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Thursday, 24 May 2012

A promise is a promise...

...and I promised some finishes.

So the strips I showed you the other evening, are now fully functioning key fobs...

Then I made a couple more...

So they get a tick on my whopping To Do List.

Then we have a bigger little make.  Now it isn't a case of 'should have gone to Specsavers', oh I do, and I have lots of their not-so-lovely glasses cases but I really thought it was time to banish the black velour.

So I chopped up an old case and retrieved the flexi metal to make my own.

Hmm... we are not talking about a lovely flexi clasp, oh no, 2 cheap pieces of what look to be old metal tape measure, so life was not so rosy.

I persevered and although I am not 100% happy, the flexi is a little too snug, and twists the case a little, but it does the job, and uses 2 of my favourite fabric lines, so it makes me happier.

Maybe when I have a little more time I will take the top clasp bit off and re-sew it; or maybe I will just make another one ;)  It's too hot to make such big decisions.

Back tomorrow with my SMS winner!!

26 comments:

  1. It was worth the wait - how cool are those key fobs!!x

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  2. Great makes! A British heat wave .. Is that an oxymoron if I ever heard one!!!? LOL!!

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  3. Loving the key fobs. Di x

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  4. Check you out catching up on your massive 'to do' list while some of us are hit by work and teenagers!

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  5. Lovely key fobs, typical Brits, I'm sure only last week we were complaining it was too wet, now it's too hot!

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  6. The case might not have worked out as you'd planned, but it's really lovely! Very pretty!

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  7. Good to see some brown in there! Jxo

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  8. Fab fobs! Where do you get your hardware? And the case for your sunglasses is super cute, too. Stylish lady!

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  9. I love your eyeglass case! One day I want to get corrective surgery just so I can wear real sunglasses! :)

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  10. Love the summersville fabric with contrasting trim!

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  11. Cute key fobs and glasses case...if you think it's hot there, I was just in Arizona where it was 108"F at 5 pm!

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  12. Of course! Of course the little happy, colorful strips are key fobs! Brilliant.

    We're melting over here too...but it's spectacular.

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  13. You are a one person factory! Making beautiful stuff of course, but slow down or you will have no energy when you meet us.

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  14. This is sure going to be a super Retreat with all these wonderful makes sloshing about. I think I shall just have to have a special weekend away with Mr Whizz Kid just so I don't have a fit of real jealousy thinking about all those wonderful swaps and gifts (mostly made by The Hadley Factory') and all the wonderful people I will not meet. I intend to get real well, make lots of goodies and join you all next year!

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  15. Hot? Surely not. Nice stuff you're making!

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  16. For a moment there I thought you were stripping, phew!

    Definitely better than specsavers though...

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  17. I am going to be a pain in the behind and also ask where you go the key fob hardware! Etsy? I have bits made up ready and waiting but haven't been able to find the hardware cheap enough for me to finish them off!

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  18. I'm impressed at your blogging prowess. Nearly every day!
    I've had to work too many hours this week so I am catching up all in one go. I love that echino fabric on the key bobs.
    I got the hardware where you recommended but they are languishing in a drawer until I can get my sewing act together.

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  19. great makes! No wonder you have been so busy

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  20. Gorgeous specs case...I really need one as my sunglasses have been living in a Boots bag for the past two years and it's starting to get embarrassing!! Love the key fobs!

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  21. Cute key fobs. I have a pattern that uses old metal tape measures but I haven't tried it yet. Your eyeglass case is cool!

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  22. Oooo, this reminds me of my love for those typewriters! x

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  23. Love everything! Your fobs are so cute. I bought a massive bag full of hardware the other day including flexi clasps so I can make loads up for my new etsy shop (so excited!) Your fabric choices are brill x

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