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« Reply #1190 on: July 04, 2010 06:13:53 PM »

destashed more books, organized my fabric - it 'almost' all fits on one shelf, maybe by end of July it will all fit on one shelf.

destashing some purple polar fleece on a hoody - not really stash, but knew if I didn't start it now, I never would - today was a chilly day, enough to remind me that a nice new hoody would be great for camping when we finally get out.

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
« Reply #1191 on: July 04, 2010 07:39:19 PM »

Thanks, everyone. Smiley

I just got a 5 dent heddle for the loom a couple of days ago, so I could blow though my stash of thicker novelty yarns, and later on use it to weave with my own homespun, which is thick, since I'm a newbie at spinning.

This is made with a weft of Lion brand homespun and a warp of Red Heart Earth and Sky.  I have enough of the Lion yarn left to make another scarf with a different color of warp. This went very fast. I think it took a total of two hours to make.

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« Reply #1192 on: July 04, 2010 11:35:40 PM »

Wow I love that scarf Grin
« Reply #1193 on: July 05, 2010 07:06:15 AM »

Thank you, Blue Rose.  Smiley

It's supposed to be stormy here later on today, so I will be involving my kids in this next scarf if they are bored. It's an experiment using random sweater thrums (short bits of wool) that I will let the kids pick out. I'll work the short bits in from time to time. I decided to use the rest of this Lion Brand Homespun yarn now, to keep it from sinking back into stash. I didn't want to make another scarf that was just like the other, either. This should be fun.

Once again, this is the 5 dent heddle that I ordered. I think I will be using it a lot.

« Reply #1194 on: July 05, 2010 10:32:24 AM »

CLM, it's not very crafty because there is no crafting involved, but we use old 100% cotton pillow cases as towels when it is super crazy hot and humid here.  Smiley

If you want to sew something, just look for old-time sheets at the thrift store and rip them into sections, then hem them up. Maybe decorate the hems with a few rows of decorative stitching. This could be a chance to play with the different stitches found on most sewing machines these days. They'd have to be the old kind of sheets, though, or they will not be absorbent enough.

Progress on the scarf experiment:

After I weave for a while, I just snip those loose bits of yarn.  It looks like yarn bits of any size can become Cricket food.  Cheesy
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Done!  Smiley
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« Reply #1195 on: July 05, 2010 05:24:03 PM »

Your weaving is very inspirational!  I definitely need to get a loom...I do love my knifty knitter...but I am a bit bored with it...

LaughingLark--you pick some pretty colors...I love seeing how you thread it up and then how it looks when you are done!

I am so miserably hot that I just cannot touch anything that is made of yarn, fabric, etc.

My holiday crafting has been eating ice cream and drinking tons of ice tea...

I used four balls of cotton yarn to make market bags, which I desperately needed...I buy a lot of fresh produce at the Farmer's Market and these bags are great for hauling it to my car!  I used one this weekend to carry my swimsuit and towel...very versatile bags!

« Reply #1196 on: July 05, 2010 06:57:39 PM »

I destashed
-a pack of white model magic
-a pack of pink model magic
-spool of elastic thread

I did add to stash again, but it's for specific projects

-pink faux fur (stuffed homestead greeter pig)
-pink satin (princess leah dress)

Added because I bought to much
-blue fabric
-fabric paint (I had to buy a pack of 5 just to get blue glitter)
-purple fabric - but it was only stashed for about 2 hrs before I found another project for it.

Looking for the free row by row patterns.  If you are able to get me one from your town I will paypal you $2 for postage.
« Reply #1197 on: July 05, 2010 08:08:37 PM »

Ugh, ugh, ugh! My ten year old just broke the tub faucet off by accident. He was tuning off the shower with his foot.  Roll Eyes It broke the pipe inside of the wall itself, so it's going to be an expensive fix. We don't need this right now, financially.

Maybe I can calm down a bit by crafting my way back to my happy place. I wish I could fix the faucet myself, but I totally don't know what I'm doing with plumbing in the wall. I see marathon crafting in my near future... Cheesy

« Reply #1198 on: July 06, 2010 01:39:06 AM »

I was bad. I de-stashed a cardboard box (I can't seem to make myself throw them away, they are oh so useful!) for a mail-sorter, but then I went to hobby lobby and bought paints to paint it (eh, ok, for the current project) as well as safety eyes (for destashing yarn into stress bunnies) corkboard (yet another purchase wherein I had a fantastic idea for it at the store, then got home staring at it dumbly) and chalkboard paint to make one side of my mail-sorter a chalkboard. Oh, and felt. v-v It was on sale. I have no willpower.

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« Reply #1199 on: July 06, 2010 05:08:01 AM »

Yesterday I pulled out my old beading loom I got when I was little. I even still have the seed beads that came with it, lol. So I made a little thing for practice that I'll probably use as a bookmark. After that, I started sorting the beads since they are all mixed together. It takes so long to sort them though so I didn't do it for too long. I'll probably work on that while watching a movie or something. At least I'm going to be getting rid of the seed beads though!

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