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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: another fo: twinkle's shopping tunic on: May 02, 2007 10:51:31 AM
I have always avoided chunky knits for fear of adding excess bulk, but you look FAB in that top and still oh so slim!
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: goya prints on muslin - links to pictures. on: January 23, 2007 10:53:06 PM
those are really great!  i like your idea of framing them, job well done!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hardcore-Budget Lap Desk ala FedEx (pic heavy) on: December 01, 2006 08:30:32 PM
What a great idea!  I'll have to do this to keep my hot laptop off of my sensitive legs...maybe i can even pait it...or decoupage....oh, you've started something terrible...
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 50s-style dress-up apron on: December 01, 2006 08:21:36 PM
That's such a good idea to use old baby clothes...how clever!  I bet she'll be incredibly pleased...
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Laura from Project Runway Inspired Car Coat Deal on: October 02, 2006 10:33:33 PM
oh oh oh, i love it!  i have a swing coat pattern that i bought a while ago but it has an intimidating number of steps and i always put it off, was yours easy to sew and did you just wing it or use a pattern?  and did you line it?  oh im sorry to pry, i just think it looks great!

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: a pysanky how to do tutorial. on: September 08, 2006 11:17:53 AM
I used to practice pysanky with my mom and she was significantly better than I was (I don't have a steady hand)

Here are some resources that you might find helpful:

there are many different ways to do pysanky there is a more free-form way called "drop-pull" method (which can be done on the cheap with the top end of a straight pin) or a more traditional method (where you use a kistka).  using a kistka lets you draw out intricate designs and be as detailed as you like to be. when i was a kid i would use the drop-pull method because, quite frankly, it was less frusturating and the results were quicker. 

for supplies we always order from www.hanuseys.com they're a family company and everyone we've ever dealt with is really nice (their catalog is available online but sadly they don't do online orders yet...)

as far as the actual process it's kind of tedious to describe but not very hard at all...here are a few websites that might help.

this site has a tutorial as well as listings for pysanky classes, free patterns and a listing of all the symbols used in pysanky

and even though it's not cool to reference martha stewart, a few years ago she did some halloween pysanky eggs that were really cute

hope this helps, pm me if you have any more questions
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Watson and Crick Light on: August 26, 2006 03:17:11 PM
thats great!  i love that youve paid homage to two of the coolest scientests ever!  makes me want to make pillows with darwin...
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Authentic Indian Butter Chicken on: September 24, 2005 10:53:39 PM
AAHHh  thank you so much for this recipe!  My father is from India so I thought I was well versed in the art of curries and Indian dishes, but I had never actually had butter chicken  until the recent wedding of a friend (my father is from Kerala, so curries revolve around coconut milk and not butter)  Needless to say I was in love with this dish, but none of my Aunties had ever tried to make it themselves, so I thought I was left ordering sub-par butter chicken from restaurants....but you have saved me!!!  Thank  you thank you thank you!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My new bedroom. Let me know how to decorate it more!! IMG heavy on: September 24, 2005 10:38:38 PM
First off; congratulations on your new spaces!  And secondly, I know you've probably already made your decorating decisions, but if you still need a little inspiration you could turn to my guilty pleasure: Debbie Travis' Facelift (on HGTV and HGTV Canada).  I think she is just great and on her website www.debbietravisfacelift.com you can see all of the different episodes organized by season.  I find that her designs are in tune with my style and I sometimes just look at the projects to pass time (whoa...I never realized how lame that made me until now...Undecided )

Anyway, two redesigns in particular may interest you.  Both are predominantly white rooms where there is a splash of one or two colors; "Sonia's Basement" with blue accents and "Toni's Bedroom" where lilac is the color...both episodes are in season 3. 

Hope your decorating goes well! 
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any ideas for a first project? on: September 24, 2005 02:43:01 PM
If you don't feel like  you're ready to make a skirt sans pattern yet you can use an old skirt that you like the fit of to draft a pattern or buy a cheap one; simplicity and McCalls make really simple patterns and they're super cheap! 

And while skirts are a great starting point you can also start with simple camisole-type tank tops since you already have some sewing experience.  If you can find a pattern without a lot of gathers or darting around the bustline you'll have it completed in no time!
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