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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Jim Henson Swap Round 3 ??!!??! on: April 25, 2008 09:42:00 PM
Eeeee! So I am a huge huge Jim Henson fan and would loooooooooove to do this!
(as we speak I am watching Muppet Treasure Island... + my lovebirds are named Bert and Ernie!!)
This of course means all sorts of Jim Henson stuff too like Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, THE STORYTELLER (dude my favorite EVER), Muppets, Sesame Street and other Henson productions!
Anyone else up for this? (AND I'll organize!)

To see the awesome stuff that was swapped before here are some galleries!

Gallery 1 : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89413.0
Gallery 2 : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=169349.0

12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Bamboo Top Rocks! on: December 01, 2007 04:26:07 PM
This stuff is so awesome! I just received my order a couple of days ago from Copper Moose (store:http://stores.ebay.com/Copper-Moose-Fibers-and-Spinning ).. I LOVE spinning it.. Its a bit tricky at first but so silky and soft! So I just wanted to share my first spun with it and share my excitement!

13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Vegetable (Plant) fibers ! on: November 17, 2007 11:21:40 AM
I've searched through the forums here and so far found a few suppliers of plant fibers but so far I've just not found what I am really looking for in terms of selection and pricing. Do any of you spin with plant fibers?Huh Where do you recommend buying from?? I am specifically looking for cotton, hemp, bamboo, soysilk, flax... (and any other suggestions!!!)
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Handspun Recycled Newspaper **Image Heavy**Tutorial Added** on: October 24, 2007 06:19:54 PM
So I saw a post one of my blogrolls (I have a few hundred I read so apologies for not remembering which one) and saw a post about spun newspaper. I decided to give it a quick go and realized that it is AMAZINGLY easy and pretty fun (but a bit messy on the fingers.)
I just spun this bit with my drop spindle...

Oh yeah and its really strong stuff too.. I was knitting with it for a bit and it didn't break or tear.    Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
I wanted to add a quick tutorial so I can show how easy it is.

Spindle (haven't tried it on the wheel yet..)
Newspaper (one Sunday paper would probably be a great start)

1.) Take one sheet from paper (such as the front/back page) and keep it folded in its natural fold. Then fold into quarters. (pictured above folded in half)

2.) Cut into 1/2" - 1/4" strips.

3.) Twist your first strip with your fingers until it is twisted about halfway (6-10 inches)

4.) Wrap this hand-twisted part around the base of your spindle (instead of using a leader yarn)

5.) Start spinning in the direction you twisted your paper using your thumb and first finger to guide it. (See where the triangle is under my thumb? It is easier if you hold the twist under that triangle rather than letting it fold and twist up.)

6.) Now to add on your next strip you need to leave 1" -1&1/2" at the tail.

7.) Place your second strip on top of your first like in the picture.

8.) Start spinning while holding the strips together.

9.) And continue onward!!

And you can make a thinner "yarn" by cutting the strips of paper thinner! Image posted here : https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=203907.msg2178479#msg2178479
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / MY NEW FAVORITE HAT!!!! on: October 07, 2006 04:37:47 PM
I made this pattern up last night. I LOVE this one the most. I'm going to make a few more and add some appliques and other things as well! Tell me what you think!!!!




16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Black Crow Hat! on: October 01, 2006 08:24:19 PM
I LOVE making hats!!!This is my first attempt at applique, so its a bit wonky. Any ideas on embellishing it more? or should I just leave it be?  Thanks!!!! <3


17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sweet Bucket Hat!!!! on: September 24, 2006 08:48:10 PM
With the back folded up or down. I'm so stoked it actually came out though.. I've been needing something to keep my lobies warm during the fall! (YES!! ITS FINALLY FALL!!!) Its lined with some weird leftover fabric.


I'm thinking of making a few more in different fabrics and colors.. whatcha think of it?Huh

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I <3 Pencil Skirts!!! on: August 15, 2005 01:29:31 PM
I love pencil skirts so much lately.. cute, classy, and sassy all in one. Plus they are so freakin easy to make that I did this one in under an hour! I love love them!! You should too!

19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ruffles make me HOT... a skirt (Now With Tutorial!!) on: August 10, 2005 11:00:04 AM
My new hot hot skirt.. made from 3!! of my boyfriend's brother's t-shirts cut up.. But it was so super easy! I was amazed at how cool it looked. It took about the time it takes to watch Star Wars: A New Hope with a run with the dog in the middle somewhere.

ps its not as light as it looks in the pictures, i had to edit it because i couldn't catch the ruffles with the lighting in my room.
------------------> HERES THE TUTORIAL!<--------------------

Its a little confusing but once you're doing it you'll understand! <3
Ask if you have any questions at all!
20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Least Lame Gift Ever.. on: August 06, 2005 08:00:36 PM
In a few weeks I'm leaving my boyfriend here in Oregon to stay in Arizona for a month (or possibly longer.)  We haven't lived apart since we started dating so basically its really going to suck. I don't want to leave him with anything thats like a scrap book or something he really doesn't give a crap about.. but really, I'm brain dead about it right this second. Its too hot for me to knit him something to wear, and just too lame to have a t-shirt with a picture of us or me for that matter. He'd lose it on "accident"..

So really I just want to know if anyone has ideas for the boyfriend that still smokes because it used to be cool, wears a pyramid belt, and loves my kitty.. but not as much as the computer games. He also talks and thinks about work most waking hours of the day (he's a piercer) and drives a weird little car with no muffler (we're going to die from carbon minoxide poisoning).
(and the craft can be anything because I dabble here and there in everything)

Help me make the least lame gift ever!!
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