Tuesday, April 29, 2008

burnt finger tips and ugly fabric...

so i have had this pattern for wallets for quite some time now... missy (our jambo coordinator) gave it to me. she had told me that it was super easy, blah blah blah. i'm not sure why, but i thought it would be time consuming and a titch more difficult than it was. it actually only took me 25 minutes to make (including cut out time). i forgot to get velcro, so i had to sew on a snap. i think the next time i will either do the velcro, or perhaps a magnetic snap.


can you believe how hideous this fabric is? for some reason, in the store, i thought it was kind of cool. yeah, it's not. it's down right ugly. oh well, i didn't want to use good fabric in case i jacked it all up or anything. and the bow... again, didn't want to waste cute stuff... if you can look beyond the ugliness of the fabric and non-matching ribbon, it's a super cute wallet! i still can't believe how easy it was to make. i will be cranking these little suckers out now!


burnt finger tips? you may ask... well, tonight i continued to make ribbon barrettes. instead of the sticky dots i used yesterday (which i had to go over because they peeled), i decided to use my little hot glue gun. for those of you who have used one before you will completely understand... for those of you who may have never used a hot glue gun, you don't know what you're missing (in both a good and bad way)! it bonds just about ANYTHING together... but it also burns the fingerprints right off of your skin and leaves little glue strings EVERYWHERE! anyhoo, my finger tips are burnt to crap and i (as well as my room) are COVERED in glue strings. well worth it though, i think the barrettes turned out adorable!

one last thing... today is day 2 of weight watchers, i'm not gonna lie, i have had some SERIOUS hunger angst today. knowing that i have to watch what i'm eating is KILLING me! i'm an eater, what can i say? it's what i like to do. :) we will see how it goes. i'm hoping the hunger angst goes away REAL soon... even i can't stand my own crabbiness! :)

3 comments:

scottish cow said...

Will I get beat up if I start carrying one of those wallets around?

pinkelefant said...

i can make you one without the bow...

Anonymous said...

first- I love the ugly fabric with the polka dots- reminds me of Peter Max stuff
second- I need a wallett
third- SUNDAY IS MOTHERS DAY- hint, hint

love all your new stuff, the barrettes and headbands. i gave up hot glue a long time ago- try craft glue with long wooden q-tips- I have a million of them.
FYI- that picture of the grandboys together is hands down my favorite- a hard copy of it would also be nice in a new wallett.....
love, mom oh- did I mention sunday is mothers day?

 
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