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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk Ornament Swap Round 4: Sign ups closed, Send outs 12/2 on: November 03, 2013 11:32:01 AM
Dammit. Missed sign ups. couldn't send the questionnaire on my tablet Sad
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Steampunk Ornament Swap Round 4: Sign ups 10/16 - 11/2, Send outs 12/2 on: October 18, 2013 03:29:39 PM
Omg. I've just been looking at the previous gallleries.
Count me in!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sock blanket/quilty/rug thing on: September 22, 2012 08:00:14 AM
Thank you.

I think it'll be a long while til it's finished. I'm giving it an on-going status at the moment - I haven't got any socks to add to it yet.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need pattern help from dog owners on: September 22, 2012 07:07:58 AM
Nucky's a chihuahua cross, and her measurements are:

Neck: 9.5"
Chest: 16"
Length (collar to base of tail): 10" - I think it's probably closer to 12", but she's curled up eating a treat and complained quite a lot at having tape wrapped round her...
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want to make a rug for my bedroom from scraps. i need a method. on: September 22, 2012 06:34:36 AM
Scrappy latchhook? Cut the fabric (teeshirt fabric works best) into about 3" x 1" lengths. Then get some of the latchhook backing (it looks like a square grid) and latchhook the scraps through and tie them off at the top.

You can cut the backing to whatever size and shape you want, and arrange the teeshirt bits into a pattern.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need to make a puffer fish lantern on: September 22, 2012 06:33:08 AM
What about using one of those paper lampshades with the wire in them (can't for the life of me remember what they're called - they look like a paper ball) and then fixing some papier mache bits on like fins and face?
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Air Freshener on: September 22, 2012 06:29:03 AM
For spray air fresheners, I've always used a 50% water (preferably distilled) and a 50% alcohol (the roughest cheapest vodka available) base for the oils.

For a car, I understand that you can put cotton wool balls in the vents with oil on them. Never tried it though.

You could see if a local potter/ceramicist can make you a tiny pot (no bigger than the last joint on your finger) that you can hang up. Leave it raw and unglazed. Then put a few drops of oil into it and let them seep out of the terracotta. This works really nicely and looks really attractive too.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Sock blanket/quilty/rug thing on: September 22, 2012 06:24:26 AM
A few years ago the lovely MrsFlibble made a sock blanket for her daughter. I've been wanting to do something similar for quite a while.
I went through my sock drawer and any that had holes in or had been previously repaired got sent to the blanket fund.

I cut the tops with the pictures into 2, one for each side. I used the elastic tops as hair bands, and the foot also got cut into 2.

Then, i patchworked them together really simply in squares. I had 51 pieces (some of the bottoms had really gone too far to use). So i made a 10x5 thing. It's too small to be a blanket, and too small for a rug. I plan to add to it whenever I do a sock drawer clearout.

The whole thing

Some detail

More detail.

I hope eventually to make it big enough to back with rug backing for the floor. I think it'll make an interesting rug.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Matching Bedding - Lucky dog! on: September 22, 2012 06:15:59 AM
My dog had a beloved blankie, but it was starting to look a bit worn and dirty (despite repeated washings!!).

So I went to the pound shop and got her a new blankie. The problem was that she just didn't love it as much as the old one.

So...A bit of cutting, sacrificing a pair of PJ bottoms and some patchwork later, she had a new quiltish blankie:

The blankie (with dog) from the top

And with the bottom flipped to show the old blankie.

The new blankie (the brighter pinky one) that I bought was a long rectangle shape, and I can't bear waste, so I made her a pillow cover using the other half and some more sacrificed PJ bottoms.

I'll get a pic when she gets off of it!!

Nucky is a rescued Chihuahua cross. She's now really happy with her new quilty blankie!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: A mouse and a bear...free pattern available! on: April 28, 2009 04:52:30 AM
I'm in love with the mouse! Thanks for the patterns!
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