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11  Re: The new and improved San Diego Craftsters get-together thread! in California: South by boygirlparty on: January 26, 2006 12:18:02 PM
hey ladies, sorry i missed the last meeting, i just found out about it.  any news about the march show?  also, if any of you are free this saturday, i curated an art show here in sd at magpie gallery and boutique on fern st.  the opening is 7pm-12am and the show runs for a month.
magpie is a super cute store/gallery. once in awhile they have designer trunk shows, you should inquire with the owners if that's something you're interested in since they work a lot with local designers!

here's the flier for the art show  (sorry, it's sort of big):
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12  the craftster guide to nifty, thrifty and kitschy crafts! by leah!!! in Craftster Itself by boygirlparty on: January 17, 2006 12:19:08 PM
ok, i know there's a thread talking about a potential craftster.org book, but i thought a thread needed to be started to view and discuss LEAH'S FORTHCOMING BOOK!!!  ok, it looks incredible:

The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts: Fifty Fabulous Projects from the Fifties and Sixties

congratulations, leah!!!  this is such a huge accomplishment for you and craftster, not to mention a totally amazing looking project book.  any project titled "macaroni glamour" has my immediate attention.
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13  Re: hotlinking: good or bad? in Crafty Business Discussion by boygirlparty on: January 13, 2006 08:40:41 AM
Here is a website that will generate the needed info if you have access to the .htaccess file of your domain.

i couldn't figure out yet how to have the desired effect i was hoping for (some sort of file that redirects hotlinked files to my webpage in a separate window.  seems like it might take some sort of black magic to do that, and seems weird to hijack someone's browser like that out of spite anyway!) but i used the link above and recommend other people do too. thanks, angil!

it lets you allow certain websites such as craftster.org, and redirects all other hotlinked queries to an image of your choice.  my choice was this:

which looks pretty awesome on the pages that have hotlinked 15-20 huge image files in a row (what are those people thinking?!)

in the case of this, all the hotlinked images will still be taking bandwidth from my site, but it will be less bandwidth and also they will feel like fools.  if you're in a situation where you're being charged for your bandwidth and it's causing outages on your website, you shouldn't have a replacement image for hotlinked images, or that too counts as a 'page view'.
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14  Re: Wrist Injuries in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by boygirlparty on: January 09, 2006 08:04:15 AM
i had very similar problems to this, which i ignored, and got so bad it was excruciating and i couldn't even lift everyday objects like a cup of coffee, let alone do my work, write, paint, whatever.  i saw an acupuncturist who helped a LOT, wore wrist braces, and have ever since been doing exercises like this that have helped:

simple exercise you can do to stregthen your wrist.

1. put a rubberband or hairband around your hand and bring your fingers together like you're picking up something small.
2. slowly, and with control, start to open your hand
3. expand your hand completely and hold it for five seconds, then slowly (with control) bring it back down to step 1.

use more rubberbands as you start to feel stronger, or get one of these:
(i just got one and it's $9.99 including shipping - works similar to the rubberband thing but it's made for this exercise)

there is also mudras ("yoga for your hands")

lastly, i found some things you can do at your desk to rejuvenate your eyes, back, hands, etc. since sitting on here on craftster is probably not helping the situation!
keyboard yoga
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15  Re: stolen artwork from giant robot in san francisco in California: Central by boygirlparty on: December 16, 2005 08:21:53 PM
giant robot put together this image to help find the art.  please spread the word and hotlink it if you can with this code:

<img src="http://www.boygirlparty.com/lj/letssharestolen.jpg">

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16  stolen artwork from giant robot in san francisco in California: Central by boygirlparty on: December 16, 2005 07:35:58 PM
hi, i know this isn't really a craftster oriented topic, but it is a pretty tight community of individuals who know how hard it is to make things for a living.  so, here is some bad news of mine, and if anyone can help (i'm very hopeful, i know) please, please do.  please spread the word:


my name is susie ghahremani, my email address is susie @ boygirlparty.com, and i just received word from san francisco that six of my pieces from my show at giant robot right now ("let's share" at gr-sf) have been stolen.

if you know anything about the theft or can spread the word to help return the pieces to me or the people who have purchased them, please help.

among the pieces stolen was one of my favorite pieces to date, this miniature of a baby chicken:

giant robot can be contacted at gr-sf.com, they are located at 622 shrader st. in san francisco.

thank you for any help finding these works.
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17  Re: "Let's Do the iTunes Shuffle!" 2 Mixed CDs Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by boygirlparty on: July 12, 2005 07:48:45 AM

I got my amazingly cool cd from boygirlparty... the cover even has some stitching on it. Sorry, the picture doesn't do it justice.

