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3331  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a Craftster when... (part THREE!) on: January 27, 2010 06:01:38 AM
i love the idea of making your own hook, it would be so cool and have a much better 'vibe' and be great to use. especially if it was not completely straight
3332  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with finding right glue type on: January 27, 2010 03:58:27 AM
Milk jugs are made with high density polyethylene, a material which is not very glue friendly. Things just dont stick well to it, sadly the best glue for this is hot glue (its the same chemically) but that will probably melt the milk jug...I am pretty sure that is not what you are after.

if the spray adhesive doesnt work you could try two part polyester resins, ie the type of stuff that is used as casting resins,

but  how you glue is also important, if you wrap the aluminium foil completely around the milk jug and glue it to itself on the overlap, you will get a better bond.
3333  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Embellishing clothing with ribbon? on: January 27, 2010 03:55:12 AM
I think that hot glue wouldnt stand up too well to the washing machine, try the fabric glue, but I have never used it so I dont know how well it will stand up.

Sewing is best, but sewing denim is always tough. When you sew near the hem of jeans you are sewing through up to 8 layers of denim in parts, so consider cutting off the hem at the bottom (frayed edges can look good) and then sewing on the ribbon, to cover (or keep) the raw edge, it will make sewing a lot easier.

If you sew ribbon on the sleeves remember to use a zig zag stitch to allow for stretch.

you could use narrow ribbon to 'draw' designs on hoodies/t-shirts, try fabric glue for that.

There is also ribbon weaving,
3334  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: What made you start crafting? on: January 27, 2010 03:50:43 AM
I have always crafted. but when we were kids we didnt have much money *cue plaintive violin music* so there were never any material to craft with at home, paper and paint and crappy tape was about it, but the funny thing is that I got really good at making something from nothing, the local library had about three books on 'make and do' (as we used to call it then) and I used to devour them. I think that having limitations makes you more creative as you are challenged by what you dont have and have to find a way around it. 

it also turns you into the most ridiculous pack-rat craftsupplies hoarder as an adult. Now that I have cool craft supplies it means that I am often paralysed by not knowing what to do, where to start. ..but no, I dont want to go back to paper and crappy paints!

i started to sew for the same reason, couldnt afford new clothing and so I spent time remaking old clothing and making new stuff out of old fabric/clothing/blankets/curtains/sheets that was around the house.
3335  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: You know you're a Craftster when... (part THREE!) on: January 27, 2010 03:44:33 AM
Selnith you could make your own!
http://stramenda.com/2008/11/09/make-your-own-crochet-hook-carve-it-whittle-it.html
3336  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Make-a-Friend Round 5: The Gallery on: January 27, 2010 03:42:30 AM
well actually if the truth be known, what I forgot to send you (shocking grammer) is something that was left out of package one, plus a few extras that were meant to go into package two. At this rate I will have a big suitcase of stuff for you in the summer..lol
3337  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Let's make postcards! on: January 27, 2010 02:00:21 AM
nooitare that king kong one is awesome...in fact all of yours are awesome.

I have a (small) list of people to send to and am chewing my arms off in frustration as things keep getting in the way of getting these made...this weekend...definintely!
3338  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Altering Paper Crafts Supply Swap CLOSED SO 2/6 on: January 27, 2010 01:58:34 AM
lol at alwaysinmyroom...I do that too, convince myself that if its in a sale that it would be morally wrong to pass it up, especially since its (almost) free!
3339  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: craftalong to, post a project on every completed projects board in craftster on: January 27, 2010 01:57:00 AM
well said muria!! I started this board because I know that I tend to look wistfully at some boards and plan to try them some day i figured challeging myself to do them all was a good way to get moving
3340  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Givers and Needers Round 6 (Partners coming soon; Sendouts Feb. 5) on: January 27, 2010 01:54:20 AM
I love craftster,  it always cheers me up as its a friendly, inspiring place to go, but of all the swaps I have done (and I have done many) this swap and this board is the most inspiring, it is fabulous to have people who have such whole-hearted generosity that they are happy to fill a box full goodies for a complete stranger, it is incredibly heartwarming and it completely restores my faith in humanity
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