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3811  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: CPSC to put WAHM (D)s out of business on Feb 10th on: January 28, 2009 09:04:07 AM
A lot of companies put their MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) online as a PDF.  Hopefully a lot more of them will now.  I've seen them a lot for paint companies (which is good for this particular situation), but I bet yarn companies haven't... may not even have them as most yarns probably weren't considered hazardous materials until now.  Anyway, most companies have websites and I'd suggest looking them up (maybe the site is under the parent company name, so hopefully your label will have that) and then hopefully you can find contact information there.  I imagine they're A) getting swamped for requests they weren't prepared to answer and B) trying to find a way to get that stuff available online so they don't have to use wages, new packaging and postage to get the information out.
3812  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Plaster Mushroom Wall Hanging Tile on: January 28, 2009 08:56:18 AM
Thanks so much for your help!  I don't think I'll be tackling it any time soon, but it's good to have more information when I'm ready!  I've had a heckuva time finding something about this on the internet... it's all about making the mould itself with plaster so you can cast other materials into it.  I'm not sure how to phrase my searches differently.  Although, I may try and so some anatomical hearts for Valentine's Day.   Kiss
3813  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Plaster Mushroom Wall Hanging Tile on: January 27, 2009 09:11:40 PM
Thanks for replying!  Well, traditional gelatin molds are metal, but most these days are plastic.  Similar to the plastic of ice cube trays, but thicker, so not at all as flexible like silicone, but not quite as rigid as the plaster.  It's a lot like this one, but a different "view" and I think about half again as big.
http://www.amazon.com/Accoutrement-Zombie-Brain-Gelatin-Mold/dp/B000GKW6BU

I also have a human heart and a monster hand made of the same material. 
http://www.halloweenmart.com/halloween-decorations/partyware/heart-gelatin

I also have sugar skull molds that I might want to try with plaster (since ants don't like it and it's cheaper than powdered egg whites), but I bet the company that sells those could tell me.  The other molds I bought years and years ago and have no idea who made them.

3814  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Plaster Mushroom Wall Hanging Tile on: January 27, 2009 03:57:39 PM
Hi there,

I've been searching the boards looking for information on making casted plaster items using a plastic mold and your topic is the first one that's mentioned that.  I've got a few large molds sold as jello molds that I'd like to use.  All you've used is vaseline to keep it from sticking and some additive to strengthen it, right?  I'm mostly worried about ruining my molds - a brain and a heart, because I used them at Halloween.
3815  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: Butterick B4789 twist-front dress on: January 27, 2009 02:34:05 PM
Shazam!  That's a fantastic little number!  I'm going to have to look into that.
3816  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Modern day love poem..? on: January 27, 2009 10:50:32 AM
Brilliant!  It would've been kind of sad and also disrespectful to have just tossed the original work, but to make it into something relevant and personal is both kind of touching and ecologically sound. 

Yeah, that's what I thought. Touching and ecologically sound - two words not normally associated with me at all.  Grin

Thanks for all the nice words peoples! I wasn't sure if it would work, so I'm glad it has.

"kind of touching"... kind of
3817  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny House Swap: Sign-ups 1/2-1/16, Sendouts 2/6/09 on: January 27, 2009 09:39:51 AM
These are delicious, annacharlotte!  Is that cranberry or finger?

I hate what I've done on the roof.  My idea is sound, my execution is crappy.  I may have to buy something to get what I can live with for this house.  But, there's no way I'm going out in rush hour traffic for it.  It'll have to be tomorrow.

If it makes you feel better, I was halfway done my house and then realized I didn't like the combination of the materials so I scrapped it and started over. I'm 2/3rds done


I was pretty happy with mine, but too decided i just didnt like it enough and trashed it .... started over with something better (that is new to me) and I like the way it's going so far! Smiley

I'd blame it on fire damage.
3818  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Modern day love poem..? on: January 27, 2009 09:27:54 AM
Brilliant!  It would've been kind of sad and also disrespectful to have just tossed the original work, but to make it into something relevant and personal is both kind of touching and ecologically sound. 
3819  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tiny House Swap: Sign-ups 1/2-1/16, Sendouts 2/6/09 on: January 27, 2009 08:39:14 AM
These are delicious, annacharlotte!  Is that cranberry or finger?

I hate what I've done on the roof.  My idea is sound, my execution is crappy.  I may have to buy something to get what I can live with for this house.  But, there's no way I'm going out in rush hour traffic for it.  It'll have to be tomorrow.

If it makes you feel better, I was halfway done my house and then realized I didn't like the combination of the materials so I scrapped it and started over. I'm 2/3rds done

Thanks for commiserating, weeping_cloud.  You now, usually I'm such a planner and a wimp about trying new-new things (especially for a swap) that I don't have a scrap it and start over issue.  I think with my first roof plan I even went on longer than I should simply because scrapping it was new territory.  But I did and felt good about it.  And because I wasn't willing to go out in rush hour traffic, I was able to find a solution in the basement and maybe even an additional medium to include.  YEY!
3820  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny House Swap Gallery on: January 27, 2009 08:33:18 AM
Hehehe!  There's definitely a haunted backwoods cabin vibe there.  I can hear the wind in the trees and through the cracks in the chinking.
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