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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing lessons to home-schoolers on: August 07, 2005 11:10:21 AM
maybe you could pick a fairly basic project (i know in jr high we learned how to sew boxers) and then have them learn all the different skills involved (like hemming and putting in an elastic band) by doing samples and then at the end have them make a pair of boxers since they will have practice doing all the stitches and stuff? boxers re pretty easy but a bit boring, maybe purses or something would be fun (but i guess only if you have an all girl class...)
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Boxes can be housewares right? on: July 31, 2005 01:53:06 PM
I think this counts as housewares but someone can move it if I am wrong.

So like a couple years ago i bought the standard wooden boxes from ikea (now im wishing i had taken a before picture but i'm sure everyone knows what i am talking about.) and left them plain and full of junk until recently, when i decided to paint them.  lacking painting skills, i thought it would be more fun to weave ribbons on the front and here is the result:


i finished the outside edges but running black ribbon all around it:


and the inside is a little messy but it looks like this:

sorry about the blurry pictures.

basically, i glued strips or the colored ribbon on one edge of the box and the white ribbon along the bottom of the box. the colored ribbon was wider so i put the strips right next to each other but the white ribbon was thinner so i spaced them out. then i wove them together and glued them down on the other sides of the box (all the colored ones first, then the white ones and then i went back and re-glued any of the ribbons that came loose or needed to be adjusted). then i glued the black ribbon all the way around, cut of any ribbon that went past the black ribbon and glued black ribbon to the front of it because i didn't really like how the plain wood was showing on the front.

If i had done it all at once it wouldnt have taken that long (the longest part is weaving the ribbons together) but i kind of spread it out over a number of weeks. 

tell me what you think!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: we're reaching a milestone on: July 30, 2005 05:07:12 PM
going with the scrapbook idea, could you get like a notebook and put pictures of the things that remind you of him (or like from baskin robbins get a napkin) and put it in the book and on that page, like write about why the picture/napkin/whatever reminds you of him or like"my fabourite time we went to baskin robbins...". like you can add in fun stories or something about things you did together.

did i explain this well? its hard to describe what im thinking of by typing
4  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Re: switch plate covers on: July 11, 2005 06:59:17 PM
No i totally meant that it would be fun to as a craft challenge OR a swap. either one would be pretty fun
5  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Re: switch plate covers on: July 08, 2005 10:55:45 AM
I would totally do this too... a switch plate swap would be fun to but craftster has pretty hardcore rules about swapping so i dont even know if its worth trying to set one up.
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