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November 2, 2011
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Look at this stamping project and tell me if you think if would be okay to do this to canning lids, like before processing or would it compromise the seal?

http://www.ohcrafts.net/decoration-can-lid-plant-markers.php

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November 2, 2011
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I don't think I'd want to risk it MamaJ.  I guess you could try a few jars and see how they seal, but I really think that would deform the lid just a tad.  What about making them and either placing the marked ones over top of the actual seal lid but under the ring after they're sealed, (did that make sense?) or as a 'tag' where you punch a hole in the marked one, and hang it around the shoulder of the jar with some raffia? 

It's a cute idea for a garden marker like they show, or maybe with family member's names as a gift tag too though.smiley-puppy

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November 2, 2011
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Yes, I thought about the hang tag idea, but DOUBLE LIDDING…that's genius! I love the plant markers and probably am just trying to justify buying those metal stampers! They look delightfully fun! I'm going to see if they have them at Michael's b/c they frequently run half off coupons here.

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November 9, 2011
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I am inspired by the garden markers.  I would not purchase the metal stamps though. Too pricey for me for something I may not use too often.  But I am thinking about using permanent markers to decorate and coating with polyurethane. Could even use tole painting techniques and tie raffia around the fork to give as gifts. So inspired!

November 11, 2011
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Go to vintage brooch wedding boquet- these are unreal, stunning.  Miranda Labert I think might have been the first to carry one – not sure.  they go for 675 up.  I found a site that showed you how to do it. 

 

I also saw a glass tower thing at a craft show.  the woman took several kids of glass plates, bowls, vases – very nice cut glass and made a tower.  at the top she glued 2 small glass bowls together and insied was a thing that absorbed daylight and at night would light up the whole thing on your porch.  really nice.  she used several layers of plates, cups, bowls anything glass.  she used several of those glass snack plates that every thrift store has and no one knows what to do with them.  she used them for the bottom.  it was also very pretty just on the table too. 

December 2, 2011
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Here's a link to a cute game for littles.  It got me thinking that soft sculpt game boards would be nice for all sorts of games… checkers, chess, 9 men morris, probably others too, those are just the first to come to my mind.

These little snails are a bit much to make, but still cute and imaginative if you have a knack for that sort of thing.  http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/09/racing-snail-tutorial.html

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December 2, 2011
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I found the metal stamping alphabet letters online at Harbor Freight, $5.99 for a set of the 1/8″ ones.

Made a few plant labels out of used canning lids. I cut up metal coat hangers to use for the stakes, and curled the end so the lid would stay on.

Will post a pic if I can figure out how to do it!

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February 5, 2012
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Once the holidays were over I found myself at loose ends. I've filled the cold weekends making felt bird Christmas ornaments. One of my latest creation is this chicken – a nesting hen. If you're as chicken silly as I've become, you can download the pattern here and make one.

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February 5, 2012
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How cute.  Just printed off the pattern and will make these soon.  Just too cute.  Thought they would be good for my 6 month old granddaughter to hold and play with as well as ornaments. 

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February 5, 2012
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downeastthunderfarm said:

Once the holidays were over I found myself at loose ends. I’ve filled the cold weekends making felt bird Christmas ornaments. One of my latest creation is this chicken – a nesting hen. If you’re as chicken silly as I’ve become, you can download the pattern here and make one.

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How adorable.! Nice work too. Years ago at a craft show I saw a “Basket of Kittens” done up as 3 different “cat” potholders, sitting in a cloth basket. It was made to hang on a kitchen wall. I think your pattern would adapt perfectly to a chicken rendition. (now if only I hadn't left my sewing machine in GA. (poop! chicken poop that is)

February 5, 2012
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I absolutely loved ALL your bird ornament patterns Susan!  I fell in love with the chickadee since they're such cheery birds to have around all year.  Also, your owl is so much more natural than any I've ever seen in this sort of style.  This is really quite hard to do sometimes (as you well know!) when stripping the figure of birds and animals down to very simple lines so they can be created in mediums such as felt. You're really very talented at it girl! 

