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21  California / California: South / An Opportunity I found in the OC craigslist on: January 14, 2008 01:08:34 AM
Just thought I would share this...check it out...

22  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / "On the bias" help with pattern...well sewing in general on: January 12, 2008 12:35:01 PM
Let me start of with an explanation. I'm a weirdo about needing to know "why" about rules before I am willing to participate in them.

For example, I am testing a pattern out on some creepy cloth...New Look 6464 and it shows me cutting the fabric pieces out at a 45 degree angle to the fabric grain.

First, is this "on the bias" because its diagonal to the grain, or is with the grain "on the bias"

Second...why does it matter. I would be saving SOOOOO much fabric if I cut it the other way. Ok, maybe not so much, but it goes against what my gut tells me to do. What difference does it make how I cut my pattern pieces?

Sorry if there is already a post about this. I made a moderate search and didnt find an answer.
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Am I doing it wrong? I put the hook through the back??? on: January 07, 2008 02:27:46 PM
Ok, so I thought I knew how to crochet...lols. I have done several hats now, and they all look allright...but just now I went and looked at some more advanced stitches and in all those videos I notice the person putting the hook through the front of the stitch where I'm pretty sure I put it through the back. Is this completely wrong or just another way of doing it. I'm so confused.

Ok...I just made a few rows and they looked the same to me either front or back.

Is there something I'm missing? Will it mess me up down the road?

Off to research the FAQ's...
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Does anyone need a size US: N hook? on: December 26, 2007 03:33:47 PM
I'm sorry if this isn't allowed. I looked over the rules and didn't see anything in particular, and feel if anywhere this is the place....

Anyway. I accidentally bought a size N hook today when I didn't realize that I already had one. Rather than go through the hassle of going all the way back to the store for my $1.50 I was wondering if any of you lovelies would like to do a personal swap of sorts for it?

Mods, if this is a no no feel free to tell me, or if there is a better place to post this let me know.

Otherwise pm me if you would like to trade!
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / How do you make roundish earflaps that arent triangles??? on: December 17, 2007 07:50:46 PM
So I have been making hats with the earflaps on them recently kind of following patterns but kind of just making it up as I go to...but the earflaps I have been making always end up more like triangles than rounded on the bottom like I want. Does anyone know how to fix that?
26  California / California: South / Crafting in the OC??? on: November 09, 2007 03:01:04 PM
Ok, so I'm a midwestern girl that has been teleported to the OC area due to boy situations and other such shenanigans. I live with other peoples family. My situation is looking bleak. On top of that, most people I have met so far don't appreciate crafty things as much as the seemed to out in Chicago.


Help my find my way through all these palm trees and fake boobies!

(no offense to any one with fake boobies)
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / A different kind of Notecard/stationary swap on: July 16, 2007 04:38:06 PM
So, it all starts when I'm in borders getting in a little nerd healing the other day as I am perusing the stationary section...and I really want everything they have but considering I am saving money for my big move to California....I cant have any.

This makes me cranky

So I think back to my good old craftster days (oh how I have missed you) to some ephemera swaps I have done...and the idea hits me

Don't get me wrong, I doubt this is strikingly original...

There would be 21 participants...
Each of us would purchase a pack of notecards, or stationary...something letter write (you get my point) and we would send one to each of the other 20 participants.

Some of the participants would probably want the notecards to send along themselves, so those you would leave blank and maybe just put a little note inside, while others might want the different cards for doing ATC's or other crafts, and those you could write a little hello inside...

What do you all think? The end result should be each of us with a stationary set for all different occasions, people, reasons, whatevers!

Maybe each participant will have one or two specific buddies to send something else to as well...something personal or maybe a container for all of these lovely notecards, or some stickers...something

Let me know if you guys have any more ideas for this.
28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / World of Warcraft Swap Gallary on: November 26, 2006 07:15:28 PM
OK, I made one. I will add all the appropriate info here once I am done with some of my homework  Undecided
29  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / World of Warcraft swap Closed---Sendouts EXTENDED TO 12/7 on: October 17, 2006 09:05:11 PM
Swap name: World of Warcraft Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: evilsarah

Date to send item by: 12/07/06

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 25

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? nope
If so, which country? --

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages, please get parental permission!

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:
Craftster is the land of people addicted to weird internet fun. How can we possibly leave out World of Warcraft. We will be crafting items for fellow players of this awesome time wasting whore of a game, and showing some warcraft love. Feel free to sign up if you want to represent some one like A) your wowing significant other or B) anyone else you might know that plays the game until their eyes dry up. This is my first bout as an organizer, so were going to keep this swap smaller. One medium/large item, and then maybe a small item or two, depending on that first item you send will be awesome. Items related to the game are acceptable, as are items crafted to help one as they play the game.

Some Inspiration:

Lorac's Murloc Hat by Scribble 
A fun apron by Nymeria
toque's bad ass plushie
A fun sticker--this websight has all kinds of gamer fun
Tauren Shaman / Minotaur Plushie!
The Nerdlace

Also, not to give anything away, but answers in questionares so far might get your juices working, such as customised seatcovers, or wrist-rests. Thing simply to go on or around the computer while you WOW your life away could be cool.

Lograph some where on here mentions a Leroy Jenkins Tea Cozy. Tee hee hee.

The Idea Thread!

Also, if you can think of anything that I might have forgotten to put in here, let me know.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: World of Warcraft swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
What character(s) do you play, and on what server?
Are you in a guild? If so, which?
Are you swapping for you, or for a friend (for those of you with WoW buddies)?
Other than craftster and Wow, got any other quirky addictions?
What crafts do you do?
Any allergies?
Do you have anything in your house (cats...smoke...nerdy little brothers?) one might be allergic to?
What would you like to receive?
What wouldn't you like to receive?
Favorite colors?
Favorite Symbols/Themes?
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?

Blue Crossout=Feedback Given

Approved Swappers:
1. evilsarah...yep thats me!
2. Nymeria--on hold
3. mrs_cunningham
4. msalowishus
5. motleycruiser[/s]

7. sarahpanda




Nymeria------------->mrs_cunningham---Change of Plans!

Send date is officially 11/30, but please just let me and your partner know if you are having holiday related issues, or poo any time related issues.

Gallery: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135564.0
30  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / How to help my chilly apartment??? on: October 12, 2006 11:13:44 PM
I live in a really old 3 flat building. It's made of brick. It's cold, and gas bills get silly.

I know most of the cold comes in from the back door (we can SEE the cracks around it) and the windows (Almost all of the walls are COVERED in windows...cold cold windows).

Today I was thinking I would look into making some thermal-type curtains for them. I already plan on shrink-wrapping the windows when it gets a little colder, or at least is winter for sure. My boyfriend is a smoker, and I am not, and it is good to open the windows some times if I can.

Anyway, before I go out there in search of the perfect "thermal" material, I thought I would run it past you smart ladies (and men...all 3 of you) to see if you have any knowledge nuggets.

Also, the walls are cold. I am almost tempted to coat the whole apartment in rugs and tapestries all castle style.

Any other cold-busting know how would be awesome.
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