Friday, December 15, 2006

Life's getting crazy!

I'm feeling stressed. Stressed about work and stressed about Christmas shopping. I have to review my list again and see how I'm doing. I've been really really good at procrastinating when it comes to shopping this year. The only shopping I've really done so far has been online.
We went to Joe's work Christmas party last night. It was a great time, even though I hardly know anyone there. Joe won Season 1 of Melrose Place. Funnily, he wasn't nearly as excited as I was. I remember watching that back in the 80's and loving it. When Christmas is over and Joe's back to work, I think I need to have myself a little Melrose marathon.
Since I'm procrastinating, and only doing things I want to do, not things I have to do (apparently), I finally made a wristlet that I LOVE!!!

It's a mini version of this wonderful tutorial. The finished wristlet measures 10" at the bottom, 8" at the top and is 5" tall. It will be put to very good use after Christmas when my mother comes to visit at the casino!!!

Welcome to the covered notebook, take III. I didn't like seeing the sewn stitches on the inside cover and I really didn't want to have to cover the inside of the cover as well, so I cheated. I stitched the paper and then used paper Modge Podge to stick the cover to the book. I added a library pocket to the front to store the yet-to-be-made bookmark. I'm getting there. You may have to witness Take IV, I'm not sure yet.

Speaking of notebooks....a super-duper BIG thank-you to Leslie of Yarn and Needles Blog. She VERY GENEROUSLY sent me 5 composition books since I was having issues finding them in Canada. There are only 4 in the picture because I've already used one.

I've also added some Thank You cards to my Etsy Shop.

Ok, I now have to go and make lists, go grocery shopping, mail an Etsy order and hopefully pick up some Christmas gifts!! Ahhhhh!!!


Funky Finds said...

wonderful creations, as usual. if you ever need composition books let me know. they are so inexpensive here!

lera said...

very pretty bag/wristlet. it is just beautiful. and the notebooks are looking good. i like that you are sharing your techniques and results! it's fun to read.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

The wristlet is so nice!! Love the colors.