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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Shrinky dinks: Putting jump rings on before baking? on: March 27, 2007 05:13:17 AM
I cannot for the life of me get the jump rings on the shrinky dinks after baking. It's not the hole size -- the ring does fit -- but I can't seem to get my hands to work properly! Can I put the jump rings or rings through the shrinky dink hole before baking? It would make my life easier, believe me!

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
12  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Properties of oils, butters, and other B&B ingredients on: March 17, 2007 06:03:19 AM
Although this is a chart for soapers, it contains great information about various oils, butters, and ingredients (like aloe vera or glycerin) to help you make various recipes. I found this chart to be incredibly helpful when coming up with my own recipes or tweaking a formula. Scroll down a little to read it on the Soap Dish! I take no credit for it, just offering a link...

13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Eye pins and other findings -- do you bake with them in place? on: February 11, 2007 06:44:30 AM
I think my brain is tired from a weekend of sleeping, but I can't seem to figure out how to work eye pins. Do I put the eye pin in place before or after baking? I can't remember how I did it last time -- I warned you I was tired -- but they are all coming out of the little sushis I made! So I put some crazy glue on the eye pins and put them back in: No luck.

I want to finish making my little sushi bracelet, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

As a secondary question, if I wanted to make other things like thumbtacks or buttons, what's the rule of thumb for when to add the backing? Before or after?

Thanks in advance!
14  CANADA / British Columbia / Looking for vinyl in Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley on: January 26, 2007 07:46:03 AM
I don't want much, just a little bit of red vinyl to make two buttons on a Nintendo controller DS case. Not a fancy shiny red (although that would be kind of cool) just a basic, primary colour red.  I've been to Fabricland and they have burgundy, but not a proper red. Any suggestions? I don't even care about cost at this point. I'm in Chilliwack, but I'm happy to drive. I'll even drive to Bellingham!

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Eye mask pattern? on: August 28, 2006 08:34:51 AM
I found this great eye mask pattern on a website that sold patterns and offered a few for free, but apparently exhaustion got the better of me, and I didn't bookmark it or download the PDF.

It's a shaped sleeping eye mask. Something about Audrey Hepburn or Breakfast at Tiffany's is in the description/on the pattern. The instructions indicate that you should do three layers -- one for the front, one for the middle, then one for the insides to be slightly poofy. Add elastic. That's pretty much it. But I've trashed mine by cutting it here and there and wrong.

Can anyone help with a link? Sorry about the terrible description!
16  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Milk bath not for the lactose intolerant? on: August 20, 2006 07:35:48 AM
I'm getting ready to try making a milk bath, but I read that people with lactose intolerance shouldn't use these. What the heck? I can see if I was drinking it, but would it really affect me through my skin? (I can't drink milk or eat yogurt with sugar in it, but I can have cheese and a little skim milk in my tea...so I'm not that intolerant of lactose!) If this is the case, I'll use coconut milk for my baths, but it is expensive and probably won't have the same lactic acid! Can anyone offer some information on this?
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Hot bags -- rice and flax? on: August 20, 2006 07:29:43 AM
I remember reading that one could make a hot/cold bag with rice and flax, but it seems that a lot of the stuff I've seen today advises against flax seed as it can go rancid or catch on fire. Can someone offer some information on this as I'd love to make one of these as a thank you present for a co-worker, but I'd rather not put her in serious pain! Thanks!
18  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Combining fragrance oils? on: July 31, 2006 07:20:07 AM
I'm new to all this fragrance stuff, and wondered if anyone had a chart or a site or something that would offer ideas on what scents go with other scents. I have been learning about low, medium, and high notes for scents, but I need more information. Can anyone suggest some great combinations or a place I can go for combination information?
19  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Your favourite scents? on: July 31, 2006 07:18:33 AM
I just taught a class to youth (ages 11 to about 16) on bath salts & bath bombs, and I was surprised to find which scents they liked best. I had a variety of fruity ones, but they gravitated to the oatmeal, milk & honey, vanilla ice cream, and "rain", and asked about flowery scents.

I'm planning a huge Christmas/holiday toiletry making spreee in the fall and will be offering more classes to youth, adults, and the library staff. So I'm polling for your favourite scents, either to use in your toiletry making stuff or that you like to use on yourself. I'll take single scents (like blueberry) or complicated scents. I need to expand my fragrance collection, and I need to expand my horizons when it comes to smells!

(As an aside....I like some of the stuff at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, but this might be a little expensive. I personally love anything smelling of the holiday season, and like fruity smells. I dislike patchouli.)
20  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Should I learn cold process soap? on: July 29, 2006 07:03:53 AM
Hi everyone! I am wondering if you crafty craftsters out there making cold process soap could offer some advice?

I am debating if I should take some classes in cold process soap. I am currently doing melt & pour and other bath related things, but CP soap sounds so interesting! I'm certainly not planning to sell the finished product -- they would be for me and mine for prezzies and general around the house stuff -- and I don't plan to teach my youth group this either! Against learning it -- I don't have a lot of time, I have other crafts I'm learning and loving, and it would cost money to start another craft. For learning it -- another challenge in life, being more self-sufficient, and making cool gifts.

So if you have some advice for me, I'm all ears (not literally...unless you count the corn I have adorning my shirt!)
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