Saturday, April 30, 2011

PREP WORK!

Sometimes do you find that the prep work takes longer than the actual project?

I have been cutting these fabric scraps (and true to form, there are more scraps left than when I started...are they like worms, you cut them in half and they multipy)? I don't get it???



These fabulous scraps will make these key fobs......oh yes....when I get on a fettish, I ride the boat all the way in.....no stopping me.....until I get my fill...



Good thing it is not chocolate!!

36 comments:

  1. Love the key fobs. They are on my "to do" list that I HOPE to have completed by the end of the summer. I am going to try really had to have all my Christmas gifts done early this year!

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  2. Great idea! I like to make stuff from scraps also. Yo-yos are one thing I make with scraps. Also string quilts.

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  3. At least with chocolate there are no scraps left over! hehehehee

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  4. Those are cute! Is the loop large enough to slip over your wrist?

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  5. I love your little key fob, but how do the keys attach?

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  6. Do you do those on an embroidery machine or did you make up a pattern? I have a pattern for my embroidery machine that is fine. But yes prep work does take longer than the sewing itself.

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  7. The key fobs are wonderful Barb!! The prep work stinks but the end results are great :o)

    Crispy

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  8. Love the key fob idea! I agree, I think the scraps multiply too, at least they do around here bz my applique scrap tote is getting pretty full!

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  9. Barb, I love the key fob.I have received several as gifts but I could never figure out how to make one. Is there a tutorial available?

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  10. I always feel that way.

    I love key fobs! I buy mine though. I'm not good with putting gadgets together. Like snaps and things. They always want to come apart on me.

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  11. Love that key fob have been looking for an improved way from the one I did. Do you have some instructions to share? I do have to agree about the scraps growing, they never end. Have a great day my friend.Hugs, Marie

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  12. Really like your key fob. Do you have a pattern to share it is much nicer than the one I did. I too agreee the scraps just keep on growing no matter how you cut them up.
    HUgs, Marie

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  13. Like your key fob where can I get the directions? I do agree the prep work can be very monotonous.

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  14. How fun!! Looks like you will be busy for a day or two :)

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  15. Key fobs are very low calorie--even exercise. ALl that cutting will tone your arms.

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  16. I only have a limited time to sew on the weekend and sometimes it is all spent on just prepping.

    OK, the key fobs are fabulous!!!

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  17. Definitely the prep work always takes longer. I like making the key fobs too! Have fun with them.

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  18. I love making key fobs. I keep pushing my supplies around on my table but haven't made any lately. I like how they are a quick project and a great little gift.

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  19. Those are pretty, where did you find the hardware? I love the retro fabric of the one that's already made up.

    Susan in Texas

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  20. I love the key fob, where did you find the pattern. I agree getting ready to do something takes up so much time. My thing I hate most is cutting out fabric. It seems to take me twice as long as it did five years ago. Getting old I guess.

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  21. I like the way those are turning out.

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  22. Fun Fob! Prep work? Ick gag puke.
    xx, shell

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  23. Oh, I can see myself using that line in the future! "At least it's not chocolate". LOL!

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  24. pretty! where do you get your hardware for the keyfobs? I can get keyrings anywhere but finding the other hardware has been hard, even longing online for it. (mauh) Liz

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  25. Those are so cute! I just made a few key fobs last week and they are so addictive! I like these with the fabrics though. I did mine with cute ribbon and webbing, but I have soooo much more options with fabric! Thanks for the idea!

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  26. Looks like you'll be making a lot of them. They do make useful keepsakes. I don't know how to make a fob, but I do have one and it's so easy to find it in my purse.

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  27. Love the key fobs!!! Gonna do a tute on them??

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  28. Great use of the extra fabric ,those key fobs are wonderful!

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  29. By the looks of the prep stack you are going to make several thousand...very cool.
    Pat

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  30. Hello Barb, love your key fobs...recently I have found the same....the cutting and preparation takes alot longer than the acutal putting together...hugs lyn

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  31. They are very sweet, your key fobs, clever idea.

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  32. What a great idea for using up scraps!

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