I am making these for gifts. Easy printing on fabric tutorial: http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/08/how-to-print-on-fabric.html I used free keypad clip art and free font. Measures approx 5" x 3 1/2". Stuffed with the remnants of an old cushion. Could have Velcro or a magnet added on the back and stuck to a sewing machine. I'm so pleased with the result!
I find doing French/spool knitting very relaxing. Here are 3 necklaces I've made rececently and I have lots of plans for more color combinations. They're great to wear with Tshirts and linen shirts and tunics (even if the look is a bit 60's! LOL).
Oval silver ring blank filled with Dimensional Magic and turquoise Microbeads (also known as Beedz), 4 layers, one at a time with drying for a few hours after each layer, pouring Dimensional Magic and a few microbeads into it each time until it was up to the rim. It's for my daughter who loves this color. I told her was thinking of putting a small triangle of silver foil or paper sticking out of the top to look like a shark's fin, as it looks like a lagoon or a swimming pool! LOL She was very glad I didn't do that and spoil the whole thing, although I thought it was quite a fun idea! Resin can be used in place of the Dimensional Magic but I didn't have any on hand.
Our son and his family recently moved from New Zealand (where we live) to Australia, and of course we really miss them. Our grandson will be a year old in a few weeks so I made him this cloth book of our little "farm", where we live, so he can learn to recognize the different animals and critters we have here, and also Grandpa and Grandma! We hope to visit them in January. The book is made from fleece with fabric and felt scraps, roughly appliqued, and held together by 3 journal/filing rings (those rings with hinges - not sure what they're called). They make the book easier for little hands to turn the pages.
My DIL is 'trying' (!) to do Dave Ramsey's cash budgeting system and asked me to make her a suitable wallet. It will have to have 4-5 separate zippered compartments (for the different cagegories, e.g. groceries, gas, etc.) to hold coins and notes, plus a section for cards, e.g. library card, drivers licence, video store, etc. (maybe 6?). I've looked through the wallet patterns here and done a more general search too but haven't found anything suitable. I can probably work out the the zippered purse parts (simple lined purse with zipper?), but wonder how to join them all together at the base without making lots of seams and doing oversewing because that will make it more bulky, and having coins and notes in all those separate compartments will make it bulky anyway. Any suggestions? Advice and links would be appreciated. Thanks.