I did it! I passed on the baby blanket with hardly a word and no apology at all!
But then yesterday I was suffering from sewing deprivation. I paced, I pouted, I twitched with the urge to make something. I overshared pictures of the baby quilt at Craftser and Craftsy and Ravelry.
So I sucked it up and made something.
We are taking a family trip soon and I’m never ready to pack for a trip until I get a new purse. Don’t ask me why.
I couldn’t find one I liked. That, along with my sewing withdrawal symptoms, made it clear that I needed to make one.
|Please forgive the bad pictures, I can’t find my camera and used my phone again.
It’s exactly like the one I’ve been using (I bought it for our last family trip but I don’t have a picture of it because it was ugly). I liked how it was laid out though. Two large pockets on the ends of the purse for keys and phone make it so useful.
I used my long neglected stash of barkcloth and a really ugly linen dress I bought at the thrift shop. I put the pocket from the dress on the inside. I also used the shoulder strap from the ugly purse. Can I just say, it took me less than an hour, because I used the hems and finished edges from the original pieces. I used to spend a day on a bag. It was pretty exciting.
After I got it all put together I decided that it wasn’t big enough. So, I bought the cheap one I was eying up at Target. It was so plain, I had passed on it earlier. But, since seeing it the first time, I had picked this book up:
So I started to decorate it late last night.
I have a long way to go. I plan on bringing my thread along and working on it on the trip. Yes, I have to take everything out of it to do that so it won’t be what I work on in the airport or anything.
That project will be a travel journal.
I making a traveling kit for that stuff today. I don’t think I’ll be sewing it, just putting it together. I just need to find the right container.