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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / wedding dates on: June 02, 2008 10:03:48 AM
I can't believe how fast halls go for booking! I just tried to book our hall for our wedding next year and it was booked solid! I thought I was doing it way suppper early but nope! lol. Although June is a popular month for weddings but still! Ha i'm from a smallish town. Oh well its not that major I guess considering we wanted it to be on our anni but because of the leap year next feb? the 14 falls on a sunday next year and not a sat. Now its coming up with a new date! argh!

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / just engaged!! :) on: May 13, 2008 03:02:33 PM
so my bf proposed to me on my birthday (may 8th - and has to be like the best b-day present ever!) and I am super excited. I'm definately wanting to do a medievel themed wedding and my bf is totally down with that. We are thinking of getting married in or around june 2009. Not sure of a lot of things like budget etc because we have to sit down and figure out stuffs, but one questions I do have is how long did you guys wait to ask who you want in your wedding? I mean I still have to completely decide who I want to ask but I dont know when a reasonable amount of time to ask before the wedding is? I know myself I want to get my butt in shape before I go dress shoping etc and I feel like I should give my maids enough time to do the same if they want to as well.

Just curious - also does anyone have any suggestions of books/webbys that is good for helping plan a wedding?

thanks so much! Smiley
3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / CANADA / wholesale packaging supplier? on: April 10, 2008 07:11:07 PM
Does anyone know of any online packaging supplier that are in canada? I;ve searched google forever and all I could find where ones in USA. I mainly need it for packaging jewelry etc. Or does anyone have any recommendations?

thanks Smiley
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / font usage on: January 20, 2008 09:43:44 PM
Are there any fonts that are in public domain and what are they? I've been asked to create a logo for someone but now don't know how to go about determining if any font I have on my computer or anywhere for that matter is alright to use in a logo for a company?

When you purchase fonts do they allow you to use them commercially or are you just buying the fonts and commercial use may or may not be included. And how do you know that before you spend money on a font and realize you can't use it?

also once you found a font for a company logo is that company able to trademark or copyright their logo? Or are those things only for the actual 'logo' and not the font (in which case they will be okay?)

I just want to design !! but I definately dont want to screw my client over nor be sued. So if anyone can shed some light onto this I would love you forever!

My head has been spinning trying to figure it out and my stomach is flipping because there is sooo many sites out there but I can't seem to find anything helpful.

Also in thinking about this today I realize the font I use on my website for my logo is probably not alright and now I have to figure that out as well!! ahhh. Sorry for the rant but this is stressing me out. I mean how do all the design company's do it?

I see adobe has like bundles of fonts - but would you still have to check the original designers user agreement on how you can use it! So confused!

thanks to anyone that can help me!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / witch and a witch blanket on: January 20, 2008 03:33:06 PM
In my family we have nicknames for each other. My sisters is the witch. So for her birthday I decided to make her a few things witchy Smiley The first one was actually going to be for christmas. I started working on it in Nov but my siblings and I decided to draw names instead. Thats why she's all red and has fluffy white yarn on her had and dress. But it worked out alright because her b-day is a few days into January. I think she turned out so cute! I used a pattern that I found randomly on the net somewhere. I forget the exact website but the pattern was called Scara lee, or something along those lines.

The second part to her gift was this witch blanket I crochet for her. I still think I need to make the black border bigger? Any one have thoughts on that? I intended it to be just a blanket you might throw on when your watching tv on the couch etc. I dont know. It seems more longish then it is wide. Im happy how it turned out though.

I hope she likes them!
Krissy Smiley
6  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / sealing salt dough? on: November 18, 2007 08:39:21 AM
I thought this was the best place to ask this question so here goes.

I've been making salt dough ornaments for christmas this year. I need to seal then now that their painted but not sure what to use. I have tons of future floor wax and I know i've used that on my fimo/polymer clay creations but wasn't sure if it would have the same effect on the salt dough? I've painted them with acrylic paint as well.

I was wondering if any of you know of if its best for me to go out and get some other type of sealer.

Thanks a bunch!

7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / adult costume : rag doll on: November 02, 2007 10:09:50 PM
I originally posted this on the halloween board which is here:


I had a hard time coming up with something I could do for halloween in a week. I had to work on halloween night and didnt know that people were going to be dressing up. I went through tons of ideas and finally settled on being a rag doll. I was aiming at raggity anne but couldnt find anything suitable to wear / make for her. So instead I went with a dark rag doll.

I made everything in my costume sans the tights shoes and t-shirt.
The wig was an interesting experience. Never made one before and crazy to loop all those long strands around the base. I made the wig following this lion brand pattern : http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60386.html?noImages=

I made the tutu following this pattern here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambrosialove/522118984/

all I can say is tutu's are fun and I bought wayyy more tule that I needed! The skirt and apron I just winged with no pattern but it worked out well. Smiley

now for the pics, sorry they are dark!:


8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / nintendo ds lite carrying case on: April 03, 2007 02:16:10 PM
I was very much inspired by the ds case from this thread:


Using the same idea and materials (yarn and plastic canvas) I created this case. There was a comment in the original thread that mentioned the creator of that case needed to make a replica of the actual console. So I thought why not make it so that it holds everything Smiley I am quite happy with the way it turned out. Although when I make another one I'll be making a few minor adjustments. Mainly making the top longer and the dividers in the inside shorter. You can see by my read arrow that they went a bit wonky on me. Anyways here they are!

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / best yarn for pot holders? on: March 07, 2007 08:19:53 AM
So I started making the skull potholder in the happy hooker book and realized when I was almost done that the yarn was acrylic. Just curious to what type of yarn is the best for this. For some reason I am thinking the acrylic yarn would melt when it gets to hot? Or will it be okay.

I guess I should have read my labels more carefully. hehe I was just excited to try it.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / My christmas presents (complete w/ photos) on: February 20, 2007 11:51:18 AM
I was a busy little bee this past christmas making my family all snowman and a few other things. I just wanted to share my creations. The snowmen and the Frog I made using the knifty knitter (they were a big hit amongst my family). I made the horse for my little nephew who just loves horses (my brother owns three horses so thats where he gets that from). I also made a few bracelets chain mail style for my older neices and nephews which I just now realized I do not have pictures of and finally just completed a star blanket for my youngest nephew who is about three months old now. I just couldn't get it done in time for christmas which was unfortunate. But my brother and his wife understood considering all the work I put into everything.

It was tiring making so many crafts and working soo much at the same time but it was pretty fullfulling to get them done! I can't believe christmas is here and gone already. THis time though I am definately starting to make my crafts sooner then I did last year. Smiley

*edited to fix text since it decided to go beserk!*

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