Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gettin' Crafty (Part II)

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!?"
I couldn't resist buying extra fabric. Any suggestions on fun (and easy) sewing projects?


allirasmussen@gmail.com said...

Lar you are too cute, i love it! so cute...make some bows! look on my blog and there is a link called bows i think, they have some cute ones ;)

Hema and Becky said...

How cute!!! I could seriously use on of those. I have a ugly pastci bag hanging in the pantry with all of mine crammed in there! There are lots of smiple skirts or jumpers for little girls that I knwo you caould make for Brynlee. I especially love the patterns by Pink Fig. You can get them online. I've been wanting to do some sewing for Vela too! Keep it up, you are inspiring me!

The Pixton Family said...

Very cute!

Brandi said...

I want one of those! I have a box that sits on the floor and takes up a ton of room. I really do want one! It is so cute. I love craftiness.

Jessica F. said...

So cute! I have been totally wanting to make one of those... I am inspired! Good work.

Brittany said...

Hey laura, what pattern did you use? I would love to make one! Very cute! Great job!
Brittany Clark Bennett