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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Brother LB6800PRW Accessories Help on: April 06, 2011 04:44:49 AM
Wanted to follow up that, yes, I did take the plunge and got one.  Grin
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Brother LB6800PRW Accessories Help on: April 01, 2011 07:06:42 AM
Hi everyone! I usually lurk in the jewelry/resin/clay forums, so this is my first post in the sewing boards. I started out with a Janome sew mini machine and it's great - sewed through 4 layers of fleece, somewhat managed to sew through fuzzy fabric - and now I want to be able to play with more stitches and embroidery.  Grin I have zero experience with embroidery, so this machine will probably be with me for a good couple of years.

I tried looking through the description of the product and was wondering what supplies I'll be needing before embroidering with this machine. I've heard the name Embirid for making your own designs dropped around, so I'll be investigating that. I've also heard stabilizers(??) and different kinds of thread and now I'm just way too confused.  Huh

I have about less than 6 hours to decide before purchasing the machine and any input would be greatly appreciated.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Soft fuzzy fabric and soft towel fabric :D on: January 22, 2011 11:35:09 PM
 Grin thank you both so much! Yes, it was Terry cloth and I'm disappointed in Hobby Lobby but not surprised at their lack of fabric.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Soft fuzzy fabric and soft towel fabric :D on: January 08, 2011 09:37:32 AM
I recently made a scarf with this Curly Pile Fleece Fabric from Hobby Lobby and I LOVE how soft it feels! I was wondering if anyone knew where else to buy different colors of the same fabric. However, I'm sort of questioning the label of "fleece" because I thought fleece meant cotton or some type of lamb fabric.

Also, does anyone know where to find soft towel fabric (forgot the name of the fabric)? All the towel fabrics at Hobby Lobby felt rough.  Embarrassed
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Craftster mobile, iPhone, iPad, etc. app? on: January 08, 2011 08:57:37 AM
I've mentioned this a while back already. Glad to see more people wanting one done. Smiley
Original thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359231.0
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Eczema and Polymer Clay on: October 15, 2010 12:34:54 PM
I would suggest just using gloves like I do. Keeps my hands and fingernails from getting clay on them, plus, I don't have to sand/buff as much because there are no fingerprint residue.
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Re: Precious Metal Clay on: October 13, 2010 10:20:52 PM
Does anyone have any gold pieces they can share? I could look at these all day (because I can't afford any tools right now for PMC-ing Tongue).


By the way, if anyone sells their PMC works, how much do you usually sell them for?
8  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Re: Baking, Sanding, Antiquing, Buffing? Or... on: October 04, 2010 09:48:17 PM
Hmmm, where at my site did you see antiquing suggested before baking? Huh

"before or after baking... molded clay items (or any textured item) can also colored ...or  partly colored
....can be "antiqued" by coloring the crevices, or highlighted by coloring the upper parts (doing this will bring out the detail, add dimensionality, complexity and punch, and in the case of antiquing create an aged look)"


I found it there, but maybe I'm reading it wrong...?

If you wanted to "stain" the upper areas as well as antique the lower areas, I guess then all the sanding and probably most or all of the buffing could come last?
I did that...and all the antiquing paint came off on the raised areas. lol  Cheesy

To complicate things further, some clayers even alternate sanding and buffing with applying gloss Varathane!

Nah, I just wanna save some money while making money.  Grin

LOL... totally understandable!  The sanding-and-buffing technique gives a really amazing gloss to baked polymer clay that also feels really good.  And the satiny sheen that can be achieved with sanding plus less electric buffing (so not taken all the way up to glossy) is also fantastic in the looks and the touch department!
Yup! I am so addicted to it now! O__o My mom couldn't believe one of my pieces was clay since it was so shiny!  Shocked
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Custom made mailing boxes on: October 04, 2010 08:59:21 AM
Hmm... I hadn't thought about that. I'm not sure I'd trust it, as it doesn't cut terribly thick material.

That's what I thought, too. Then, I read online how maybe I could stack pieces of cardstock on top of each other until it's the desired thickness. I have yet to try that since I kind of dulled my blade so soon. >___<
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Living in a boooring town with nothing to journal about on: October 04, 2010 08:57:56 AM
You could write about fictitious characters based on real people in a sort of "what if" situation? ^^; That's what I write in most of my journals.
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