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1  UNITED STATES / Alaska / Apu student craft sale - Anchorage, first friday on: December 04, 2007 01:45:22 AM
Thought some of you might be interested in swinging by Apus craft sale, as crafters yourselves. If anyone is interested in buying  handmade craft projects, Alaska Pacific University is hosting a craft bazaar  selling students work on Friday (Dec 7) from 4-7. It'll be a small event, but I know students would appreciate any public or sales. So if your doing First friday, and/or checking out the regular galleries on campus, please take the time to swing by the Atwood Center Building. One of our students is providing live music.

Also, if any of you are local crafters (anchorage) that would be willing to do a volunteer presentation for our Art Club, let me know, that would be awesome.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / ? prom bag/garter on: April 10, 2006 08:29:18 PM
well, im not sure what its called, but i saw a pattern a few years agoe for a purse that you strapped to your leg under your dress for prom, iT was held up by like a garter/elastic strap. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how to make something like this so i dont have to carry a purse?
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old Christmas Cards? on: February 02, 2006 01:23:31 PM
I have about 200 of these, and st. judes is no longering taking them, i need either someone to donate them to, or something that takes very little time and space.

thanks in advance.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / i finally cleaned out my old drwers so.. shirt from pants on: January 25, 2006 07:04:15 PM
Its not quite up to wearing in public standards yet,but im improving.. it was a pair of yoga pants that wore out..

sleeve detail..

back detail.. i might change the ribbon.. but i think i like this one

this picture looks horrible since im wearing shorts... ignore the fat thighs please

okay, so i havent matered the art of self pictures yet..

but yeahm id love all opinions,
thanks in advance
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / lighter holder keychains??? on: November 21, 2005 02:03:38 PM
As always, I have an idea, and not much idea on how to make it happen.
SO yes, I have a lot of coworkers that smoke, and can never remember to bring lighters, so for christmas id like to get make them some kind of keychain that could hold a lighter, and maybe three or four cigarettes..

The best ive colme up with is a little stuffed animal with a little bit of batting and a hollow inside, and maybe a zipper.. so they could put the cigarettes and lighter inside and zip it closed. Im not sure if that would really work, and if you can buy keychain blanks, or if id just have to make them with a loop.

SO basically, any ideas would be helpful at this point, because im not even sure this is possible.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / ?? Quilt Block A Month GIft SEt (gift)?? on: November 21, 2005 01:54:15 PM
My mother is very into crafting, and has just about all the quilting supplies ever, but she asked for quilting stuff for Christmas.  So I think I want to make her a "quilt block a month kit" ( original at http://www.keepsakequilting.com/KQShopping/deptpage.asp?title=Block+of+the+Month&subject=U3&catpos=3) since i could never afford one.
So, i was wondering if their were any websites for i could get free patterns for seasonal themed quilt blocks, and if anyone had any ideas on how to make this nice? I was thinking buy fabric, and patterns, and ziplock one for each month in a box, but im not sure if thats nice enough.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Favorite Lyrics swap? on: November 07, 2005 09:49:34 PM
Basically, someone tells you their favorite osng lyrics, and you craft something around them.. everyone could list like three sets of lyrics, so you could come up with something, what do you think??
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 5 ENTRIES / For the love of trees.. on: August 24, 2005 06:14:58 PM
Okay so, sad as it be, this is my entry..  *waits for laughing at its pitifulness to cease.*   I just wanted to be included, and prove that toilet paper can be used alternatively..

Im big into tree -love/recycling..and so this projects was inspired by my friends, who have decided that toilet paper usage is probably one of the ways we waste trees.. i think they may have been teasing me..
So i decided that giving up toilet paper is something that no one should have to give up.. so ive been trying to create ways to reuse it (dont worry, im y experimenting with clean tp) .. and therefore..

Its a bracelet, *yay.*

please ignore my fat wrist..

and look at pony, who is a way pimper model..

A close up of texture

I have determined that when reinforced it can be knitted!

First I stole the toilet paper from the potty at my home, then i used scotch tape to reinforce it, because the sheets kept ripping apart. Then i played around for a bit, and realized loose knitted was the best technique. (I used size 6 metal kneedles.)

It was originally going to be a cuff, but it just seemed right so i stopped.
Its not properly bound-off, as im uber untalented, but i incorporated dental floos, so you'd never have known if i hadnt told you. Maybe ill get points for ingenuity now?

SO yes, comment please, cause id feel special then..
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / "Instant Gifts" on: August 01, 2005 08:18:15 PM
so im meeting my friend tommorow, late, to celebrate her 16th birthday and all, and i totally forgot, so i need cute ideas that i can make in 24 hours, if at all possible. thanks.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / belt i made *now expanded to include other random projects* on: June 10, 2005 10:12:56 PM
Its not really that great, but i felt special. Tell me what you think, honestly. Its just an old belt buckle, and some leftover ribbon.
Wear it Mr. Chair!
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