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491  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First non-patchwork quilt!!! IMG HEAVY on: December 04, 2009 06:40:23 AM
Thank you.  I know we are all our own worst critics. 

p.s. sounds like our grandma's would have got along....lol
492  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Return to Quilting on: December 04, 2009 06:38:55 AM
Love the colors!!  Looks great!
493  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Manatee Quilt on: December 04, 2009 06:32:32 AM
I don't usually like Manatees.......but Hugh makes them look so snuggly!!  Very nice job!
494  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Inexpensive easy gift for ANYONE!!! on: December 04, 2009 06:26:23 AM
Thanks Cheesy
We tend to use shadow boxes for quite a few crafty projects.  I love dollarama too much...lol  Spend way too much money there.
495  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First non-patchwork quilt!!! IMG HEAVY on: December 03, 2009 08:43:21 PM
This is my first attempt at something other than a patchwork quilt.  Our Christmas this year, is all handmade.  So this is what I made for my mom.  A simple Cathedral Window quilt.  Which, in all honesty, wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be!  Now I'm planning on making at least 3 more before Valentines day!!!

So, here are the progress pics.

All the little squares

Joined.  And not perfect!  I know that.  And my mom will simply say "My Grandma would say...A man on a galloping horse would never notice."  LOL.  My favorite saying by far as well.

My daughter trimming the batting, and one of our many pets trying to help her.


And showing how the back, and the outter boarder are the same.

 :)Hope you like it!  Any comments, or criticism are welcome.

496  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Inexpensive easy gift for ANYONE!!! on: December 03, 2009 08:36:14 PM
Found this idea while browsing the internet, well, not exactly like it, but you get the idea.  Anyway my daughter loved it!  So, she made it for her grandpa as one of his home made gifts.  Something he can take to his office and "play".  His own Mini Zen Garden.  She even picked out the rocks, because the words reminded her of him.

Whole cost...less than 5 dollars, after tax!  All items from local dollar store.
Photo Box $1
Colored Sand $1
Word Rocks $1
Fork $1 (instead of rake)

Before putting together

After playing with it

With the glass on.

497  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: What can a 9 yo make for Grandparents? on: December 03, 2009 08:26:23 PM
never would have thought of that.  And its even something she could do all by herself!....thanks! Grin
498  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cat-proof toilet paper! ....FINALLY! on: December 03, 2009 07:54:40 PM
Seriously brilliant idea!!!  Never would have thought of it!   Any my cats all love TP!
499  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / What can a 9 yo make for Grandparents? on: November 30, 2009 07:56:07 PM
We are doing a completely homemade christmas.  All the gifts that are being given, are things that we can make.  Ex, quilt for my mom.  PJs for neices, nephews.....

I'm having a hard time trying to think of things my 9 year old daughter can make for my dad....and neat ideas?
500  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: 2 New Poppets IMG HEAVY!! on: October 22, 2009 08:14:21 AM
Thanks Smiley

The hair for both was just yarn that I purchased at the dollar store.  I do the crochet cap, and then tie all the yarn on.
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