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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Gluing yarn to metal??? on: September 16, 2010 04:59:47 AM
I am sorry if this topic has been asked before, but I didn't have time to look through all 143 pages of topics.

I have recently started making crochet flowers to attach to the hats that I make. My idea, though, is to make them on clips so that they can be interchanged if you want to change up the look on your hat/shirt/headband/etc.

I bought these hair clips from Wal-Mart (we don't have a craft store here in our town, its 30 minutes away) as well as some bar pins. While I like the bar pins because they have holes in them to sew the flower on, the hair clips do not. So my dilemma is how to attach the flower to the clip.

I have some Tacky Glue, that says holds everything, but I am wondering about a low-temp hot glue. Would that melt the yarn? Would it hold better than the tacky?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hats! on: February 24, 2010 12:40:08 PM
These are a few of the hats that I've made over the last few months. I've made more, but just haven't had a chance to photo them all.

This one was made from a pattern that called for like a size 5 thread, but I did it with yarn instead. It turned out really good, I thought.

This one is the lattice pattern, but I kinda put my own twist on it, made the bottom band a little different.

This is my take on the beret. I don't like wearing them as a beret. I like them pulled down a little bit over my ears for extra warmpth.

This one I made a while back, but it is still very popular. I don't wear it that often, it looked better when my hair was longer, even permed.

Hopefully I can get more photos later.
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old Table Paper Rolls on: August 18, 2009 10:18:29 AM
I work at a doctor's office, and we go through table paper like crazy! We have leftover rolls from the paper, and I've been saving a few, thinking there HAS to be something that can be done with them. They look like toilet paper/paper towel rolls, but they are about 15 1/2 " long, same diameter as a toilet roll. I would post a pic, but I can't figure out how to post a picture. They are pretty sturdy, so I figured there has to be something they can be used for/made into. I am going to be moving in a few weeks into a new house, and I am trying to find ways to decorate/furnish on a dime. There are SO many deposits and appliances/furnishing that we need, we're gonna be short on cash for a while.

Any ideas fellow crafters?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Looking for a Chemo Summer Hat on: August 10, 2009 06:28:26 PM
I work in a doctor's office, and I have become familiar with a girl who is only 26 years old and has found out she has cancer. She had no insurance, and she has been denied what we have here called Tenncare, which is SUPPOSED to help people like her out. So she is left alone, no insurance, no help.

Her friends are going to have a fundraiser for her in less than two weeks, and I would LOVE to present her with a summertime crocheted hat that I would make for her. Its just too hot for most of the hats that I have found, so I am looking for something that she can wear on these hot-sunny days. (Yesterday it was supposed to get up to 97!) I was thinking something with maybe a size 10 thread, or something similar. I am just stumped. Most of the time I am good at making up my own patterns, but with this project, I am clueless. I want it to be soft, but yet not too thick or bulky that it would be hot. I would like for her to be able to wear it on these hot days.

She is not a girly girl, so anything frilly she wouldn't care for too much. I love all these hats with the brims on them, but how can I make that for the summer?

I have less than two weeks to create the hat, as well as finish up a hot pink baby blanket (the mother requested the hot pink...its interesting.) I would like to crochet it because I am faster at crocheting than I am at knitting, even though I like the look of knit better.

Any ideas, help, patterns, will be greatly appreciated. Both by me and her. And if anyone wants to pray, her name is Jeri Dawn. I can't imagine being 26 and finding out you have cancer. It was hard enough to lose my mom when I was 24...she was only 48. CANCER SUCKS!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I want to crochet a peanut...... on: September 17, 2008 11:15:05 AM
Ok, I know that sounds wierd, but let me explain. I have a friend who is pregnant. Before she knew what the gender was, when they looked at the first u/s, her and her husband thought it looked like a peanut. So they called the baby Peanut. They have since found out Peanut is a girl, but I am sure she is going to be their "little peanut" because technically she wasn't supposed to be able to have a baby. They told her she would never get pregnant. She's due in January.

So.....I thought it would be cute to make baby peanut....well, a stuffed peanut! I don't think I'd want to do it in pink...then it wouldn't look like a peanut.

My question is, where do I start? I tried working in the round, making a miniature hat, then decreasing, but it didn't really look like a peanut. And where could I encorprate (sp?) pink? Maybe a bow on its "head"? And what about the eyes?

I'm usually pretty creative, but this peanut has me stumped. LOL! Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / A Pricing Question on: June 21, 2007 05:49:53 AM
A neighbor/friend recently asked me if I would knit some oversized dishrags to use as washrags. She makes soap, and she's wanting them to go into her baskets with her soaps. I don't mind doing them at all, I like it actually. My problem is price. I have NO idea how to price them!?!

So far I've made four off of the Peaches and Creme cone that I bought at Wally World for $7, and I've got enough left to probably finish off the dozen that she wants. I haven't actually timed myself, but I'd say that it takes about two hours to finish one, give or take. (I work on them at work sometimes, so its kinda work when I can.) The basic dishrag size I had sold at a craft show for $2.50, which I thought was cheap, but they weren't knit, they were cro-hook.

Anyone have any ideas on a fair price?Huh
7  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Lactose Free Recipes on: June 14, 2007 06:52:25 AM
I am new to the website today, so I haven't had a chance to look at all the recipes yet. I am self diagnosed as lactose intolerant. Any time I eat anything diary, I get sick.

What I am hoping for is that you guys can suggest some lactose-free recipes. It is SO hard for me to find anything to cook that doesn't have to have milk, cheese, butter, stuff like that in it. Last night I made some Mexican-like hamburger mix with pasta, and I asked the BF what side he wanted me to fix with it. He said mashed potatoes, but of course I said no, because you have to have milk and butter to really make mp's. I was lost. I get tired of the same stuff all the time. Anyone got any suggestions? Does anyone know if there are any magazines out there for us lactose intolerant people?
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