That challenge was just what I needed. (Go ahead and join yourself - there's still time and she's giving away a charm pack to one lucky participant who finishes their own challenge!)
Last night I made good progress on the keychain wallets.
Tonight I have to deconstruct these cheesy Dollar Store keychains to be able to repurpose them for this much cuter application.
But when I found them and saw the D-ring and the little flower, I couldn't think of anything better for the wallets. Each of the 3 girls that are sisters will get a different color, which I hope will minimize arguments later!
And I had a nice suprize in the mail today. It was actually sitting by the door, so I didn't realize it was here until I was almost to the house.
A highly recommended reference for my new longarm machine and, because if you spend enough at Amazon, shipping is free (please don't question my math!), a book on amigurami.
I've seen these little amigurami guys every here and there and they're so adorable, I've decided to learn to crochet well enough to make them. The little guy on the book cover is nowhere near as cute as some of the projects inside, but I chose this book because it looked like it had some really awesome picture directions in the back.
Because you see, my math skills are not only good for calculating how to save on shipping (book + shipping would have been less than both books...), they are also good for figuring out where I have free time to teach myself to crochet! (I do have time off from Christmas through New Year's, so maybe then?)
Off to feed the hubby dinner and then get back to the sewing room.