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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I need help with really long knit tube!!!! on: October 22, 2007 02:26:37 PM
I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I need to knit a really long tube of about 2-3" diameter. I bought a children's knitting machine that knits tubes but all I got was a huge tangle and a very cross me! I tried using dpns but found it got a little irritating. I really want to find the most time effective way to do it. Is it possible to make something this small with circular needles? I also thought maybe I could spool knit it if I could find a wooden circle the right size and some nails but this would probably take a long time too. Urgh help! Thanks in advance!!
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt Underwood Typewriter on: August 03, 2007 06:27:22 PM
Here is my latest felt creation, an Underwood typewriter. The typewriter it is modeled on was my boyfriend's great-great-grandfathers. It took me several weeks of non stop sewing to finish. The felt is hand dyed and the details are embroidered. I added some real screws that I tarnished in vinegar. The roller rotates so that a piece of paper can be added with some typed words on it.
I hope you like it!!

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Embroidered Plush Nintendo System on: June 25, 2007 04:12:09 PM
Crazy me thought it would be a good idea to sew a Nintendo. I hand dyed the felt, hand sewed it and embroidered all the details. It took me 2 weeks!!!! I hope you like it.

I made the system with an opening cover so that games can be put in and removed and I made Mario 3 and Duck Hunt games:

I made a controller and a gun that can both be plugged in and unplugged:

And here's where my obsessive compulsive behavior comes in, I made a television with interchangeable Mario and Duck Hunt screen shots on them that are attached to the tv with velcro:

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Question about getting reproductions printed of my work on: May 26, 2007 07:44:30 AM
I hope I'm not repeating another thread but I am looking to make some greeting cards, possibly post cards and also some prints of photographs of my textile work to sell. I have been doing some research but I'm not quite sure whether its more economical to buy a decent printer and print them myself or actually get a printing company to print them for me. I'd be looking at getting about 50 copies printed each of about 10 designs to begin with. Has anybody else done this and have any advice for me?
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 18 ENTRIES / How to make a delicious smoothie (using a felt blender!) on: May 06, 2007 07:14:41 AM

Delicious Fruit Smoothie

Roughly chop a cup of your favorite fruit.
Here we are using bananas and strawberries.

Add to your blender with 1/2 cup soy milk and 1/4 cup of yogurt.

Blend and enjoy!

6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Felt cameras and sewing machine *Added TYPEWRITER page 10* on: March 08, 2007 05:05:30 PM
I made my boyfriend a felt camera for Valentine's Day, he's a camera nut. The back of the camera opens up so you can see the film. Now I'm addicted to sewing everyday objects. Here are some pictures of my recent pieces.

I'm so excited to make more, I have a list already. I think my next venture will be a Nintendo and then a telephone. The trouble is the embroidery and hand sewing takes forever. The cameras took about 3 days and the sewing machine a week. It was pretty funny to tell people I was sewing a sewing machine when they asked what I was doing!!!
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 7 ENTRIES / A comfy denim corner for my craft room! on: November 07, 2005 07:39:12 PM
My craft room needed somewhere for my boyfriend to chill with a book when I was crafting so I moved an old vinyl couch in there. It didn't look too amazing so I spruced it up with a cordinating denim throw, pillow and rag rug!

I cut up 6 pairs of jeans into 7" squares and then laid them out on the floor to arrange the different colours of denim in the most interesting arrangement, i then picked out certain squares to embroider. I used straight stitch on my sewing machine to embroider large circles over it to make it look more modern. i then sewed all the squares together. I used stripes of denim for the back and an old blanket for stuffing. I tacked it in a few places with red yarn to keep the stuffing in place and to add to the design.

I made a coordinating pillow with smaller squares of denim for my cat to sleep on. I embroidered his name on it and a rocket!

Lastly I used the same red yarn as a warp and I wove a rag rug using strips of denim cut from 5 pairs of jeans. I cut the jeans from the waistband down to the leg so that I could get the longest strips of denim for weaving.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Getting an old tongue piercing open again on: August 16, 2005 07:39:00 PM
I just discovered my old tongue piercing is still there, I managed to get an earring through the hole. I know gross!!!!! The more I think about it the more I want to put my tongue stud back in. I tried to get my old barbell in but it gets stuck in the middle and I'm too much of a wimp to force it. It's been out a year. Does anyone know if I can get it stretched back to a 12 so I can put my stud back in or will it have to be repierced? Thanks.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / This is a weird one...... on: June 22, 2005 12:26:34 PM
When I was at a music festival last year they were handing out these little paper funnel things that girls can use so that they can pee standing up. I didn't see one but I read in a newspaper that there is a company selling them in the US and Canada but they want something crazy ike $2 for each one and they're not reusable. I'm thinking it must be pretty easy to make. Has anyone heard of them/seen them?
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Jeans yesterday quilt today! on: May 16, 2005 04:44:48 PM
I realized I had a billion pairs of jeans from my skinny days but couldn't bear to give away the hundreds of dollars worth of clothes so I made myself a patchwork quilt to put across the back of my futon.

I used a sewing machine to sew red circles onto the squares of denim before I sewed the squares together and I used an old woolen blanket as the filling between the 2 layers.

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