Despite my utterly INSANE schedule, I took some time off last Sunday to craft and recharge.
Three Ways to Wear:
I cut up several layers of red craft felt freehand and sewed them together at the center with a cluster of French knots. I used a felt loop at the back instead of sewing on a pinback so I can switch it out for a bobby pin if I want to. I’m since realizing that felt was not a good choice of material for the loop, as after one day of hat wear the pin is already starting to tear through the thin fibers of the craft felt. Maybe if I have time later this semester (ha! time, what’s that?) I’ll replace it with a ribbon.
I should totally be at the library right now. I have a term paper to write, a reading next week for which need to do major revision, and mounds of tasks to complete before the magazine launch (that unfinished web site code is having a staring contest with me). But here I am, blogging. Oh, well.
On an unrelated note, I have been thinking about Christmas (already!). I am definitely going to do some element of handmade this year, as usual, though less than I did last year, as I just haven’t got the time. Cookies for administrators and people who drive me places. Maybe using these cute boxes in the kraft brown color if I can convince myself to spring for them (alternately, I could be a cheapskate and start saving empty ziplock-box-style ham containers since we go through one every couple of weeks). Jewelry will likely be my route again for my girl friends. I plan to use a lot of deconstructed thrifted elements to save myself money and be a little ecofriendly this year. Am glad that Christmas season stuff is starting to pop up on blogs (I won’t get into my extreme dislike/phobia of Halloween related stuff but suffice it to say I’m relieved when November rolls around every year). Found an AWESOME tutorial for Ramen Wrapper Ribbons on The Gifted Blog today. Am wondering how well it would work with How About Orange‘s lovely Magazine Gift Bow Tutorial, which I have also been longing to try out.
Finally, a piece of not-so-fun news: after an unfortunate incident involving the toilet paper spindle earlier this week, our upstairs toilet needs to be replaced (probably the toilet paper spindle, too). Ack. Everything in this apartment is falling apart. At least it’s not the water heater this time. Thank God that we have a second toilet.