Thursday, July 26, 2007

Teeth, Ruts, Wallets, Bags and Contests

Yesterday was my second trip to the dentist. I decided since he (he being the evil mean dentist) was just going to fill a cavity I would not take the prescribed "happy pills" and act like a big girl. Well, 1.5 hours in the dentist's chair listening to him say things like "darn" and "that's not working" later I wish I had taken those stupid little happy pills!!!!!!!!! My mouth still hurts. Oh, and he (the evil mean dentist) called me last night again to see how I was. He's like a nightmare that won't go away!!!!!!!!

The truth is he's a very nice man and it's not his fault he's a dentist. Well I guess it is, but he is nice. I might even like him if he didn't torture me. You know what I mean. I do think it was nice of him to call me. I don't think that many dentists do that but then again, not many dentists have to put up with ME.

Moving on.

Apparently I'm not the only one in a creative rut. I do want to sew. I do want to be creative but I'd much rather sit on the couch, watch movies, eat ice cream, read Stephanie Plum books and nap.

Yesterday morning I didn't know what to do so I cleaned up and purged some of my fabric. I should have done that at the beginning of The Challenge because now I can actually see what I'm dealing with. It's still a lot, but at least it's organized now.

During my cleaning/tidying spree I found lots of little pieces of pretty fabric. I really wish I knew how to make wallets. Any time I've tried to make one it's ended up in the trash.

I made a few mini card holders.

I want to work my way up to wallets.

Anyways, I was delaying my post today because I was hoping to have a new bag completed but I'm not sure if it's going to happen today. I have been sewing and ripping and sewing and ripping a new gusseted bag. I don't know yet if I'm going to love it or hate it.

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lera said...

You should have taken the happy pills, girl! Hope you are feeling better.

Love your card holders. Very cute fabrics.

Mary Sarah said...

Your card holders are too cute! You can make a wallet, I know you can. Hi! I'm the one with the husband dentist/professor. Dental things must be going around too. I broke a tooth yesterday. Have I called my dentist yet? No, it doesn't hurt. later!

Jess said...

Oh, I have a totally irrational fear of dentists - I wish mine would prescribe me some happy pills!
Hope your mouth is feeling better soon.

Sonja said...

ripping and sewing... sounds familiar!
As a matter of fact, no sewing project of mine is complete with at least one (usually more) ripped and re-sewn seam.

atet said...

Happy pills -- dentists give happy pills? I think I've been going to the wrong dentist! As for wallets -- I love your card holders! Have you tried any of the Lazy Girl Designs patterns? They tend to be quick, easy, and pretty darned fool proof. I know they have a small wallet much like your card holders but with multiple pockets inside. Best of all -- you can make 2 with a single FQ!

randi said...

My first gusseted bag is in the works right now! I have been egding up to this for a while now, but it took me while to go for it. I am not good at trying new things! If you have any tips, I would love to hear them!

The card holders are adorable! A perfect way to use up bits of fabric

Christy said...

No sewing project is complete in this house unless there's been a bit of ripping! Hubby calls it my sewing drama.

Love the cardholders. :)

Felicia said...

Eek Yes, its definitely his own fault he's a dentist. But he does seem like a caring one or perhaps one who doesn't want to get sued! :) Yes, I'm not feeling the creative juices myself. Been too absorbed in le Tour. Thankfully that ends on Sunday. Am I just rambling now? What did you end up doing with the excess fabric?

Tracy said...

Your poor sorry you're in pain again. Hope you're feeling better today! Is this the last trip to the dentist for a while, I hope? Sewing, ripping...been doing a good bit of that myself this week..LOL! Can't wait to see the bag. And LOVE these card holders! The fabrics are terrific, and what a great way to used what's leftover! Wishing you & yours a super weekend! ((HUGS))

beki said...

Your little card holders are so cute! I love making those.

Your dentist adventure sounds painful. This is why I haven't been to the dentist in years. Yeah, just call me "yuck mouth".

Chara Michele said...

Hope that your teeth are feeling a bit better!

I swear we must be thinking the same things! I was actually thinking about making wallets and card holders just yesterday and this morning when I read your entry. :) Kind of strange!

Jenni-Raie said...

why are you making so many wallets?