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1  Re:re-cover an ironing board? Help in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by MissRoo on: February 08, 2004 02:08:23 PM
I've got a regular sized board (with the Flintstones cover) and an mini board. The mini board has that coated fabric cover, my Flintstones cover seems to be just plain old cotton.

The padding looks a lot like polyester quilt batting.

I just had a thought - my cover isn't too worn, but it is dirty. I could throw my cover in the washing machine! Thanks for getting me to do that! Grin

The mini-board:

The padding's a thin foam layer.

HGTV has some tips on ironing boards and ironing HERE . They say "Starch your ironing board cover so it will stay cleaner longer." and "A silver ironing-board cover is best for heat disbursement, but if you don't have one, simply place a layer of foil under the cover to reflect the heat."
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2  Re:disposable nursing pads... in What the heck can I do with THIS? by MissRoo on: January 06, 2004 09:58:46 AM
I experimented with a couple pantyliners and cut them to felt flower petal shape:

They've got a few layers of fibers, so when I cut the petal shape, I discarded the bottom layer with the sticky back. I tried soaking the petals in colored water, but the color didn't hold too well. So... I painted them. I opted for a blue, but I don't think I'd use blue again. Since the more they dry, the more the color fades, I'd go with a more earthy color (browns, dark reds, burgandy, etc) next time.

Following the felt flower instructions, ended up with this:

I did add a bit of glitter paint on top of the blue paint (so that's why it's a bit sparkly), and then glued a pearly bead in the center.

The flower's got a real 'paper craft' texture and look, so I think I'd use them on the front of handmade cards or other paper crafts.

[btw, I'm more than a little embarrassed to have a few condom/sanitary product projects on here - maybe that'll be my claim to fame Wink ]
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3  Re:super cute and super easy project! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by MissRoo on: December 28, 2003 12:30:21 PM
I am on a sewing frenzy (as long as the projects are easy - hehehe)!

I made some of these...

The tissue packs that I got have a reclosable flap in the center, which works just fine with this project. You just pull the tissues from the opening of the cozy.

(more Japanese gentlemen for Debzy Wink )

I got inspired and made similiar cozies for sanitary products  too...

Just altered the shape a bit, and now I can carry them in my purse in style!  Grin

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4  Re:Mini Purse (lined w/flap) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by MissRoo on: December 27, 2003 09:51:48 PM
I just made some of these little purses from my favorite fabric scraps, they're so much fun. Thanks for the great instructions, yardenxanthe!

They're 4 inches wide and 3 inches in length. My first attempt at this was too small, so I had trouble keeping the lining and flap in place under the machine. I suppose I could hand stitch them (that just occurred to me now - hahaha - where would we be without machines??).
Instead of elastic, I used ribbon one and for the rest I used embroidery floss that I braided to make it a bit thicker.  I made enough of a loop in the embroidery floss to give space for the button, then tied a knot.

Can't wait to try a bigger version of this! Thanks again!! Smiley
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5  Re:Poker Chips in What the heck can I do with THIS? by MissRoo on: December 18, 2003 02:09:08 PM
I had a plastic poker chip lying around, so I tried the picture idea. I think it came out pretty well, this picture doesn't really do it justice...

I used clear nail polish to coat the picture, just because that's what I had handy.

Yaaaaay... now I've got comfits seeing critters whereever she looks too!! Hehehe. I now have a web page with lots of critter pics on my signature line  Grin
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6  Re:Easy Felt Flowers in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by MissRoo on: December 16, 2003 06:36:58 PM
I put together a felt flower making kit as a Christmas gift for my grandmother. I had this pretty box and filled each of the sections with felt petals, buttons, pin backings, embroidery floss, and a needle.

I think my grandmother will really enjoy making these. She used to do tons of arts and crafts but it's getting more difficult for her. Thanks so much for the idea, comfits!!
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