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It looks like everyone is in the same boat I am, where nothing I do feels creative. Even the food I have made this week has been the same kinds of dishes I always make. Seriously, the sum of my creativity for the week was adding a rubber stamp to a thank you card.

With that in mind, I think we should all challenge ourselves to come up with a creative project. What would you like to make or build? What questions do you have? Are there design issues you would like to address through discussion or do you tend to "wing it"? Feel free to make a whole post or to comment here (which I plan to do).

And thank you to all the new members for subscribing, the poster and commenters for participating, and the lurkers for lurking.

Date: 2011-01-13 06:21 pm (UTC)
reishka: (Default)
From: [personal profile] reishka
Since you don't have clamps, is there any way you can use cord/rope to tightly secure the legs against the seat as it's drying? As long as the legs fit into the joint tightly, I don't think you should have too much of a problem using cord. It's not THE best solution, but it's good for a quick DIY fix. If the finish bubble doesn't bother you when it's covered, I'd say don't worry about it and pretend it's not there. On the other hand, if you want to have a go at refinishing, there's no real reason NOT to.

Date: 2011-01-13 06:16 pm (UTC)
reishka: (pic#705441)
From: [personal profile] reishka
I think I'm the opposite -- I have so many projects waiting in the wings I don't even know where to begin! I have a winter quilt cut. It needs to be pieced, stuffed, and stitched. I have the plannings for next year's Christmas Quilt beginning to form. I also have some really nice asian-themed fabric that I want to incorporate into a quilt, but I haven't really started thinking about that one yet. I've started a katamari damacy-themed breadcover -- and I'm kind of winging that one as I go along, making it up without any real pattern. And I've been working on learning how to meake fabric flower hairpieces and learning how to whittle so I can make some wooden hairsticks.

The flowers have been stupidly tough -- I've found some pretty amazing tutorials, but my flowers keep coming out looking lopsided, or frumpy, or they don't hold together at all. I've decided that I need to go out and grab a glue gun, even though I was trying to avoid it.

My problem is lack of space and lack of time. School starts in a week, and I live in a ridiculously small apartment with my hubby. It pretty much leaves only the living room table available for working on projects... but our living room table is also the dinner table, the homework table, the laptop table, etc. I can't just leave a project as-is if I've started working on it and then go do something else. I have to clean it all up, put it away, and then drag it all out the next time I want to work on it. It's not a problem for the smaller things (such as the cross-stitching), but for working on quilts or even the fabric hairpieces it can be a PITA to drag everything out and then put it all away again.

Date: 2011-01-15 03:29 am (UTC)
reishka: (Default)
From: [personal profile] reishka
I'll get around to posting about the flowers eventually... Probably the next time I get around to attempting them. The last time I tried I just tossed them all because they ended up unsalvageable!

I'm pretty adept at making the flowers themselvs without any sort of glue, but they're fussy. The new method I've been trying is supposedly easier, but so far I've had no luck. :)

I did head out to Target and got a cute little tower-storage-cubby-thing to hold some of my crafts-in-progress instead of having them strewn about the living room or taking them back and forth... we'll see how it goes.

Date: 2011-01-15 10:28 pm (UTC)
undyedyarnpire: cartoon voodoo doll, looks like knitting needles stuck everywhere (Default)
From: [personal profile] undyedyarnpire
I had so many problems with the "easier" method of warping my rigid heddle loom that I re-invented the old method.

You have my sympathy on your flowers.

Date: 2011-01-13 11:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Good question. I have a needlepoint project lurking amidst my desultory knitting. Haven't done needlepoint since childhood, but I think I can handle it.... That's as close as I get to this post's topic, at the moment.

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