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Hello :D [09 Jun 2006|08:07pm]

Hi! My name is Rachel and I just wanted to introduce myself. *waves hi* I am always happy to craft, but find myself only doing so when huge life things are happening because it helps me to stay level, calm, and keeps me focused on something long enough to get my thoughts in order.

But, I am currently having a crafting meltdown. My younger sister is having her first child and is due in one month. I bought all of this yarn because I was sure that I was going to knit a baby blanket. For some strange reason, I just cannot seem to stop thinking it would be better to make a quilt for "baby Bella." Long story short, our parents and grandparents have passed away, and I thought it would be really lovely to make Bella a baby quilt that is like the ones our grandmother made for us when we were small (same design, different colors). My grandmother was also and avid crocheter, so a knitted blanket would also fit this same theme I am going for: a connection for Bella to her past. I am not sure which is more appropriate. Any feedback would be really helpful because I am so stuck.

Thank you in advance!
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New Monster Pillows! [06 Jun 2006|12:00pm]


(sorry about the crappy pics, i will have better ones next wed)

4 new Monster Pillow designs are here!! and 3 of them are smaller so they are easier on your wallet! The price range is between $20-$35 and 2 of the new designs have some posable parts. I plan on working in more posable parts as new designs are created. Feel free to email me if you want one of these in custom colors; that includes eyes and fangs too!! I can make these to your specific color desires, just email me! mechbun @

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Plastic Adhesive Question [03 May 2006|03:54pm]

Who has worked with Lure Craft plastic?

Apparently very few things work as an adhesive for lurecraft plastic. Super glue does work, but I don't trust it and it tends to dry brittle and crack with age, blah blah. So far i have tested hot glue gun, Plumber GOOP, E-3000, and regular GOOP. All of them slide right off the plastic when dry.

Does anyone know of any other substance besides super glue that will definitly work? (The plastic is super soft and rubbery PVC)

Thanks =)
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Silicone on clothes? [10 Mar 2006|09:09am]

I am looking for the silicone that alot of people have used to make spikes with on clothing and headbands. I will NOT be making these things, I just need to find relatively cost effective silicone that won't break down and is easy to dye. Can anyone help?

Thanks =)
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[21 Feb 2006|11:09pm]
I'm creating a store on wod auctions, and You can have a store logo, and a banner, and one of my idea's for a store picture was of me holding something handmade with the store name on it. I was thinking like a yard of flannel or fleece with lettering sewn on. What do you all think
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[14 Feb 2006|07:45pm]
I had the idea to sew wash clothes together like you would a quilt
and I wondered what you could make from sewn together wash cloths. I
also want to get cute reciving blankies and piece them together but
three blankets at walmart are 10 bucks:(
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[05 Feb 2006|11:11am]

I'm new and I'm from Germany. I love making earrings and stuff - So is there anybody who knows a good online store which sells cool charms (skulls, guns, etc.) and which ships to Europe?
Thanks so much ♥

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Newbie with Monsters! [15 Jan 2006|10:41am]

Hey everyone,
I'm new here but I have been crafting for a while now, well ever since I made new clothes for my barbies. I thought I would show off my newest creation. I am really proud of these guys.
They were made with Monster Fur, upholtstery vinyl noses, plastic casting eyes and some other crazy fabric stuff I found for Mr. Bun's eyes and all of their teeth. Stuffed with luv. =)
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[22 Sep 2005|08:49am]

[ mood | awake ]

Hi, all.

My friend and I are getting a crafting business up and running, and we are doing two shows this fall and winter that I wanted to let you know about:

We are happy to announce that we will be participating in St. Joseph's 11th Annual Country Fair on Saturday, October 15 at 5843 Manor Woods Road, Buckeystown, MD. The fair will be held from 9:00am until 4:00pm. We hope to see you there!

If, however, you cannot make it on October 15th, we will also be participating in "Christmas in the Woods" at 10415 Stevenson Road in Stevenson, MD. Drop by any time you would like between October 7 and December 4, and feast your eyes on works by various artists and
craftspeople! For further information, you can go to

To see our stuff, you can go to: .

Jen M.

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check this out! [16 Aug 2005|03:32pm]

Etsy is an internet marketplace for all things HANDMADE. Seems like a nifty outlet for all us overenthusiastic crafters.

