Do you wear a watch? I haven't worn one in years because I used the cellphone clock to tell time. Then my cell phone broke down and I got a new one from work and, excuse me, it sucks! I need to unlock and turn the bloody phone on to see what time it is. And aside from the fact that it sucks it's also the ugliest piece of telephone you ever saw, red and black. In my book that equals eeek! I prefer to take it out as seldomly as possible.
Hence the sudden need for a wrist watch! I love the classic Timex watch and was looking for one when I went to the States in December but they only had the men's version in gold. So when I got an Amazon gift card I ordered two watches, the one above and one of those 70's digital ones.
The strap on that watch is very manly and dull though and as I couldn't find one of those nice grosgrain straps on Amazon when I ordered the watch I decided to try making my own. Here's a selection of the ribbons I had on hand that were of the right width.
All there was to do was measure the ribbon around my wrist and then some to overlap. I used sticky back velcro and folded the edges of the ribbon over before taping the velcro on so there would be no fraying.
This is what it looks like after taping the velco on. One part of the velcro needs to go on the back of the ribbon and the one on the other end to the front so you can stick them together when it's on your wrist.
I was done here and it stays put but I may run a stitch on the sewing machine around the velcro if I notice that the tape starts unpeeling. If you are better safe than sorry and if your watch is more precious than my $25 Timex you should probably do it right away.
Did you have a good weekend btw? I did! We had lousy weather on Friday and Saturday with rain, rain and more rain so I did a bunch of stuff inside. Yesterday the sun FINALLY came out and I FINALLY got a chance to treat the decking. Yay! Spring cleaning outside post coming up!