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Topic 7 of 23: Comments and Suggestions

Wed, May 17, 2000 (00:29) | Marcia (MarciaH)
This is where you post the stuff which is good to know but there is no other topic into which it fits.
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 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 1 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (00:36) * 18 lines 
 
I could not think of anything to post for a start-up, so I hunted down a service which emails me stuff like this:

Farmhouse Country Style

Would you like to display the farmhouse country style in
your home? You can achieve it by first painting your walls
earthtones and pastels or with small floral wallpaper or
stenciling. At your windows hang tab - top curtains in a
"ticking" stripe or small plaid patterned fabric such as
cotton. On the floors use area rugs such as rag rugs;
nothing plush. Keep your furniture primitive with bare wood
or painted for the simple look. Again, use pastels on your
upholstery with simple but charming patterns. You don't
need a lot of accessories, but whatever you choose make it
functional, and fresh flowers are a must.





 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 2 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (16:56) * 15 lines 
 
No More Damaged Brushes

If you've invested a lot of money in good-quality brushes,
you probably want to keep them in the best shape possible.
To do that, you can use the little green plastic tubes that
you often get on rose stems or other cut flowers at your
local florist. (Depending on the florist, they cost about
10 to 25 cents each.) To protect the bristles of your
brushes while transporting them to and from art class or
painting expeditions, you could slide your brushes,
bristle-end first, into the tubes. You could throw your
brushes in a travel case without worrying about damaging them.

Art Tip provided by Passion4Art.com



 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 3 of 47: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (17:00) * 1 lines 
 
and i see marcia hard at work in here! *grin*


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 Response 4 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 17, 2000 (17:44) * 3 lines 
 
Yeah...I found great wallpaper and it just would not show up so I borrowed the food broadloom for the while and let the dividers on - love the color but open to your suggestions, my dear! Geez, Hard at work is about it. I did about 3 hours before I had breakfast - not a smart thing for me to do since I tend to run on thin air, anyway. Any suggestions for the wallpaper?n This is what I chose originally which tiles beautifully (but not as purty as this stuff which I helped choose for the tv conference so long ago...




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 Response 5 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (12:19) * 21 lines 
 
Crayon Stain Removal

For those of you with young children, here is a way to try
to get crayon either fresh or dried in out of fabric.
You will need:
WD-40 (lubricant)
Liquid dishwashing detergent
Laundry detergent
Color-safe bleach
Paper towels
Holding the fabric over the paper towels, spray WD-40 on
one side of the stain, and let it sit for a few minutes. Do
the same on the other side. Next, rub laundry detergent
into the stained area, and then wash with laundry detergent
and color-safe bleach in water as hot as the fabric can
stand for about 12 minutes. Rinse in warm water.
If your stain was from a crayon melting in your dryer, you
may need to clean your dryer drum. Run a load of dry rags
through a drying cycle to clean the drum.




 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 6 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 19, 2000 (16:23) * 19 lines 
 
Masking Fluid How-To

Here are some handy tips to make using masking fluid easy
and economical:
1. Prepare a very small container for transferring the
appropriate quantity of masking fluid you'll need for your
work.
2. Use a tiny spoon to transfer the masking fluid from its
original receptacle into the smaller container.
3. Don't leave the masking fluid bottle open for too long.
Wipe the cap and brim of the container with a tissue
immediately after use.
Here's an extra tip: It's possible to draw very precise,
fine lines with the masking fluid when using a slender
knife.

Art Tip provided by Passion4Art.com




 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 7 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Fri, May 26, 2000 (14:23) * 1 lines 
 
Sure looks purty! Guess the hard work paid off.


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 Response 8 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 26, 2000 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
Yup! But still not sure of the wallpaper. I had the pearly gray version on here before but thought the blue might be nicer. Thoughts?


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 Response 9 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (05:15) * 1 lines 
 
I actually like the blue, goes with the border nicely. It's quite restful. (I picked some up earlier - sort of celtic - want to look, not for here but maybe elsewhere sometime?)


