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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pink Sewing Machine Cozy on: June 29, 2009 04:06:26 PM
I've recently moved to Europe where there is no central air.  It's spring going into summer right now so all my ceiling fans are on high and my windows are open to let fresh air circulate in.  Unfortunately, the fresh air brings pollen and dust along with it.  I needed a cover for my newly acquired sewing machine or dust is going to get all in the gears.  I did some research here on Craftster and on Flickr and decided to make a quilted cozy.  This was my first time quilting but it's a crafty project and doesn't seem to really fit in the quilt area.  If you think it needs to be moved there please let me know. 

I took measurements of my pink Brother XL-2610 and cut the strips accordingly.  My machine's nothing special but it has a decent amount of stitch capabilities and all I really need right now are the basics.  Not to mention it's pink!!   Grin

I used fabric from baby clothes I purchased at a garage sale a couple of years ago. I made ties on the ends out of the scraps left over from cutting out the strips. 

Hope you like!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Burp Cloths on: December 09, 2008 03:06:07 PM
My friend is having a baby (another boy) and I now live quite a long distance from her.  I made her some burp cloths in cotton (blue stars on neutral) and flannel (blue plaid).  I also made one from a tiny bit of little cowboy's print that I backed with brown corduroy.  This one is the only one that I put binding tape on.  I got the pattern from some ladies who are members of a community service organization.  Hope you enjoy.


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3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / I have an old military trunk... (photo) on: October 30, 2008 04:23:12 AM
and I want to turn it into a tv stand. 

We are a military family and just moved to Germany.  Our el-cheapo TV stand was broken in the move and Im trying to figure out a way to use what we have on hand as a new TV stand for the living room.  We have a military trunk that my hubby got at our last base.  Trunk measurements are   36 x 20 7/8 x 18 (LxWxH).  Basically, we're just going to sit the tv on the trunk lid but it's not that simple.  The lid bows a tiny bit so I am going to put a board on top that reaches the full length to sit the tv on.  Only one part of the old tv stand was broken so Im going to use the base board from it as the support board.  The tv is a Hitachi 42 flat screen LCD so it needs a decent amount of support underneath it.  The trunk is that dark military green on both the wooden sides and the metal frame.  I want to paint it another color.  Not sure what color yet.  I know Ill have to prime the wood and then paint it. 

That brings me to what I need help with.  How do I pretty up the metal frame?  Or at least clean the paint off of it and make it shiny.  I think one part even has some rust on it.  I'm also thinking about making a table runner to go over the "base board" and have it drape down the sides of the trunk to the floor.


Any ideas are welcome!

4  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Frappuccino Bottles on: November 16, 2006 09:23:13 AM
I have a lot of frappuccino bottles that I have saved and gathered from family members to use as candle holders but the mouth isn't big enough for a votive or a tea light.  Any other suggestions?  I can't bring myself to throw them away b/c there just has to be something that they can be used for.

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Baker's Rack on: August 16, 2006 09:47:58 AM
So I have two bakers racks in my kitchen. It's those medium sized chrome ones from Wally World.  The shelves are those wired shelves so small things could definitely fall through the cracks and items with small bases aren't steady and tip over.  Like most people I need to stack items so this is causing a problem.  Does anyone have any recommendations for having a solid bottom on the shelves?  We are renting a duplex and my DH doesn't have any wood cutting tools. I would like to be able to just set a solid something in there on each shelf so it cannot be very thick.  I would like for it to be no thick than 1/4 inch.

I have thought about just making a fabric liner using some thick sturdy fabric like some quilted fabric and then it would even have that shelf liner quality (ahem...pretty).  I'm okay with it being open; I really don't want to make a curtain to cover the front.  I just want the shelves to be solid, ya know?

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / 4-H Club Flag for Summer Camp on: May 12, 2006 08:54:49 PM
Help!  I live in NW Louisiana and each parish has to decorate a pre-cut felt flag (35.5" X 24 3/8" X 35.5" triangle) for summer 4-H camp.  Each of our 64 parishes has been given this to do and our flags will all hang around the cafeteria upper walls as a sort of border depicting each parish.  Our piece of flag shaped felt is bright yellow.  We have so many 4-H projects that there's no way we can depict them all on the "flag."  Even better, we have 5 days to create/decorate this flag.

I was thinking about a theme of "Spotlights on 4-H" and have some spotlights at the top (24 3/8" side) pointing down towards our parish name.  Any ideas on how to do this or any other themes?  Any and all ideas are welcome.

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