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1  UNITED STATES / Kentucky / Nitty Gritty on: November 14, 2004 07:10:49 PM
The Nitty Gritty Thrift Shop off Baxter Avenue in Louisville, KY was listed as one of Elle magazine's favorite thrift shops. I just thought that was really cool and would share it with fellow crafting Kentuckians.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / STUPID POLYURETHANE!!! on: July 26, 2004 01:05:13 PM
Okay, I'm having a problem. And someone must help me before I rip my hair out!!!! AHHHH. The I've been using minwax polyurethane on my furniture pieces and it is turning them yellow. I've tried like 5 different cans because i thought it might just be a bad or old can, but to no avail. Does anyone know why or what I can do to solve this?!!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Yellowing Polyurethane on: July 18, 2004 05:04:19 PM
I buy old pieces of furniture and repaint them using acrylic paints to make them usable works of art. I'm having a problem with my polyurethane yellowing. On several pieces I've had to resand them and touch up the paint. Will somebody please tell me why this is happening? I don't want to apply it to anymore pieces until I can remedy the situation. Can says dries clear, does not!  Angry
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Record Sleeve Picture Frame on: May 14, 2004 12:02:07 PM
I got bored and tried making something, hope ya like it.
I used the album sleeve of an old record I got at the Local Peddler's Mall for 25cents.
To make this you will need:

A record sleeve
Mod-Podge (or any decoupage glue)
A brush to apply the glue
Some collage paper or tissue
A piece or string or ribbon
An exacto knife
Photo corners

All you do is use a ruler to draw out the lines of where you want your pictures to go. You can make all different shapes and sizes. After you have drawn them out use the exacto knife (very carefully I might at, because you don't want any casualties) to cut along the lines. I would put something hard inside the sleeve so you wont cut through both the front and the back of the sleeve. Then I cut the top and bottom of the sleeve so that it opened up like a book from the left side. I used decoupage tissue to decorate the frame of where the picture will be but i suppose that would be all up to you. I used photo corners (for scrapbooking) to hold the pictures in because they won't come off and that means i can change the pictures without having to re-attach them. So, just stick your photo corners at the corners of where your picture holes are on the back inside part of the sleeve. Then all you have to do is make holes at the top to run your string/ribbon/whatever through both sides to hold it together and to hang it and ta da*!

5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Mothers day meal help on: May 06, 2004 01:19:03 PM
My boyfriend and I are getting our moms together for a Mother's Day lunch. We are going set a cute picnic table in my yard by our flower garden and serve them lunch. I don't cook much more than microwaveable food Smiley so i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I could serve that would be easy and springy/outdoorsy!?
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re:Sewing machine repair..... on: May 04, 2004 12:23:59 PM
that's happened to me before. My mom said it wasn't threading right. So you might check how it is threaded...she said somewhere from the spool to the needle the thread is wrong, back to the whole tension thing. If you can't fix it by messing with your threading then you tension is just probably messed up. Sewing machine repairs around where I live aren't all that bad. We had to repair my mom's 1960s Singer. That is the best machine. It is the built in table kind, not to mention it was a great deal (ONLY $30!!)
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Candle Help needed on: May 03, 2004 12:14:30 PM
My mom has been nagging me for a week to get on here and ask if anyone knows why her candles are sinking in the middle. She just started trying to make candles and so far she is having bad luck. Every time she makes one the top, around the wick sinks in. If any experienced candle makers know what the problem is, my mom would appreciate the help and i would too! By the way, has anyone every heard of making "ice candles"?
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re:record clocks revisited... on: April 21, 2004 01:28:22 PM
I don't know if they have these any where else but where I live we have what is called a peddler's mall. Great, Great Great Place. You can find anything from old antique furniture and clothes to records and a lot of great recyclable junk. I have found tons of records there and most of them are only like 50 cents to a dollar. Some of those people don't even know what they have they are just selling them. I have found some great steals like Queens A night at the opera for $1! But there's no way i am making that into a clock, i still listen to it Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:Coke crate stool on: April 15, 2004 08:28:46 PM
It actually works really well as at ottoman type foot-stool. I also would not suggest standing on it, like if you knew me and came over i would not let you for fear of a lawsuit when you get injured. lol
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re:O-yea Furniture on: April 15, 2004 08:25:45 PM
I didn't re-upholster the cushions, they were in really great condition so I just kept them unchanged. But re-upholstering isn't too hard. My mom used to restore antique furniture so she taught me well.
I would love to see your pics. You can use photobucket.com to upload your pics and put a link on your reply. I know because It took me like 5 trys to get mine posted.
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