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post #161 of 285
umhanna; an idea for kids jeans. My best friends family once saved a bunch of her jeans and took all the pockets and different pieces and made a big quilt with it, on some of the squares they had gotten family pictures printed on them and in the pockets they had stuff cash for her b/c it was a gift for her graduation.
post #162 of 285
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frog, your niece is so cute in those hats!
Isn't she!? (I can say that--I had nothing to do with her! ) The work you did on those hats is awesome--they're keeping them for their next baby and they are REALLY not the keeping sort.

A note about denim quilts: They get really, really heavy! My grandmother made all of her grandsons denim quilts and they're too heavy to sleep under. They'd have been more functional with about half as much denim.

I don't know if this is crafty, per se, but we're putting up jam today. My job was washing, hulling and chopping, and I've got the berry-stained paws to prove it!

I'm also working on some tiedye--AO, your skivvies should be ready to ship on Monday, unless anything needs another dip.
post #163 of 285

wool felt

The Levi quilts are PERFECT picnic blankets. Because yes there are so so heavy.

Ok my questions.....

I love working with felt. I just started a few months ago and it is so much fun. BUT I have no idea about what types of felt there is out there. The best/most popular is wool felt right? And you can make your own wool felt sheets by "felting" a wool sweater??? Just by washing it? Do tell?

I just have a huge bag/pile of felt that I got at Enchanted Learning. What is this made out of?

I see on etsy some felt that has only a certain % of wool. Is 100% wool the best. How in the WORLD can people afford that? lol, at Joanns the huge bolts of 100% wool felt was a LOT of money.

So, please school me on wool felt and felt in general.

I am "watching" some wool felt on eBay. The seller doesn't know the % on it. Can I link to that auction so I can get ya'lls opinion?
post #164 of 285

100% wool felt

I haven't worked with anything other than 100% wool, so I don't know
much about the different kinds. Crafters here taught me that 100%
wool is the best, because acrylic is made like plastic. Plus, I
like to buy used things, so the wool sweaters satisfy that.

I get 100% wool sweaters and blankets from Goodwill. Mine has
ladies sweaters priced at $3.38 during the fall and winter. Then
they have half price day, and quarter day. But I am in rural Iowa
so prices are cheap!

The mens section has good sweaters too, and it usually makes a lot of felt!

I just look at the tags and buy only 100%.

I felt by washing like colors together on HOT. I squirt in a little
Dawn and rinse with a cup of vinegar to remove all detergents. They
usually shrink up quite a bit, but sometimes it might take more than
one washing. Then I dry on hot with no dryer sheets, cleaning out
the lint trap OFTEN.

Ta-da, wool felt for cheap.

I have never bought wool felt but I
know there are online places. They have so many colors and it is a
lot thinner than using sweaters. Some of the sweaters turn out
really thick when you felt them. Some are even hard to get the
needle through! Lambswool makes the softest toys.

Hope that helps, and hopefully someone else knows about the
different kinds.

Re: ebay: I think we can link ebay auctions, I have seen them in TAO. It would be hard to tell without feeling it.
post #165 of 285
I think the one my friend got (the denim quilt) was like a wall hanging quilt.
But thats a good idea, to have one for a picnic blanket!

I am so excited! I just finally figured out how to upload pics to my puter!

Oh, and I want to show off a new rainbow dressup I made w/ matching necklace, for those who havent seen it.
post #166 of 285
Oh the rainbow set is so darling. So shimmery! :
post #167 of 285
What a cute niece and what cute hats!!

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Speaking of making things by hand, check out what I bought today (I posted over in the thrifting tribe too, not exactly a thrift find, but I bought it at a church rummage sale today).

Its a really cute handmade dollie set. I think its handmade at least. Its made from branches and rope. It even has homemade bed linens, a pillow, and chair pads.

table and chairs
bed
bed frame
close-up
chair pad

Guess how much I paid for it??????
Those are awesome! I'm gonna guess you got a bargain and got them all for $10.
post #168 of 285
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Oh the rainbow set is so darling. So shimmery! :
Thankyou!
post #169 of 285

Denim

Another idea for using old jeans...
Double Pointed Knitting Needles Storage:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23751189@N00/2147138870
post #170 of 285
Saamy, <LOVE EYES> That dressup set is absotively gorgeous!! <sigh> Now if only I could find someone who is me in another state that loves me and wants to swap for a set like this.....hmmmmm
post #171 of 285
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The Levi quilts are PERFECT picnic blankets. Because yes there are so so heavy.
Brilliant! I'm going to tell my brother and cousins--they all have them packed away.
post #172 of 285
Ok girls, anyone a henna artist? Or a regular artist who is dying to draw me a pattern for hubby to trace onto my preggo belly? I am ready to have a baby henna belly for Ethan and hubby can trace but he can't freehand...

I would love you forever and ever... :
post #173 of 285
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Saamy, <LOVE EYES> That dressup set is absotively gorgeous!! <sigh> Now if only I could find someone who is me in another state that loves me and wants to swap for a set like this.....hmmmmm
oh ho ho , you are too funny and sweet. I cant say everything I want to here, so I wont.

But as it turns out, I wanted to make another one for Eden, and the store I got it at is ALL out of the rainbow kind of fabric I got, they only have other stuff (like a fairy print), but no RAINBOW! Waaahhhh. I hope they get more again!
post #174 of 285
i need a senior title too please!
post #175 of 285
I need ideas for an image for a logo I'm designing for a friend's doula biz called "peaceful beginnings" I'm so stuck. I need something that shows joyous birth, comfort of doula and partner, new family and baby, and peace. All I can think of is a peace sign w/ a baby cradled in the bottom of it... so dumb, plus i think the peace sign idea is way too literal. I need something that conveys the ideas, but is simple enough to be on a business card.
I'm just asking for any ideas, and I will get started with them in my drawings, and hopefully come up w/ something. I really need to do this b/c I will get paid for it!! cha ching yee haw.
post #176 of 285
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Ok girls, anyone a henna artist? Or a regular artist who is dying to draw me a pattern for hubby to trace onto my preggo belly? I am ready to have a baby henna belly for Ethan and hubby can trace but he can't freehand...

I would love you forever and ever... :
I have an idiot proof fill pattern for henna...I even did a whole ginger jar in it in a ceramics class...If you hit the library for a tree of life pattern or some such design and fill the rest with this pattern, you can't loose!

I'll try to post a pic of it later
post #177 of 285
Are we supposed to give ourselves a senior title or is someone else supposed to give us one?
post #178 of 285
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Are we supposed to give ourselves a senior title or is someone else supposed to give us one?
We choose our own--with a little help from our friends!
post #179 of 285
Have you already seen this?

Girls’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=212

Boys’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=201
I was disappointed that they didn't have a boy's neck tie...
post #180 of 285
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Have you already seen this?

Girls’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=212

Boys’ Clothes Tutorial Round-Up
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=201
I was disappointed that they didn't have a boy's neck tie...
thanks for this, i have been wondering how this is done! i have some nice fabric Im going to play with
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