be careful to not purchase more plants than I want to water keep alive throughout the summer
I have enough bags/totes/purses
I really do well with #1-3 on that list. But #4 kicks my butt all the time. I love bags and totes and purses. I have plenty, I really do. But there is always just one more adorable bag, calling my name. Last week, I found a short term antidote to my malady. I made two totes for other people. My friend Maureen had a birthday and she was gifted the blue tote because blue is her favorite color and she's a mom and every mom needs a cute new tote bag for their birthday, right!? See, I got my bag fix tended to by sewing two cuties, and I didn't even keep one of them. (well, one is still here at the house, but I'm planning on using it as a gift...really I am.)
I used Larissa's Deputy Tote bag tutorial. If you've never made a tote before, Larissa's tutorial is a great place to start. I followed all her wonderful directions and then I added some extras to make each bag a bit individual. (thanks Larissa!)
*I put pockets inside each bag, because pockets are essential in a tote bag.
*I added this flower which is attached with a pin for easier laundering. The flower is just a strip of fabric cut with pinking sheers and gathered into a spiral. easy peasy.
*on this bag, I added the red grosgrain ribbon before sewing the side seams. I like the punch of color it added.
I had a fun time sewing and embellishing and the bags and then giving away the fun. (I am not an enabler...I'm not!) Today, I'm headed to the grocery store...right after I eat a solid breakfast. What about you, what things are you cautious about in your life?