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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: 1 year until wedding gift? on: November 05, 2005 10:13:34 AM
leather = pleather for me.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: knitting a VERY large circumference on: November 01, 2005 07:21:26 PM
you could use multiple circulars and it would be essentially like using multiple double pointed needles.  Its not reallly that big of a pain, thought the little plastic parts between the points cause the stitches to slide around a lot

3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: 1 year until wedding gift? on: November 01, 2005 06:33:29 PM
This is so cute!  I'm definately gonna have to do this in the summer.  Unfortunately I can't use either Jell-O or chilli dogs because we are both vegetarian, but I'll think of something.  Maybe...

"Here, honey!  it's our leather anniversary!"

Mmm... sexy presents....

4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Alice in wonderland wedding on: October 14, 2005 09:00:09 AM
For favors maybe you could give out cheap, tall felt hats with a size card still on them and bunny and mouse ears.  That way, each table would be like a mini tea party.


5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Edible Bouquets! on: September 05, 2005 03:38:24 PM
I did it and it was a hit!  In fact, people seemed scared to eat it!  (They kept asking if it was okay.  I told them that my mom had already gotten a picture so they could go for it)  My little brother thought they were actually flowers for about half of the night!

Thanks again for a great idea!

6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: "floating" candle centerpiece on: September 05, 2005 03:35:19 PM
Thanks for the good wishes and the advice!

I did the centerpieces for our engagement party and though there was now problem with the bowls breaking, we did have trouble because the door to the outside kept getting opened and shut (the beer and soda was out there) and so the candles kept getting blown out.  We all had a great time anyway though and our mothers were so surprised that they got to keep the decorations so they were happy.

And check out what my husband-to-be's aunt surprised us with for the toast!


The colors are slightly different (more pastel-ish) but this ad captures the length and design of the glasses and their holder.  We were so totally excited!  We are gonna display them on our kitchen table and use them as an excuse to drink wine and champagne much more often!

-Lucrecia 42
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Robots! on: September 05, 2005 03:27:59 PM
So cute!  I love it!

-Lucrecia 42
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Edible Bouquets! on: August 30, 2005 06:06:34 PM
I am totally gonna steal that for my engagement party!  Thanks!

9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / "floating" candle centerpiece on: August 30, 2005 06:03:53 PM
Hi, everyone!  I just got engaged on Aug 19th to the greatest man in the universe.  He totally indulges on all my knitting stories (as long as I listen to his computer game stories.... but I get the good end of that bargin since I game myself.  Anyway...)!

We are thowring an engagement party (snacks, desert, and wine) this Saturday and I thought I'd share with you guys a great centerpiece idea I learned while waiting tables at the local country club to support myself in college.

Sorry about the lack of pics... maybe we'll register for a digital camera...

What you need for each centerpiece:

1) a small mirror

2) a shallow glass bowl or an oversized wine glass (make sure that the mirror will come out around this and frame it nicely when you put it on top)

3) 1 pretty candle (if using a wine glass) or 3 (for the shallow bowl) - We're using cream-colored, rose shaped candles.  Preferable non-scented, if you'll be in a tightly enclosed space... won't want to overwhelm the guests!  Also make sure the candle is shorter then the rim of the bowl (they will be "floating" after all)

4) A length of silk ivy


How to do it:

1) remove all price stickers from mirror and glass container and clean them with windex

2) place the glass on the mirror (no real need to affix it but I guess you could if you wanted to

3) wrap the ivy around the base of the glass, cutting it to the proper length and entwining the ends so it makes a nice circle. (may need a knife... my scissors wouldn't do the trick)

4) place the candle in the glass

5) this is the big trick.  When you add the water to "float" the candle (it can be colored water if you like), don't actually put enough in to make the candles float.  They will bob around and the candle melts and most likely put themselves out.  Instead, fill the glass until the water brushes up around the edge of the candle.  It'll look like the candle is floating, but its much more steady

6) wait for them to dry and then light them! 

We made two of these and we plan on giving one to each of our mothers as a surprise.  Hope this helped someone!  (PS: we got all the supplies @ Michaels for around $25 for each centerpiece.  Not bad compared to flowers, but not as good as we could have got shopping around I'm sure.  Oh well.  We were in a hurry to get things together.)

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Neil Gaiman #2 Pictures!!! on: July 10, 2005 01:37:06 PM
i know, the dream box is awesome. It's decorating my front room right now.  The colors go with the decor great too!

The hat is basically the pattern for the kittyville hat from Stitch n Bitch, minus the ears of course.  the little band is seed stitch and the rest is garter stitch.

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