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Re: Book Giveaway: Crocheted Animal Hats

Love crochet and needing some crazy animal hats!

Re: Book Giveaway and Signing: "Scraps" by Vera Vandenbosch

Ok, I am ready to bust my scraps with the help of this book. New ideas for projects are welcome. Thanks

Re: Book Giveaway: "Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads"

I am a Nomad sometimes and I have bits of yarn.

Re: Enter for a Chance to Win Four Craft Project Booklets

I would like to see this series of booklets and the illustrations contained as I learn better with lots of pictures. The little knit dog is too cute.

Re: Origami Book Giveaway

I have always admired origami flowers but have never tried one. This would give me clear instructions so I can start some. Thanks

Re: Professional Crafter Book Giveaway

People are very talented and need good solid advice to help them along with transitioning into business mode. I am one of those and hope to win these books so I do not have to work for the "man" anymore!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Great Cake Decorating"

Now this is a book that I could use. My baking is good but the presentation needs a little work. Frosting a cake such as the one on the cover would be such an accomplishment.

Re: Book Giveaway: Fabric Blooms

Love making and wearing all sorts of colorful flowers to liven up an outfit, so learning some new designs would be great. Thanks

Re: Book Giveaway: 4 How to Felt Books

This is truly a felt extravaganza! All four books look so good each with a different technique or subject. The Carnival of Feltmaking looks fabulous.

Re: Book Giveaway: Quilting With a Modern Slant

Yes, why only celebrate one day when a whole month is available!
I would love to learn to use up the scraps and fabric that I seem to not be able to resist either thrifting or at the fabric store. I plan on making a quilt or two using these fabrics but need some help figuring it all out.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Quilt With Scraps!

New ideas and patterns for the fabric and scraps is needed here. It is amazing how much fabric accumulates and making some quilts is in order. Thanks

Re: Book Giveaway: Woodland Knits

This sounds like there would be soms fun designs!

Re: Book Giveaway: The Night Before Christmas in Crochet

How cute are these? I need to make some reindeer!

Re: Book Giveaway: Monster Knits, Crochet Bakemono, and more!

What great ideas! Super-cool.

Re: Book Giveaway: Granny Squares

This looks so cool. I love granny squares, but have not really
mastered them....perhaps this will help me to understand what I am doing wrong since mine are always a bit lop-sided.

Re: Make Party Favors for a Bridal Shower

Hambly Screen Prints has gone out-of-business since the original article was written. Too bad as I really liked their screened transparencies and paper.
So many other companies are making rub-ons that are good too.

Re: Book Giveaway: A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

I certainly need some tips on how to make pictures better. I love these two and the blog.

Re: Book Giveaway Extravaganza: Magpie Series

The books sound good and my favorite would be the Brooches and Pins, Necklaces, and bracelets.
Thanks for having so many things to look at and keep us DIYers going.

Re: Make Beach Glass Earrings

I think this project is a great idea, but the drilling technique is actually quiet unsafe. The spinning of the glass is not a good way to drill these pieces.

It would be better to get a pair of the wooden pliers (available at jewelry supply stores-like Indian Jewelers Supply in New Mexico) or take some rubber bands and wrap the jaws of the wooden pliers or a pair of adjustable pliers for some gripping action. Grip your glass firmly, lay the piece on a piece of wood or an old teflon cutting board(white ones), hang your pliers over the edge so the glass lays as flat as possible.
A silicon hot pad would also be an alternative in assisting the holding of the glass. Just cut off pieces to put under and for your fingers to hold.
Do not be afraid of the drill when your hands are close to it if you hold on it will not spin. If it does start to spin immediately stop the drill.

Put oil or water on the piece to make a slurry of waste and to assist with the glass flying around and small particles getting airborne.

Re: Win a Copy of ScrapTherapy Scraps Plus One!

What a great trip you took from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. I think it was great to hear of all of the nice shops and owners that were visited and how friendly they all were.
I cannot believe you were filling up the van as you went. You said nothing of space issues, so I guess you two paced yourselves!
The hummingbird ornament at the end was a very nice ending present.
P.S. Your booth looked so good. Thank you for the postings.

Re: Book Giveaway: Paper Blooms

I love Jeffery's paper tutorials and have done several such as the cake cut-out decoration. A book on flowers would be so welcome--the poppies would be my first project!

Re: Book Giveaway: Crochet Garden

I just bought a plain light brown skirt and I thought it needed to be perked-up a bit.....flowers such as these would do the trick!
I absolutely love crocheted flowers as they are a nice sized project when I want to get something done and feel satisfied.

Re: Book Giveaway: Kids' Crafternoon

Oh the projects in these books look so fun.
I do volunteer work at a non-profit community art center where I lead workshops on many arts projects. This would be a wonderful addition to the offerings at the center.
Thank you

Re: Book Giveaway: Sweater Girls

Sweater in this styling remind me of all of the beautiful sweaters that my mother wore (she and my grandmother knit them)
These have such classic styling.

Re: Book Giveaway: Scary Sock Creatures and Other Halloween Crafts!

Cool new project books that look fun.
I love books like this as they always make me feel good and goofy.
The Return of the Stupid Sock Creatures really is right up my alley.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

I made the promise to myself that I would sew more clothes...for me. The mention of blouses is of interest to me and of course a new bag to go with them!
New patterns to get going on is just the thing.

Re: Book Giveaway: World of Geekcraft

Hi there!
Who doesn't love a new craft book??

I think that the play on the science fiction geekness is fabulous.

Time to get out of the winter funk and start creating...I teach at a non-profit for kids and adults so fresh angles are needed.
Winning this book would do us a world of good.