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1  NASTY front porch into something out of 'Country Living' LOL! in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by IrishQueen1971 on: September 07, 2009 01:32:17 PM
I have been on Craftster since 2004 (I'm an old fart) but on lurking status...five kids, the animals and stuff will do that to a craftin' sorta girl!  Anywho...

We bought our first home here in Alabama; it's a nice little 2 bedroom single wide on about 2 acres.  Two owners ago, there was a front porch added.  It had some brown mottled indoor/outdoor carpet that got ruined, so I pulled it up and scrubbed the subfloor clean.  I debated over what to do with the floor and thought about just using the unopened can of Kilz paint on the floor. 

Here is what the floor looked like after I painted it with the Kilz...and trust me, you do NOT want to see how nasty the floor was before that!

Then my brain got to working...since we are "financially challenged", we really couldn't afford new carpet or anything of the sort.  The previous owner left behind about 15 HUGE bottles of those acrylic paints you get from AC Moore.   After thinking about something in the style of a floorcloth, I came up with a plan...

Here is a small version of what will be on the main floor.  I am putting one of these in front of each door, and the larger version will go in the middle.  The porch itself is 12 feet by 16 feet.

Detail of the Mariner's Compass drawn into the "rug"...

What do ya think?
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2  A plethora of quilting projects... in Quilting: Completed Projects by IrishQueen1971 on: March 05, 2008 04:47:50 AM
I have a horrible case of ADHD (no, really, I do!), so it is a damn miracle when I complete a project...here's some ALMOST completed and completed projects.  Tips, comments, criticisms very much appreciated!

This is a scrap quilt I made out of men's old plaid shirts...now, I just have to save my pennies for the batting and backing (yes, that really is my cabin in the background Smiley )

I have always wanted to try English paper piecing, and here's my first attempt with one inch hexagons--

The recipient of the wall hanging...

I absolutely LOVE to hand applique!  It's one of a collection of blocks for a swap...

A stained glass quilt wall hanging that I am NOT happy with...I think I used heavy iron on stuff to attach the large pieces to the base fabric, along with the iron on bias tape and now I can't stitch through it to reinforce the bias tape!  Anyone wanna give it a new home?

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3  Re: Flannel Plaid Shirts in What the heck can I do with THIS? by IrishQueen1971 on: March 05, 2008 04:24:48 AM
You can do this (I made this top and yeah, that really is my cabin in the background LOL)...

I have no more flannel plaid shirts left at this point  Grin
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4  Food City and Ingles.... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by IrishQueen1971 on: November 11, 2007 06:54:43 AM
I prefer those Ingles plastic bags because of the nachos  Grin but this is what boredom on a Saturday along with the gift of ADD will do to a girl and her "crap room"  Roll Eyes

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5  Bamboo placemat from Target... in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by IrishQueen1971 on: March 05, 2007 07:53:06 AM

The fact that I work at Target drives me nuts LOL!  Whenever stuff in domestics or seasonal goes on clearance, I find myself going thru the fabrics thinking "Oh my goodness, that's a beautiful piece of fabric...can a make a dress/purse/something out of it?"

So, here's a bamboo placemat that went on clearance last week for .97 cents.  Stay tuned for the construction of the purse...cause I wanna make something like this--


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6  Re: matching lobster dresses in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by IrishQueen1971 on: August 01, 2006 08:53:26 AM
I like your dress fabric better than mine!   Smiley  Aren't fabrics like that just too darned irresistable?  Grin  Here's a REALLY BAD pic of the dress I made for my daughter with a matching "Gorton's Fisherman" hat.  I got the fabric on sale at Wally World and just couldn't help myself  Tongue

You got any more dresses in mind? I'd love to make one for myself but I am nervous LOL....
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7  Simplicity "Easy" pattern....HELP! in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by IrishQueen1971 on: May 11, 2006 05:54:20 AM
I am working on this pattern for my daughter (scroll down to last pattern on page--#4262).


This is one of the fabrics I am using...

The other two fabrics are a red and cream Oriental fan cotton fabric and a black fabric with chili peppers on it (Wal-Mart!!!!)

It's a tank top/jumper dress and everything works out "okay".  Until I get to the damn zipper--HELP!  I want to either figure out how to do this neatly (by hand is fine) or reconfigure the dress to have no zipper or buttons...
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8  Re: Recycled Bag Bag! in Crochet: Completed Projects by IrishQueen1971 on: April 25, 2006 11:03:55 AM
Well, boredom led me to this...


I crocheted it out of some cheap black and white plastic trash bags from the dollar store.  The little red bow is the handle part from the white bags.  I am going to fill it with gardening tools and supplies and gift it to my mom Smiley
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9  Re: starting a food crochetalong in Crochetalongs by IrishQueen1971 on: April 14, 2006 07:41:52 AM
Oh yeah, and this one too--

Now I just have to figure out how to crochet a cup of Wawa coffee...  Huh
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10  Re: starting a food crochetalong in Crochetalongs by IrishQueen1971 on: April 14, 2006 07:39:50 AM
Well, since I got a head start...(for me it's a fat girl thing! LOL)

Chocolate Easter bunny
2 cupcakes
gingerbread man cookie
ear of corn
hot peppers
fried egg
orange slice
watermelon slice
ice cream cone

This is part of my collection.  I just make stuff and throw it in a big plastic box....don't know what to do with most of the stuff.  I usually give it away.  Anyone else have other ideas? I'd love to hear them Smiley
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