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 Response 10 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (05:28) * 3 lines 
 
go to this site to look at a slide show on African pottery techniques. it's fascinating.

http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/links/rft/pottery.html#arrow


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 Response 11 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (17:20) * 1 lines 
 
I'd like to see what Caltic stuff you found...yes! Please tell me the url - even in email if you want to save it - or send the file. I chose this knotwork because it resembled handsewing. I agree with the blue background. I found it for the TV conference make-over and it is gorgeous in there with the most spectacular horizontal bars ever! Ok on the url for pottery...


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 Response 12 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (17:31) * 1 lines 
 
I found some great African stuff too, but I seem to have misplaced it! The other is on it's way.


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 Response 13 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, May 28, 2000 (00:14) * 1 lines 
 
Ok...Love the heavy Celtic stone-looking bars but wonder if they are not too massive to go in Spring's format... There was an interesting pale blue one but when tiled it was not very celtic nor was it better than what is here now. I have gotten very attached to my blue broadloom and thread knotwork...


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 Response 14 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, May 28, 2000 (05:25) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, I looked at the pale blue one too. Didn't really think it would go here. I like the knotwork too. Let you know if I come up with anything else. I'm looking for African ones (*being mysterious!*). If I scan in my own cloth how do i make it into background? (Is that possible?)


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 Response 15 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, May 28, 2000 (11:05) * 1 lines 
 
Can I have a glass painting and or greetings cards topic please, and that will spur me into geting some done!


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 Response 16 of 47: Anon  (curious) * Mon, Aug 20, 2001 (15:16) * 2 lines 
 
Not too be pushy my first time, but would this topic be appealing to this board as a whole?
The Perfect Arts and Crafts Website (either url's of the best, or what the best should include)


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 Response 17 of 47: Anon  (curious) * Mon, Aug 20, 2001 (15:16) * 1 lines 
 
I know, Rule Number One is proofread before you post.


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 Response 18 of 47: Charlotte Bridges  (Charlotte) * Mon, Aug 20, 2001 (17:49) * 4 lines 
 
I'm sorry... but this link does not work for me.


http://www.uiowa.edu/~intl/links/rft/pottery.html#arrow


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 Response 19 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 23, 2001 (00:02) * 3 lines 
 
Please - we want it to appeal to the widest audience we can get. The more linked we are the more likely we are to attract people to say something. Even if I have to provoke them into it. Art thou a crafty person or do you just make website look more enchanting?

Aloha Charlotte. That link leads to nowhere. I picked it apart till I was in their files and there is no pottery or arrow there. Let me check further.


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 Response 20 of 47: Anon  (curious) * Fri, Aug 24, 2001 (10:36) * 1 lines 
 
I can craft but not nearly as well as the person I'm building the site for. I am better at (at least attempting to) making sites look more enchanting.


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 Response 21 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Fri, Aug 24, 2001 (17:35) * 1 lines 
 
did you want to link this site to yours? i'm sorry, i got lost in that post up there. but, marcia's ok with and so am i!


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 Response 22 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 24, 2001 (23:11) * 3 lines 
 
Yes, it sounds like a good idea, Wolfie.

Anon, we each have differing talents. Some are excellent chefs; others paint exquisitely. Then there is me. I do a lot of "stuff" none of it very well, but at least it keeps me off the streets! I am eager to see your site! Happy is the person who employs your talents. I am sure she/he will be greatly pleased!


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 Response 23 of 47: Master Crafter  (wolf) * Mon, Nov 12, 2001 (11:39) * 1 lines 
 
marcia, still have the graphics for this site, just need to get back into the FTP and load 'em up.


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 Response 24 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Sat, Nov 24, 2001 (22:21) * 1 lines 
 
anyone have any suggestions (besides putting the crafty bars and stuff back up) to get this topic running again? anybody, uh, yahoo? should i introduce it at some online clubs or something???


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 Response 25 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  2, 2001 (17:00) * 1 lines 
 
Oh heavens, I have them too!!! I liked the Celtic embroidery, but get creative if you feel inspired! Anything you do is good! Introduce us anywhere and everywhere. I'll make mention in Geo, too. I don't know where else to suggest.


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 Response 26 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Dec  3, 2001 (20:34) * 1 lines 
 
me either. and crafting goes in spurts for me!


