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Ashley
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« Reply #175 on: Dec 08, 2011, 06:49:28 PM »

I just bought yarn and knitting needles.  A few years ago I tried to learn to knit, but while I was doing it I was reallly sick and snotting all over the place and not into the yarn I bought or into the idea of making a scarf or whatever I was making.

This time I bought pretty purple yarn.  I'm going to make a cat hat for my friend for christmas.  If I can't do that I'm going to try to make socks.

if I can't do that I'm going to make pillows.  for myself.
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Bernard
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« Reply #176 on: Dec 08, 2011, 08:18:18 PM »

Just in time for Christmas, hurrah.
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« Reply #177 on: Dec 09, 2011, 09:36:39 AM »

man I thought that said "yam and knitting needles" and I thought you were getting all yam-crafty, which would kind of rule
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« Reply #178 on: Dec 09, 2011, 09:37:50 AM »

knit me a yam sweater, I will deep fry that motherfucker, then I can either be warm (and greasy) or just eat it. It's like a choose your own adventure gift
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Ashley
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« Reply #179 on: Dec 09, 2011, 10:49:08 AM »

a yam sweater would be delicious and like sweet potato waffle fries.
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clare
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« Reply #180 on: Dec 09, 2011, 05:23:10 PM »

knit me a yam sweater, I will deep fry that motherfucker, then I can either be warm (and greasy) or just eat it. It's like a choose your own adventure gift

JIm, your posts are all making me laugh this morning. Thank you!

On a more topic-y note...

Should I buy an overlocker (serger) from Costco? It's a Janome, and according to the googling I did, about $200 below rrp, small enough to fit in my tiny space for sewing, but looks pretty robust and gets some good reviews.
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« Reply #181 on: Dec 09, 2011, 08:15:36 PM »

man I thought that said "yam and knitting needles" and I thought you were getting all yam-crafty, which would kind of rule
That's one way to get fibre out of your diet and into the streets.
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Bernard
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« Reply #182 on: Dec 09, 2011, 09:13:30 PM »

knit me a yam sweater, I will deep fry that motherfucker, then I can either be warm (and greasy) or just eat it. It's like a choose your own adventure gift

JIm, your posts are all making me laugh this morning. Thank you!

On a more topic-y note...

Should I buy an overlocker (serger) from Costco? It's a Janome, and according to the googling I did, about $200 below rrp, small enough to fit in my tiny space for sewing, but looks pretty robust and gets some good reviews.

YES! Get two, I want one as well. But seriously, can you look at the manual before you buy it? That sounds like a good deal, and Janome is a great brand.
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clare
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« Reply #183 on: Dec 10, 2011, 04:05:48 AM »

I know the model# (8002dx), but there might be a manual kicking around near the floor model. Good point. I'll have a look next time I'm there....
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Bernard
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« Reply #184 on: Dec 10, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »

Stuff folks usually recommend looking for: color-coded threading path, differential feed, and one other thing I can't remember. 5 threads?
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clare
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« Reply #185 on: Dec 10, 2011, 05:12:38 PM »

Diff feed, and colour coded threading path? check. The other thing...3 or 4 thread, easy rolled-hem thingy, adjustable cutting width, thread cutter, pressure foot pressure adjustment?
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« Reply #186 on: Jan 08, 2012, 06:51:09 PM »

Good thing I decided to make a fur-heavy puppet 'cause I didn't have nearly enough animal hair covering all my clothing before, smart thinking broseph
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Ashley
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« Reply #187 on: Jan 14, 2012, 05:35:43 AM »

This is some stuff that I have made.



These are wall hanging roller derby heads, with rockabilly dealios on them.  I'm hoping to find a varnish or something I can put on them to make them look better.  The pink one is going to have cherries on it.



Jammer heads.



Kitties!
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clare
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« Reply #188 on: Jan 14, 2012, 06:45:03 AM »

Love love love the cats. what are they made from?
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Ashley
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« Reply #189 on: Jan 14, 2012, 06:49:46 AM »

home made paper clay!  toilet paper, joint compound, flour and glue.
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« Reply #190 on: Jan 14, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »

http://www.wearenotmartha.com/2010/12/make-your-own-glitter-flats/

I've done this with two pairs of shoes already, and it's pretty awesome.
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« Reply #191 on: Jan 14, 2012, 04:46:52 PM »

Cool! I need a new pair of shoes, that may just be my answer. If I can find this mod podge stuff...
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« Reply #192 on: Jan 30, 2012, 11:57:09 AM »

Latest batch of stuff for HT: a little cotton/linen hoodie thing, the raincoat finally getting some use, Nurse Nancy costume by request, finally finished the lethal silk dress that almost destroyed my spirit, and her other super easy and pleasurable to sew silk dress that I feel certain I must have posted already, but for some reason I don't see it.





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« Reply #193 on: Jan 30, 2012, 12:01:07 PM »

Holy cow she looks amazing.  Heart
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« Reply #194 on: Jan 30, 2012, 12:03:54 PM »

She is super-cute as always, and that hoodie is totally adorable!
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Bernard
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« Reply #195 on: Jan 30, 2012, 12:12:53 PM »

 Smile Thank you dudes.
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« Reply #196 on: Jan 30, 2012, 12:23:08 PM »

Bernard, are you saving money with all this kit, or just getting a wicked stylish baby?
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Bernard
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« Reply #197 on: Jan 30, 2012, 01:47:45 PM »

If I value my labor at $0/hour, and count only the materials spent on a specific item, I am saving quite a lot. However, I am now a junkie and shop faster than I sew.

So for example:



Buttons: $4
Thread: $1
Fabric: $10
Interfacing: $1
Pattern: $4

So in one sense, this dress is $20, but in another sense, I didn't buy the exact amount of thread, fabric, etc. I needed for this. I bought this, and four other patterns, and loads of other stuff, and put in about ... 6 hours of labor? Maybe more? This particular dress had a lot of pressing and hand sewing. I guess it all depends on how you want to figure it.



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« Reply #198 on: Jan 30, 2012, 01:48:24 PM »

ps Thank you.
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« Reply #199 on: Jan 30, 2012, 02:57:41 PM »

What an adorable child.  That umbrella picture!

And I don't mean to blow up her spot or nothin, but I hear she can bust out a mean Wheels on the Bus.
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