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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Where to get stuff knitted? on: March 16, 2009 03:44:10 AM
Thanks so much for your suggestions.  I will have a look at my local op-shop and ask.  I adore one of the nanna's there and if she can't, I bet she will know someone who can.

I will look into Etsy's Alchemy as I am very intrigued.

PS I agree that Connex is the root of everything evil. I used to blame the Commonwealth Games for everything, but they pale in comparison.
2  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Where to get stuff knitted? on: March 06, 2009 07:58:42 PM
Somehow, amazingly, I have no knitters or crocheters amongst family and friends. Huh

I was wondering how I would go about getting something knitted for me and a friend's baby.

Is there a place to advertise?  Is this sort of thing even done? I have already tried to contact the Handknitters Guild in Melbourne without much luck.

I cannot knit or crochet, so lessons aren't an option. My mum made blankets and spent many years trying to teach me but I have no coordination with my hands for that. More of an embroiderer, really.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Re: Ideas for fabric scraps on: July 08, 2008 04:53:04 AM
Ebay- I hadn't thought of that at all and there is a lot of fabric on there.

Patchwork scraps is a great idea and I'll look into it for the smaller pieces. There is a variety of fabrics in the scraps from fleece to Japanese cotton. I also have a couple of larger pieces in wool and lycra for a dress and a coat that I never got around to.

I guess I just love the idea of a fabric/craft garage sale and maybe I will be patient until springtime.


4  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / Ideas for fabric scraps on: July 06, 2008 06:41:45 PM
I need ideas to get rid of a lot of fabric scraps in various sizes from small (5cm* 5 cm) to large (500cm*500 cm) I have over one large moving box full of unwanted fabric.

I had thought of having a fabric  garage sale- but it is winter and that may not draw a lot of people. I also thought of getting a market stall. I am not sure that I would recover the cost or shift much fabric.

 Does anyone have ideas on how to get rid of this fabric?   Does anyone want to go in together at a market to sell their scraps as well?
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with an address book? on: December 30, 2006 03:54:26 AM
That is such a good idea.  I was going to use the notepad half for ideas and having the other side as a practical directory  just makes sense! My desk drawer is filled with messy business cards and sticky notes with scribbled website addresses. They now have a home.

thank you so much.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with an address book? on: December 30, 2006 02:16:51 AM
Thank you for that suggestion.

The spine on the hardcover of the outside book is wide enough for the addressbook and a note pad. I don't want it to "collapse" in.
If I can't think of anything else, I may cut it out and then get a thicker notepad to compensate.

I was hoping to keep the book inside and just use it for a different purpose.
I just hate wasting things.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: How do I use a loop turner? on: December 26, 2006 03:11:31 PM
Thank you for your suggestion.
I am not using that type of turner. I am using the long, thin, metal rod with a ring on one end and a hook and latch on the other end. I think that my turner may not be suitable for cotton.  I haven't had this problem with satin type fabrics.

I just tried your suggestion to close the far end off, but that didn't work. The cotton keeps bunching together and doesn't want to cooperate!

I may make a slightly wider strap.
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: what to do with old encyclopedias on: December 26, 2006 03:55:08 AM
I have seen pages turned into posters. I have also seen this done with older dictionaries. It can look really good.

For example, if you are a gardener, you can get a favourite plant's entry enlarged and printed on good quality poster paper. You can even include diagrams and pictures.

I think that a copy center should be able to do this.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Italy Book.. on: December 26, 2006 03:47:09 AM
You could ask your nearest Italian Tourism and Trade office or consulate for any maps that they have.

I once asked for the tiniest bit of information and got a whole package of brochures sent to me.

If you can wait until you get to Italy, you will have more of a selection and they will be in Italian.  Smiley
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / How do I use a loop turner? on: December 26, 2006 01:46:13 AM
Silly question, I know!  For the first time I am making a small bag with thin cotton straps and cannot figure out how to hook the fabric and get it to go back through.
I can insert the turner and can push the latch through the end of the fabric, but then when I pull it to go back through itself, it just doesn't go.

How should I attach the end of the fabric? Thanks for all advice.
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