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1  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Eww - is that mold? How to seal jelly jars? on: December 12, 2006 09:10:47 AM
Hi guys
so this might not be this hip or edgy but i'm making jelly/marmalade for christmas this year.
my friend got me a vintage book on how to make jelly/jams/preserves/etc. which is really off the hook but it doesn't tell me how to seal the jars..
i've already given one present thats molded (gel air fresheners) and don't really want to do it again this year.
does anyone have any input?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Harley Windchime? on: December 09, 2006 05:58:38 AM
Hi guys,
i haven't used the forum in awhile but this is going to be a crafty christmas for me so i figured id take advantage..i want to make a windchime.. i've got free harley davidson parts..handle bars... big giant gear type things... the long metal windchime parts and some fishing line
any ideas would be great!
thanks a bunch
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Painting a Bath-Tub? on: January 19, 2005 05:07:08 PM
Has anyone ever painted a bath tub? what kind of paint would work? do you have to put a special kind of sealer on top?  any ideas are greatly appreciated!
Jules  Kiss
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Pillows that hold in polyfil? on: August 01, 2004 07:23:53 AM
Hi there,
I've had some issue before making pillows because the poly fil will come through the fabric a little... like little white curly things pushing through the weave [god i hope this is making sense].
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to not have this happen?  Like fabric types to use? [ive used higher quality satiny stuff and it still happened] or if it would be reasonable to put interfacing on the fabric.. if this would stop the polyfil from escaping?

i appreciate any help...greatly!
thanks in advance guys

Julie  Kiss
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Book Goodies? on: July 05, 2004 08:05:33 PM
This idea was mentioned on another thread, I'd be interested in moderating this swap if there was enough interest [say 5 or more people].
The swapped package would include:
1.) book carrying case
2.) bookmark
3.) Used book from your collection

The idea/contents are negotiable of course, but thats the general idea.
Either post here or pm me if you're interested and I'll try to get this rolling  Grin

Julie   Kiss
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Purple Hippie Panel Skirt - It Rocks! - Tutorial on: June 25, 2004 02:05:52 PM
So... i made my second panel skirt and im real proud of how it turned out... i dont have a tutorial, but might be able to make some diagrams of how i made it if people are genuinely interested.
It was pretty easy..and i was working with beautiful fabric which made it even more fun  Grin
Only issue ive had is that its kinda crooked..longer on one side than the other...

and not to load u all up with pictures, u can follow the link for a full picture of my hippieness in my new panel skirt  Cheesy


OK, this is really rough, especially the making it fit part lol  I actually started this one a year ago...had to wait til i lost some weight for it to fit on my body bc i had mis-judged things  Roll Eyes

I tend to just jump into things without planning out so much, but I believe the best way to make this skirt is to:
1.) measure your waist

2.)  Take this measurement and divide it by 4 [Since there are 4 panels] and then add 2 inches to the plain clothe panels which will be in the middle and 4 inches to the corduroy ones to allow for seams.  The length should be the final length you want it to be, plus 3 inches.
For example if your waist was 40inches around.  Each fabric panel would be 12 inches wide at the top and each corduroy panel would be 14 inches wide at the top.

3.) cut two fabric shapes with these dimensions as below. [the dotted line being where you will sew later]

4.) Cut two corduroy shapes with the dimensions below.

5.)  Sew all four pieces together along the dotted edge with the excess fabric inside the tube and the right side of the fabric facing outwards.  I usually finish the inside stuff just by zigzagging the edges although I know there's more proffesional ways of doing things...

6.) On the side cord panels, I tend to sew another seam down the middle just to give it a more crisp/clean kinda look.

7.) hem the bottom.
8.) insert a drawstring at the top.  I dont have the patience to go into this in depth now but maybe later.   Wink  be careful to make sure the tube the string goes into is PLENTY big enough or it won't gather right.

Things i'd do different next time:
1.) add pockets, maybe at the mock seam in the cordorouy, on the side.  It would be real easy...
2.) take my time in measuring and making things square/straight.  My skirts kinda lopsided  Undecided
3.) put one sided interface on the cotton fabric i use for the middle panels, because over time the cottom does kinda wear out... stretching funny and stuff.. altho its being thin and light weight does make it cooler in the summer, even with the cord on the side... its a tricky situation  Wink

shewww these tutorial things are a lot more time consuming than they'd seem ::wipes sweat from her brow::
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Frusion Bottle Turned Spunky Barbie on: June 05, 2004 12:44:47 PM
I made this entirely from trash.  
- Her body is a frusion bottle [liquid yogurt stuff]... i spray painted it with special spray paint made just for plastics by Krylon.  
- The arms and legs were misc. Barbie parts.  
- I colored her eyes and hair with sharpie markers and added an old jewelry stud as an eyebrow ring.  
- I finished it off by making a tube from some old fishnets of mine and putting it on the outside of the bottle.
- Her intended use is a paperweight, she could be filled with something like nuts and bolts to make her heavier.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Shopping for hooks on: May 15, 2004 05:31:54 PM
Hey Chicas,
I'm looking to buy some silver sterling earring hooks.  I've made a very rough sketch of the type i prefer.  They have a little built in hook that the big hook, well hooks into  Wink
the purple thing is just to represetn some sort of earring piece on the hook.

I'm just super sensitive to earrings and want to latch on some quality hooks to not so quality earrings i pick up at yardsales/thriftstores/etc

thanks for your help!!

Julie   Kiss
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Roll with it on: February 15, 2004 09:15:49 AM
So, i just started my first sweater [the hoodie in SnB] and its really aggravating me how the fabric is rolling up upon itself..... does anyone have any suggestions how to keep this under control?  Also, i guess if anyone has noticed any things about this pattern that i should look out for or change?
thanks for any help chicas
peace   Kiss

10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Healthy - to go on: January 20, 2004 05:17:15 AM
So, i'm starting school/work back up again next week...and altho i love my 1971 orange thermos, im kinda tired of just taking soup for lunch.... also my days will run from 8am til 9pm this semester... so i was wondering if anyone out there had any ideas on healthy food that can just be stored in a backpack for the day...quick and easy is also a plus  Wink

thanks for any help chicas  Kiss
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