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3721  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 1970's vintage fabric covered umbrella on: January 19, 2010 02:07:23 PM
Thanks! I wish I could buy that magazine more often!
3722  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 1970's vintage fabric covered umbrella on: January 19, 2010 12:51:27 PM
Wow!  What a great thing you made!  Do you have a link to the information you used (if it was online)?  I may have to try this someday.

Thank you for speaking up for using a quality frame.  You, too, Wulf.  When I read that comment I thought "Oh no!"  I know that I've had cheap umbrellas which had frames that probably wouldn't last through the process.  In my line of work sometimes people think I can make something cheaply made into something beautiful, but it's kind of a waste of money and time for me to work on something that's poorly constructed and I think that would be the case here.  Of course, a practice frame and practice fabric is a great idea.
3723  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 19, 2010 07:46:04 AM
oh my god i love this!

when i was little one of my favorite books was Capyboppy, if you like Capybaras you should check it out: http://www.amazon.com/Capyboppy-Bill-Peet/dp/0395383684

Oh, thank you!  And thanks for the recommendation!  The cover looks adorable!
3724  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Squirrels vs. Alien Robot Invaders Toile Embroidery (many pics) on: January 19, 2010 07:44:15 AM
I think this is really beautiful. I also think that you are extremely talented. I am only just getting into stitching, but hope that if I keep at it I will get this good Cheesy

Wow. Thanks!  You'll catch on in a snap! There are tons of awesome stitchers here on craftster for inspiration and also on the flickr groups Phat Quarter and Embroidery and others.
3725  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Fox Scarf! on: January 18, 2010 04:51:47 PM
Haircut or no, FOXY POST! 
3726  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 18, 2010 04:31:02 PM
This is awesome, so cute!

Thank you!
3727  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 18, 2010 02:28:18 PM
dh confirmed "chigiro hembra".

i think definitely a cloth one is easier to keep.  it won't eat thru its house for one thing (isn't that a problem of rodents?)

Thanks!  Is he wondering why the sudden interest in chiguiros?
3728  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 18, 2010 09:05:52 AM
The guides where we were called them carpincho macho and carpincho hembra, but I do like carpincha and it makes sense, of course.  fI always forget "hembra" because we don't have a meaning for it in American English like we do "macho."  

actually coming from latin the Fs became Hs in spanish (not always but mostly, i think[?]) and so fembra, well that's kinda funny too, actually.  in english, at least.

when i googled it, it seemed like the first things that came up were humans - people were using those feminine versions (the ones with the -a on there, not the "hembra" versions) as nicknames.  but i didn't investigate a lot.  so must be the correct names of the animals are like what the guides said.  i will ask dh about chigira or chigiro hembra.

Wow!  The etymology of words is so fun!  And then of course it's fun to see how one language can be so different depending on the culture that's speaking it.

Love it - my brother is obsessed with these furry critters - and he wants one for a pet - probably not the best idea, since he's already well on his way to a zoo - guniea pigs, bunnies, a dog, fish, and a couple of birds already....   Wait 'til I tell him they taste good, too!

They're a great animal, but maybe not the best & certainly not the easiest pet.  There is a capybara in the US who has it's (I don't know if it's male or female) own blog!  Something like gianthamster.  Anyway, it describes how it will seemingly randomly go through phases wherre it attacks and bites it's owner.  And those are some serious teeth for biting... like most (all?) rodents the teeth never stop growing.  OUCH!
3729  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 17, 2010 01:15:17 PM
It's Speak!! Hehe... I love The Tick and the episode where he finds a capybara and thinks it is a dog. He names it Speak and keeps it as a pet, lol.

Love, love this! Wish I had one.

I had no idea!  How great.

Thanks!
3730  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hello Carpincho! (A Soft Brooch of Capybara Goodness) on: January 17, 2010 12:52:44 PM
I'm so happy that there are other carpincho/capybara/chiguira/capivara fans here on craftster!  I had expected this post do go mostly un-commmented upon.  YEY!

Here in Brazil it's called capivara - pretty similar with english I guess... My father lives by the river and almost everyday he sees a capivara family eating the neighbors plants!  Cheesy

And that brooch is amazing! Looove it!

Oh, yes! I have read that in Portuguese they are "capivara" and I've seen a Japanese toy called "kapibara san."

Thank you!
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