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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re:Flavor infused oils? on: December 10, 2003 08:11:03 AM
I made garlic infused oil for my girlfriends last Christmas and it was a big hit!!  What I did was break up a head of garlic and use about a cup of olive oil, put it in a deep oven proof dish, cover with foil.  (Normally I put that dish into another baking dish, in the off chance that I spill when taking it out of the oven the oil doesn't get on the counter, etc.)

I put it in the oven on low, about 300 for about 45 min-1 hour.  Once done, I let it cool and then I strain out the garlic cloves (keep those and use them for spreading on bread, or pizza, YUMMY!)  And then I pour the oil into some nice bottles!!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / fabric dye - slipcovers on: December 09, 2003 02:58:16 PM
so i just purchased 2 chairs from ikea.  i opted for the red slipcovers, thinking they may go with my red couch.  the two reds don't totally go together, the chair slipcovers are an orangier red compared to the blood red couch.

so my boy and i have been discussing about dyeing them.  either a darker red, chocolate brown, or black.  the material is 100% polyester, and it is a fleecey like material.

so here are my questions, has anyone ever dyed slipcovers or anything similar?  the only sort of dye i know about is ritt from kmart or the like.  are there other types of dye better for this type of project?

what color would be easiest to dye them?  a darker red, since it is already red?  or will the black or dark brown, fully cover the red (i don't want red streaks).

another conern is having the dye set.  i don't want to stand up with a discolored bum!  plus i have two kitties and they claim any sort of chair as their throne, so i'll need it to be safe for them.

any tips would be most appreciated!!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re:Decorate Your Record Cubes! on: November 26, 2003 09:23:48 AM
great idea!!  i have one of those projectors and use it all the time for my paintings!!  i got it at the art store for a pretty good deal.  check out any art supply store and most will have it.
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re:?baby food jars? on: September 11, 2003 10:01:50 AM
or storage jars for all your spices.  (buy them in bulk, you save a lot of $$$ and you already have a container for them.)

i love the christmas tree ideas!
5  Illinois / Illinois: North / Chicago: Renegade Craft Fair on: August 14, 2003 06:02:07 PM
go check out the renegade craft fair, happening in wicker park (the actual park) on saturday september 20. there will be a lot of awesome crafters there!!

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