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241  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: more panties!! on: August 21, 2010 08:36:48 PM
... I think you've officially become my newest hero. These are absolutely adorable, functional, and you can make your underwear in public without anybody knowing you're playing with your knickers!  Grin
242  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: A Green Idea Chain Game 2010 on: August 21, 2010 05:25:53 PM
Ever try lacemaking? Thread is wonderful for that (if you can keep track of it!) and turns out a beautiful product. Also, get ahold of any local weavers that might be interested in using a two-or three- colored weft. I persoanlly have a two-colored shuttle (the shuttle itself is loaded wdith two different colors, which makes for an interesting effect in the finished product).

You could also check into donating them toward schools or organisations that teach people how to make their own clothing and such, and go on from there.

My question: What do I do with a number of old (think vintage 70's) bath towels that my OH has an emotional attachment to, but are tattered enough to be rather useless?
243  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a stiletto heel into a wedge?! or at least making it look like it! on: August 21, 2010 03:01:35 PM
What about using layers of lightweight cork? You could glue them into place, then whittle them down to the right shape when it dries, and cover it with something if you think it would look better. You'd get plenty of support but still have a bit of padding in there for comfort.

Let us know how they turn out!
244  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Wool for Quilting? on: August 21, 2010 06:11:58 AM
When I lived where it actually got cold (as in well below freezing, not 50 degrees F  Grin ) I inherited some wool quilts my great grandmothers made in this fashion. They weighed an absolute ton, were much warmer than any other quilts we had, and only gave up the ghost after my sister was bright enough to run the 60+ year old fabric through a washing machine.

Note that the wool will felt after washing, so the quilts can end up a little lumpy, and they do smell like a wet sheep until after they've dried.  It IS wool, after all.
245  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: "stitch in the ditch"-tricks? on: August 21, 2010 06:04:46 AM
It's perfectly OK to stitch between 1/8 and 1/4" away from the seam itself, too. That way it's still in the ditch, but much, MUCH harder to tell if it wavers a little bit.
246  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hello from Orlando! on: August 20, 2010 10:07:56 PM
I was introduced to the site when a coworker brought up the Weeping Angel from a fashion doll post at work, to show me what she wanted to do. Immediately we both went something like...

OOOOO!!! And we could make them for Halloween and hide them in the trees and bushes, and put some on strings and pulleys so that when you pull the strings they move closer to the door and OO!! we could get a mannequin top and put one on top of the roof peeking over and it would be just SO COOL but I couldn't keep it in the house because I'd NEVER sleep again and...  (etc.)

I came home, pulled up the site, started poking around, and realised that much time could be spent getting ideas from there, and there, and there, and that topic, and that section, and maybe not that one but DEFINITELY that one... Something tells me the grades may slip a bit this semester, but the addiction must be fed.
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