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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / bee candle box on: February 11, 2011 11:40:05 AM
i want to make a box for some bees wax candles. i definatlly plan to decorate the lid. ive been looking forward to thios project... even made the candles myself Smiley now im at the super fun part... decorating, but i feel stumped!! does anyone have any inspiring ideas? so far im at vintage style text with vintage style bee print. OR a more a more rustic ethnic approach having a more styalized bee/ hive/subject and some funky ethnic style text. (im not even sure if a bee is suitable as im not boxing bees! but its all that pops into my mind!). i have chosen the box to be of recycled cardboard , and want to print with black/ choco brown...

i feel like a dont have a solid feeling in this project, and would appreciate any suggestions so i can gather my thoughts and bring this creative project to life! Smiley  Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin. Step 2: Drafting on: May 11, 2010 06:13:00 AM
sorry you hurt yourself, knees are tricky business. recently i was given advice from a joint specialist to try bio-glucosamine. anyway read about it, it may help with the recovery. its not a drug either, its something the body makes naturally that can be in short supply for various reasons... yeah well check it out, and i wish you a speedy recovery!
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: new scarf for my bf on: April 02, 2010 11:06:38 AM
those colours are lovely together, very earthy yet energetic
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Muhu island inspired slippers on: April 02, 2010 11:04:47 AM
hey Blucy,
yes needling felting 2-d is lots of fun too, can make all kinds of patterns and pictures and yeah, its fun Smiley
the slippers are one piece. i see that some people make resists and then felt on their feet later. i have trouble with resits, so i just laid the wool our evenly, wrapped it around my feet(thicker on the  soles). felted from my feet straight away,
try it out,
its fast, and once you get the hang of it, its pretty fun! if  u decide to try a have some  advice- felt one part of the slipper, and move your way up or down - other wise if the whole raw slipper gets wet it gets so heavy it tears apart!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: My aviator's helmet on: March 25, 2010 02:40:32 AM
cool hat! is this one for spring?
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is it possible to take a longer break during the wet felting process?? on: March 17, 2010 12:28:41 PM
hey, well  i read that your peiece alreasy done, but wanted to share some experience ive had. this is what works best for me, and i do it with all my projects (i too have a 7th month, and even b4 that pregnancy forced this habit upon me...)
once i have felted my piece to a point where it is lightly felted, , still soft and spongy, i stop. i rinse and let dry. sometimes if its very delicate, then i let dry with the soap in ti (gasp im sure some ppl might say, but if u use a nice natural soap, and its only for a day, then theres no harm done, just make sure to give it a good vinegar rinse when its the end).
i have found that resuming the felting process is much easier and the fibres felt to the next stage in their feltedness (is that a word?) much faster.
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: could I felt an old wool blanket and use as a rug? on: March 17, 2010 09:09:00 AM
i think it might felt into an odd shape. squares and rectangles tend to pull inwards from the center of each side- so the corners become extra exaggerated. try fold it into a smaller sqaure/rectangle, and tac into place, then give it a go in the machine. perhaps dont nuke it, but go easy first time and see how goes. remember the temp and the spin influence the degree to which it will felt,
good luck!
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: felt cowls and some other things on: March 17, 2010 09:02:30 AM
love the colour combos u use, stunning!
9  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Muhu island inspired slippers on: March 15, 2010 08:38:07 AM
thanks Smiley
i dont know how to embroider yet, tho i do plan to learn one day, so for the pictures i needle felted onto the finished slippers.
i shouldve added this pic up originally. sorry. here it is, for a close up

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: granny square blanket :) on: March 14, 2010 11:29:02 AM
what a beautiful blanket you have made- what are your plans now... keep it , give it to someone special?
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