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links: craft

Adhesive Hold It Strips for putting stuff other than paper into three ring binders, how useful! at Bluelines.

After buying some essential oils, how do I use them as cologne? at Ask Metafilter.

I like Moop stuff, on Etsy.

Sew Mama Sew, fabric store to keep in mind

Felted Stone Rug taken from the Pebble Carpet, I think I like this even better than the Pom Pom rug in Craftivity, via Craftzine

Adorable Knit Strawberry Baby Rattle, over at Blue Arts.

Oudh – the sweet smell of tradition at Gulf Weekly. I wonder if this is the scent that comes on some imported fabrics?

Jen wrote to me asking about a wolf doll with a see through stomach that could eat other characters, which I kindasorta remembered. Happily it wasn’t hard to find: the See-through Predator was made by Lizette Grecco, and you can see a video of her son operating on it at Daddy Types. Awesome.

Knitting stuff found on Ravelry:

Ceallach Dyes Summer Cotton yarn, fingering weight.

KA bamboo circular needle set, #5 to #15

Bamboo Sister interchangeable circular needle set, #5 to #10, thumbs up at Knitter’s Review

Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed, partly acrylic, the natural and brown colors look great when knitted, DK and Aran

· comments [12] · 03-20-2008 · categories:craft · knitting ·

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liz // Mar 20, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Re: wolf doll – that sounds awfully familiar, I have this feeling it was related to peter and the wolf? Where the wolf ate all the various animals… but I might be totally off base.

  • 2 megan // Mar 20, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Liz’s site doesn’t say. It was made for the Medical Experiments in Plush. It does echo the Peter and the Wolf/Little Red Riding Hood stories very well.

    Daddytypes followed up with this picture of an artist extracting bunnies from the stomach of a large plush wolf. And Softies Central has a collection of plush creations that eat smaller animals.

  • 3 Chelsea // Mar 20, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I think I need one of those pebble rugs. Great idea!

  • 4 mint // Mar 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

    There’s also a Sew Mama Sew flickr group that I really like.

  • 5 Jen // Mar 20, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Stuffed animals eating other stuffed animals is so awesome. Thanks for all the links.

  • 6 natalie // Mar 20, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Have a Moop bag I just adore… great quality!

  • 7 maria // Mar 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I used to work at a yarn shop, and we had nothing but problems with the Bamboo Sister needle set. Even though it was our most expensive needle set, we would never recommend it. I think the owner stopped carrying it for that reason. The last one we sold had problem after problem for the woman who bought it–split needles, stripped cords, broken cords.

    Just thought I’d let you know, in case you were thinking about getting it. I know we (at the store) were all shocked and surprised by the Knitter’s Review opinion of it.

  • 8 megan // Mar 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Maria – Thanks for the warning. As I’m doing more research into wooden interchangeable needle sets I think I’m better off buying regular circulars. They all seem to have problems.

  • 9 Julie in Houston // Mar 23, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the great set of links. This will keep me busy for a while! :) Love your site!

  • 10 Jen // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    haha… I went and bought a moop bag in large part because of your link. I *am* in the market for a new and bigger purse, but if I walked into a store, I’m unlikely to have spent as much as I did buying the moop bag and upgrading the shipping. handmade, quality and clean lines sucked me in.

    I got a brown market tote. what have you got?

  • 11 megan // Mar 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Jen – Sadly, I have neither the money nor the immediate need for a new bag. I just really like the bags. If I could, I would get the Fraulein Tote, probably in Sage.

  • 12 Tru // Apr 9, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    The adhesive strips are cool… but if you’re not using them for a major presentation it might be more cost effective to make them yourself. Card stock, scissors, 3-hole punch, tape. Cut the card stock into strips just wider than the holes. I cover them with tape before punching to make them stronger but I’m pretty rough on things. Tape ________ to strip.

    Can also fold card stock for stronger strip and staple-ability. I love this for postcards… you can still read both sides.

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