1. O My Soul- Big Star
2. Kisses to the Crying Cooks- Guided by Voices
3. Got It- Sebadoh
4. These Parts- Lois and Brendan
5. My First Mine- Pavement
6. Trixie's Star- Helium
7. Yuri-g- PJ Harvey
8. Rudderless- The Lemonheads
9. Adieu Adieu- Stereo Total
10. Lolitapop Dollhouse- Momus
11. Apple Bomb- Deerhoof
12. Doin' the Cockroach- Modest Mouse
13. All Tomorrow's Parties- Velvet Underground
14. Heather, Tell Me Why- Rocketship
15. Yeah Yeah Yeah- The Minders
16. Loving Cup- The Rolling Stones
17. The Past and the Pending- Shins
18. Ticking Timebomb- All Girl Summer Fun Band
19. Given Up- Tuscadero
20. I Won't Forget You- Ze Malibu Kids
21. No One Sees You Like I Do- +/-
22. Mesmerizing- Liz Phair

This was amazing. Am I the only one with embarassing songs on their CD?

I got the same CD from boygirl party, and no, wait until you see my CD!   Smiley   Talk about embaressing...

Speaking of which....both of my CDs were finished tonight and will be mailed either tomorrow (July 11) or the 12th.   Depends on my schedule.   I'll also get some pics going as soon as I have batteries for the camera. 

starfire, your cover is similar but your tracklist is different!

1. goodbye - anna waronker 
2.  complicated - the rolling stones 
3.  ladybird - ladytron 
4.  some girls are bigger than others - the smiths 
5. world cup fever - air miami 
6. la'hov - mates of state 
7. sitting by the riverside - the kinks 
8.  tame - the pixies 
9. fakin' it - simon and garfunkel 
10. want to practice - wolfie 
11. in the mouth a desert - pavement 
12.  airplane rider - air miami 
13. painted eyelids - beck 
14.  guess how much i love you - lucksmiths 
15.  you gotta move - heatmiser 
16. melody not malaise - aislers set 
17. the sidewinder sleeps tonight - REM 
18.  caught - saturday looks good to me
19. ever fallen in love - the buzzcocks 
20.  driving song - numbers 
21. for the damaged coda - blonde redhead 
22. offcell -pinback 
23.  made-up dreams - build to spill 
24.  armenia city in the sky - the who 
25. wild horses - the rolling stones


i got my cd from whisperangel88, thank you!  it has a really funny comic about itunes in the insert.

her tracklist:
1. homecoming king - guster
2. how we do it - game ft. 50 cent
3. girls just wanna have fun - cyndi lauper
4. dare you to move - switchfoot
5. bittersweet symphony - the verve
6. take me out - franz ferdinand
7. mood rings - relient k
8. hide and seek - imogen heap
9. the way you look tonight - tony bennett
10. don't panic -coldplay
11. someone like you - jekyll and hyde sdtk
12. last train home - lost prophets
13. it's raining men - the weather girls (hee hee)
14. visit - 311
15. float on - modest mouse
16. just like heaven - the cure
17. under pressure - the used / my chemical romance
18. falling for you - weezer
19. endless summer - ashlee simpson
20. titanic theme song - james horner
21. my girl's ex boyfriend - relient k

pipskeak831, is that an adrienne yan illustration?

jaami, hi, these cd swaps are fun! you should do them anyway!

thanks, everybody!
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18  Re: Feels Like Summer to Me CD Swap in The Swap Gallery by boygirlparty on: June 06, 2005 06:34:15 AM
daria sent me this great cd:

