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61  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cosie for house??? on: September 18, 2007 06:57:20 AM
Hello all,

I am doing a project odd monuemental art (i.e., Jean-Claude and Christo) and KNOW there was a cosie knitted or crocheted for a house in Toronto, but I cannot find it online anywhere (I HAVE found actual houses that have been knitted but no cosies)...do you know anything about this?


p.s. I'm posting this on the crochet and Toronto boards as well.
62  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Glove it! Sheet Protectors? on: September 11, 2007 06:30:27 AM
Hi all,

I am VERY new to scrapping and wondering where one can get the plastic sleeves to insert you pages pretty inexpensively.....walmart? michaels? online?


63  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Machine Washable AND Sturdy???? on: June 12, 2007 02:41:27 PM

Is it possible to make a sturdy "keep it's shape while empty" bag that is also machine washable?  Interfacing is probably out, right?  I have some plastic structural supports from a bag that met its untimely end and am thinking those might be okay....

What do you experienced sewing godesses/gods think?

MUCH appreciated!
64  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / CrAfTy SkULL T` on: May 31, 2007 06:54:14 AM
So, I have been lovin' the crafster skull-t's but none of the designs showed my love of sewing.  So, here is my FIRST t applique...it is far from perfect, but it has charm...well, at least I think it does Smiley.  The material is a dark sea-green satin-y material from the remnant bin.

Here are the semi-crappy web-cam pics:



65  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Anger at an inanimate object...die kenmore die! on: March 28, 2007 05:26:19 PM
Okay, the title is a bit harsh, but TRUST me, I was SEETHING with rage at my sewing machine.  My needle keeps getting caught in the bobbin/metal bits underneath and BREAKING.  I opened the machine, and tried different bobbin positions, but NOTHING!  And I was all geared up to sew...such beautiful fabric awaits me!

Anyway, I have had this beast since 2000 and it has been a fairly okay machine (the tension can be a pain, but that was more of an issue when i first started sewing), but if my dad (an instrumental mechanic, electrician,...the list goes on!) can't fix it, I will have to bit the bullet and get a new machine.  In my little bit of eastern Canada, the places to shop are wal-mart (how I LOATHE that place), sears, the ONE fabric store (FabricVille, and I'm not even sure they sell  them anymore...), and zellers.  I am NOT looking forward to the task of buying another (I anally research every detail of "big purchase" items before I but...it took me MONTHS to get my computer:) ).

So, this has been a rambl'in rant, but I needed to vent.  AND the inner rage HAS cooled (a bit).   Please feel free to share your own love-hate relationship/horror stories about your machines.
66  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurimi Deer on: March 27, 2007 07:12:13 PM
So, I decided to make an amigurimi fawn for a friend who LOVES deer.  I couldn't find a pattern (and I hate reading them anywho!) so I made my own design (AKA making it up as I went along...).  I am pretty pleased with the end result. Sorry for all the links, but I am new!

The beret is removeable

wonky full-body shot



*about 15cm (6inches) high and 15 cm long.
*the yarn is all from my thrift-store stash so I don't know the brand, weight, etc.  A white baby yarn was used for the body, thin rose-coloured yarn for the nose and curly/crimpy green yarn for the beret and scarf.
*the "spots" are buttons and irridescent beads from my stash.
*stuffed with cotton balls (Well, cotton/rayon balls....), I just love stuffing amis with them!
*done with a number 1 Boye hook from my nanny.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like this little one!  If you have your own ami deer please post them! Smiley
67  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Fabric Scraps and Pillows? on: March 12, 2007 07:17:57 PM
I just wanted to share a little trick I recently happened upon.  If you want a "heavy" non-fluffy feel to a pillow (like a feather-bed), fabric scraps are a great stuffing! They are also great for pincushions.  Has anyone else done this?
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