I couldn't resist buying extra fabric. Any suggestions on fun (and easy) sewing projects?
I am loving my new sewing machine! Bryn's naptime = sewing time for me! (and of course the daily housework). I used to have this... ...in the corner of my kitchen. An ugly box full of plastic grocery bags. We use them a lot for putting diapers in and other things. This box was put here during our move and I just never moved it, even though it was ugly. I just didn't have another place to put it. THEN I decided to make a grocery bag holder. I had seen some ideas for this project online, so I just combined some different ideas and came up with my own beautiful bag holder. (I know, I know. It's a very beginner project, but I'm just learning!)
This project should have taken me about ten minutes to make, but it took me a LONG time because (A) I'm a perfectionist and everything had to be measured exactly right and sewn perfectly straight, and because (B) I'm not good at sewing....yet. I spent a good hour and a half at the fabric store, deciding on fabric, ribbon, what brand of elastic, etc. etc. Luckily, it turned out just as I wanted it. Now it's hanging inside our utility closet, keeping all those bags out of sight. Learning a new skill is so rewarding. I feel like a little kid, just so excited and proud! I've asked Josh about twenty times: "So do you like it!?", "Do you like the fabric!?", "Does the blue fabric match the blue in the print enough?", "Do you want to try it out!?", "Come on, do you want to pull one more bag out!?", "Do you like that your wife sews!?", "Am I cute when I'm at my sewing machine!?"