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1  Chocolate Mint Diaper Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rebekah_lynn6 on: November 29, 2006 11:40:48 PM
Title: Chocolate Mint

I made this for my sister. She just had her baby last week.

Here is the bag from the front...



This picture shows the side and back. The brown line across the back is a pocket.



This is a pacifier holder attached to the side of the bag. The strap has velcro on it so it can be removed and put on a key chain.



This is the pacifier holder opened...



When you lift the flap of the bag, you see this picture. It has a tissue dispenser (for those inevitable runny noses!), a pad and pen holder, a key chain clip, and a cell phone pocket. You can also see the magnetic snap that closes the bag.



This is the inside. It has a huge pocket on one side, a huge zipper pocket on the other side, 3 pleated pockets, and 2 elastic pockets.



This is another picture of the inside with stuff actually in it just to show how huge this thing is!



I also made a matching changing pad with clear vinyl.





Lynn
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2  Chocolate Mint Diaper Bag - lots of pictures in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rebekah_lynn6 on: September 09, 2006 09:52:53 PM
I am so proud of this bag! It is by far the most complicated thing I've ever done. It's not perfect by any means, but I'm still proud! I started out making it for myself (I have an 18 month old and a 2 month old). Then my sister got pregnant, so I made it for her instead. So when I initially designed it, I was designing it as my perfect diaper bag. It has just about everything I think diaper bag should have. And it looks a lot more stylish than most diaper bags. It is a messenger style bag using outdoor fabric so that it resists stains and repels water. I named it "Chocolate Mint" because that's what the colors remind me of.

Here is the bag from the front...



This picture shows the side and back. The brown line across the back is a pocket.



This is a pacifier holder attached to the side of the bag. The strap has velcro on it so it can be removed and put on a key chain.



This is the pacifier holder opened...



When you lift the flap of the bag, you see this picture. It has a tissue dispenser (for those inevitable runny noses!), a pad and pen holder, a key chain clip, and a cell phone pocket. You can also see the magnetic snap that closes the bag.



This is the inside. It has a huge pocket on one side, a huge zipper pocket on the other side, 3 pleated pockets, and 2 elastic pockets.



This is another picture of the inside with stuff actually in it just to show how huge this thing is!



I also made a matching changing pad with clear vinyl.





Now that I've made this bag, I know what can be done better/easier when I make one for myself!

Lynn
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3  Homemade Christmas!! in Winter Holidays by rebekah_lynn6 on: December 19, 2005 05:45:22 PM
I havent posted on here in FOREVER. Mainly because with a new baby there isnt much time for crafting! Due to lack of money this year, it is a homemade Christmas! Im not completely done, but here is the bulk of what Ive made.

LIFESIZE BOARD GAME
Im really proud of this one. Its for my niece (7) and nephews (5 & 3). I completely came up with this on my own. It is painted on a 6 x 9 canvas drop cloth. The outside is a board game that has silly actions to do in each of the squares. The premise of the game is the kids roll the big fuzzy dice (not shown), walk to the correct square and complete the silly action. Then in the middle of the board is a giant checkerboard and a giant tic tac toe board. I made the checkers and the Xs and Os out of those foam sheets. I also printed up a nice instruction booklet and put it all inside a Tupperware-like container.

The whole board


Close up of the checkerboard with checkers (got kinda messed up)


Close up of the Tic Tac Toe board with Xs and Os


ETCHED GLASSWARE
I used the well-known tutorial on Craftster to do these. These went to the guys in the family. On most of them I had a hard time getting a good picture.

For Mom - votives with her different names (Mom, Mimi, Rebekah)


For grandfather glasses with initials on one side and different names on the other. I thought these turned out really good


For FIL glasses with initials on one side and different names on the other.


For Dad glasses with initials on one side and animals on the other (he likes to hunt)


For grandparents vase with last name.


For brother glasses with initials on one side and card symbols on the other (he likes poker)


For sisters containers with different designs and names


BEADED BROOCHES
I used the following tutorials for these:
http://www.beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/october2005_bead_project.html
http://beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/august2005_bead_project.html
http://beadjewelrymaking.com/Kid_Art_Project/Kid_art_bead_project/november2005_bead_project.html

I made about 8 of these (all 3 designs) for different females in the family. Once again, I had a hard time getting a good picture.





As you can see, Ive been busy, busy, busy! And Ive got more to go! Ill post the rest once I get them finished. Ive got until Wednesday night when family gets to town, so hopefully Ill be done by then!
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4  Re: Hooter Hiders in Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies by rebekah_lynn6 on: July 26, 2005 11:07:52 AM
there's no way i'm getting pregnant for quite a few years, but still, i have my opinions! breastfeeding should be a private thing b/w the baby and the mother. not public. not really sure about the covering up though. maybe my thoughts will change when i have children....

