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8981  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: April 2009 Birthday Swap on: April 05, 2009 04:02:43 PM
So I was looking at the lists board, and i've got the Cool face for my birthday!! LOL I'm so cool..  HAHA  Anyway, I made a choice! going to get working on it straight away after supper!  ANd speaking of supper, better go make it!
8982  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Handspun Yarn Swap Round 2 on: April 05, 2009 04:00:01 PM
I just like the word diz.  it makes me giggle.   I gave my hand carders a go again, and I'm winning with them, only getting the fiber to be a batt or roving is tricky... Still have time to practice though LOL

I'm off to find out how to use a diz.
8983  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 37 ENTRIES / Re: Bountiful Button Breakfast on: April 05, 2009 01:55:31 PM
wow. thats one buttony breakfast.  Very neat!
8984  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: dryer sheet on: April 04, 2009 09:59:25 PM
wow, thats a great idea!  I've been itching to find a stabilizer but i'm no where near a fabric/craft shop......  Now to find someone that uses dryer sheets.....

oh and That #2 is amazing!  I love it!
8985  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Victorian Bustle Hat on: April 04, 2009 09:55:55 PM
I envy your hat making skills....  thats absolutely gorgeous!
8986  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, 4/3/2009 on: April 03, 2009 05:59:25 PM
Belladune, I love your dyed rovings!  Esp. the 'Hippy' - the colours blend so nicely.

Great yarns from everyone this week.  I haven't finished anything, but I do have some singles on the bobbin I hope to have finished by next week.

thank you!  I can't wait to see how it spins up!
8987  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Handspun Yarn Swap Round 2 on: April 03, 2009 01:04:35 PM
oh I could use a ball winder...  I hate forming balls by hand....   THe only thing I have no idea what the use for is a darning egg..... and the picker....
8988  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Linseed oil on moving parts of wheel? on: April 03, 2009 11:05:30 AM
Okay on the topic of petroleum jelly (aka vaseline) this is what I found
"Chesebrough took the unrefined black "rod wax", as the drillers called it, back to his laboratory to refine it and explore potential uses. Chesebrough discovered that by distilling the lighter, thinner oil products from the rod wax, he could create a light-colored gel."  ~wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_jelly#Uses)
If it was used as a lubricant on rods in the oil field, unrefined, but still...  it would work on a rod on the spinning wheel.....   Now you could melt it down to reach the parts that can't be reached by the fingers too, right?  and it's a relative of the mineral oil.... 
Anyone know of a reason why not? 

and as to sewing machine lube, that could possibly work too, I can't see why not.  its generally more expensive from what I hear, but I can't get it here anyway. 
8989  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Show me your fiber stash! on: April 03, 2009 09:31:25 AM
jazz turtle, no wonder you can come up with such wonderful yarns!  Holy cow.  thats a ton of fiber....  wanna share?  LOL  How long did it take you to accumulate all that?
8990  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fabric ATC Swap R4 GALLERY! on: April 03, 2009 08:51:06 AM
oh wow, how'd I miss this?!  I've thought about ATC but me +paper = ugly LOL  me +fabric = gorgeous!  I'm in on the next round!..


these cards are gorgeous!  great work everyone!
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