I'm going to make a list of felt colors to pick up so I can work on some of these when I have some time, it shouldn't be too much trouble to stock up on some!  As soon as I saw your hens, I started thinking about making them larger and turning them into pot holders or maybe kitchen wall hangings?  They're a real hoot!!!

You have a very fun blog too, I spent quite a bit of time wandering around there!

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February 5, 2012
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Thanks for the feedback on my felt birds. At the rate I'm going, next Christmas I'll have a tree full of birds.  I love the idea of enlarging the hen for hot pad – gives me more ideas….

March 9, 2012
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I’ve been on this felt bird ornament pattern kick lately. I finally got around to making a rooster. Our Bantam roosters were the inspiration for this little guy. You may download the pattern here if you’d like to make one.

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March 10, 2012
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They’re all nice, but I am especially tempted to try the Bantam.  Good job dtf  :)

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April 20, 2012
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1.Gathering Dust – 1-9-11, Lacy ditty bags with vintage doilies

 

2.  My own ideas – Easter Basket Favors  4-13-11- using paper cups for baskets

 

3.  crafty journal – Noreen Doll- easy paper baskets- you will love these!!  I have made a ton for Easter and a craft sale with baked goods inside.  a 9×9 square is a good size but I also used 6×6 and made cute small ones too.  any larger it does not work as well.  I embellished them for Easter and made fabric flowers for fall ones. 

 

4.  Amazing mae – road trip (travel) pillow cases – you will love these, great gift idea. 

April 28, 2012
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I have been invited to a ton of baby showers this spring.  It can be expensive to go out and buy baby items, even though it’s fun.  I found a pattern for baby bib/aprons and also for burp cloths that I love.  I’ve made them from fabric that match the nursery theme if there is one and they have really been a hit.  Here is my blog about making the latest set, along with the links.

http://mylifeinpodunk.blogspot.com/#!/2012/04/art-of-procrastination.html

 

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May 24, 2012
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I’m working on some of these, I think there will be some boxes of little monsters going out this coming Christmas!  They are quick, easy and fun, to make, probably tons of fun for kiddos to get, great stashbusters because they use so little yarn, and a great project to take along in a ziplock tucked in your purse to work on when you’re waiting here or there for this or that!!  (make sure you have a finished one to show curious people!!)

http://craftyiscool.blogspot.com/2011/01/wanna-make-monster.html

I also have other things I’m working on of course, but this is a great take along and in-between sort of thing!

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June 1, 2012
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Can anyone help?  Many, many years ago, once upon a time in the ’70’s, I had a Good Housekeeping magazine that had a pattern for a gray, tweedy looking hooded cape with a shaped yoke. It was crocheted I believe. I also think that the yarn used was Bucilla brand but can’t remember what it was called. The cover of the magazine was a green color but I can’t remember the date. I had saved it for years but can’t find it where I thought it was. Poop!

I’ve learned crochet a little better now and found some yarn (no, not the type called for) that I’d love to use for it. But heaven only knows where that magazine is. Does anyone have the pattern? It was a long cape and from what I remember of it I just loved it. Any assistance will be appreciated.

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June 1, 2012
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I don’t suppose it was the cape in this book was it?  It’s about the only pattern in this book that I’m temped to try…  not much else I’d try in it really.

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June 2, 2012
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Thanks, BG. That’s a beautiful one, but not THE one. The one I’m looking for was in a regular monthly woman’s magazine. I’m pretty sure it was “Good Housekeeping”.  It didn’t have the capelet over the shoulders, which I really like in your pattern. But it did seem to have a pattern to the yoke, that I couldn’t quite get to turn out, which is why I gave up on the whole thing. In the picture of it, model wearing it, if IRC was poling a raft, or something like that was going on. She was holding a long stick. I never got the connection but it made an interesting picture.confused Okay, that’s suppose to be a “confused” emoticon.

 

I even went on some book selling web sites to see if I could buy for 15.00 to 20 dollars the 50cent magazine of my mom’s that I probably threw out in a cleaning frenzy six months ago.

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.  Ogden Nash

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