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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Doctor Who inspired zipper bags on: February 15, 2016 09:30:17 AM
These are just basic box bottom bags for pencils or cosmetics and the like. I made some for some big Doctor Who fan friends birthday and they went over really well. I found the charms on Etsy really cheap like less than a dollar a piece and just used cell phone lanyards for the zipper pulls.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Kids Spend, Save, Give wallets on: February 14, 2016 04:11:31 PM
I started making these zipper wallets for my kids. I have 7 and trying to teach them money management like I'm learning in Life Leadership's Financial Fitness I'm doing. Each kid gets a set of 3 wallets that are fully lined and have iron on labels of "spend" "save" and "give" on them. The idea is that 10% of their allowance goes to give, 10% to save and the 80% left over is for spending on stuff they need or want. They have simplified check book style sheets for them and we made like a savings thermometer looking chart for those kids that are saving for something specific (like my 13 year old wants a new ipod touch)







3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Autism Awareness quilts (ETA new pics) 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





4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my very first keyfob! 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

5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Lacing Cards -w/tutorial link 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
6  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Something for the Ladies 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.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Alphabet Scramble Game 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

http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/06/alphabet-scramble-game-tutorial.html
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Scrapy Birthday Party Banner (bunting) link to tute 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.

boys



girls



I wrote out the whole *very easy* process here http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/06/reversable-scrap-party-bunting-or.html
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Quilty Scrappy Utility Apron 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.

10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / blog giveaway advertise on etsy store? on: June 02, 2010 06:27:28 AM
I'm hosting a give away that kinda is in relation to my etsy store but I'm wondering if it's a good idea to post the contest in my top heading on my store or if it's not related enough. There are three prizes and the third is something from my shop (of my choosing under a certain price).

Would it distract from would-be sales too much? I'm a new store, I have 6 sales so I'm not sure how it would go over.
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