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1  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Raffle to benefit Make a Wish- DEADLINE NOV 30 on: November 05, 2008 12:55:22 PM
Hey all. The Reno Roller Girls are currently collecting donations for our Christmas Ball Raffle which will benefit The Make a Wish foundation. I was thinking that a basket of handmade items would be a huge hit.

If you are business, we will gladly give you a reciept. Attach your business card! If you are an individual, THANK YOU!

Please PM me with any questions. I am requesting that donations arrive by November 30. The event is on December 6.
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / My Fancy Kitty on: August 27, 2008 05:33:06 PM
So, there's a new drum carder on the market, handmade with hardwoods and at a decent price! Since I have been considering drum carders, I took a deep breath and bought one. I will let you all know how it is when I get it, but I couldn't really beat the $299 price! Brand New! It's made by fiber folks so they really seem to know what a person wants in a fiber tool, and when I sent him emails (after my purchase) he answered back, which is something I consider VERY important from a business but unlikely from a large company. Anyway, they can be found at www.fancy-kitty.com I bought the kitten, but you shoould see the big kitty! all carved and inlaid with pretty woods...I couldn't afford that one.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A knitting story on: May 18, 2008 04:30:47 PM
Can't remember if I posted the hat I made out of yarn I spun several months ago. To catch you up, it looked a little something like this:

But I wasn't worried because I knew that it would make a SUPER CUTE felted hat. Right?

Superwash. Forgot. It doesn't felt. So, rather than waste a perfectly good bunch of yarn, I took it apart. And made these. Of course, it's far too hot to wear them right now, but I have plenty more yarn to make another pair!! Whee!

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Monkey madness on: March 17, 2008 11:26:30 PM
I've been on a monkey kick lately. I'm having trouble with photobucket. So I have had to paste links.

this one my mom adopted right away (she has never asked for one of my monkeys before) and named her Rizzo.

For some reason, I can't seem to upload the newest monkey, but here's a link to a picture:

5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday 1-11-08 on: January 10, 2008 11:10:01 PM
Sorry guys, i just couldn't wait! i'm only 45 minutes off...

First, some roving I dyed up with Kool Aide. It's on the wheel right now. I'm calling it rainbow sherbert

This one is Spunky Eclectic's FOTM for November "Pie for everyone"

December's FOTM "Party Dress"

And Oct. "Goblin Eyes"

I also spun up a fat skein of "brown" I'm a spining fool. They are all worsted weight.
6  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Bust your stash-Help a critter! on: September 29, 2007 01:15:12 PM
Today I discovered an animal care need that I think I can help fill. Over the past several months, ferret rescues around the counrty have been responding to the shut down of a large breeding facility that left over 800 animals homeless. (if you google DMK rescue, there's a youtube video that details the farm. *shudder*)

How can we help? they need soft fabric. Used is fine. no holes, no strings. 8" x 18". It does not have to be hemmed.  I'm going to head to the thrift store and see what I can find. I bet old flannel sheets can be cut up too! For more information, here is the website. http://www.ohioferretrescue.com/

I am working with someone in the Reno area, but I bet the ferret rescue in your area is involved with helping too.
7  UNITED STATES / Nevada / Reno Crafty Group! on: September 09, 2007 06:40:29 PM
HI! I recently relocated to Reno and as of today finally set up a crafty group. or, at least I started working on it. Please PM me if you are interested in receiveing an invite. Once there is more than just me involved, we'll start meeting each month and hanging out to talk crafts. The concept was started in San Diego by my friend Nicole, and she allowed me take her idea to branch off into a Reno Chapter. Actually, I never would have found Craftster without that group!

The Bad Girls of Craft was something I looked forward to every month because we all shared our projects and ideas. It was supportive, inspirational, and fun! In fact, I wish I had started it yesterday because I had a conversation at Wal Mart today with a gal about embroidery floss, and I would have loved to have invited her to join! There is no membership fee and no prerequisites. And yes, you can come out and play if you are not a Girl and you are not living in Reno. All are welcome.

hope to hear from you soon!
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / I bought a loom! on: May 02, 2007 05:09:26 PM
I bought this loom last week, and today, in a fit of determination, I carried it from my car, up the stairs and into my apartment. Now I just need to learn to use it!

It's an 8 harness Gilmore "Sample Loom" that used to belong to Mr Gilmore, himself. I should quit posting and go play with it!

I also bought all her accessories. I think I have enough to be weaving for awhile...

9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Soapy Horror on: March 16, 2007 04:27:42 PM
So, as per usual, I had been procrastinating on wrapping and labelling my soap. It's tough sometimes because there so much fun stuff going on at home and I haven't seen my coffee table in several months and, well, I have the attention span of a puppy.

This week I am dog sitting. And I saw a perfect opportunity to get things done as I had three batches that were cured and ready for trimming and wrapping.

I sat down last night to wrap the last batch, one that happens to be my best seller, and I discovered something positively horrifying.

The dogs peed on my soap.
I had to throw out the whole batch. I want to be sick over it. I'm sure in a few days I will be laughing.

Anyone else have a story?
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Post first spun here? (image heavy) on: February 15, 2007 04:38:11 PM
Correct me (or delete me...) if I am wrong, but I see a lot of individual posts about first-spun fibers. So, I thought it might be cool to have one topic spot where we can all post that stuff. then new people can see where the old spinsters have been, and we can all admire how talented the new people are. in one spot. yes, no, maybe so? I love fiber Fridays because I can go directly there to see what people have spun throughout the week, and the get to know your fellows thread is GREAT. so, um, here's mine. Love to see yours.

So I started spinning about three years ago but have only recently become obsessed with it (thanks Craftster...) here is my very first bit of handspun:

This is my first bit without help. I had to give you two angles because it's really snarly:

I keep them in a cabinet I painted to remind me of where I have come from. I'm thinking  when I start spinning what I dye, it will bring more color to the display.

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