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1  COOKING / Dessert / Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin :) on: April 16, 2008 03:56:58 PM

yummmm Smiley

Here is the recipe I used:

HOWEVER, I did not make the raspberry butter (which sounds amazing, too bad I had no raspberries hanging out at the house.) They turned out kind of dry and not very lemon-y. I think if you add some lemon pudding mix to them they would turn out reallllly great.

Anyway, they are still delicious and I could definitely eat all of them all by myself Smiley
2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / first ever embroidery project! (done with stitch it kit) on: February 28, 2008 09:40:21 PM
So, I know the pineapple is a bit small, but I couldn't see the bottom of the transfer very well and cut the poor thing's bottom off :-/

Let me know what you guys think!

Sorry I didn't iron after I was done - I got too excited to be finished! I just wanted to take the pics and post them Smiley
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Is a craft business a good option for a college student? on: February 05, 2008 07:14:59 PM
I'm going to be a junior in college next fall and I'm thinking I'm probably going to move a couple of hours away from home and try to take on more responsibility (as far as rent, food, gas, bills).

Anyway, I'm trying to decide if I should start selling homemade things or if I should get a hourly job - or, ofcourse, mix the two.

I've been looking into etsy and it is really encouraging to see some of the numbers from people who have been on there for a while (as far as their amount of items sold and what they charge for things).

But, is it worth it I guess is what I'm asking. I mean, we all know how much time goes into crafting things. I'm going to need a decent amount of money to pay for rent and bills and groceries - is there a chance of making anywhere close to say 800 - 1000 dollars a month just crafting or crafting and working 10 - 20 hours a week? Or should I get a 30 to 40 hour a week job and just craft for personal fulfillment?

Any opinions/ideas/recommendations would be appreciated.

I have my yoga teaching certification and I'm going to be an elementary teacher. If anyone has any good ideas for part time jobs that would go along with a school schedule, I'm always looking for ideas Smiley

Thank you in advance Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / A few of my firsts :) on: November 07, 2007 10:47:31 AM

Mini scarf. . . I think it will be one of my grandma's christmas gifts b/c she loves teal and the button reminded me of her Smiley

okay, so this is the sad part:

^this one was for size reference.

Yep, a beanie for a cone-shaped, very small, child's head. . . ouch, I know.

However, I am making one in this beautiful cream color and I do believe I know how to fix it now. So, I guess it was quite a learning experience. And plus, it took only a couple of hours, so no harm done.

Progress shot of new and improved beanie:

Baby Cardigan I am finishing during my next lesson (Thursday):
It's a really light, baby-ish green. The color is super cute!

I started at the bottom of the back, so next comes the sleeves!
I'm making two - because my friend had twins (one girl and one boy!) Smiley

So, I know it's not THAT impressive, but I'm quite happy with all of my items. . .well, not the green cone head beanie. . .

Anyway, feedback/tips/whatever appreciated!

5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing a blanket. . . on: August 09, 2007 01:24:42 PM
Do blankets have to have the cotton stuff (excuse my sophisticated word choice) between the fabrics?

Or can you just sew two pieces of fabric together?

LOL I sound dumb. I'm sorry!

If this is in the wrong place will someone please let me know?
I don't know where else it would go unless I'm overlooking something.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tube top out of hanes shirt and gray fabric :) on: July 11, 2007 07:01:29 PM

My boyfriend was going to throw that shirt away because it had pit stains on it (lol sorry). I said no, and turned it into this, then made a huge gray band and sewed it on the top Smiley

bad picture of the back:

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Clock wise/Counter Clock wise? on: July 09, 2007 10:55:43 AM
I have some books that say to wrap the yarn around your right hand needle clock wise when knitting, and others say counter clock wise. . .

What am I supposed to do?

Does it matter?

I feel silly asking, but I have absolutely NO idea!

Thank you Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making a tube top *first project*! I need a brilliant mind. on: July 03, 2007 09:26:16 PM

so, as stated: this is my first sewing project in, like, five years.

it was a white shirt with a pocket. it had very small and very light pit stains (lol!) and my boyfriend was going to throw it away, but i didn't let him b/c i needed something of no worth for my first project. . .

so i left the pocket on and made a little tube top. . .now to the question - how do you make a band or something to go around the top? it is falling off of me - i guess it's the material. would it be better to make a band with a bit of stretch to add to the top or is there another way to handle this?

ANY ideas would be appreciated! thank you!

i'm excited :-D

oh- and any way to jazz it up a bit would be okay, but i'd rather leave it plain and wear a billion necklaces Smiley  thanks again Wink
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Can someone help me out with this cami? Please? on: June 27, 2007 08:51:36 PM

First off - sorry for the boobs. It's not me and it's the only pic I have of the shirt Smiley

Okay, I took this pic to the knitting board and they said it'd probably be better to sew it just because it would take forever to knit and I'm a brand new knitter.

The thing is, I'm a brand new sew-er too. Can anyone maybe tell me how I would go about doing this? Either a patter or free hand. I'm usually pretty good at free handing non sewing items, so I would be willing to try it - but I don't know how to do the straps or anything.

Any help at all would be appreciated! Thanks in advance Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / I want this shirt. Please help me get it :) on: June 27, 2007 07:33:21 PM
First off - sorry about the somewhat race-y picture. It's not me - promise.

Is this knit, crochet, or would I be better off finding some fabric and sewing it up?

I'm brand new at all of the above, and I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what this is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated Smiley Thanks so much!!!!
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