anwa, I have a yo-yo quilt that my grandmother made (we also call it a rosebud quilt)- it is made in 8 inch blocks, with approx. 3" borders inbetween the blocks. It also has a type of pillow sham - the kind you just lay across your bed pillows. The only material she purchased for it was for the borders - everything else was made from scraps. She could look at it and tell you that this fabric was from a dress she made for my cousin's wedding, this piece was from an old apron, etc. It's a wonderful memory quilt for me!
In terms of being portable, you could make a crazy quilt in blocks - also, maybe make a quilt from pieces of your nieces and nephews baby clothes as they outgrow them. I have clothes from my mom and kids that I will (someday!) make into baby quilts for my future grandchildren!
I'm a mosaic wanna be, so excuse me if this is a silly question - will the grout clean up good enough off of the mirror pieces (w/o scratching it) so that it is good and clear still? Cause I think a mirrored mosaic table top or pic frame could be really cool!
Lothruin, what a great idea for a compact - put in a little lip gloss or chapstick and some mints, and they would make great little gifts!!!
Aunt Beep, that sounds like a great idea - good experience, maybe print up some 1/4 sheet size flyers to stick up or hand out places to drum up a littel extra traffic for the place - and show 'em how it's done!