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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Inner Child swap? on: April 02, 2006 02:54:10 PM
For as long as I've been on craftster, I've noticed that a lot of people are very in touch with their "inner child."

What do you think about a swap centered around things that remind you of when you were younger (example from my brain:  nintendo themed things or my little pony)
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Don't you hate it when this happens? on: February 12, 2006 11:28:36 AM
I actually thought of the greatest idea for a valentine's gift for the guy i'm "talking" (i hate that word.) to.  But the reason we arent going out involves the fact that we're in <drama>high school</drama> and he has a psycho ex girlfriend that he encourages.  And I'm not going to get him something, because that would be weird.  But its the first time I actually had a good idea for valentine's, and then this drama is going on.  But, I'm going to share it anyway.  He's the starting pitcher for our varsity team and baseball is his life.  So I though, hmm, something that has to do with baseball.  I was going to write on a baseball about how much he is worth all the drama that is going on because of us and how much he means to me.

I'm usually anti romantic and anti valentines, so this would be a big deal to me.  I might actually get it for him, because SHE'S getting him something.  But i'm not entirely sure yet. 
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / NO PEEKING GIRLOFDASHBOARD!!! on: January 22, 2006 12:42:00 PM
Okay, this was my first time sequining something, and I'm really happy with it.  Some of it isnt perfect, but thats okay. I made this for the "Fill A Coin Purse Swap Round 2." 

Please ignore my icky carpet!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Attaching heads and such. on: January 01, 2006 04:45:54 PM
I love making stuffies, but whenever I make one, I always have the same problem:  attaching things.  The head always flops over like it shouldn't and the arms and legs just look weird.  I've started making them all connected when I cut the fabric, but there are lots of limitations to that, and they aren't very cuddly.

I've heard of a 'whipstitch,' but I'm not sure what that is.

I usually sew by hand, because my sewing machine doesn't like me very much. 

Another question:  when you are sewing something, do you sew the inside, and then flip it inside out so that the seams are clean?  And then how do you keep it from opening in some places while you are stuffing?

Sorry that was so long. Help would be greatly appreciated.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Introducing::: GUNTHER! on: December 26, 2005 04:07:00 PM
This is my first project.  I made it about 10 minutes ago, his name is Gunther.  He is a monster, and since I wasn't prepared for this project, he's made out of some old sweatshorts of mine and his eye is a t-shirt. I stuffed him with toilet paper.  Wink  He's inspired by Ugly Dolls.   I love him very much.  He's a little bit roughed up, he lost his eyeball in a street fight, and he lost his arm to frost bite on Mount Everest.

OHHH by the way, he's supposed to be a little ugly and asymmetric.


Headshot (sorry for the possible pixelation...)
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / I've got my own room... now what? on: December 04, 2005 08:30:11 AM
Intro: I've been lurking in craftster since I found out my sister will be moving out and I would be getting my own room, but I haven't really posted more than here and there.  My name's Amie (^_^ HI!!!).

Okay, thats enough of that.  On to my issue... my sister and I have shared a room since I was born (she's 7 years older than I am) and now she got married and moved out, and now I have my own room.  We never really did anything with it, we were sort of stuck with a tiny one person room with two of everything inside of it.  We got bunkbeds once, but she was stuck on the bottom with the not-so-comfy futon mattress, so we ended up returning to our two twin beds.  Now theres only one dresser, one bed, and LOTS of SPACE!  I love being able to actually sit on my floor.

The walls are sort of a tranquil sky blue color, and I admit, its very relaxing, but blue isn't really my favorite color (try black or pink, maybe green).  I've sort of grown used to it, and got blue sheets, curtains, a small chair (which I'm in love with, by the way) and a big floor rug to match the walls.  Oh, and I have this lamp, its great... it has different colors as its, uh, lightbulb surrounder thingies?  And it doesn't exactly match (I like things to match, but not so much matchy-matchy same shade of blue everywhere), but it makes due.  My furniture is all a dark redwood. 

Overall, that was rambling.  Just thought I'd get my name out there and my wonderful story.  Now on to the problem.

I can't paint my room.  There are nicks in the paint from growing up in it, and... I will never live this down with my family... I had some magazine cutouts that I wanted to hang up on my wall, and I didnt have any tape, so I thought I would be imaginative and use hairspray to hang them on my wall.  It worked.  Too well actually, and now I have nasty hairspray spots and places where the paper wouldn't come off on the small wall (about 2 ft wide) behind my open door.  Its really ugly, and I've been wanting something to do about it.  Any suggestions?  I am trying to talk my parents into letting my paint just that wall, but they aren't budging.  I wanted to use like, a chalkboard paint on it and have the people who come to my room write on it.

Oh, and by the way, the whole hairspray thing was not yesterday.  I was probably in the 5th grade.  I'm sorry that was so long!  I'm a bit chatty today.
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