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Snap Trap Wallets

It does seem strange and almost wrong somehow to carry on with silly craft blogging when we are all so sad about Newtown, Conn. But maybe like me, you’d like a break from crying at your desk, in your car, etc. etc.? I’m sure it will wear off, but in addition to extra appreciation for my family these last few days, I’ve found myself oddly overwhelmed with gratitude for the kindness of strangers, however small. Maybe this whole thing just has made me feel fragile… but I swear, I wanted to HUG the nice lady at Home Depot who helped me find a lightbulb on Saturday. Or the store clerk at CVS who helpfully found a rubber band to wrap around the posterboard I was buying last night.

Anyway, I still have lots of Christmas crafting to wrap up, including a never-ending knitting project that may or may not end up under the tree still on the needles. Good thing our winters are long here.

But, I did finish up this batch of Snap Trap wallets, most of which went to my cousin’s four daughters when we saw them at a Christmas party a few weekends ago. I’ve wanted to try this pattern at Just Another Hang Up for a while, and it turned out to be a great one! I made some minor adjustments because the measuring tape I was using for the “snap” part was more narrow than the one used in the tutorial. (The yellow wallet on top was the first one I made, so I ended up tweaking it to fix it, which is why it is a bit smaller than the rest).


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