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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old Printer. on: May 31, 2005 09:22:52 AM
So my printer broke a few weeks ago.  And it's beyond repair.  (But heck, I got a good five or six years out of it, which is pretty good!)  I was going to donate it, but they won't take it, and I feel bad to throw it out.  It's not old enough to keep around for kitsch value, and I can't figure how to make a planter out of it.  Here's a picture of it: 

and the inside:

I figured I could disect it and make all the chips and cogs and whatnot into.... something....  but I can't figure what.  I know there must be some good stuff hiding in there somewhere!
Any and all ideas welcome, even if the suggestion is just to toss the thing.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting on an Airplane?? on: May 07, 2005 07:46:00 PM
I will be travelling a lot this summer, on very loooong flights (one is fourteen hours).  I was thinking of things to do on the airplane, but I had doubts that security would allow knitting needles, even though I have plastic ones.  Does anyone know any specific rules on this?  Because I'd hate for them to confiscate a half-finished project!
Right now I'm planning on leaving the knitting at home, going with the better safe than sorry logic, but wanted to know if anyone had been allowed to keep their needles on a plane.

Thanks in advance for any info!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Mother's day quick and pretty inexpensive idea... on: May 05, 2005 10:58:08 AM
I was just reading the 3000 posts asking about a quick, easy idea for mother's day.
How about a neck pillow, eye pillow, or other easy-to-sew item?
Just make the pouch in the appropriate shape (looong jelly bean for neck pillow, small jelly bean with straps and maybe some velcro at the ends for eye pillow, square for general pillow, etc.), turn right side out, fill with rice or buckwheat (or a bit of both), throw in some lavender, maybe some sage or other nice-smelling herbs which you can get at most Whole Foods or if you have a "New Age" shop nearby they have it too, sew up the hole, and voila!

Just thought I'd offer the idea.  My mom travels alot, so I thought of this for her plane trips.
Hope it helps someone!
4  Florida / Florida: Central / Orlando. Want to start a UCF SnB??? on: April 21, 2005 08:48:44 PM
I just read something from back in february about starting a SnB for UCF.
Would anyone actually want to do this?  Cause I've got about four people who would be very interested.  One of the four has actually been involved in a small, informal SnB for a while.  If anyone is interested, please respond because we may be able to get a great thing rolling!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Make your own car seat covers??? on: April 17, 2005 11:27:38 AM
So (yay) I just got my first new car.  (My parents helped pay for half of it as a college graduation present, angels that they are)  I've got two 60-lb. dogs, and really want to keep this car nice.  Thus, I am searching for seat covers.  I've got the back seat covered with a slip my boyfriend found in a pet catalogue, but the front seats are hard because they have armrests.

Does anyone have any ideas for making my own bucket-seat covers with an armrest slip?  What materials should I use?  I just got a sewing machine, so I'm new.. any guides for elastic?

Any and all suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

Oh, and p.s.  If you know a website with fun seat-covers (no boring beige ones! Tongue) where I could just buy these, please let me know!   Grin  I want to be making clothes and presents, not seat covers!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Dog/Pet-related Botches? on: February 26, 2005 03:51:43 PM
So I spent quite a bit of time knitting a hat for my boyfriend.
I finally gave it t him, he likes it (even though it's too big), and all's well.  Until he leaves the dogs unattended while he takes a shower.
Comes back, and the thing is shredded.  He was more upset about it than me!

People, tell me i'm not the only one so I don't have to strangle my wonderful pups!
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