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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Valentine's Day Pills, Take 2 on: February 25, 2004 03:58:01 AM
Ok, so I admit that I blatantly swiped ctm's idea from here. (Thank you so much for the idea!) When I saw ctm's post, I immediately began plotting.

First, I had to gather my supplies. I got several sheets of different colors of parchment and a couple of sheets of adhesive from Michael's. I found the (vegetarian-safe!) gel caps at Whole Foods, though it is my understanding that Vitamin Shoppe carries them as well. These are, for the record, size 0 capsules. I found the largest prescription bottle that I had, and peeled the labels off of it, with liberal use of Goo Gone to get rid of the stickiness.

(Click on any picture to be taken to a larger version at my site.)

The collected supplies:
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_001_supplies.thumb.jpg

I first futzed around with some regular 8.5"x11" paper to see what size I would have to trim the strips into to have them fit in the capsules. I determined that .75" was the best size. Then, I printed a bunch of sayings, coupons, and ideas on the strips, with different "categories" on different colors of paper. Finally, I trimmed the strips down to their appropriate size.
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_003_messages.thumb.jpg.

The final stack of strips to roll up and put into the capsules.
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_005_messages.thumb.jpg

Using a label from one of my prescriptions as a guide, I made up a fake prescription for the bottle, as well as some warning labels. (Images edited to protect personal information.)
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_012_labels_edited.thumb.jpg

I did a rough trim-down of the labels, and of the labeling adhesive.
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_017_labels_edited.thumb.jpg

A shot of the filled capsules. You know, you get very funny looks in an office environment when someone walks in and sees you on a conference call, industriously rolling up little strips of paper and putting them in capsules.
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_019_capsules.thumb.jpg

A very blurry picture of the finished product. All in all, the project cost about $10 to make, most of that being in the adhesive labels, and it was a big hit.
http://www.burly-mango.com/gallery/albums/20040214-valentines-day/20040212_valetines_day_gift_026_finished_edited.thumb.jpg

Anyway, that was my project. Thanks again for the idea, ctm!

Hope you all enjoy. Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Any Suggestions for a Beginning Knitter? on: December 23, 2003 05:05:42 AM
Greetings and salutations!

I've been wanting to learn how to knit, but my mind -- and my fingers -- can't seem to wrap themselves around the idea. Can any of you recommend a good kit / book / system for learning? I admittedly lean towards books and kits than to web sites, but at this point, I'll take what I can get.

Thanks much for your help, and I hope your last-minute holiday craftiness is going well.

Aloha!
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