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1  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: Poster Boy Bag on: August 28, 2005 09:27:03 PM
WOW!  it turned out awesome!  way to go!    Roll Eyes

OK I finally took pictures of the finished product.

I love this bag soooo much. It's probably my favorite thing I've knitted for myself. I'm definitely wearing it out tonight.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Heeeeelp on: June 24, 2005 03:46:42 PM
hey! Shocked  To original poster and everyone else!!!!!

 1) what glue do u use (I heard Weldbond is the best- not as fumy)  and also, 2)  I've been using super glue (bad idea, eh?) All it does is glue the glass marble to the magnet but it makes the pic come out blurred (ink runs) and sucky!  Any suggestions?  Does the glue u use not make the ink run/keeps it clear?

One more thing....Where do you get the clear glass marbles?  I could only find the ones that are clear "lustre" (so the pic has a slight "glare"/irridescent shine and I don't want that!)  Help please!

Thanks!!!! Cheesy

Everyone: u can also e-mail me at melongloss@yahoo.com

Glue:  E6000   - It's really thick and the pictures only run (sometimes) if they are printed off a computer.  But I only had a few printed ones run; the rest were fine.  And I bought clear glass marbles at Wal-Mart!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Double Sided Stockinette Stitch Tutorial on: May 08, 2005 12:34:39 PM
PLUS, you don't have to worry so much about your ends!  Falling off, that is.  My son always grabs my needles if I set them aside, and yanks the straight ones right out!  But the circulars stay put!  I agree with RedThread.
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Stuffed felt monsters - Now with tutorial and pictures on: April 03, 2005 12:48:20 AM
I've been assigned to make some kind of monster, just like Dr. Frankenstein did for English class. I remembered seeing this post about felt monsters and thought it would be such an excellent idea and I'd be sure to get my A!

So, does anyone have any ideas of how I can make a monster with a play on the whole Frankenstein thing?

WELL, maybe you could make the different body parts from different colored felt!  I'm imagining making a head but leaving the neck completely open when you sew it... then making legs and leaving the "attached" part open, etc.  Then once you have all these parts, stitch them together messily (you could even leave little gaps for the stuffing to poke out!) and voila!  A frankenmonster?  This inspires me to make one, even though I have no need for a felt frankenstein!  I should have gotten my Master's in Art instead of English!   Tongue
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: my newest monsrosities! BWAAA HAA HA (now with pictures!) on: April 03, 2005 12:40:40 AM
WOW I love them!     Roll Eyes   I think my favorite is the moose-sharky one!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Under the Sea pillowcase on: March 29, 2005 07:06:40 PM
You could stitch a second color along some (or all?) of the lines of the stingray... maybe a darker shade of pink?  And bubbles are always welcome!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Celtic Knot pillow on: March 29, 2005 07:04:05 PM
Couching is how metallic threads are traditionally attatched to fabric, how it was done when they were really metal wires, and not at all suitable for stitching.

Basically you lay the thread on top of the fabric, and then using a secondary thread that's tiny and hard to see, stitch "around" the metal thread to hold it onto the fabric. http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/stitches/couching.html

Hmmmm... good idea!  Thanks for the info.    Roll Eyes
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Celtic Knot pillow on: March 28, 2005 11:55:25 PM
did you stitch with the metallic thread, or couch it on?

I've found that couching metallic threads onto fabric works a lot more easily than trying to stitch wtih the damned stuff.

What the?!  Couch?  I really don't know anything...   Huh
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Blender Fishbowl! on: March 19, 2005 03:53:03 PM
the moral of this story: live fish are better than dead fish, no matter how clever their habitats are.  

Unless it's a delicious grilled SALMON!    Roll Eyes   Yum!   Hahaha...
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Glass Marble Magnets on: March 16, 2005 04:02:18 PM
Thanks.  Smiley

I don't know if this would be considered a "correct" way of doing it, but its what I did:

1. Find a small image (mine came from teeny magazines that I stole from my little sister), and place a marble over it, tracing around it with a pen.

2. Cut out the image.

3. Cover the under (flat) side of the marble with plain ol' Elmers glue...I just put some on my finger and rub it on.

4. Place the picture onto the back of the marble.

5. Allow to dry, and add magnet. (I used the adhesive magnetic sheets and just traced and cut like I did with the picture.)

6. Trim off any access picture or magnet that sticks out from around the edges of the marble.

Its really quite simple.  Wink

Just a comment about the Elmer's... if you want these to last a really long time, I would find some glass glue!  I started out using "Tacky" craft glue, and a bunch of my marbles fell off.  Magnets might be okay if you never touched them, but I made some rings and necklaces that just didn't hold up.  Scan through this thread for some really good glue suggestions.  I use E-6000.
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