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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! on: January 16, 2019 05:50:39 PM
That's the story, MistressT. I've only used them twice and there was no static, despite the high heat setting at the laundromat. Static is the point for me, too; if these don't control that there's no point. (Well, okay; it is fun to toss them i to the dryer like  basketball free throw, too!)
The ones I finished are pretty big (worked great on a load with a comforter and a stuffed animal) but I wound the last of the yarn to make smaller ones that I hope will felt down to baseball size.

I am allergic to wool but I did some research and as long as I don't rub them on my skin it shouldn't matter, especially if I put them through a few washes and dryer loads .

Please excuse the business nature of the link BUT they do explain the entire process really well and some questions people might have about wool dryer balls.
P.S. we used tennis balls, while I suggest them for large blankets and pillows i wouldn't use them day to day because they caused a baffle to come off on my dryer (those "blades" inside the drum) which causes it to now take longer for stuff to dry

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2019 Annual DeStashAlong! on: January 07, 2019 07:14:55 PM
Sign me up!!!!!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2018 Annual DeStashAlong Thread on: January 01, 2018 10:58:22 PM
  8)hi there, holding ground until I can take a breath long enough to figure out what's what Cool
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2018-Reach for Your Crafting and Creative Goals! on: December 30, 2017 06:44:29 PM
My ADHD means I tend to flit from project to project but here are some I have got done

PROJECT TYPE: upcycling/repainting small sculptures and jewelery
MATERIALS:  Fingernail Polish, second hand or dollar store knickknacks.

1. Celestial Cat (Thrift store $0.69)

2. Red Wing Angel (dollar store angel #1)
 [ width=100 height=75]https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/263697_03Mar18_20180202_141435.jpg[/img]

3. Purple/green dress angel with greenish silver wings (dollar store angel #2)

4. Day of the Dead Catarina (Tuesday Morning...was mostly neon and had the head broken off)

5. Fairy queen (Thrifted......had a sort of dull greenish tone everything)

6. 50x50 journal creation

7.  Make art journal "marker-painted" paper

8. 9. 10.  Upcycled unicorn ornaments painted with fingernail polish

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 30, 2016 06:54:37 AM
This will be the first year out of 5 that I didn't complete at least 100+ items much less 50 (or even 15)
I really need to force myself to focus more and just do things so that maybe I can get back the creative drive
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 13, 2016 06:06:32 PM
Only problem with mid Autumn is I finally have craft projects planned for the holidays but with cold weather forecasted for weeks I have lots of outdoor chores.
I do plan to get some "Self Warming pet pads" made up, first for the strays I care for and then for my cats and family cats
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 06, 2016 03:41:14 PM
Another lamp shade.  We got 2 of these shades for $2 at a thrift store and I believe I have a different spiderweb sheer material I can play with.
This was a bit harder than the round one because each side had to be cut and hot glued down.  I figured that as long as I glued the top and 1 side down I could trim it easier. It isn't perfect but since I am still setting up my art area I was sitting in a rocking recliner doing this mostly on my lap which is why when I decide to take a break and find something to watch while I worked and put the glue gun on its holder and start looking at the list on Netflix. 
Queen Annabelle (1 of 4 black cats) comes up and rubs against me so I reach down and unplug the glue gun and say "last thing I need is to have this melt the carpet...or burn me"
Not a minute later Annabelle brushes past me and apparently the cord and "%#[email protected]& ANNABELLE!!!"
She knocked it over on my ankle but at least I got it before it hit the carpet.
Now doesn't she look innocent?

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 06, 2016 03:21:38 PM
But how clever!  And I love how the pierced metal of the.second one has a Moroccan feel!

Thank you :-)
They actually are morocan candle lamps (including another I have to wait on pulling apart a lava lamp to wire because they need to be very low heat)
Right now we are trying to get more light in the room but still stay with the arty Bohemian Gothic feel.

Lyrica is really helping with what we now believe is a damaged nerve or set of nerves in my spine causing horrible night pain in my leg. The thing is I guess I never knew how badly pain and lack of sleep can tear you down over time.  And I am starting to feel more myself every day.  I am still going to be recovering my strength for a long while but hopefully I will also be crafting more

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 05, 2016 03:51:06 PM
Like many houses built in the mid 70s to well now our front room has no builtin ceiling lighting and in our case no room for more floor lamps.
I am rewiring some old lamps and a few that will work if I use small low heat LED bulbs.
I also am sacrificing some Lava Lamps for the cause, that is the hardest part, getting the light and cords off of the base.
Here is an existing light,in the middle I added the fringe and had to take the cord apart to get it through the top and then wire it to secure it.
The other will need to wait until I can get a very low heat LED bulb.  That one kept unwiring itself just as I got it hung so I had to intertwine thin strip of electricians tape through the wires after sealing each connection so they wouldn't pull loose.
And yes that is a baby pin holding the wire in place.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2016---Busy Hands are Happy Hands! on: November 02, 2016 11:19:01 AM
Trina - that bottle is beautiful in and of itself.

But it's even more special as bit of playfulness in the face of the struggles you're going thru.  My BIL has dystonia, and I've had friends who suffer from fibromyalgia; I can't begin to imagine what it's like to deal with both.  Sending you lots of love for the daily grind.

Thank you sweetie, not being able to craft, mentally to foggy and no motivation and physically exhausted took away a very important part of me.
Does your BIL take Cogentin, it helps me so much and helped to prove that I had two types of leg spasms (new med for second type has made all the difference)  between Lyrica and Cogentin I am getting back to being me.
Oh man those jams are amazing looking, I really only do fruit butters on the crockpot and freeze them in 4 and 9 oz containers  (they will be ok for about 3 to 4 weeks in the fridge but we don't use much)
I am still a bit absent minded for real jam/jelly...but getting there
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