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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wrap Around Skirt..and it RED on: September 25, 2008 02:46:55 PM
That's beautiful.  My husband is Naga, so I've worn that type of skirt before when visiting his family.  But I have to use safety pins to keep it on.  I haven't mastered the art of tucking it in at the right place to keep the skirt from falling off.  My MIL made me a beautiful burgundy one in the design of DH's tribe, and I love it!

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help with couch disaster on: September 20, 2008 05:47:24 PM
Thanks y'all.  Just wanted to say that I did distress the fabric a bit with the sanding block.  It looks much more like what I wanted, and I found some cool chocolate brown pillows and also some striped pillows that really helped tone it down and blend in better with the rest of my den.  Much, much better. 
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Need help with couch disaster on: September 19, 2008 08:07:04 PM
Hi all,
DH and I "inherited" a dual reclining sofa from my parents.  Long story short DH traded work with a friend who has an upholstery business to get the couch recovered.  He did a great job, but I picked the WRONG fabric.  I went with a medium blue denim thinking it would go with everything and be easy care.  However, I thought the fabric would look more like a pair of worn jeans.  Instead you can't really tell it's denim, and I have this ugly country blue couch that clashes with everything, and I hate it.  I wanted a more shabby, worn denim look.  So . . . my question is, is there anyway to distress the fabric without totally ruining it? The couch cushions can be removed, but that's it.  I did take a sanding block to the underside of the middle cushion this afternoon and rubbed it in circles.  I figured if I ruined it, I could turn the cushion over.  Any suggestions?
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin, sprinkles, glitter and more! on: July 12, 2008 10:18:53 AM
Oh, and what do you use to color the resin with?
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Resin, sprinkles, glitter and more! on: July 12, 2008 10:17:40 AM
Where do you find the items to embed in the resin? I went to Michaels this week specifically to buy some resin and molds to play with and was surprised with how small the molds were.  I don't see how you fit everything in there.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute Calico from 1964 pattern... on: June 15, 2008 06:29:05 PM
What a great pattern! Love the pleats.
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to measure yardage? on: March 16, 2008 06:39:25 AM
I had my husband make me what I call my "yarn-winding thingy."  He took a long piece of wood with 2 nails hammered into it that are 1 yard apart.  I loosely tie the beginning of my yarn to 1 nail, then wrap the yarn around the nails.  I count the yards as I wrap.  Got the idea from Neauveau Fiber Arts website.  If you go into the recycling yarn tutorial, there's a picture of the yarn-winding thingy that she uses. 
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Muench touch me sub??(in UK) on: March 10, 2008 03:36:47 PM
If you're wanting the same texture and softness as Touch Me, there really is no substitute.  It's chenille, but it has enough wool in it that when you throw it in the washer and dryer it felts just a bit into this WONDERFUL velvety fabric.  However, if that part doesn't matter to you, then I'd go with a yarn that gets you the same gauge.  I made the Knitty Velvet Oblivion out of a ball of Touch Me I scavenged from my LYS' sale bin once, or I never would've been able to afford to use it either.  All of that said, check ebay.  Sometimes they have it a bit cheaper.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: New Interweave Knits on: February 08, 2008 02:38:45 PM
I just got mine in the mail yesterday.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hello from India- introducing myself on: January 27, 2008 08:25:05 AM
Hi Mansi,
Welcome, this is a fun and informative place.  My husband is from Manipur in the northeast and, in fact, we just got back from a visit there to see family and friends, first in Delhi, then in Manipur and Nagaland.  Only my 2nd trip to India ever but I had a great time.   

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