Happy Spring Chums and Strangers,
After rousing my lazy spirits up off the couch of illness I finally fell into the swing of making again this week. Not only did I cobble something but I worked hard to better my crafting style. You see, I am consistently working in the mode of crafting for someone specific. As of late last year I decided to stop promising things to people. This was an all around excellent decision for the following three reasons: I never delivered on time and tended to give people IOUs as gifts, ideas I had for bizarre projects were tossed to the wayside, and lastly I had run out of pom poms. Due to this practice everything I made had to become a final product. I rarely practiced making something and flaws were rampant despite my best efforts.
Then April came sauntering up and I hopped to the sewing machine with an idea. My glorious rooster Mr. McCluckin’ has a man crush on the business productivity physicist Merlin Mann, and fell head over heels for the concept of the Hipster PDA. According to Mr. McCluckin’ this product, will simplify his thought process, de-clutter his pocket universe, and give him the needed virility to deflower the best random concepts. Essentially it’s a binder clip holding together some 3×5 index cards with a pen tossed in next to it. Mr. McCluckin’ loves keeping a notebook for jotting down ideas as they strike and realized that being able to reorganize his notes at any time would revolutionize his world. He excitedly informed me of his plans to create his own Hipster PDA as soon as he was finished with his current notebook. I thought that this seemed a grand idea, but that there had to be a better way to keep things than just a binder clip. So I ran to my thinkin’ shed and took a seat on my craftiverse inflatable sofa.
Next thing I knew the index card wallet was born. It has two compartments for cards and a pen loop, all held securely in a stylish fabric of your choice.
I realized making the pockets perfectly sized was the true trick of this invention. Thanking my lucky stars that I wasn’t in a rush to make this little bitty, I decided to start with a practice run at it. I measured out what I thought was best and sewed it up just to see if the cards fit and it would fold right. In walked Mr.McCluckin’ with his schemes and plots and suggested I call it my prototype and that he was happy to act as a beta tester.
Not 24 hours have passed and already he says he loves it and wants me to attach a patch I made for him last year. Though I think that should wait until I’ve fixed many of the flaws. Nonetheless I am happy to accept the imperfect as a step on the road to index card wallet nirvana. I’m off to the thinkin’ shed to lay about on the home projects settee.
May you find your lost sock in no time at all! Have you checked the refrigerator?