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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Firefox and Imageshack problem on: March 21, 2008 11:30:18 AM
I've recently found that I can't see pictures hosted on imageshack with Firefox.  If I use Safari I don't have that same problem.

Before I spend a lot of time figuring out the why, did anyone else have this problem and find out how to fix it?
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Birthday Jellyfish on: January 29, 2008 04:26:56 PM
Based on the "Jessica's Jellyfish" pattern, and a photo taken by the friend.

Used a Wendy/Peter Pan yarn (for the life of me I can't figure out what the color name is.  Also used a Plymouth yarn from the 24K Italian collection.  It's very shiny.

I add a little edging at the bottom, with some beads hanging from the edging.

Here's also a view from the top.

So does it seems like a cool birthday present?   Cheesy

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilting selection question on: October 04, 2007 11:43:04 AM
I've been doing stitch in the ditch for my quilts, as well as cross-hatching, plus the decorative stitches on my machine, to secure the layers. 

I'd like to get into free motion.  I've been practicing different motifs on muslin sandwiches.  Flowers, stippling, etc.

What I wonder is there a place that talks about what kinds of motifs look best in different blocks.

For example, I'm doing the following right now:


I'm doing stitch in the ditch at the moment, but I'd like to do some free motion in the blocks.  Any ideas on what would look best? 

I'm sure after I do a few, I'll be able to see for myself, but for now it would be nice to get some direction in choosing.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Starting a wedding album scrapbook on: November 03, 2006 02:13:21 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions of how to place wedding gift cards in a wedding scrapbook album?  The cards all have their envelopes, so those can be involved somehow.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Lining the skirt of a jumper dress on: September 08, 2005 03:32:16 PM
I usually make quilts, purses, pouches.  Now I'm attempting to sew an actual garment.  A jumper dress.

The fabric I'm using is 100% cotton and will be more see-through than I'd like.  I don't really want to bother with a slip, so I've decided to line the skirt portion of the jumper.

I read through PeekaBoo Lining Stitch.  But completely not sure how to apply the instructions to the jumper since the skirt doesn't really stop at the waist. 

Any suggestions on how the lining is attached at the waist of a jumper? 

Also any tips on lining to use with 100% cotton fabric?
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Polymer Clay baking/curing time question on: December 21, 2004 09:16:49 AM
When instructions call for baking/curing times, when is the clay put in the oven (I'm using a toaster oven).  Does the oven get pre-heated, or does the bake time include the oven heating up?
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / any one know if it's possible to create a punch (like for paper)? on: December 01, 2004 01:26:31 PM
Say you have a design you'd like to use as a punch on paper.  Any information about creating a punch from that design.
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Any "Sure-Fire" tips on lining up screens for multiple color printing? on: November 19, 2004 11:43:59 AM
Something that works with having to buy expensive equipment.  Easy would be nice too.  Also do you wait for the first color to dry, or do you just go ahead with the second color?

Also, I watched an episode of Crafters Coast-to-Coast.  The one someone made a bag out of denim pants.  She had a screen with mutiple traffic symbols on it. 

She taped over the ones not being used and printed one, then printed other symbol (after taking off the tape of course).

Does anyone else use this technique?

Also I noticed the paint from the first symbol wasn't cleaned off the screen.  Is there any tip on not getting paint from that portion of the screen, the first symbol printed, when printing the next symbol?


9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Completed Projects / first project: a test t-shirt before the real thing on: November 16, 2004 11:08:01 AM
So with all the information gleaned here, and some website, I've made a screen, and tested it on a t-shirt.

Here is the original picture, my cat sleeping:

Here is the screen I made (used a brooding lamp with 250 watt bulb, 12 inches away for 12 mins):

Heatset using instructions from this site:

Here is the t-shirt:

Here is a closeup of the kitty:

I got the brooding lamp for a local feed store, and the bulb from a local photo shop.

I used photoshop to turn the picture into white/black high contrast, printed onto a transparency.  You turn the picture into a grayscale pict, then use Threshold to make it high contrast.  You adjust the threshold until it's the way you want.

Will be making the real t-shirts later with some friends who are coming over to play.  Cheesy

10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Heat Setting Paint onto Favric on: November 15, 2004 05:07:49 PM
I found these instructions about setting versatex paint into fabric:

"Setting with an Iron: When using an iron, pre-heat iron at maximum temperature for fabric. Place aluminum foil on ironing board and the painted side of the fabric down. Press against the backside for 15-25 seconds per square foot."

As anyone used foil?  Or is it really unneeded, since I don't see it mentioned at other sites.
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