I also have one of those clover i-cord machines...but I just found out I've lost the instructions!!! AGH! and of course I just bought yarn to make necklace or bracelets out of it...anyway, can anyone either explain how it works, or send me the instructions? My boyfriend doesn't understand why I'm tearing apart my craft room...again.
I found a cute jar at the resale shop. Thought "hey, that would make a good gift for my landlord/friend" I'd like to fill it with ...something. I was thinking about the "gift in a jar" thing, but he's on a Vedic diet. I've done a little research on that, but it's hard to know what would be ok to put into, say, a soup mix. I'm not even sure he can eat cookies, so a cookie mix might not be a good idea. Or is it? Any Vedics here?
I took a look at the naalbinding....but,no, it was a big loose weave, very lightweight looking. I should mention I'm looking into this because I also have skin allergies to metal. Anyway, I'll post if I comw up with anything...I haven't checked some of the online stich guides yet...Thanks, though!
I was at the Ren Fair the other day, and noticing the chain mail clothing merchants. Then a girl walked past wearing a tank sweater with a really loose, uh, I guess "weave" would be the right word. Anyway, it hit me...chain mail-looking crochet!! I'm new to crochet, so I'm wondering is there a stich or something that would give that effect? I'm allergic to metal (on my skin, that is), plus, real chain mail is NOT cheap. Any ideas? Knowing my luck, there's probably already a thread about this...Thanks!
I will probably at some point just have to become one with the fuglyness, I agree.
Not sure about those drawers yet, haven't really had time to investigate that. I had started thinking about making a large tablecloth to put over it, but that might hamper the practicalness of it. Unless I make panels in the front part of the tablecloth that can be rolled or flipped up to get access to the drawers. Thanks for the ideas, guys....if nothing else, this gives me a good project to start on.
I'm moving into a apartment where one bedroom greeted us with a 5 foot long, waist-high 70's FUGLY dresser. It could almost be called a buffet, but it's mostly drawers. Here's the deal...my new landlord, who's has also been my friend (yeah, we'll see how long that lasts...) doesn't want to part with it. He feels it's "extra storage", and would onyl let us put it into the attic if I don't keep it...no way am I moving this heavy thing up there! He also doesn't want me to paint it, or do anything permanent to alter it's apperance. Apparently he's "fugly-blind". Sooooo....what can I do to make it less fugly, that's not permanent? Put new cabinet style doors on it? Stretch fabric over the drawer fronts? Help!!!
Just one more thought on this...which rocks, btw. (I saw something similar in a Illuminations catalog, but they glued (?) the sticks to a votive holder.) What if you used that "tacky wax" stuff to glue the sticks? It's the stuff used to keep tapers in a candlestick. Otherwise, there must be some kind of "candle glue" out there? Just a thought.
I was looking for the instructions for the rectanglar rug in paticular. Striped is fine, I'm sure I could adapt it. Sorry it took so long to respond! oh, and what's the "workbook" that's referred to in the last message? Thanks!
Many months ago MS Living had instrucions for making rugs out of old towels, etc. i kept it for a awhile, then realized i don't know how to braid. (embarassing, but true.) Anyway, I threw out the article. Now, i need a new bathroom rug, and my old bathrobe is looking like a pretty good candidate for the job. did anyone else save the article, or can anyone point me to some simliar instructions? Thanks!