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131  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: weaving patterns on: July 03, 2005 01:32:25 PM
Well, I haven't woven in ~~ years (let's not even discuss how many that is!), I did a quick google search and found these sites which might be helpful: 





http://www.handweaving.net/Login.aspx  (free registration required)

Also, check out used book stores and library sales--I have a few books either friends or I found that way. 
I believe the old (late 50s/early 60s) Good Housekeeping book of crafts has some weaving patterns in it, as well as crochet, knitting, tatting, sewing, etc.  The other old general craft book I think has weaving in it was a set on American crafts that was written by Rose Wilder Lane (who probably ghost wrote her mother's "Little House on the ..." books).  The set consists of one book with chapters on all the "American" crafts, and a boxed set of patterns/instructions.  I *think* it's by American Heritage.  Sorry, although I own both of these, neither of them are handy, so details are a little shaky.

good luck!

132  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Who's your favorite children's book character? on: July 02, 2005 08:52:26 PM
DarkDiva said:
Growing up my Aunt worked for a bookstore so I had some wonderful books. The following 2 were my favorites:

The Rainbow Goblins

That's still somewhere around the house!!  Did your Aunt give you a copy of RatsMagic by Wayne Anderson?  It was great--I made the witches hat for Halloween one year.

133  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Who's your favorite children's book character? on: July 02, 2005 08:46:30 PM
OOh, I could go on for pages and pages and days and days, but I'll try to stick to books for babies and toddlers. 

Anything by Maurice Sendak is wonderful--you've all read "Where the Wild Things Are" (and I can make you all jealous by mentioning that I have the full set of McFarlane Toys Wild Things), but have you read the much underrated "In the Night Kitchen"?  It was strongly influenced by Winsor McKay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland". 

How about another Max--Rosemary Wells' toddler books featuring Max & Ruby?  Her books have simple but charming anthropomorphic animals (especially bunnies), and are still fun for grownups to read the 437th time in a row.  (" No, Max. Emily is one thing you may not have"...I still remember that and my baby is 23 yrs old!) 

Sandra Boynton has a series of toddler board books that hold up well to repeated readings, the illustrations are whimsical and the books are pretty funny. 

And every baby should have an excellent copy of Mother Goose--I've always liked Blanche Fisher Wright's "the Real Mother Goose"

134  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: evily simple alternative to pore strips on: June 07, 2005 05:27:23 PM
Sniffing glue is a way to get high, and it causes severe brain damage. So I would really reconsider putting this stuff around the bottom of your nose....

Um, white school glue (like Elmer's) isn't THAT kind of glue.  You're thinking of the clear, colorless glues that are volatile (release really smelly fumes into the air)and have labels that say things like "use in well ventilated area, do not inhale fumes".  You know, model glue, E5000, stuff like that.  White school glue is pretty harmless, or they wouldn't be able to call it school glue.

It's nice that you worried though...

135  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: mispronunciations! 'fess up! on: May 17, 2005 05:23:37 PM
There's a girl I work with you refers to window valances as "vay-lances"... ANNOYING! It's all I can do to use the word in the next sentence in conversation to correct her.

Maybe she's a chemist. BTW, according to Merriam Webster either pronunciation is correct.

valence Pronunciation: 'vA-l&n(t)s

1 : the degree of combining power of an element as shown by the number of atomic weights of a univalent element (as hydrogen) with which the atomic weight of the element will combine or for which it can be substituted or with which it can be compared

 Main Entry: valance  Pronunciation: 'va-l&n(t)s, 'vA-

1 : a drapery hung along the edge of a bed, table, altar, canopy, or shelf
2 : a short drapery or wood or metal frame used as a decorative heading to conceal the top of curtains and fixtures
136  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Condom dress. on: May 15, 2005 03:27:21 PM

Cool idea.  Great way to recycle.  One man's trash is another man's treasure.  Or something like that any way.

Um.  I so totally hope not. the dress looks good though.
137  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Alice in Wonderland Swap Gallery on: May 12, 2005 07:26:26 PM
The fabulous stickers are from the Edward Gorey store link that's here on Craftster sometimes.

do you have the address?

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