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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Proven Home Remedies for Craft Injuries - Natural Result of "Crafty But Stupid" on: October 26, 2011 03:18:49 PM
You can also make your own freezer packs by mixing 1/2 water and 1/2 rubbing alochol, put in zip lock bags and store in the freezer.  The alochol keeps the water from freezing solid.  Just have to make sure the bags stay closed, I always put mine in two bags just to be sure.  Great to minimize swelling....

And the freezer packs are great to minimize itching.  Found out after I had surgery and learned I was allergic to a anti-biotic that was prescribed by my plastic surgeon.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Texas Needle Book on: April 18, 2011 06:46:36 AM
So Cute!!!   Great job!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cupcake Pincushion on: January 15, 2011 05:45:17 AM
Very CUTE!!!!!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Earring Holder on: December 05, 2010 07:45:38 AM
Last time I was at Hobby Lobby, I remembered I've been wanting to make something to hang my earrings on, so I ran back to the needle art area and grabbed a piece of plastic canvas for 49 cents! Cheesy  I had no idea of how I wanted to make it, but knew I needed to be able to get to the front and back of the canvas since I have some post earrings.  Anyway, this is what I came up with.

I just used cardboard and fabric that I already had, so the only cost was the plastic canvas and my time.
It's hanging next to the dresser and mirror where I keep the rest of my jewelry and things.  It's much nicer to have all my earrings hanging instead of in a pile on the dresser!

I have a few ideas of how to improve it, but I'm happy with it.

C&C are welcome!
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Breakfast and lunch on the go ideas? on: November 17, 2010 07:54:11 PM
I've been making Breakfast Pizzas for DH and me.  I usually make them on Saturday morning then freeze them.

I get the mini-pizza crusts that come in a pack of 3, an envelope of Country Gravy (prepared according to directions), then either sausage or bacon, scrambled eggs then cheese.  Bake them for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  Once the pizzas have cooled, cut them into four slices and freeze packages with two slices per package.

When I make them, I make 6 small pizzas, so I do 3 sausage and 3 bacon.  The envelope of country gravy is enough for all 6.  Last weekend when I made them, I froze one bacon and one sausage in each package.  When we have them in the morning, I microwave them for a minute or two, then put them in the toaster oven so they aren't so soggy.

It takes some work when you make them, but they are really good and would be really quick in the morning.


Of course, there's always Nutella or peanut butter on toast.  Cheesy
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Bias tape disaster on a bib I'm making for baby shower gift! on: November 07, 2010 04:54:28 PM
I think I'd just sew another row closer to the edge of the bias tape, and that should help the back lay down.  That's the only suggestion I have.  Sorry.
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Grandma's Buttons Memorial Shadowbox on: November 06, 2010 10:06:06 AM
Wonderful idea! I have a bunch of old buttons from my husband's grandmother and was wondering what to do with them.  This may be special Christmas gifts for me to make for my step-daughters.  I already made memory quilt out of her clothes but gave them out last year after she passed just two weeks after my husband's mom .
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: From mismatched to a set! on: November 06, 2010 05:47:39 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!   

If you are thinking of trying a re-upholstery project, Hobby Lobby (and other craft stores probably) has a book you can buy that shows how to re-upholster things.  I didn't read the whole thing, just parts and mainly looked at the pictures. lol

I just took the old pieces off and used them as my patterns for the new fabric, and that helps a lot.  It was much easier than I thought it would be.  Probably time for me to look for another project.... Grin
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: From mismatched to a set! on: October 06, 2010 05:40:22 AM
It really wasn't that hard.  It gave me a great sense of accomplishment though!

Thanks for the nice comments!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: From mismatched to a set! on: October 04, 2010 12:55:17 PM
Thanks, everyone!  It was lots of fun.  I'll be keeping my eye out for more bargains at the thrift stores.
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