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1  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / U.K. AND IRELAND / Random and weird swap request. Can you help me, please. on: September 05, 2008 03:06:24 PM
Hey folks,
I need potato crisps.
My boyfriends birthday is September 18 and he is the hardest to shop for, but I got this idea.

He has a friend who's parents are originally from Ireland and years ago they came back from "across the pond" and brought back potato chips with flavors we don't have here and he loved them.

I tried to search for places online for them but had little luck they were either out of stock or I could only get one flavor in a case. And he talks about curry crisps that I didn't see on any of the sites.

Soo, I thought maybe I could find some one on craftster to do a swap. I could send you sweets or snacks from here or really anything you might think of. I manage a music store in a book store so if there was music or books you wanted that you can't get there.
or I could pay you via pay pal.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Noro dread cap on: August 20, 2008 12:54:41 PM

This was supposed to be for me but I think it will have to go on etsy because I over shot the size and when it was finished it was twice as big as I had wanted it to be.
It will have to go to some one with dreads it is big.

I used this yarn called Noro that I got at the knitters connection in Columbus OH.

the pattern is done up in half doubles. I wish I could wear it because it is so awesome.
I think I am going to have to order some more of that yarn I loved working with it!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My craft room and links to all the ones I could find! (pic heavy) on: August 24, 2007 06:21:20 PM
There are alot of pics.... I am proud of myself.

So Finally I finished my craft/ computer/ guest room! It's an average sized room with a huge purpose. I completely decluttered (4 lg garbage bags and a "do you want this?" fest.)

The sudden need to "fix" the room was brought on by some friends coming to stay for the weekend, we decided to get a futon and house them in this room,then I gave the room a critical look and said  to myself "they'll think I am crazy."
and with no help from the man (except for the lugging things out of the apartment kind of help) this is what I came up with:

This would be the main craft part of the room, notice the chord coming from behind the table I affixed one of those command chord things back there so now I don't have to dig behind the table every time I sew!

Here are some closeups
I used 30 count boxes (I work in a music store CDs come 30ct boxes) and taped them together and collaged them, the put various small supplies into empty tea canisters,that I painted.

this is the canisters on there sides and stacked they hold colored pencils, crayons and whatnot.

and the cork board that I painted a island scene on, and have emergency sewing supplies tacked to.

Then the inside of the sewing cart.

and the first closet, its one of those sliding door ones this side has a drawer thing holding my fabric stash and a book dump (like at the bookstore) that holds my yarn stash...  the other side has a filing cabinet, yep I put a filing cabinet in the closet!

here is a futonless wall,

this is the other closet it has blue container that holds my finished projects, a shelf with books and boxes of stationary and "memory stuff" and a shelf dedicated to kitchen stuff we use once a year.
notice there are handbags hanging from the door!

the most genious thing I came up with was that I got a three hole punch and unbound all my mags and whatnot, even the sewing machine manual, and filed them in binders, making it easier to see what I have and it helps that all those clip art books that I have no purpose for aren't always falling all over me!

then the computer part of the room!

So now our guests are going to mistakenly think I am organized, it's a joke I like to play on my friends.
I only wish I had before photos.

more completed craft rooms they are inspirational, or at least they were for me!





Show her yours...

thanks for looking!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / quick and easy bar on: June 29, 2007 06:42:19 PM
I took one of those dollar store plastic bookshelves that everyone has laying around, a large piece of fabric about 3 yards, and two loose shelves (like you get to put on wall mounted shelving units) and made this:

Basically I sandwiched the fabric between the two shelves, so it wouldn't slide around (it helps that the color of the shelf coordinates with the fabric),then folded and tucked it so it hung right.
No sew, actually it really didn't require much at all.
and you can store stuff under it, I mostly keep my tea supplies, but if we weren't such lushes we would store our excess alcohol under there like classy folk.

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / our aprons!! on: June 29, 2007 06:29:24 PM
So me and the boy love to cook and we never had any aprons so one day I was at Walmart:

The green one is mine his is the blue, but he never uses it and honestly I don't think he like the fabric but he's the type who won't admit it because he knows I worked hard on them and way so excited when I finished them. Maybe one day I'll make him a new more manly one!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Not crocheted, but this is where my hook book belongs, I think. on: June 29, 2007 06:18:15 PM
I sewed this, but it is very crochet related so I figured that this was the best place for it:

It has a measuring tape ribbon and a pocket for my scissors and stitch markers.

It was a little floppy aroundy then I added some batting, so now it is like a pillow with buckles that holds my hooks, and they don't fall out now!
7  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Sushi help in a hurry! on: April 13, 2007 08:46:41 AM
I told my friend that I would make sushi tonight. I know how, the problem is that I only have a couple sheets of nori in the freezer. Shocked
So I decided that maybe I could do a couple rolls with the nori I have and then make temarizushi (the balls), but I cant think of very may thing to make them with.
heres what I came up with so far:
 :-\asian pear prosuitto and cream cheese(i know weird huh it was on a recipe site and I was like why not?) Undecided
shrimp maybe
or chicken

any other suggestions?

The problem is that I have never done temarizushi and although it seems like its probably easier than rolls I am afraid that the ingreidients won't stay put. and these sushi are typically done with raw fish. I live in Kentucky and oddly enough we don't have many fishmongers. so I usually only do cooked fish.
I know this is a sooo weird request but it might be fun to see what you guys come up with.  I am going to the store in a couple hours.
this makes me think of a timed scavenger hunt...
thanks ahead of time!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / vogue 8019 on: April 06, 2007 03:45:58 PM
I  made a formal dress!
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / samosas sort of on: April 06, 2007 03:25:14 PM

Corinna's half assed Samosas

1 Package of refrigerator pizza dough

1 onion ,finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 potato, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1cup frozen peas
(add as many veggies as you like, you can even cut up a chicken breast and toss it in with good results)

2 tsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp ground mustard seed
11/4 cup water

cooking spray

Stir fry over med-high heat the oil, onion, and garlic until soft (5-8 min). Stir in potatoes, carrots, and peas, continue cooking for about (5 min). Stir in spices and water, bring to a boil. reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes until vegetables are tender and liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat and set aside.

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and preheat oven to 400 F
Roll out dough and divide into equal squares (Cool. Spoon filling into half of dough and fold other half over pinching closed forming a triangle.
Put samosas on the preped cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / My Awesome Halloween party on: April 06, 2007 11:35:40 AM
Me and my boyfriend hold an almost annual Halloween Party here are pics from the last one:
this is everyone who came they all looked awesome in there costumes!

This is me in my Medusa costume. the head dress is made from a bunch of plastic snakes attached to a visor, brim cut off, with floral wire. my fingers hurt so bad once I finally finished!

This is the boyfriend in his Waldo costume. He used a white tee shirt and some masking tape, and spray painted the stripes on. and the hat was crocheted by moi.

This is the Spider pinata that I made and we didn't bust, no one had the heart to.

Here are some of the decorations that I made...

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