Friday, January 6, 2012
Watch Out! Time for Craftiness!
When we were in Spain, we bought a pair of random little wrist rattles. I had seen similar ones because my friend Christie has them for her baby. Anyway, Rob and I were joking about how funny it'd be if they came in a watch version. So, we decided to make one.
When I was on a yarn hunt in Brooklyn for my baby's blanket, I found some cute fabric scraps, which I bought.
This little project would have taken probably about 2 minutes if I had a sewing machine (and knew how to use one), but it took about 20 minutes to sew by hand.
I took the watch strap fabric and turned it inside out and sewed around three edges. Then, I flipped it the right way and stuffed a piece of crunchy plastic in there from a tortilla chip bag and sewed the remaining edge. Then I sewed velcro pieces onto the ends.
For the watch itself, Rob cut a circular shape out of a sponge and stuck some rice in a bottle cap and sealed it with a button via crazy glue. That made the rattle that was embedded in the sponge. Then I took the watch fabric onto which I had sewed some watch hands, and bunched it around the sponge and rattle.
I then crappily sewed the watch onto the strap.
It didn't turn out as cute as Rob and I had envisioned it, but I liked that we had an idea and executed it. So many ideas go unexplored. My cousin-in-law who saw the watch over Christmas wondered if it was a pin cushion on Greyson's wrist. And I don't blame her...it does look like one! But, I just like that we made it.