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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / I Have a Few M&P Questions on: January 10, 2008 11:48:18 AM
I've been researching melt and pour (along with CP) for about a week now. I've gone to many, if not all of the links provided here. I figure I'll start out with the melt and pour, and if I like what I'm doing, I'll proceed to the next step.

Anyhow, on to my questions! (And take in mind I've been to so many websites now that my head is swimming with information, and I know I read somewhere about this or that, but after 20plus websites....)
1. I have an extra crock pot, I know I read somewhere about using this, but most tutes I've looked at today have either double boiler or microwave. Can I use my crock pot?

2. Can you add to melt and pour things to make it richer, creamier, etc.?

I could have swore there were a few more questions, my mind seems to have frozen at the moment, if I have more, I'll come back and ask.
Thanks in advance!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pink and Purple Baby Hats and Booties on: January 08, 2008 10:35:17 AM
I'm on serious cute overload!

The set on the right is going with the crocheted blanket I made for a friend. The set on the left was, well while I'm at it..... my six year old will probably snatch it for her Kitty from Build a Bear.
Took me about two days to do both.
How did I do? Am I getting better at knitting yet?  Cheesy

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pink and Purple Baby/Tot Blanket on: January 08, 2008 10:31:48 AM
I'm on cuteness overload!
I made this for a girl who works with my mother. I made her wedding cake and a towel cake when she got married. Well, not two months after she got married, her new husband was deployed. Then she found out she was pregnant!
Having some limited income problems, I racked my head as to what to make for her.

Thus we have my very first crocheted blanket. The body is double crochet. The fringe I winged, (never having done fringe before). I free styled it, so it came out way bigger than I expected, but will last the wee one longer that way.

On to the pictures!

You can't really tell how big it is here, I didn't have a model to hold it up. Except my three year old, then it would have drug the floor even with him holding it up over his head.

Edge detail. Basically I would single, then chain 8 slip into next, and do over.

The body took me about a month. Times I would have my hand cramped so bad. But I was trying to finish before the huge 12 days swap. I managed to finish the body, but the edge waited until after Christmas. I managed to finish that in a weekend.

So, how did I do? Does this look like something someone would want?
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / 12 Days of Christmas Candles on: December 14, 2007 09:47:50 PM
Now that my partner has opened in the 12 days swap, I can show off the 12 Days of Christmas candles I made for her.

The whole shebang-

Close up one:

Close up two:

I used rub ons found in various craft stores. Word of caution, don't hold the candle too tightly! Shattering glass on the hands for the sake of craft isn't always a good thing. To make the rub ons transfer easier, I use a hair dryer to 'warm' them up a little.

Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knifty Cream and Fuchsia Scarf on: December 14, 2007 10:45:25 AM
This is a scarf I've been working on for the last week in bed while I wait for the little guy to go to sleep. I made it with the Knifty Knitter. I used Joanne Sensations Bellezza Collection Bellissimo in Fuchsia and cream. I love how the fuchsia is bulky and there is a bit of sparkle to it. I'm going to have to block it though, it keeps rolling up on me.

On to the pictures!


So, what do you think? And thanks for looking!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Holiday Nugget Boxes! PICTURE TUTORIAL POST 8! on: December 14, 2007 10:37:24 AM
After seeing the nugget boxes posted on here, I knew it would make for the perfect 'extra' for my gifts.
You're supposed to use cardstock, but I just used scrapbook paper, holidays are festive, and so are my boxes. This kept me bust most of the week, a lot of measuring, and folding. I made about 50 total. (OMG, am I nuts??) On to the pictures!

The whole shebang:

Close ups of open boxes:

And now, when we get company, there's a little something extra in it for them! My cousin and her husband stopped by last night and she took three! She can't wait to do some herself.

Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Poly Ornaments (slightly image heavy) on: December 14, 2007 10:31:33 AM
I'm making a lot of little things for Christmas this year. This stuff is pretty simple, but people seem to really like them.

Glass ornaments with rolled clay:

Close up one:

Close up two:

For these I just combined colors and rolled them out into snakes, and went to town covering the glass ornaments.

Poly spirals:
Green, red and white-

Pearl, blue and silver-

These I combined the colors, rolled into snakes, and wrapped around dowel rods. There is a loop at the top of each one for a hook.

Thanks for looking! And Merry Christmas!
8  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Ignore User Feature on: December 01, 2007 04:03:36 PM
I propose an ignore user feature.

For Very broad purposes, you might want to skip over Poster X because they happen to get under your skin. Or they might craft something you want nothing to do with ever, or chances are, you feel like they have nothing to contribute that you want to hear. Period.

Doesn't matter what your reasons are for wanting this feature. If you'd like it, vote here please.
I'd also suggest that if this feature were to be implemented, your ignore list would be private. I'm not suggesting this to stir up drama of any kind, but people posting who would be/are on their ignore list would. So along with all the other rules on this site, it would be agreed that you would not publish your ignore list. Consequences would be up to the staff of course.

This is NOT the place to complain about a specific poster, or actions of specific posters either.

I'm not sure if I was the one originally asking for this feature Sweets, but seeing how I brought it up recently, I went ahead and started a thread.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Towel Wedding Cake Fall Version on: October 26, 2007 07:05:48 PM
My husband's cousin is getting married tomorrow, and as usual, I'm making another towel cake. (This seems to be my specialty now, not that I mind.) I'm unsure of her colors, but getting married in fall I went with mums and stuff. If nothing else, it's festive!

10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / I bought a wheel but know nothing! Pictures and advice needed on: October 22, 2007 08:43:09 AM
As much as I've been drooling over all the spun yarn showcased here and on other sites, it was only a matter of time before I ended up with a wheel.
So during vacation, walking through admiring old linens, I nearly fell over this. Not knowing a wheel from anything else, (Like the kind and what-not) I didn't really want to pass it up, after seeing a beautiful brand new wheel at the LYS for nearly 400.00 It was like stealing this..... But I don't know if everything is there, part names, etc. I know I need a belt for it, and when I spin (treadle) it's uneven. Here are the pictures :

Any help and advice? I'd be very thankful for all of it.

Here is the yarn winder I got for next to nothing as well:

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