Color Run, Keyfobs and Ornaments

My weekend was rather busy! On Saturday I woke up super early to do the Color Run down in St. Petersburg. Basically you walk, jog or run a 5k and while you’re doing it at certain places they throw colored cornstarch on you. By the end of it you’re covered in different colors. People dress up in costumes, dance to music and have lots of fun! It’s not timed and it’s not a race. Next year I think I’ll be doing some sort of costume.

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It took a few showers to get all the color off. The orange was the worst! I loved some of the costumes.

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I promptly went home, ate lunch and took a nap. Ringo and I watched movies at home the rest of the evening. On Sunday I decided to knock out co-worker gifts so I could focus on cleaning a few things around the house before my parents arrive on Friday. I debated what to make them and settled on the keyfobs done in-the-hoop. I kept it simple and merged the design so I could do four keyfobs in one hooping! Whew.

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Kismet embroiders so nicely. The thread hardly EVER breaks on her. I barely had to adjust the tension too. I had to make a quick trip to Michaels to grab gluesticks for my gluegun since I was out. I thought about getting a new gluegun since mine is old and decided not to. I wished I had – it’s not working very well but I made do. It worked well enough to finish the keyfobs (you glue them inside the hardware before you pound it flat) and to put the finishing touches on the ornaments.

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The corgis were very curious about the ornaments.

I’ve been using a lot of my 2.5″ squares of fabric for the ornaments so I decided to dig into my scrap bin and cut some more fabric up while I watched a few movies. I got it cleaned out some. I’m trying to use really thin fabrics that shouldn’t be used for sewing or quilting.

My Scrap cutting station is ready to go!

That is my scrap cutting station! I setup my Accuquilt Go! on my ironing board. The black basket is for strings that are a usable size. I just iron and roll stuff through. When I’m doing strips I have to get a larger area setup since the die is so big.

Quilted Ornament

The rest of the night I worked on a new quilted ornament. The corgis kept me company.

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Comments

  1. That’s one impressive ironing board Katie! 🙂 Your ornaments are adorable, I love the fabrics you used up! And I have the purple fabric you used for the keyfob :))) The color run in costumes looks like tons of fun 🙂