Monday, May 5, 2008

Mouse Mat and Other Tutorials

I just discovered the Marmadaisy blog. She’s started a Fat Quarter Friday series offering tutorials using fat quarters; there are five in the series thus far.

I decided to try her mouse mat project as mine needed replacing. Everything I used came straight from my stash, even the Mod Podge—I love not having to make a run to the store. This was a quick and easy project.

After making the mat, I started exploring her blog. She has some great tutorials—24 that I found listed. Then I did a quick search for blogs with other ideas on using fat quarters:


Anonymous said...

Ooh - thanks for the link, June. I bought a purse pattern created locally using 3 fat quarters and I loved making it! I've made two purses so far and have had requests to make one for my Grandma and my mom. Thanks for sharing the links!

Have a great week.

Marmadaisy said...

Thanks June. Yours looks better than mine! I'm so glad you've found the tutorials useful.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Thanks June! I'll put her on my list :-)

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh I hate our mouse mat. I love yours. I will have to check it out. Have a lovley Monday xoxoxo Clarice

MarmaladeKiss said...

Hi June

One of Marmadaisy's Fat Quarter Tutorials was actually written by me and she has given me credit for it as a "guest" tutorial. It's the Toe Separators here:

Pat said...

You made a wonderful new mouse pad, June. Isn't it great to be able to find new ideas in a blog? Such a wonderful community of sharing!
Happy Monday!
Hugs, Pat

hunnybunny said...

That's gorgeous! I can't wait to check out the blog, thanks for sharing it with us.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Great ideas!! You can use a jigsaw, but a rotozip will do the job fabulously!
Have a blessed day!!

kari & kijsa

Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea -- a mouse pad from a favorite fabric! Yours looks great. Thanks for showing it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that blog link, I love to find great new tutorials. That mouse pad is a great idea and yours turned out really cute!

ps. You wondered about Hurley running through the electric fence - the little stinker is fine. The jolt from the fence just hurts for a second, and there's a little clip that attaches the wire to the fence post which will give if an animal runs through it, so they don't get cut or anything by the wire. So he's none the worse for wear, except his keepers (the boys) were very irritated with him. : )

pps. from Karen @ Weathertop FArm.

a pink-bee said...

Thanks for showing this ~ Had it on my list to buy a new mousepad ~ can use what I have and make one :)

crystal :)

jillytacy said...

Thanks for including my reusable snack pouch tutorial on your blog! We've really enjoyed making and using them.
The round mouse pad is great. I love tutorials! There are so many crafty people out there sharing their talents.