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1  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Crafty meetings in Roanoke, VA? on: December 29, 2008 01:25:53 PM
Hey all!  I was wanting to see if any of you guys on here would want to meet up at the Rke Co. Library or something similar every so often to hang out and craft.  I'd love to meet other crafty people in the area and have some fun and inspire each other.  I saw a couple of post from a couple of years ago, but figured I'd start one to see if there was any new interest.  I do or will try just about any craft there is, but mostly I knit, sew, and recycle junk into new, crazy things.  Anyone interested?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Stephan Jenkins Rasterbation on: March 14, 2008 08:54:19 PM
This is what I did tonight....

I found a picture on the internet and went to this website (if anyone knows what it is Huh) and the website did the work for me.  Then I just taped them up to the wall and make the edges kinda all over the place so that my mistakes while cutting etc. wouldn't show as bad and it would look like it was on purpose.  (The hubby's idea)  I then painted strips on the wall around it to make like a really big frame.  Well, hope you enjoy, I love the feedback!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Third Eye Blind on: March 12, 2008 09:20:22 PM
I am so excited to finally post in this section.  I've been so inspired by all the embroidery that I wanted to try it out and I am now totally hooked.  So the hubby and I are big third eye blind fans...yes, even 10 years later.  And we have just got our first house that we are hoping to stay in for a while and we are wanting to turn our basement into a game room, with the main theme to be bands.  Well, I decided to print off a picture of a sign they have onto the computer fabric you feed into the printer.  And some satin stitch later you get this........

I know...the wrinkles are killing me.  I ironed the hell out of that thing and can't get them out.  So a question for all you embroidery masters...I left the backing on the fabric paper b/c the fabric itself is so thin you can't get hardly anything through there without making huge holes and making really bad stitches.  I really like the idea of printing onto fabric to embroider, so is there anything out there for doing that?  But I'd love to hear any feedback and suggestions!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / My new Street Lamp! on: March 09, 2008 04:48:26 PM
I was at work the other day and we had ran out of paper so I changed it out and was left with a long heavy cardboard tube.  All of a  sudden a light went off and I decided that I needed a new floor lamp and this was going to be the perfect base.  So I took 2 of them and duck taped them together and decoupaged over it with some random green paper I had laying around.  I then built a base out of 2x4's and drawer pulls for the feet.

Then I decoupaged the bottom and painted the feet.  I also added hemp along the edges to try and finish it off a little more.  I then found one of those paper balls I bought years ago at Ikea.  And volia and street lamp......

Feedback always welcome!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Fill-In stitches? on: February 20, 2008 10:59:56 AM
I'm sorry if this has been asked, but I couldn't find it.  I am getting ready to start on my first embroidery projects and I'm looking for some really great fill stitches.  I know about satin stitch, but want some variety so that I can learn more.  Nothing too advanced since I am a newb, but any help would be great!  Thanks!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Boatneck Purplebell on: February 12, 2008 05:36:32 PM
I just finished my boatneck bluebell from Fitted knits.  I used size 3 needles and doubled Rowan felted tweed.  It took about a month for the whole thing.  But there at the end I was getting pretty board and would jump from one thing to another.  I blocked it but not too pleased with the way it ended up after blocking so I'm going to try again.  I really like it though.  It's not the most flattering, but I'm hoping after the re-blocking it will be better.  I made it a 3/4 length sleeve rather than the long sleeves now that it's getting warmer so that I can wear it for more time out of the year.  Well, on to the pictures......

The color is closer on these next ones...

Love to hear your comments!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old window into Picture Collage! on: February 12, 2008 04:50:20 PM
I was out walking around where I work during lunch and saw this place that sold old windows (among other things) and had to get some no matter what the DH would say.  I knew it would be perfect in our house once I figured out what it should be.  Well a little bit of sanding, some stenciling, and some photo corners later this is what I got...

Here is a close up.....

I know it still looks like all the paint is going to be on my floor, but I actually sanded off all the loose paint and old wood and everything that's there is hopefully there to stay.  Well hope you enjoyed!  Comments always welcome!
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Good yarn down south? on: March 30, 2007 08:15:19 AM
Hey!  I am leaving to go on a cruise in about a week and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good places to get some more unique yarn in Cozumel, the Grand Cayman, Key West, or Charleston?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wine cork/chalk board!! on: March 22, 2007 06:31:23 PM
Hey all!  This was originally a mirror but with the help of my oh so cleaver dad, it is now a corkboard and chalkboard.  I got it from hobby lobby for about $4, and the mirror in the background was broke.  The second I saw it I knew what it's true potential could be!  So we took the back of it off and removed the mirror (which of course I saved for future fun) and added a piece of plywood to the back of it.  From there I spent a movie and a TV show cutting all these wine corks in half (with a utility knife might I add) and glued them on with some Elmer's Ultimate Glue, then I sprayed the other squares with chalkboard paint....and ta-da now I bring you this ultra fun wino message center!  Now I must think of some great tacks for it.  What do you guys thing?

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / PCStitch Pro or 7?? on: March 12, 2007 07:10:37 PM
I am really interested in getting one of these programs.  I am a big knitter and love to cross-stitch, but can't find good cross-stitching patterns that are worth my time.  Can anyone explain the difference of these two programs or if there is another one out there that would be even better.  My main use will be taking pictures and turning them into relatively simple projects so I don't need to worry about anything too high speed.  Any reviews would be greatly appreciated!!  Thanks!
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