Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Et Cetera

Need a quickie hostess gift? Go to Wally and purchase a clear glass plate (around $1.50) and some Mod Podge. Go to your stash and pick a yummy print. Cut the fabric about an inch larger all the way around than the plate. Working on the underneath side of the plate, smooth on a coat of Mod Podge with a foam brush. Lay the fabric on top of the Mod Podge and gently smooth it down, eliminating any wrinkles. I use both fingertips and a bone folder. Let it dry. Then add another coat of Mod Podge to the fabric. Let that dry. Then trim the fabric all around the edge of the plate. Great for a cheeseball or cookies or candies. My next door neighbor is having her son's graduation open house Saturday and I'll be taking this!



























I have had such a hard time getting a good photo of this finished baby quilt!!! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH. So I am giving up and here it is. The colors are much softer in real life. My oldest and dearest friend will be granny in the fall so I have been having lots of fun crafting baby goodies.





Hand-embroidered vintage-looking motifs and some computer font words in the corners (Cutie-Patootie, Upsy-Daisy, Pat-a-Cake, and Peek-a-Boo) made this quilt so, so fun to make!!!
Hooray for Dancing With the Stars!!! Apollo was my pick all along! Love to watch that guy dance.













21 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - those plates are INSPIRED! What an awesome idea! And in fact Jenna's graduation party is Sunday.... I may put my girls to work making a few! I love that idea!
And the baby quilt is wonderful!

Gail said...

I've seen those plates done on the different craft shows, but none were as good looking as yours are. Nicely done! And I agree, Apollo was the best dancer.

Libby said...

I love the plates - I'm always looking for something nice yet inexpensive for Christmas cookie deliveries . . . hmmmm.

Screen Door said...

I've got to try this... think about gingham at a baby shower...too cute...

Pam said...

What a great idea. The plates looks so nice. It would be such a quick thing to do. Thanks for the tip.

Elaine Adair said...

What a great project! and gorgeous to boot! Thanks for the instructions. Let's see now, it's this modge podge project, someone else's grout/tiling project, that feathered star I saw, some lemon bars, someone else's string quilts ... and I'm still waiting for some fairies to help me out ...

QuiltingFitzy said...

Thanks about the reminder about the plates. I've seen it several times, just need to be reminded how darn cute they are.

We have a "Sisters" gathering every July...this may be my plate gift-giving year!!!

Melzie said...

OH MY WORD that is an adorable idea :) I can see that being so addicting! xoxo melzie

tami said...

The plates are great. Thanks for the quickie idea.
I love Dancing With the Stars too and Apolo was my pick as well. I actually voted this year which I don't usually do, but Mario was robbed last year and I wanted to make sure it didn't happen to Apolo. :-D

Patti said...

What a neat idea! It's been years since I played with modge podge, but I bet I can find some around here somewhere. Wonder if it would still be good? So I'm guessing these aren't washable, right? Or are they?

jovaliquilts said...

Great plates! Too cute to put anything on, though -- just display them! :)
And I really like putting the words on the baby quilt. How wonderful for a baby to start life with a one-of-a-kind quilt!
Cheri in Illinois

Jeanne said...

Great looking plates. I'd like to see them with the cookies on, too. VBG

Norma said...

Those plates are works of art! I know what I am going to do with a particular Japanese fat quarter that was recently mailed to me! *VBS*

anne bebbington said...

I love your baby quilt - the embroidered panels are so sweet

Marc said...

I've seen plates like that but was unsure of exactly how they were crafted. Thanks! I must make some of those! The baby quilt is adorable, it's apparent it was made with lots and lots of love!

Annie said...

WOW......what a great way to display a piece of your favorite fabric you can't part with!!!! I just love it!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Just in case you wonder who "Marc" is that left a comment it's me, I was on another computer and didn't realize I hadn't logged in. Sorry.

Leigh said...

The plates are great. Hope I can find mod podge. Can't wait to give it a go.

Mary Anne said...

What a great idea -- love the plates ! and I REALLY LOVE that baby quilt !!!

P.S. --thanks for the comment on my blog re: my new teenage driver --- my stress level has quadrupled!!

re: Dancing with the Stars -- I haven't kept up with it -- I've been addicted to American Idol this year -- glad Jordan won!

Betty said...

those plates are wonderful, what a clever gift, would be fun to use up cute novelity fabrics or scraps like crazy patch... got me thinking now LOL
Apollo was my favorite too! they were just so darn cute

Linda_J said...

Those plates are gorgeous but the choice of fabric makes them even more special!

Love how the baby quilt turned out.