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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / MAJOR straighteners + mattress EMERGENCY! on: November 02, 2006 01:24:52 PM
Okay; I admit it.
I left my straighteners on.
I don't even use that much or often.
Just every now and then.
And yes, i left them on.
Yes - all day. nine til five.
And yes yes yes - they were on my new bed.
Does it get any worse?

They burnt a whole not only on my bottom sheet
but YES they burnt a whole in the mattress.

Yes. The new mattreess.

It's all stringy now and stuck together. About the size of a small hand. A child's hand. In a kind of oblong - straighteners shape. Okay about the size of some straighteneres. Bigger because the heat spread.

What can i do? It's an expensive Divan mattress and my mother (who knows because i'm so dman truthful) is very cross.

I thouhgt i could put a patch on.

Would this work?
Any experience?
Please help!
THanks in advance.

Love from Sarah x
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / capped sleeved tee? on: September 04, 2006 10:38:11 AM
So besically i went in to topshop with my friends and did that stupid thing when you try on loads of different clothes and tehn you fall in love with this nice, flattering t-shirt and then you realise that actually you're too poor and you can't buy it? Ever been there?

It's called a 'basic capped sleeved tee' and it has a band at the bottom and a 'scoop' (? ) neck.

ANy suggestions on how to recreate or should i just give up and buy it?
23  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / "Yeah, I made it myself" comments? on: June 24, 2006 08:42:14 AM
I saw this book in my local shop and it looks pretty good.

Have any of you bought it?
Liked it?


(i think it may only be availible in the UK?)

I'd love some veiws!
24  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 12 ENTRIES / Supersonic X-ray Vision Sunray Protection GOGGLE SPECS! *pic heavey* on: June 01, 2006 10:10:47 AM
aka Dame Edna goggle specs
aka You should have gone to specsavers goggle specs
aka My Fly me to the moon winged goggle specs
aka My entry to the craftster challenge!

These are my supercheap sunglasses revamped using ultra kitsch materials to make a not-so-kitsch pair of pantomime dame/ superhero GOGGLE SPECS!!

  • sunglasses (1 from Poundland here in merry old england)
  • Popsicle sticks (from my local garden centre - don't ask me why my local garden centre has a very large children's craft section...)
  • Feathers (Hobbycraft)
  • Pom poms (Hobbycraft)
  • Pipe cleaners (I found them in my house)
  • Sequins (as above)
  • Lots of glue

Oh how I envy those of you whose photographs come up all clear and in focus....

Here they are on my "willing" volunteer

And in my blue kitschen (hehehehe)

On the left hand side are the pipe cleaners (chenile sticks) and on the right are popsicle sticks.

*very bad* close up of the popsicle sticks, which took a very long time to cut up and stick together. They're painted green and the stars are the sequins. On the bottom of the rim there is pom poms

And then the left side (behind the pipecleaners) which has another green popsicle stick stuck on. The other side has some pom poms and some glitter on. (The glitter looks so sparkley and special in real life ... the camera can never show its twinkley nature...)

Well, that's them.
They protect you from UV rays AND from radioactive rays thrown at you by evil villains trying to halt your superhero business AND they can fly AND they're x-ray specs so you can see through things when you wear them. WOW!

Hope you like

ps sorry for the bad photos.
 if you want to see better photos then buy me a better camera!

25  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Amigurumi challenge! on: May 08, 2006 08:49:41 AM
AMigurumi are little crochetted toys. This issue of crochetme is all about them - click on crochetme.com

I think this would be fun as they're quite easy and quick to make, and they're perfect for a beginner.

You'd give a simple pattern, and people would make variations. Add a nose, ears, trunk, clothes, spots, tail, legs arms etc etc.

YOu could make it as big or as small as you liked, out of any material, but you'd have to stick to the pattern.

Any takers?
26  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 11 ENTRIES / The Metalic Squirrel Creation Theory on: May 01, 2006 12:03:10 PM
I went into oxfam the other day and saw this hanging on the wall. It was so hideous i coudln't resist - AND it was only 49 pence! Bargain!

I had no idea at all what on earth I'd do with it, but I went along and bought it anyway.

Here's the before shot (my camera's really bad so I'm sorry of you can't make it out)

It's one of those sort of metallic scratch away image things, of a squirrel sitting on a tree stump in a random forest place.

I had no idea what to do, but I felt the need to take him away from the dull forest to new, exciting places ... to experience new things .... also, he looked like he was holding something, so I decided to give him an intruemt.

Oh and I left some mushrooms in (i'm not sure why).

Here's the finsished product. (again, my cameras bad so I scanned the image - but my scanners not too good either so you have to imagine the glitter's all glittery ann the quirrel + mushroom's all shiny  Smiley)

The stuff coming out of his trumpet is rainbows and sturdust  - his magical tune is creating the world! (And that's the metalic squirrel creation theory)

My sister suggested the squirrel had eaten the mushrooms which contained some sort of drug, and he thinks he's creating the world but really he's hallucinating.

She thinks I should call it "The Narcotic Squirrel's Vision", but I question the message this would send to young children.

Anyway, I'm really pleased how it turned out and it's gonna ba hanging somewhere in my house where everybody who comes in will be able to see it  Grin

Any comments much appreciated!

(ps sorry if my pictures take a long time to load - any suggestion on how to prevent this delay also will be appreciated!)
27  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / floral stencil help? on: April 14, 2006 06:29:20 AM
I've never stencilled before so I'd appreciate some help please  Smiley

Basically I saw this super cool box in a shop. I know, a box doesn't sound fun, but this was light blue with pretty flowers all over it.

I thought I could probably stencil my own. So I got an old shoe box and painted it white. I'm gonna paint the bottom light blue and the lid dark blue, and then I was hoping to make a flower stencil and put it all over the box.

Do any of you have any tips or suggestions, or any pretty floral stencils?

I'd really appreciate the help as I'm a stencil-virgin!
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting + crochetting bible? on: April 12, 2006 07:47:29 AM
I'm looking for a book full of differnt crochetting (is that spelt right?) and knitting stitches and blocks etc.

Any tips of favourite ones?

I don't want it to be too humungoues in size or price.

ANd easy to follow as sometimes i'm a little dim :-)

Any suggestions will be gratefully recieved
29  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Make a mask!!! on: March 07, 2006 12:43:45 PM
When I first joined school I had to make a mask of what I wanted to be when I grew up (for those of you who want to know, I did a hairdresser with rosey cheeks and a big ball of wool stuck messily on the top of her head, because i thought hairdressers should have nice brown hair)

I thought it would be fun to repeat this!

You could make a mask of...

  • What you want to be when you grow up
  • What you wanted to be when you were little
  • What you are now that you have grown up
  • What you wish you were now that you've grown up and are bored with your boring jop

People could explore new mask material - like knitting a mask, or sewing, or make one out of paper mache and a baloon...

What do you think?
30  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Personal calender on: March 05, 2006 10:38:32 AM
I go on craftster quite a lot - at least 4 or 5 times a week, maybe more (does this make me sound like I haven't got a life....?) Anyway, I'm very forgetful, and I was thinking it would be really good if each member had his/her own personal calender, or diary, to put stuff in.

For instance, it is my friend's birthday on May 21st. Firstly, I'd need to remember her birthday. But if there was a craftster personal calender, two weeks before I could put 'Buy wool for annie's birthday gift'.

It would be awesome if this could pop up on the day, say when I clicked on 'show new replies to posts', or something like that.

Any ideas etc?Huh??

Sarah x

PS sorry if this already actually exsistes  Kiss
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