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1  Autism Awareness quilts (ETA new pics) in Quilting: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 10, 2012 03:16:32 PM
I have two autistic boys (and three neuro-typical girls)  I think it's interesting that I created my first of these quilts (and at the time the only one) in April of 2009, just a few months after my youngest was born and almost 2 years before we started our Autism Journey. I love the spectrum in general, the flow of colors, the different emotions we can feel just by looking at colors.
Quilt 1

Quilt 2

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2  my very first keyfob! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by UUmom2many on: June 02, 2012 07:34:49 AM
I've been needing a new one and bought a kit that makes 10 on etsy. It was only a couple dollars more than buying a pre-made one so I think I got a good deal  Wink

I'm making one for hubby too with black webbing and Army chocolate chip camo. I'll post photos of that as soon as I figure out where my three year old hid the black webbing LOL

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3  Lacing Cards -w/tutorial link in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: July 14, 2010 09:28:17 AM
I made these lacing cards last night. It's about a twenty minute project from start to finish. I think my three year old daughter will really enjoy them. I want to do some in a theme like seasons, colors or just zoo animals etc.

I blogged the complete directions here http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/07/handmade-holidays-lacing-cards.html
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4  Something for the Ladies in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 11, 2010 08:24:07 AM

I made these pads over the past few days. I'm still working on getting it just right though they're easy to sew together. I'll be making more over the next few days. I will have to wait to see how the soaker part works, I made the smaller liners (the blues) with just two layers of natural cotton batting. The tops on those are organic bamboo/cotton velour.

It was a PITA to sew so for the larger pads I opted for just regular flannel tops.

I'm liking the second option I tried with the pink pads, where the liner is a seperate entity from the "wings". These are "regular" sized and I used one layer of Zorb and one layer of natural batting. It's a little stiff and hard to fold up so I might make the wings larger on the next set. Though it may soften up with washing.

I didn't realize I color coded them, the small liners are blues and the regular size are pink. I'm going to go ahead and do this for the overnight size too which I think will make it easier to pick them out of the pile.
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5  Re: ToyBox Tuesday 6/8/10 in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 09, 2010 11:12:26 AM
Here's a maraca ball I made a while back. It's got a rattle inside it and I hand sewn the wool felt top and bottom "caps"

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6  Alphabet Scramble Game in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 09, 2010 10:48:58 AM
As a homeschool mom I look for fun things to engage my kids that don't cost a fortune. Spelling and writing are two of my son's most loathed assignments. So, I made this game for him. Its easy to change for younger grades, multiple players whatever really.

I used scrap material I had and got the tiles from Michales with a coupon. There are 60 different tiles in the package.

I blogged about it here with some simple directions on how you could play it

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7  Scrapy Birthday Party Banner (bunting) link to tute in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 04, 2010 08:34:17 AM

All but three of the triangles are made using pieces out of my scrap bag. I could have gone further and pieced together the scraps but I was doing this a bit simpler. Each triangle is about 6"x8" and is reversable; boys theme on one side, girls on the other.



I wrote out the whole *very easy* process here http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/06/reversable-scrap-party-bunting-or.html
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8  Quilty Scrappy Utility Apron in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by UUmom2many on: June 02, 2010 09:03:01 AM
I kinda just winged this yesterday and finished it up today. I hang laundry and garden and do lots of crafty stuff all day long and wanted a good heavy duty something with pockets.

I used scraps for the front pockets, trim, ties and waistband. The only hard part was blind sewing the edges. I messed up a lot.

There are three pockets, fully lined in the blue/gray dots.

God. I look pregnant. *sigh* This is what happens after five kids and no sit ups.

Sucking it in looks much better.

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9  Crayon Wallets in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 02, 2010 06:07:02 AM
I made these for my girls from a pattern off youcanmakethis.com they're constantly running around coloring (and leaving their crayons all over the place). The top one has fabric from the Olivia the pig line which says "Olivia" all over it and is for my daughter name, well, Olivia Smiley

The elephants is an imported japanese light canvas that has glitter on it. And the middle apples is just regular cotton. I liked using the canvas as the outside and doing just the pocket part a coordinating color. The whole thing is done with about as much fabric as a fat quarter, some interfacing and velcro. I thing the velcro is better than a button or snap for my littlest is 3 and I think the other fasteners would be too frustrating.

These would be awesome to add to stockings, easter baskets, whip up a few for party prizes or big brother/sister gifts. They took about 1.5 hrs to make all three and that's with figuring out the pattern.
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10  My first foray into Pyroglyphics in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by UUmom2many on: June 01, 2010 08:44:20 AM
I love sustainable toys and this was on my list to make for awhile but I couldn't find the balls the proper size until recently.

It was a lot harder to do than I thought. Some of the lines are deeper or thicker than I meant. I tried to trace out what I wanted with a pencil beforehand but writing on a curved surface is kinda hard.

I'd like to try again, get fairly good at it and give them as heirloom gifts for new babies.
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