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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Crayon Wallets 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.
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My first foray into Pyroglyphics 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.
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Recovering my Vintage Chair on: June 01, 2010 08:36:45 AM
I have this awesome vintage aluminum chair we found at a thirft store years ago. Over time we've had to recover it and repad it. I love how easy it is to do it with this type of chair as all the pieces are uber sturdy and it comes apart and goes back together easily.

Before (It actually looked a lot nicer when it was first done)

After using IKEA fabric

The whole process is at http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/01/recovering-my-vintage-chair.html

Go get a vintage chair!

14  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Recycled Crayon Hearts on: June 01, 2010 08:32:11 AM
I'm sure these have been done before but I made these this past Valentines day for my kids and friends. I'm all about spectrums and love, love love the colors.

I also love recycling and making new stuff virtually free.

I also blogged my directions here http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-heart-melts-for-valentines-day.html
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Bestest Friends -Wooden cultural dolls on: May 24, 2010 05:24:07 PM
I've been painting these dolls for my girls for years. Every time I need to put down my first passion, sewing, I pick up a brush and crank out a few dolls.

Each one is completely unique, though some are similar. I tried to really expand on flesh tones and features to make a wide variety of friends.

They come from a single wood turning and I paint them with nontoxic paints and varnish. The first dolls I made over two years ago and they still look very good, even with rough baby play.

16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Red/Pink baby quilt on: May 24, 2010 05:18:02 PM

This measures 40x40 and I used scraps from a rainbow twirl skirt I was making for my daughter. At the time I had thought I'd make one quilt for each section of the spectrum. I have the blues, greens and purples cut but other projects have gotten in the way. The back is a solid piece and it was stitched all through three layers; top, batting and backing.

17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Lemon Drop Baby Quilt on: May 20, 2010 07:09:18 AM

I used scrap pieces and white Kona cotton for the front. More scrap for the binding and a piece of yellow chenille for the back. The inside is 100% cotton unbleached warm and natural batting. Measures about 40x40

18  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Recycled Garden hod on: May 20, 2010 06:05:15 AM
a garden hod is a harvesting basket capable of getting wet and rinsing off produce before bringing it in the house. I wanted one. I can't afford one. I have scrap wood and gumption. Hence, my recycled (albeit not very pretty) Hod.

I've blogged the instructions here www.solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com if you need details on how to make it.
19  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / 15 minute reversable scarf tute link on: August 13, 2009 02:28:19 PM

Probably been done before but here's a tute for all of you! I see all these adorable outfits posted on here maybe some could use a head scarf! Tute is on my blog

20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Simple Squares baby quilt - link to tutorial on: August 10, 2009 08:15:36 AM
Here's the finished quilt.

I have the tutorial up on my blog with a printable cutting diagram. http://solidityofrainbows.blogspot.com/2009/08/simple-squares-baby-or-lap-quilt.html

I'd love to see anyone's finished quilts!
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