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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Quilted Wedding Planner on: February 26, 2009 05:43:09 AM
Thanks guys!  I wish I had one while planning my wedding too!
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Quilted Wedding Planner 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
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Budget Baby Shower 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!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Diaper Cake for Ducky Baby Shower (2nd Girl) 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)

5  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Camo cargo pants - seat ripped on: January 23, 2007 01:34:17 PM
I was thinking of making some bags out of the legs, or some kind of organizers....
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Camo cargo pants - seat ripped on: January 23, 2007 05:50:08 AM
My husband's camoflauge cargo pants ripped in the seat.  I want to make something cool out of them, but not sure which direction to go in? 
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: How to recycle Christmas cards on: January 05, 2007 05:19:15 AM
thanks for the ideas!
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / How to recycle Christmas cards on: January 02, 2007 05:33:11 AM
I get about 125-150 cards each Christmas, and I'm looking for a new idea to reuse them somehow.  I hate for them to go to waste!
What do you do with your cards?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sock yarns suggestions on: November 07, 2006 11:03:55 AM
thanks for your replies!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: KING KONG cloche hat on: November 06, 2006 10:23:45 AM
Jen from pieknits is working on the pattern for this:
http://www.pieknits.com/blog/2006/10/now_thats_better.html So keep your eye out for it Wink
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