"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, August 29, 2010


A close friend of my daughter's returned from Cape Cod with a cloth and ribbon bracelet that she'd paid $30 for.  My daughter asked me if I could make them and I of course said "Yes! for under $2."  Never will I say this again.  I totally hate this kind of sewing, too fussy, too small, too many defects too visible.  It's why I don't make clothes at all.  I like sewing straight lines on things that match up perfectly.  Here's the bracelets.  The store bought version is the one with the anchors.  



  1. OMG -- this is blow your brains out kind of work. You're out of your mind to tackle such teeny, tiny stuff. I hope Anna appreciates it!

  2. OMG Sue and anyone else who reads this--that is the perfect description, "blow your brains out kind of work." Exactly. Christine made a stuffed monkey for her grand son last Xmas and it, too, was the stuff that nervous breakdowns are made outta. It's on her blog if you want to see it, my eye twitches just looking at the darn thing.

  3. did Anna like them? that's what matters. Oh, yeah, it matters that you wanted to kill someone in the meantime, but that's beside the point. LOL


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