1. big bang baby - stone temple pilots
2. i can hear music - the beach boys
3. this is the last time - keane
4. american girls - cake + soul coughing + weezer
5. utrus horas - orchestra baobab
6. i may never go home again - marlene dietrich
7. fit but you know it - the streets
8. perfect situation - weezer
9. i've been everywhere - johnny cash
10. avalon - pearl django
11. about a girl - cibo matto
12. rockaway beach - the ramones
13. what's your take on cassavetes - le tigre
14. heat wave - the funk brothers + joan osborne
15. miss you - rolling stones
16. li-zhen's dialogue/te quiero dijiste - nat king cole
17. living in paradise - elvis costello
18. get ready - the temptations
19. porpoise song - the monkees
20. the summer wind - frank sinatra
21. heroes and villains - brian williams

so amazingly diverse!
marlene dietrich wins the "i can't believe you had a singing career" award.  and for this swap in general (but not my cd or daria's cd) the postal service win the "popular kid" award.  they're all over everyone's summer cds!

here's my cd for daria:

1. seatbelt - supersport 2000
2. my russian olive - busytoby
3. velcro - the pragmatics
4. the gloating sun - the shins
5. make out club - unrest
6. hey hey girl - rocketship
7. just cause i liked you in the summertime - benett
8. my my - plumtree
9. el caminos in the west - grandaddy
10. i hate the sun - owl + the pussycat
11. spanish bombs - the clash
12. the lines you amend - sloan
13. oceanwide - the spinanes
14. the sun - mirah
15. and your bird can sing - the beatles
16. your new boyfriend - rocketship
17. i can't reach you - the who
18. onward sailboat - pants yell!
19. san diego zoo - the 6ths
20. floods - flin flon
21. one summer night - that dog.
22. girl of my dreams - beck + that dog.
23. my summer girl - the rentals
24. me and the bees - the softies
25. waterloo sunset - the kinks

i wish i could put all of these songs up for everyone to hear.  this was such a great idea for a swap! (i just typed swamp instead of swap)
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19  Re: Music to Craft By Swap in The Swap Gallery by boygirlparty on: May 04, 2005 09:57:36 AM
i only posted a list of the bands on the mix i sent out, so here's a full tracklist, wherever you are!

1. "queen bitch" david bowie
2. "my boyfriend writes plays" pants yell!
3. "prove my love" violent femmes
4. "zero point" rogers sisters
5. "trapped under ice floes" +/-
6. "final day" young marble giants
7. "st. pancras" pipas
8. "black bear" flin flon
9. "ridiculous" that dog.
10. "me and my arrow" harry nilsson
11. "my valuable hunting knife" guided by voices
12. "can't explain" the who
13. "your new boyfriend" rocketship
14. "bionic hands" sprites
15. "picture book" the kinks
16. "latex dominatrix" tuscadero
17. "candy says" velvet underground
18. "fucking ugly bouffant" p:ano
19. "no side to fall in" the raincoats
20. "microtonic wave" pinback
21. "do you love me now?" the breeders
22. "don't play me" owl + the pussycat
23. "onward sailboat" pants yell!
24. "hanging on the telephone" the nerves
25. "heart of gold" neil young
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20  paypal overseas shipping solutions? in Crafty Business Discussion by boygirlparty on: April 04, 2005 06:51:04 AM
i've tried out two different methods for overseas shipping with paypal's shopping cart, and both have been less than awesome:

originally, i had a button that said "click to add $2 to cover international postage", which sort of worked, but sometimes people were so grossly over or under charged for shipping to their destination!  and of course, not everyone clicked.

it looked like this:

and said:  "international shipping :: $2 :: for destinations outside the u.s.a. and canada. if overseas shoppers don't select this, i reserve the right to ship via donkey on an inflatable raft"

now, i have in my FAQ under shipping rates that the website only accepts orders to the u.s. + canada, but international orders should contact me for a custom shipping quote (which i give based on weight and destination, so it is precise!) but people are just sneaking by and ordering with the u.s. + canada shipping rates, and when i invoice them for the difference, sometimes they don't even reply or follow up!

it's extremely frustrating, not to mention an incredible waste of time!

has anyone found a solution??
also, is there anything i should know about permits to ship internationally, customs or tax stuff or anything?
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