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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 51 ENTRIES / Re: ***CandyLand-- Comes to Life*** on: June 17, 2010 04:03:26 PM
You are without a doubt my landscaping hero. This is beyond amazing! Just beautiful.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: She's a MANIAC MANIAC ! on the floor !!!! on: April 16, 2010 06:14:16 AM
I loved that movie when it came out! My aunt took me to see it in theaters when I was 10.
Awesome homage to the workout scene, and the movie in general.  Love the skirt. (And I love the slide show!) It would look great with matching legwarmers... Smiley
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy) on: March 22, 2010 02:15:37 PM
1) Are you talking about the concentrate or when you try to dilute it? 

That was for the concentrate! Needless to say, I did not dilute it, because, well... you know. Smiley


3) How much water did you add? Are you sure you're using a 5-gallon bucket? ...
4) Were your Borax and washing soda "good?"...
6) Did you let it set up in a cool place overnight? Was the lid on tight?

I am using a much smaller bucket, actually (about 2 gallon) which I thought would give me a super concentrate. Shows what I know! It was what I had on hand. I'll be going to Home Depot to invest in a good bucket next time.
The Borax and washing soda were brand new and powdery. So I'm hoping they were good!
And... ahem, I did not put the lid on tight. I mean, I thought I did, but when I ventured down the next morning, it was skewed. I have curious kitties who probably chose to investigate, and if it wasn't on tight to begin with, then they had an easy time of it!
I'll try correcting the things I did incorrectly. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions! I'm determined to get this right. Smiley
I'm guessing that my stirring time and a not-tight lid were my biggest downfalls, based on your advice.
Oh, and EvelynnFox, I used Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, since it's my boyfriend's favorite. None of our clothes came out smelling pepperminty, though, which I found just a bit disappointing. Oh well, the laundry room smells like a candy cane, so I guess that's something!
4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy) on: March 18, 2010 07:33:24 AM
I hope this is not a redundant question.
I made my first batch of homemade laundry soap from a different recipe I found online a couple months ago, and it turned out... kind of like eggdrop soup?  Huh
We've been using it anyway, because I'm super cheap and I hate waste, but do you have any idea what would cause that? (I have a feeling it has something to do with my not dissolving it properly, since I tend to be an impatient person.) Our clothes still get clean (by all appearances anyway) but we're getting down to the end of batch one, and I plan on trying your recipe next.
Also, thanks for posting a picture of your completed soap! I think it is the first one that I have seen in all my hunting, so when my detergent turned out funny-looking, even though I knew it was not right, I wasn't sure what "right" looked like.
Awesome tute! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it!!
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 48 ENTRIES / Re: Muggle Art: The Official Contest Kit on: March 05, 2010 11:13:44 AM
Oh. My. God. I thought this was a full-size art kit until I read through your description, and then I stared at the ruler photo and the dime photo for about a minute each trying to convince myself I was seeing what I was seeing. This is incredible. Smiley You should be VERY proud!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A deer in the kitcheen on: March 04, 2010 09:45:44 AM
This is beautiful and inspiring! I want to go and cover all my windows in pretty filet crochet pictures too, now. Smiley You did a beautiful job with this. I have never tried fillet crochet before, but I think I might now!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 46 ENTRIES / Re: Sugar Rush Gingerbread Cottage on: January 06, 2010 04:21:57 AM
I love this! I want to live in it.  Cheesy
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: 2nd crochet doily on: October 07, 2009 06:35:31 PM
I love the contrasting edging! This is really beautiful. Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crochet halter top--first post :) on: September 25, 2009 01:05:41 PM
Thanks, everybody, for the really nice feedback. Smiley You made my Friday!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / crochet halter top--first post :) on: September 25, 2009 07:26:20 AM
I've lurked the boards a long time, but I've never posted a project because it seems I'm shy even in virtual social settings, so if I do this wrong, I apologize!  Smiley

I was actually inspired by this shirt http://patchworkunderground.com/blog/2009/06/free-asymetrial-granny-square-top-tutorial. But since my tummy and I have agreed to disagree, I wasn't crazy about showing off that much front section, so I modified the idea a bit and got this:

Please pardon the disgusted look on my face (I don't love the camera) and my sneaky underwear trying to steal the spotlight. I think if I do this again, I'll shape the top of the square a bit more, since it ridges a bit under the bust where it wants to come to a point, but I don't know if that shows in the photo.

The bust is actually knitted because I didn't want to line it and crochet was a bit too revealing. The torso is just one big granny square, and I edged with crochet and made two long crochet straps that tied at the back.
 Thanks for looking at my first post!
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