Saturday, September 24, 2005

baby bib

My sister is having a baby in a couple of months so I made her a week supply of these nifty wash cloth bibs. I learned how from my mother-in-law. The beauty of wash cloth bibs is that after you are finished feeding the baby, you can use the wash cloth bib to wipe the baby's face, high chair and table and then just toss it in the washing machine.

To make wash cloth bibs, all you have to do is cut a whole in the wash cloth big enough to fit comfortably around a baby. I cut the whole about 3 x 3 inches. Then take any kind of ribbon or edging and pin it along the neck hole, be sure to leave enough extra for the ties. Then sew the ribbon on. Optional: use your imagination to personalize the bibs. For instancce, cross stitch would be really cute. I bought a bag of poms poms and sewed them on in different designs. I made a frog, a snow man, and caterpillar.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

for the birds

Hello crafters,

As promised, here is a picture of the finished bird table that I started in June. Pretty soon I will have to bring it back inside for the winter! It took me a long time to decide what to do for the background design and then it took a long time to find the right materials. I ended using a mixture of brown plates and brown tiles and small, green ceramic leaves from Mosaic on a Stick to make the background representational of trees. To frame the bird I used some white plates that had leaves printed on them. I used the same plates for the little shelf under the table. When the sun is bright the whole thing is really shiny and pretty.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Duct Tape Purse

Kari's duct tape extravaganza was a blast.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Next meeting October 6th

Thanks Kari for hosting such a great duct tape party! Such creativity at the table! Everything duct tape, ranging from a Red Cross Beer Cozy to the Sweet Spermies on a birth control pouch. Excellent. The next meeting is on Thursday October 6th, at my place. I'll send out an invite, but as a heads-up, you'll need to bring a cotton t-shirt, tank or whatever, because we're going to be stenciling on them. White shirts will show any mistakes, so go for some not too dark color. I'll provide tons of stencils, rollers and paint. This will be our Halloween meeting, so bring that fried brain hot-dish you're so good at.

Also, the theme for the next Linus Project is robots. 13x13 square with a black print background. Anything robot in bright colors. I love this guy. Anyone bringing a finished square to the next meeting gets a special surprise!