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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / my bowl made of string on: October 09, 2007 08:27:53 PM
saw this once on HGTV, thought I'd give it a go!

dipped twine in glue and wrapped it around a bowl I'd covered with foil. Let it dry for a few days then more or less popped it off.

Tempted to try again but it was messy in a way that I did not love. :p

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / from bleach blah to bleach AAAH!!! 5 pics in here...please see safety warning on: September 20, 2007 05:42:18 AM
So I somehow got a spot of bleach on one of my favorite shirts. Don't quite know how since I'm pretty sure I didn't own any bleach at the time.

Anyway, here is how it looked before:

(Grrrr. Out damn spot! But wait, that orange is kind of cool. Who knew that was hiding under the brown?)

And here it is now pretty much rocking my world:

Somehow that goofy spot still managed to look different from the rest of the shirt. lol. You win this time, spot.

I just "reverse tie dyed" it with 2 parts water to 1 part bleach.

I think I'm happier with it now than in it's original state! And it matches the shirt I have underneath it because the button down has these cute little orange and yellow fireball thingies!

Comments are appreciated!


*** To keep the bleach from eventually eating through the shirt, you must neutralize it. You may have heard vinegar works for this. DO NOT MIX BLEACH WITH VINEGAR. IT LETS OFF TOXIC CHLORINE GAS. I MEAN, REALLY NASTY STUFF.

Instead neutralize it with hydrogen peroxide (the 3% antiseptic solution found in the pharmacy section of your friendly neighborhood grocer!) ***

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / My take on the Tree of Life pendant EDITED: more pics IMG HVY!!! on: August 23, 2007 10:14:34 PM
For never having made one before, I'm pretty pleased!

I saw it thanks to this post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188658.0

close(r) up:

me wearing it:

The only thing is it was lopsided because so much weight was on one side. I had to get creative with the bail...

I went pendant crazy!!! Here are some more plus the original...

Thanks for looking!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Knit top based off an old H&M top on: March 13, 2007 07:21:20 PM
So a beloved H&M top that I had sadly shrunk. I took it apart and made a pattern so that I could make a new one! I wish I'd taken a pic of the shirt before I took it apart but I didn't.

Here is the new top:

 a close up:

me wearing it:
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / looking for lace on: August 04, 2005 01:52:20 PM
Anyone know any good sites and/or places in DC? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Essential tools and notions for sewing? on: July 20, 2005 08:47:54 AM
a button gauge. The sliding kind of gauge. So besides your sewing machine, what tool is completely indispensable to you?

Why I love the button gauge:

1. I use it to check and re-check that I have the correct seam allowance.

2. I use it measure out my interfacings so that they are slightly smaller than the fabric (they scratch the interfacing really well to create the lines I need to cut out).

3. I use it as duh... a button gauge!  Grin

What is your special tool of  choice and why?
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions / Tip for making your own silkscreen on: July 20, 2004 01:51:57 PM
I used to work at a silkscreen design place and we made our own screens. You can reuse the woodframe over and over again by simply replacing the screen mesh. Since you staple the mesh to a screen, it can be hard to remove the screen without leaving some mesh on the wood. But after today, you won't have to worry about that anymore.

Before you staple new mesh to your screen, cut some pieces of thick string - actually i think thick shoe laces would work well here. Assuming that you are a working with a rectangular screen, cut 4 pieces of the shoe lace so that they are a little longer than the size of each side of your screen - leave a little hanging off the edges.  You will attach the shoe lace in between the wood and the mesh. Each time you put in a staple make sure it goes through both the mesh and the lace. You attach screen mesh to wood the same way you stretch a canvas.

When you have used this screen up, you can easily pull the mesh out by pulling on the string at the edges! This will save time, frustration and your cuticles. Grin
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Help! glass coaster supplier needed on: July 09, 2004 11:21:57 AM
I think I posted this in the wrong forum at first. Sorry! I'm new. Now down to business....

Does anyone know where I could purchase blank glass coasters (preferably at wholesale price)? I'd like to buy some and decorate them myself...

Or does anyone know of an unintimidating and quick way to make my own glass coasters?

Thanks in advance!

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / glass coaster supplier on: July 08, 2004 02:01:17 PM
Hi I'm new here and so excited to have found this site!!!!

Does anyone know where I could purchase blank glass coasters (preferably at wholesale price)? I'd like to buy some and decorate them myself...

Or does anyone know of an unintimidating and quick way to make my own glass coasters?

Thanks in advance!

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