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1  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / ideas for cancer benefit? on: June 29, 2007 08:25:39 PM
some friends and I are organizing a benefit to help another friend and her husband who was just diagnosed with terminal cancer.They are going through some major financial hardships right now and then they got hit with this. We would like to hold a silent auction and I need ideas for things to craft that people would actually want to bid on. I can sew, quilt, spin, knit, make jewelry and am willing to try anything. I just need to raise some money. Any ideas. Also for the benefit itself we were thinking about a chili feed/ auction/ live music to follow. Does anyone have any other ideas? I've never done this sort of thing before and don't really know where to start. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / making laundry fun on: June 17, 2007 07:05:22 PM
ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration...can laundry ever really be fun? Here's a clothespin bag I pieced together out of scraps from the ladybug quilt

I don't know this is the right board, but I did quilt it.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / jeans to capris and a top to match on: May 31, 2007 10:51:29 AM
nothing to fancy here, just a little set I whipped up  for my little bug

more pics and info on the blog, thanks for looking
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / my first log cabin squares on: May 21, 2007 08:10:47 PM
I know they are not all that special to all you experienced quilters out there, but I was so excited about how these turned out I just had to share.

My first attempt at the log cabin Pattern. These are deceptively simple and highly addictive.

I plan on adding red borders and piecing it together for a baby quilt for some friends that are due in October. Thanks for looking.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / 5 yr old tea party on: May 21, 2007 07:22:40 PM
for my dd"s 5th b-day she wanted a "fancy lady tea party"

I made the invites and purses for all the girls (which of course I forgot to photograph) I also made picture frames that doubled as placecards and cloth napkins. We had finger sandwiches that I cut into butterfly and flower shapes with cookie cutters, fruit salad, tea. lemonade in fancy glasses with heart shaped, strawberry flavored ice cubes, and a variety of tea cookies. My sister made a cake in the shape of a teapot. A good time was had by all. Anyhoo, on to the pics
the table


closeup of the cake



the party girls



more pics and info on the blog
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / smocked blanket pattern? on: April 24, 2007 11:03:19 PM
I really want to make a blanket like the one in this post
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=86155.0

I have searched all over and can't find a pattern that is even somewhat similar..I don't care if I have to pay for it, can anyone help? Thanks
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / A quilt for my little ladybug (first quilt) on: March 19, 2007 10:27:53 AM
This is my first quilt (other than a doll size quilt)
I don't really like to measure so this didn't turn out at all like I had originally planned. I kind of made it up as I went along to make it work around my mistakes. Anyhoo, on to the pics. Please excuse my crappy photography skills, they really don't do the quilt justice.


the center(also my first time embroidering)
We say this to each other every night before bed.


the back is some flannel I thrifted, super soft and turned out to be the perfect size for the finished quilt top. It was fated to be part of this quilt.


Overall,I am pleased with it. I might even have to learn to quilt the "right" way.  I hope you enjoy. Now if I have the patience to save it for her birthday as originally planned....
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / painting cowbay boots? on: March 13, 2007 08:27:21 PM
My sister gave my daughter a pair of my nephews old leather cowboy boots. They are black and pretty blah. My daughter wants me to paint them. Any suggestions on what type of paint/sealer to use so it doesn't rub off right away. Do you think acrylic would work?
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / a bird's nest on: March 13, 2007 08:01:28 PM
A friend of my husbands has a little girl who is turning one next week and we are invited to her party. My DH asked me to make something and this is what I came up with.


the nest by itself
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  sewed felt leaves to it and left all my ends hanging out so it looked more nest-like
and to give you an idea of the size of the bird

I was excited about how they turned out but when I showed my sister she didn't seem very impressed. What are your thoughts? Any Ideas to make them better? I thought maybe I could sew little eggs to put the baby birds inside so they could hatch. I also thought about making little worms, but I'm concerned they would pose a choking hazard. Comments, criticisms?
By the way, I feel I need to give credit where credit is due, I was inspired by this awesome post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46019.0
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / bernat cotton tots??? on: December 11, 2006 07:02:10 AM
Have they stopped making this? I can't find it anywhere anymore. Sad
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