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31  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Gifts from a 2 1/2 yr. old on: May 21, 2006 06:15:26 PM
My grandson (Ashton) and I made these items for my daughter for Mothers Day. He love to "Gluuuuu."

Flower Pot. He painted the pot, sprinkled glitter on it. Then I had precut some foam pieces. Ashton then glued the pieces to popsicle sticks and stuck them into the styrofoam filled pot. He then sniffed the flowers and said "Ahhh"

More precut shapes that Ashton "gluuuu" over a photo of him and his mom that I printed on magnetic paper. He then glued 3d pieces, dice, buttons etc....  Made a nice picture and frame for the fridge.

What do you think?
32  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Bird bath, window and new (old) fence..... on: May 21, 2006 06:00:55 PM
I made these items last summer but was not a part of craftster then.

Hubby and I made this from fallen cedar trees, including the trellis which is permanently attached to the fence.

My sister-in-law replaced her the windows in her home. I took one, made it into and easel and attached a window box. Then painted a scene on the glass. The window box was just planted this am so it looks frumpy.

The bird bath was made from a rhubarb leave, sand and cement. Got the directions from a magazine last year. Sorry don't remember which one now. The chair in the back ground was bought at a yard sale as a set of four. Cut the wooden seat out and drop in a planter and tada! I also plant sweet peas around the back of the chair so over the summer the chair becomes a plant itself.

Sorry for the foggy pics, camera needs to be replaced.

Comments more than welcome...
33  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Fingering Yarn???? on: May 20, 2006 02:48:27 PM
Okay so I know how to knit. I want to make my own socks (those extra soft ones that are $7 in the store). Everytime I try the socks are just not right. So what is Fingering Yarn? I can not find any yarn in the store that says it is this type of yarn. I am assuming that is my problem as my needles are the right size.
34  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Another Needle Book... & Machine Cover.. Now with Tut (image heavy) on: April 18, 2006 04:33:35 PM
Being inspired by other posts with needle books....

The numbers are so I know what size needle is on each page.

Also made this sewing machine cover. The quilt block on the front is also a pin cushion (very puffy).

Okay here is the quick tutorial:


3.At this point make a rectangle with these dimensions including the added inches and the seam allowances. You can also add the coordinating fabric at each long end. (I had to take my cover apart and add this later as my rectangle was too small, so this was really a "fix the booboo solution").

4.Now you get creative. Add a loop at the top for a handle to pull the cover off and to put it back on. Applique, make a quilt block, embroider, etc... the front of your cover.

6.Now make 2 pieces for each end of the cover. As you can see I made the top about 4" narrower than the base.

7.Before sewing the ends to the rectangle I used heavy weight interfacing on all 3 pieces so the cover would hold its shape.

8.Sew the sides to each short end of the rectangle.

9.Sew a piece of your coordinating fabric around the base to finish off the raw edges.

Any questions just pm me.
Have fun!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Free Capri's, Skirt & Dress Patterns on: April 09, 2006 09:33:10 PM
Found a free pattern for capri's (pdf file) at:



Sizing chart is located at:

36  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / reupholstered chair on: April 05, 2006 05:45:20 PM
Got this chair about 10 years ago and figured it was time to do something with it. This is my first project reupholstering furniture.
What do you think?


37  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitting & Crochet Needles on: April 05, 2006 05:41:55 PM
I've noticed the "rolls" being made to hold knitting and crochet needles. I was taught how to do both when I was a little girl by my grandmother and so have a lot of needles. I received all of hers when she died and of course when no one knows what to get you for a gift they get you "more needle". Anywho a roll would have been too small for me but I liked the idea of organizing......I am rambling.......

The case:


The dot's all over it are buttons that I glued over snaps as all the needles are in plastic pockets.

Thanks for looking and appreciate any comments.
38  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 4 Quilts on: April 05, 2006 05:35:44 PM
Hi All:
This is my first post in this section of craftster. I've been admiring all your work and thought I would show you what I have done.

Made this quilt for my daughter as she loves sunflowers. It is the second quilt I made and was machine quilted. Found out I do not care for doing machine quilting, although I do so love to admire the talent of others.

This one was done for my bedroom. It was hand quilted and took over a year to quilt. (Queen size)

The Rooster is also hand quilted, full size. Was supposed to be a one rooster wall hanging but I fell in love and the quilt grew.

This is the Alphabet quilt I am working on now for my grandson. Sam is the one all comfy in the chair. This quilt is a twin size.

Have more but just wanted to share these with you all. Thanks for looking and appreciate your comments as I tend to be overly critical of my work, at least that is what hubby keeps telling me.
39  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My new summer bag ( 4 images) on: March 23, 2006 03:46:28 PM
Been so busy making handbags for family and friends figured it was time to treat myself.

Handbag, wallet, card holder & checkbook

Got the idea for a pocket inside the wallet on another post. I'm sorry I can not seem to find that thread now.

Checkbook cover and card holder.

Your opinions good, bad or indifferent are appreciated.
40  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Love my new bags! on: February 26, 2006 10:42:23 PM
I love to quilt but since coming to this site you folks have been and inspiration. First attempt at these, no pattern, although the first one I did see a picture of in a magazine. Never thought I would/could make something without a pattern. Thanks for the inspiration!

Made this one for my mom:


This bag is for me:


I do think the change purse should have been a little larger.

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