Monday, 12 November 2012

Key fobs (for giants)

Good morning!  35 years ago today my poor mother and father were lumbered with a baby daughter who was bald until she was 2 and wouldn't go anywhere without her red wellies on.  I have hair these days and I've abandonned the wellies, but I do love my red trainers...
On a totally unrelated note, I made some key fobs.  I roughly used the measurements from this tutorial at Prudent Baby.

 I remember seeing them everywhere a year or so ago but I could never track down the hardware.  Maybe I wasn't searching for the right word, or maybe it's a prohibited product in the UK, but I eventually bought some from Hong Kong, or maybe America.  It was a while ago and I've completely forgotten!  I also bought the twill tape stuff.  It's 1 1/4 " thick, and I used 10" lengths, folded in half.  It makes it pretty big, but I suppose it has to be to get your hand through.
 The ribbons I've used are all ones I've stashed over the years for whatever reason.  I bought the Union Flag one as I just had to have it, ditto the bunnies.  I bought the pig one as I knew my mum would like it.  I gave her one of the pig key fobs below and she loves it, even though it's almost as big as her.

I think someone sent me this chicky ribbon, perhaps as part of a giveaway win.  I can't remember who and I'm too lazy to go back and look.  My old posts are so badly tagged I struggle to find stuff.  I have been doing a bit of tag tidying, but at nearly 500 posts (I know!  Someone shut me up), I've still got a way to go.  And I'd forgotten about it until I just mentioned it.
 The rabbit one is for me.  But you guessed that, didn't you?

It's now day 6 of the UR Priceless blog hop, hosted by the lovely Katherine. Go and visit the participants, there's a chance to win a price with each comment you leave! Click the button above to see the prizes and the full line up.

Day 6 - Nov. 12
Read, quilt, cook, pray...
The Learning Curve
Bacon Then Eggs
Nati's Little Things
by Mary
Feltfree på Åsly
El Patchwork de la Abuela
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Maryjo J
s.o.t.a.k. Handmade
Janice M
throw a wench in the works
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
A Stitch in Time
Sew Me Something Good


Pam said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy!!! Hope you have lots of fun and laughter in the year ahead...

Anna said...

Cute ! All of them !
Have a nice week.

made by ChrissieD said...

Happy Birthday Wendy :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day. It is certainly red wellie weather here today!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Happy Belated Birthday and your key fobs look great. Will check out the blog hop. Have a lovely day :)

Alison said...

Happy Birthday!

I am making some very similar key fobs at the moment, great minds and all that!!


JoJo said...

Happy birthday Wendy!!! Love the keyfobs and so glad you have hair. lol When I was born my hair was so blonde that I looked bald and my dad took to calling me 'Ike' after former President Eisenhower. ROTFLMAO

Sandra :) said...

Happy birthday, kiddo! I hope you have a wonderful day (and I hope you get spoiled - HA!) :) Cute key fobs - what a great way to use up pretty ribbons!

Gill said...

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Chrissie said...

Happy birthday Wendy, you would need your wellies over here at the moment too!

Kerryp77 said...

Happy happy birthday, is my 35th birthday too!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy!

The key fobs are all so cute.

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Wendy,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!

Geez, you're just a kid yet. You make me feel old. I LOVE your key fobs - especially the Union Jack one! Awesome!