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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first quilt (and a tshirt quilt!) on: April 11, 2010 04:48:26 PM
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.  

Hope you ladies like it!

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Acid" Bag on: May 29, 2006 08:31:39 PM
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!

~Spud
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I made a WHITE FUR BIKINI!!! on: May 21, 2006 11:07:53 AM
Heyyyy...my school does one, too!  Do you happen to go to GSU?  Or is it a mere coincidence?

-Spud
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Computer Desktop Organizer on: May 06, 2006 08:19:20 PM
So cool! Sort of like those spiffy pictures in PBTEEN.

May I ask why you have a bottle of contact lens solution at your computer desk? Cheesy

Hehe why thank you!  And I have the bottle of solution there because of many long nights of computer gaming. Wink

~Spud
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Computer Desktop Organizer on: April 30, 2006 08:59:34 PM
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: 


After:


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.

~Spud
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Potty Pass on: April 30, 2006 07:32:49 PM
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. Wink

~Spud
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Boyfriend help (computers, games, Star Wars) on: April 14, 2006 09:09:59 PM
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.   Cheesy  Maybe personalize some clear boxes with like, logos from his favorite games or in a color scheme from his favorite game system. 

-Spud
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: A very GRIM bag on: April 07, 2006 04:48:59 PM
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.  Grim Fandango is one of the greatest games of all time.  I am quite jealous of this and your dedication to making it. 
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: First post, may as well be a botch! on: March 18, 2006 07:17:16 PM
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 Roll Eyes 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.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: not used to kitties being around on: March 18, 2006 07:08:37 PM
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!
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