It seems Amy (over at Amy's Creative Side) seems to know just when I need the extra boost to get things done... She's posted her One Thing, One Week challenge again, so here I go!
My challenge for myself is to finish the 5 keychain wallets I plan to give as Christmas gifts.
I started working on them last night, before I knew the challenge was coming.
I made good progress...once you get past the halfway point on string piecing blocks, they seem to just magically be done!
The back is on the left - one big piece folded in half, then quilted a bit to hold it together. The front has holes cut and also needs to be folded in half and have a piece of clear vinyl sewn in the window, but I squirted a little FrayChek on the corners because the first one I made ravelled just a little bit there. I wanted that dry before sewing any more!
They'll each be "filled" with an appropriate gift card. I know some will argue that it's a lazy way out from buying gifts, but one niece loves to read and I wouldn't have the first clue what to buy her for a book....what has she read? what does she like? what will her mom allow her to read? Another LOVES to be able to rent movies with her own money, so a gift card to a local video store will be tons more fun than a single movie. And they're all girls, so shopping is a hobby! (I might offer to do the driving for that outing...)
Better get busy or I'll never get them finished!