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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Spinning older fiber on: June 13, 2012 06:42:41 PM
So today I was at the dump and set aside in the store/salvage area I happened to find 5 garbage bags of prepared white wool roving ready to spin, a few bags of mixed, dyed bits of fiber, a full washed fleece and another bag of locks. I couldn't even believe by eyes, and I even made my wonderful trusting friend that was with me take a whiff all the while asking her "does it smell like sheep?Huh Does it?" The date on the washed fleece says it is from 1997. I am not sure how old the rest of it is but it appears to be in good shape. Is there a way to tell if it is still "good" and is there an expiration date on something like this? I hope not because I feel like today was one of those truly lucky, random, blessed days! Thanks all!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / A bunch of pretty earrings and bracelets for gifts on: December 21, 2008 10:12:31 AM
Hi Everyone! So I made all of my coworkers gifts this year- actually I made the gifts and need to pick out which girl to give them to, so maybe you guys could help me out with a few opinions? The dragonfly bracelet, fairy earrings, stitch markers, and the square glass bracelet are all ready chosen for specific people, but which other ones do you think are the best? I would LOVE some help here! Thanks everyone!

stitch markers

fresh water pearls and amethyst earrings

Jasper, wood, and marcasite/glass earrings

glass and marcasite pendant, marcasite earrings and marcasite/amethyst earrings

millefiore earrings

Bracelets- glass, freshwater pearl, jasper, millefiore, amethyst

Sorry this post is so crazy long!

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Question about resin- or HELP, my tarantula just died~ on: August 27, 2008 06:17:30 PM
My pet tarantula recently passed away. I have always said that I wanted to encase her in resin when she did pass. DOes anyone have any idea how to go about this? What sort of resin should I use? Does she need to be dried? How do I do this??! Any help would be appreciated! Hope this is taken in the right way- I really did love her, but I want to appreciate her from a scientific standpoint too (I would never stuff a dog/cat etc. so don't worry!)
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Muu muu to pretty frida-esque skirt with bonus wrap pants to boot! on: July 03, 2008 06:30:56 PM
So I found this beautiful, albeit HUGE dress at my favorite old lady thrift store and saw the potential, so I lopped off the top, sewed a casing, added a little draw string and viola- skirt that reminds me of frida. I also made these sweet wrap pants that are all the rage. They are super fat in the leg, but very comfy! Thanks for checking 'em out!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Wee Fairy garden, or what I did instead of go to school today ;-) on: April 24, 2008 01:28:51 PM
So I have been dying to make one of these lately. I do a small container herb garden every year, and this year I thought I would use it to invite some of the "little people" in. So without further ado, my little fairy garden- I made it in a large metal wash tub, almost all of the plants are edible herbs except for three, I made the house out of a hallow tube of bark covered in old mushrooms (window box), the fence is woven willow branches, and everything else is thrifted. For scale my fairy is about 4 inches tall. Enjoy!

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Retro print red apron with rickety rack joy! on: March 08, 2008 05:07:43 PM
Here is my brandy-new apron I made from this cute fabric off of e-bay. Sorry bout the close-up pic- it's upside down and I'm a huge dork, I know! Anyway, hope you like it!
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The whole she-bang!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Queen of hearts on: September 10, 2007 06:06:18 PM
Well, for those of you who remember this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=185169.0
I ended up making THIS and wearing it to the wedding! Same pattern as the other one, but different fabric, added bias tape, and a pretty matching button from my stash. I LOVE this pattern! Hope you like, and thanks for looking! Ciao!



And the whole shebang!

8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Magenta, suede, BUTTERFLIES!! on: September 06, 2007 08:42:23 PM
Ok, so I have NO idea where I got these but I've had them for like 10 years. What the heck can I do with these little beauties? Any thoughts?
Thanks, y'all!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Placemats are just so darn versatile! on: September 03, 2007 04:01:22 PM
So I've made my share of placemat purses, so now I made placemat curtains! Ok, no great feat... I just bought these three rad placemats at target for like 4 buck each, slit open each end a little, and inserted a curtain rod between the back and front. VIOLA! Instant valance for 12 bucks and all in less than 2 minutes! Just thought it was a cool idea to pass on! Ciao.

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Star light star bright, first dress that fits tonight! on: July 23, 2007 09:05:56 PM
I actually made an item of clothing. That fits. That I may ACTUALLY wear! HOORAY! So I am 6 feet tall, not thin (read size 14) and am a bit muscle-ey due to my job as a slave (read landscaper) so needless to say dresses that fit, flatter and don't make me look like a drag queen are few and far between. I have been holding on to new look 6557 for a while and here are the results (With a few minor modifications)! Thanks for looking. Oh, and I want to make another one in the second fabric for a wedding I am going to this weekend. Ciao!

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