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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Photo bag with Homemade Bubble Jet Set TUTORIAL !!! *Edited with new recipe* on: November 23, 2006 01:15:40 PM
This is an amazing concept,  I must try it soon.  As for another place to purchase alum I know I've bought it in a store that sold raw wool.  It was meant for a mordent for dying wool.  You may want to try the type of stores that sells raw wool and or spinning supplies.  Hope this helps someone....
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Home made spinning wheel?? on: October 03, 2006 06:38:23 AM
This isn't a traditional treadle spinning wheel but is a traditional spinning wheel from India, it's made in a cigar box.  Very protable and compact.


I hope this help with the urge to make you own spinning wheel.

Happy spinning.
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! museum promos for kids on: June 08, 2006 11:51:25 AM
Why can't they have lunch with Calamity Jane.  Is there a local theatre group that could put on a program, or museum staff members that can dress up and be the historical figure
By having a quick look at your webpage, you have a good native American collection.  Maybe program something around them, contact your local reserve, first nations, and ask them about teaching a native dance class, native beading, leather work, story telling for the younger kids and any other number of other interesting service that they may offer.
Craft Sessions, use items in your collection and recrate them, bead work, needle work, knitting, wood working.
I've worked in museums most of my life here in Canada, it is an amazing occupation, if you can get past all the politics, anyway craft sessions were really popular at the my museums.  You need to work them around whats in you collection, include a tour in the session.  If you have the capability do them out doors in a garden.  You can also add more complicated projects and offer them a adult classed.  Contact local artisans, rug hooking, knitting, painting etc...
I had the best time leading these sessions.
I hope this helps you some,  oh and as a side note maybe your curator/director could put some pics of your museum on the website, I was a little disappointed I couldn't see what the place looked like.
Good Luck and have fun.
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Was I cheated? on: June 01, 2006 08:16:47 AM
I would suggest contacting the company before getting all stressed out.  Maybe it was an oversight on their part.  But a rip off is also a possible.
 Maybe someone else out there has delt with this company  and you could back up any argument to the dealer with  evidence from fellow craftsters, if it's happened to them.....
Good Luck.
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Easy recipes for a weekend camping trip? on: May 16, 2005 12:29:40 PM
My all time fav camping meal....Pocket Stew...no fuss muss or clean up.  You can do this with a thick hamburger patty or a boneless chicken breast....take a good sized piece of tin foil, cut and peel disiered amount of carrots and potatoes and place on a chunck of butter with some onions in the middle of the tin foil, add the patty or breast and season with what ever spices you like.  Now take the tin foil and bring it together and roll it down snuggly, and fold the edges in kinda like the way they wrap your hamburger at Harvey's ...once that is done do it again with another piece of tin foil.  Make these individual servings so do as many for the amount of people.
This can be done on a bbq or best of all right in the coals of the campfire.  Let your fire burn down to some really hot coals and just set the package on the embers....turning several times till a knife stuck in the potatoes feels cooked....about 25 mins to 30 mins.  I tell you this is one of the best meals I've ever had, and when you done just crumble the foil and toss,  wash the ustensils and enjoy some mashmallows......

Happy May 24 to all the Canucks
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Grandmother Bracelet on: January 30, 2005 04:01:38 AM
that is so beautiful.  I am inspired!  I believe that is what my mother is getting for her birthday next month, I can just hear the tears now.....can't wait for the craft store to open
7  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: 1 Hour Baby Booties! on: December 28, 2004 05:16:05 AM
the booties are so cute!!

what could you use besides buttons??

i know that babies of that size haven't found their feet yet but it still makes me nervous. 

I would think velco would work or put elastic in the strap so they just slip on....
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What can I do with Seashells? on: December 19, 2004 08:58:08 AM
try this angel it  was posted else where....
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Recipes for homemade liquor? on: December 18, 2004 05:14:10 AM
Here's a few more if your still looking....

Grand Marnier

1/2 tbsp finely grated orange zest
(no white pith)
1 cup orange sections
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup brandy

Combine first 4 ingredients in jar with tight-fitting lid.  Pour brandy over top.  Do not stir.  cover.  Let stand at room temperatrue for 5 weeks.  Strain and retrun to far.  Makes 2 1/3 cups .

Irish Cream

11 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
3 lg eggs
13 1/2 oz can of skim evaporated milk
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp instant chocolate drink powder
1/8 tsp coconut flavouring
1 tsp instant coffee franules, crushed

1 cup Irish (or rye) whishey

Put first 7 ingredients into blender.  Blend until smooth.

Add wishey.  Mix.  Pour into far with tight-fitting lid.  Store in refrigerator.  Makes 5 cups.


2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups vodka
2 cups brandy
1 1/2 tbsp almond flavouring

Bring sugar and water to a boil in lg saucepan.  Boil for 2 mins.  cool for about 30 mins.
Add vodka, brandy and almond flavouring.  Stir.  Pour into jar with tight-fitting lid.  Store at room temp for at least 1 week bore serving .  Makes 6 cups.

That's all....
10  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Re: Having a "Favorites" area on: December 16, 2004 03:55:25 PM
I made this same suggetion also in another thread.  I likened it to a electronic "recipe box" you see on cooking pages or recipe pages.  You log in and there are your recipes.  This way you don't have to post to get it to come back to you in your new replies.....
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