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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Monster Art Totes for Preschoolers on: April 01, 2010 06:07:59 AM
these are so creative - perfect for little monsters Smiley
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easy Peasy Snap wallets - I'm so addicted! on: August 02, 2007 08:18:21 AM
Great Wallets! I would love to see a turotial. Also-where did you get your labels?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Gazing Ball, sand cast leaf and Hypertufa Mushrooms on: July 29, 2007 01:51:26 PM
Thank You! You have been most helpful!  Grin
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Flower Pot Birdhouse, hypertufa birdbath on: July 29, 2007 01:49:10 PM
Thanks for the great info and helpful link - I look forward to making some new garden art in the next couple of weeks!!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: pre-washing fabric on: July 29, 2007 01:36:47 PM
I only ever pre-wash cheap fabric. I almost exclusively use moda and other higher end fabrics when I make quilts, and I do not pre-wash. I have not had any problems with shrinkage or colors bleeding. When I started quilting several years ago, a woman who custom makes quilts for her customers commented that people want a new quilt, not a pre-washed one, so she doesn't pre-wash either. She said that she has never had any complaints. Shop local independent quilt shops for best quality!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I am in love with this quilt - can I make if for my first project? on: July 29, 2007 01:20:55 PM
It is a really cute quilt. As noted above, it shouldn't be too difficult for a first quilt.

I enjoy actually sewing the quilt top; not so much the actual quilting part. But I have found that using a temporary spray adhesive to 'glue' the top and back to the batting is really helpful! (I use a type that is called 505 spray and fix) I usually use basting pins (curved safety pins) in addition to the adhesive.

Good Luck!!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Flower Pot Birdhouse, hypertufa birdbath on: July 29, 2007 06:46:15 AM
You mentioned supplies for hypertufa - can you elaborate more one this? I have always wanted to try it! Your birdbath turned out great!
Thanks!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Gazing Ball, sand cast leaf and Hypertufa Mushrooms on: July 29, 2007 06:36:47 AM
It kind of helped me get started...I did not use a fortifier, well, actually this is weird but I mixed some white glue in the mix...figured it might help. I didn't have fortifier and didn't want to invest any more money at the time. 

Love your projects! About how much white glue would you say that you added? Any info you could offer on hypertufa would be great as well!

Thanks!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Red! Polkadot! Babydoll! In a Dress! on: July 28, 2007 06:41:44 PM
Beautiful - very professional and neatly done!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Vintage Tea Towels on: July 25, 2007 11:28:26 AM
I have some patterns..you can always check out this page on flickr.  Floresita has great patterns....http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytransfers/

Great job on the stitching and choice of the fabrics!

Nice Link - lots of great embroidery patterns! Thanks!
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