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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / lampwork beads on: February 23, 2006 02:00:40 PM
I took a  glass beadmaking class a few weeks ago. Very fun. Here is my first round of beads.

2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / jim morrison stencil, by request on: November 17, 2005 01:21:26 PM
i was asked to make a jim morrison stencil, so i figured i'd post it in case anyone else was looking for one.
3  California / California: Central / beeswax sheets in the East Bay or SF? on: November 08, 2005 03:44:54 PM
I'm looking for somewhere local that sells beeswax sheets for candle making. The craft store chains seem to only have blocks of wax. I try to avoid buying online when shipping for the product costs more than the product itself!
4  UNITED STATES / California / not supplies, but you may be able to rent/borrow tools for free (Bay Area) on: July 21, 2005 01:31:21 PM
I just discovered my local library has a Tool Lending Library - a branch dedicated to tools and tools alone, stocked with saws, routers, sanders, ladders, drills, and anything else you might need for a handy project. In the Bay Area, the Berkeley, SF, Oakland, and San Leandro libraries all have tool-lending branches. There may be others as well. Beats the hell outta renting from Home Depot.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / has anyone tried layering transfers? on: June 21, 2005 01:17:12 AM
like ironing a transfer on top of another transfer? i browsed through the messages and didn't see this mentioned. I had the idea of trying this but I figured I'd check if anyone else has done it first.
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / do you like fur but don't want to pay $14 a yard? on: May 17, 2005 02:04:10 AM
recycle old so-gigantic-they-need-their-own-seat-on-the-ferris-wheel carnival stuffed animals! i found a huge green bear (about 4' tall) at st. vinnie's for 50 cents that yielded me a good 2 yards of fur. i felt a little bad about dismantling the poor guy  Cry , but he was missing an eye and both his ears, so i figured i was putting him out of his misery. i also got about 5 lbs of stuffing out of him. (he was an organ donor.  Grin )
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my first drawstring bag, now with tutorial! on: May 16, 2005 04:39:02 PM
I made this out of leftover fabric from the curtains for my Red Sox themed bathroom (baseballs with all the MLB team logos).

I used a sport mesh for the lining.

I was surprised by how easy it was! I used a mish-mash of various tutorials I found on the site.


(sorry for the crappy pix - all I have is a camera phone right now)

This bag can obviously be made in several sizes depending on its intended use (laundry bag, beachbag, etc). Since the bag will be cylindrical with only one vertical seam, cut your fabric with a width twice that of how wide you'd like your finished bag to be (plus approx. 1" seam allowance). I'm starting with 31" x 20". Cut your lining fabric 1" shorter than your outer fabric (so I have 31" x 19").

Line up the fabrics with their right sides facing eachother and sew across the top. Trim as necessary.

Invert your fabric so now the wrong sides are facing eachother and lay it so your lining is on top. Slide your seam down so  1" of your outer fabric is showing at the top. The bottoms of the fabrics should now be lined up. This will be the tube your drawstring will feed through. I found that if ironed the fold at this point I didn't have to pin it so.... iron the fold. Smiley

Sew along the 1" overlap closest to the lower edge to form the tube. Turn the whole thing over so the right side of the outer fabric is facing up. To create the holes the drawsting will feed out of I use eyelets. You could just as easily button-hole it or even just slice the fabric (seam-sealer optional depending on the fabric). Place your holes by whatever means you choose in the tube 1" from each end. Make sure to only punch through the top layer.

Unfold vertically and fold the whole thing in half horizontally with right sides facing eachothe.

Sew from the top of the lining to where the tube starts (don't sew through the tube). Then sew from the bottom of the tube to 1" from the bottom of the outer fabric to create a cylinder.

Sew across the bottom of the outer fabric maintaing a hole in the corner from where you stopped your vertical seam.

Sew your lining 3/4 of the way closed.

Trim all seams as necessary. Stuff everything through the hole you left in the lining so that now you have your bag inside out. Don't sew up that hole just yet.

Sew up the 1" hole at the top of the lining. Also sew together the tube where the two ends meet.

Cut your drawstring to a length of (2 x bag height) + (2 x bag width) + 4". I used ribbon, but you can use rope or a strip of fabric. Turn the bag rightside out and thread your drawstring through the tube you created. It's easiest if you use a large needle or knot the end.

 After threading it through, match up the ends and stuff them an inch or so into that hole you left in the bottom corner of the bag. Push that corner through the hole you left in the lining and sew closed, securing the drawsting in place.

Trim excess drawstring. Now close that hole in the lining and you're done!

8  California / California: North / East Bay candle supply recommendations on: May 15, 2005 11:41:47 PM
Looking for recommendations for candle supply stores in the Oakland/Berkeley area that sell beeswax sheets. Anyone? Bueller?.... Bueller?...
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / tube-sock tee on: May 09, 2005 08:52:45 PM
I got this random idea in my head to make faux longsleeves out of retro-style tube sox. I got a cheap solid tee from michaels and made some minor modifications (took in the sides to make it more fitted, made the sleeve-opening more narrow so when I sewed in the socks they wouldn't bunch up). Then I cut off the toe of the socks and sewed them to the inside hem of the sleeve, and viola!

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / my Red Sox tissue/kleenex box holder on: May 07, 2005 07:29:27 PM
I created a Red Sox-themed bathroom and decided to add a handmade touch. So may I present my tissue box holder:

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