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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Printing a Mirrored Image w/ a Mac?????? on: February 10, 2007 05:15:28 PM
I feel so dumb right now.  I don't usually use a mac but my PC at home is soooo slow so I am borrowing a friends mac.  How, when using Word, do I get it to print a mirrored image for a mac?  I'm a dummy.  Thanks for you time!
2  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Sending crafts to raise money for an auction for cancer treatment: on: November 06, 2006 01:01:36 PM
Hi guys! 
My friend Jason has a very advanced form of cancer and needs items for an auction he is having to raise money for his cancer treatment on the 17th of November.  He has to raise $80,000 for his specialised treatment in Arizona because his insurance will only cover treatment in California.  I was wondering if anyone would be interested in crafting for this great cause.  If you would like information on it you can find it here:

or just in case you need a myspace account to see the link I'll post the text below. 
I could collect the pieces and send them to the required address myself or you can pm me for the address and I will send it to you or email Denise on the myspace link and she will give you the address to send the items. 
Here's the text I promised:

Hello Friends, Family and Supporters!

I write with news...some good and some very hopeful, but there are hurdles in our path. It seems that the various types of chemotherapy that Jason has undergone have only been nominally successful at removing the cancer from his body and if you are at all familiar with cancer, you know that nominal success is not success. We did receive a mix bag of news at Jason's last visit to the oncologist. It seems that his liver and brain are looking good in terms of the cancer, but his lungs have tumors that have died back, some that have disappeared completely, some that have grown and a few new tumors as well. Interpret this information as you will, neither his physician nor I am quite sure of what this means. The great news is that for now, Jason's brain and liver are doing well which means that we are getting there. Because the commonly used forms of chemotherapy are not currently working Jason and I have cast our net of hope farther afield again and found a location in Scottsdale, Arizona that we have heard many good things about from cancer survivors in the valley. We went to a medical center in Arizona two weeks ago and Jason was thrilled with the way the staff treated him, and most importantly, VERY interested in the success they've had with cancer and hopeful about what they can do for him. However, much like the treatment in Indianapolis this summer, the cost is a factor as this treatment is not covered by his insurance which only covers care in California. The price tag on this treatment? $80,000. Daunting? Absolutely. Impossible? Never.

This is where you become an integral part of this process...once again! On Friday November 17th, 2006 we will be having a Crab Feed and Silent Auction with a goal of raising $40,000 for Jason to begin treatment. This is absolutely possible and will be an evening of food, fun, and friends. There are so many of you out there who have supported us in so many ways and this is a great opportunity for us to finally meet face to face and a chance for me to thank each of you individually for the part you have played in Jason's and my life over the course of the last year.

We need you to make this happen. We are hoping to sell 350 tickets to the event and have plenty of auction items up for bid. If you would like to purchase tickets to this event they are $50 each, or a table of 8 is available for $350. We are also offering sponsored tables for $350 for individuals or companies who would like to contribute but way not be able to attend. Sponsored tables will prominently display your name, company information and any other info that you'd like. These seats will allow Jason's friends and other cancer patients who would not otherwise be able to attend to share this night with us.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets they are available at Fresno Motorsports on Blackstone north of Olive; on the web at www.jasongarcia.org; and by personal delivery by calling 559.441.7258 and leaving a message which will be promptly returned.

We are also looking for donations to the silent auction and would love to pick up any items you may have for us through the contact information listed above.

We know we can do this and hope to see you at the crab feed! Please join us for a night of all-you-can-eat crab, complimentary wine and lots of fun!

And please help me spread the word about this event by forwarding this message to everyone you know!

3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Just a quick question... pricing opinion: on: November 02, 2006 12:11:37 PM
Hey guys!  I have a quick question.  I forgot to interface the back fabric of this purse but I wanted to go ahead and list it on Etsy.  What do you think a good markdown price would be for this purse from $40?
Thanks!!!!  I appreciate you guys so much.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Birdy Bird Purse on: November 02, 2006 11:33:02 AM
I finished this one quite a while ago but I finially got the photos onto photobucket.  My computer at home is super slow and it's the only one I can load any photographs into.  So I spent a while talking with my friend on the phone while I waited for the pictures to load and here we go.  :-)  Please let me know what you think.
I will admit I did something dumb though... I forgot to put interfacing in the back and only realised it once the purse (which took me quite a long time (12 hrs) to do cuase I had to figure out where to place the birdy and how to construct him - where the clouds would go... turned the living room into a sea of fabric and children's books... blablabla).  Ouch.
But here he is... Samuel.  :-)
Here is the front:

The back:

And the inside:

