Hey there ladies! I am new to quilting, saw a tshirt quilt tutorial or two around here and thought "hey I should do that!" That was four years ago, when I cut up a bunch of shirts and didn't know what I was doing. Two house moves later, I finally found everything and finished the darn thing! It was a labor of love. When I cut up my shirts, I wasn't thinking (or reading) and didn't put any interfacing on them. My squares came out wonky and I got frustrated and stopped for a year.
Took a trip to the fabric store with the gentleman, and he picked out this flannel skully tie-dyed fabric that works wonderfully! Had some suggestions from some of my crafty friends on batting and finishing, and now I'm done! I did the mitered corners for the binding an while it is wonky in some places, I love it. Some of the squares might be crooked/different sizes, but I think I did pretty good for quilting for the first time EVER.
It's queen sized and very comfy. 18x18 squares with 2" borders all around. Each corner of the square on the front has been tied with blue embroidery thread. I was going to do the entire back the same way, but I decided to save a bunch of shirts for another project I'll hopefully work on soon.
What a great bag and I have that same fabric but blue instead of pink. It was 50 cents a yard so I bought the two full bolts (haha I'm a little compulsive) and haven't used ANY of it in two years. Go me. Your bag just might get me to get off my butt and do something!
So I have a very basic computer desk that's just a 5' kitchen counter with removable legs (brackets and legs from Lowes). Everything was scattered about the desk and it had no organization. Plus, the wall behind it was just bare and empty. So I built myself a desk hutch.
My messy desk before:
I basically used 10" wide pine wood that you get at Lowes/Home Depot and cut them to the sizes i wanted and put them together. 48" long, 18" tall. Painted it with this pretty blue that matches a few other pieces of furniture in my room. Some of the wood was recycled from my basement, so the shelves are curved and slightly crooked, but it gets the job done. Only took me a day to build and paint. There are also some mug hooks on the side to hold my headphones, keys, and a few other things.
I had a teacher once who got one of those plastic cauldrons from halloween and wrote "PASS TO TH' POT" And before he got the pot, he had one of those stadium seat cushions and wrote a long and winded explanation that the student had to go to the bathroom and had to take this pass, the one pass, the ultimate pass to get to the restroom.
And I like that one! you should attach toilet paper streamers, maybe. To make it look slightly icky.
I dunno if your boyfriend does the same thing mine does, but he just puts all his game cds on spindles or tosses them around. So, I've got a bunch of cd wallets that I'm going to decorate for organization (i.e. XBox, PC, and subcategories of PC games). I always give him organizational stuff because boys are horrible at that. Maybe personalize some clear boxes with like, logos from his favorite games or in a color scheme from his favorite game system.
i was gone maybe 5 minutes and in that time my dog woke up, and decided to find a new spot to lay his stinky bum ON MY PATTERN! but no he couldent just sit on it he had to do the weird thing that dogs do, DIG and walk in about 15 circles befor laying down luckly it was a pattern on sale so it only cost me 99 cents
My elderly dog did the same thing! He'd be sniffing around, touch something funny (was blind and deaf) and just plop his butt right down after his claws poked a bunch of holes in the pattern. He was a heavy dog, so pushing him off delicately was a nightmare. And of course he'd have this sad walk when he'd be walking away, making me feel like a terrible monster. I denied a poor helpless dog to a comfy spot! My roomie's cat does the same thing only when I go to pick him up to get him off of it, he thinks it's playtime and claws my arms to death.
I just moved into a house and my roommate across the hall got a kitten back in September. This is my first time ever living with a cat. I'm a dog person and even when my dog was destructive, he wasn't allowed anywhere near the craft/sewing room.
Well, that kitten is a giant terror. We have a theory that he's really aggressive and destructive because he was taken away from his mommy a little too early (my parents had a mean cat and she was taken away too early, too). The first day I moved in some of my craft stuff, it was in an open box in the corner. When I came back a day later, I found a good portion of it (ribbon and measuring tape) downstairs. I've never been able to reclaim that measuring tape because the moment I pick it up he runs over to chew on it. My room was his owner's former room (she moved into the bigger room across the hall before I moved in), so he still LOVES to come into my room and explore. I got a new sewing desk and was taking one of the drawers to fill it up and when I sorted out all my small things, I go to put it in the drawer....and there's a kitten in there. He also takes my half started crochet projects and chews them off the ball of yarn and runs off with it. It ends up behind a couch in stink-land.
And for some reason he freaks out and jumps on my computer desk to examine the screen *only* when I'm looking at craftster. No lie, I swear!