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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / How can I make this bracelet I saw on YouTube? on: March 13, 2017 08:02:42 PM
Hello everyone! My hubby got me watching some vlogs and I noticed this bracelet that one of the ladies sometimes wears. I tried asking about it on their FB page, but they are really popular and are traveling a lot, so who knows if I hear back.
I love the way it looks and would love to be able to make sonething similar. Sorry theses aren't the best pictures, I snagged them off their FB site and zoomed in.

2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / When/how to count time for prep-work? on: August 25, 2016 08:31:49 AM
I have had ideas of making beaded cord bracelets to list on my Etsy shop for a while now.  I am pretty quick at making the cord, but stringing on the beads takes forever.  Say it only takes me an hour to make the cord (I could be wrong, it has been a while since I timed myself working on one) but it will take me 4 or 5 hours laying out the beads and stringing them in the correct order.  While I would love to get paid for all of my time, I just took a $35 dollar seed bead bracelet and turned something that I would charge over $100 for.  I have a feeling that unless I use crystals that people would rather pay closer to the $35.
How do I handle this?
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Beaded Cording: Kumihimo vs Crochet on: August 24, 2016 07:31:03 PM
I used to mess around with making all kinds of beaded ropes.  I liked doing the actual crocheting, but hated having to lay out my pattern and string on all the beads(and hope I didn't mess it up) so I tried kumihimo.  I like how you can string some on at a time but I find it harder to visualize what colors should go on which strand and I don't like how you have to finish the ends more than in the crochet.

Since I seem to be all about seeing the bad sides of both, I wanted to hear from other people which one they liked better and why.  Maybe get some tips and tricks on either to help me.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Baby Surprise Knit-a-Long on: December 08, 2015 07:31:49 PM
My mom has wanted to make a Baby Surprise Jacket (Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern) for a while now.  She was too nervous to make it on her own, so I said I would make one too.  Then I got the idea to make it a knit-a-long.  I posted it to the Ravelry group I go to on Mon nights and a few of the people there also are joining in.
I thought it would be fun to post here since the more the merrier.

Though we (my mom and I) cast on for it on Mon, I figure the time frame would be all of December.  Cast on when you get to it and can be done before midnight Dec 31st.
Sorry for the late post, but I hope some more people can join us.
Also, let me know if it is okay to post your progression pictures on my blog.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Please help me find this yarn. on: December 05, 2015 11:13:21 AM

I do a lot of charity knitting and we get a lot of mystery yarn donated. I got the yarn pictured and really like it. I don't think it is Noro because it is a pretty sturdy yarn. I know it has wool to some degree in it.
The color on the outside not shown is a grey blue color.

I really want to get more, but first I need to know who to throw money at. Thanks for any guesses!!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Can't seem to find 1.75" rings anywhere. on: March 11, 2015 07:18:30 AM
I found a kit on Etsy and used their idea as inspiration for something of my own.  I tried the idea I had with stuff I had laying around and it worked pretty well.
However, I don't really like the look of the finished piece with the things I had on hand because the top of the earring circle has a fairly noticeable connector.
I have been looking for plain rings, they don't have to be solid, they could be like a jump ring that are about 1.75" across.  I know I can make my own and I have asked The Ring Lord about making them for me, but I would rather spend most of my time/money on the inner sections.

Here are my samples from what I had on hand to give you an idea of what I am making.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / I would love some advice on embroidery machines, more details below. on: February 22, 2015 04:55:15 PM
So I have finally convinced the hubby to cosplay with me.  Of course he picks something with a ton of embroidery from Trinity Blood.
Since we don't know how often we will actually use it I was hoping to get something that was a few hundred dollars, not a few thousand.  I might someday upgrade, but for now we don't need anything too fancy.
From my searches online it seems that both Janome or Brother make the most popular ones.  I would love to hear opinions on either to see which might be best for my intentions.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / I would love some help finding a pattern to make this piggy pillow. on: September 21, 2014 04:57:13 PM
I have looked online, but for some reason, I have just had no luck.  I would love to be able to make my own pig pillow (or maybe a kitty pillow) very similar to the one in the picture.  While I would love for it to be a free pattern, if it is by one of the big companies, I could wait to get it at work for a good deal, so feel free to link those too.

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / How to finish this cat. on: December 18, 2013 08:08:49 AM
My mom found a listing on Craig's List for a bunch of scraps of fabric.  She got me a bag of really cool ones, but as I was going through I found all these oddly shaped bundles pinned together.  When I flattened them out it looked like a shape of a cat.  So now I have a bunch of these bundles that have a cat body, two back legs and a tail.  I have a general idea on how to sew it, but I don't know what kind of finishing this kind of project usually gets.

Here is one of the bundles.  You can see that the cat will be seen in profile and the back legs will help hold it up.
If anyone has worked on something like this before I would love some ideas.  Pictures wouldn't hurt either ^.~
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How can I make the pattern for leggings show the different heights around waist? on: October 25, 2013 08:24:29 AM
Hi all!
I got these leggings from Forever 21 and I love them.  They fit me perfectly and even magically fit my friend who is about 20 lbs lighter than me.  Because of these leggings I have discovered my love of them.  Since these fit so well, I want to make more so I can have tons.
I generally know how to make patterns from things, but nothing like this.  As you can see in the pic below, the front is shorter than the back.  How do I show this on the pattern?
I know it would be easier to take it apart and make a pattern that way, but I don't want to!  I would love to be able to just trace it and add a but more for seam and cuffs.
How should I go about showing the differing heights?

Edit: I actually figured it out on my own.  I was going to make it so I had to lay the pattern on the fold, but I realized that I could just make the whole leg pattern flat.  That way I can put the front lower than the back.  It also means less cutting.
Go me!
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