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Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By mom2talus
I've also made curtains from sheets because the...

I've also made curtains from sheets because the pre-made matching curtains were so much more expensive than the sheets! On the flip side, I've bought Ikea curtains just for the fabric.

Whatever...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By mom2talus
If that happens to me, the problem is usually...

If that happens to me, the problem is usually that the bobbin area needs to be oiled or the tension needs to be adjusted. Good luck!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-15-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By mom2talus
I have a Bernina Activa (?) 125 sewing machine...

I have a Bernina Activa (?) 125 sewing machine and a Brother serger and I love both of them!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-14-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By mom2talus
I think pretty much all the ones you are going...

I think pretty much all the ones you are going to get at a regular fabric store are going to be about the same these days.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-14-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By mom2talus
I've sewn through sticky velcro many times. You...

I've sewn through sticky velcro many times. You want to use a really sharp needle and be prepared to clean it a couple of times, but it does work.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-14-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By mom2talus
My favorite small thing lately is a blue...

My favorite small thing lately is a blue silicone round thing that holds bobbins securely and visibily. It was pretty cheap, but it has made a huge difference in the neatness of my sewing table! I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 1,221
Posted By mom2talus
I was. And I don't regret it - I needed a "home"...

I was. And I don't regret it - I needed a "home" in a very large school. And I also needed a cheap place to live, so it worked out well. There was ZERO pressure to look "hot" in my sorority, so I...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-30-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By mom2talus
What have you tried? Have you put water on it?...

What have you tried? Have you put water on it? Cause, if so, the ink may be set. I used Amodex to get dry-erase marker out of our velvet couch when DS wrote on it and it worked great, but I think I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-22-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,317
Posted By mom2talus
I have to say, I really hate the concept of that...

I have to say, I really hate the concept of that Jessica Seinfeld book. First of all, who is SHE to be "writing" a cookbook. Second of all, sneaking pureed vegetables into food doesn't do anything...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-08-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By mom2talus
I just bought some cheap sliding Antonius...

I just bought some cheap sliding Antonius drawers from Ikea so I can get all the small pieces in one place.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-08-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By mom2talus
I've been sewing for about 25 years and I...

I've been sewing for about 25 years and I finally feel I'm good at it. Not to scare anyone off or anything... http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif:
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By mom2talus
I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as latex...

I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as latex batting, but it is possible to get latex foam, although it can be quite expensive. You can get latex foam and wrap it in the batting of your choice....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-17-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
Quote: Originally Posted by salt_phoenix...

Quote:
Originally Posted by salt_phoenix http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8916449)
I am SO jealous of your rickshaw!!!
Too...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-15-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
I've been sewing up a storm... And the rickshaw...

I've been sewing up a storm... And the rickshaw is ready to be shipped tomorrow morning.

If you see a fluoro pink rickshaw with a pink curtain and big pink spikes on the top go by, stop us, cause...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-11-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
We're with Love Potion at 8:30 and C. (I can...

We're with Love Potion at 8:30 and C. (I can never remember the street names from year to year...)

I'll be arriving Monday night - DH will probably be in line at midnight Sunday to get in with...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-10-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
That sounds really brave to me, LolaPop, but...

That sounds really brave to me, LolaPop, but that's probably because I have a long-ass flight to get to the playa each year!

So, that's three MDC'ers there this year? Or did I miss anyone?

I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,734
Posted By mom2talus
I guess the Happy Bunny lipbalm I bought for a...

I guess the Happy Bunny lipbalm I bought for a friend that said "<s>Poison</s> Lip Balm For Friends" wasn't funny.

Ummm, yes, it was.

For too many years, girls were taught to be quiet and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-01-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
Quote: Originally Posted by salt_phoenix...

Quote:
Originally Posted by salt_phoenix http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8774199)
wow... dh takes the tank over and EMPTIES...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
I just suck it up (ha!) and use the portajohns....

I just suck it up (ha!) and use the portajohns. They may be a bit stinky, but I just deal. I carry some Purell with me everywhere I go and I found a little travel pack of one-ply toilet seat covers...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-27-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
I'd worry about my DS much more on the playa...

I'd worry about my DS much more on the playa than left at home with my ILs. I'd have to be hypervigilant about him - there really are a lot of dangers out there - and I'd rather just relax and worry...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-25-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,193
Posted By mom2talus
From IRS.gov: >You must list the social...

From IRS.gov:

>You must list the social security number (SSN) of any dependent for whom you claim an exemption in column (2) of line 6c of your Form 1040 or Form 1040A.

It's clear cut. I'm...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-25-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
We're with a pretty large camp out of San...

We're with a pretty large camp out of San Francisco - it's nice having the infrastructure of a camp. We have our own little adjunct camp with five or so other people - the larger camp plans out a...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
Salt_phoenix, you should do what we did last...

Salt_phoenix, you should do what we did last year (and what we are doing this year!). We built a rickshaw with a little curtained area on the back so that DH could pedal me around like the princess...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,117
Posted By mom2talus
I'm here! This will be my fifth time - I don't...

I'm here! This will be my fifth time - I don't take DS, though. It's an adults-only week for me and DH...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-23-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By mom2talus
I have a friend who makes well over six figures...

I have a friend who makes well over six figures selling Slumber Parties. She works VERY hard, but she does well.
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