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« Reply #850 on: April 12, 2013 01:52:52 AM »

Greetings Everyone,

Love all the new stuff am seeing.  Thanks for the comments on the apron. The person who got it really liked it.

Now on to quilting LOL.

Got some swap blocks from round 3 that have come in. So need to figure out just how I want to put them together.

Well and wonderment
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« Reply #851 on: April 12, 2013 03:57:22 AM »

alwaysinmyroom, the stitching for the pin is not on wool but I usually work with natural fabrics because I like their feel; this was an artificial suede.

I am glad my crafts made more people smile too  Smiley
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« Reply #852 on: April 12, 2013 05:41:44 AM »

alwaysinmyroom, the stitching for the pin is not on wool but I usually work with natural fabrics because I like their feel; this was an artificial suede.

I am glad my crafts made more people smile too  Smiley

artificial suede?  I must research this...oh please, I cannot add to my stash...well, maybe just a tiny bit! Cheesy
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« Reply #853 on: April 12, 2013 01:45:04 PM »

If you stick one of the beads (or other items in those vials) to the lid, with some see through tape, you can easily find what you're looking for.

(I hope you all don't mind me jumping into a thread that I am no participant in...)
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« Reply #854 on: April 12, 2013 01:51:18 PM »

I do that with all those nails and screws in our workshop...I just glue one to the little drawers on the outside...I don't even have to open the drawer to see what is inside...good idea, BeaG, to tape to the lid...we love for anyone to jump in! Cheesy
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« Reply #855 on: April 12, 2013 03:44:21 PM »

Little update-- ya'll may remember me asking how to get musty smells out of fabric.  I tried sticking my brocade in a large paper bag with an inch or so of kitty litter in the bottom.  I left it for a week, washed it, and dried it outside on the line.  It didn't make much difference.  I couldn't make myself leave it any longer than that.  I get impatient.  So I gave up on the brocade.   Embarrassed  But I found that I had enough chunks of a black jacquard to do the job.  Not the weight I wanted, but I lined it with a mid-weight twill.  All's well that ends well, I suppose.  And I might just try the kitty litter thing with a different fabric and leave it longer, since I already have the litter.
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« Reply #856 on: April 12, 2013 05:26:51 PM »

It's an explosion of baby stuff around here! I needed a quickie gift for an impromptu baby shower, so I made a receiving blanket and a few more burp clothes.

Appliqued Receiving Blankie - chevron & minky - so soft!!



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« Reply #857 on: April 13, 2013 12:08:27 AM »

I had a similar problem with my bead containers, but I had a different approach. My lids are screw on (so I know they are secure) and I just turned the tubs upside down. It also gives me an idea of how much I have.

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« Reply #858 on: April 13, 2013 05:37:52 AM »

I had a similar problem with my bead containers, but I had a different approach. My lids are screw on (so I know they are secure) and I just turned the tubs upside down. It also gives me an idea of how much I have.



You do know you are a genius...I just slapped my head and went "duh"... Cheesy

texscrapper--your baby items are so cute!  I have never tried minky...everyone says it is really soft and cuddly!
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« Reply #859 on: April 13, 2013 06:41:48 PM »

craftylittlemonkey very good condensing efforts, you have inspired me; I think I will go back over some of the stash I have organised and downsized and see if it can be downsized even further.

texscrapper I am certain the baby shower gifts must have been appreciated, they are so personalised and thoughtful!
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