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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Teacher Quilt Gift with student drawings on: March 21, 2013 03:37:41 PM
Besides from dabbling or making a mug rug, I have never made a quilt before. With that said, I was sitting around the other day looking for ideas for my daughter and step sons teachers for end of the school year gifts. I don't like doing gift cards because I want them to see that I took the time and effort into their gift, like they do their students (im not against gift cards, I know not all people are crafty nor do all have the time Smiley I came across a similar project (http://www.thatgirlthatquilt.com/2010/05/teacher-quilt.html where they incorporated the kids into helping with a quilt by drawing. At that moment I knew what I was doing for my daughters teacher! I help out in the classroom twice a month and with parties and her teacher is an amazing lady. Very helpful and caring.

I bought the material for a quilt and cut 20 squares. One for each kid in the class. I emailed the teacher and said I would be taking the kids in small groups out of the class for a project and that she couldn't ask questions lol. I had each kid draw on a square with permanent fabric markers and have them sign their names. My daughter was my helper which she loved. Once that was done, I took the squares home to sew them up. Its a simple quilt and ended up being 4 feet by 5 feet. My daughter who is 8 has never used a sewing machine before, and since it was for her teacher i figured now was a great time to teach her. She sewed half of it. So not everything was perfect. She has a lead foot when it came down to it lol.

I didn't take may photos of the process unfortunately, but here are some of them....

My daughters and her BFF's square with the border.


the quilt after I put the backing on


The final after getting the binding on. My daughter loved learning to make her own binding!


and the final pic after it was hung up in the class.



Her teacher loved the gift. She had no idea we were doing this. She said she has never gotten a gift like this. There were some tears of joy shed. The kids in the class loved being able to see the work they did and loved being able to help. I gave them all blow pop suckers for being fantastic and staying quiet about it. She showed it off to everyone that would walk by the room. My daughter said that lot of teachers came in to see it today during school.
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Fullmoon's Adventures with Laundry Detergent! on: July 11, 2012 07:50:37 PM
I make the liquid (borax, washing soda, fels-naptha). Been doing it for 2 years (in may) and it always gets a little chunky. Pretty sure that is normal. Even the Duggers (where I seen the recipe) and a few other blogs said the same thing. I love using the soap and it is HE. The only thing that I have noticed is my whites get dingy. So I have to use stuff every now and then to help. I would love to use homemade fabric softener though!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 Gallery on: May 13, 2012 09:55:12 AM
Received my motif's from MareMare on Friday. Love them! Sorry it took a couple days. I seem to have only been home to sleep lately..... tried to do it from my phone but that was taking wayyyy to long!!! I can't wait to do more motif swaps. I have an idea on what I am doing with them. Woohoo.

Thank you MareMare!! I love them!!

So here they are!!

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Category                          Name                Book
1) Comp Colors                               Steps                     200 Crochet Blocks pg 56
2) Lacy                                      Queen Anne's             200 Crochet Blocks pg 57
3) Flower                                      Gazania                   Crochet Bouquet  pg 54
4) Smallers                            4 patch Granny                200 Crochet Blocks pg 55
5) Senders Choice                      Motif # 55                   Beyond the square  pg 94
6) Octagon                               Motif # 126                  Beyond the square pg 172
7) shades/tones                       tri Color square             200 Crochet Blocks pg 51
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 Gallery on: May 07, 2012 08:21:23 PM
Everyone motif's look awesome!! When I started that stained glass one I didnt think it would be that big lol. I obviously wasn't paying attention to the size listed. That was the first time I tried the entraloc tunisian...... I have now begun 3 baby blankets with it because it is super easy and goes super fast.  I think it is now my favorite!!

MareMare--- I almost sent you a broomstick lace one in almost that same color lol. Smiley
5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (Sign-ups Closed, Send-Outs April 30) on: April 25, 2012 01:57:11 PM
Almost ready to send mine out!! I have about 3 more rows to finish on my last motif. Then I will be making sure they are all finished up and no crazy hanging threads anywhere. Then I will be attaching the cards to them all. Yay. Hopefully sending out tomorrow Smiley Hopefully!! If not, then on Friday. Smiley
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (Sign-ups Closed, Send-Outs April 30) on: April 14, 2012 08:16:50 PM
I am half done. I am working on one right now. I think I have learned my new favorite stitch. Actually planning a blanket with it soon too Smiley
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (Sign-ups Closed, Send-Outs April 30) on: March 27, 2012 02:20:39 PM
How is everyone coming along? I have a couple done. Just been alternating between this and two projects for people. I love love love the one I did last night! I will be using that pattern again for sure.
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (Sign-ups Closed, Send-Outs April 30) on: March 17, 2012 08:40:18 PM
I am super excited to do this! Going to Michaels in the AM for some yarns (shhhh told hubby I need yarn, when I probably dont lol) but Im just trying to get a good collection going on lol.
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (SU March 5- March 15, SO April 30) on: March 06, 2012 09:45:15 AM
oh and MareMare, sorry my message doesnt have a subject line lol. I put it in the BCC: box on accident Smiley
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap 3 (SU March 5- March 15, SO April 30) on: March 06, 2012 09:42:49 AM
Sent in my questionnaire. I'm excited!
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