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by Cassiepod
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: satin dress puckered seams
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Re: satin dress puckered seams

2011_10_02 dress in progress before small.jpg and then 2011_10_02 dress in progress after small.jpg Still not great around the waistline but the best I'm going to get to I think. I've now put the boning and the lining into the dress. Just need to fix the shoulder stuff into place and then hem it :)
by Cassiepod
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: satin dress puckered seams
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

Re: satin dress puckered seams

Hi thank you both. I went with Ironing to stuffing out of the seams, first closed, as you sew them, on both sides and then ironing them open. It seems to have greatly improved the situation :) still not perfect but good enough for me :) next time I know to use finer thread and needle but didn't want...
by Cassiepod
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: satin dress puckered seams
Replies: 11
Views: 4651

satin dress puckered seams

Hi everyone can any of you more expert and experienced sewers offer me some advice? I'm making my bridesmaid's dress for my sister's wedding. However all the seams are puckered. how do I get rid of this? i've tried reducing the tension and it helps but doesn't eliminate the problem. Will I have to u...
by Cassiepod
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: 4bed Passiv Haus in rural Aberdeenshire for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5541

Re: 4bed Passiv Haus in rural Aberdeenshire for sale

too far away from Aberdeen for me to commute :( and I'd need to commute to pay the mortgage!
by Cassiepod
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Can someone cheer me up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Can someone cheer me up?

I know who you mean but I can't remember her name....!
by Cassiepod
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: raddish crisps
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: raddish crisps

this sounds yummy for both radish and kale. what sort of oven temperature are you using? I've tried this sort of thing before and ended up wtih charred remnants!
by Cassiepod
Thu May 05, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Excess of rhubarb
Replies: 15
Views: 3220

Re: Excess of rhubarb

Mine is in it's second year, and is flowering, how much can I harvest is it all of it or only a portion?

Cassie
by Cassiepod
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Decorating question
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Decorating question

Hi Green Aura, that sound like unacceptable performance of the paint. I know you're a long way from town but arre you able to take it back and complain? It could be a bad batch normally the cheaper paints have poor covereage but I've never know it come off with a simple wipe over. Other than that I ...
by Cassiepod
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hard to 'thin' out seedlings...
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

Re: Hard to 'thin' out seedlings...

I'm the same. but having read some info on seed saving from the real seed website and having their assuarance that seed keeps for up to 3 years, I'm now planting a lot less than the whole packet and trusting that the majority will germinate which avoids me having extras and alos the plus of no seed ...
by Cassiepod
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment
Replies: 79
Views: 8574

Re: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment

potted on tomato seedlings and leek seedlings. admired the salad seeds that had germinated in the polytunnel, planted three PSB plants that were given back to me by a friend who won't eat PSB (my own ones were decimated by starving rabbits that jumped the fence with the deep snow :(), started tidyin...
by Cassiepod
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: My Crappy House **UPDATE**
Replies: 47
Views: 5057

Re: My Crappy House **UPDATE**

I'm also really pleased to hear things are moving in a postive direction for you. :cheers:
by Cassiepod
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heating a Polytunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 5428

Re: Heating a Polytunnel

It probably is warm enough to start stuff in the polytunnel now. I planted some seeds in the ground very keenly at the end of January and when I popped in on them today a lot of them have germinated :cheers: radish, mizuna, lettuce and something else. That's in deepest darkest Aberdeenshire with som...
by Cassiepod
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: couch grass
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: couch grass

Once you do start clearing an area, make sure you edge your cleared area to help stop the couch grass and any other weeds re-encroaching. Even if they do start goring over you the edging can see them and catch them more easily than with no boundary.
Cassie
by Cassiepod
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar collector for greenhouse heating
Replies: 14
Views: 9138

Re: Solar collector for greenhouse heating

Green Aura, can you give a bit more detail on the set up so I can look at trying it in my PT? What sort/size of fan and size of tubing to get air to ground level? How large a polysyrene box? and is tha sunk under your path? IT sound' almost possible even for someone who is engineeringly challenged l...
by Cassiepod
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: buttermilk lake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: buttermilk lake!

What a brilliant idea to get super cheap butter as it's going up and up in price. I'm going to give it a go next time I see cheap cream :cheers: