I didn't get going as soon as I wanted to this morning. One problem was that I had tried to sew myself a new mousepad. My old one was quite a disappointment. I didn't sew it, I bought it off of Amazon. I had ordered a pink sparkle round mouse pad.
The picture is not really out of focus. It just was printed blurry. It's supposed to be pink and sparkly, but it just looks like a piece of baloney that's going bad. Ick.
This is what I wound up making today. The first one I attempted yesterday did not turn out too well, the fabric wrinkled and I wound up with lumps and bumps and bad sewing and all of that.
In addition to making a casserole for dinner, I was trying to take apart the first mousepad I sewed, figure out how I was going to fix it, and sewing up the new version. It took a long time and and I overworked my seam ripper to get Mousepad V1.0 apart.
Mousepad V1.0 had a shelf liner layer as the back of the mousepad, I sewed it to the front and then turned and finished it that way. I think that's what made the lumps and bumps. I don't have a walking foot and getting that non-slip material to sew correctly was horrible. This time I decided to sew a regular mat with no non-slip stuff first. Then I sewed the non-slip stuff on the back of the mat. That worked much better.
Here is the back of the mousepad. Basically that stuff is just some shelf liner that I folded the edges over on, and sort of appliqued it to the back of the mat. The backside of the mat is pretty wild fabric, but I figured it didn't matter because it wasn't really going to be seen.
I think both sides are an improvement over the rancid baloney mousepad.
So, until I got the mousepad done I held off on using my laptop. I could have used the bad baloney mousepad, that wasn't an issue really, I just knew that if I didn't get this done, I would just put up with the messed up mousepad or the baloney one because the task of pulling apart the V1.0 looked really daunting. I figured the sooner I fixed it the better. Mousepad V2.0 is so much better.
The only other thing I wanted to show you today was my BuJo spread for June. I can't show anything else of it right now because I'd have to blur personal info and I don't feel like doing that right now. I'll try and remember to post the rest of the spread.
But isn't it glorious? Wild, I know. But I'm a sucker for Gelly Roll pens.
So much glitter gel pen here.
And the florescent colors! We used to love some florescent colors back in the day. I remember learning about them in art class back in.....well, a while ago.
Well, that's it for now. I don't know if I'm going to post next week, I've got an appointment I'm going to have to go to and I don't know what day it will be yet or how it's going to affect my schedule. I'll at least post just a short update to let you kow. It may not be a real post next week.