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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Tie dying yarn??? on: June 23, 2007 08:21:49 PM
Is it possible to dye yarn using a tie dye kit?? Cuz, well, I did give it a try & it toooootally didn't work ~ should I have bought a different kind of yarn (I used Red Heart, & yes I know it's far from top of the line stuff), or is the issue with the dying technique (as in, could anything be added such as vinegar or bleach to make it work better)?? Huh

Here's my less-than-worth-my-time result *lol* Cry:

2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Bic Lighters??? on: June 06, 2007 02:00:30 PM
Since I work at a gas station, I have first access to all of the sweetest lighters Bic has to offer. I've got quite a little collection going on. However, I just quit smoking, and beyond the occasional candle/incense lighting, I have no use for all of my awesomely labeled lighters.

Any suggestions for the lighters themselves or even just their labels?!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Baby blanket = GRRR!!!! on: April 15, 2007 08:13:32 PM
Ok, so I just crocheted a small baby blanket. It's a lil bigger than 1' X 1'. I just now realized that I did it all completely wrong, and probably in the most difficult way possible (LOFL & Angry & Huh), which is probably why it's taken me about 2 months to get where I am now.
So, I'm giving up on it as soon as I finish the next row, and I'm giving it to my friend to give to her daughter when she's older, to use as a doll blanket or something.

Anyways...my question is this (and I know it's probably a matter of opinion) - Once I get over how irritated I am for having spent all this time doing it wrong, I want to make a new blanket and do it the right way lol. What would be the quickest, easiest, & most effective stitch to use to make a bigger, better baby blanket?? Huh
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hand-sewn Patchwork Purse..Bag...Thing ;) on: April 14, 2007 06:07:35 PM
Well, I've been working on this guy for a lil over 2 weeks.
I was trying to put something together for while I'm walking through the woods or riding my bike, and I figured patchwork would be the smartest thing to do with the fabric at hand (Wal Mart bandanas, lol).
It's completely hand sewn, since I don't have a working sewing machine.
And, well, I think it turned out fairly well considering the minor boo boos I'd encountered along the way (such as one side being wider than the other, lol).

Here it is on display (on my un-vacuumed floor, haha)

Here's the sligtly ghetto interior (I'm definitely doing the strap a lil different with the next bag I make - this one's a lil ghetto, lol)

And, of course, an "action shot" - pardon my PJs, I was lazy hehe  Grin

Feedback is always welcome Cheesy
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first hand-sewn project... on: March 26, 2007 10:27:15 PM
It's definitely far from perfect, but I felt the need to make my boyfriend a camera cozy. I've never hand sewn anything before, so this is definitely lookin' a little rough. Especially the button hole- I don't exactly know how to sew it so that it doesn't unravel, even while I'm sewing it, heh. Any tips or suggestions would be lovely. And thanks to whoever checks it out  Smiley Smiley

The front, with the button flap

Open, with my camera inside
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Craft Journal :) on: March 24, 2007 01:34:16 AM
Well, here goes my first craft sharing on here.
I'm pretty much a total newbie at anything you'll see from me on this site, but hey - practice makes perfect, right?! Grin
This little journal was made from stuff at the Dollar Store - posterboard for the cover, different types of printer / note paper, and double sided tape. Oh, and hand stitched binding (needle & thread also from the Dollar Store, hahaha.)
Here goes nothin' - please be gentle  Wink

The cover

My first entry, about the making of the book  Smiley

And my second entry, going along as I work on a camera cozy for my boyfriend (and complaining about how difficult it is to hand sew something like this!!)

Thanks for checking it out Grin
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