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14831  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Poodle Mug Rug! on: December 20, 2011 08:45:51 AM
I am a lefty as well and it does take some practice...you basically just need a 45 degree angle mark on a ruler...have you considered maybe making a "fake" binding on mug rugs?

Basically, all you do is make the back bigger, fold it to the front twice and stitch...I do this when I want a fast project or if I am making Quilt for Kids...

YAY for scraps...you are going to be addicted to making these and other small quilt projects!  Have fun!
14832  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 69 ENTRIES / Re: EVERYTHING play table, a little imagination needed :) on: December 20, 2011 08:39:10 AM
I love how versatile the pieces are!  Making some of the pieces reversible...dirt turned into mountains...I am sure Levi will come up with more ways to use all of the pieces in ways we adults can't even imagine!

Good job for giving him the building blocks for creative play...maybe when he gets older you could do bats for his cave...a castle with knights and a drawbridge!...some sort of planets mobile for his earth scene...

He is one lucky kiddo to have such a creative mom...congrats!
14833  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Poodle Mug Rug! on: December 20, 2011 08:05:18 AM
What a good job you did for a first quilt project!!  And, it will make such a personal gift for your Mom since she loves poodles!

My only suggestion would be to use an interface or heatbond to your light colored appliques if you do not want the background prints to show through...personally, I like it with your poodle because it makes it seem translucent and airy!

I really can't see the seams of your binding...are you joining them diagonally?  I agree that seams make the item more handmade and give the quilted items charm!

Again, awesome and hope to see more of your projects!!

Love the color combos
14834  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: I made a few buddies this holiday season... on: December 20, 2011 07:23:33 AM
love them yofi!!  thanks for the pattern link--you make the prettiest and most practical gifts...you know I follow you around! Cheesy
14835  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Felt Xmas Tree Decorations - WITH TUTORIAL on: December 20, 2011 07:03:12 AM
I bet these would look lovely using all those darn selvages I have been saving!

Thanks for the tutorial and cute idea to use up bits!
14836  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 projects in 2011 on: December 20, 2011 06:43:43 AM
I love seeing the explosion of projects as we are approaching the end of 2011...

The food goodies are always popular this time of year...and yofi...lovely cowls...love the blue/grey one...what pattern is that?

that1girl--love your poppy dolls...I love old fashioned dolls...the ballerina is adorable...you are giving me a run for my money on all of your projects! 114!!! You go...can't wait to see what you do in 2012!

cursive_queen--I swear your quilts would be projects enough but you keep on making other things as well!
14837  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: October 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: December 20, 2011 06:28:34 AM
Wow--what a unique art piece!  I like the facial expression you got! and the scales...
14838  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Altered Keys! on: December 19, 2011 01:30:31 PM
Great way to recycle mysterious keys...they are quite lovely...love the last one in particular...they all look very medieval to me!
14839  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ugly Christmas Sweater Swap Gallery on: December 19, 2011 12:55:07 PM
ha ha The snowman on the back would make me vote for this one....it is like a crochet fail...Cheesy

The pic of the sweater with the packages is cute...I think you all would win prizes...
14840  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: One Tiny Stuffie Round 8--GALLERY!--Mail by 11/14/11 on: December 19, 2011 11:39:45 AM
cute little bitty doll!
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