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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Jacob's Snakes And Ladders - epic scrap blanket on: March 02, 2012 05:11:19 PM
So very awesome! I pinned it, hope you don't mind.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / First finished quilt ever (baby quilt all from stash fabrics) on: January 18, 2012 06:45:50 PM
So I don't really know anything about quilting but I love them. A friend of mine was having her 3rd child (a girl after 2 boys) so I made her a girly baby quilt, using fabrics that I had in my stash left over from dresses I made my own two girls (the pink butterfly print and the blue flower print). The other fabrics in the top were remnants (the reddish color is really a dark pink, but it looks too dark in this picture). The colors are very bright.

The back is fleece and oh so soft! I didn't add any batting because I wanted this to be a fairly thin quilt and the fleece was so cozy I figured it probably didn't need batting too...

The quilting is stitch in the ditch and then I decided that wasn't enough so I made concentric rectangles in each patch.

I didn't do the binding right but I was working on a deadline and by that point I just wanted it done! Next time I'll do better. Smiley

And the last thing... it turns out this baby girl shares both my first and middle name (Catherine Elizabeth). Not that I had anything to do with naming her, but it is pretty cool. Wink

So, how'd I do?

 -- Cathy

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Second hand cabinets turned into hidden cat litter boxes on: January 18, 2012 06:19:24 PM
I'm owned by two cats who track litter everywhere and I was desperate to contain it somehow. The ready-made covers you see online cost upwards of $100+ and I wasn't about to shell out the $$$ for 2 of those... So I found two unwanted cabinets and repurposed them to fit my needs.

The first cabinet is a small TV cabinet with glass doors that I found on Craigslist for $15. I removed the inside shelf, covered the doors with scrapbook paper, and cut out an access hole in the back (which was cardboard). The litter box was a tight fit but it works, plus the cats like to sit on top of the cabinet to look out the windows (bonus!). And it's on wheels which means it's easy to move to sweep the few stray pieces of litter that make their way out... So it's not a perfect solution but it does catch about 95% of the litter that used to come out!

One of these days I'll get around to painting the oak laminate, but for now, I'm happy. Smiley

The second cabinet from a thrift store (I think I paid $60 or $70 for it) is quite a bit bigger but fits perfectly in a small alcove next to the stairs. It was also a TV cabinet and it's solid wood. Again, I removed the bottom shelf and cut out a hole in the back (not cardboard but composite wood this time). I want to paint this one too but the finish is in very good shape so that'll wait for now. The upper part of the cabinet stores extra litter, garbage bags, etc.

So for less than $100 I now have two hidden boxes for the cats -- seems like a good deal to me! Let me know what you think. Smiley

-- Cathy

4  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Building block cake for cousin's grandson's 1st birthday on: February 20, 2011 12:07:10 PM
Cute and clever! Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Shirred back Sundress in Chinese Latern Fabric on: January 15, 2011 01:41:26 PM
I like it! Is this your own pattern? I'm bookmarking this for future inspiration.  Wink
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: UPDATED- Table is Grouted Now-Pics-Mosaic Pub Table Top- Pictures of Progress on: August 08, 2010 04:25:16 PM
Wow!!! I just saw your side table and this table is super too! How long did it take???!?
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Mosaic Side Table on: August 08, 2010 04:23:29 PM
Ooo I like this!!! I should try this on a side table I have with the finish coming off the top....
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Insane messenger bag on: August 08, 2010 04:20:40 PM
I can see why your daughter loves it, it's beautiful!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hey, I'm proud! on: August 08, 2010 04:18:19 PM
It's beautiful!!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Ruffle Sleeve Top (w/ link to tutorial!!) on: August 02, 2010 06:14:24 PM
Very cute and I love the fabric. One question, how do you get your kids to let you sew??? Mine always want to "help" and generally won't stay out of my way.  Roll Eyes
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