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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Dreadlocks-centered costume ideas? on: October 13, 2008 06:56:17 PM
I just dreaded my hair about two months ago, and I want to use my cool new style for Halloween as much as possible.  It's bleached blonde, and kind of shoulder-lengthy.  I'm already planning to do Medusa (I don't want to do spray-in green dye b/c it would NEVER come out, but I'm thinking about wrapping them in green pipe cleaners or something), but I want MOAR ideas, so I can have different costumes for all week!

Anyone have any good suggestions?
2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Not Coptic Stitch? on: July 10, 2008 03:10:31 PM
A few years ago I made a totally rockin' sketchbook for a friend out of an old German textbook.  I found a tutorial for bookbinding through Craftster (I don't think it was actually on Craftster), but alas, I am foolish, and I did not bookmark it.  What was I thinking?

I've found several tutorials on the coptic stitch, and the more I look at it, the more I think that I used something that was not this stitch.  It had a similar effect in the end, but I think it was simpler...?  Does anybody have a clue as to what I'm talking about?  Or where I might rediscover it?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / skinny, lacy, and robins-egg blue: scarf ideas? on: March 19, 2008 01:45:06 PM
Ages ago, I told my friend I would knit her a scarf, as I had knit one already for each of her sisters.  Her only requests were that it be blue (preferably robin's egg), which is easy enough to do, and that "on the skinnier side might be cute."  I'm not sure exactly how skinny that is (I don't really like skinny scarves for myself, so I'm a bad judge of this in the first place).  I have been itching to do something with lace for ages, so that is sort of my own personal request (although I haven't had tons of experience with it).  Somehow everything I do ends up having cables in it.  Everything.  I can live with more cables, but I'd love to have some lace involved.

The question, then, is what sort of lacy pattern makes a beautiful skinny scarf?  Any suggestions, you creative and brilliant minds of craftster?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ideas for lots of gifts? on: September 14, 2007 08:18:54 AM
I'm going to Japan this winter to visit several friends, host families, and teachers.  I may be staying at some of their houses, and gift-giving is a huge necessity in the Japanese culture.  The problem I'm having is that the people I need gifts for are generally very classy people, so I don't just want to get them cheesy "America!" stuff.  So I thought I'd try to make them some nice stuff.  I'm kind of a moderate-level knitter, but I'm willing to try out new techniques.

So, what I'm hoping you can all help me with is coming up with several gift ideas that aren't too time consuming (I have a lot of people to visit!), and are classy for the adults, or cute for the teenage girls and kids.  There's also a teenage boy, but I really have no idea what to do about that one.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to any suggestions!
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Should I take the Etsy plunge? on: June 20, 2007 03:34:59 PM
My friend and I are selling hand-made custom Harry Potter wands on Ebay, and we're hoping to expand our market.  I was thinking of opening an Etsy shop for them, but I noticed that there's a 20 cent fee for each listing, which I'm assuming must be paid whether or not we sell anything.  I know 20 cents isn't that much, but compared to Ebay, Etsy isn't that well heard of, and i don't know if it's worth the payoff.  Any suggestions on if we should sell on Etsy, if not, where else we could sell, and/or good ways to get word around online?

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Scarf for friend? on: December 19, 2006 12:15:53 PM
Hey everyone!  I'm new to Craftster, so this is pretty much my first post (I've been lurking for ages though).  I've been knitting for a while, and I have three friends who are sisters.  A few years ago I made scarves for two of them, and I just realized that I ought to make one for the third sister/friend!  I asked her for some parameters, and she said she wanted blue (robin's egg, royal, or navy), and on the skinnier side.  Other than that, I can pick the style.

So, I was hoping some of you creative folks could give me some suggestions.  I'm around an intermediate skill level I think, and anything goes.  Thick, delicate, lacey, cables...  It just has to be one solid colors (no stripes, patterns, variegated yarns...), and I'd like it to have an interesting texture or pattern.

Thanks for listening (reading?)!
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