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« Reply #590 on: October 23, 2010 05:08:37 PM »

Yea I was thinking of some fast food wrapper like shrug but wasn't really sure how to do it.  I'm going to go see if I can find an old sheet or something for this. 

I do really like the idea of the french fries and ketchup purse.  Someone also suggested I make a pickle purse. Smiley  hehe

Tights are a great idea!!  I never think of tights!  I looked at Walmart today while I was out and they didn't have any fun colors in adult sizes Sad  I'll have to go check somewhere else..maybe one of those Halloween stores.

I was going to try to get it done for a Halloween party tonight but then I decided just to be lazy....so I have more time to figure this out. 

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« Reply #591 on: October 23, 2010 05:17:59 PM »

Go to a McDonalds and get a bunch of plastic bags to fuse together? Though that wouldn't really solve your warm issue - though you could line it with something warm?

« Reply #592 on: October 23, 2010 06:56:33 PM »

Finally got a chance to look through the boxes from my GMIL a bit tonight (we were gone all day, bleh, means I didn't get anything done on the costumes, which is really starting to stress me out).

Anyone need any tiny rick rack?

What about single fold bias tape or seam tape or seam binding (TONS of it)? 

Anyone know what a button elevator is?

Here are a few neat things I find in the mix that I will be keeping... sorry...

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« Reply #593 on: October 23, 2010 07:07:20 PM »

ZS, I'll claim the rick rack! Just let me know when to put my claim in. Smiley 
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« Reply #594 on: October 23, 2010 07:27:08 PM »

I just PMed about some goodies in the photobucket album, hopefully we can get a box put together ZS, lemme know Smiley

I hope to be reopening soon with some new goodies!  Either tomorrow or Monday.  Hoping I can get some points spent out and some more coming back in.  I love the trading off of points for goodies all over the place.  Seriously, this is my fave swap now!!

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« Reply #595 on: October 23, 2010 07:27:40 PM »

I would guess that the button elevator is placed under your button when using the machine to attach buttons. The thickness keeps the button from being too tightly bound to the fabric, creating a thread shank. You use this when attaching buttons on a thick garment.

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« Reply #596 on: October 23, 2010 09:26:25 PM »

That is what I was thinking also, PW.

I put another (smaller) meesker in my shop, only 1 pt for this one since it can get pushed under the sofa!

Also a hand dyed, hand spun, hand knit cell phone case.  Bright colors!

Doing some canning today.  Usually about this time every year, I make up a very large batch of bean soup and pea soup, then store it in the freezer.  My 'boys' don't like having to take time to thaw it out and heat it up, so this year I decided to can it all.  I had all 4 burners going with LARGE stock pots. 

We had dinner of pea soup and sweet cornbread, then I canned up 21 quarts of 5-bean & ham soup and 7 quarts of pea soup.  Now all the boys have to do is open a jar and heat it up!

If there is interest in egg dumpling, let me know.  I can make plain, or add some veggies like tomato (until the garden is finished) or swiss chard (like spinach), or herbs (sage, rosemary, lavender, maybe some basil)

Please let me know.  I will make some up and offer it in my shop


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« Reply #597 on: October 23, 2010 10:56:17 PM »

hello my girlies!
i am finishing up the last few touches on a THIRD r2d2 hat (this one for z.s.), and my fiance wants one now too. hahah. pattern burnout ahoy!
I am slowly but surely furnishing my house. i am now the proud owner of a 1950s, linoleum table...and no chairs.... working on it.

it has two leaves and is nearly flawless for its age
woop! (the man at the estate sale threw in table cloths too. it was very sweet)

during my search for homewares I seem to always be swayed by "smalls" like cups and bowls. I did manage to find something mediumish to furnish my place though, and it is only a teeny, tiny project.
behold, the chicken-box:

it's a hang-on-the-wall style key cabinet. It was only 8 dollars!
I am not very in love with the rooster on the front so i plan to decoupage/replace/add a frame to/paint over it.
any suggestions?

anyone want any ceramic painted? I have a big, teal mug that I would love to adorn. It would make a great christmas gift.

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« Reply #598 on: October 24, 2010 01:38:57 AM »

Anyone know what a button elevator is?

These are for when you are sewing buttons on to make the 'shank' with the sewing thread. They make sure you have enough space under the button for the thickness of the fabric round the button hole.

Have a look at the way buttons are sewn onto a thick jacket and you'll see what I mean.


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« Reply #599 on: October 24, 2010 07:00:22 AM »

those are both seriously cool scores lxm! we used to have a yellow sparkle & chrome kitchen table and matching vinyl chairs when i was growing up. Cheesy

if anyone was willing to put together a couple of homemade cornbread mixes for me here in the uk (should be fine to ship as long as there's no dairy or meat) i'd be eternally grateful! apparantly we can't get the correct kind of cornmeal here or something and the imported boxed mix is outrageously expensive. (think about $5 a box!) 
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