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We made a rag wreath with some thrift shop up cycle fabric. We will do another with Muslin and burlap. Does anyone have a good experience making a rug of some sort? Rag rug? Circle or rectangle?
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I have 3 girls who love to play dollhouse. I've been working on these :heartbeat

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Ok,here we go take three.I have had two responses disappear.

Anyway...thank you for all the ideas to go along with my little glass plates. I think I am going to make lip balm holding key chains to go with them.

I have been working on some things but haven't taken any photos.

Yesterday I made two wool scarves.I wish I could think of more people on my list to give them to because they are so soft and also fun to make.

I also worked on my daughter's gift.I traced the body of my husbands bass guitar and am making a bass shaped bag for her.All it needs is a strap. It's really fun!

I made a blanket for my MIL but I am not sure if I will quilt it or not. I was planning on tying it. I used a piece of flannel in place of the batting so no quilting is actually needed. I just need to decide which look I prefer.

Hmmmm....what else?Well I made a blanket out of felted wool sweaters but my daughter fell in love with it while I was making it. I couldn't resist and gave it to her as a birthday present. Really though,what could make a maker mama more happy than her girl really wanting some thing she made?!

Not sure if I will be able to get anything done today. My daughter has a class this afternoon and then it is off to hang with family.

Happy making everyone!!
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I have 3 girls who love to play dollhouse. I've been working on these heartbeat.gif

So cute!!
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Here is the "quilt".What do you all think?Does it need to be tied?Does it look unfinished this way?

And I was able to make a lip balm holder since my daughter decided to take a very LONG bath.Now to make a few more.

post #87 of 125
a few more lip balm key chains!

Now to try to get a strap on to my daughter's bass bag without her catching me.
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Well,I didn't have the strap that I thought I did so that will have wait but here is the body.
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Saving my spot I am working on a few things not nearly as much as usual but Id love to add to this thread

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how do the chap stick key chains work?

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how do the chap stick key chains work?
not sure if you are asking if they work well or how do they function?
post #92 of 125

Well, I need a plan B for Little Man's hand made gift this year. I was going to make a mini quilt for a doll bed, but we decided to hold off on the Cabbage Patch doll and doll bed since we're over three gifts already (we hit four since I found a Radio Flyer wagon at Goodwill I couldn't pass up). 

 

I'm thinking about sewing a mini travel car carrier for his Hot Wheels to put into his stocking, since he's getting a few Hot Wheels in there. 

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Well, I need a plan B for Little Man's hand made gift this year. I was going to make a mini quilt for a doll bed, but we decided to hold off on the Cabbage Patch doll and doll bed since we're over three gifts already (we hit four since I found a Radio Flyer wagon at Goodwill I couldn't pass up). 

I'm thinking about sewing a mini travel car carrier for his Hot Wheels to put into his stocking, since he's getting a few Hot Wheels in there. 
What about a blanket to go with the wagon?
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not sure if you are asking if they work well or how do they function?

hey sorry. at first when I looked at them I didn't understand the. but then I did and IM making some too! Thanks for the idea!

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hey sorry. at first when I looked at them I didn't understand the. but then I did and IM making some too! Thanks for the idea!
Nice!

My daughter thought the snap was a bit awkward when the lip balm was in there so that's why I switched to Velcro.
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Nice!

My daughter thought the snap was a bit awkward when the lip balm was in there so that's why I switched to Velcro.

yeah I had planned to use velcor for the pocket is that double layer of fabric sewn and then flipped?

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Will you take a pic of an opened chapstick key chain thingy?  We have to use EOS around here (gluten free) and I'm trying to see if this would make sense since the containers are already awkwardly shaped.  Thanks!

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What about a blanket to go with the wagon?

 

Not a bad idea, but we have a billion regular blankets already. I'm thinking the mini car carrier is the best bet, and I can just slip it in his stocking. 

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I am a fan of making a big batch of SOMETHING, the divvying it up and wrapping it nicely.  But, in essence, everyone gets the same thing.  Be it soap, cookies, homemade laundry detergent, candy...

 

Last year: Chocolate Bark.  In three flavors, no less -- that way, everyone gets a decent-sized shard of each flavor, and it is a nice sized gift altogether, but it's varied, not boring...  I found some yummy and intriguing recipes out on the internets, and narrowed it down to the following: 

- Dark chocolate (60% Ghirardelli on sale at WalMart), with: walnuts, candied ginger, dried morello (tart) cherries. 

- Milk chocolate (regular milk Ghirardelli choc chips) with hazelnuts (filberts) and orange flavor (the ultra-concentrated one, not the 40%alcohol one, otherwise the chocolate doesn't set.)

- White chocolate (Ghirardelli also), decorated prettily with green pistachios and red dried cranberries.

 

Adults loved the dark one, it was more grown-up and had a sophisticated taste.  Kids liked the ultra-sweet white chocolate one (it got more colorful, and they could see what to expect, taste-wise).

 

This year, we are in a new school, new teachers, so we are making the same thing, with the milk chocolate being the exception: I am changing the recipe to the awesome-er version of cayenne, rice crispies, hazelnuts, and pop rocks sprinkled on top.  I will call it "The bark that bites you back".  Tee hee.  I hope it's not too cheesy.

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Here's what I plan on making (so far) - winter warming salves, momma bliss sprays, tea blends, homemade fairy glitter + fairy "specimens" for DD's friends, aprons and well, I'm not sure what else yet! I am in the planning stages (remember, I work okay under pressure) hehe! 

 

Mommarriffic, what do you put in your tea blends and momma bliss sprays?  I do make tea (herbal) blends, but they tend to be more medicinal in purpose and taste (astragalus, thyme, burdock, etc. -- not the expected "feel-good" herbal tea flavors.)  As for momma bliss spray, I searched around for recipes but came up blank.  If you are willing to share details, I am all ears (for next year's gifts; it's borax snowflakes and chocolate bark this year.)  Thank you!

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