by wider57 14 May 2015

700 zipper pulls finished! Wow, what a large project. I did not realize how many I had made until this morning. Most of these zip pulls are destined for the children's cancer clinic, but a few will go to my grandson's classmates and I will hold a few back to put up for sale on and Etsy site I hope to have up and running by the end of the month. I also made 100 flowers (without the grommets and rings) for my niece (the teacher) so her students could use them as math counters - so that makes 800! My poor aching hands :-)


The dragons, paws and skates are designs from thebeanstitch.com. They have some beautiful and interesting designs there for very reasonable prices. They also have many freebies if you join their facebook page. The rest of the designs I digitized from free clipart or drew myself.

Thanks for looking - huggs.

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by blueeyedblonde 15 May 2015

These are really cute!

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by Shyamala 15 May 2015

So cute and what a good idea to use up small scraps...great to give my students as gifts for their good grades. Thanks. Hugs.

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. There are so many ways these could be used as they are very simple and quick to make.

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by judyoake 15 May 2015

My goodness these are so cute!

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks.

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by lbrow 15 May 2015

Hats off and kudos for you. How magnanimous of you to do all of these. I love what you have done/Lillian

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by stella1 15 May 2015

Very nice and so cute loved it Very great idea .

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by mariagiannina 15 May 2015

WOW!! You have been busy! They look amazing.

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by cfidl 15 May 2015

Wowzer! This is most impressive. How many weeks did it take to do all this?

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

It took me about 3 months, working here and there at them. I usually stitched them up on weekends and then took them to hubby's chemo treatments and cut them out there as it gave me something to do.

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by wintersjen 14 May 2015

can get on site: they free designs;right

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Yes. They have some free designs on their site too.

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by shirley124 14 May 2015

Wow! Well done. You sure have been busy. Hugs

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. Yes, I did keep myself out of trouble making this many. :-)

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by pldc 14 May 2015

WOW Vida an amazing endeavor & so very kind of you too! ~hugs Loralye~

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks.

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by pennifold 14 May 2015

They are all brilliant, you've done such an amazing effort. Those children will really appreciate all the things you have made. Love Chris

What fabric did you use Vida?

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks Chris. I used vinyl on them. It was very easy to sew - I just floated the vinyl over a light cut-away stabilizer. Then used sharp scissors when cutting and they went fairly quickly.

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by sandralochran 14 May 2015

love them

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks.

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by rugejack 14 May 2015

Wow! So Nice. What kind of fabric or material did you use? Was it a vinyl?
Ruth J

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. Yes, I used vinyl. It holds up much better.

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by dragonflyer 14 May 2015

Wow, you have been busy!

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by asterixsew Moderator 14 May 2015

Looks like you have been very busy with this project

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

It kept me busy for many months.

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by lilylady 14 May 2015

What a big job done, they are going to be enjoyed!

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. I sure hope so.

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by noah 14 May 2015

wowwwwwwwwww 800 omg your good you will make many people smile hugs

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. I have already given a few away and put smiles on faces. Those smiles make it all worthwhile.

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by bevintex 14 May 2015

These are so cute,I love the little flower, I have a small collection of these fobs but I can't imagine making 800 of them

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. I designed and digitized the flower myself.

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by bemara 14 May 2015

wow, die sind ja wirklich alle sehr schön geworden, was für eine Arbeit :-))
stellt sich die Frage, ob das Spaß gemacht hat oder eine Strafarbeit war . . . LOL

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 14 May 2015

Amazing work...Awesome

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks.

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by mops Moderator 14 May 2015

Such a Herculean task and such cute results! I love the variety of shapes and colours.
Where did you get the hardware , so many hooks and rings.

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

I bought most of them from e-bay. They seemed to have the lowest prices.

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by pennyhal2 14 May 2015

It was very kind of you to make these for the children. I'm amazed at all the different designs you used. Well done!

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. I wanted to give the children a choice and I think I went a bit overboard :-)

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by dailylaundry 14 May 2015

Love love love these - I make them also from other designs too. So cute! Hugs, Laura*

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks. Making these are a lot of fun.

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by kathymourie 14 May 2015

WOW!!! What a great job on these. I love FSL...
Kathy
VA

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thanks.

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by stork 14 May 2015

These are wonderful! What a great group of colors....reminds me of the rainbow. You did a great job with the flowers.

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wider57 by wider57 15 May 2015

Thank you.

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by toogie 14 May 2015

Well, this in itself is an amazing amount but I think it is greater still you could draw and make a design. I love the flowers best...is this one you did?

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wider57 by wider57 14 May 2015

Yes, I did the flower myself - It was such an easy one to do and I made so very many of them :-)

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by radmom 14 May 2015

Great job! I'm sure they will be appreciated in all places!

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wider57 by wider57 14 May 2015

Thank you.

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by basketkase 14 May 2015

My goodness, what an overwhelming project, however they are wonderful and bless you for giving them to the children's cancer unit!!

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wider57 by wider57 14 May 2015

Thanks. My shamrocks were such a big hit with the adults this spring, I decided the kids needed something too.

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