After I finished those I wanted to try the perfect box pouch. I saw it first on Betz's blog. I love the shape of it and you can get the pattern free from Indie House...she has a great tutorial that walks you through constructing it...step by step. These were way easier than the other bags...and the construction of them makes them simple to enlarge if you wanted to try a bigger version. This size is pretty small, but they are great for make-up or sewing stuff or even a fashionable first aid kit. I'm thinking that they'll make great teacher (or mom) gifts with a gift card tucked inside. So, I recharged my battery with all that sewing. Having some time to create helps me in so many ways....it really does make me a better mom and wife. What do you do to recharge yourself when you've had a long week?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
creating = recharging
This past Saturday afforded me some time to do a little bit of sewing. I stayed in my jammies and sewed until after lunch time! It was wonderful. John and I were talking the other day about this need to create and how it really does recharge me to work on something creative when I've had a long week. (our first week of school went great but it was a change to our summer routine) Some people need to shop or exercise or eat ....I like to do all of those, but I need to create. So that's what I did this weekend. I finished the little toiletry bags that I had cut out a while ago. They are from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle. On my first pouch, I did something wacky with the lining and the zipper, but I picked it out and fixed it. The part where I messed up had no illustration and that's just where I needed some help! Oh well, nothing another cup of coffee and some concentrating couldn't solve. They turned out surprisingly well. My mom really liked them too....(I've tucked that in the back of my brain for future surprise ideas) The brown one was already snatched by Maggie and I've kept the one with the orange lining...it goes great with my yellow purse. Mckenzie has requested one in pink. (no surprise there!)