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Old 04-05-2020, 11:33 AM
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I taught myself to crochet this morning. Not great but not horrible. What have you learned or are trying new recently?


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Old 04-05-2020, 11:37 AM
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I have my sketch pad read and I want to learn to draw good enough for a kindergarten teacher at least!
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:40 AM
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face masks. I have watched several different youtubes and am trying to find the best ones. I have everything I need except elastic. There isn't even a place to buy it right now. So, I am putting on ties that seem to work out okay.

As a new hobby I am trying to make a sea glass panel for my bathroom window. My DH and I are trying to figure out how to use epoxy resin without getting air bubbles. Since you can use a torch to burst the bubbles he is interested in helping. Men, some how they always like to do things that involve fire!
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:40 AM
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I bought chalk paint (shipped in 2 days from a store a few towns over), and painted a dresser black. It was the dresser from my 22-year old DD's nursery, and now it will be in the guest room (her old bedroom).

Looking around the house for more things to paint now........
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:40 AM
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I'm working on Google Classroom and thinking about whether there's money to be found in online substitute work


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Old 04-05-2020, 11:42 AM
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Iím not creative or artsy at all, but Iíve done some panting recently. I just redid this for my daughter. It used to belong to my son.
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Chipmonkey-maybe use elastic hair ties
Old 04-05-2020, 12:19 PM
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I have everything I need except elastic.
My friend was making lots of masks but ran out of elastic. Since she wanted to complete them quickly for friends who frequently interact with the public she said she didnít want to order from Amazon.

She said Dollar Tree and 99cent Only stores had some elastic ties she could use. She found them in the hair care section.

My guess, however, is those hair ties may be the next Ďhard-to-findí item on store shelves.
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:43 PM
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I just watched a few tutorials on Pinterest for making different kinds of flowers. I am so used to buying little $5 bouquets from Kroger- I need to do something to keep pretty flowers in the house!
I'll post the results. Will it be a Pinterest fail or victory? Stay tuned.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:31 PM
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I am very impressed! I've been wanting to learn how to knit or crochet. Did you learn this on YouTube?
I'm a little late on the whole Zoom train, but I think I have figured out how to schedule a class meeting. Hope I don't mess it up!
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:34 PM
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i have sewn baby bibs (from dish towels) and napkins (from Goodwill sheets and curtains) for friends and colleagues for years. i don't really "sew"--just stitch. i'm fairly certain that sewing something from a patterns would result in curse words and broken objects.

i am going to attempt some masks.

after school was closed/before stay-at-home order, i ran to my mom's to drop off and pick up some stuff, including my new sewing machine (Christmas). my old one was just being b*tchy--and was 30(?) years old.

i am not a sewing machine master, but i have figured out how to take some things apart and put back together....with old machine.

i figured out yesterday how to thread the bobbin. today i figured out how to replace the bobbin--threaded the machine, got the bobbin thread connected with needle, and actually sewed a straight line! you would have thought i'd found a cure for a disease they way i was strutting around!

later i'll print out the easy mask pattern, iron fabric, and start cutting. i'm still waiting on filter fabric i ordered 2 weeks ago and really want that to make the masks more effective. (DH works at grocery store.)

ANNNNNNND! i just resized this photo so i could post it--BAM! doin' all sorts of new stuff today!


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Old 04-05-2020, 01:42 PM
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Just ordered an embroidery kit from Walmart. Used to needlepoint years ago but I have not tried in a looong time. I figured, why not?
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:47 PM
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I am becoming an expert in iMovie and learning how to make learning videos for my class.
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Old 04-05-2020, 03:10 PM
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I also do a slide show for my grands each christmas. I could also work on that!
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T-Shirt strips...
Old 04-05-2020, 05:46 PM
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...make a decent substitution for elastic in a pinch. Not as stretchy, but they do have some stretch. Find an old t-shirt and cut a couple of strips (I just cut around the body making a large circle) of about 1/2 inch and 1 inch in width, to see which one you'd like around your head or ear, then pull them/stretch them, out to make the edges curl up.
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