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« Reply #3160 on: April 09, 2011 03:51:16 PM »

Waggonswest...aren't you lucky to have an honest mate you can trust you to tell you when it's bad!! Most I can get from mine is "um, that's...great." No matter what it looks like...


Calixta...that bracelet is gorgeous!!

I love the book page necklace. Are the page pieces under/in something?
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« Reply #3161 on: April 09, 2011 04:30:21 PM »

I glued the pages to card stock then put many layers of varnish on them. I think it'll hold up pretty good as long depending on how many coats you put on for a bracelet, I want to make a matching set of earrings next.
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« Reply #3162 on: April 09, 2011 06:09:19 PM »

Love it! Sooo coool!
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« Reply #3163 on: April 09, 2011 07:20:22 PM »

Wow you are all cranking out the crafty goodness! I'm still going and have some things to post as soon as I get a computer back (we had to tame ours apart to move it away from the backed up septic pump (YUCK!) because it sits directly infront of the hatch...hopefully we'll get it back up soon!
I did spend a good chunk of my morning at an amazing bead store! And! I already made something for me from my exploits this morning!
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« Reply #3164 on: April 10, 2011 06:18:09 AM »

 Shocked Wow! Spring seems to really be energizing people -- Kudos!

I got two tiny -- but very useful (and therefore satisfying) -- things done.  Wink

One: I got the seeds for my garden started.  Not worth a picture, as egg cartons full of dirt are neither exciting nor aesthetically pleasing to look at.  But last year I never got my garden in at ALL, so....

Two: A wee glove holder to keep medical gloves at hand.  Too simple for it's own thread, but I love the fabric so much that I just have to share a photo here!    

It holds one pair of gloves.  Here it is attached to my watch (can't wear wrist watches when lifting students), which has developed into a sort of chatelaine -- watch, meds bottle, hand sanitizer, and gloves.


I gotta say, it really REALLY helps to get things done when you stick your sewing machine in the middle of the living room!  Grin
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« Reply #3165 on: April 10, 2011 07:30:45 AM »

I gotta say, it really REALLY helps to get things done when you stick your sewing machine in the middle of the living room!  Grin

I've done that before. Turn on the tv for the kids and sew away while being able to keep an eye on everything. It works great.

And good for you on getting your garden going. Someday I'll have one. Maybe.
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« Reply #3166 on: April 10, 2011 11:00:22 AM »

So I'm out of town house-sitting for some family right now and haven't been home in a week. My boyfriend calls me up today and says "you got a book in the mail...can I open it?"
I wasn't expecting a book so I said sure..Turns out it's "101 Crafts You Can Make at Home"!!!
From an amazing moderator I know...only problem is...he's now holding it for ransom. Actually I don't think he's going to give it back period. He teased me by flipping through the pages going "ohhhhhh....ahhhhhhhh" while on the phone.
Yup not only do I have a bf who deals with me crafting all the time...I have to fight him for the materials because he keeps stealing them!!
THANKS ALWAYS, I can't wait to steal it back use it!
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« Reply #3167 on: April 10, 2011 01:57:51 PM »

Oh great!  I think it is funny and good that your boyfriend enjoys your crafting interests!  What a tease he is---you should have him make some of the goodies in there for you (I believe there was some homemade jam!)...

I did not expect you to get it until this week so YAY for the post office!
I am sure you can figure out a way to get it back... Grin
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I just fished my Spring Yarn Wreath

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« Reply #3169 on: April 10, 2011 03:14:50 PM »

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50. Reversible, double-knit hat for DH (knit)

Gonna be reversible; black tweed and kakai-green tweed.  Anyone know of a manly pattern, easy enough for a beginner at double knitting, but not dead plain?

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