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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help me salvage this project - quilt for my mom's 50th birthday on: May 15, 2010 05:37:11 PM
I had this brilliant idea to make my mom a quilt for her 50th birthday not only to celebrate her birthday and also to celebrate this new part in her life as her difficult divorce from an abusive husband winds down.

I emailed everyone that I could that she knows (family, old friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc) and asked them to mail me one or more squares.  I planned to do a checkerboard pattern of a fabric that I would pick to tie it all together.  I got lots of responses that it was a great idea.  It ends up that only 5 people sent me squares plus my brother who mailed me a shirt of his that she would recognize to make his square for him. And one aunt that sent me yard each of some fabric that she picked out.

So this project which was supposed to show how many people love and care about her has turned into a pathetic response which states the exact opposite. 

The people who made squares are expecting a project and I'm at a loss.  What do you think I should do with these measly 6 squares that won't turn out looking pathetic. 

It doesn't have to be a traditional quilt. 
2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Leather Tags on: September 30, 2009 09:50:42 AM
I've got these and I'd like something fun to do with these.  Either an adult or kid craft would be great!


3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Two new cloth diaper soakers on: April 04, 2006 12:36:34 PM


My own pattern on both.  The orangey one is for night and its huge!  It works so well though.

If you are looking for you own pattern I recommend woolywonder.com or littleturtleknits.com

ww has a online soaker class starting right now too.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / What can I do with some t-shirts I have that are too short on: April 03, 2006 12:02:59 AM
I've got a few t-shirts that are just a little too short for my nursing chest.

They really highlight my worst area (under belly button flab).  Is there something I could do with them for summer clothes that might look nice?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / What styles of clothing are most flattering on: March 27, 2006 02:13:17 PM
I'm thinking of making some things because I can't find anything I like in the stores for an affordable price.

I've got a large chest and a lower tummy I'd like to hide.  I'm looking for summer clothes.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Easter outfit for toddler - need advice on: March 12, 2006 07:45:59 PM
I got this shirt for dd for Easter and want to make a skirt to go with it.  I have fabric to go with it that matches the colors perfectly.  I was thinking of a short A-line with a ruffle.  Not sure if this fabric is too much though.  The other idea I have is to make a denim skirt with a ruffle of the fabric.

What do you think?

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / There pants are so flattering on: February 25, 2006 02:52:53 PM
but I have no idea how to sew them.


 I got one pair on ebay but think I should be able to sew a pair for less than the $30 they are charging.

Do you think it would be too hard to copy the pattern from the pants?
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Heavy duty, super thick nighttime diaper on: February 20, 2006 09:07:15 PM
Tired of waking up wet or waking several times to change diapers I made this


Hemp terry outer, microfleece inner


Two body layers of hemp terry and 2 soaker layers plus 2 seperate soakers to go in the pocket, for a total of 8 layers of hemp terry!


See how the fleece overlays slightly inside

Made from http://www.verybaby.com pattern

Its so thick and huge on my 6 month old but it really, really works!  I top it with a handknit soaker made from Handpaintedyarn.com
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Wedding gift ideas needed on: February 13, 2006 03:46:44 PM
But there are a few catches.

It needs to be done in a month (easier said than done as I have a baby and toddler!).  It needs to use very few materials or things I already have.

I sew some.  I knit.  Crochet a tiny bit.

Other (possibly) helpful info:
I don't know anything about the bride
the groom, my cousin, is really into video games and computers (its what he does for a living)
I know little about their style but from their registry she seems to like modern kitchen things, and a country look in the bedroom

Please help me!  I feel awful I can't fly across the country for the wedding so I need to do something really nice for their gift but am very short on $$$ so I need to make the gift.

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Alternatives to binding? on: February 13, 2006 11:41:34 AM
I really really don't want to bind this baby quilt I've made.  What are my other options?
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