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13201  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) on: July 09, 2011 12:53:37 PM
Thanks!

ha ha I am about sick of that 9 patch pattern...

and, wouldn't you know it...I got another kit today in the mail--and the entire back fabric is that fabric I hate! Cheesy

Serves me right for complaining... Cheesy
13202  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 09, 2011 12:50:05 PM
Mel--they are super easy...sew together 3 inch squares...cut lining same size as your patchwork--for adults, cut in half; for kids, cut in half then half again...I used strips of the lining/muslin fabric to make the ties

13203  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 09, 2011 12:25:30 PM
Love that fabric!

Did you use a pattern?  I am working on two tops--I have not sewn clothing in forever...
13204  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Quilts for Kids Quilt-along (Charity for Kids) on: July 09, 2011 12:10:44 PM
Finished one of the kits I was sent.  Turtles and Friends. I really hated the border fabric--they were not cut straight so the squares appear to be crooked...I am sure a child will not notice, but it bothered me! Cheesy

Front:


Back:


Ready to ship! One of theirs and one of mine!

13205  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Saving my Old Sewing Chair from the Dump on: July 09, 2011 11:55:33 AM
My parents bought me my first sewing machine and sewing chair when I was 15 years old (uh, over 40 years ago! Smiley )...the sewing machine is gone, replaced by newer models...and I thought I was going to have to replace the sewing chair as well...poor thing...

Torn upholstery, broken top...worn wood


The lift up top was just placed on top in order for me to use it...


After seeing some of the wonderful reupholstery of our members (like bongirl5)...I decided I could try to save my chair.  I sprayed all of the wood with black paint...then I used less than 1 yard of fabric, tons of staples, some hot glue and trim, cuss words, and a bunch of screws...


The piping is made with some leftover checks and I used giant ric-rac to cover the staples:


I love my "saved" chair...and maybe it will last another 40 years! Cheesy
13206  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Time to give up the old gym bag...new floral bag! on: July 09, 2011 11:46:35 AM
The old law firm I worked for gave out these bags as "Appreciation" gifts in 1997...yep--I have been using it for 14 years! Cheesy

After many washings and lugging it to and from the gym for the last 4 years, it was time to give it up!

I used the old bag for the measurements and took off the hardware I needed, including the zippers.  Here is the new bag:



Nasty old bag:


I used vinyl to reinforce the area where the handles join the body:


The bag is huge, to hold shoes, shower stuff, towels, etc. The zippered pocket holds my weight-lifting gloves, sports watch and my workout notebook.


Thanks for looking...I am happy with my new bag and my friends at the gym are so glad the nasty bag is no more! Cheesy
13207  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: July 09, 2011 11:21:11 AM
Those trees are really cool! Also, the journal is such a labor of love and friendship--love it!

TSM--I just knew you would have a colorful rainbow wedding! Cheesy  Those flowers are lovely and so thrifty!

I forgot all of the spent CD's from work so I can't work on my Halloween Banner this weekend Sad

I did manage to find the pics of some of the projects I completed:

My new gym bag!


My repaired and reuphostered sewing chair:


Scarf for Special Olympics 2012:


More about this craftalong here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=383973.msg4558467#msg4558467

Head scarves using scraps:


Ready to do some gardening outside!


13208  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Craftalong on: July 09, 2011 10:35:39 AM
Here is the first scarf I made.

It is about 52 inches in length...I modified the "BE PROUD" pattern on the Red Heart site-- It is a simple crochet pattern--1 sc, 1hd, 1dc--two rows of each color so I could carry the yarn instead of weaving in Cheesy.

13209  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Coral Reef Picture Frame img heavy on: July 09, 2011 10:22:45 AM
You must have done some research to get such details!  This is gorgeous!

The different corals are stunning...I really love the brain coral...
13210  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2011 DeStash-Along on: July 08, 2011 09:38:40 AM
I like the idea of a scrappy afghan to use up those partial skeins!

Good job destashing, kittymom13!
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