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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing pattern... beyond confused... on: April 30, 2006 07:57:15 PM
I received a sewing machine for my birthday, and I was so excited. But now I hate the stupid thing. I'm so confused and intimidated. I'm doing a pajama pants pattern because I figured it would be easy. I just have no clue about the steps on where to begin. All I did so far was cut out my size.. and I got the notches thing down, but I dont know what they're used for. so if anyone would be generous enough to explain what I need to do, please please help. I'll probably buy a book one of these days, but I really just want to complete one project so I feel not so intimidated. So...... please help... ahhhh!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / i got my first sewing machine!!! SO EXCITED! Need tips! on: April 11, 2006 08:28:17 PM
Today is my birthday and I got my first sewing machine! I am beyond excited! It is a kenmore. I never ever used a sewing machine before, so I have no clue what I'm doing. I plan to go to walmart and getting some cheap fabric to start on. Any tips on things to do for a first project (clothing, purse, anything else)? Any books that you found useful to discuss techniques? Any good resources on types of fabric, interface, etc. I am an extreme beginner, so any advice on where to start would be greatly appreciated! THANKS!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Spring is in bloom swap??? on: March 26, 2006 04:03:42 PM
I just wanted to see if anyone would be interested in doing a flower swap. There would be no restrictions on what you craft as long as the main theme is a flower or flowers. There could be other springtime images (bees, butterflies, etc), but they can only be in addition to flowers. I did a similar swap using the image of a snowflake and it went well. I think flowers would be fun! Any craft medium (painting, sculpture, sewing, decoupage.... anything!) I would try to match people up based on what they can craft, and what they would like to receive.
Reply here or bookmark this page if you're interested because I will post a link to the signup page if there are enough people willing to participate. You could also PM me and I will contact you when the sign ups start
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Snowflake Swap Gallery on: January 22, 2006 01:28:05 PM
The first few packages are out! Post pics here when you receive!

Original Thread: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71495.0
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Snowflake Swap (Signup is CLOSED) on: January 03, 2006 03:30:43 PM
Swap name:  Snowflake Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Obsessed
Sign-up date range: 1/3 - 1/17 CLOSED
Date to send item by: 2/1

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes
All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:
It's WINTERTIME and what better way to start the season than participating in a SNOWFLAKE SWAP!? This is not a winter-themed swap, its a snowflake swap! We will be swapping one medium sized item, or 2-3 small items, or 3-4 extra small items. So the only requirement is that anything made MUST have a snowflake on it somewhere. In the questionaire, please make sure that you list several things that you would want... I want to *try* to match people up based on what they want or what they can make. If you have no preference about what you receive, please mention that.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What type of item(s) would you like to receive? (purse, book, journal, scarf, mittens, ipod cozy, hat, cell phone cozy, artwork, etc., or no preference)
What skill(s) do you have, and what type(s) of item(s) can you make?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

I Love Needles

Sending list:
Obsessed is crafting for javastain
I love needles is crafting for aquariann
Ilovepinksparklies is crafting for pursemakingjunkie
Nutella  is crafting for  Ilovepinksparklies
Aquariann is crafting for Nutella
Pursemakingjunkie is crafting for obsessed
Javastain  is crafting for I love needles
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / snowflake swap? on: January 01, 2006 04:47:57 PM
Okay. I really want to be a swap organizer, so I've been trying to think of ideas.... would anyone be interested in doing a snowflake swap... I want to just keep it small, maybe 5-10 people. Mainly because I havent organized before and I dont want to get overwhelmed. OR maybe a winter themed swap... snow, snowmen, snowflakes. not holiday oriented with red and green.  I think it would be cute. Any input? would anyone actually want to participate?
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Women's Day Granny Squares Sweater Crochetalong on: October 10, 2005 10:17:35 AM

I really like the motif on the front. I skimmed over the pattern and already there are some things that I'm not familiar with. This is going to be my first crocheted piece of clothing. I already know I dont like the neckline and just want to do a scoop neck instead of the buttons.  The pattern begins with the back of the sweater and that part seems pretty easy to follow.

I wear a small in most clothing, so I'm going to try it out with a "G" hook instead of the H or I that the pattern calls for to make a medium and a large.

I hate the color of this sweater. I think I might go pick up a cheap sage colored yarn from walmart. For my first project, I'm not shelling out the big bucks on fancy yarn.

Anyone want to join me??  I think its a pretty cute sweater!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Help with Diamond Trellis Pattern.. on: September 12, 2005 07:52:34 AM

I want to turn that poncho into a scarf.  I want it to be like 2 diamonds wide, and with a pretty border. I'll probably add fringe to the end.  I'm pretty good with crochet, but I just cant figure this out. Any help? Any suggestions?  I'm gonna go give it a try at random, but some direction would be nice....  Undecided
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / College in a Box-Gift Guide..compiled from other posts. on: August 16, 2005 10:15:58 PM
Ok, so I got bored, big deal. it happens to everyone. And through boredom, we do pointless things to pass time. So, I saw yet again, another post asking for ideas for a friend going to college.  Nothing wrong with that, but there is just so much that a college kid can use. I found that the most random things were the best.  Like, taking extra straws from McDonalds--they always came in handy for beverages on friday nights.
So, I decided to go through some other posts and make one big fat list. I'm gonna try to organize it by category as best as I can.  I hope this helps out when collecting things for a "dorm in a box" gift. Also, someone in a post said they got a "college in a backpack" gift.

