Tuesday, May 17, 2011

do you need a Wrist Rest? tutorial&giveaway

After a hard day at work, sitting at the computer for 8 hours, I come home and do all the housework/maintenance/food stuffs/laundry etc... and if I am fast and lucky, I can spend EVEN MORE time on the computer!!!
I'll have to say that my wrist gets twangy and tingly and ridged and just plain old achy.  I saw these in the office supply store and thought I could make some of my own.
Wrist Rest
Draw up a little pattern.
Cut two pattern pieces out of soft material.
With right sides together, sew the two pieces together. Leave an opening for turning and filling.  You can go around again with a zig-zag if you want to.
Turn so the right sides of the fabric are showing and fill the bag with barley, or I found Lentils work the best.  
Fill the pouch, but don't over fill (I did that on the blue one and it doesn't have the 'give' that my wrist needs to rest in, too full=too hard.) You'll need about a cup and a 1/4.
Hand stitch the opening... and THERE you have it.. a Wrist Rest (see the blue one is just too full&hard but it's velvet&soft)
Now because I'm feeling so generous, and I REALLY DO LOVE my fellow readers and bloggers, I am giving away 2 of these funny little pillows.  All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know what color you love (any color will do and I'll see if I have that fabric).  And you know I'm dying for you to follow me.  I'm just trying to be creative.  This is my new performance art.  I love to share!
I'll pick a comment on Friday the 20th at 6pm with random.org

I am linking up here:

and here

and here

12 Wonderful People Who Commented:

regan said...

Woohoo....I'm first! I love the maroon one! And, of course, I'm already a follower! Love your blog!

Momza said...

Blue! I follow follow you already.

DeEtta said...

I follow you but am not a commenter. Love reading your blog. I have seen these but would never have thought to make one. I like the maroon.

Sue said...

I love blue!

And following you...


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love me the red one.;) thanks for the generous giveaway.;)

Garden of Egan said...

What a great idea! I love the maroon.
Of course I follow.

Silver Strands said...

Wow - so impressive! I love the red one and I'm a follower :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How neat are these! I would love any color!
Thanks for sharing and I hope you can slow down a bit and enjoy yourself.
I always love it when I get to come by here and catch up with you so now I am off to catch up with your other post
Love ya honey

The McEwans said...

Blue! I think Brian would like one since he is on the computer way more than I am. Plus he always complains about his wrist. If I were a good wife, maybe I would try to make one lol.

Aren't you supposed to be taking a trip down to Utah sometime soon?

Mabel said...

How generous of you. I love the blue one. I found your blog through The Stories of A to Z and am now a follower.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love these! Definitely need one and would be happy with any color!

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