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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: DIY acne cream (works like clearsil) on: June 23, 2008 08:56:48 AM
If you are using fabric softener...stop.  It caused really bad breakouts for me.  Switch to Charlies soap in the wash with vinegar in a downy ball.  No softener in the dryer, after the vinegar, I find it's not needed.  If you must, find something natural.

Wash face with raw honey. 

Tone with 25% HEINZ Apple Cider Vinegar/75% Distilled water.  You can add several drops of tea tree oil to this (buy from reputable source), it will lessen the smell, and clear up acne.

Moisturize with straight-up jojoba oil.  Get a good one from a HFS.

To fade red marks on oily skin:  Nightly mask of 1T egg white, beaten by hand just til frothy, with a touch of lemon juice.

For red marks on dry skin:  Lemon juice in honey. 

Do the masks at night, as lemon will make you susceptible to sunburn. 

At night, after cleansing, you can also us a paste of baking soda and water as a scrub-good for blackheads.  Can be drying.

**the store bought creams make you enter a vicious cycle of oily skin/dry skin.  you're forcing your skin to work overtime, and it's not happy.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Dragon Scarf!!! To Accompany my Dragon Hat! Pattern coming soon! on: November 19, 2007 12:30:22 PM
**shrieks**  Omg, I would love, love, LOVE to make one (er, two) of these!!  My boys would flip out over them, i have a nine year old who is obsessed with dragons!

I hope you post a tute!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Athenian Scarf on: November 19, 2007 12:26:08 PM
Marvelous!  I know what i'll be doing tonite...Cheesy
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Convertible mitten on: November 11, 2007 10:38:08 AM
Very nice!  Another thought... making them with wool/woolease and then felting them...nice and warm!

5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: peacock t-shirt recon on: July 19, 2007 04:36:16 PM
I like it a lot!!  I don't think the beads would be overkill, as long as you didn't use a ton of them and you got the right beads.

Great job!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: crochet site on: July 17, 2007 08:09:52 PM
This is an awesome site!  Thank you! 

I found some patterns that I've been wanting, and some better. Smiley
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wedding cake tiara on: July 15, 2007 06:49:51 AM
You did a great job, it's a beautiful cake!  Kudos to the fondant crafter as well!

About preserving them,  I would go to www.ladycakes.com and ask there.  It's a wonderful forum of cake decorators, lots of experts there who will help you with the right method of preserving them.  You have to pay to see the forums with pictures, but there are open discussion forums you can get to for nothing.  They also have a free trial membership, so you can do that.
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Long Open Shawl Crochet-a-long. on: July 10, 2007 02:20:39 PM
*droooling over everyone's work*

My list is getting really long on things I want to work on, but I'm bumping this to the top.  I've been in search of a youthful crocheted shawl FOREVER.  I LOVE THIS! Smiley
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Muppet Glasses Holder Crochetalong on: July 10, 2007 02:02:01 PM
Oh man, I know what i'm doing tonite!  This is awesome!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: I am obsessed with French beaded flower brooches! Lotsa clickable thumbnail pics on: July 10, 2007 09:41:26 AM
Thanks for the help...I think I got it now.  Now, to get some seed beads... Cheesy

I'd always love to see pictures, esp. if you make them into brooches. Wink
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