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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: My ferret, Tonics Halloween Costume on: November 20, 2007 09:05:15 PM
That has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen! LOL
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Long Awaited Poppet-Along on: November 20, 2007 08:59:20 PM
I would really like to join this poppet along. I hope it isn't too late. I'de love to make these to hand out as Christmas gifts. I'm going handmade for all major holidays from now on and I think these are just so damn cute! Smiley Can I join?
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: ABC kids paper on: November 20, 2007 08:45:11 PM
You could cut each individual letter cell out, laminate them, and make a memory game out of them. Then depending on your craft skills, (i.e. sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc.), you could make some sort of case for them and give them to a child. I think that would be the best way to put it to use and if you just cant part with it I suggest you cut out each individual cell and frame them. That way you could put them in a child's room or just anywhere that needs a little brightening up. Smiley Hope I was of help...
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Help! Creative ideas for re-gifting an ugly doll on: November 20, 2007 08:11:39 PM
Melt them all together naked and give them back to him. LOL, then he'll really know what ugly is. Smiley
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dreadlocks on: November 19, 2007 09:35:54 PM
I'm thinking about dreading my hair, but I usually keep it so short that I don't know if I have the patience to let it grow enough to start.  You guys think that my hair's about long enough that it won't look horrible right now? These are pretty recent pictures:

It's about 3 inches long at the shortest part.

You should really wait till your hair is longer to dread it! If you do it at the length it is now you'll end up looking like this...

...and I don't think any girl would want that.

If you absolutely can't wait to have them I'de go to a salon and ask them to "wrap and lengthen" your hair or get a dreadlock weave. With the "wrap and lengthen" they wrap your existing hair with human (really expensive, lasts longer) or polyester (really cheap, have to redo every 3 months) and if you want long dreads they just keep twisting it past the point of your normal hair till you are at the length you want. It's sealed with beeswax like normal dreads only you can wash your hair with them. A dreadlock weave is almost the same but they sew the hair into your existing hair and then dread it. It's more expensive and you can't wash it that often. (It sucks either way because if you don't wash it, your hair smells like shit, and if you do, you end up with cramps in your neck because the hair is 3 times as heavy when it's wet.) I used to have dreads and I cut them when they hit the middle of my back because it was a struggle to care for them. Plus, if you try to comb them out when you don't want them anymore it hurts like hell and you end up with bald spots and fried-looking hair. You eventually end up having to cut all of your hair off after hours of combing because it just isn't worth the pain. They look awesome but they're alot to put up with. Now when I want my hair like that I just go to a salon or have a friend do them. They aren't permanent and still look badass.

If you still want the real thing, wait until your hair has at least grown out 5 more inches. This way you'll looks wicked and won't have to worry about people calling you sideshow bob. Smiley

Hope I was of some help...
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Roller Derby Girl Costume...gone SERIOUSLY serious BAD (img big un) on: November 19, 2007 12:18:45 AM
JESUS CHRIST!!! The distances we go for craftiness?!?!?! More power to you and I hope you feel better! Smiley
7  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Show off your cake decorating skills! on: November 13, 2007 08:53:11 PM
Here is a cake I made for my sons first birthday...
(He just turned two. Goes to show how outta the loop I am.)

And here is a cake I made for last easter...
(My husband just had to stick his damn finger in it...Uhg!)

The lighting is kinda crappy but I thought they turned out pretty nice. Smiley What do ya think?
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Reform School Girl on: November 13, 2007 08:35:21 PM
I LOVE IT!!! Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: *pic heavy* 2 more hats! i'm too chicken to venture out just yet... on: November 05, 2007 08:11:33 PM
 Wink These are sooooooo awesome!!! I especially love the one you made for your little one! Grin Could you please tell me how you made it because I would love to make one for my little boy?  Huh
10  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Muh Punkins... on: October 31, 2007 02:09:23 AM
soaking in WD-40?  so that the pumpkins last longer?  how does one soak the pumpkin in WD-40? 
The pumpkins i got this year dried out and shrivelled up pretty quickly... i thought it was due to their smaller nature...

I don't have much experience with pumpkins.

and yours are great, mostly i just carve faces into mine.

If you really spray the hell out of the pumpkins with WD-40, and keep them in a cool dark place (i.e. garage, closet...), it makes them last a a bit longer. I don't think it has much to do with size. If you don't have WD-40, you can coat the cut/exposed flesh of the pumpkins with vasoline. They dry up because they are normally very moist and oxygen gets into the pores of the flesh and sucks the moisture right out. Also, when you buy or harvest your pumpkins, you should always get ones that are not quite ripe or just ripe. The darker the color, the more mature the pumpkin and the longer it's been since the vine was cut. Hope this is helpful for the next time you carve up some pumpkins. Smiley
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