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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Discussion and Questions / Please explain the firing process on: September 19, 2009 03:30:03 PM
for greenware:
When a piece is being fired in a kiln and reaches the temp for that particular clay, do you stay on that temp for a while or does it drop down and cool off?

Does that make sense?  Basically, is there a hold in temperature?
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Another Vintage Apron Swap???? on: September 03, 2009 11:41:18 AM
I missed the others and would love an apron.  I can make it myself, but what's the fun in that?  I have a ton of ideas for patterns and fabrics and would be the organizer if I wasn't so computer retarded Smiley

3  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Cake Decorating Class at Hobby Lobby on: August 27, 2009 02:57:09 PM
Hey everyone,

Learn to decorate cakes at the Hobby Lobby on College.

A new class starts this Monday, Aug 31st from 6-8pm.  The teacher said you don't have to call to sign up, just go to the classroom in the back on Monday and pay.

It's 4 weeks, $17.50 for the class and $24 for the student kit (but you can use the 40% coupon.)
4  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Fused Plastic bags on: August 21, 2009 11:09:26 AM
Has there been a challenge with fused plastic yet?

Everyone has shopping bags laying around, so it's free and it is so versatile!

5  UNITED STATES / Louisiana / Baton Rouge Crafting Group on: August 09, 2009 09:24:35 AM
We are meeting on Friday, August 21st at 7:00 to do crafty projects.

Book a Million  - outside tables
10533 South Mall Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(off Siegen tucked away in a corner)

I hope you join us!! Bring a friend and learn something new.  Work on a craft and share tips.

I think a great portable craft is kanzashi.  You can do a search here and see a zillion pics of the flowers and how they can be assembled.  

It's practically free, all you need is scrap fabric.

I'll bring scissors, needles, thread and glue.

Our first meeting last month went well.  There were 3 craftsters and 1 friend.

We plan on meeting every month (2nd to last fridays).  

6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Shoe Tutorial VERY IMG HEAVY! on: August 02, 2009 10:51:12 AM
Ive been wanting to make shoe for a while now, and decided to have a go at it:

These are made from $2.50 worth of black vinyl and $3 of black leather cord.  They are super comfortable and are great house shoes or grass shoes.  If you wear them outdoors, I would add an extra piece or two of vinyl epoxied to the bottom.

Step 1:
Out line your foot, adding 1/2 allowance

Step 2:
Then draw fingers from the widest part of your foot.  The length depends on how long your toes are.  I made them all around 2 long.  

Step 3:
Then draw two sides and a triangle piece for the back.  Fold the vinyl towards your foot to see how tall or long or wide you want the back.

As you can see, I had to adjust my pattern:

Step 4:
I took eyelet pliers and punched a hole on each finger and 3 holes down the back flaps so they an be sewn together.

Step 5:
Take 12 of leather cord and string the fingers together, starting in the center and working out.  


When you strung them all, pull the cord and watch the finger gather into a cute flower.  I tied mine in a knot so I wouldnt have 2 strings to tie every time I put the shoes on.

Step 6:
With 6 of cord. sew the back flaps together and tie in a knot.  You can start at the top or bottom,  I tied mine like a sneaker.

Step 7:
Put the shoe on.  You will see the sides flare out a bit.  Punch holes on the sides and tie another cord for your shoe lace.  Everything should be snug.

Enjoy making your own shoes!

They can be made out of any material and is great for costumes.  You can use ribbon, yarn...endless possibilities!

Thank you!
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / What have you learned by selling in Etsy? on: August 17, 2006 12:03:26 PM
I've learned not to make stupid jokes when replying to a convo because it may ruin the purchase...twice!

from now on I'll try to keep my retardness to a minimum.

that's what I learned.....

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Rent a DVD How to....or not... on: July 06, 2006 11:20:21 AM
I came across this site:


and thought it was a cool idea, but the rentals are $9.99...
So I went to my library website and looked up the ones I want, and they had a few!!

Now I can check them out FREE!!!! WooHoo!

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / I Pity the Fool!!! on: June 23, 2006 05:07:38 PM
What can be more funny than a Mr. T pendant?


I made him tonight.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help me find a website, Please on: November 09, 2005 06:47:29 AM
There is a website for teen jewelry where you can drag and drop beads to make custom jewelry, has anyone seen it before?
I can't remember the website.
Please Help!!!

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