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 Response 27 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec  3, 2001 (23:44) * 1 lines 
 
suggest I go back to school and learn how to do this. Horizontal bar is supposed to be



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 Response 28 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Dec  4, 2001 (21:03) * 1 lines 
 
oooohhhh lookie, there it is!! marcia, you remember!!


 Topic 7 of 23 [crafts]: Comments and Suggestions
 Response 29 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (17:37) * 1 lines 
 
I just had to move the craftbar file from my old master files (which were also blind to the Geo rc files) onto the new ones at /marci. Sorry it took so long. Madame Wolftress the button creation is all yours. I can install them if you wish. Or, you may. Either way, it is pretty to see the bars back!!!


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 Response 30 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (17:42) * 1 lines 
 
Another question, Wolfie: Let me know if you want the ribbon removed... or you can! I removed it from Geo due to space limitations there.


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 Response 31 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (21:24) * 1 lines 
 
this place looks great! glad to see those bars up and running and i'll work on some buttons. love the ribbon too. yeah, geo is graphic intense! but i don't have anything christmasy for here yet.


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 Response 32 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (21:30) * 4 lines 
 
There is lots of stuff out there. Let me know if you want me to send a bunchby email for your selection.

Until you get time, these are available for you
http://tvnight.org/marci/Public/Seasonal/stringlights.gif


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 Response 33 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (21:33) * 1 lines 
 
i love those lights! someone sent me those via email one year. you can use them as part of your desktop wallpaper too (can't remember how it's done). send away, marcia!


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 Response 34 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (22:13) * 1 lines 
 
OK!!! Changing the horizontal bars for the season...Ho Ho Ho !


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 Response 35 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (22:15) * 1 lines 
 
=) If this doesn't make you crazy, nothing will!


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 Response 36 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  5, 2001 (23:23) * 8 lines 
 
I just noticed that crafts conference is not availble on the public url.

I can get Geo and this is how browsers find us:
http://tvnight.org/yapp-bin/public/browse/geo/all

This conference is not available. Terry!!! Help!




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 Response 37 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Thu, Dec  6, 2001 (18:31) * 1 lines 
 
well no wonder it's been so empty in here!! and i love the lights!!!!!!


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 Response 38 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  6, 2001 (19:04) * 3 lines 
 
My thought exactly! How can we attract posters if we are invisible to them?!

I love the lights, too! Fun and games for the holidays. John sent me another holiday animated gif file that I am just itching to put somewhere, but I'm not sure where. It would go where the 9-11 flag is on the front page and I don't want to replace that! Perhaps i will surprise you with it! It really is adorable...!


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 Response 39 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  6, 2001 (19:06) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, another thing. When I post here, I get the error message every time. I have to go to confifty to see if it posted successfully. Is anyone else having this problem?


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 Response 40 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Fri, Dec  7, 2001 (18:48) * 1 lines 
 
i'm having the same problem!


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 Response 41 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec  7, 2001 (19:19) * 1 lines 
 
I think Terry does not look here much. I'll email him about the two problems. Perhaps they are related!


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 Response 42 of 47: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, Dec  8, 2001 (13:34) * 1 lines 
 
Just visiting ... love the lights


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 Response 43 of 47: Crafty Wolfie  (wolf) * Sat, Dec  8, 2001 (16:14) * 3 lines 
 
for those of you experiencing the internal error please note:

type in your message and hit submit as always, when the error message shows up, just hit the back button on your browser and then click crafts conf. don't hit submit again because your message will be posted again!


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 Response 44 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  9, 2001 (21:02) * 3 lines 
 
Don't they drive your eyes crazy, though? With all the other things I had gong at Geo, I thought just these would suit Crafts. They ARE rather festive!

Hi Maggie!


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 Response 45 of 47: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (20:15) * 1 lines 
 
I think I fixed the public readable thing about crafts. Test it, ok?


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 Response 46 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (20:23) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks Terry! It works now on the public readable URL.


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 Response 47 of 47: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (20:24) * 1 lines 
 
Still get the 404 internal error when I post, though... Hitting the back button does work as Wolfie suggested.

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