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keeping it crafty [Mar. 17th, 2009|12:08 pm]
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Hey everyone,

Sorry about the porn/spam stuff that showed up today. Thanks to dstroy for messaging me about it (I wasn't online that early) - if you see anything else random over here please let me know!

Back to the crafty, if you haven't checked out DIY Alert, it's a great Portland-only craft announcements calendar and once-a-week email newsletter. You can also submit your own classes or events or sales to it. There's also a Google map of crafty Portland over there that has a ton of places listed and mapped...
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craft bazaar looking for vendors [Mar. 16th, 2009|12:41 pm]
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Hey  there, just wanted to pass on the word for an event in Portland in September that's looking for vendors.  It looks fun.  The info is on their MySpace page - Rose City Rollers presents Skating With Scissors Craft Bazaar
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New Stuff Listed! [Mar. 16th, 2009|12:16 pm]
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I finally got some new things listed in my Etsy shop. There's lots more in the works so I'm hoping to get even more listed soon.

Buy Handmade
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fresh/dried herbs? [Oct. 15th, 2008|09:20 am]
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[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Hi crafty peeps!

I'm wanting to make all-natural skin toner/facial rinse kinda stuff ... but all I have in the house at the moment is dried lavender and dried sage. (I've already made a lavender/sage toner, and I like it, but I want to try it with other ingredients, too!)

I was hoping some folks in the area might have had a garden explosion and be stuck with more than they can use -- kitchen stuff, flowers, what have you.

I'd be happy to trade some of what I end up making for some extras from your garden. They don't have to be perfect or pretty! It never hurts to ask, right? :)

Aimee the NewroticGirl
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Pattern making and draping lessons [Oct. 2nd, 2008|10:17 am]
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I've taken pattern making classes and have had a few lessons on draping but they were a while ago and I feel my skills are rusty. I also have problems with non commercial sizes like myself. Is there anyone who offers private or even semi private lessons as I may have some friends who may like to join me. Recommendations would be welcomed too. I'd also like to learn how to do tailoring and alterations. I know PCC has some classes but I really would like the chance for some one on one where I can focus on my weak areas. Someone on the west side (I'm in Beaverton) or that can come to my place would be ideal but I'm flexible on that.

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Pattern paper? [Sep. 23rd, 2008|11:46 am]
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[mood |creative]

Hi all! I'm newish to the Portland area and am an avid sewer. I had a nice big end roll of newsprint that I used in Austin for making patterns, but for obvious reasons, it didn't make the trip when we moved. So now I'm feeling the need to make some new patterns, but don't have my paper supply yet.

So, I wanted to ask other sewers on the list what kind of paper they prefer for making patterns of their own. And where do you purchase it in Portland? I'm located SE, but will drive for pattern-making paper.

Many thanks!
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local supplier of lye for soapmaking [Sep. 2nd, 2008|08:40 pm]
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Hi all -

Anyone know of a local supplier of sodium hydroxide for soapmaking? I used to just buy Red Devil, but since they've taken it off the market (thanks a lot, meth-heads) I'm wondering if there are other places locally to buy it. I can certainly find it on line, but I'm looking for instant gratification :)

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Copper wire [Aug. 21st, 2008|04:19 pm]
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I need copper wire to finish a project and the smallest I can find is 6 gauge.

I have tried Michaels and they don't have what I need.

Can anyone tell me if there is a shop in PDX where I can get 14 or 16 gauge copper wire?
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(no subject) [Aug. 9th, 2008|11:40 am]
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Hi crafty mamas!!! (please let me know if this post is not okay, i will remove!)

I am trying to get a new blog up and running dedicated to crafty mamas! The blog is dedicated to all things that have to do with Moms, Babies, Children, and DIY.

I am looking for the following type of submissions:
unique activities you came up with to entertain your kids
knitting + crochet patterns
fun projects for kids
crafty mamas who deserve recognition
websites dedicated to moms who make things

The only thing I ask is that your idea/craft is your own! and that it be baby/kid/mama related!!

When I feature your submission, and you have a website or store where you sell things, I would also be linking readers to that. So it is win-win for both of us! You gt free advertising and get to share awesome projects, and I get to take part in a unique blog just for mamas!

Please go to www.mamadiy.com to check it out, and please send all submissions (with pictures!!) to alicia@mamadiy.com (ps. the blog is VERY new, so dont think about what is there yet, think about what you can contribute!!)

thanks and I hope to hear from you all!! Smiley

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Sewing Machine Repair [Jul. 30th, 2008|08:49 pm]
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I have two machine's that need to be tuned-up/repaired.  One is an old (70's?) Kenmore that's getting squeaky and needs some love.  The other is a VERY old treadle Singer that needs lots of love and a new belt.  Does anyone have any recommendations for a good repair shop in the Portland metro area?  I'd appreciate anyone's experience with Portland sewing repair shops.  Thanks in advanced.  :)
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