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1  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Relay for Life Craft Sale on: July 12, 2012 05:21:03 AM
This year I participated in a craft sale for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  I'm part of a team called Jana's Angels in memory of my boyfriend's mother.  I figured, since she crocheted and crafted, why not do a craft sale booth in her honor Smiley  I didn't reach the $100 mark, but sold just under at $99.  Not too bad, considering each drink cozy was sold for a dollar Smiley  I also sold bookmarks for $1 as well, but only sold two of those.  One rapunzel scarf did sell for $10 which was pretty neat too!  Here are the pictures!

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Should I Use Plarn or Yarn? on: March 16, 2012 04:54:28 AM
I am currently working on items to be sold to raise money for a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  I am planning to make can cozies, but wanted to ask the craftster crochet community their opinion on whether or not I should use plarn, yarn, or a combination of both held together.  I am leaning towards just making some to fit in every one of those categories, but wanted to weigh in on what crocheters have found to be more popular with the general public, rather than craft audience.  I have googled images and have done some research by looking at some etsy shops, but google tends to provide crafter pictures of final products, whereas Etsy is largely based with craftminded customers.  Neither has really provided me with any evidence that either sells better, and I'd like to raise a lot of money as my boyfriend's mother passed away due to cancer and this is a cause that's really near and dear to me.  Has anyone sold can cozies at craft fairs, or at events?  I need help in making this decision Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Large Stitches--needs stuffing on: September 06, 2011 12:11:10 PM
Hello everyone!  I am currently working on a 3D crochet sculpture that needs to be stuffed like an amigurumi.  Due to the size requirements of the item, I used a Q hook and the body of this item is in single crochet.  My problem is, I went to stuff it with fiberfill and it's showing through the stitches.  I do not believe I am overfilling either, I just think because the stitches are much larger, the stuffing is showing.  If I hadn't already completed so much work on this, I would start over with a smaller hook but at the moment, that isn't an option.  Has anyone else ever stuffed anything such as this item?  The body is made of single crochet stitches as well and this item is peach colored, so I have to use something light in color to stuff this.  I am at a loss for what to do and I prefer not to spend any more money unless necessary.  Please help me if you can, and thanks in advanced.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Easy Peasy Kitchen Cabinet Door Decor on: January 04, 2011 07:46:41 PM
I had a few days off and decided that I wanted to craft something, but I was tired and after getting some much needed sleep, I found a quick and super easy idea for my very ugly kitchen.  I'm renting a very tiny apartment, one in which I am not allowed to paint or change much.  I'm technically not even allowed to put nails in the walls.  Anyhow, this is a simple project that I did in about thirty minutes Smiley

I had old magazines, and plain white cabinets.  [I do not have before photos, but you're not missing much Smiley]  I thought, why not add some color?  So I took some neat seasons themed pictures from these magazines, tacked them to my cabinet doors (I used rolled up tape strips but only because I didn't have sticky tack.  I recommend sticky tack).  I just put them up in a paneling effect, making sure the edges matched up Smiley  Voila!  Instant, free, quick decorating and color for a very bland kitchen!

Great if you're like me in a place where you may feel as if you can't change much up.  Enjoy!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / will I ever find a $20 quilt? on: October 22, 2009 10:02:37 AM
Ok.  so I'm poor.  I love quilts, but have no family members who still quilt, and was wondering if quilters ever sell things in that price range.  I know it would be throwing away a lot of money because so much time and effort is put into beautiful quilts, but I can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a lovely quilt.  Maybe I'll check goodwill or something. 
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Looking for "rock music" themed crochet on: October 01, 2009 08:31:12 AM
I'm moving in with my boyfriend very soon, and he has always been a very musical person.  He and I are both really into Radiohead, Modest Mouse, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Tool, NIN...etc.  If you know any projects that are worth trying that could add some of these musical influences into our home, please pass them along.  I'd really appreciate it!  Smiley

I'm looking for crochet patterns, paper crafts, or inspiration.  Smiley
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / peace scarves on: August 20, 2009 10:12:59 AM
Unity.  honesty.  trust.  peace.

Single crocheted body with my signature peace applique.  Smiley  Makes me happy!  The colors turned out beautiful too!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / orange octopus! on: August 20, 2009 10:08:54 AM

Made from a Crochet World Pattern in my favorite colors!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Looking to destash patterns. wnat free patterns? on: March 20, 2009 09:39:44 AM
I have an extensive pattern collection, mostly of handwritten patterns that I acquired while I was younger (with cute illustrations drawn with my then 10 year old hands).  If anyone is interested, let me know.  I am not interested in charging you.  I will probably just have you send a SASE.

There are all sorts of patterns and when I update the list I will email it to whoever is interested.  Just email me at:  [email protected]

the patterns mostly consist of kitchen accessories, home decor, small toys/dolls etc.  A little bit of everything. If you're interested, email me and I will update the list and email it to you.  Thanks everyone.

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hippy Swap Round 3 please please please on: March 20, 2009 09:21:58 AM
I haven't seen a round 3, so I don't think there's been one yet.  I can't be a moderator, but someone needs to be.  Spring is here, and it's the ideal time.

Please, Please, Please!  Smiley
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