8.13.2008

"Cash system" wallet

My first "cash system" wallet turned out to be so useful that I wanted to make another for receipts. I was out of oilcloth, however,  so I used cotton - and it was a disaster. The fabric was flimsy and wouldn't slide under the edging. Then it began fraying... which led to an emotional unraveling on my part, and eventually being thrown in my random junk basket, where it sat until today

But, since deciding to re-tackle this project, I have added a new tool in my arsenal: Iron-on vinyl (have I mentioned that I love this stuff?).

The vinyl allowed me to use any fabric that I wanted and gave it the stability it needed (it also prevented the edges from fraying).  


Now that I have completed this challenge, I must move on. How long do you think it will be before I try the purse? I'm betting it won't make the cut this week...

14 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh! Great idea! Way to overcome craft adversity! Speaking of which, you might be interested in this contest, they're looking for people who have overcome a crafting issue. All you have to do it tell your story!

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~ANG said...

That stuff must be great...you've been using it a lot. I'm going to have to get me some...soon! Come on over to my blog...I've got an award for you.

Positively Creative! said...

I love all your turorials and ideas, thanks for sharing them!

Mikki said...

came out great!! I knew you'd figure this stuff out. I wish I were half as creative as you are.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the wallet make over - I must find some of that iron on vinyl - looks like it has loads of uses!

Liz Casstro said...

Very cute and such a great idea about the iron on vinyl. I think I may try the baby wipe cover for a baby shower I am attending a couple weeks. We'll see how it goes!

Tara said...

So cute! I want one, too, but first I need to learn more about this cash system! Is there a D. R. book out there that describes the system??

Sunny Tuesday said...

Ooo! So cute! I bet that would be great for coupons, too.

Amber said...

Well, I love your crafty website. I'll have to add your "blinkie" to my blog! Is the name Grace Violet the middle names of your girls? I just wanted to say I remember all those summer memories too, and I especially remember the Christmas where I came to visit your family. I always loved spending time with you :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I've been slowly wading my way through your past entries since I found your blog and I'm so glad I did! I love the decoupage sillouette tutorial that you posted. I'll be linking to it in tomorrow's Weekend DIY Roundup as well!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, I found your blog by way of Jona's blog and I'm HOOKED!! LOVE it!! :)

Natalie Jane said...

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Sara said...

love it ... i use the cash system, too, and used a silly paper file from target for a while. finally, i decided to just put dividers in my vera bradley and be done with it. but, had i read your idea before that, i would definitely be sporting a fun wallet like this. you're so creative. btw ... where did you get your iron-on-vinyl??

thanks for stopping by my blog, too! you're so nice!