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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grandma's Buttons Memorial Shadowbox on: August 05, 2010 04:42:50 PM
These are fantastic.  I have my grandmother's sewing machine, and many of her old notions.  Last night, we almost lost her(I actually just caught up on sleep from the all niter in the ER) And while she did make am amazing, unprecedented turn around, it made me appreciate her and all the things she as done to further my creativity.

Thank you for your beautiful project
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Punk/Crust Patch Swap? on: August 02, 2010 05:12:35 AM
im always down for some patch crafting! i must say though... making 10 or 15 patches is no problem but sending 15 little packagess plus Dcs is way too pricey for me. so smaller groups, or even better would be to just make a bunch for one person. i prefer the.. lets say intimacy of one on one swapping:) and getting a big fat envelope full of patches sounds really exciting. and it would give partners a chance to discover new bands and/or political ideas, etc.
I like the smaller group idea.  I totally understand what you mean about sending 15 packages!  That's why i figured we'd just send them in standard envelopes, not packages, much like the Post Secret swaps?
But if the traditional one on one swapping is preferred, that's totally ok!

PS, if its just you and me, I say we go personal swap haha
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Punk/Crust Patch Swap? on: July 31, 2010 08:03:04 PM

Ok. I admit. Im really addicted to patches. Patches for bands, ideas, or just images. I sew them on my vest, my pants, my hoodies, my backpack....You get the idea.
And a lot of us know how to make them! Screen printing, stencils, freezer paper, freehanded painting, embroidery...We know how to get it done!

So what if we all had a little patch-addicts anon, and made each other some sweet patches?

I think it would be cool if we kept it small, say, 10-15 people, and we made a patch for each person? I know that's a lot, but we might be able to make the same design twice even?  That way we also get a broad variety of patches as well.

If you think that that's a bad idea and everyone should just have one partner, thats cool too.  I just thought it might be more fun this way.

So are you in?
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dorm Room at Home! HELP! on: July 31, 2010 07:43:26 PM
I agree, you should offer to remove the wallpaper properly, then see if you can repaint. Your mom probably understands that you're too old to have ABC wallpaper, but wallpaper really shouldn't be painted over. Negotiate a color you can agree on so that it can last beyond when you move out.

If there's some reason your parents are really attached to the ABC wallpaper and don't want it removed at all, I've seen alot of people, renters for example, who couldn't paint do things like the "starched fabric" wall covering. I haven't done it myself but try searching for that.
People have been suggesting this a lot, and it sounds really neat. hmmmm

Thanks so much to both of you C:
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Dorm Room at Home! HELP! on: July 26, 2010 07:28:55 PM
hey guys!  so, i just graduated high school and am attending the community college this fall.  part of staying at home though is that i wont have a little dorm room to call my home.
wait. says who?
so now i want to turn my bedroom into a dorm room of my own.
step one, the 21 year old ABC wallpaper.  ive done my best to cover this with posters, but it still doesnt do the trick.  ive asked if i can just paint over, but mom says no. also, ill probably be funding this project... what are some cheap ways to almost completely cover walls without paint, and without spending a fortune? id much appreciate your ideas!
im sure ill have many questions to come,  but this is task number one!
t.i.a, craftsters!

16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Introducing My Pretty Punkin, new pattern from ghilie on: July 26, 2010 12:12:16 PM
Ghillie, youre amazing!
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, July 16, 2010 on: July 22, 2010 07:37:41 AM

It depends on how consistant you spin, ie not radically thick and thin, how you ply it, 2-3-4+ plies, and how many oz.  In the beginning when I started spinning, my first consistant singles netted me 165 yards in dk weight out of 4oz of merino/silk mix, the last batch I did of 4 oz of 100% merino, netted me 238 yards of two ply laceweight.  I'm in the middle of doing about 5.9 oz of thin laceweight singles, which will give me a lot more 2 ply laceweight yarn, not just because it's 1.9 oz more than the last but also because I'm spinning it even thinner than the last time. 
Im still pretty inconsistent, but Im getting better.  I dont ply at all because I just havent learned that yet and want to be good at spinning first. Hmmm, so I think Id need 4 or 5 ounces.  Man, I have so many questions, but idk if this is the proper place for them haha
18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, July 16, 2010 on: July 21, 2010 02:43:43 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOH! Good point! Totally missed that  Shocked Thanks for correcting!
I knew that part from twisting hair haha But thank you!  Do you know any websites for cheap roving?  Im just a beginner so I dont need the fancy expensive stuff yet.  Thanks!

paradise fibers is where I buy the majority of my roving. They have just about everything under the sun, fast shipping, and CHEAP. (plus discounts for bulk orders.) You can also search on Etsy. Some sellers have plain rovings by the ounce for pretty cheap. Smiley
How many ounces do you need for a decent amount of yarn?  I mean, I thought I was gonna get a fair amount of yarn last time I spun and I only got 60 feet!
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, July 16, 2010 on: July 19, 2010 09:30:15 AM
OOOOOOOOOOOH! Good point! Totally missed that  Shocked Thanks for correcting!
I knew that part from twisting hair haha But thank you!  Do you know any websites for cheap roving?  Im just a beginner so I dont need the fancy expensive stuff yet.  Thanks!
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Learn to spin in 2010 on: July 19, 2010 07:44:13 AM
You can spin cotton balls and hairdresser's rayon!  A spindle can cost less than $5 to make, then hit up the dollar store or beauty supply shop.  Srsly. Grin
Cotton balls?!? Please, do tell!  Coz Im out of roving!
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