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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Play kitchen redo on: May 16, 2011 11:54:10 AM

Ok creative people. I'd like to revamp this play kitchen, any suggestions?  The playroom is a dull medium shade of green with creamy beige baseboards.   

What color would you suggest?  Any ideas beyond new nobs, silver hood, eyes painted on stove, maybe some curtains?

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / want to personalize a gift, but how? on: September 05, 2007 08:28:07 PM
I bought 30 artist smocks for our local library to use in tehir Storytime.  They paint after each session and have been using old t-shirts as smocks.

Anyway, the smocks I bought are made from Tyvek, so an iron on is out because Tyvek can't be heated.

Any ideas on how I can prsonalize them easily and quickly?  I was thinking maybe silk screen, but you have to set the ink with an iron, so I assume that's out too.

I was thinking of just somehow putting "storytime"  in some fun font or a picture of a book and bookworm on them, but can't figure out how to get an image on them.

ANY ideas on how I can personalize these things would be great.  Even better ideas that "story time" or a bookworm pic would be appreciated, (that is if there is a way to get an image on them...)

3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / can I silk screen this material??? on: September 05, 2007 08:01:19 PM
I bought some art smocks for my son's storytime group.  They paint after storytime every week and  are using oversized t-shirts as smocks right now.

The smocks I bought are made out of Tyvek fabric, which melts at 275 F. 

I'd liek to personalize the smocks before giving them, like silk screening "Storytime" in a fun font or something.   

Would it be possible to silk screen on a fabric that can't be ironed?   I want the print to be durable as it will see lots of use.

Any ideas?    I'm open to other ways of personalizing too...
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fixing mistake in lace (Green Gable) pic included on: June 13, 2007 12:04:22 PM
I am making my first knitted project ever! So new that the first time I even held needles was when swatching for this tee!

So, I've done about 8 rounds and found a mistake several rounds back. It's right where the lace meets the sleeve. If it where just in the St. st area I could fix it, but I'm stumped here.

The hole right under the stitch marker next to my middle finger is not supposed to be there. The others to the right are, that's the lace area.

What can I do?? I REALLY don't want to frog back]
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New to knitting and CAN NOT get gauge on: June 08, 2007 07:57:56 PM
Ugh.  I'm new at this and trying my best to get gauge for the Green Gable sweater with no luck.  I'm using the recommended yarn.

It calls for size 6 needles, gauge of 20 sts in 4" of St st.

I'm using the faux-in-the-round method to swatch and just can't get gauge.  On size 7's I get 21 sts in 4".   

I'm planning on washing and blocking the swatch to see if it changes.

Any advice???
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Can't find any patterns I like on: May 22, 2007 04:35:23 PM
Ugh, I'm so frustrated.  I love to crochet, but can't find patterns I like.  Seems like great knitting patterns are everywhere, but crochet is either too old fashion or too trendy...why can't there be an in between???

If any of you know a good source for patterns....

I've got several books (Happy Hooker among them) and know about Crochetme....

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Considering learning to knit... on: May 15, 2007 01:57:09 PM
I crochet, barely.  I'm not skilled, but can follow basic patterns.

I'm considering learning to knit because I'm drooling over some patterns (like the Stitch Diva Sahara sweater).  Would somehting like that be too difficult to learn on?

Recommend a really good book?

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Tips on embroidering faces on Amigurumis?? on: October 17, 2006 09:36:44 AM
Does anyone have any tips on how to embroider??   I have the hardest time with that....
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Where to get safety eyes??? on: February 27, 2006 04:37:33 PM
Ugh, I've been looking online forever.  Where the heck can I order safety eyes online?

I found a few places I can order via fax or telephone, but I just want and easy online site.
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Back of amigurumi doesn't look as good as front on: February 12, 2006 11:07:20 AM
So I've been working on Amigurumis for a while now, and the stitching on the back never looks as nice as the front.  I'm very careful about tension and guage and all, but the decreasing circles just don't look as nice.

Any ideas?
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