Saturday, January 2, 2010

Handmade Christmas-Project #1

Let me start by saying, this is the FIRST "Real" project I have ever done-- I have made a LOT of simple blankets (Dan keeps teasing me that everything I make is a rectangle). But I haven't tried anything from a pattern since Home Ec class, my freshman year of high school, many moons ago.

I bought the pattern for this "Girl's Best Friend Wallet" from JennaLou06 on Etsy, here is her blog .

Keep in mind, this was my FIRST one and truthfully, it is pretty terrible. See? I can admit these things. Although it is messed up, it still LOOKS like a wallet and it ALMOST serves the purpose, so I was pretty proud of it!

It is hard to tell from the pictures, but you can't fit credit cards into the top two slots and the outer velcro doesn't close very well. I put it aside with the hopes that I would find time to make another one. But I knew if I didn't get around to it, Patti would like it anyway ;)

I did end up having the extra time to make it again, and it was SOOO much better! Practice makes perfect. Of course, I forgot to take pictures of it-- I will have to ask Patti to take pictures of it now that she is putting it to use.


Rachel said...

You need a link to the blog...and I think it looks good!

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