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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: mispronunciations! 'fess up! on: May 26, 2005 12:25:31 PM
I used to sell Pampered Chef and I was amazed at the number of people who called it "Pampered Cheft" with a t on the end. where the hell does that t come from?  Tongue

Also, "embroider" -- my mom says "did you embroidry that?" grrr. No! I EMBROIDERED it!! haha. I don't correct her because she's said it that way forever, but it just grates on my nerves.  ; Wink
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: mispronunciations! 'fess up! on: May 25, 2005 01:50:58 PM
My mispronuncation goof is old school  Grin back in the horrible 1980s, when the Country Look ruled the world, everyone was rediscovering potpourri. Um, I hate to admit it, but I pronounced it "pot porry" for the loooongest time. hee! luckily my cousin was blunt enough to set me straight.

and I'm glad someone cleared up "toile". I always say "I don't know how to say it, it's spelled T-O-I-L-E." dorky but effective.

And Lothruin, I live just down the road from you, in Omaha!
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Some bags I've made -- long post and picture heavy on: April 22, 2005 10:49:05 AM
I think you're doing great on your bags. I especially like the striped one with the red checked lining. very pretty. I made a lot of the same mistakes you did when I started making bags -- not using interfacing, sewing things on backwards  Cheesy and all of that. The one thing I cannot seem to stop doing wrong is forgetting to put a pocket inside my bags -- I don't use those tiny pockets in purses and I just forget. But EVERYONE I show my purses to says "it needs a pocket inside", so I add them now. And boy does it tick me off when I forget! LOL

Anyway, keep sewing and I will bet you'll be selling purses before long! They're adorable and you have great ideas. I like reusing fabrics from the thrift store too.
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Help finding skull and cross bones on: March 14, 2005 11:20:35 AM
I LOVE skull and crossbone designs! I looked through my bookmarks and found a couple fabric places and one rubber stamp place.

Here's one of my favorite fabric patterns:



I hope any of this helps you.
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted Flower Coin Purse on: February 08, 2005 11:25:58 AM
I finished the flower purse last night and I'm really happy with it, but I'm also a nitwit about posting photos, so I'll give it a try later.

Paisley, I'm glad you liked crochet me, i think it's a great site.

elissamichelle, I know what you mean about the patterns. I thought this one was pretty clear, but I'm always finding patterns with errors in them or that jsut plain make no sense. I always try to blame the pattern  Grin not me! LOL. One tricky thing in that flower purse pattern -- when you're making the front and back, you have to start the new row/round with a stitch. It will say "sc in next three sc" but REALLY you have to sc once, then sc in next three. Now, that's just at the beginning of the row, after that, the pattern is right.
bizarre, I know, but that's the only way the pattern works. I kept trying to follow the directions and ended up with an odd number of stitches at the end of the row. Finally, I tried starting with the one stitch, and voila! it worked.
the petals I thought were pretty easy to understand.

I'm working on the heart-shaped purse on the Lion Brand site right now and it's confusing me and I keep thinking about frogging the whole damned thing, but my hubby encourages me to finish it. so, i'll probably hang in there and finish it. It's bigger than the pattern says it will be although my gauge is fine. gah.
16  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted Flower Coin Purse on: February 07, 2005 03:20:02 PM
I'm not sure where the original poster got her pattern, but this site (crochet me, the online magazine for crochet) has a similar pattern this month, which the author says can be made small for a coin purse. I'm almost done with the full-sized purse and it's freakin' adorable! and pretty easy, too.
17  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Poncho Crochetalong on: February 04, 2005 10:31:40 AM
I'd love to participate! Either child or adult poncho's fine with me. Am I right that we'll all be doing the same pattern? This will be my first crochetalong, so sorry if that's a dumb question  Grin
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: first scarf on: January 20, 2005 02:27:15 PM
That is a great first project! And I really like the different yarn for the fringe. It's a great look and I think you have inspired me to try that on the next scarf I make! Thank you for sharing this with us!
19  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Funtional Hat on: January 09, 2005 12:08:51 PM
Pure genius! I think you should start marketing those hats to the movie stars who are into knitting! you might start a trend!  Grin Grin I'd like to see Meryl Streep with that hat on her head, just serenely knitting away on the set of her next movie!

seriously, that was a great design. Congratulations.
20  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Plastic Grocery Bag Crocheted Clutch on: January 07, 2005 08:59:27 AM
Boy, everything old REALLY is new again! Little old ladies in my neighborhood growing up used to use plastic bread wrappers to crochet rugs for their kitchens.My mom always treasured those rugs when some nice old lady would give her one -- they are so durable and of course they clean up pretty easy, since they are plastic.

You all might want to try using bread wrappers -- Wonder Bread has cool wrappers with their bright polka dots, and Roman Meal used to be a favorite bag, since it has a cool coppery colored bag. Of course, in these "low carb" days, maybe bread wrappers aren't that easy to come by? My sister has six kids in her household so they go through lots and lots of bread. Maybe I should ask her to save me some bread wrappers!  Grin
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