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Topic: "Use it or lose it" craftalong. Anyone?  (Read 4756 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006 08:59:00 PM »

We can't wait to see the results! I'll live vicariously through your screenprinting!
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006 05:14:55 PM »

Yup, pulled out the knitting kit. It's not really a knitting kit. It's yarn, needles, and a little booklet that's like "Okay do this, this, this and your DONE!" In the meantime, I'm still on step one and completely lost.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006 07:36:54 PM »

it goes for about $40. It says "Super Value" on it, so I guess I shouldn't have expected too much.

mmm they have those at hobby lobby, and if you download a 40% off coupon from hobby lobby.com (there's not one every week, but fairly often) you can get it for almost half off. just thought i'd throw that out there.

oops, sorry. i've just supplied countless people with another tool that will sit in the closet for 3 years. if you follow my advice, promise me you'll use it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2006 07:59:01 AM »

Oh my gosh....this is the bane of my existance! Not having enough time in the day to use ALL the goodies I have stuck here and there in my small studio.

I will make a point to pull something off the shelf to use that Ive been "wanting" to get to.

I have a Gwen Gibson stencil making kit for screening on polymer clay AND since the sun is now peeking out more this may be the perfect opp to use it since it has the sunshine is a key element.

Okay...now to find something of interest to make a stencil with.
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2006 10:32:50 PM »

I have to join this one...

I too have screen-printing supplies (a screen, a squeegee and some fabric inks) that I demanded for my birthday(the screen and squeegee) used once with acrylic paint, total disaters ensued, demanded fabric ink for christmas and have since done nothing. So maybe now I've joined this thread I will be inspired.

I've used photo-emulsion at uni and love it but know that even more disaters will occur if I use it at home so for now I'm just going to use 'old-fashioned' hand-cut stencils which seem to work pretty well. So maybe that would be a better place for you to start. You can cut the stencils out of contact(sticky-backed plastic), colours are better than clear but that works too,  then stick the stencil to your screen and print away!

Hope this was useful and that I too start printing!
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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2006 12:57:47 PM »

I can't think of any specific tools I haven't used - but lots of supplies I just had to have - that are sitting around waiting for me to get a roundtooit!
I will have to look and see what all there is when I get home.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2006 02:52:06 PM »

I'm with kmac, I have lots of supplies that I just never get to using, but had to have them at the time. I made 1 sock monkey posted here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=81273.0 that turned out more like a monster. Then started buying cool socks to make more, but never did. This might make me actually start tackling that bag of socks this week.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2006 09:08:35 PM »

I haven't "gone there" with buying a screen-printing kit...yet, but I was thinking about which project kit I would commit to trying for the craft-along.
And then............
today I went to the Yarn Barn... a San Antonio shop with all types of needlework supplies. And the yarn is FRIGGIN EXQUISITE!!!

And I found a needle felting kit and a punch embroidery needle thingie. Shocked
Like I really needed anything else. Wink
Well, I am happy to say I completed my first felting project, the beginner one in the kit. I felted a watermelon slice onto a circle of felt.
I just still have to steam and press it, but I have NO desire to whip out the iron anymore tonight.

I had a great time, and thought "this isn't intimidating, at all."
I only poked myself three times, drawing blood twice....not bad  :)though. There is a nice thick foam block on which to pokey-pokey, so it wasn't like that one in another thread where someone went all the way through her finger.

So... I am feeling revved up.
When will the craft-along start???<pant,pant> Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Oh, and I will post a pic of my watermelon.... as soon as I read how to do that.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2006 08:58:02 AM »

This "craftalong" sort of started, then petered out... not sure if too many people got "motivated" beyond the first week or so that I posted this.

However, it looks like they're having way more motivation going on over at the "Let's get motivated" craftalong... making lists and reporting progress and such. Sooo... anyone looking to craftalong with some more motivated folks might want to head on over there and check things out:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=88137.0

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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2006 10:24:35 AM »

i have tons, and i mean TONS of beads to use for jewelry making... i think i should get on it...
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