Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Bought Handmade this Holiday #3

Look at these fun little wristlet key fobs that arrived today! I found them on Etsy at Cutie Girl and they came together as a set of 2...the hard part is going to be which one should I give to my sister-in-law and which one should I keep? :) I love the Amy Butler fabric on both! And I love that the wrist strap actually fits comfortably around my more fear of locking my keys in the trunk while loading groceries or locking myelf out while I am putting Z in his booster seat!

I've already told my husband that I pretty much plan on ordering all my gifts from etsy and other online shops...including the gifts for myself from him, which will make his holiday shopping a breeze!

Cutie Girl has so many cute little gifts in the shop, be sure to stop by and see for yourself!

I am linking these up at my "I Bought It Handmade This Holiday" link party here at
Sew Super Sweet! Please stop by and see my other gift purchases so far this holiday season and link up your own!


  1. I spy a lil Jayhawk in that dish....

    :) I'm very inspired by your buying homemade. I don't know if I'll have the time or energy to seek out all gifts that way this year, but it's something I think I'm going to strive for....bit by bit. I

    I hope all has been well! I apologize for my absence from commenting. Boo to work and bad attitudes.

  2. Aww, these are cute. I love buying handmade things- you know you are supporting a real person, and not just a business. I found you through Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom :)

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