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21  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Swap Info websites on: February 23, 2007 06:48:03 AM
Now, I know some people have one of these.  And I want one, too.  But for some reason I'm having a wickedly hard time finding some good examples, so I can copy some of the questions.  Anyone have one they'd like to show me?...
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / jordy corners - a question! on: January 29, 2007 06:08:54 AM
Alright, so I understand how to work the corners on the bottom of jordy bags, I've made two so far.  But I'm having a problem.  it seems like every time I try, the width of the corners in the liner and the outside aren't the same.  Like in the bag I just made, the corners on the outer fabric make the bottom of the bag about a half-inch wider than the liner.  This makes that whole corner scrunch around on the outer fabric, since there's too much of it.  I tried to be so careful with my cutting, too, making sure everything was the same!  ...Did I even describe this in a way that makes sense?  I can take a picture if it will help.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else had this problem, or knows how I can fix it!
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anyone ever use Feza "Fiona" yarn?... on: January 24, 2007 07:26:55 AM
So, one of my LYS is going out of business.  Very sad, considering it's one of like... three in the entire area.  However, it means I could get yarn for cheap!  So I found this ball of beautiful yarn, it's Feza's "Fiona", color #12.  I couldn't resist the pretty colors, and at 40% off, why should I try to resist?  Grin  I was just wondering if anyone had experience with this yarn, or maybe could recommend me a pattern?  I only have one ball of it...

I tried to find a link to show what the yarn looks like, and I found this although it doesn't have the colorway I bought: http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_35_884_980

Mine is more of a deep teal with olive green and the main secondary color, it also has fushia and orange and purple and lots of other colors scattered around.
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Pictures fuzzy? I bet I know why! on: December 04, 2006 09:48:18 AM
Alright, my darling fellow craftserites!  I've noticed that a whole lot of the pictures people post on this site are really, really fuzzy.  I have a solution for you.  Most regular run-of-the-mill digicams are not very good at taking pictures close-up. 

You really need to be at least a foot away from your subject for your picture to be clear!!! 

Now, I know, but it's such a small project, right?  Well, I've got an answer for that, too.  Just change your resolution a little higher than what you normally shoot on (personally, I usually shoot on the VGA setting - the smallest one - so I would crank it up to maybe 2 or 3 mp) and go ahead and shoot the picture from farther away.  Once you put the picture on your computer you can crop the photo down so it's just your lovely craft, not lots of background.  And since you shot it on a higher resolution, the picture will still be big!  Ta daa!
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / fiber festivals on: November 10, 2006 05:28:04 AM
It has recently come to my attention that I must go to a fiber festival.  It sounds like so much fun!

Anyway, I live on the Georgia/Tennessee border, and I'm having a pretty much impossible time trying to find any information online.  Any fiber festival listings I find are several years out of date!  Anyone have any help for me?... How do you find out where they are?
26  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / textured/lacy Noro scarflette on: November 04, 2006 10:33:45 AM
I've wanted a skein of Noro for ages... I ran into some kureyon at my LYS, and I could no longer resist  Grin  So... here's what I did with it!  Just one skein.

All the pretty colors!  Though I found the lime green & pink a little... out of place:

My pattern.  It's moss st on the sides, sime kind of a lacy rib in the middle.  I forget what the stitch is called, and I don't know where our stitch bible is:

Aaand, obligitory "action" shot!  It's kind of short, but that's why it's a scarflette and not a scarf, right?:

Ta daa!  I like it lots.  Now I'm off to condition-er it, so it's not all sckritchity...
27  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / make scratchy wool softer? on: October 31, 2006 01:15:37 PM
So I'm about to finish knitting my first noro item (woo!  I've wanted noro for years now...).  Anyway, I don't really like how scratchy the kueron yarn is, and I remember someone talking about washing it with shampoo to make it softer.  I'm terrified of felting it, because it's a really cute pattern, and the yarn itself already kind of hides the pattern and if it felts at all it'll be completely gone.  So... anyone wanna give me some good, dummy-proof suggestions for how to hand-wash my baby and not kill it?
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Pants to skirt, WITHOUT the triangle? on: October 03, 2006 09:50:03 AM
Ok, so, I have this pare of bondage pants (you know, black with lots of chains and zippers and d-rings...) that are too big for me.  I was wondering if anyone knew of a really spiffy way to make it into like, a really long pencil skirt or something.  They aren't ridiculously wide-legged like some bondage pants, but... I suppose most of the problem is, around where the crotch area is of the pants... how could I sew it so it won't be all bunchy?  Any help would be muchly appreciated!  Grin
29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Selling to galleries? on: March 29, 2006 02:52:41 PM
I'm a photographer (the old-fashioned kind, you know, silver prints and smelly chemicals...) and I'm kind of interested in seeing if I can get a local art gallery to buy my work.  Anyone here have experience doing that, not just with photos but any art?  Any tips for me?
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / lime green half-circle ankle-length skirt on: March 27, 2006 02:49:03 PM
I <3 my new skirt!

Action shot!

I put ziggity-zag stitching on the bottom hem-

I used this tutorial to make it.

Yay for the violently-green skirt!  It's linen.

Edit: Fixed the link.  Also, this is my first sewing project!
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