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:

Suzan said...

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!

The Patch Craft said...

Love the key fog's.

Jan said...

Love your key fobs!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

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

Gene Black said...

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

JustCindy said...

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

mblittle5 said...

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

Becky said...

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.

Crispy said...

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

Crispy

onlymehere said...

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!

wackywoman said...

They look great.

Fiesta said...

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?

Regina said...

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.

Marie said...

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

Marie said...

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

Patty said...

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

Toni said...

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

Deanna said...

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

Yvette said...

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!!!

sewmeow said...

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

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

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.

Needled Mom said...

Those look great, Barb.

Susan In Texas said...

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

sandra said...

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.

JJ said...

I like the way those are turning out.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

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

Melissa said...

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

Erzebat said...

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

Hands Sew Full said...

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!

Joanna said...

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.

Tangos Treasures said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

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

Lyn said...

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

Margarita said...

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

whatktmadenext said...

What a great idea for using up scraps!