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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Best dye for canvas? on: March 22, 2006 10:45:31 AM
I tried Koolaid, and it didn't penetrate the fiber very well at all.   Any tips?
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / I <3 resin!!!! I'm so excited!!! on: March 18, 2006 07:36:01 PM
I just bougt a two dollar resin/ resin hardener kit at Hobby Lobby, and my horizons are SO VERY widened now. It requires a little more patience than the other crafts I do, but I am seriously about to make soem seriously cool shit.   I won't give details, since it's for a swap, but I strongly suggest playing with resin Smiley.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / I want to upholster a hallway wall..... on: March 16, 2006 04:07:53 PM
I have this really long hallway in the upstairs of my house, and I want to upholster the west side of it.....

I'm thinking glue thick batting to the wall, then staple fabric on top.   I picture stapling certain parts down in a squares pattern , then hot glueing "buttons" into the stapled parts.   

My wife thinks I've lost my mind, but in my head it's really cool.....   should I do it?
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Hobby Lobby - the Evil Store of Doom!!!11!! on: March 11, 2006 05:43:13 PM
I just went into Hobby Lobby for the first time.   I spent 90 dollars.  I could have spent 2000.   Dear god, what a place...
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Has anyone ever tried to complety melt a vinyl record? on: January 31, 2006 08:23:08 PM
As in to a liquid that could be poured into a mold? 

Surely I'm not alone in my sickening curiosity???
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / OMG!!!!!!!!! GUESS WHAT I GOT FROM WORK???????? on: January 24, 2006 08:27:39 PM
We have this bank of lockers (like from high school gym class, the little cubbies), that none of the employees use.   Well my boss up and said one day that she was tired of looking at the ugly things, and if we don't use them then throw them away.   

I was talking to a co-manager, and said how awful it was that we were going to toss perfectly good lockers, and she says, "Hello, take them home.  You know you could make something cool with them."

I just about pooped my drawers.   WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Then when I was really checking them out, I realized that they are barely spot welded together, and that I should be able to take them apart with a grinder fairly easily.   POOF!!!!   Dissasemble, recongure, and paint, and WOW, free "locker-style"furniture, without the expense of 100's of ducats!!!!

I'm so thrilled I could puke.   So I posted it here.   

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / NoOb scarf, doily, etc. on: January 21, 2006 05:45:40 PM
Scarf I gave to my kid (yes, the beautiful little girlie below).   I made it mostly to remind myself what to do, as I hadn't crocheted in over 20 years. It took me like 6 hours, lol.

Doily thing - It's just a big ole granny square, that I'm considering ruffling on the edge.   It's kind of ugly though, so I don't know if I'll finish it...

Potholders of arthritic doom, and dishrags:

I'm a little concerned about whether the dishrag will hold up.  When I was a kid, my gran taught me to finish a crochet just by cutting the thread and pulling it through.   That works great with acryllic, which is all stretchy, but with the cotton, I don't think it'll last.   Not sure what to do.....
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My wife is creeped out by me chrocheting....... on: January 20, 2006 09:04:53 PM
Which is wierd to me, on account of the fact that 99% of what I have made so far has been for her.   I explained to her that my grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 7 as a way to keep me busy, but she still thinks it's wierd and embarrasing.   

Should I just stop and work with wood and saws instead (arrh, arrh, rruug, more power), or should I try to convince her that it's no biggy?

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / "One hour project" my ass. Dear GOD my hands hurt! Pics. Nao. on: January 20, 2006 08:46:44 PM
I wont say the site, 'cuz I don't want to piss them off, but here's the pattern:


    5 sc = 2 inches; 8 rows = 3 inches. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

POTHOLDER: With 3 strands of yarn held together, ch 21.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (20 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 8" from beg.
Last Row: Sc in each sc across, end (ch 10, sl st in last sc made) for loop. Do not fasten off.
Edging Row: Ch 1, sc in same space as last sl st, then sc in each row-end st along the side of potholder to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each st of startin
g ch to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each row-end st along opposite side edge of potholder. Fasten off.

Okay, can I say that you have to have the grip of Hercufrigginlese to do this in an hour?Huh   I'm seriously considering Ben Gay, after dealing with 3 strands of cotton on a single hook.   

THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s., once I find my USB cord to the cam, I'll post pics of these godawful potholders that I'm tempted to set on fire.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help me identify the name of a craft technique? on: January 20, 2006 01:48:28 PM
I went to a county fair last year, and our local historical society had an exhibit on the most amazing paper cutting crafts - think back to when you made snowflakes in grade school, but imagine folding the paper and cutting out really amazing scenery and repeating patterns.   I'm almost sure it had a Norwegian name to it, and I was desperate to write it down when I saw it, but hadn't the means.   Long story short, I forgot what it's called, and can't find it on google.   

Ring any bells?
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