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11  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Seen through my "Green Glass Door" ATC swap discussion on: December 02, 2006 02:10:38 PM
My family plays a game, "What is behind my green glass door?"

Of course in the beginning just figuring out simple objects was the goal. As we played the game longer we added adjectives and descriptions. It became almost poetic.

Here are a few examples:

three butterflies flitting merrily

beefy buffaloes running freely

eighteen putting greens getting chopped

Of course, these would make great ATC ideas, too.

What do you think? Would anyone want to do a swap?

How many cards, how long would it take?

As a bit of fun, to get into the swap, you have to send me a list of three objects that would actually be seen through the green glass door. Anyone who knows already the key, "No telling newbies," let them guess.

So if someone posted coffee, tea, hot cocoa, the answer is yes to coffee but no to tea and hot cocoa. BUT NO explanation, let them have fun figuring it out Wink

And, each person would have to come up with three objects no one else came up with yet. So the longer you decide the more objects that would be taken.

Anyone interested?

okay here is the topic for swap members:

I'm taking signups!
12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Crafty Squid -- she has enough "hands" to do everything on: November 21, 2006 07:55:46 PM
This is my first design of a amigurumi! (my second amigurumi ever)

I made this for Ptarmic Wampus in a private swap. The fabric is made by Ptarmic Wampus for my hoodie. So I asked her to send me a swatch.

It arrived with three dots. So I thought what could I do with it?  Huh Paint it!

Then I chose a yarn that would look like paint spatters (at least that's what my painting clothes look like - multi-colored dots and spots!)

And of course Crafty Squid is knitting a sweater while painting, and the little sweater has multiple sleeves and is shaped just like a squid shape Wink

And another tentacle is sewing with a needle.

Oh! how I wish I had so many tentacled "hands" to craft all that I want to do!

For the tentacles, I used a special technique that made them round and really curly!

This was fun to make, and I hope you all enjoy seeing it as much as I had making it!
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My nautie made into a hermie! on: September 08, 2006 06:08:56 PM
Okay, I'm proud of hermit crab I created for Ocean Friends Swap, so I'm sharing it here, too.


side view:

So what do you think?
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / hermit crab wristie! on: September 08, 2006 06:03:51 PM
Okay, I'm so proud of myself. I was in the ocean friends swap and my partner wanted a wristie purse. Her favorite creature of the sea is the Hermit crab.

I made it with pin-on shells, so they can be changed as desired. (One of the cool things about Hermit Crabs is that they change shells as they outgrow them, so I had to give Hermie new shells to grow into. . .)

I didn't take pictures of the wristie without shells, but there is a whole, naked, hermit crab there. I bought a design of the hermit crab in a shell, then removed the shell and digitized the rest of the body. 

On the reverse side is an embroidered picture of a seahorse, starfish.
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / eating a Japanese diet -- need help! on: July 02, 2006 08:11:13 PM
Hi, I've using the book Japanese women don't get old or fat as a guide to eating better and losing weight. You can see the book at amazon (link provided for convenience).


I found that this diet works best for me because I have food allergies to milk, wheat, and corn. And I have a blood type of "O" which makes most of the Japanese diet similar to the food I need to eat.

My problem is finding the food. I live in Bucks County PA, near Montgomery county to the west and Hunterdon County NJ to the east. Would anyone know of Asian markets near there?

Second best help would be online sources. I've googled, but I just don't know which companies to trust for freshness and quality. So many have pictures but not much in the way of descriptions.

Since my life seems to be on the line for this, I'm trying so hard to learn Asian cooking and mindset. A buddy or two who cook this way and can describe the ingredients would be so helpful.

PM if you prefer, but I'd really appreciate some recipes, especially for breakfast. I'm tired of miso soup for breakfast. Need some fresh ideas. . .

many thanks!
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Help choosing glue for sponge to plastic on: July 01, 2006 07:06:57 PM

I bought a wonderful <fill the handle with soap and wash your dishes with the sponge end> tool. And it came with three heads with sponges glued on.

Well the sponges lasted about 2 weeks each, and then disintegrated. I buy really nice sponges 10 for a dollar. Now that the sponges are gone, I'm thinking I could really just glue a new sponge on the head.

So the glue has to be waterproof. And it has to hold up to the heat of dishwater, about 140 degrees F.

And knowing me, easy to use, or I'll glue myself to everything  Grin

Any ideas?

Thanks everyone!

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