Knapsack Menu Plan Monday! Though I really hate Monday I really like menu planning and on the menu this week is: Tuesday: *Chicken Tacos & Salsa rice Chicken and Dumplings (Thank you rain) Wednesday: *Stuffed Pork Tenderloin BBQ Pork Tenderloin, broccoli rabe & potatoe skins Thursday: *Shrimp & Salmon Pasta & Olive Garden Breadsticks BBQ Pork Pizza with the leftovers from Wednesday (didn't realize it was two separate tenderloins in the packages and don't like to waste food. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: whatever I decide.. So now that the menu is planned and the ribs are already in the crock pot I will share my knapsack I made last week since I finally got around to making the patten for it. You will need: · 1/2to ¾ yard sturdy outer fabric- I used a duck canvas · same amount of inner fabric · ribbon · magnetic closure clasps or button · webbing · sewing machine · interfacing Bottom & Flap I arranged them so they can be printed on a regular size sheet of paper. The straps are 25”-30” depending on your preference.
Father's Day Crafts Countdown: Comic Wallet Because you still have time to knock out a few Father's Day crafts before Sunday... Levi Brown, ReadyMade Every father has a secret place in his heart for Wonder Woman. But, you're not limited to the awesome heroine if you decide to undertake this easy idea for making a wallet from a comic book. The following tutorial calls for just folding, but you can reinforce the stress points (at the short ends of the wallet) with a line of stitching. Check out the adorably illustrated tutorial at Keri Smith. Can't get enough Father's Day crafts? And for a more advanced Father's Day craft, watch this....
Creative and Unusual Beverage Coasters Collection of creative and unusual coasters from around the world. Super Mario Bros. 3 Coasters Coasters based on characters from Super Mario Bros. 3. Sponge Coasters Sponge Coasters protect the surface the drink is on, while also being near to hand to quickly deal with any spilt liquids. Soft Sector Coasters If you still remember paper sticky tabs for write protecting your favorite VGA game then this colorful nostalgic set is for your desk. Coaster Puzzles Available in a variety of designs, these unique coaster puzzles separate to become four handy coasters. Pixel Drink Coasters Each coaster is made up of 110 individual 1cm square “pixels” which are perfed in a way that lets you selectively remove blocks from each square. Vintage Record Coasters Give your drinks a spin with these cool assorted coasters handmade from real vinyl records. CoasterGlow Coaster A coaster that will light up only when there is something sitting on top of it. PlaceMaths Coasters Practice your maths at the table!
No Slip Bookmark Tutorial I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot). Bookmarks always fall out then I have no clue where I was. But I don't like to dog ear books that don't belong to me (or even some that do). I love it because it fits all different size books. Sew a length of ribbon around a hair tie, attach a button on the other end (I gathered the ribbon under the button for interest) and your set! By using our thomas sabo chains and dental insurance facility, you can carry your anne klein watches anywhere along with you.
Shrunken Sweater Backpack Oh Noes! Your favorite knit sweater, shrunken by the forces of heat and water combined! Never you mind, as you can still wrap its loving arms around you with the cunning aid of RECYCLING! Ok, so this tutorial describes how to turn a regular unshrunk wool sweater into a nifty backpack with some purposeful alterations, but the same principle can be used to reappropriate your tiny knits. You're going to need: An industrial zipper. You Have Just Been Poisoned Step #1: Clean bottom of glass PrevNext Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe the bottom of the glass squeaky clean. Step #7: Verify that the etch is complete When the glass is completely dry, hold it up to the light and inspect the etch closely to verify that you haven't missed any spots.If there are flaws in the etching, simply reapply etching cream and rinse as in steps 5 and 6.Repeat until the etch is complete to your satisfaction.
New Ring Designs November 24th, 2010 A while ago I bought lots of antique silver spoon sets when we visited Colin’s sister Morag and her family over the summer as they live near Spoon Central – a little village called Horncastle that is full to the brim with small antique shops. As I’ve been without my camera for what seems like months, I’ve not been able to photograph any of my ‘work in progress’ for a while. I have been busy, just not really been able to blog about it. Well my camera arrived back from the lab all shiny and new the other day and so today I spent some time taking images of the new rings I’ve made from the spoons I bought over the summer. So here are a few shots of my new rings – in spoon format and then transformed into things of beauty for someone special… This is a shot of all the spoons prior to sanding, filing and polishing. Before and after shots of set 1 This set of spoons has a lovely pattern on the upper side and on the under side so I made two different rings. What do you think?
Make a Project Keeper By Diane Gilleland If, like me, you tend to accumulate projects-in-progress, you might want to stitch up a bunch of these easy oilcloth holders. They keep all the needed supplies together, neat and tidy, and they’re structured so little things can’t easily fall out. They store easily on a shelf or in a bin, and when you’re ready to craft, you can read the handy hanging tag to find project you want. Materials 1/2 yard oilcloth or tablecloth vinyl See note below.Scrap of 8 mil clear vinyl (optional)Downloadable tag pattern Pearl cotton embroidery floss or baker’s twineChenille needle large eye, sharp pointLarge sew-through button Scissors Pinking shears or decorative-edge scissors Masking tape Sewing machine ThreadMaterials Note: If you want to make a lot of Project Keepers on the cheap, watch your local thrift stores for vinyl tablecloths.Download Tag Pattern PDF. Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. Directions Step 2: You should end up with a long rectangle of oilcloth or vinyl.