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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Blog Publishers on: May 21, 2007 07:12:44 PM
I'm thinking of starting up a blog. What blog publishers do you use / have you used? What did you like/dislike about them? I'm hoping to eventually use this blog as a means of crafty promotion and also to maybe add some other authors.

Any feedback would be awesome. Even if that feedback is "there's no real difference, just pick one."

2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Plying with a Drop Spindle on: April 28, 2007 12:13:34 PM
I have two things I'm still kind of unsure about. any help would be awesome. Smiley

1) Is it OK to wind your un-set singles into a ball right off the spindle? Won't they get all crazy twisty and tangled?

2) When you're plying, do you really need to spin the spindle? Wouldn't the force of the existing spin in the yarn drive the spindle? I'm thinking just letting the spindle hang until it stops spinning on it's own would give you perfectly balanced yarn. Am I not considering something?

Thanks in advance.
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Dyeing Roving on: April 16, 2007 10:23:16 PM
When I try to "paint" my roving by pouring dye over it, the dye just kind of beads and rolls down to the bottom. Then all the dye pools at the bottom and mixes together. So I end up with stark white and mud. I read somewhere that beading means you haven't squeezed enough water out, but I squeeze as much as I can and it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Anybody have any suggestions? What's your favorite way to dye roving?
4  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Garden Scarf Problem Decifering Instructions on: May 04, 2006 01:02:33 AM
Could anyone clear up the Joining instructions. They don't make any sense to me. It seems like it wants me to keep my hook in the current flower, then go throught the old one, then go through the current one again. But things just don't bend that way.

Any help would be awesome.
5  CANADA / British Columbia / Vancouver - New Scrapbooking Store on: April 05, 2006 10:51:35 PM

   Just thought people might like to know that there is a new scrapbooking shop in Vancouver! It's at 2686 W. 4th Ave. That's just East of MacDonald.


There's an intro class on April 23 for only 5 bucks!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Heman Pillowcase Skirt on: March 19, 2005 08:08:25 PM
Tee Hee, I'm so happy with this skirt.

Just your typical pillowcase skirt, but I wanted to show it off anyways.

The only problem with it is that when I wear longer T-shirts, Heman has no head.

More info on my blog http://seamtheory.blogspot.com/2005/03/master-of-universe.html
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Skirt - Jean Recon with Contrast Pleat Inserts on: March 19, 2005 08:03:56 PM
Here's a skirt I just finished:

It's your standard jean recon, except before pleating and sewing on the lower part, I sewed in inserts of a contrasting fabric and topstitched the pleats. So now the flower fabric peeks out from behind the jean fabric.

I'm not really sure how I feel about it. Why does it look off?

Oh well, I still like the idea and it was fun to make.

I would love to hear any comments or critiques.

8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Gorey Clock on: January 05, 2005 09:05:05 PM
Here is my first completed clock.

The images came from my 2004 Glorious Nosebleed calendar. The words say "He exposed himself Lewdly." There's more information on my blog:


Any comments? I would love some feedback.

Thanks for looking.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Wedding Embroidery on: November 20, 2004 02:54:20 PM
   My cousin is getting married in a few weeks and I'd love to embroider something for the couple. Anyone have any brilliant ideas?  I was thinking of doing some pillowcases, one for the bride, one for the groom but I can't find any images I like. I'm looking for suggestions of mediums, images (stuff on the internet or stuff I could get my bf to draw) and/or nice sayings. They're a young couple so classic, funky, it's all good.

thanks in advance for any help.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help with shortening Mikado Fingerless Mitts on: September 24, 2004 12:00:31 PM
I really want to make these: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/mikado-gloves.html

However, I was hoping to modify the pattern so that they aren't as long. I'd like to them to come up to below my elbow.

Basically I'm not sure where in the pattern to start or how many to cast on. the pattern goes by rows not inches so I'm not sure how to figure it out. Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate any help.
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