Thing 77

Sometime around 2:30 this afternoon I did a panicked Google search for a quick sewing project. I didn’t feel like crocheting, and I had to leave at 3:30. That left me a small window and limited options for today’s Thing.

I found the solution at Craftsy. The Business Card Holder is quick to make and uses small scraps of fabric. I like having another scrappy go-to project besides tissue pouches.


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I made a couple of mistakes, though. First, I used too-thick elastic that doesn’t stretch enough, so the button, placed one inch from the edge, was way too far over. I moved it as close to the edge as possible, but it still pulls and isn’t as cute as the pattern sample. Then I realized that when I attached the exterior to the interior, the inside pocket was upside down, so the button is on the back. Oops. This one’s not going into the gift stash, then. I’ll just have to keep it for myself and call it a learning experience.
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I love to travel, so I’ve made this my travel card case. It holds business cards from my favourite places around the world: an art shop in Pretoria, a downtown cafe in Vancouver, my regular hotel in Paris, a seaside restaurant in Zadar, a treehouse pension in Olympus… Captivating memories, right at hand. I look forward to adding to the collection!

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Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way

Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €91.61

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  2 comments for “Thing 77

  1. Kelsey
    April 2, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I spot Penticton!

  2. April 2, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Good eye! And congratulations on the new job. Awesome!

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