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21  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / 4 Velvet Pincushions on: December 18, 2006 08:56:15 AM
A friend saw the black one - very gothic and hard to photograph - and the green one long ago and wanted 2 more for Christmas gifts. I made the blue and red ones yesterday. Thought I'd show them before she gets them.

The black one is made from an old velvet dress and there's spidery flowers embroidered all over it. The beads are black pearls and other beads. There are silk flowers and feathers on top. Hard to see I think in a picture.

The red one is wrapped in a faux jewelled necklace and the playing card is just a paper (not even cardboard) mini Queen of Hearts card.

The Dreams label on the green one is from a clothing label and on top is a silk brocade yo-yo. The blue on has a Chinese coin over the loop on top and an old earring, beads and funky yarn.

All are made from old velvet clothes. All are stuffed with carded wool. I never use fiberfill. Wool is better on the pins. Pincushions are one of my favorite things to make.

My husband swears these links will work, but I'm a web idiot and they are not showing up in the preview so who knows?


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22  Arizona / Arizona: South / Weekly CRAFT-IN in Tucson on: December 12, 2006 11:00:43 AM
Three Jewels Buddhist Community Center is hosting a free weekly Craft-In starting next week, Dec 19. Tuesdays at 3 pm.

If you're a punk crafter, member of the Church of Craft, misfit maven or merlin of needlework, or any other type of crafting creature, bring your sewing, knitting, whatever and hang out with other crafty folks.

314 E. 6 Street, just west of 4 Avenue. Park on 4 Ave. or in the Plush parking lots just off 6 Street (it's public parking in the daytime).

Everything the center does is free-of-charge including yoga classes. We rely completely on the money thrown into our rent jar. Just like we did in the 70's!

So come craft and make our hovel a home!

Allison, director Three Jewels
center phone is 207-9889
23  Arizona / Arizona: South / Weekly CRAFT-IN in Tucson on: December 12, 2006 10:59:50 AM
Three Jewels Buddhist Community Center is hosting a free weekly Craft-In starting next week, Dec 19. Tuesdays at 3 pm.

If you're a punk crafter, member of the Church of Craft, misfit maven or merlin of needlework, or any other type of crafting creature, bring your sewing, knitting, whatever and hang out with other crafty folks.

314 E. 6 Street, just west of 4 Avenue. Park on 4 Ave. or in the Plush parking lots just off 6 Street (it's public parking in the daytime).

Everything the center does is free-of-charge including yoga classes. We rely completely on the money thrown into our rent jar. Just like we did in the 70's!

So come craft and make our hovel a home!

Allison, director Three Jewels
center phone is 207-9889
24  Arizona / Arizona: South / Tucson - small sale to help community center? on: November 25, 2006 07:46:08 AM
A bunch of Buddhist and Yoga students have opened a small center on 6 Street off 4 Avenue and I'd love it if any craftsters would like to have a small craft fair there.

We're pretty new and just trying to get people in there since there's not much walk-by traffic since the Muse closed.

All our classes and events are free-of-charge and we survive on the spare change and dollars people put in our jar. We've been paying the bills okay til now, but we all went on retreat for most of November and our funds are poop.

So I'm looking for creative and fun(ky) ways to get people in there, just to have a good time.

If you have a small stash of crafts, or craft books, vintage linens, etc. you'd like to sell off (I've even got a small store of trolls from the 70's), we could do it Sunday December 10 during the 4 Avenue Street Fair or the next week.

Anyone game?

BTW, I will probably have a vintage sale Dec. 3 if no one can get together for an actual craft fair. Remember, we're not fancy - very relaxed. Maybe $20 per table? Or split the earnings somehow to benefit the center???

This might be a great way to "do" the street fair without paying $400 for one of their booths!

Let me know. 520-207-9889 is the center number and I'll be there Tuesday through Thursday next week about 1-6 pm(ish).

Allison
25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Japanese Sweater Doll - made in america on: December 31, 2004 04:24:35 PM
Thanks to Nordic, I finally made a sweater doll. Actually I made it a few weeks ago, but we didn't have a digital camera, etc.

But now, it's here!

I have a few more cut out and will be making a rainbow of them.

Rabbithorns

http://members.cox.net/samsera/sweaterdolls-Thumbnails/0.jpg
     On Bed
 

http://members.cox.net/samsera/sweaterdolls-Thumbnails/1.jpg
On Table



Window sill
26  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Please explain Paypal!! on: July 21, 2004 08:36:42 AM
I'm sorry if this has been done before I didn't see it anywhere...

My son is selling his old music, etc. on eBay and the money is going to Paypal. So why can't he put it his savings account. He says they take a portion of every "deduction" from their holding account so he's waiting until there's a big amount and will then deposit it.

Is that right? Is it true that Paypal has his money and it's not given to him until he requests it? And then there's a fee for every "withdrawal" of money he's earned?

How much is this fee per "withdrawal"?

Thanks,

Padma
27  ASIA / Japan / Sweater Dolls - looking for patttern on: July 15, 2004 12:27:25 PM
There's a pattern in a book by Hiroko Tanaka. It's a pattern using old sweaters to make a doll that sits up by itself (stuffed with cotton and adzuki beans).

Does anyone have a copy of this book? I've conversed with a woman (in Japan) who has attended her workshops and made the dolls, and Ms. Tanaka was pleased someone in America was interested in making the dolls, but she says there are no plans to translate into English.

I'm wondering how they sew the sweater pieces so they don't fray. (They don't look like felted wool at all.) They seem to sew them by hand. The dolls are only about 6 inches tall (seated).

Any information?

Thanks in advance.

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