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Thread: Lampshades, Placemats and Coconut Candy and a Little Chat lol

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    Lampshades, Placemats and Coconut Candy and a Little Chat lol

    I have been in a mindless mood again and I love it. Some time ago, a friend gave me a lovely lamp. The kind that you put one of those otte bulbs in. The only things is, it needed a glass shade, the kind that has three screws to screw the shade in. Well I couldn't find a glass shade to fit so I decided to make one as I wanted to use the lamp.

    Here is the way I made it. I measured the circumference of the little hole and then just added my own figures for the bottom. I cut four gores of fabric and sewed them together but left one side open. I layed that onto a piece of windowshade interfacing and cut and sewed it to the cloth shade, sewed up the back. Made a cardboard back, cut the hole in and glue fabric on both side and I can now use my lamp.
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    Placemats

    I have always wanted to make some placemats for my table but never got around to it. I got in the mood last night and made three. They are all out of my scrap bin except for the Laurel Burch here and there. Remember when we made wonky blocks? You would make a block and tape your ruler to the size you wanted and cut the block out at an angle. I did that to the first two mats. The last one I made, I fussy cut a cat and just crazy patched around it. They were fun as anything goes....hubby loves them.
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    Coconut Candy

    I happened to go into Winn/Dixie one day just because I was in a hurry. I spied white coconuts. Now if you're from one of the islands, you know immediately that a white outer shell on a coconut, means it is a young coconut...so it is loaded with lovely water and the meat itself is a consistency of between soft and meduim hard and is delicious....

    I immediately thought coconut candy. I pieced the nuts and drained out 2 1/4 pints of water. I then wrapped each one in a towel and busted them on the cement floor. Once they are busted you can just scoop out the meat with a butter knife. I chopped the nuts and cooked them for an hour or so in brown sugar and water and ginger. I didn't put enough sugar in so they didn't get hard. I then just scooped them into a bowl and put them in the frig. I made coconut cookies and have plenty left to make a pie or more cookies etc.
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    Coconut candy looks good! So do the projects you made. So bright and lively. Thanks.

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    Very creative and yummy looking candy!

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    This the last mat finished. This one I just sewed the pieces onto the batting then sewed on the lining,pillow case style, turned inside out and top stitched all around. The previous ones were done the same way except for the piecing. I pieced the whole top then put it on the batting and sewed down each seam.
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    Looks like an avalanche of creativity! Very nice!!!

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    You have been verry busy. I love your placemats. I love bright.
    10-2-12, the lucky day I became a granny!

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    You certainly have been having fun! love the placemats! and that lampshade is ingenious!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Love your projects......I think I want to shop in your scrap bin Wonderful way to showcase your fabrics! I'll take a pound of your candy! Looks yummy!

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