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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Apothecary Spice Rack and handmade labels! on: October 17, 2011 06:39:57 PM
there is an amazing random stuff store in toronto called "active surplus" I bought a lot of the bottles there. But I guess I'm always on the lookout for them! the beakers are standard science equipment, so I'm sure they wouldn't be hard to find, if you are looking to make your own!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / What size should I cut my ribbing. on: August 02, 2011 06:02:02 AM
I'm converting an old long duster sweater into a shorter hoodie.

I've bought some nice ribbing and I want to add cuffs and a waistband.

but I'm not using a pattern and that's when I get nervous!

what size waistband should I be cutting. the ribbing has a stretch ratio of 2:1

The sweater isn't tight but it does fit close to the body.

what's the rule for waistband ribbing?

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty Hook Holder on: May 19, 2011 10:01:24 AM
I'll see if I can find time to draw up some schematics. I might also be able to find my original sketches...

it wasn't difficult at all and took only a few hours from start to finish.....

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Apothecary Spice Rack and handmade labels! on: May 19, 2011 09:58:42 AM
Recently I bought an absolutely beautiful antique spice rack from a local vintage findings store and I decided to make a kind of spooky apothecary for spices!

I bought a bunch of small jars with cork lids and some chemistry flasks as the containers...

Then I took some watercolour tape and fed it through my typewriter. I have a collection of small vintage border stamps that I used to frame the text!

I cut them out, wet the back of the tape with a sponge and voila 

I would also like to thank my mother for tirelessly growing, harvesting, drying and saving many of my spices.

sorry for my crappy camera phone.

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Papier Mache Pirate's Treasure Chest!! Made from a shoebox! on: May 19, 2011 09:39:10 AM

I made this about a year ago for my Pirate Birthday costume party!

I filled it with Chocolate Gold coins!

I cut up a cereal box to make a curved armature for the top and accented it with some thicker mill board.

then a coat of glue and tissue and some brown and gold paint and it was good to go!

I'm thinking about making a larger one out of a banker's box.

Maybe I'll post the tutorial!

I keep awesome random things in here like my peanut brittle container filled with spring snakes, my bouncy ball eyeballs, my gavel, my kaleidoscope and lots of glow in the dark stuff!!

It's part of my Indiana Jones corner!

hope you enjoy!

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pretty Hook Holder on: May 19, 2011 09:18:28 AM
Technically this finished project was sewn. But it is for my crochet hooks so I'll post it here!

I used some cheap fabric I bought for a dollar and a nice neutral drapery lining for the liner with some pink bias tape that's been hanging around for ages!

I'm hoping to make a matching one for my knitting needles, but I'm not sure how to organize all of them (double pointed, regular, circular, cable holders)

any tips would be great.

in the meantime here are the pics!

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Are there any food safe casting resins out there? on: March 28, 2011 08:00:58 AM
I have a cool idea for making bowls and cups with casting resin but I don't know if there are any out there which would be stable enough to be food safe.

any tips? Huh
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Halloween costume ideas for 2008 on: June 21, 2008 10:46:05 AM
It's never too early to start thinking about halloween!

I want to go all out this year...I'd like to maybe make a costume that is in reference to some cool horror movies...Like spider baby or something...http://www.horror-movies.ca/AdvHTML_Upload/spider_baby_dvdartwork.jpg

Good movies and artwork are always a good place too look for inspiration
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Putting my spare yarn to good use! on: June 20, 2008 09:09:20 AM
not weird at all!
I do it all the time!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: MY HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN QUILT!!!! on: June 18, 2008 10:30:32 AM
It did take me a long time!!!!

and it's really a very simple block to assemble

after completing this, I get a huge headache every time I see a quilt...It takes REAL patience.

I might try another one in time...but only if I'm sure that I'm mentally prepared.
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