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Re: How to Make Button Cards . . . with Removable Buttons!

Simple but brilliant, who knew! I have literally zillions of buttons, guess what I'LL be doing with them? And actually I was thinking of putting some of them in some form where I could frame the final result--this technique would work perfectly for that as well as for the cards. And you could use stabilized fabric as well as paper for a background--you could fuse other fabric, ribbon, lace, etc. but use the same technique. Yessss!

Re: How to Make a Beautiful Bridal Garter

Man, oh, man I wish I'd had this pattern when I made garters a couple of years ago for my niece's wedding! The fabric I used frayed like a son-of-a-gun--I didn't think of using ribbons. Duh!! They turned out fine but I was inventing cuss words as I went because the internal fraying was messing with inserting the elastic. I swore "Never again" (or at least I figured I'd only embellish commercial garters) but having seen this project I have renewed hope. My matching ring pillow went without a hitch though and turned out super!

Re: How to Make a Beginner's Lace Sachet Bag: Perfect for Moms and Brides

Great pattern--you can also, for all of you beginners, go a couple sizes up in needles and a size up in yarn (sock weight and size 6) and make a scarf, or worsted and size 8, depending on how lacy and light you want it to be. This pattern knits up beautifully and is a great way to learn that lace is really not that difficult, just takes some concentration. Also, don't forget to use a "lifeline"--that means a strand of something silky and easy to remove every pattern or so threaded thru all of your stitches on the needle so that if (heaven forbid) you were to drop a stitch you have a point beyond which your project can't unravel because let me tell you, lace loves to unravel and is the very devil to pick back up. The lifeline runs through the stitches and won't let them drop farther down.

Re: Tortoise Hiding

It took me all day to get this far.

Re: Puppy Papoose

Hey,you're just jealous cuz you gotta walk.

Re: 2 Pugs in Hats

NO, we're NOT twins..............

Re: Horsing Around

Hay, I was feeling my oats that day!

Re: Doggies by a Window

Sigh, "flower power" is SO 60s.

Re: Doggie Cardigan

Does this make my neck look too long and my ears too big?

Re: Pup in Garland

Overdone? Yeah, I gotta say you should've stopped after ONE frill.

Re: Dog in Ruffles

You should've asked me, I would have told you it'd look silly on me.

Re: Playful Pup

I KNOW my baby doesn't look like me, what of it?

Re: Sleepy Kitty

I'm CATatonic for the next 8 hours. Don't bother me.

Re: Funny Bunny

No, no, I wanted REAL carrots.