Office Supplies
Thumb tacs, double sided tape, fun-tak
Stationary, Stamps
Address Book (put in your information before you give it!)
Index Cards
Highlighters/#2 Pencils/Pens
Dry Erase Board and Markers
Magnetic poetry (ya know, to write funny things on the fridge)
Blank Computer Diskettes
Blank CD-R's
Xacto knife
duct tape
sharpie markers
scotch tape
post-it notes
Fun Mousepad
Cute refrigerator magnets

Cliffs Notes
Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Walmart/Bed Bath Beyond/Linen's n things, etc Gift card
Calling Card
Instructions for doing laundry (its amazing how many people don't know how when they go to college-so some just don't do it-gross...so make sure you teach your friend how!)
Coin Holder for laundry quarters - fill it up when you give it. it will come in handy.
Laundry Bag
Laundry Detergent, dryer sheets (they sometimes sell individual packets, to use as a backup)
Downey wrinkle releaser
Shout Spray
Birthday candles and Matches/lighter (its going to be someone's birthday eventually)
disposable camera
Deck of cards
Picture frame (put in your favorite picture of you and your friend!
Photo Album (start it out with some of your favorite pictures)
Photo Collage (put it in a large 8x10 frame for their desk)
Subscription to their favorite magazine
Lock box (to secure important items, especially if student is going abroad, can contain passport)
Desk fan, box window fan, the more fans, the better!
xmas lights

Appliances/Electronics/Other Dorm Stuff
Alarm Clock
Shower Radio
tool kit, nails, hammer, screwdriver
bug spray

Flip Flops/Shower Shoes (communal showers are just plain ick)
Hat/Scarf/Gloves/Mittens (you can make it and it will be special!)
Fleece Blanket or throw (and if you're a crafty person, you can make one!)
Cute Tapestry (sometimes it can be used as a curtain, or a closet door, or a decoration)
PJ Pants
Hoodie Sweatshirt
Large Floor Pillows
Bamboo Plant
Do not disturb doorknob hanging

Food and Kitchen
Ramen Noodles  ::yum::  Smiley
Instant Coffee
Tea (for when they're sick)
Salt and pepper shakers
Microwave Popcorn
Can Opener/beer bottle opener/corkscrew
Cup o' soup
Easy Mac
Hot Chocolate
cereal multipack
Just add water drink (country time/koolaid/iced tea mix..etc)
Large Plastic Cups (for boozing outside)
Cheese/peanut butter ritz cracker sandwiches
energy bars
Nips of various liquors
bottle opener
chip clips
plastic water bottle
sugar packets (an opened box of sugar might attract bugs)
plastic silverware/paper plates/napkins/straws
metal utensils, sharp knives (but make them give you a penny for the knives, its bad luck to buy someone knives)
Brita pitcher and filters
shot glasses
Plastic food storage containers
Tin foil
Saran Wrap

Personal Products
First Aid Kit-and extra bandaids, neosporin
sewing kit-and safety pins
cough syrup/luden's/cepacol
q-tips/cotton balls
small packs of tissues (the itty bitty kind for pockets)
nail clippers
shampoo/conditioner sampler (sephora has great variety packs)
shower tote
lint brush
pepto bismol/tums/alkaseltzer/tagament
Liquid hand soap (purchase the kind that the soap is already in the pump-if you get the big jug, and a cute soap dispenser, no one will ever refill it, and it will get gross after a while)
Body wash
lysol disinfectant spray (GERMS... icky icky icky)
Air freshener spray/plug-in/mist, etc (Febreeze, glade, lysol)

Warning: DON'T, I repeat DON'T, get those silly ID card holders that go around your neck. They're a big flashing sign that says, "Hi! I'm a Freshman!" No one uses them after the first month. They're just goofy looking

There were so many threads to sort through, but here are some cute ideas that I found,that I thought would be great to share.
Other Posts to read:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42883.msg384180#msg384180 (also read the posts that follow)
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Do crafters have similar personalities? on: July 19, 2005 08:50:05 PM
Ok, so I was wondering do crafters have something in common more than just crafting? Do we have similar behaviors? emotions? strengths? weaknesses? I'm a pretty emotional person. I'm a people pleaser. I also like to read. I think family is important. I'm a democrat. I'm good at math. I'm not good at english, philosophy or theory. I like things to be logical, not abstract. I tend to be an outgoing and outspoken person, but I'm rarely the center of attention.  I wonder if crafters tend to be more similar than just having similar hobbies.  What do ya'll think?
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