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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Winter Swap (CLOSED - send out Dec 30, 2011) on: December 18, 2011 11:42:16 AM
YAY!!  I have one item in progress and hope to have some other stuff done this week...and here I sit on duty at work (I'm an EMT), with my DPN's furiously flying in circles!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / In the spirit of EMS Week... on: May 15, 2010 07:28:55 PM
I posted this on my CLF Group on Ravelry, but I figured I'd give it a shot here also...

I figured if anyone, YOU ladies and gents who garner the hook could help me with this one

I was perusing my pics of crochet eye candy--the fun stuff and maybe even just pics I saved that caught my eye. There was one I know is a few years old that is a pic only (no pattern) of a toy syringe and I decided to recreate it today. Almost done it, when it occured to me that an EMS themed bag of crocheted toys would be funstethoscope, BP cuff, cravats, etc. Nuts, am I? I think NOT! LOL

Somebody, somewhere--helo me think of and make some EMS themed toys just for the heck of it!

Oh yeah--I am in EMS Cheesy and this would SO rock at an open house for little kids...


So, uh...HELP!!! (pretty please)
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / NASTY front porch into something out of 'Country Living' LOL! on: September 07, 2009 01:32:17 PM
I have been on Craftster since 2004 (I'm an old fart) but on lurking status...five kids, the animals and stuff will do that to a craftin' sorta girl!  Anywho...

We bought our first home here in Alabama; it's a nice little 2 bedroom single wide on about 2 acres.  Two owners ago, there was a front porch added.  It had some brown mottled indoor/outdoor carpet that got ruined, so I pulled it up and scrubbed the subfloor clean.  I debated over what to do with the floor and thought about just using the unopened can of Kilz paint on the floor. 

Here is what the floor looked like after I painted it with the Kilz...and trust me, you do NOT want to see how nasty the floor was before that!



Then my brain got to working...since we are "financially challenged", we really couldn't afford new carpet or anything of the sort.  The previous owner left behind about 15 HUGE bottles of those acrylic paints you get from AC Moore.   After thinking about something in the style of a floorcloth, I came up with a plan...

Here is a small version of what will be on the main floor.  I am putting one of these in front of each door, and the larger version will go in the middle.  The porch itself is 12 feet by 16 feet.



Detail of the Mariner's Compass drawn into the "rug"...



What do ya think?
4  UNITED STATES / New Jersey / Re: Anyone near cumberland county/ south jersey? on: November 24, 2008 04:47:14 PM
I live in the Cedarville/Millville area in Cumberland County  Smiley  Anyone else down here game for a crafting get together???
5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Cigarette cartons...what to do? on: May 15, 2008 07:31:11 AM
When we stock the cigarettes at work, we have those flimsy boxes that the 10 packs of cigarettes come in--any ideas on what to do with them?   I hate to see them go to waste and to take up unnecessary room in the trash can... Huh
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: A plethora of quilting projects... on: May 15, 2008 07:26:52 AM
I made the same Hatchet block star quilt for a friend's baby in plaids, too; your quilt top looks great!  Cheesy

Did you get the pattern (Smokey Mtn Stars) from Quiltville.com? Bonnie has some fantastic scrap patterns and I highly recommend her site to anyone looking for scrappy quilt patterns.

Yep, I absolutely LOVE Quiltville!  And it's ADHD friendly, to boot!  Grin
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Cigarette cartons...what to do? on: May 15, 2008 06:44:42 AM
When we stock the cigarettes at work, we have those flimsy boxes that the 10 packs of cigarettes come in--any ideas on what to do with them?  Huh I hate to see them go to waste and to take up unnecessary room in the trash can...

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / A plethora of quilting projects... on: March 05, 2008 04:47:50 AM
I have a horrible case of ADHD (no, really, I do!), so it is a damn miracle when I complete a project...here's some ALMOST completed and completed projects.  Tips, comments, criticisms very much appreciated!

This is a scrap quilt I made out of men's old plaid shirts...now, I just have to save my pennies for the batting and backing (yes, that really is my cabin in the background Smiley )


I have always wanted to try English paper piecing, and here's my first attempt with one inch hexagons--


The recipient of the wall hanging...


I absolutely LOVE to hand applique!  It's one of a collection of blocks for a swap...


A stained glass quilt wall hanging that I am NOT happy with...I think I used heavy iron on stuff to attach the large pieces to the base fabric, along with the iron on bias tape and now I can't stitch through it to reinforce the bias tape!  Anyone wanna give it a new home?



9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Wheee! Skullfinity Scrap Quilt For My Daughter's Crib! on: March 05, 2008 04:32:22 AM
I absolutely love the skulls!  I have a black fabric with skull on it that are blue and purple...hmmm, I think my little girl will be getting another quilt!
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: i've got a lovely bunch of crayons. on: March 05, 2008 04:27:32 AM
When I was little my mom melted the little crayon nubs in muffin tins into crazy multicolored crayons of awesomeness.  You can do all colors of the rainbow in one crayon or all the same color (only blues, only greens, reds and pinks, etc.)  Once they are cooled from the oven just pop the pan in the freezer for a few minutes.  They shrink enough to pop out easily.  I think the pans may have been greased with cooking spray.  You just have to wash the crayons before use so you don't make a greasy mess.

Maybe I should make some.  I do have a shoebox full of old Crayolas.

I was gonna suggest this too!  We call them "scribble cookies" in our house Cheesy
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