Wednesday, January 16, 2008

If Superbuzzy Was A Man, I'd Marry Him.

Every night, my plan is to sign on to AOL and answer my email. Right now there are 300 emails in my mail box. Not that I'm really popular. I just let it stack up. I swear some are from as far back as last summer. But instead of answering any of it, I read blogs. And, I Google stuff. And, I click links. And, then I read more blogs. And, I click some more links. And pretty soon, it's 3 am and I am ready for bed.

Thanks to a link at Scrapscene, here's a project from Craft Chi to make your own floss bobbins (or embroidery cards or thread winders) out of paper. (I call them bobbins because I like the word bobbins. I also like the word bonbons. Can you tell I also like putting words in italics?) I love the fabric floss bobbins I've seen before at The Small Object and Casa Mia, (the Casa Mia site is being re-done so don't click the link expecting to see any floss bobbins because they are not there now. I don't think she had instructions on making them though. I think it was just a picture of them.), and of course, I have yet to make any. The ones from Craft Chi are cute and wouldn't involve me cutting fabric. I just worry about putting a manila folder into my printer to print them on. Is that ok to do? Won't it get stuck? What the hell. I'm going to try it anyway.

Craft Chi also shows you how to make an apron from a vintage pillowcase.

That reminds me that I forgot to mention what the winner gets for Handmade Parade's Vintage Pillowcase Challenge: a $50 gift certificate to Superbuzzy, Reprodepot or Sew, Mama, Sew! Here's some more info on the challenge.

And, look. It's 2:40 and I am ready for bed.

1 comment:

Jennifer aka Sweet Pea said...

Yeah, I know exactly how the "OMG - it's 3 am where did the time go?" thing happens. It happens to me a lot too.

Those bobbins are cute, and yes, I've run cardstock through our laser printer (one sheet at a time on manual feed) without a problem). Test the cardstock first though - sometimes the toner doesn't stick and you might end up with bits of toner on your threads.