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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Outdoor Mod Podge? on: April 13, 2008 03:10:11 PM
I tried to search, but only found mentions of it. Is there anyone that has used this on an item that was left outside in the weather? I am trying to find something that will protect a poster to be put on outdoor furniture. If this doesn't work, is there something that would? This would be kept near a pool.
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / searching for Gardening lady "scarecrow" on: March 22, 2008 11:49:56 AM
This is now driving me crazy. I know that I saw it on Craftster. It might have been a link that someone added. Please help me find her!

She was a stuffed "scarecrow" type, and not a wooden cutout. She was different than your typical scarecrow. She resembled an "older" woman bent over gardening. "Not her best side", her butt, was the prominent feature as she bent over working hard on her plants. She was made from an old house dress if I am correctly remembering her. I want to make one, and want to see the picture again to get the idea of how to do it. I think it told of how she was set up.

Thanks for any help!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / gardening scarecrow? on: July 14, 2007 08:25:54 AM
I remember seeing a cute scarecrow previously.  I believe that it was on this site. It was a lady bent over gardening.  I was hoping to make one similar to this, but now I can't seem to find it. I want to use a mumu (Sp.?) type dress on her.  I am trying to figure out how to support her since it will be bent over weeding instead of the typical standing straight type.

Does anyone have an idea of where the picture I saw might be?

Any ideas on how to support her?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / cat diaper patterns? on: June 19, 2007 08:42:15 PM
My indoor cat snuck out of the house and returned injured (not sure what happened to her.) She is fine now other than she can't move her tail (it just drags behind her), and she has lost control of her bladder and bowels. The vet said that this control may come back (or may not  Sad) in time.  I guess we just have to wait and see because the other option , Cry ,is out of the question. (Another good reason not to let kitties roam)

I found this "diaper" for cats that will stay on better than the usual baby diaper with a hole for the tail. They are quite expensive though considering I will need to have several (one in the wash, one on her, one drying, etc.).  I was wondering if anyone has a pattern or knows of a way of fashioning these cheaper?


I would also like to make them in colors/patterns that would keep her looking cute!  She is already embarassed by her problem Embarrassed. Any ideas?
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Heredity or Experience? on: May 15, 2007 08:11:28 PM
I've been wondering if "craftiness" is inherited or learned?  Do we naturally become crafty?  Is there a crafty gene, or do we pick it up from being around it?

My mother was "crafty."  She sewed, creating her own patterns from clothing that we had. She crocheted just about everything I could think of and more.  She did macrame chairs. She made quilts out of scrap material.  Later in life (with more time when we grew up I'm sure Wink) she began doing other crafts. She only slowed down with this when the arthritis became too bad.

Did I pick this up from seeing her doing this, or did I inherit a possible gene that she had?

What do all of you think?
Heredity or Experience?
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Thrift Store Finds! on: May 06, 2007 06:56:26 PM
Since we have had a thread about thrift store etiquette, I thought that it might be fun seeing what bargains we got there.

Today I was at the Goodwill and got  a load of macrame yarn/cord! Some unopened rolls and 2 bags of misc. colors for 1.99.

 It will be added to my macrame stash of course!  I am hoping to finish one of my ufo's with it Roll Eyes

The hamock on the cover of the book (link below) is what I plan to make with it.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Break aways for lanyards on: March 18, 2007 08:05:39 AM
I want to create my own beaded lanyard for work.  Does anyone know where I can find a break away to add to it or do you know of another way to add this type of safety feature?  All that I seem to be able to find when searching are lanyards that are already made.  I want to create my own personally beaded one.  Sorry if this has already been addressed, but I couldn't seem to find any info. on it.

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Cement Snowperson (PC of course!) on: January 25, 2007 05:01:41 PM
Okay, I know that I can just go outside and build one out of snow, but....

I have a picture of a cement snowman in a yard.  I have been wanting to do this for a while now, and I hope to do it this spring.

I want to make one now for my yard. I have ideas of how to create a frame (chicken wire?), but have never worked with cement in this manner. I would love for it to be about the normal size that you would build out of snow. Any suggestions?  I would like to avoid as many problems as possible if you have advice Smiley

Thanks for all the help in advance!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Need OT catalog on: October 03, 2006 06:37:54 PM
I have been searching for craft forums to ask for help and came across yours.  I hope I've come to the right place.  I saw a pattern in the Oriental Trading Co.'s Bead catalog and was inspired by it. I ordered the assorted beads to make a project using the pattern, but somehow got a little over eager with housecleaning/recycling and accidentally got rid of the catalog.  I thought they would send a new one with the order as they usually do.  No such luck.  I waited a while, no bead catalog.  Then, I got one, got excited, and quickly disapointed when the project of my inspiration wasn't in the new catalog (the one with a candle and wine glass on the front).  Asked many crafty friends; they must have gotten rid of it as well.  I even contacted the co. They will/can not send out old catalogs.  Bummer!  I have all of these beads, etc. and cannot for the life of me remember the patterns I saw.  If anyone has an older (not the candle/wine glass on front one) catalog, can you send it to me? I will pay postage if you have one.  Thanks for listening to my problems.  Oh, by the way, love this site.  I will probably stick around to see what you all are up to!  Thanks!!!
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