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41  From Vintage Placemat to Needle Case in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by maize on: September 05, 2004 10:30:08 AM
While cruising my local Value Village, I discovered a set of 4 vintage linen placemats for .99 cents.  I thought they would make wonderful needle cases.  I used raw silk for the lining and pockets and dark brown leather (from Walmart) for the tie.  I think it turned out rather cute!  The other three I gave away to friends and family as gifts.

I'm sure there are a lot of instructions posted here on how to make this easy needle case.  You simply cut one piece of material to fit the placemat allowing for seams.  Then cut another half that size for the pockets.  Hem the top of that piece then sew it to the other allowing spaces for your needles.  Pin both together with your tie in the middle then sew the edges leaving a small opening to turn.  Topstitch to complete.  Simple!

You can view also at:  http://www.maizehutton.com/needleroll.html
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42  Maize's Magical Studio Tour in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by maize on: September 04, 2004 06:58:46 PM
I painted the walls a sherbet orange then glazed pink over the top.  My husband thinks it looks like someone puked Pepto Bismol all over the walls but I love it!  The floor is 1/2 inch plywood which I had my husband cut to fit over the ugly carpet.  I stained it then put poly over the top.  I made metal brackets (spray painted them brown) and screwed them into each corner to hold the wood onto the carpet.  The lamp I found in a dumpster, shabby'd it, spray painted the lampshade pink and even beaded the trim!  All the furniture is from Ikea except for the futon which I found at a thriftstore and made a new cover for it.  All my beads are organized in shoe holders from Target.  Each different color of bead is in a small baby food jar.  The heart banner is one I made for a craft fair last year.  I love it.   

The full tour is located at www.maizehutton.com/maizestudiotour.html

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43  Vintage look coasters made from bathroom tiles in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by maize on: September 04, 2004 12:02:53 PM
Here's a quick easy project for making your own tile coasters.  Give a set of four as a gift!  I used some clip art, a special font and some friendship sayings to make mine. 

Home Depot sells cheap white tiles for under a quarter each.  I chipped off the edges with a bench grinder, then modge podged the art to the tile.  When dry, I applied a brown stain, wiped it off, let it dry.  Then applied a couple coats of clear poly.  On the back of each tile you can either attach cork or those little feet, some are felt, plastic, etc.  Tie them up with a piece of raffia, rusted wire, or ribbon.  And you're done!

Directions also at:  http://www.maizehutton.com/maizevintagetiles.html
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44  Foam Wallet with Snap! My First Post in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by maize on: August 15, 2004 10:42:02 AM
Hi everyone!

This is my first post here so bear with me if the photos don't show up!  I've also posted a link to a webpage below just in case they don't.

I frequently cruise the kiddie craft isle in my local Wal Mart and kept eying those colored foam shapes and wondered what "adult" thing I could make with them.  The lightbulb went off the other day when I decided to make wallets!

Wal Mart sells a stack of foam sheets for around $6 in assorted colors.  I picked the flower shapes in different colors also for around $2.  For under $10 you could probably make around 25 wallets with all the foam.  I've decided these would make great business card holders, gift bags/tags, flower hair ties, the possibilities are now endless!

I'm going to try to post the pics here, but if you can't view them I've set up a page on my website at http://www.maizehutton.com/maizefoamwallet.html



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