Thursday, September 20, 2012

Measure twice cut once

Have you heard that simple rule before? Well I could have had a certain project done on Monday night had I followed it. Apparently I have a penchant for doing things the hard way.
After backtracking, more than once I might add, I did finally finish one of the projects I had started. Sorry it's not the toilet paper one.
I made this for a friend at work. I'll be giving this to her as part of her Christmas gift. I guess that means I have officially started my Christmas shopping.
She loves cats and her favorite color is black. I'm not even going to mention all the flaws I see in it. I'm just going to be happy with the way it turned out.

This is supposed to be a candle mat but I suppose she could use it as a hot pad too if she wanted to.



Tuesday I went out and did some shopping and stopped at the Salvation Army store. I found this little cutie for just 49 cents.

Yesterday I finished another project and have started on a couple more. I didn't have a whole lot of ambition and spent a big part of the day reading. Hopefully I have some energy today

12 comments:

  1. Nice find, I shop often at second hand stores.

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  2. Love the cat mat Ann...and I'm very anxious to learn more about that toilet paper I saw in a prior post!

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  3. Nice mat, Ann! And I guess we've all broken that measure/cut rule too mnay times!!

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  4. but....you're on vacation, you are not expected to have ambition/energy...are you?

    I love the candle mat. Hey? I love black and I love my kitties? Too bad I don't fit into the co-worker scenario tho. LOL Like windows...I don't do work.

    And I LOVE your Salvation Army find. That is so unique and you added just the right touches to make it perfect.


    PS...love the animals on parade!!!!

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  5. That's a cute mat! You are on the ball to be already thinking about Christmas!

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  6. How sweet - your friend will love it! xx

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  7. As long as you're enjoying your vacation then it doesn't matter if you do things the hard way. As long as you're having a good time. Perhaps Duke could help here and there.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  8. I love the cat mat! Hope you open an Etsy shop one day and be sure to add those! :) Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  9. on my vacations when i was working, reading was my number one thing to do. she will love her cat since she loves her cat. did you make the header in PS or PM?

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  10. That is so cute! Your friend will love it. It means even more that you made it. :)

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  11. That hot pad is going to really be nice for your friend at work. And I need to find a Salvation Army shop around here.

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