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1  Quilted Wedding Planner in Quilting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: February 24, 2009 12:14:38 PM

I made this quilted wedding planner for my soon-to-be sister-in-law! 
It is a quilted top 3-ring binder cover.  I filled it with wedding to-do lists (printed from websites), dividers, and a pocket filled with pretty clips.  The wedding is in fall, so I did brown and ivory colored fabric.  I also appliqued the monogram of the happy couple on the front.

Check out my blog post for more info:

April  Grin
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2  Re: Budget Baby Shower in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by FarAboveRubies on: February 24, 2009 11:55:57 AM

Hi, I just posted about a shower I recently through for a friend here:

We always do everything budget!  The shower was at our church (free).  We do informal showers anyway at church, it saves on time for everyone involved.  For informal I mean, we don't do games, we usually don't do table settings for guests, just chairs.  We only open gifts and eat (the best part)!

How this shower was a budget:

~ Tablecloths:
I picked up the solid yellow tablecloth at a thrift store ($5).  The small round "Mommy" tablecloth was a clearance item from Target last year (about $4).  The white one was the disposable banquet paper type.  From Joann's I bought a couple of yards of quilting fabric (yellow/white gingham, and yellow/white polka dot).  We draped the printed fabrics over the solid ones to add interest.  Using a coupon you can get these fabrics for a couple of dollars a yard.

Budget Diaper Cake:

~ (2) 56 count packs of generic diapers from Walmart ($11)
~ Instead of wide ribbon for the diaper cake (which can get expensive), I cut 2.5" wide strips of  the fabric and used it instead.
~ I bought several wooden cutouts (craft store bins have several different shapes) including the letter "J" and covered them with matching scrapbook paper.  The cutouts are about $0.50 each. 

~ The wooden yellow ducks were from Michael's craft store already painted for $0.59 each.  We hot glued popsicle sticks to the back of some and stuck them in the diaper cake topper, and in the silverware servers.  The rest we glued a strip of ribbon to and tied around the flower vases.

~My gracious friend that did the shower with me, made chicken salad sandwiches on croissants.  They were very good!  We also put out veggies and dip, chips and dip, crackers and spinach dip.
~There is no photo, but we also made yellow lollipops from candy molds for the kids at the shower.  Stick them into a block of styrofoam covered in colorful paper for presentation.
~ Beg, and borrow serving stands to make the food look pretty!

~ The bright flowers made a big impact.  We got ours as stems at a supermarket, and put them in our own vases.

Check out my blog post on our shower:

Good luck on your shower!
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3  Diaper Cake for Ducky Baby Shower (2nd Girl) in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by FarAboveRubies on: February 24, 2009 08:29:31 AM
We had a shower for a friend that was having her 2nd baby girl.  She had already had the "all pink" shower with the first baby girl, so we decided on yellow.  It was so cheery and bright!

See my blog post:
(I've got some diaper cake instructions on there too)

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4  Re: Diaper Cakes in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by FarAboveRubies on: October 28, 2006 01:13:54 PM
my version!

I finally got a chance to make one of these diaper cakes.
I loved the way it turned out (if I do say so myself)...

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5  Re: I knit a pterodactyl! in Knitting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: September 21, 2006 06:52:28 AM
Thanks guys!
I didn't notice until I was finished, but I put the wings on upside down (compared to how the designer put her's).  Oh well, I was just tweaking it...accidentally.

Here's the post of the bronty that I made my nephew last Christmas:
He was mad b/c the bronty had eyes and the pterodactyl didn't.  Guess I'll have to stick some eyes on there.

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6  Re: Rusted Root in Knitalongs by FarAboveRubies on: August 24, 2006 10:17:44 AM
Progess Picture:

With the skirt i'm making it to match:

hot color!  Looks awesome so far.  I would hate to have to frog that.
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7  Cabled Baby Blanket in ebony in Knitting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: August 09, 2006 11:36:16 AM

Pattern: Lullaby Baby Cabled Blanket
Designer: Keep It Simple Designs
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Worsted (ebony)

My first baby blanket!  Check out my blog for the particulars:
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8  Apron Top + Matching Bunny in Knitting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: July 25, 2006 11:07:21 AM
Check it out!  These were gifts for a friend's 2 year old childs birthday.

Check out my blog for the details:

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9  School Spirit Class of '07 Kitty Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: June 12, 2006 01:04:45 PM
So my lil sis is about to be a Sr. in High School.  Their team is the Panthers and colors are black and orange.  She and her friends get decked out for the HS football games in all black and orange, so I made her an official kitty panther hat.

panther paw on front:

"07" on back

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10  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road booties in Knitting: Completed Projects by FarAboveRubies on: June 12, 2006 12:52:57 PM
Check out these RUBY SLIPPERS!

here's where I got the free pattern:


see my blog for more pics and explainations!
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