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« Reply #2710 on: March 22, 2011 05:16:01 PM »

skittlebub--your "firsts" are rocking this board!  I love the little clay creatures and your stuffies! (and of course they qualify as learning something new!)...

Fabric bandaids?  Are they just for one time? I am curious as I am allergic to latex and the adhesives on most regular bandaids...glue dots don't hurt?


The bandaids are just fabric covered. The fabric is glued to the back of the bandaid & then cut out.


rackycoo I love the tin, it's sew ( Roll Eyes get it? I make myself laugh.) cute

A2JC4life I need that sewing organiser, very well done

v3nu5 great work on the underwear. I've been meaning to try that too but haven't got around to it yet. The jewellery & hair clips are awesome too

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- maybe I should try those scarves, I'm always dropping stitches. So they should be easy right? LOL

korok I really like the toddler backpack
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« Reply #2711 on: March 22, 2011 05:32:58 PM »

I posted this over at the destash craftalong thread, I was going to keep from posting here until it was finished. But now I need help.
I made a drop spindle out of a chopstick, coconut and clay. But I left it sitting on my bed, came back 10 minutes later and an unknown force [IE: big cat or small dog] decided to use it as a soccer ball on hardwood and cracked the clay holding the pieces together.


[Totally counts towards March themes! Trying two new things: drop spindle and newspaper yarn!]

Anyone have an idea to attach the two pieces that is less fragile? I've got some ideas, but figured I'd post the projects before I forgot completely and missed the March theme!
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« Reply #2712 on: March 22, 2011 06:25:38 PM »

I guess you could use E6000, or maybe some liquid sculpy to put the pieces back together? I really have no other ideas on how to fix the cracked polymer, but you could try using washers/nuts & bolts laying about the house to try and keep the chop stick from falling out of the coconut.

Btw Lillianpearl, I have to say your idea to use a coconut and a chopstick to create newspaper yarn is marvelous! I tried making my own spindle with old cd's ans a dowel but I couldn't get the stick to stay on the cds. I want to see what you do with the paper yarn.
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« Reply #2713 on: March 22, 2011 07:27:42 PM »

I tried making my own spindle with old cd's ans a dowel but I couldn't get the stick to stay on the cds.

I made one for my sister a couple years ago, using instructions I found online.  They called for using a rubber washer.  I think I have a couple left; I can probably take a picture once I dig them out - or maybe even send them to you.  The inner rings of the CD "pop" into a groove in the washer and then the rubber holds it onto the dowel.
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« Reply #2714 on: March 23, 2011 01:15:58 AM »

33. 2 x dummy clips. One's for a friends baby & one for mine. 23/3/11


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« Reply #2715 on: March 23, 2011 02:50:15 AM »

I tried making my own spindle with old cd's ans a dowel but I couldn't get the stick to stay on the cds.
I made one for my sister a couple years ago, using instructions I found online.  They called for using a rubber washer.  I think I have a couple left; I can probably take a picture once I dig them out - or maybe even send them to you.  The inner rings of the CD "pop" into a groove in the washer and then the rubber holds it onto the dowel.
I think I used some of those rubber thinga-magijers, but I got the wrong ones and going back and forth to HomeDepot 3x's made me discouraged. A picture would be splendid! Hey those might even help Lillian with her coconut spindle problem! I might think better late nightTongue
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« Reply #2716 on: March 23, 2011 03:14:59 AM »

Lillian, what a great idea and clever way to use a coconut!

On Saturday (the day of the "super moon,") I finally got to strain out the tinctures that I started over six weeks ago.



The full jar is calendula and the other is yarrow.  What are they used for, you ask? Cheesy  Calendula is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory effects.  You can spray it on cuts, bruises, wounds, etc.  I'm going to keep a small spray bottle ready for my yet-to-be-created "boo boo" kit (once my son starts walking around).  The rest will be bottled and shared with friends and family.

Yarrow is mostly used as an immune booster and helps with fevers.  I'm going to rebottle this in a dark glass bottle and store away for the next time I start feeling under the weather.  Since 5 ounces of a tincture is a LOT, I think I can also safely share with friends and family, too.

Tinctures are really expensive to purchase in a store.  (The ones I've purchased before were easily $10-15/ounce.)  With just a little bit of passive time invested, I've made 16 ounces of calendula tincture (easily saving me over $120!) and about 5 ounces of yarrow tincture (saving me over $50).  
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« Reply #2717 on: March 23, 2011 06:37:51 AM »

lapoli--do they go bad or do you have to store them in any special way?  I had no idea they were so expensive...and probably not as potent as the ones you make yourself...wonderful and interesting projects!
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« Reply #2718 on: March 23, 2011 06:40:09 AM »

Well, they main ingredient is alcohol so I imagine they'd keep for a really long time.  I'm going to transfer them into dark glass bottles to keep them from being ruined by sunlight, but I think they'd last for several years, at least!  

I'm working on writing up instructions for the Bath/Beauty board since I think there are people on those boards that could use them for their natural bath products. Smiley
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« Reply #2719 on: March 23, 2011 06:43:08 AM »

I see--yes, alcohol would act as the preservative!  I can't wait to see them on the BB boards...I grow lots of herbs and flowers and would love to learn more ways to use them other as potpourri and decorations
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