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9671  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Its all clean on: November 03, 2008 06:26:34 AM
This is wonderful.  A friend of mine (that doesn't spin, but knits)  came across a great deal.  A TRUCK LOAD of dorset wool.  FREE!!!!  But the thing is we need to clean it.  And this is probably what we will do.  Thank you so much!!!!  We were so lost, but we aren't anymore!
9672  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Asparagus baby! on: November 01, 2008 09:14:47 PM
nothing to crazy.  Just a cute costume Cheesy
^on the floor so you can see it better

^in the stroller half asleep! lol
9673  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: UPDATED! Where the Wild Things Are Costumes - lots of pictures! on: October 31, 2008 09:47:43 PM
oh....my...goodness......  THOSE ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!  A friend of mine would love those!  Great job!
9674  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / edible halloween decorations on: October 31, 2008 09:42:15 PM
So I was very excited to try marshmallow fondant that I found here, on crafster.  it was a post by Riverwatson

With  halloween just around the corner, it was the best time to try it, since it gave me an excuse to do it and not have people ask 10000000000 questions as to why I was making fancy cakes with no reason.

Anyway.  on with the show!
The ghost cake is two sided.  All I did for him was to bake the cake in a small pyrex bowl and ploped him onto a tuperware container lid.  Then I put that on a beer butt chicken can holder (which has never been used for that purpose, but sooo many others......)  and tossed the fondant over top.  the faces were painted on with Wiltons Black food coloring gel.

This is the pumpkin family.  I bought single serving meat pie tin plates and made the bigger ones that size. Used 2 cakes for each pumpkin.  The smaller ones are 2 cupcakes cut in half (I used the bottom half) and stuck together.  I wraped those in fondant, cut some lines on them so they weren't just orange balls, and made the faces by cutting the shapes out.  I started with all triangles, but then found it fun to  pull the edges around, so you get those odd shaped eyes and mouths.  I used modeling chocolate for the stems, but they look wonky.  I think I need a new recipe for it.  So if anyone has one let me know!

 tips are welcome!! (goodness knows there are things I could have done differently, if only I knew better Wink )

9675  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Never let the hand you hold, hold you down on: October 30, 2008 01:42:30 PM
What an important message and beautiful design!

*auntiem who now wears long sleeve turtlenecks because she wants to not because she has to.
thank you so much! maybe you should do something with that line in it Smiley

hmmm...how 'bout:

Never let the hand you hold
Hold you down
And if they go around your neck
Knee him in the b@lls
And call 911

Oh, and thanks for the yays - nearly 20 yrs out and counting.

LMAO!!!!!!!  knee em in the balls!!!
Good point though.  Thats one thing that we all need to be taught as young woman.  we are NOT helpless!!!!!
9676  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: When life is drear, have a beer! on: October 30, 2008 01:38:01 PM
Thats too cute!!!  That would look wonderful in my husbands poker shack!!!  (not to be confused with a 'poke her' shack, they play cards there :p Tongue Tongue:P:P )  May I attempt to reproduce? perhaps as a painting?Let me know!
9677  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Woman Circa 1950... pin up style canvas!! Embroidery is ART!! on: October 30, 2008 01:35:22 PM
Stunning!!! well done.  Shes absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9678  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Never let the hand you hold, hold you down on: October 30, 2008 01:32:53 PM
Everytime I read that message I get tingles, and tear up a bit.  I've been there, when I was much younger, and I'm glad I'm out. I've found a man who appreciates me and understands my need for growth and adventure!   i'm glad EVERYONE out is out and free to be the strong woman she is!  That is absolutly gorgeous work too! 
i would also like to ask to pass this on to some of the women in my life.  None are in what would be considered abusive, but its still a great message for those of us who are strong, but have weak moments.

wonderful work and all the best!

<3 <3 <3
9679  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Four Coffee Cuffs on: October 29, 2008 02:35:29 PM
ooh thats clever.  well done!
9680  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 10/28/08 - sweets4ever and mr.sweets4ever made the best project ever... on: October 29, 2008 06:34:54 AM
Congratulations!!!!!   Babies are the best, they bring so much joy its unbelievable!
All the best and catch some sleep when you can  Wink
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