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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Checkerboard chocolate cake on: January 06, 2008 02:30:04 PM
You can get cake pan sets to do this too.  It comes with three shallow 8" round pans, and this plastic template kind of thing that you use when adding the cake batter to the pans, so you actually bake each layer of the cake with the two different batters (instead of baking the cakes normally, and cutting out the middle bits).  Very easy to use, as you don't need to have each of the cakes be the same height (if you're prone to uneven layers like I am).

But this is a great way to do it, sans the expense of fancy pans.  Great thinking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / How should I finish this? on: December 09, 2007 10:31:59 AM
I took some shears to 3 XL sweatshirts (2 new, 1 I already had) in an attempt to make a hoodie for my sister for Christmas, since I don't have any money to buy her what she wants (each new shirt was only $4).

This is what I have so far, but I can't decide what to do about the collar/hood....  Not sure if I should do a hood, a thick collar, leave it as it is....  The zipper is going to be installed across the angles, off centered and angled too.

Any ideas?

(The white around the collar is from a boy beater I'm wearing underneath).
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Possibly the least functional hat ever crocheted? on: December 05, 2007 09:53:25 AM
Yeah!  Do it!

I predicted that tiny top hats would be the trend for 2008...  maybe I was a bit off.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / ideas needed for mosaic on: December 05, 2007 09:49:13 AM
Hi everyone!

For Christmas, I ordered 100 moo mini cards* with prints from our European trip this past August. I had planned to make a sort of mosaic out of them, maybe to mount them in a picture frame, or connect them with those jewelry hoop connecting pieces.  The frame idea is nice, but I don't have the $$ to buy a frame big enough (and they can be difficult to find at thrift stores).  And the jewelry hoop idea, the way I was thinking of doing it, might cause tears in the top cards from all the weight they'd be holding.  It just happened to work out that about half are horizontal, half vertical. 

This is the pattern I planned to use (of course, continued on until all 100 cards were used):

So, crafty people, what ideas do you have for me?

* moo's mini cards are the "new business card" where you can get anything you want printed on the front, and 6 lines of text on the back.  They are the same width as a business card, but only half the height (I think 70 mm by 22 mm are the dimensions).  Can be vertical or horizontal.  100 per box.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Look what you can make with Christmas catalogs on: November 30, 2007 12:34:59 PM
Ahh, I saw this thread earlier and attempted to make one later, from memory.  I got it all but the elastic band.  No wonder I was having problems.  I'll have to try it again.
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: moo.com on: November 30, 2007 12:13:58 PM
I ordered some, and they are great.  My only complaint is that some of the photos I used were too dark I guess, so the prints didn't turn out as nice and vibrant as I had imagined.  Others turned out phenomenally, though.

Also, I ordered two sets of the same thing.  When they arrived, one set was missing 7 cards.  I reported this to the customer service, and I am now waiting on a replacement set.

Definitely worth the money.  They're a great quality, and I don't think you can even get coloured business cards for so little.

(I plan to make mine into a mosaic for my boyf, as they're all from photos of our trip to Europe this past summer)
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: sock animals/things on: December 02, 2006 11:20:10 PM
You are awesome!  Thanks so much!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: mini sock monkey on: December 02, 2006 12:53:51 AM
awww!  that is sooooo cute!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / sock animals/things on: December 02, 2006 12:41:08 AM
I see lots of us enjoy making sock monkeys.  They're so simple, but very cute and lovable!

But I'm wondering if anyone has a pattern for other sock animals/things.  I've heard of sock rabbits before, and believe I've seen other animals as well, but I have no clue how to make them.  Also, I saw this place that sold sock monkey hats!  Anyone know where I can find out how to make other things?

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: bedsheet prom dresses on: December 01, 2006 11:52:53 PM
No one said anything, aside from those who already knew I was wearing a bedsheet.  If I had had the budget, I would have liked to use satin sheets, but... 

Still trying to find some of the other ideas I had for non-cut dresses.
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