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11  Re: Sewn Overnight Bag -- Problems & questions! Help! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by mmmfruit on: January 08, 2006 01:08:40 PM
thanks for the help! Smiley
i picked up needles for sewing denim and finished it!

(moderator - this can be moved to completed projects now, if you wish)

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12  Sewn Overnight Bag ** finished :) thanks! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by mmmfruit on: December 30, 2005 06:01:01 PM
I think... that I am going to give up on sewing.  I drew out my own pattern for an overnight bag, and I'm working with some thick fabric.  I guess it's too much for my sewing machine to handle, because the needle broke and shards flew onto the bag, got stuck on the bag, and one bounced off my neck.  I've also poked myself hundreds of times on the pins holding the top & handles and the whole bag together.  I've only sewn the lining and the main body of the bag, but I still have yet to sew the top (with the zipper) to the bag while connecting the lining and main body together, plus the handles.  I'm supposed to do it all at once while just sewing around the top but it's too thick and I'm afraid of my machine now. >_<

If I hand-sew this (and what stitch should I use), do you think it will hold together and be sturdy enough to hold clothes + daily use items (such as toothbrush, etc.) for overnight carrying?

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13  cell phone charms - for antenna, not loop? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by mmmfruit on: December 12, 2005 09:04:59 AM
My family and I just got new phones and we upgraded from an ancient Nokia model to this one: Nokia 6102

Here is a view of the top of the phone to show there's no loop.. that area that looks like a potentially good spot to attach a strap is actually just the loudspeaker/speakerphone, and nothing attaches to it. >_<

I'd like to personalize mine and my mom's a bit with some sort of cell phone charm, but I noticed our phones does not have the little loop where you could attach a strap/string onto. >_< All it's got is the antennae.

So, I've been looking at various bead/charm/jewelry sites and searching through all the findings, but I can't find anything like these fitted rubber bands, which is what I will probably need to make my own charms:


Anyone know where I could buy some, or something similar?

Thanks so much.
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14  Reliable Paper Source - Large sheets! in Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions by mmmfruit on: November 07, 2005 08:40:48 AM
In short, I am working on my final project for my photography class and will be presenting it in book form.  More details about the book here.

The book will include fold-out pages, so the actual pages need to be able to tri-fold, like so:

So I'm going to need pages that are:
a) thick and sturdy, since photographs will be mounted onto them.
b) at the VERY LEAST, 6" x 18".
c) clean and white
d) won't cost me $100 lol, as i've already spent so much on photo supplies this semester

Anyone willing to recommend some good sources to buy paper?  Online is preferred so I don't have to make extra trips, but I can also check local places - I go to school in Contra Costa County in California.
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15  Re: my first time.. spinning. in Spinning: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: October 02, 2005 02:29:55 PM
i thought i posted these, but i guess not! there are more small/tiny skeins of yarn i spun recently.  lefthandpinkie sent me 3 pounds of fiber to spin:

and these are the outcomes of only some of the fiber:

38 feet (12.67 yards)
bulky thick & thin single
100% wool & irridescent angelina fibers

"strawberry mango sorbet"

31 feet (10.33 yards)
bulky thick & thin single
100% wool & magenta angelina fibers

"apple cinnamon"

87 feet (29 yards)
bulky thick & thin single
100% wool

"tangerine dream"

23 feet (7.67 yards)
2-ply yarn
100% wool & ribbon

and the original one i spun:
"cotton candy"

27 feet (9 yards)
bulky thick & thin single
100% wool
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16  SNB - Windy City Scarf! in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by mmmfruit on: August 30, 2005 08:37:58 PM

Windy City Scarf

It's a really quick-to-knit keyhole scarf, knit in a k1p1 rib pattern. I used two skeins of Caron Simply Brites, one in that bright blue color, and the other in that neon green. I can't remember the actual names of the yarn colors. I started it maybe a day or so ago, and was able to knit up half in one day, and the other half over the course of two days (on and off knitting).
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17  Re: my "roll your own needlecases" in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by mmmfruit on: August 20, 2005 03:29:08 PM

Details here:

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18  Crocheted Yoda (photo & tutorial!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: June 26, 2005 08:44:56 AM

Inspired by the knitted yodas on livejournal, I made my own crocheted version! ^^ I'll be giving it to the boyfriend on our three year anniversary (next week). It's a good thing he doesn't read my craft forums, because  I just finished it last night and I have been dying to show it off lol!

I made him with some leftover red heart brites (green), lionbrand homespun (i can't remember the color - but it's for his coat), and a bamboo-like toothpick for his cane.

I don't have a pattern for Yoda, but I'll try to jot down some notes.  He was relatively simple to make.

Make two ears with green yarn.  Chain 6, then work a few rows of 5 sc, then decrease to 3, then decrease to 2, then decrease to 1.

For the head/body, work green yarn in the round, working in a spiral.  Once I increased to about 30 stitches, I worked a few even rounds, then decreased to about 10.  Make sure to add his face, and if you want to make it easier to attach the ears, you can attach them on now, too.  Begin stuffing with poly-fil.  I increased again to around 20 stitches for his body and worked evenly until it was long enough, then I decreased, stuffed with more poly-fil, and then closed off the circle.  That's his body.

With the homespun yarn, I basically made a rectangle that was large enough to wrap around Yoda's body.  Then I wrapped it around, using the tail to stitch it closed (leaving a small opening at the top).

with green yarn, I made a small square (I think 5 stitches wide, and about 5 rows), and folded in half.  I attached this around his neck/chest area (where the opening of his coat is) -- these are his hands.  Then I just stuck the toothpick in this folded square, for his cane. ^_^
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19  Re: rejected SnB projects, post yours here! in Crochet: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: June 02, 2005 08:35:41 AM
love the pie & the bathing suit! great stuff, and i definitely think you guys could get those published elsewhere.

i found about deb's book a bit late, lol, the day before the deadline. i had originally knitted a bag like this, but whipped up a prototype crochet version. i figured i'd rework the pattern more, if i was accepted, but i was not. i have a reason to rework it again though: this bag/pattern will be offered on my site, once i get it perfect, and most likely over at supercrafty.com Smiley

"oh vulva, cover up!"

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20  Re: irish rose belt & anti pompom hat! in Crochet: Completed Projects by mmmfruit on: April 05, 2005 04:12:58 PM
i'm working on one of the scarves right now Smiley
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