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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:16 pm

Well, what fun this is! I haven't thought about actually making shrinky-dinks since my kids were little. We still have a few that we hang on the tree, though - and when eldest DS was about 35, he asked if he could have the ones he'd made to hang on their tree so I had to give them away! :)
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:28 pm

Think of how impressed your kids and grandkids will be when you tell them that you made your own buttons from a salad box!! Thumbup

BTW - I've got Sharpies, both thick and thin, in many colors to play with this stuff. HAVE I done so?? Not yet, but I sure have saved up some plastic! I grab it from the church after the cookie/coffee hour sometimes if I remember it. It's not unusual for me to slap a yellow sticky on a box of cookies that says, "Please Save Container for Tracy".

They all think that I'm soooo stinkin' talented that no one has ever asked my why I want their trash! lmao Cheesy

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:58 am

we used to get shrinky dinks in cereal boxes when I was a kid, we have parrots here (rosellas) and when they call they sound like a crystal bell ringing but they say 'shrinky dink' LOL. Had no idea you could make your own with #6 plastic but I think laura will be interested in that, thanks for sharing. Buttons, I used to buy them but they got outrageous price wise, I have a stash of them, mainly thanks to an indulgent hubby so Im finally going to use the little blighters, hence the different buttons on each one, birdies and pink lady bugs - why not! :D Oh and tracey, now that I need to go look in the bakery isle at the grocery store, I just want to know my hips are your fault ROFLOL

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:04 am

Now you've got me interested...what is the recipe for shrinky dinks?
# 6 plastic cut out in your desired shape...how do you guess the size?
what temp oven
how long?
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:31 am

Thanks Tracy - will be fun to try! rain
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:12 am

Chris, I posted the link in my last essay and here it is again DIY Shrinky Dinks. :flower:

GC, you're not gonna guilt me with that one... I also said that SALADS come in those containers!

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:18 pm

Thanks FB...noted..this sounds like a fun thing to play with
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:05 pm

No nope,nope, I didnt read any salads, just bakery stuff like cookies. It will all be your fault, I will name one hip fiber and the other babble - just thought I should honour their creator lmao

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:40 pm

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I will name one hip fiber and the other babble - just thought I should honour their creator lmao

Well, I suppose it's better than "Flabber" and "Bubble".... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:22 pm

FB..LOL!!! Looks like we aren't going to blame you if salads come in that #6 too!

Wow Gimpy! I love those baskets! You sure are clever doing them 3 at a time. Thumbup I think I have that fabric you used as your baskets..just a fat quarter? What a great way of using it!

Hmmm..#6 plastics...baked goods.. candle I can buy baked goods and feel virtuous for recycling the plastic! I just love the ideas here. Thanks for sharing that Tracy! I haven't done those shrinky dinks in years..but I knew what you meant when you said it. Am I getting old? bowing
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:35 pm

Annie Oak Leaf the fabric for the baskets, its just a fat quarter, its from the Calico Craze colletction, civil war repro fabrics. One year bob bought me 2 fat 1/4 bundle of the whole range, holy cow what a gift. I have most of it set aside to make into a quilt, I used some of it in the whig rose I did, (same fabric as the basket actually only in the raspberry shade) and I find I just go back to that stack and use them all the time in all kinds of things. I just got to thinking that maybe doing 3 at a time at the end of the year I could make wall hangings, cushions or quilts with the blocks adn Id have to be ahead - will my resolve last though?? LOL

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:12 am



Here is a photo of the colours I have chosen for these blocks I think they are simply delicious I hope to have the first block made this week and will post a picture the backgrounds will be cream tone on tone...
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:28 am

Those are lovely, Pookie!! They will make great baskets!
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:28 am

Great fabric choices pookie! It just looks so warm and inviting
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:29 am

Oooh..what pretty fabrics Pookie! lovehearts I want to pet them. lmao
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:59 am

AnnieOakLeaf wrote:
Oooh..what pretty fabrics Pookie! lovehearts I want to pet them. lmao

Hey, that's my job as I am the "EMPRESS FABRIC FONDLER" lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:21 am

I thought I'd give it a go!
He's my first block!

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:39 am

Love your blue basket... is that going to be your theme color???? Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:14 pm

Oh, boy! Oh, joy! I'm going to go buy at least part of our dinner at the deli. I must!! I need the containers to make buttons! lmao And DH probably thinks he's already heard every excuse for deli dinner! lmao Hope by tonight I'll have created a nice carrot nose for the snowman in the basket.
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:28 pm

Linda, the blue looks SUPER! Very, very nice job!

Mary Ann, doncha just love it when you don't have to search for rationalizations?? *snerk
I hadn't thought of it, but making a custom carrot nose is a really clever way to avoid the problem of appliqueing such a tiny piece.

Is everyone else listening, here?
You can replace too-tiny applique pieces with custom-made buttons!

Brilliant! clap clap

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:34 pm

Love the blue, if I was doing it for myself Id do it in blues and greens, I think it would be cool in batiks too, but mine arent for me so I do them in fabric to suit recipients. Well done Linda I love it.

the other thing with teeny applique pieces is just embroider them!

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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:40 pm

Oh Linda! It's beautiful!!! lovehearts

It's so fun to see the various color ways!

QBee..I made up some guacamole that I had here in a kit. It came in a clear plastic container. Imagine my surprise when I checked and it was #1 plastic. So.. be sure to check your containers. LOL At least if I had bought baked goods and it was the wrong #..I would have had sweets to console myself with! :hammer:

And..I went to Joan's today to see if I could get the permanent markers for making shrinky dinks. I didn't find permanent ones in colors I would have liked..so I bought some buttons.I still want to try those things though! DH even said he wants to see me do it. Maybe he can use the idea for making fishing lures?

I think I'll just do the little details with embroidery.
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:43 pm

Hey..I just noticed we have a group album for the Basket blocks! Don't forget to add yours everybody. :peek:
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:32 pm

I am LOVING all the baskets!!! lovehearts
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PostSubject: Re: A Tisket A Tasket BOM   Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:04 pm

The next part of the story. . . Well, I found our small town, local grocery doesn't use clear deli containers. So, I prowled through the whole store, turning over every piece of clear plastic to read the number on the bottom. I didn't look around at other people - didn't want to know if anyone was noticing me. On my second trip through the bakery area, I found a pre-packaged carmel nut coffee cake - in #6 plastic! I'm pretty sure I'm going to deem it "not worth the calories", but we'll eat it anyhow - and then I can try my carrot nose button!
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