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Monday, October 31st, 2005
6:20 pm
For a good cause
I know everyone usually likes to do a couple of good deeds around this time of the year, and since this is an arts and crafts community, ya'll might appreciate this.

This year i am participating in "Warm Up America". Basiscally, take your remnant yarn and make 7" x 9" squares that will be crocheted or knitted into an afghan. The afghan will be donated to a local charity.

If you are interested, go here:


They even have directions for starting to crochet and free patterns. I'm trying to get my friends involved so that we can all donate enough for one blanket.

Anyways, its a good idea to pass around and get people interested. Starting now, alot of us think about how fortunate we are, and to me, that means helping others out too.
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
12:35 pm
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
7:55 pm
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I really wish the colors came out better in the picture. This purse is pink and white both with white pinstripes. There is a silk bunny head appliqued to the front. (Christmas present for my cousin. That's what she's into.)

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I should take pictures when it's lighter outside.
Friday, August 26th, 2005
2:50 pm
A little background: I've never been a really crafy sort of person but in the past few years I picked up crochet, and more recently I'm working on an ugly quilt and will soon be giving knitting a shot. I can make scarves, and small purses with my limited crochet skills. My sewing skills are not much better, in fact they are probably worse.

The ugly quilt I'm working on is simple patchwork with scraps and cloth remnants. I'm hand sewing. This is the first big sewing project I've done outside of my 7th grade Home Ec class, twelve years ago.

Things I've noticed/realized during this project:

Stretchy material seems cool at first, but when you misjudge the point you need to stretch it to the results are seam ripping and irritatedness. (I have recently learned the value of pins so this is not such a problem anymore.)

Yarn for thread seems like a good idea, sturdy, fancy, and because I'm probably insane. Sturdy, yes. When you take a seam ripper to it sometimes it doesn't want to let the fabric seperate.

Straight lines are your friends. But they are lousy friends who don't call, don't write, and ignore you on the street.

Planning is fun. Try it sometime.

The magic elves are not going to come help you finish this thing. You started it, finish it. If you hate it you can sell it on Ebay or give it to kiddo for Shoebunk.

The more I sew, the more I wonder what crack I was smoking. I would like to order just enough of that crack to make finishing the project enjoyable, and not so much that I want to start another.

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, August 8th, 2005
12:16 pm
The new purse.

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That's supposed to be a wolf's head but I know it looks more like a coyote.
I really like the colors on this one. The picture doesn't show them the way they are in real life.
Monday, August 1st, 2005
4:11 pm
New Member!
Hello Everyone! I'm new to LJ and new to the whole community scene. Also, new to crafting stuffs! I've started crocheting recently and its slow going. I've just learned that my best friend is going to be having a baby and I would love nothing more than to make some special items for her...so I am working on crochetting a baby blanket right now. I also plan on making her a rag quilt or some sort of other blanket as soon as I get my sewing room set up. My six year old loves Knights and dragons so I want to stitch him together some play outfits that would be suitable attire for a young knight to go dragon slaying in. We'll see how it goes. If and when I find my usb cable for my camera I will post pictuers of my progress.

Current Mood: content
Saturday, July 30th, 2005
7:46 pm
First time poster!
I made a new purse. I am working on a whole set of purses to give my cousins for Christmas. Take a look.

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Sunday, April 24th, 2005
1:12 pm

This looks like fun. :) I just picked up quilting, and I have crafting ADD, so I think this is a great place for me. How's your quilting going?
Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
6:25 pm
Welcome Everyone!
Hello, and welcome to our new community!

This is a place for people who have just started a new hobby or craft. Here we can ask and answer each other's questions, show off our accomplishments, and learn from each other.

Personally, I have just learned to knit, and so far it's slow going! I'm also about to start quilting again, which I haven't tried for many years.

Anyone else picking up a new hobby?

Current Mood: artistic
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