I've been a bad blogger and a bad blog reader. I've been thinking about blogging but life around the Trail Mix house has been just a wee bit nuts for the past few days for several reasons.
In no particular order...
1. My tooth. BORING, I know, but it still hurts. I have another appointment tomorrow morning with the evil dentist's replacement. After a phone call with my mother's neighbour who used to work in a dental office, the verdict is most likely going to be root canal.
2. My dog Dolby got sick on Saturday. We were at a picnic when suddenly he became very quiet and docile. He was drooling (he never does that). After a brief exam, it became evident that his throat was tender. He was chewing up sticks like crazy earlier in the day and I'm pretty sure he had a piece lodged in his poor throat. When we got home we took him to the Emergency Vet Clinic and without doing some pretty invasive tests nothing was determined. The vet didn't think he was in distress and we chose to take him home, get some sleep, and see how he was in the morning. He's on the road to recovery. He's practically himself now. I think whatever it was that lodged in his throat unlodged itself leaving his throat tender. It was a scare though.
3. Most importantly, my father-in-law is in the hospital. He has a very serious heart condition and has had this condition for a very long time. He had some troubles a week ago and his been in the hospital ever since. We've been travelling an hour each way to see him almost every day. Everyone is hoping that he can go home tomorrow. We'll see.
When I've had a moment here and there I've been a little crafty, but it's hard to concentrate on anything for long when you have a tooth ache.
I had hoped to sew buttons on hang tags for my Etsy sales but after sewing buttons on a couple of tags I realized what a waste of time that was. I got the glue out and ended up just glueing the buttons on. What a time saver!! For what they are, I think the glue is just fine.
And then there's the wallets. I've been working on these for most of the day today. Here are my first FIVE attempts!!!
I really do like the cherries fabric with the red polka dots but I was starting to get very sick of it by attempt number six.
I got brave. I knew I was close. I broke out some Kaffe Fassett fabric and held my breath.
The back (not as wonky as it looks in real life, trust me):
And the inside:
I'm pretty happy (FINALLY!!!!) with the last one. What a journey it was to get there. I KNOW it looks like nothing, and for most of you it would have been easy, but boy did I ever struggle before making something that I was satisified with.