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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Q about Knifty Knitters... why are the pegs removable? on: May 26, 2007 12:03:16 PM
Just curious as to why the pegs on KK looms are removable? Is it just the way it's made? Or am I missing an awesomely cool knitting techniques that requires them to be removed?

TIA!  Smiley
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / gift for a TOTAL stranger? on: October 08, 2006 09:36:04 PM
I posted a request on Freecycle, not really expecting anything. Well, someone actually replied and is giving us a FREE fireplace insert. Those puppies are several HUNDRED dollars!! 

When we go to pick it up, I would really like to give this man a nice thank-you gift.  I mean, it's like he's handing us a bunch of $100 bills, yk?  And I want him to know how much we appreciate it.

I know NOTHING about him. Except his name is Michael and he is probably a man.  (I even tried "stalking" him, but he emailed me w/ a non-yahoo email account, so I can't even poke around his profile/subscribed groups).

Anyways, any ideas?  Smiley
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Need help with pricing- travel playmat on: October 05, 2006 06:46:35 PM
I made this roll-up playmat for a friend, and now I have a couple people wanting to buy them. However, I have NO idea what to charge.

It's made of felt, all detailing done by hand. The back is lined with cotton fabric. Has a velcro pocket to store the toy cars, and has the child's name embroidered on.

All rolled-up:




How much would you spend on something like this? Any ideas for improvements? ALL HONEST OPINIONS WELCOME!!

(BTW, it's pretty cheap to make, $3 at the most. And it doesn't take me that long. Oh and it's 10" wide and 30" long- not including the pocket part).
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My little bat on: September 27, 2006 03:19:56 PM
Hey, this is my first picture post! 

I've been playing around with felt and made this little fellow for Halloween. I'm going to make a pumpking and ghostie next.  Grin

ETA: he's 7" tall and has a wingspan of almost 17"!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Ideas for a 3yo boy? on: September 18, 2006 02:31:59 PM
I was thinking something with matchbox cars, like a carrying case/playset... but I'm not sure.  Any other ideas greatly appreciated!  Grin
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Question about making a changing pad... on: November 16, 2005 03:16:48 PM
I started a little home business of making diaper bags, and I had the idea of making some matching changing pads to roll up and sell with them.

What would be the best way?

My idea was to make a sandwhich... fabric - vinyl - thin quilt batting - fabric... and then put some matching binding around the edge. That way it is soft, matching, and waterproof.

But then that poses the question... is vinyl washable? I got the thinnest clear vinyl that comes on the big rolls at Wal-mart.  It won't melt in the dryer will it?

Or is there a better way to make changing pads?

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / A few questions re: messenger bag on: November 01, 2005 01:20:25 PM
Hey! I made my first bag to use in place of my way-too-cutesy diaperbag ala Jordy-style.

Here are a few pics:

ANYWAYS, I have a few questions...

1) How do I make compartments in it? Like I want to put in a [fabric] divider in it, to make 2 compartments, instead of one big pouch. What's the best way to go about this... make two linings and have them side by side? (Or would that work since you turn everything inside out. I'm confuzzled  Huh)

2) How can I make the bottom stronger, so when you have it put in on your shoulder, the sides don't bow in and the middle sags??  Someone mentioned putting some plastic canvas in the bottom. At what stage do I do this? LIke I said, I'm following the Jordy tute... and I don't understand how that would work, since you are turning everything inside out. 

3) How can I make some adjustable straps?

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  I appreciate it so much for the help, or some links to the right pages!!!  Kiss

Sorry I'm so dumb.  Embarrassed
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Make the seam go away... PLEASE! on: October 22, 2005 08:37:32 PM
The other day, I tried making a few hats from fleece. They came out great, and oh-so-cute... but you know how you flip up the band? Well, when I do that, the seam on the inside shows.

Then I got the idea of making it two layers, like purple on the outside, and then have pink on the inside, so when you fold up the edge, the pink would show.... but even then, I couldn't figure out how to make it where no seams would show...

I know it's probably very easy, but it still eludes me!


(I guess the same principle would apply to making a lined purse, wouldn't it?)
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / What sells? on: October 19, 2005 07:13:29 PM
I know, I know... this is very similar to the other threads on here. Please don't hate me!

I'm wondering... what are some hot sellers this time of year?  I plan to go to a few small, community craft shows as well as add some stuff to my website and was wondering what are some good Christmas sellers? I need ideas that are quick and cheap to make... mostly little things.

Any ideas?

Thanks everybody!  Grin
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / making socks/mittens with an old sweater?? on: October 17, 2004 02:36:04 PM
Hello. Newbie here, love the site. Anyways, a few days ago, DH put on a sweater from last winter and the sleeves (elbow part) were stretched comically huge. It looked like Popeye had been wearing it. (this confuses the daylights out of me b/c it fit him perfectly last winter, so unless big elbow-ed elves got into the closet and stretched it out, I have no clue  Shocked

QUESTION: Could I make socks  and/or mittens out of it?  I hate to throw away an almost perfect sweater and was hoping to maybe do something with it.  Can you cut up a sweater and sew it into, say, mittens, or will it completely unravel?  (I've never knitted and only know a few basic crocheting stitches so I have no idea)

I was hoping my first post to this forum would be showing off some wonderfully creative craft, but instead here I am, asking a stupid question. Oh well. Thanks for the help!!!

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