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11  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / St Jude's, Hancock's, and quilts... on: June 02, 2005 04:10:55 PM

For every yard of fabric that you buy from Hancock's St. Jude's line they'll donate 30 cents to the hospital. The patterns are based on the kids' artwork and their dreams. They have pins for $5 where 85% of the proceeds go to St Jude's or you can donate a dollar and they'll put up a donor paper with your name at your local Hancock's store. And you can also donate quilts through them until the 1st of July - the quilts will either go to the kids and their families or be used in fundraising. Last year more than 3400 quilts were given and over a million dollars was raised for St Jude's.
12  COOKING / Dessert / a Discworld cake for Pratchett fans on: May 17, 2005 12:52:41 PM
"This was a cake made for my husband Corran, since we're both fans of the Terry Pratchett Discworld books. Below is a step-by-step account of how the cake was made. Please understand that I'm pretty familiar with sugarcraft; this is not a cake for beginners. If you don't know how to handle sugarpaste or are unfamiliar with how to paint with gel colours, don't attempt to make this cake."


As a Pratchett fan, and also as a fan of cake, I thought this was pretty nifty.
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / help finding an 80's craft book of my grandma's... on: May 15, 2005 09:19:37 PM
I posted this in misc before I remembered there was a book section so maybe someone on this board can help me.

I'm trying to find a copy of a book that my grandmother had when I was small. It's a doll making book, I think - I know that it had lots of dolls in it. I'm 99% sure it's a Better Homes and Gardens book but it isn't Easy Bazaar Crafts or Cherished Dolls to Make For Fun because I have both of those. I'd know it only by the front cover or projects inside unfortunately, and have no clue what the title might be which means I can't find it just look it up on half.com or anywhere like that. It had pictures of dolls on the front similar to the Cherished Dolls book and possibly even some of the same patterns. I don't think it was just sewing crafts but several kinds, possibly a dollhouse and some baby toys. It may have had a pig pillow pattern, something which she made for me, but it's really hard to remember because I was so young. It may have been published in the late 70's but I'm pretty sure it was early 80's because that's when the other two were printed.

I have really fond memories of looking through these books of my late grandmother's and I'd like to have all three that I remember and not just the two. My mom doesn't remember it or know if my grandmother's copy is still around. We may have a copy of it somewhere lurking but it's nowhere in the house and I have no clue where to start looking in storage, especially since we have so much craft/sewing stuff of my grandmother's still left there from when she died.

Perhaps someone else remembers this book?
Does anyone know where I can find a list of BH&G books possibly with front covers?

Thank you for any advice or help!
14  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / vinyl recipe holder...how to customize? on: May 07, 2005 06:55:00 PM
I scored this really cool recipe organizer at Goodwill today for a dollar. The inside's like a photo album but sized for small index/recipe cards and it has tabbed pages that divide everything into categories like "breads & pastas", "desserts", "salads &salad dressings", and the like. 

It's in great shape but it's very plain.

So, what can I do to it to spiff it up and make it cooler? I was thinking I'd like to put a vintage image of a housewife on it but I'm not sure how to go about it. If I stenciled one, or stenciled something else, what kind of paint would I need to use? Just a sharpie maybe?

I thought of sewing stuff to it but I dunno how I'd do that with the hard cover underneath the vinyl. And I don't know what kind of glue would stick.

Any advice, and ideas for what to put, would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Edit: That's what I get for not previewing. I forgot to mention that it's red, it has "recipes" written on the side and it does have a few small black marks on the cover, almost like something with writing once got stuck to it so I'll probably need to either cover those up or incorporate them somehow.
15  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / hardish plastic...um...strap...things... help? on: May 05, 2005 06:28:08 PM
Okay, there are these things, I have no idea how to even begin describing them really and I definitely don't know what they're called. They're hardish plastic, they're thin and flat, and they're used to hold together boxes and things like that as if they were heavy duty string. They're an alternative for tape. I've also seen them used to hold a bunch of wires together and stuff like that. They're attached to themselves once they're wrapped around an object and you have cut them to get them off of it. Does anyone have ANY CLUE what I'm talking about?  Undecided

If so, can you think of a use for them? I've gotten a ton of them on packages lately and I don't know what to do with them but I don't want to throw them away. The cats seem to enjoy playing with them and chewing on them but I'd like an alternative.  Roll Eyes  So...if you're not completely confused as to what the heck I'm even going on about I'd love any ideas.
16  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Link from Zelda - first stenciled shirt NOW WITH STENCIL on: January 04, 2005 11:31:29 PM
My boyfriend loves video games and one of his absolute favorite characters is Link from the Zelda games. I love making things. Soooo... I made him a stenciled t-shirt with Link on it as an anniversary/Christmas present.

Images are being resized somewhat so if you want to see it a little less pixel-ly and warped, go here:


I am so proud of myself because it turned out WAY better than I thought it would, especially after several mishaps.

My sister's in town and she helped me cut Link out (I was getting a cramp in my neck from looking down at it) and also helped me make sure the picture was centered. The paint matches the navy-ish blue on the shirt sleeves and that's totally my sister's doing because she can mix colors far better than I can.

I tried using hairspray to keep the stencil down but it was actually some kind of "hold spritz" or something (I don't know even know why it's in my bathroom closet) and it didn't work at all. Luckily, I happened to have some spray adhesive and that worked great.

A little bit of paint ran on the bottom of his tunic but I was able to cover it up with some detail work using a small brush.

I made the stencil from a picture I found through google, I think. Printed it onto cardstock, cut it, and painted with a sponge brush. It's kind of been heat set with a hair dryer because I was trying to make it dry faster, and I'm planning on probably ironing to set it again.

The boyfriend loves it.  Grin He just stared and laughed over and over and keeps asking me how I did it. He's talking about wearing it to MagFest and how his gamer friends will say "Dude, that's a cool shirt, where'd you get it?" He'll reply "Oh, my girlfriend made it." Hehe.

And due to popular demand, the stencil: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/wooleyduck/crafty/linkstencil.jpg

I'm not sure if I made any last minute adjustments to it before I printed it so you may want to make double check and make sure it will work before you use it.
17  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / first creature and first topic post (with pictures) on: December 11, 2004 09:59:32 PM
Hi! I've been lurking for a while and finally joined. I had been reading a lot of the felt monster threads and since I had just bought felt to make flower pins out of I thought I'd make a stuffed animal. I followed Nina's tutorial, except I had to do it all by hand because I don't have a sewing machine. And I had no embroidery thread so I had to just kind of double the thread to make the eyes. If that makes sense.
I really can't sew. I haven't in ohhh...maybe 8 or 10 years? And before that I had very little experience. But I want to learn how so I thought this would make a good small project to do first.

Let me know what you think!
Ferdinand the cat:

And to demonstrate size...my cat's the size of my mouse:

Showing off his stylish pocket:

And this is what his back looks like:

Since I'm planning on learning to sew, I'm thinking I may use him as a pin cushion... Maybe keep small thread in his pocket.

Oh, and I forgot to mention: I'm sorry about the blurry photos but my good digital camera's dead and the only one I have right now is the one that came with my printer. But hopefully you can see enough detail.
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