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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / How do I seal a Felted or Wool Applique? on: February 20, 2011 05:38:13 PM
Hi all,
I need some help on this one. I bought this little purse with a felt applique cupcake on it at the Maker Faire last summer in NY.It is sewed on.As time goes on though the cupcake get's pilly. I have a battery operated lint shaver and it cleaned it up very nicely.All smooth again,but I am worried that if I have to keep on doing this, there will eventually be no cupcake left.

So question is, is there a way to seal the wool? I'm very very new to felting so I'm lost on this one. Any info would be helpful. I did a google and craftster search but no dice.

Erin Smiley
2  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Long Island has a craftposse? on: January 12, 2008 03:44:06 PM
I'm on the Island too. I'm in Bethpage so if anyone wants to craft together,lmk.
3  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: Where can I get a styrofoam head... on: January 12, 2008 03:40:44 PM
Go to any beauty supply store. Sally Hansen's is one I know has them.

Good Luck,
4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do With Bag Balm Tins? on: November 22, 2006 01:12:58 PM

Awesome ideas. I will definately try them. Especially the cut out idea. I just saw someone on That's Clever make a firepit just like that. She used a plazma cutter. I really need to learn how to use one of those.Maybe I can try my dremal on low speed or get a jewelers saw?

OO, got another idea. Hook them all together and make a miniture christmas trees of them. There green already so no painting!! Maybe add some clear glitter around the edges for a garland look. Put some small homemade candles in them(your idea too) and I'm set. I was trying to figure out what to do with that leftover candlewax I have.
Either let it sit on a table or put it on a stand so it looks like a real tree. I have a spare metal stand too.

Thinking way to much. I wish I had more tins now,lol. My Christmas gifts could be finished.

Keep the ideas coming please!!
Erin Smiley

5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: What to do With Bag Balm Tins? on: November 22, 2006 01:01:16 PM
How do I finish them,lol.

Well, I have this thing about my hands feeling dry. I constantly am moisturizing. I am pretty sure it is from my O.C.D.(Actually diagnosed with it,What a pain!!) I tend to change hand creams quite ofton because after awhile it does not "moisturize" enough for me anymore. Either feels to oily or some other weird thing.

Anyways, someone mentioned on one of my Yahoo groups that bag balm is good to put on a dog who has itchy skin. I have a Shitzu who gets dry skin constantly. Poor little guy,but the cream helps alot. But then I tryed it on me and am now hooked,lol.

My hands,elbows,and feet get doused at night and they are smooth in the morning. Just keep it away from your face. It has got to clog your pores. And I just found a website the sells it for $2 less than the store. They actually make a smaller can than the 10 ounce one and a giant tub that's like 14 lbs!!. I guess that's for the farmers who use it for it's original purpose.

So in short,lol. This is how I have 3 or 4 tins now in the past 6 months. I'm working on my next. Crazy I know,

Erin Smiley
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What to do With Bag Balm Tins? on: November 18, 2006 01:09:30 PM
Hey all,
I have about 4 Bag Balm green tins now hanging around the house. I was thinking of decoupaging them,but then what? They are to small for a kitchen herb garden. The only plant that could maybe thrive in them are African Violets but they are not my thing.

So any suggestions would be appreciated.

Erin Smiley

P.S.-No crayon holders please!!
7  New York / New York: NYC and Long Island / Re: couch surfing in nyc on: November 01, 2006 10:31:29 PM

1/2 of Jersey and LI'ers commute to the city. So true lol.

Erin Long Island
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: GREATEST GARDEN CONTEST Contest ends tonight!!! on: August 12, 2006 11:35:45 AM
What time does the contest end tonight? I would love to add my entry still.

Erin Smiley
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: CD Disco Ball on: November 12, 2005 10:20:24 AM
I bet a tile cutter(handheld version) would work perfectly to cut the cd's. Super fast!

10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What to do with Jar Candle Lids?? on: June 18, 2005 08:27:34 PM

I have a bunch of lids from jar candles. I'd rather make something of them instead of trashing them.

One idea I had was paint them with a translucent paint and either hang them in a window as a suncatcher or make them a border in my garden.

Another idea was to decoupage a Victorian pic onto it and hang on the wall or in the window.

Anyone have any other suggestions? Especially for the garden?


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