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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / crafty baby shower? on: December 10, 2007 04:49:09 PM
Hi all,
my sis and I hit on a fun idea while at a craft fair last weekend (you know, walking around and saying "I could make that.").  She suggested we get the supplies together and have folks over for a crafty baby-shower (my baby is due in April). I have a lot of creative friends and I love the idea.  I'm looking for ideas of how to make it work, pitfalls you might envision, and suggestions of projects.  Ideas so far:

plain onesies, shirts and bibs with felt and sewing machines available to sew cute animals or other shapes onto them

someone just gave me a tie-dye kit so dyeing onesies, diapers, ?? [I like this one b/c I'm avoiding using dyes while PG but would love to have some colorful stuff for the babe]

making felt or sock animals/creatures

what else? or will it be overwhelming to have too many possible activities?
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: first craft fair - pricing suggestions on: September 11, 2005 07:56:41 PM
GoTo - I got my marbles at Michaels. There is a website listed in the marble magnet thread that you can mail order from, maybe their sizes are staying consistent?

I'm using 1/2" magnets and they seem plenty strong. In one crafting emergency, Michaels was out and I got SUPER crazy strong ones at the hardware store. Check out the ratings on the package - they range 1-10 and 6+ seem plenty strong for holding both mable and piece of paper to the fridge.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / curvy quilt top on: September 11, 2005 07:51:31 PM
Had to show off even though it is just a quilt top still. I used the book "Stack A New Deck" and it was great. I finished the top in a short, easy week. I've never (successfully) sewed curves before but since the edges of the curves don't have to match, you can just relax and enjoy the piecing.  It is destined to be a baby quilt for some good friends.

4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: SOBER girls' night out / bridal shower ideas. on: August 08, 2005 01:18:51 PM
We just threw my friend a slumber party for her birthday. It was a blast - everyone showed up in pj's - she got a cute new nightie and a retro travel bag with "the essentials" in it (barettes, toothpaste, lotions, I forget). We played games, ate dinner, had junk food on hand, read cosmo (lame, but what fun in that setting), drank a bit but that was unnecessary. Then we made a yummy breakfast in the morning. I think that's a great option if you aren't into crowds.

A fun going-out idea I like is a progressive restaurant-dinner: have appetizers at one place, then go to another place for salad, then a main dish somewhere else, then dessert...it's a way to make a great night of hanging out with friends without staying in one place too long.

Spa-day was one of my favorite bridal showers I went to!! There is a Korean Women's spa near us where it only costs $20 to get in and you can enjoy it all, but if you want treatments you pay extra. Great way to satisfy various budgets.

Depending on your style, I also think an overnight camp-out with the girls would be a blast.

Basically, I think you have some great ideas already. Get a creative friend to run with it and treasure every minute of whatever they come up with!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Wedding Favors at Zion National Park on: August 08, 2005 01:10:47 PM
Hi there,

I know you decided not to go with tree-planting in peoples' names, but in case anyone is interested this organization does a good job with the money they get:

Also, I think fall is actually a GREAT time to plant many things (assuming you are in a place with fall rains). And as a previous poster said seeds will keep for a bit (maybe store them in plastic). I'd recommend picking something that is easy to grow - like wildflowers. Tree seeds typically need some kind of finicky treatment to get them to germinate.

I love plants so I think all these ideas are great.
Oh, and my boyfriend loves journals (but he's a little girly too).
6  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: Login Problems Anyone? on: August 04, 2005 08:26:28 AM
Me too me too.
Mine also seems to be a Mozilla problem. If I log in with IE I'm fine. With Mozilla I get an error message.

7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / first craft fair - pricing suggestions on: July 31, 2005 02:33:09 PM
Hi there -

I'm going to be sharing a booth with my friend who is doing some fabulous knit scarves. I have a variety of magnetic creations - altoid type boxes with theme lids filled with magnets. But I also have some "loose" magnets to sell. Any pricing suggestions?? They are relatively small - the stamps are real stamps, the marble mags are 1/2", the Mexican lottery cards are approx. 1" x 2", and the origami cranes are an inch or so.  

some closeups:


8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: The rings? Know any good indie jewlers? Sites? on: May 12, 2005 08:41:08 AM
elecbunni - glad they work for you! sometimes when you live near something you take it for granted and think every town has such a great jeweler.

FancyShmancy - I don't know anything about their metal prices (yet). And I think sending him a link would be a great idea - of course I don't know your guy. But if you set up your wishlist showing the designs you like he could surprise you and know you'd like it. 

of course I haven't got the guts up to send the link to my fella.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: The rings? Know any good indie jewlers? Sites? on: April 21, 2005 03:57:50 PM
I'm patiently awaiting my sweetie to propose so we can start designing rings at
they also have beautiful stuff in stock. I know one of the artists there and it is a really great business. They also seem to be familiar with dealing with people by mail. 
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Reading Rainbow Swap Gallery on: March 14, 2005 12:22:17 PM
NICE work StarFire! Wish we could see the tote too. The bonus book looks super-cute, what a fun idea.

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