Are you hooked on Pinterest? I have to get a daily fix! So very many cool things out there, and perhaps my 'search engine' of choice when it comes to looking for crafty inspiration. My latest search has been for a thank you gift for folks who are participating in Bertie's Blankets. Just a little something, something that communicates my gratitude for the support. At first I found some little charms that were essentially a combination of a hand, heart and angel. What could be more perfect - handmade items, that are made with love by dear sweet angels! So I ordered a bunch of them thinking I'd figure out something to do with them when they arrived.
They arrived, they are lovely, but I drew a blank! I wracked my brain for something that could be useful for all... I know, a key chain. So I added a charm to a key ring... boring! Added beads to it... meh! Harrumph, it was time to call Pinterest to the rescue! Sure enough, I found a link via Pinterest to a fun project on the blog Craftiness is not an option: Fabric key chains. Excited about this discovery I jumped into my car and headed over to Joann's to pick up supplies. Returned home and started up the production machine, with my trusty creative director (Joe) kindly agreeing to come check out each and every step! (Ha ha, I married a good patient and supportive man :)))
I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. This is a fabulously easy project that makes great use out of small leftover pieces of fabric. I followed the directions step by step, with one exception - I added an extra layer of batting in the middle. Which made the trimming with the pinking shears a little more difficult, but was well worth it for the extra padding.
I need to reach out to a couple of you for addresses so that I can get yours in the mail. I'll be in touch :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,