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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Simple problems on: August 18, 2008 05:11:14 AM
So I learned how to crochet at camp this year.  I love it because it is so much more free-form.  Howeevr and i go along sometimes my square pieces turn into well, triangles! my stitch size keeps changing.  Any help?

2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / fabrics and general questions on: February 16, 2008 07:10:21 AM
ok so i just got a new machine and i want to learn how to do pleats, piping,(if anyone knows a good tute or knows themself how to do piping, please share!) and just use it to its full extent, so i really like my machine, but what kinda of fabrics should i practice on, just the cheapest one i can find or  a variety of different fabrics
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / sewing machines! on: January 06, 2008 11:12:24 AM
ok so basically i have a very old antique machine, it should probably be in a singer sewing machine museum. however i still use it. but the problem is every time i am in the middle of sewing a garment, it brekas, like to the point where we have to take it to a repair shop, about 1:30 away from my house, plus it is upstairs and in a table, so it hard to get down from there. needless to say, usually it takes about a month ofr two to finally go get it into the shop, the shop is slow, so another month, and then we end up picking it up fairly late, so that is another month. SO, I have decided i want my own sewing machine, in my room, and i would like a futura ce-100, however i was wondering if peopel had problems with them, or if you have a different sewin machien that was afforadble and reliable, and possible does embriodery. 

please post you sewing machien and any good or bad things about it
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / D.A.R.E. to be awesome!!!!!! on: July 16, 2007 10:22:45 AM
hi guys! this is my first ever recon but here is the story!  So when we graduated dare we got huge shirts so that no one would feel bad or anything.  We had to wear them the next day. me being one of the shorter kids well the shirt went down to my knees.. eww plus well here i will just show the picture.

so a week or two ago i realized how long it had been sitting in my pajama drawer (sp?)  so i wanted to make a shirt... or dress. so this is what i came up with.. with the help of two other white shirts.

SO then i wanted a cool back and this is what i came up with!

The straps are a little tight on the shoulders and unless i hold my hands up in the air they stay tight and make the top of the dress pull under my armpits. 

comments and criticisms are welcome and are greatly appreciated!  oh i used patterns and ideas from www.whatthecraft.com i used the tube top and then added the side panels because i cut the top really small be accident and then i used the circle skirt variation 1
5  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 19 ENTRIES / paper clips= deliciuosness(???????) on: July 02, 2007 04:56:43 PM
ok so one day i decided hey why not take a crack at doing this challenge?  well i thought ooooooooo ahhhhhhhhh sparkles, silver wire, dangles, yay! hooray for prettyness!  BUt then when i went to the store that i knew had the right beads, they had moved!!!! (oh the horror!)

  So then on the ride back to my house with my brother we passed a staples, and i said "well i could try something with paperclips" (i was joking). then he was asking questions about the challenge and craftster and (after me saying a lot of craftster is revamping, recylcing and reconing plus using things in different fashions than intended) said "recycle! oh well, we just passed staples, do the paperclip idea". i said "well..... um... sure?!?!?!?!". I had no idea what i had gotten myself into........

 I went in alone, with like fourteen dollars and a wierd sense that my ideas were going to be thwarted and i would have wasted 14 dollars.  well i walked out with a pack of 1000 paperclips, cool colors by the way, and a pack of 5 rolls of electrical tape, red, blue, green, yellow, and white.

  so after maybe only three or four hours, all in front of the tv and some realy hard glue of paperclips on the base i cam up with this!

the annoying paperclips on the base took me like 7-10 minutes each or something.... i like the way they look though

ACTION SHOT!!!!!!! ACTION SHOT!!!!!!! ACTION SHOT!!!!!!turn your computer... or your head

i hope you like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i worked hard and this is my first craftster worthy post ever!

By the way (sorry i forgot to add this earlier!) I am the queen of spontaneity (and reusing things in wierd ways!)!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / no neck thing?!?!?!?! help! and quick! pleasesesesesesese on: June 30, 2007 01:17:18 PM
ok guys! i really need help! i have no idea on how to make a neck,, on a.... felt purple and green creature (i don't know how to describe it) should it be part of the body or head?     help!!!

7  UNITED STATES / Connecticut / Bead stores? in middlesex, hartford, and new london counties? on: June 06, 2007 11:58:21 AM
ok the only bead stores in middlesex, new london and hartford counties i know of are the following:

- bead street
100 riverview center main street
middletown, Ct
phone, (860) 346-0602

bead street has a lot of crystal and stuff good for sparkly stuff!

- Hammered Edge
14 main street
Chester, CT
phone, (860) 526-1654

The hammered edge is great for exotic stuff, they sell premaid stuff, plus tons of bead, by the strand,  example they have glass beads, vintage beads, bone beads (they are really pretty, don't be scared), andthey also have one of the oldest beads in the world

after those two stores, i honsetly dont know of any more in the area (hartford, middlesex, and new london counties)

8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Tiny IKEA animals on: March 14, 2007 10:20:54 AM
So I had this, well it was suposed to be a party with 12 people but only 2 came (we still had fun though) and as a "party" favor for the girls who would sleep over i would give out these cute little stuffed animals that were about two inches long and one inch high, they where originaly for tiny kids but they were sooo cute! anyway since like no one came i got to keep one (an elephant which was the one i liked espcially) now i don't want to throw it out but i dont know what the hell to do with it.  Here is a link to what they kinda look like (for some reason they don't have them online, probally cause they were on sale for 49 cents each!) btw the ones i got were not sea creatures but like safari animals (rhinos, a wierd bear thing(?), a ellephant, a lionbut in wierd colors the rhinos was pink, and the bear red:


 so what am i supposed to do with em who knows, except mabe YOU.
9  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / SCIENCE PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!! on: March 04, 2007 07:23:53 AM
ok so i think that it wouldn't be such a horrible idea to make a section of, ya you got it, SCIENCE PROJECTS.  Over the weekend  realized i had to make a jellyfish that was um, well correct and stuff. lol. So anyway i hadn't the slightest clue how to even go about covering a half styrofom (sp?) ball with plastic tulle.  finally i got it, but anyway the first place i looked for "inspiration" (can you really call it that when it is a science project?Huh) and technique was, again, ya you got it, CRAFTSTER! so that is my story and i am going to post my jellyfish soon  (later today)

yay i just wrote my first ever post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like comments a lot, but there isn't much to comment on, lol Wink

the project came out great and i think I got an A i am way too lazy to look.  Also most people said it was prettier than scientific, but hey! it works right!
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