I have at least two ideas (I may have more that haven't surfaced yet, lol) for the searching function:
#1: make the search terms stay in the box at the top when it displays the search results. It is so frustrating to search for "crochet diaper cover" and then have to go back and type "crochet diaper cover -swap" and then go back again and add more to it...It would just be really nice if the text stayed there.
#2: "exclude swap" checkbox for the search bar. It would be really nice to be able to search for something and not have it come up with 19 swaps where that something is a suggested item, before it shows any actual posts about that sort of item.
Okay, I know i'm doing something wrong. I just don't know what it is.
When I get to the end of a row, I chain one, turn, and start crocheting again (this is for HDC). Sometimes, it comes out just fine, looks nice and straight up the side, but sometimes it makes the row shorter...OR longer. What am I doing wrong?
All I want to do is be able to make a square or a rectangle that isn't all wobbly on the sides
I've been trolling the net for a few hours now, trying to find a free pattern similar to a crocheted soaker i've fallen in love with, found here. However, most of the links I've found (there are lists everywhere!) are dead.
Can anyone recommend me a pattern that will come out similar to this one? (note: I CANNOT KNIT) The things I particularly like are style of the waistband, and the fact that it doesn't require seaming up from the legs to the waistband at all.
first of all, here are the pants, as they are right now:
as you should be able to see, the side seams go down the outside of the thigh and then migrate to the front of the shin. the inseams do a similar, though reversed, thing. What can i do to fix it? should i take some fabric out of the back of the thigh? pulling there seems to help the problem considerably, but i'd love a different solution, if there is one.
secondly, what can i do about the bunching around the crotch area? i took a great deal out of the front crotch seam already, should i take more out, or will that make the problem worse?
i'm making a pair of pajama pants (except i'm modifying them wildly) but am trying to follow the pattern for now, at least. it's a pattern i printed from sewnews.com. i'm confused, though, because the notches in the inseam just don't line up! the notch on the back of the leg is, like, 3 inches lower than the one on the front leg.
do i just line up the crotch seams and ignore the notches, or what?
These were made using the tutorial here. Thanks for another good one, Queenofdiy! These bags are so handy and useful and wonderful and great. I can't imagine living without them, now that I have them!
First one here is seersucker on the outside, quilting cotton inside. Second is quilting cotton inside, repurposed fabric from a thrift-store dress outside (hence the seams up the middle):
First one is made of two vintage fabrics (both from the 60s) that I got at a thrift store, second is a bedsheet inside and a former skirt outside (lightened to show that there is purple in the plaid, so it really does coordinate with the lining):
So, I apparently didn't use enough interfacing in this bag.
It's inspired by (or rather, a copy of) Amy Butler's Sanibel bag from her Sweet Life line. I discovered the bag, and figured out how to make it, from this topic. It was supposed to be for my mother-in-law, but I don't really want to give it to her in its current state. I wonder if there's anything I can do to fix the floppy sides?
The outside of the bag: (note that it doesn't completely flop because it has a panel of plastic canvas in the bottom)
also, where do you get heavy-duty thread? the first project i'm going to be attempting will be a backpack made with denim and leather, and i want to get all the materials by the time the machine arrives!
okay, number one: i bought two bricks of cream cheese today, and forgot to put them away immediately. they were out for about 5 hours or so, but they were in a very cold room (due to lack of window insulation on one wall). think they're okay to use still? they were still sealed and all.
number two: i'm making cream cheese mints for our family christmas party. how long will they stay good at room temperature, and how long in the refrigerator? is it okay to make them now, with a week left till christmas?
number three: i made marshmallow-based fudge yesterday. can i leave it at room temperature for a week, until christmas? i know that regular fudge sits on store shelves for weeks or even months, but is marshmallow-based fudge okay like that too?
number four: i made peppermint bark yesterday, and it has been in my freezer since then. can i go ahead and break it up and put it in a tin on the counter now?
yeah, i realize these questions are all pretty much the same thing, but i figured i'd split them up so folks who only know about one can answer specifically and easily.