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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Are these flowers on the pants too much? on: April 10, 2009 01:26:51 AM
I think they're gorgeous. And I love your shoes!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: firefox in X stitch on: October 14, 2008 12:15:09 PM
That's awesome!!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Handstitched fly (free translated) on: June 03, 2008 04:39:24 AM
I love it! It looks very nice. Also, I have a seam on a skirt I need to repair, for which this would be perfect. Could you please explain how it's done?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: my super awesome tiled colorful crazy bedroom wall on: February 08, 2007 04:53:01 AM
That's brilliant! What a great way to jazz up a boring room! How'd you attach the squares? Did you use wallpaper glue or something?
5  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Homemade Oreo Cookies on: July 10, 2006 04:28:12 AM
Hmmm! I so want to make these! Tongue

I have just one question: I live in the Netherlands and I'm wondering if any of you know something that's similar to or a substitute for shortening. (I looked it up in my Collins Cobuild and it says its a kind of cooking fat. Yeah, but what kind of? I mean, butter and oil are also cooking fat, right?) Thnx!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Abbreviated Subversive Cross-Stitch (first attempt) on: July 05, 2006 02:31:49 PM
We Treasure Friends
haha, LOL!

sj1974, I think your projects look great in its little frame. I find it real difficult to find nice frames, which is a bummer. So credits to your husband for finding this one!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / A bee and a banana... First finished projects! on: July 05, 2006 01:26:03 PM
Hi y'all,

I read this article about crafting (embroidery in particular) in a Dutch newspaper awhile ago and it got me totally inspired to start crafting! So I've been hooked on reading this forum ever since (lurker! Cheesy). My first two projects are now finished so I just thought I'd share them with you.

The first one is a Subversive Cross Stitch pattern that I made for my sister. I think the classic frame contrasts nicely w/ the subversive message.


The second thing I made is the Andy Warhol banana from a Velvet Underground cd cover.
I made it for a friend whom I haven't seen for a while because she moved to the States.

I made this from a pattern I made by uploading a picture to the Knit Pro web app (http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/). I was then busy stitching yellow and black for two weeks! Btw, this picture was taken before washing and ironing as you can see.

Well, thanks for looking, I hope you like!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: raising silkworms and spinning suri fleece on: July 02, 2006 12:07:52 PM
I used to work in a silkmuseum and have raised silkworms for about three years. We fed the little worms cut-up mulberry leaves, that had been washed and dried prior to cutting if they were dirty due to rain or something. Once the worms got bigger we fed them whole leaves. We used to transfer them using soft paintbrushes when they were small, and our hands once they got bigger. Always wash your hands before going near the worms! They are very prone to catch disease.

Also, they are very sentsitive to odours (don't wear perfume), water (always dry leaves before feeding to the worms) and loud noises. If they are exposed to these things they won't die immediately, but once they are fully grown they won't be able to start spinning their cocoon and start their transformation, so they'll eventually die a very sad death... :-(

Also, for the best silk: feed your worms w/ just mulberry leaves. If u feed 'm different stuff (we tried cabbage a.o.), the quality of the silk won't be as good, and also it won't come off in one long thread. But, since u're going to let them hatch, it won't do that anyway.

Well, I could go on and on about these lovely creatures for hours, but I won't bore you with any more details. Good luck with raising yours, and let us know how they turn out!
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