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11  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Oh my gee, it's Onigiri! on: January 27, 2011 09:44:53 PM
When I was younger I always wished I were an Asian woman who knew how to cook because of my love for Asian food. Thai food, Vietnamese food, Chinese food, Japanese food, whatever, I love it. I usually only buy Asian food already cooked because I always think that I can never make such amazing food with my own two hands...but that changed today. Luckily, I had some ingredients in my kitchen, and decided to try and make some onigiri. Here. It. Is.  Cheesy

What I used:
Calrose rice (sticks together great!)
White vinegar (didn't have rice vinegar Sad)
Imitation Crab
Cream Cheese
Toasted Seaweed

I love making them because I can put as much filling as I want, unlike the restaurants.
So easy to make and delicious!
If I can make them, so can you!  Cheesy
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Make Legwarmers smaller? on: November 18, 2010 11:02:52 AM
I found this very simple pattern for legwarmers, but it's for an adult size.
I need to make two pairs of them. One adult and one infant size.
The pattern uses hooks I & K.
Could I use smaller hooks or less chains for the infant size? Help!

Here's the pattern link: http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/legwar.html

13  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Cone hat/Confusion!! on: October 04, 2010 01:54:23 PM
I have been dying to make a "cone hat" and I finally found this pattern:

But...I started crocheting and it starting getting really wide at the top..but it's suppose to be thin and the top and larger at the bottom. Something seemed very wrong. In the pattern, there seems to be a lot of INC, which makes the hat wider, yes? Am I not reading it right?

When it says increase around, it means to continue increasing throughout the round yes?

Also, does the (#dc) at the end mean the complete amount of dc's throughout the round? Because there seems to always to more that in says!

I am so confused. Help!   Huh
14  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / The Light White Halter Dress. on: July 26, 2010 02:01:44 PM
It's a light comfortable fabric. Very wrinkly, but I love it. I wonder what the fabric is intended "FOR"...I have no idear. Incredibly easy to make.
When I make my next one the "bra cups" will be smaller.....I made them too big for the cardboard chest.  Angry
It's long just how I like it.  Smiley
Next time I'm going to "finish my seams"...I'm just too lazy....please tell me I'm not alone!  Cheesy

Until next time  Wink...
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Freakin' Delicious Granola Bars! on: June 24, 2010 08:39:49 PM
So, I am a college student taking a summer class and I am insanely LAZY when it comes to preparing food....especially breakfast.
With a three hour class to go to, I drag myself out of bed and just go to school.....starving. So instead of staring at the refrigerator every morning and shrugging my shoulders...deciding to starve, I've decided to make something I could just grab and go every morning. GRANOLA BARS! Cheesy

These things are so effin' delicious....that I'm giving you all the recipe!
NOW..this is NOT aka "MY" recipe. I got it online, but do not follow it exactly. I will give the link below.

1) GET the ingredients!
Which are: 4 1/2 cups rolled oats
               1 cup all-purpose flour
               1 teaspoon baking soda
               1 teaspoon vanilla extract
               1/2 cup butter, softened
               1/2 cup honey
              1/3 cup packed brown sugar
              AND WHATEVER YOU LIKE!!! I just throw in chocolate chips, raisins, dried cherries, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried mango, and chopped walnuts!

2) MIX that stuff up in a bowl!
No, no. You better not lick that damn spoon!

3) PRESS that delicious mix in a pan!
Okay, okay, maybe you can get a lick.  Cheesy I put my mixture in a butter sprayed "glass pan" (?). I hate stuff sticking.

4) BAKE at 325 degrees F for 18-22 minutes.
I do 22 mins of course.
5) TAKE out and let cool for 10 minutes, then cut into bars.
I use a pizza cutter.

6) ENJOY!  Grin
WAIT, don't throw those crumbs away that are left in the pan...make cereal! Just add some milk!  Wink
Hope you love 'em as much as me!

This is the original recipe. I use less butter and don't use as many chocolate chips...I think 2 cups of chocolate chips is insane. That's just me.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Does this Gathered Skirt Tutorial work? on: June 08, 2010 03:56:16 PM
I'm making a dress with a band at the bottom of it. I want to basically look like a gathered skirt..upside down. I see this tutorial for a doll, but will that work? I just make the band the size I want it to be (with seam allowance) and do the gathering?

This is the tutorial I am referring to.
This is what I'm talking about.

Credit: http://www.shopbop.com/viscose-drape-dress-cc-california/vp/v=1/845524441868557.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&extid=affprg

I'm just trying to make sure I'm not going to do it wrong and then slap myself.
Thanks for help in advance.  Smiley
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Tube Bra/Bandeau Top? on: May 27, 2010 02:43:54 PM
I'm making some shirts which are low in the armpit and have a good "bra view".
So I want to make some tube bras/bandeau tops..but how?
What material would one use to make them so that when you're "cold" it doesn't show? Should I use some type of padding?
I hope I'm making sense.  I'm so confused. Help?!

Some examples:
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sinkin' Ships and Blue Pinafore on: May 23, 2010 03:21:37 PM
Messed up hair. Ashy lips. Ugly pose....But who cares cuz' I got new clothes.
Misson: Make a bunch of summer clothes because I am DONE with buying them.

The ships are upside down intentionally. They're sinkin! ABANDON SHIP, ABANDON SHIP!

Look at my eyes, not those thighs!!! Lol. Tongue

Pinafore = $2.50 (Fabric was donated).
Shirt = $5

Just imagine that price in a store! Insane.

Thanks for looking. :] Should I add something more to the pinafore or leave it alone?
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Rib Shirt & High Waisted Skirt on: May 19, 2010 10:16:29 PM
SO, I made my first shirt..from scratch! WOOHOO. I finally got "serger" game back. Haven't sewn for quite some time.
Anyhow, after I sewed the shirt, I decided to play with the BLEACH! I made a stencil of ribs and then ironed it down and sprayed some bleach. Thinking that bleach automatically whitens (and it didn't)....I sprayed more....and more....and got a messed up WHITE BLOB....great. So I wanted RIBS, not a blob. So, I was going to fix it. I don't like fabric paint that much so I used....TURMERIC.

YAY TURMERIC!  Grin Not as great as the stencil itself..but better than nothin'.

Also made my first skirt..that I'll wear. I'll probably be making a million of them...Won't use this type fabric next time. But it's high waisted and sexy.  Wink

...hope my insanity didn't bother you. I was tired and was trying to keep myself awake. Lol. 
Thanks for lookin'.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Cutting an elastic band....in half? on: May 18, 2010 01:21:23 AM
1) Can you cut an elastic band (like for the waist) ....in half horizontally?
Will it destroy it? I need the band to be thinner...when I went to the store I didn't think I'd need a thinner band....sigh.

2) Also, when measuring to make a elastic waistband, how much do you know to cut?
I measured my waist and cut the band the same size...tried it on, came out a tad bit too big.
So....what's the correct way to measure so it will fit "right"?

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