Please let me know what you think :-)
Thanks guys!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Why I made it and then forgot it I don't know... (PIC HEAVY) on: October 23, 2006 02:57:07 PM
So, I made a purse on friday to sell as merch for a show I was playing.  I am starting to get used to the form so I could bang it out pretty quickly but then I did the dumbest thing ever... I forgot my box of merch.  Cds, t-shirts, everything, sitting on my living room floor at home.  I was so busy trying to beat the Nashville traffic that I walked out without my merch.  Awesome sauce.  Oh well, there's always next time.
The funniest part was that when I was on stage rhambling about how I'd never done anything that dumb before I looked into my gear box and saw 10 cds.  I had started a song and then screamed out... hey look!  You can buy cds after all!  I have some I stashed away right here.
So... after all that tyraid... here is the purse I made and then forgot :-)  And another I made a while ago.  :-)

:-)  kat
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Covering the walls in fabric... color suggestions & monitary questions... on: September 28, 2006 02:19:33 PM
So... I'm in the middle of arranging and designing for my music room/craft room and I want to make it sort of have a theatery vibe.  Lot's of fabric.  So... I was thinking about covering one wall in fabric (we can't paint) (the wall is about 9 feet by 6 or 7 feet) there is a huge mirror on the opposite wall and I was thinking fabric on either end of the mirror would be awesome... and then I was thinking about taking tan muslin and screan printing it with burds and some decorative lines... or birds sitting on a wire to make the window curtains. 
Now... the bad part... I am poor.  I was thinking red or morron fabric maybe (I am totally open to suggestions if you have any) but what inexpensive options do I have to make these dramatic?  And... how much fabric do you think I will end up needing?  (I was thinking about going to a hardware store and buying pvc tubing to make the curtain rods).
Any tips and suggestions would be AMAZING!  :-)
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Ultrasuede vs. Microsuede on: September 22, 2006 12:44:51 PM
So I have a question... I want to make the no sew skirt pattern available on marthastewart.com/blueprint but ultrasuede is bloomin' expensive... which I didn't quite expect... however... I see that at fashionfabricsclub.com there is a much cheeper product called microsuede... also made with 100% polyester.  I was wondering if any of you knew the difference?
And as always... THANKS!
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / I'm doing the pink pout. (fabric question) on: September 13, 2006 02:48:22 PM
So... I have a customer (my best customer actually - my only super steady customer really) that has requested a custom pink "kat jones" purse from me (by "kat jones" I mean that it will have a patch on it to support the music - she mostly buys cds and t-shirts from me) anyways... I don't have any pink fabric.  I'm not much of a pink girl but I was wondering if y'all had seen any rad mostly pink or pink accents, sort of "indie" rock looking fabric out there?  Mostly what I've found is pretty SUPER girly (butterflies and stuff).

Here's a version of the last one I sent her but it was red with tiny white polkadots on it.  Some stipes sewn into it and the cutest yellow button I've ever seen.  I wish I'd taken a picture first.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  My brain has melted under the flourecent lights and stollen my inspiration from me.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Dia De Los Muertos Journal on: September 11, 2006 09:12:00 AM
This is my second journal of this style.  I love it when I can fill a journal up and look at my pocketbook (which says I can't afford a new one) and realise that I can make my own.  What a consept!
So this is the result.  I made a couple of mistakes on this version that I didn't make on the last one I did (which I'll post later).  I think it's mainly because I tried to cram too much paper into the design.  But I do love it.  The ribbons are highly impractical but it reminds me sooo much of a pinata (imagine a tilda on the "n" in pinata) I could care less.  Here's the result.  The pictures don't quite give the full effect but I would love to know what you guys think!  :-)

10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / I have a question about my Etsy name? on: September 08, 2006 07:12:43 AM
So... forgive me if this is a weird question.  I get a little self-conscious about this stuff.

I am working on getting my etsy shop up and running.  I've been wanting to start selling my crafts for a long time and when I moved to a new city and no friends I thought, hey, this is the perfect distraction.  As of late crafting has been a total blessing becuase I've had some personal tragedies and it's totally made me happy and somewhat distracted, which I need (am I ranting?).  Anyways...

I've also been playing music professionally to semi-professionally for a while now and figured that since I don't have a merch store either that Etsy would be a perfect forum to put both cds, band t-shirts and craft items up for sale as well as the stuff I've been crafting to promote the music (I've been making purses with a patch of my last album cover on it).  This way the people who have been following me for a while can see what I've been up to.  (It's not so much of a marketing scheme as a way to connect- though I recognise it might work out in my favor)

To make a long story short my name KatJones was taken and I sort of defaulted into theekatjones because I thought it was funny... but now I'm just wondering if it's super pretentious.  I've only posted 2 things so far so I kind of have a chance to change it all around and name the site after the last record (La Rosa, La Calavera) or just leave it as is becuase I'm perhaps over-thinking it. 

I figured I'd ask y'all what you think?
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