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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / EASY GIFT TO MAKE AND GIVE - NO SEW FLEECE LAP BLANKET FOR UNDER $10 on: December 23, 2008 07:17:46 AM
I made this no-sew fleece lap blanket for my Grandma to keep her warm while she watches TV. 

No special skills are required - all you do is just have to be able to cut fabric and ties knots.

It cost a little under $10 to make (I normally do not go into fabric stores, my Mom does - she said many stores have half price on their fleece right now).

Mom did make me go with her to choose the fabric on this because it was for Grandma and it was a no-brainer because Grandma loves frogs. 

This is also a good project to do while watching TV and you can get most, if not all, depending on how fast you can tie, by the end of movie.

All you need is 1 yd of 60 inch fleece for the front and 1 yd 60 inch fleece for the back. 

Lay the two piece together with the wrong side of the fabric butted up against each other and the right, or the pretty sides, away from each other and up.

You cut into the fabric through both layers and to keep the strips all about the same length, you can draw how far in you want to cut on a popsicle stick, then lay the stick on the fabric and use it as a guide. 

I am not sure in inches how far in on this blanket, but it was about an inch from the top of a popsicle stick was over the edge, then just cut down the fabric to the end of the stick (doesn't have to be perfect, just close in size).

Once you cut all around the edge of the blanket, then tie the strips from each side of the blanket together in a knot all the way around until you are done.
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / NO SEW FLEECE N FABRIC BLANKET FOR KIDS on: November 20, 2008 05:03:05 PM
This is an easy way to make a blanket (or "blankie" as I used to call it) for kids.  I made this one for my cousn's little girl, Mia. 

This is the front

This is the back

All you need is to 1 yd of fabric or a fabric quilt panel for the front and one yard of fleece for the back.  For the front I chose the motorcycle panel because my cousin is into motorcycle (and so am I) and hoping she will like them too when she is older.

You lie the fabric with the backsides together, but so both are the same width/length.  You then want to pin it all way around about 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches around to know how far to cut in for your fringe.  The width of the fringe itself was not measured in this case, but here is what it looked like.   

All you do is tie the two pieces of fringe (top and bottom) together all the way around and you are done.
13  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: KOOD ADE PIE on: November 20, 2008 04:11:04 PM
This is an unsweetened packet of Kool aid and sweetened condensed milk (not sweetened kool aid and condensed milk)?  Sounds interesting... I bet my kids would like it!

Yep.  It is unsweetened Koolade and sweetened condensed milk.  I am 15 and I got all excited when my Mom showed the recipe to me at the above link and really wanted to make it.  This is my first pie ever.  I would have been even more excited if I had been younger and it is easy enough that even grade school kids could do this if you watched them.
14  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / KOOD ADE PIE on: November 19, 2008 05:54:08 PM
Mom found this receipe at Cut Out and Keep by Creativemind
Here the link:


It is tangy and sweet with a bit of crunch from the crust all at the same time.

What I used:
1 16 oz tub of whipped topping (you only need 1/2 of it for the pie though, the other half you can use for a spoonful on the top after it is done

1 12oz. can of Condensed Milk

1 pack of Berry Burst Kool Ade (you can use any flavor though)

Mix it all together - I didn't have mixer so I just mixed it by hand until it looked like all of the lumps were gone and the Kool Ade was mixed in.

1 Graham Cracker Crust
Pour it into a Graham Cracker Crust and smooth it around - I used the one Mom bought at the store, but there are receipes where you can make your own, but I have never tried it.

This is what it looks like:

You then stick in the fridge for about 2 hrs and take it out, cut and serve.

We put a spoonful of whipped topping on the top.

15  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Live to Ride Chair! on: June 16, 2008 06:41:25 AM
Tight!  Ugly to Awesome!  Great job!
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / GIANT ORANGE CLOTHESPIN CLIP on: June 13, 2008 04:13:01 AM
Made this in 7th grade industrial arts class and gave it to my Mom for Easter (the writing at the bottom of the clip is just in pen where it is dedicated to her).  It is 12 inches long, made out of 2 pieces of wood that I shaped and a metal spring clip, then painted it orange because she likes Garfield.

17  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Ruined chair to Man's Ruin on: June 06, 2008 12:56:44 AM
This chair rocks!  Great job!
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Googly Eyed Necklace!! on: June 04, 2008 02:16:35 AM
This is awesome!   This would be a great gift to make and give to a pre-school or elementary teacher.
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Silky Scraggly Lips Chair on: June 03, 2008 01:37:13 PM
This is the coolest!   I especially like the  drool on it.
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Absolutely insane rainbow patchwork 7 metre circle skirt! on: April 07, 2008 07:19:53 AM
Just want you to know your skirt was the reason my Mom joined this site, which I thought was lame, until she showed me the most recent $ store challenge and I saw the awesome Zombie Gun!   

I have only sewn a pillow with 4 sides in my life, so you amaze me that you could sew such a detailed thing with so many parts and have it look so cool.
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