Sunday, March 20, 2011

DIY Snack Wraps

I have been seeing these cute reusable sanck wraps.
And I want them!! So what is a girl to do?

I wanted to make some but couldn't find what I thought would be good "material"
I knew I needed something that is wipeable/washable. Not necessarily laundry worthy but just dip it in the kitchen sink ya know? So my first thought was a table cloth well most of those have that soft fuzzy stuff on the back side so I didn't want that, unless I could find a doublesided tablecloth. Well no luck in that dept.

Wrap-n-Mat is what I am fashioning mine after. Not that they all don't seem the same. LOL

Large Pouches :

Staying with the WRAP-N-MAT standard, our re-usable Pouch opens flat to clean and serves as a placemat. Easy to clean, just hand wash or top rack dishwasher safe. Air dry.

Pouch sized wraps are approx. 15" x 16.5" when opened flat, 7" x 7.5" when closed. Holds the amount equal to a typical sandwich baggie.

So I found a neat lookin shower curtain. Hummm you question? Well it's made from 100% PEVA

Here is the low down I found on it if your interested:

According to the Healthy Building Network, PEVA is polyethylene vinyl acetate and is a plastic and a vinyl. In fact there are several types of vinyl - ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), polyvinyl acetate (PVA) and polyvinyl butyral (PVB) on top of both PEVA and PVC. We already know that PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and the Healthy Building Network further breaks down why PVC is so toxic. The C stands for chloride or chlorine and that is what is responsible for the harmful dioxins that PVC emits. So can we then assume that since there is no C in PEVA that it is non-toxic? The Healthy Building Network again: Absence of chlorine alone does not make these other vinyls the final answer in the search for green polymers. There are still plenty of toxic challenges and untested chemicals in the life cycle of any petrochemical product. As is the case with most other polymers competing with PVC, however, the weight of available evidence indicates that the absence of chlorine in the formula will generally render the lifecycle environmental health impacts of PVB and the other vinyls less harmful than PVC and initial study is bearing this out.
And the Center for Health, Environmental and Justice points to a study on EVA, and other PVC alternatives (PDF), that states that “…EVA does not require phthalate additives to achieve flexibility…” Phthalates, as you’ll recall are the other culprits in PVC that leads to its toxicity. EVA has also been touted as an alternative to PVC for use in children’s toys including teething rings and PEVA has also found its way into sandwich wraps.

Now if your like me I just want to get to it and make one already.
Here is the curtain I am using:
A ton of people are asking... I got it at Wal-Mart!!

I cut the curtain in several pieces.

Fold each corner in about 4 1/2 inches and cut off.
Then I attach a piece of velcro.

Here ya have it the final product.

Last night I made some circle ones. I think these work better
but are a tad harder to cut out.

I do feel I need to personalize it don't you?

Have fun making yours!!

FINALLY working on a major goal!

Finally I started my major project of digitally scraping my son's baby pics.
He's only 7, what the hay right?

Well I just haven't wanted to take the time to sort it all out. Thankfully when we took pics we kept them dated and organized in folders by year. That helped enormously! 

Here are a few of my starters.
These are all FREE downloads from my fave designer

Thank you Just So Scrappy!!

I gotta tell ya there is a reason I look stoned. This was nothing like I was expecting
and I was such an emotional mess it was insane.

Me and my God had some serious conversations on what the blue hell he was thinkin'
SERIOUSLY? With dialation only 10cm and a head that is 12? UMMMMMM HELLLLOOOOO!!
Then the non-stop "period"
(yeah thats what any woman wants while figuring this life thing out!!)
The raging emotional roller coaster  
(cuz like the hormones during pregnancy weren't psyco enough?)
The overwhelming feeling of not knowing what to do with all this love you feel was just baffling to me. I had NEVER experienced such awwww.
Then with all that the every 2 hour feedings (got sleep?)
Then when it all starts to seem normal, I started drying out. OMG!!!
All I can say is God was not on my top ten list. Yes thank  you for this beautiful being, but YOU SUCK!!

But man he was worth it!!

There was just a little snipit of my experience. Hope you laughed.
I still do!