October 10th, 2008
I just can’t stop gushing over this DARLING kit I bought in Jen’s etsy shop. When I received it, I thougt no way can I cut into this… must leave adorable kit intact. After a few days of opening and closing the tin’s lid… fondling the contents - I took a deep breath and got out my scissors. I thought I heard the fabric let out a quiet scream, but soon realized it was just gasping for air (let me out, let me out). Jen’s kit was so put together, she even added a precious little needlebook. I feel like I hit the mother-load of all things cute and kit’y. And Jen even snuck in a few pieces of Minny Muu!
I dove in with my handy dandy yo-yo maker, and decided once the yo-yo was made I couldn’t see enough of the gorgeous Swell fabric (you know, Swell… by the Urban Chicks… yes, those Urban Chicks… Pam’s friends). Anyhoo… I decided I wanted to see more of the Swell, and took a stab at making some hexes. I have those nice big hex plastic “patties”, but they were gianormus. Enter thought bubble over my head. Now a light bulb. Now me squirming. I have to pee, I’ll be right back. Back to thought bubble. Question mark. Light bulb back on. AH HA. I can finally use my Darlene Zimmerman hex tool and make my own from thin plastic. Now thought bubble turns to wavey dreamy remembering blur seeing on Pam’s blog she had all the info about the ruler. Ding sound. Elbow cupped in my hand while my other hand rubs my chin. Yes, yes… Pam’s done all the work writing about it, why duplicate it?!
So I wasn’t quite done with my kit, and it hangs on my design wall waiting to be bound. I’m stumped as to what color fab to bind it in. I fear red will make it look Valentiney, and the aqua is too hard to match… so I’m still in audition mode. [Thought bubble… WWPKMD?]
Seeing Pam’s post, and seeing that Nanette and Jenny have also gotten Jen’s kit (and that Doe needs reviving, and maybe Laurie too)… I knew I had to shout from the roof-tops, that dang it… I must have kick ass good taste! Oh, and that I’m also lazy.