(Note: I have not used this service as a buyer or seller; I only saw the link on BoingBoing about ten minutes ago. Caveat emptor!)
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[14 Aug 2005|03:55pm]

[ mood | sort of awake ]

hi all! i am a member of the Church of Craft, Portland, Oregon chapter=)

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[01 Aug 2005|07:15am]

The latest issue of Mosaic Minds is out today and in it is instructions for making my latest creation:

...check it out...
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Craftin' Outlaws Wanted! [10 Jun 2005|04:49pm]


Anyone feelin' crafty?! I am hosting Columbus, Ohio's first "alternative craft fair" downtown this fall to showcase the most original and unique local and national crafty DIYers. The deadline for vendor applications is July 20, so get to it and spread the word!
For more info:
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Knitters Without Borders (xposted) [12 Jan 2005|11:35pm]

This is one of the most inspiring things I've seen in ages!!
Please check out yarnharlot's Knitters Without Borders
read about how it all began and look at how much money has been raised!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you take the challenge?:)
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crafters... [04 Dec 2004|12:09pm]

New PBS program for beaders

Announcing Beads, Baubles, and Jewels, a new television program for beading enthusiasts! Hosted by leading jewelry-making and beading art suppliers, this program is dedicated to providing inspiration, impart education, and give you, the artisan, an expanded means of creative expression. Highlights include:
49 "How-To" Segments over a 13-week session, with 3-5 illustrated courses in each session.

Experts in the jewelry-making industry lead the courses, carefully providing step-by-step instructions which are practical, helpful and downright fun.
Topics cover an expanded range of must-have skills, including
Setting Stones
Using Memory Wire
Creating an Exotic Drop Necklace with Wire
Fashioning Faux Dichro Diversions
Plaiting, Purchasing and Plying Pearls, Pearls, and more Pearls
Finagling some Flea Market Fun
Knotting Basics; and many, many more

How do you see this program on your local PBS station? There are a number of ways to assure this program is included in your local PBS station's line-up.

there is a link to a list of stations that are already showing it on that page, plus a telephone/email list for those in cities who haven't yet added it to their lineup.

Atlanta people: we are not yet on the list... if this sounds like something you'd be interested in, info for us is behind cut.
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neW HanDMAdE GOOdieS!!!!!!! [16 Nov 2004|11:50pm]

NEW handmade, one-of-a-kind totes, button bracelets, fabric art and more!!!!
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New Member [15 Nov 2004|01:33pm]

[ mood | bored ]

Hi fellow craftspeople,

My name is AMP, I am 20 years old and love to do all sorts of crafty things, especially scrapbooking and quilting. Finances are a little tight this year so I haven't been being my usual crafty self but I have decided I want to make those comfort blankets I've seen everywhere lately. I don't know how to describe them except they are usually made of two varying soft kinds of fleece-type material and they are 'tied' together. If anyone knows where I can go on the web to learn how to make them or even understands what I am talking about, it would be greatly appreciated!

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[08 Nov 2004|12:50pm]

I have chosen to participate in a charitable project in which everyone
makes a stuffed animal according to a theme. This month's theme was
"the accessorized elephant". The idea is to auction it off for charity
and I've chosen to give my proceeds to the SOS Animals foundation. It
is the dog rescue organization in Spain where we bought our second dog,

So, if you have the inclination, please visit the auction and bid what
you can. Thank you!

The auction:

You can read more about the SOS Animals foundation here:

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Paying dues? [29 Sep 2004|10:58am]

I'm directing this towards anyone who runs or attends regular crafting get togethers.

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Museum of Craft Oddity seeking submissions.... [13 Sep 2004|10:49am]

(I am not affiliated, just passing this along because I thought it was neat)

The Museum of Craft Oddity (Los Angeles, CA) is currently seeking
submissions to exhibit
in the categories of "Cosies" and "Potholders."

"Cosies" are defined as covers for objects, such as, but not
limited to: eggs, teapots, hot
water bottles, booze, and toilet paper.

"Potholders" are defined as those imminently handy items
useful in the kitchen used to
grasp hot items or place hot dishes upon.

In the long history of handcrafted household goods, "Cosies"
and "Potholders" are often
maligned as mere second-rate decoration. Witness the sarcasm
generally reserved for the
handmade Poodle in some of its many incarnations:

We seek to present a broad range of historical "Cosies" and
"Potholders" that truly exhibit
the love and spirit or crafty grandmothers and busy church bazaars.

Submissions should consist of the following:
1.) Photocopy of Source Historical Pattern(s) (for display only)
2.) Your handmade rendition(s) of said pattern
3.) Multiples in the case that you wish to sell your creation (of the
proceeds, 25% will be
donated to the Museum to further its research into the handcrafts of
4.) Attached form filled out completely.
5.) Attach a tag with string to your item with your name and pattern
6.) SASE to return your specimen.

Entries are due Dec. 1st, 2004. The exhibit will be held at the
Craft Compound Xmas
Bazaar the second weekend of December in Los Angeles, CA.



x-posted to los_angeles
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