I'm breastfeeding mother right now. The thing is, if breastfeeding mothers are expected to keep it private, you are literally chaining the mother to the house! At a minimum, babies eat every 3 hours, sometimes as often as every hour! As a rule I try to schedule outings around known feeding times, but that is not always possible. I've heard comments from people who are not parents who get all bent out of shape b/c they think mothers begin to identify their personality with their children. If BFing mothers are chained to the house because of society's uneasiness with BFing, it is inevitable that the mother will come to identify herself as only a mother. Does that make sense?

I know that the best thing I can do for my child is to BF. And it is an amazing, wonderful experience. But I am also not going to sit at home 24-7 just because other people are uncomfortable. I'm off my soapbox now!

As far as the Hooter Hiders go, when I first started BFing, I would have really gone for one of these. When you first start out it's kind of clumsy so it's not easy to do it discreetly. And for the Hooter Hefters, I would definately be for those!!! I feel so unsexy in the huge white contraptions I have to wear now. Is somebody working on a design?? Reverend Jan shows you how to take a non-nursing bra and turn it into a nursing bra here: http://crafts.sleepingbaby.net/braconvert.html. (She also has a lot of other GREAT baby related patterns!)

Here's pics of my Boobie Monster:




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5  Kids' Crafty Christmas Tree in Winter Holidays by rebekah_lynn6 on: January 29, 2005 05:02:04 AM
This is very, very late, but I thought I'd show you all what we did with the kids in the family for Christmas. For my husband's side of the family we celebrated Christmas for a week during Thanksgiving. Since that is a long time for kids to be cooped up in a house, I brought a lot of fun activities for them to do. This was one of them and everybody loved it. The kids loved doing it, and the adults loved the end product! I started with two pieces of foam poster board, and cut them into identical tree shapes. Then I cut slots in them so that they could slide together and create a 3D tree (make sense?) Then I spray painted it green. I took all kinds of paper, glitter, foam stickers, colors, markers, etc. and we had a blast making ornaments to put on the tree. It turned out super cute!







Hopefully this will help some of you out next Christmas!

Lynn

P.S. If you're wondering about the funky boat steering wheel hanging on the wall, we were at a beach house, so everything in the house was beachy. Kind of a wierd feeling since we were celebrating Thanksgiving/Christmas!
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6  Blue Satin Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rebekah_lynn6 on: January 29, 2005 04:54:30 AM
This was a Christmas present for my niece (she's 6). I used fabric from a nightgown I had been given at my wedding shower that still had the tags on it (obviously I never wore it!) The only thing I had to buy was the beading, so thes was a super cheap present! And she loved it!

Purse:




I had trouble getting a good picture, so hopefully between the two you can get a good idea of what it looks like!

Niece opening it:


She loved it!

Lynn
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7  Dragon Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by rebekah_lynn6 on: January 29, 2005 04:50:34 AM
This was a Christmas present for my sister. I think it turned out really well! I got the handle from WalMart. I don't know if you can see it in the pictures, but it has two little lockets hanging off of it. I made the button out of beads and wire.

Purse:


Inside:


Button:


It was really simple, but I like it so much I wanted to keep it for myself!

Lynn
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8  Wrap-Around Heating Pad in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by rebekah_lynn6 on: January 29, 2005 04:38:57 AM
I'm pretty late posting this, but this is a Christmas present I made for my sister. She started having her period this year, and, as we all know, the first years are the toughest! I made it out of flannel, velcro, flax seed, and lavendar. It wraps around the waist and velcros so that it stays put. I just sort of made up a pattern. I think it turned out really well!

Picture of it closed:


Picture of it open:


Close up of flap:


What do you think?

Lynn
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9  Re: costume suggestions needed in Halloween Costumes by rebekah_lynn6 on: September 29, 2004 05:43:32 PM
As promised, here are the pictures of the mask I made using the foam sheet from Walmart...

This is the front (please excuse the poor picture! The lighting does not do it justice!)


This is the back of it...
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10  My Sewing/Craft Table - *PICTURES FIXED* in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by rebekah_lynn6 on: September 29, 2004 05:35:09 PM
I actually did this about 6 months ago but just got around to posting it.

Our house has 3 bedrooms - ours, a spare bedroom, and the 3rd we knew was going to be a nursery. Well, I was frustrated that I was having to use the kitchen table for any crafting and sewing, which meant it had to be moved anytime we needed the table. Anyway, I came up with this as a solution.

This is a picture of the room as a useable guest bedroom (all of the stuff for the table is around the edge of the room and in the closet).



I took these identical bookshelves that we had and added casters (wheels) to the bottom. They serve as storage and the "legs" of the table.



This is a picture of the table set up on the bookcases. Notice it sits over the end of the bed...



All I did was figure out the correct measurements and got a board cut to that size at Lowe's. Then I used some vinyl to cover the top so that it is really smooth and easy to clean.  I also nailed thin strips of wood to the bottom that the bookcases sit in. Here's a picture of the underside so that it makes sense...



I also took one of those containers that Oil of Olay face wash clothes come in and attached velcro, and attached it to one of the bookcases for easy access for some frequently used things. It's great because it comes off if I need it to!



This is my first post of something I have actually made... I hope you like!

Lynn
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