have found that throwing in some jeans and putting it in the dryer has helped. A lot of instructions say to never put anything felty in the dryer, but I say "instructions be damned".

Good luck!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: iBook / Backpack / Boombox / Rabbit - Now with Pic-Heavy Tutorial on: April 15, 2005 08:01:33 AM
Everybody loves you!

I love you, too!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Not up to par, but I'll still wear it on: April 13, 2005 02:36:39 PM
Here's my first attempt at the transfer thing:





I'm sure I did a few things wrong, as I'm impulsive and I didn't do my research and barely followed the instructions that came with my paper.

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but there are areas where the paper didn't come off and I had to scrape at the little pieces that were stuck. The shirt I used has 2% spandex, so I'm wondering if that had something to do with the problem. Also, I'm using paper that came with the printer I had two printers before the one I have now (I've been meaning to try it out, really) so I'm wondering if that might have contributed to the problem as well. These are Canon t-shirt transfers, BTW.

Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to trying it out again once I hit the thrifts and find some more shirts.

The image is of chairs designed by Paul McCobb that we like to collect and use with our dining room table. I found the picture online and converted it to duotone in Photoshop.  I'm trying to get results good enough that I can make a shirt for my boyfriend - he caught me picking at the transfer paper stuck on the shirt and thought the image was incredibly cool, so really, I'm halfway there.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: what's your favourite knitting tip or trick? on: April 13, 2005 07:55:07 AM
Here's one for counting rounds on DPNs that I learned from a member of our SnB:

- Use a permanent marker to color in the tip of one of your DPNs and make this your first working needle.
- Place a marker at the beginning of the round, or just use the tail as your guide.
- The next time that you have the marked needle as your working needle *and* you've got your marker/tail in front of you, you have done 5 rounds.

I just mark my units of 5 on a piece of paper. That's 1/5 of the marking right there!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Boy Hero Knits Sweater! on: April 12, 2005 02:14:38 PM
Absolutely lovely! And such an inspiration...

Thanks for sharing your list of lessons learned as well. Very helpful!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Easy Peasy Cardigan on: April 12, 2005 02:03:14 PM
Excellent sweater!

Thanks for mentioning that book! It's available at my local library, but it's currently checked out. I wonder if another craftster member has it... (Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington branch, anyone?)

As soon as I get my hands on the book, I'm making one of them sweaters!
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