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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: I always wanted a pop up camper. Didn't you? on: February 15, 2014 08:22:37 AM
 Smiley  Thank you all so much for your comments.  I feel very honored to be chosen as a Featured Project and a Hot New Item as well.  I love this site.  So much creativity.  There are wheels on the back underside.  I purchased these at an arts and crafts store and painted them black.  I had already cut out wheel wells and used a dowel also painted black for the axle.  I stitched the axle to the black bottom and added the brace in the front so it would all stand up straight.  I used two wooden spools for the propane tanks and I covered them in plastic canvas stitched white.  I could have gone on forever adding details.  It was so much fun.   Thanks again for all the compliments. 
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: I always wanted a pop up camper. Didn't you? on: February 09, 2014 05:09:02 PM
Thank you all so very much for your kind words.  This was a project of love and I really appreciate all your comments.  When I was finally finished I really missed having it to work on every day.  I was always looking for some little accessory I could make and add to the finished project.  I do have a campfire pattern in mind.  Who knows.  Maybe one day I'll make it and put it into my daughter's Christmas stocking.  Shhhhhhhhhhhh, it will be our little secret.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / I always wanted a pop up camper. Didn't you? on: February 08, 2014 09:47:42 AM
My daughter and her husband were in the market for a used pop up camper last year.  She sent me pictures that she found while they were searching the Internet, of ones that were available.  She also sent me a picture of a lamp made out of plastic canvas made to look like a camper (not the pop up type).  It was adorable and I knew right away that I was going to make her a pop up version for Christmas.  That was in March and it's a good thing I started early.  I hadn't worked with plastic canvas for 20 years but of course I still had some in my craft room so I got started right away.  First I had to find a model to use.  I found a picture on the Internet to use as my model and I was off and running, or stitching I should say.  I have posted pictures of the finished product only because I didn't even think to take out the camera during the months of construction.  It was a huge job but a very fun one because I was creating from the ground up and using parts of my brain that have been resting for a while.  My husband was my consultant and he was a lot of help on the structural questions.  Hope you enjoy seeing the finished project.  It has a battery operated light installed inside the AC vent on the top and looks very good lit up but I don't have any good pictures showing it that way.  
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Valentines Day Wreath on: February 08, 2014 09:03:46 AM
I've been looking for a Valentine's Day wreath idea.  Do you mind if I use yours?  It's precious.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Scarppy Valentine Love on: February 08, 2014 09:02:18 AM
Very sweet little hearts.  And I get the "I can do that" bubble all the time, too.  Glad you acted on yours and shared with everyone.
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Cup of Warmth cards on: February 08, 2014 09:00:40 AM
I make cards myself and I just love these.  Very creative ideas.  Thanks for sharing.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!! on: February 08, 2014 08:57:47 AM
What an adorable unicorn.  I love it and am amazed that you created it all from scratch.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Messenger bag!! on: February 08, 2014 08:55:46 AM
I have dabbled with making purses myself and I love this one.  The fabric and colors are perfect.  Great job!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Big Bang Theory Quilt on: February 08, 2014 08:51:57 AM
I can't believe it!  What a great quilt.  And, a great show.
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Grilled Cheese Day! on: February 08, 2014 08:42:34 AM
I ate lots of grilled cheese sandwiches as a child but they never looked this good.  Thanks for sharing.
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