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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Sealer for tray? on: December 12, 2008 11:35:52 AM
Hi everyone, I have started to paint trays and add some slammin fabric to the inside of them. The only issue now is that I want to serve food with them so I need a way to seal the bottom. I'd perfer not to use glass on the bottom [i'm clumsy!!]. I'm trying Resin [I just mixed that poured it and it is setting out in my garage]. I'd like to stay away from resin though since it's snowing outside and well a highly ventilated place is needed..meaning I don't want to freeze my rear off! anyone have any ideas?
thank you
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting without wool on: October 20, 2008 11:33:28 AM
Hi everyone Wink I've been a knitter on and off for the past 4years, Though this year i'm going to stick with it, I swear!
The problem that I have is that i'm terribly allergic to wool! I know it's the process that i'm allergic to since i can pet sheep and be fine  Smiley. So all wool materials are out, i'm not a fan of silk
So that leaves me knitting with arclyic and Cotton
This frustrates me to no end, I can't seem to find any arclyic or cotton yarns that i really like. Does anyone know of any hemp/cotton blend yarns? or maybe some nice arclyic?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Star Trek Clock on: September 28, 2007 09:59:53 AM
My favorite types of clocks to make are record clocks! I found this cool star trek record at a salvo store and it came with a little comic. So a little modge podge later i came up with this

close ups

4  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Chocolate Raspberry Soy Ice cream on: May 17, 2007 03:19:11 PM
So yesterday I got out an ice cream maker my aunt got me years and years ago! The result was great soy ice cream. I followed the basic instructions for soy ice cream from the post punk kitchen! (the bold is what i added to the recipie!)
- Blender or food processor
- Ice cream machine (the kind with the tub you chill in the freezer works fine, and they cost less than $50)

1 tetra box firm silken tofu (like Mori-Nu) -or- 8 ounces soy yogurt
Between 3/4 to 1 cup plain soy milk
1/3 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup (or a combination)
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup of choclate syrup
1/2 cup of choclate chips that have been blended into smaller chunks
a handful of raspberrys

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thoroughly combined and smooth. Pour into your ice cream machine, and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.

This turned out so yummy, I used tofu instead of soy yogurt.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Long sleeved shirt to backless tshirt. now with tut on: May 08, 2007 07:20:26 PM
I took a long sleeved shirt (that was old and streched out) and turned it into a short sleeved backless tshirt! I can't decided if I will ever wear it or not.

Thanks for the comments everyone Smiley
here is a mini tutorial (sorry about the terrible pics)

*First cut a straight line up the back on the shirt, through the back layer only.
*next turn the shirt inside out and match up the sides you just cut through (inside out remember!)
*Cut a half moon shape out of the shirt.
*turn the shirt right side out and overlap the edges and pin in place. Do this to both the top and bottom.
-this part is tricky to get the shirt to fit correctly. Try the shirt on before sewing to make sure the shirt will not be too tight/too loose.
*Sew where you pinned (in a triangle shape, this helps keep the shirt from loosing it's shape in the back) http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y79/poseursteph/HPIM0680.jpg

Then wear it!!!
(whoops I made mine a little too loose!)
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / generation t- downward spiral rug on: April 25, 2007 07:27:06 PM
Sorry if this is on the wrong board! I was just wondering if anyone has made the downward spiral rug in the generation T book.
I've started making it, but I keep getting very frustrated with it.

I've had lots of problems with sewing it too tight, and then with the braiding of the rug!
anyone have any advice?
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 2 ENTRIES / Boring dress, to cute Halter (pic. heavy) on: June 24, 2005 11:54:41 AM
I found this dress in the dollar bin at Volunteers of America.
It was begging to be remade into a halter top.

and here's the back

and here's the design:

Recon Pictures:
Front, nothing complicated done, Mostly just making the straps and cutting the cute little sleeves off
The back had to be cut off across the armpits, the zipper had to be shortned,(that took me a long time how to figure out!) and the back is rouched to help hold up the back
EDIT: here are pictures of me wearing the dress (please ignore the fact that i'm wearing capris on under it and that i look like i'm sick, i was so excited to show off the dress that i forgot the rest of me would be in the picture! Cheesy)

total cost: $1
8  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / easy vegan chili on: May 25, 2005 07:15:20 PM
I know it's not chili season but i love this recipie! it makes a lot so you can freeze and have some later. My mom came up with it, and since it's basically just different kinds of beans you can add anything that you want! [spices, veggies etc.]

2 cans (10.75oz) Tomato soup
1 can black beans (15.5oz)
1 can dark red kidney beans (15.5oz)
1 can pink beans (15.5oz)
1 packet chili seasoning

if you want you can drain some of the liquid from the cans of beans, or for a thinner chili you can just pour in the liquids from the beans.
Just mix everything together, heat and serve on rice!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / purse made from ties on: April 19, 2005 05:17:14 PM

there's a close up of the ties

it's very simple, not nearly as complicated or neat as the other tie purses people have made! but it is my favorite purse. I was looking at ties at a flea market and the guy running the booth gave them to me.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Purling on: October 28, 2004 06:42:44 PM
could someone please help me with purling? i basically know how to do it, though everytime i do i somehow get an extra stitch [for each time].

or if you could reccomend me a site or two.
--->i'm a visual learner and the instructions i've found are all more descriptive.
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