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#152763 October 14th, 2006 at 12:29 PM
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my garden is on the rocks, and i need some very inexpensive crafts to do while i am waiting for winter to end. can anyone give me some suggestions?

#152764 October 14th, 2006 at 01:33 PM
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hi there.... wavey

knitting Dishcloth would be something you could do... don't cost much and is very useful...
with X-mas around the corner, they make a nice gift

#152765 October 14th, 2006 at 05:54 PM
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Tina that is what I have been doing too laugh

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how long does it take you to knit one? do you do scarves too? i saw a woman with the neatest knitted scarf the other day.

oh, and do you have links to patterns?

#152767 October 14th, 2006 at 09:35 PM
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dishcloth are taking me about 2 hrs for one... I take them everywhere I go... when You have to wait, like at the RxR, or Dr's... they keep me busy...
No, sorry , never made a scarve... but I can send you some nice scarve patterns if you like....
here the link for the DISHCLOTHS...

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/dishcloths.php

and here one for SCARVES...

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/scarves.php

SHAWLS and STOLES ...

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shawls_stoles.php

and last but not least.... SHRUGS...

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shrugs.php

ok... this should get you through winter.... lol might need all winter too just look at all patterns and figure out what you wanna make...

hope you find something pretty...
ENJOY !!

#152768 October 14th, 2006 at 09:37 PM
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Hi Rita.... wavey

#152769 October 16th, 2006 at 12:38 AM
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Scrapbooking! Its a great way to spend your time, its so nice to look through pictures and you can spend as much or as little as you want on your pages. The Dollar General store has lots of supplies for very reasonable prices and you can get lots of ideas and patterns on DIY websight.

#152770 October 16th, 2006 at 02:41 AM
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Hi there Tina how are you??
I have been busy crocheting a blanket for the sofa.. as well as a table cloth for the dining room table.. Re-upolstered some chairs today..
I usually switch off on the crafts..
I do stained glass, mosiac (haven't started that on yet still cutting glass) Crochet and... when it gets really bad in the winter I start painting the house haha..
I have like a bagillion patterns I just found at a yard sale yesterday.. Soooo if you are looking for anything in particular let me know and I will try to find something for you..
Ohh I also sew...got lots of patterns for that too!
Cross stiching is pretty easy too..
Good luck with your search!

#152771 October 16th, 2006 at 05:42 AM
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I want to learn crochet etc..knitting? anyone know of some online sites that teach you?
Thanks in advance.

#152772 October 16th, 2006 at 10:45 AM
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Hi Angie .. I have been learning alot from this site..

It has video so you can see!!

I hope it helps everyone out there looking for something easy and fun to do!! thumbup

#152773 October 16th, 2006 at 11:05 PM
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Hey Rita, wavey

I would love to learn to sew...
just never had anyone teach me... frown

do you know of any site that might have SEWING for beginners Info ??? ( would be great )
huggies

#152774 October 17th, 2006 at 01:48 AM
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Never really looked for one Tina.. I have sewn since I was 11 soooo crud that was 20 years ago hahha...
I will check it out for you though.. Like machine sewing right?
I found it here you go Tina and Good luck!!

#152775 October 17th, 2006 at 02:31 AM
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I am crocheting this fall and scrapbooking. Making homemade cards for the holidays is a good way to spend the fall time. Getting inexpensive clay pots and painting them over the winter is fun and gives you a head start on new planters in time for spring planting as well as homemade holiday gifts.

#152776 October 17th, 2006 at 08:35 AM
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Triss...Hi,
great Ideas... I will have to get me some clay pots and do some painting... I have some acrylic paints from my fabric crafts... do you think they will work ? or do I need different paint..?

Hey Rita...
yes, maschine sewing... I have an old pedal Singer and a new electric....lol
I looked online and found nothing...
But I have been buying fabrics , when they were on sale.. all ready and no clue what to do...lol

huggies

#152777 October 17th, 2006 at 08:37 AM
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I have used acrylic paints and then I just spray them afterwards with a clear coating. The kids and I did them one year for the Grandmothers.

#152778 October 17th, 2006 at 08:40 AM
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cool.. I will get me some clear coating...
thanks for the tip.
My DD is 14 and always wants to do something crafty and here is what she can do with me...

#152779 October 17th, 2006 at 08:24 PM
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Tina did you sewing link I put up for you?

#152780 October 21st, 2006 at 09:22 PM
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Hi Rita...
I just seen it... ty sooo much... looks like a lot of help getting started... wow... wayyyy coool... I will get my DD and my Fabrics and try to make a lil something... I will let ya know how it worked out...

ty again and wish me luck........

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#152781 November 10th, 2006 at 09:54 AM
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Hey, there!

How about quilting? Learning to sew a straight line is....dare I say it? Pretty straight forward!

You can do simple patterns, like a nine patch or pinwheels. Start with a placemat, etc.

I love collection lots of fabric! Between my mom and I....we have a great stash...and often go *shopping* at each other's houses.

Anyway, quilting is simple and fun....and as you learn to sew you can get fancier or more elaborate with the patterns.

Barb


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Triss...Hi,
great Ideas... I will have to get me some clay pots and do some painting... I have some acrylic paints from my fabric crafts... do you think they will work ? or do I need different paint..?

Hey Rita...
yes, maschine sewing... I have an old pedal Singer and a new electric....lol
I looked online and found nothing...
But I have been buying fabrics , when they were on sale.. all ready and no clue what to do...lol

huggies

#152782 November 11th, 2006 at 04:13 AM
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I would like to learn how to knit so I can make some dishclothes......anyone know where I can learn how???

#152783 November 11th, 2006 at 04:51 AM
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yes, plantqueen - give me a few minutes and I'll post some links for you!

#152784 November 11th, 2006 at 05:12 AM
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OK - here's a site with videos.
I do the Continental method - learned that years ago from my mom - it really does go quickly.

knittinghelp.com

Another good one...

stitchcafe

Another from Lion Brand Yarn...

Lion Brand Yarn

Hope this gives you a good start.
I'm going to go look at the links someone posted for learning how to crochet - can't for the life of me remember how to do it!


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