Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pin It/Do It Challenge: Wrap-up

October has come and gone and so has this round of the "Pin It/Do It Challenge" sponsored by Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity.  I signed up at the Obsessed level - accomplish 8+ pins during the month.  I made it easily and accomplished 12 pins - plus a couple "adaptations".  Here's the final lineup:
  1. Ironing board
  2. Autumn candle
  3. Business card holders
  4. Kleenex holders
  5. Pillowcase
  6. Journal cover
  7. Scavanger Hunt
  8. Pumpkin Pie Dip
  9. Skinny Monkey Cookies
  10. Folded paper Christmas trees
  11. Gratitude journal
  12. 12 Bottle Coozie
The Bottle Coozie is actually a combination of a pin for a coffee cup holder and a bottle-wrap pattern I saw in a quilting magazine.  Regular can coozies aren't tall enough for a water bottle, so I was looking for some way to insulate a plastic water bottle while walking/running.  Here's what I came up with.  This was my first experiment and I need to tweek the measurements and button placement a bit, but I think it will work well.  The coozie is reversible and lined with Insul-Bright insulated quilt batting to keep the water cool without freezing my hand.
     Original pin          My Coozie - side one         side two
I also adapted a couple of pins:

I have since re-adapted my tote bag idea to make it lined (and I got the handles centered this time).  They are so simple and so cute - I'll be giving them to everyone I know.  I plan to do a tutorial soon, and perhaps a giveaway here on the blog nearer Christmas.  

A million thanks to Trish for sponsoring this challenge and kick-starting my crafting.              


  1. I think you did great with the challenge and did make quite a bit of crafts!!!


  2. That's a wonderful collections of pins made! Obsessed indeed, I don't know where you find the time to make all of them but I'm very impressed.

  3. You did this thing right!! Loved seeing your projects from start to finish. I still have a blanket to finish and I will get it done this weekend hopefully!

  4. Seriously Tami!!! You did such a great job with the Pinterest Challenge! I'm sad that I was out of town the last third of the month (well, not really, but you know) and missed a lot of the action but I'm thrilled you got some much accomplished!