Monday, January 28, 2013

Personal Library Checkout & Bookmark/Reminder

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I love sharing  books with friends.  It gets pretty bad when I can’t remember who I loaned it to.  The bottom half is detachable and is a bookmark for the borrower.  The top half reminds me who has the book. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

My First and Last Quilt

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I call this my first and last quilt.  It was a craft idea from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Christmas issue a couple of years ago.  It is a lap quilt for my grandmother.   So it’s about 4’ x 4’.  In concept it is pretty easy.  But I learned a couple of things: 
1)  I am not a precise cutter
2)  I do not do well with precise seam allowances
3)  Quilting involves all sorts of precise cutting and seam allowances. 
I know it is a little presumptuous to call it my first and last quilt.  I’ve seen another pattern I’d like to try someday.  I live in fear of becoming a quilting fabric collector.  (Yeah, I’m talking about you, Laura and Irene).

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rocks, er... Paperweights with Melted Crayons

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It’s a long story involving someone’s 50th birthday and her obsession with rocks.
This craft involved heating rocks in the oven (yes, the very oven I cook food in) and then pressing crayons onto it.  I see some interesting possibilities for making giant gold nuggets and earths if one is patient enough.
I don’t know what the birthday girl did with her new rocks….


Monday, January 7, 2013

Tea Bag Party Favor

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This was made for a Birthday Tea party.  An assortment of teas are in each bag.