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« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2010 05:51:02 PM »

What a cool package!  I love the etching and the packet of things to do in FL is so creative! 
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« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2010 09:19:55 PM »

My partner JodiLynn85 received her package from me today.  Her life is crazy right now so she asked me to post some pictures for her.  I didn't take pictures of everything but I will show what I have.  I was pretty proud of what I made her.

I made her some snap on kitchen towels on a roll.  I used snap tape I found at my local Goodwill.  There is a plastic tube at the base with snap tape on it to go over a regular paper towel roll.

Then I decided I needed to make a wet bag for her to put the snap on towels in until washing.  The strip piecing was done with a project I started probably about 20 years ago from drapery samples.  They were all little samples.  I had may pieces sewn together.  I found them in my closet while I was recently cleaning it out.  I don't know what in the world I was making out of this 20 years ago.  I also used some more of the snap tape for this.

I made her a sewn dishcloth out of the scraps from the towels.  It has nylon netting on the back.  I wrote a tutorial on my blog for the washcloth.  I plan to write one for the towels too.

I sent her some crocheted dishcloths too I had those already made they were just waiting for a home.  I also made a bag to hold plastic grocery bags but for some reason my camera didn't want to save the pictures I took of it.  I also sent a couple of books one from my stash and one from the local Goodwill. 
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« Reply #82 on: May 04, 2010 02:50:57 AM »

love the papertowels.........I made some for my partner (and myself) last round, and I use them ALL the time!!

I didnt do the snaps on the ones I made, so Im interested to hear how they work with the snaps!
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« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2010 06:36:12 AM »

Fabulous packages! Those flannel dust-mitts and towels are so neat!
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« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2010 06:44:11 AM »


I sent JodiLynn85 a couple of crocheted dishcloths.  I didn't take pictures of them before I sent but this is like one of them I made for her.

This plastic bag holder is like the one I sent my partner.  I had 2 of them cut out ready to sew for about 8 years so I decided to sew them up.  I sent one to Jodi and I kept one for myself.

She is learning to knit and asked for some more knitting needles so I was able to find some for her at Goodwill.

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« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2010 07:00:26 AM »

That is one of the nicest bag holders I have seen!  I love the flap and the fabric makes it very elegant!

What a beautiful crochet piece as well--the colors are fabulous!

I also love your wet bag--what a wonderful use of scraps.

Are the snaps easy to undo on the roll?  onegroovyday--what did you use one yours?
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« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2010 08:16:06 AM »

I heard the snaps can be a pain in the ass when you are trying to grab and 'tear' to use them like regular paper towels...especially if you only have ONE hand cuz the other is in use or dirty.  I didn't use any holding mechanism on mine (velcro I think would work well instead of snaps, but again the whole needing a hand to stabilize the roll and a hand to 'tear' one off) because of this.  The flannel fuzziness holds the towels together well enough, and because they are not actually stuck together you can 'rip' one off easy when you need to use it.
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« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2010 08:23:17 AM »

I was thinking more for something in my crafting room, so the snaps would be better for me in that case...however, in the kitchen and to get my hubby to use them, I just made a pile and put them into a basket to grab...I would like to put some on a roll for other places like the garage!
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« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2010 09:07:55 AM »

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted - we had TAKS testing all last week so it was a very stressful and exhausting week for us teachers in Texas. Sad Anyway, we're done now! Smiley Yay! Smiley

I'm loving all the swap packages. The hanger pockets are sooooo neat - I saved the photo to make myself one tonight! I need one to put scrapbook tools in for my cropping closet. Great job everyone!

I'm really hoping my partner likes what I sent...I'm a bit nervous about that...should be there in a day or two now...
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« Reply #89 on: May 04, 2010 09:23:06 AM »

Hi ladies - please check the first page to make sure that your name is colored appropriately!  If it isn't, please PM me so I can fix it.

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