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11  Re: I cant find stupid freezer paper.... in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by bibe on: September 08, 2009 08:11:07 PM
I don't mean to revive an old thread, but I had also been on the search for freezer paper in Canada, and couldn't find any, until today, behold, freezer paper! I immediately thought of this thread as I had done a search before on the boards to see if anyone knew where to buy the paper.

Some weeks ago, I had searched many stores (Wal-Mart, Sobeys, Jean-Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart) and came up empty. I'm in eastern Canada for reference. While doing groceries today, I found some. I was at a different Sobeys than the one from before I had looked in.

Here's what it looks like:

I picked it up, and wondered, "is this really it?" It said freezer paper after all, but it also said "plastic coated" beneath that.

And then, the box answered my question. On the top of the box, it says:
"Make non-slip stencils. Temporarily adhere the plastic side to fabric with a hot, dry iron. Peel off stencil when paint dries."

Maybe I got lucky to find some. Actually, maybe I should also go back and buy another 2 boxes Smiley
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12  Re: How to sew plush toy shut in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by bibe on: August 23, 2009 11:14:27 AM
Thank you folks!

Here's my attempt based on the video tutorial:

A little wonky, but I had some trouble pinning it since the fleece was kinda thick and I didn't give myself a whole lot of seam allowance, so I sorta pinched it in place instead.

And here's the little luma:
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13  Re: prick and stitch cards in Winter Holidays by bibe on: December 01, 2008 10:03:17 AM
oo..these are super cute! and they look so handmade- i love it. using patterned paper would be pretty too...or what about adding tiny beads!?

I added seed beads on the wreath card I just finished for the berries..

On the tree card, I used 3 threads per string (does that make sense? there was originally 6 threads on the string), but on the wreath, I used a single thread so the holes are more prominent as it's less thick, so I'm thinking I might go and do the outlines of the shapes as to hide the holes more.

I'm using origami paper on the inside of the cards to hide the thread ends.

The patterns are not my own, but free to use for personal use from the linked websites. I was reluctant to make a post about them, but both the iris folding and the prick and stitch crafts were new to me and I had never seen them before, I figured that they must have been unknown to other people as well, and they make such pretty cards.
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14  prick and stitch cards in Winter Holidays by bibe on: November 30, 2008 07:27:14 PM
For the last few years, I've been making homemade Xmas cards to give to my family. Last year I did Iris folding cards, which was a new craft for me. I used free patterns found on the internet.

I really had fun making those, but I wanted to try something new this year, so I searched the internet for some ideas and came across a craft called prick and stitch. So after some reading and tutorials, I gave it a try. I didn't have to go out and buy any materials either.

I substituted the pricking mat for a towel, and the pricking pin for a thumb tack. I also used blue sticky tack poster stuff to hold my pattern in place instead of tape so I wouldn't ruin my paper. Materials pictured below.

Here's my first finished card:

I had never seen these types of cards before. You basically make holes into your card stock, and more or less embroider the card.

Here's my next in progress:

Anyway, just figured I would share in case other people are interested in ideas for handmade cards.
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15  Re: First quilt - koala bears!! in Quilting: Completed Projects by bibe on: September 19, 2008 06:20:18 PM
Thanks everyone. I was really determined to finish this on that last day I worked on it. Only reason I procrastinated so long, was that I was scared that it would be awful. While it has it's flaws, it could be worst Smiley

Videos I used:
Attach the binding to the quilt - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luKaYeVZnT0 (part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttCy7KsokhM&feature=related (part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVcCM_qvwH8&feature=related (part 3)

Joining the binding ends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot7Trk6J2Vw

Koala bear close up:

Better picture of the stepping stone pattern:
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16  First quilt - koala bears!! in Quilting: Completed Projects by bibe on: September 19, 2008 06:29:19 AM
My first quilt, about a year in the making. I got discouraged at times, and put it away for months a few times. But it's done, and I'm actually quite happy, and I learned a lot.

I made many mistakes, and pretty much all of them were self inflicted.
-I picked random fabrics and didn't measure anything except when cutting the squares.
-I bought some jersey fabric for the backing which stretched a lot and I didn't know how to handle that.
-Since I didn't measure, at one point while putting the backing on, I was missing some fabric, so I kinda just stretched in into place.
-I somehow managed to leave some pins in my quilt sandwich after I put the border/piping on (ouch). Rest assured I was able to poke it through the fabric and get it out. (I did go over the entire thing to make sure there wasn't any more).

Pattern is an easy stepping stones pattern.

Things I did correctly
-I washed and ironed all of my fabric.
-I watched a youtube video about how to put on the border correctly.
-I didn't do quilting per say, I just did vertical lines to hold the sandwich in place.

I think I would have finished this a lot faster if I had done things properly, but it was more of a test to see if I could actually make a blanket. I definitely won't make the same mistakes again if I ever make another one.

Kudos to those of you that make quilts in like a week or so Tongue
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17  Re: Eunny Jang's End Paper mitts in Knitalongs by bibe on: November 04, 2007 08:59:18 AM
Here's my finished pair.
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18  Re: long sleeves; snow flakes; apples; nautical. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by bibe on: October 11, 2007 09:40:09 AM
Fabulous!!!! I would wear all of them in a heartbeat.

Strangely enough, that pink long-sleeved shirt (and your hair) reminds me of Uhura in the old star treks O_o Hot!

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19  Re: Eunny Jang's End Paper mitts in Knitalongs by bibe on: September 30, 2007 06:25:55 AM
This thread seems to have picked up again, so here's my first almost finished mitt. It's been in this state for a few weeks, I procrastinate a lot Sad. Ends haven't been sewn in yet, and the thumb is still on safety pins.

I did knits instead of purls for the seams, but frankly, I wish I would have taken the time to figure out how to continue the colorwork pattern instead of doing seams. I also did less repeats above the thumb gusset as I didn't want the mitt to cover too much of my fingers as I tend to wear armwarmers while I work at the computer or play guitar.
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20  Re: Eunny Jang's End Paper mitts in Knitalongs by bibe on: August 30, 2007 06:54:24 PM
Thanks for clearing that up.

I'm not far along as you can see, just getting ready to start the color work. I'll need to think about if I want to do that purl seam or not.

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