It’s a beautiful day already! Perfect for getting creative and trying new things. After my numerous stops yesterday, I have plenty of supplies to keep me going. Including these:
I had a post for this morning. But something happened and now it’s gone. I suppose that’s part of the whole blogging experience. Instead of recreating it, I decided to run errands and stop at the fabric store and Michael’s. Just to see what might be there in the way of inspiration. And what do you know…I found stuff.
Stuff that I obviously had to work with right away. The mug was in Michael’s Christmas crafts for kids, age 3+. Just right for letting your crazy child out to play, don’t you think? And the price was a no-brainer, only $1. A half hour of time and a few scraps later, I have an adorable coaster and a cute mug.
The mug does not require any sewing. (I hemmed the bottom of the insert and sewed the side seam but that’s because I’m a crazy person.) I also used interfacing to provide stiffness. On the next one, I’m using Heat ‘n’ Bond and applying the fabric directly to paper and not worrying about seams. Even easier.
Right after I get done reading and having my cup of coffee, I’ll worry about recreating that post. Or not. Hope you all had a good day.
The weather is still a little too warm for working with worsted weight yarns. But while this project sits waiting for me to return, some organization was in order. Sitting or stepping on crochet needles is never a pleasant experience. Neither is digging around in drawers or boxes trying to find the size you need and remember seeing somewhere, darn it, but can’t for the life of you recall where exactly that was.
The solution–a fabric roll with compartments for them all, a top flap to keep them for sliding out and a ribbon tie to hold it all together. This roll resembles the canvas brush carriers you find at the art store. Only much more attractive. All you need are four rectangles and some bias strips. And voila!
A quick look inside:
This is Jane Sassaman fabric from her Prairie Gothic collection in the Dusky colorway. Fabric.com has a great deal going right now. One half yard is all you need unless you want to get a coordinating print for bias in which case get a half yard of it as well. Minimum cut is half yard so you will end up with scraps for other projects. Don’t worry…I have lots of ideas for those scraps!