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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Deery Lou embroidered zippered pouch on: April 18, 2008 06:18:07 PM
I embroidered the same Deery Lou pouch for a swap on swap-bot. I originally used the embroidered patch design for a crochet hook holder

What do you think?
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Artist in a box on: June 22, 2005 06:56:20 PM
A sketch pad/book?  That's my standard gift for artist friends.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: cathedral window afghan on: June 22, 2005 06:45:16 PM
I'm finishing my first granny square afghan, which I'm proud of, but which pales in comparison to this! AWE some!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Umbrella Light on: December 22, 2004 04:33:58 PM
Excellent! I have a pink Chinese umbrella that I have been dying to do this with!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: My new and improved craft room! on: December 22, 2004 04:24:07 PM
oh, the craft area of my dreams! My bf has control of our extra room and has it full of records.  My crafts are basically pushed into a corner, where I can barely access them.  sigh.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Boring Furniture Completely Revamped! on: December 22, 2004 04:20:29 PM
ditto! fantastic job!
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Record notebooks on: December 22, 2004 04:11:35 PM
Excellent! Great way to reuse!!
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: journals made with old game boards on: December 22, 2004 04:10:43 PM
So cute! You are definitely a book making mistress! I'm trying out the book boxes in the latest ReadyMade.  Wish me luck!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: button coaster on: June 21, 2004 02:03:19 PM
Well, like I said in my post, the coaster is amazingly flat or "level".  It does depend on the buttons you use, but for the most part all of the buttons were the same thickness.  Try it out and see for yourself! 
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / button coaster on: June 20, 2004 06:14:59 PM

I made these coasters with some vintage (old) buttons I've been collecting (estate sales  & ebay).  I used two different fabrics, one for the front and one for the back.  I lined up the buttons on the fabric neatly, marking with a fine tip marker where each hole is, and sewed them in.  Then used my sewing machine to sew the fabric pieces together - just like a pillow, leaving a hole to flip the thing inside out.  Afterwards, I sewed the hole closed.

Make sure you don't use the type of button that sits up on the fabric, but the type that has holes through the face.  Also, make sure the buttons are relatively the same in density.  You'll be surprised how flat the coaster ends up being.

Hmmm.  I've had this idea in my head for a while and I'm very satisfied with the turnout.  To make them even more absorbent, you may want to use a bit of foam between the fabric, but I don't mind.  We didn't even have coasters before, so anything is a plus.
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