My dining room table looks like a fabric store exploded on it…
You don’t need to see what the floor looks like. It’s a very not pretty sight of fabric scraps and threads. I have a guest room with a table and desk set up for sewing projects, but if I sew in there, I can only do it while Jace is napping. The dining table is perfect for practical purposes.
I’ve been a little busy lately and it doesn’t look like life will be slowing down anytime soon. I got my hair trimmed/cut today (which means it was a wonderful day). My hair dresser and I have an exchange system—she cuts my hair and I bring her $40 worth of items I’ve made (and I take my time into account when establishing the value). This time around she said just to have fun and surprise her. So I made her another pillow (and it turns out this is her favorite color!):
and a could-hold-anything-beach-bag-meets-the-ultimate-mom-bag:
It’s made from an outdoor material, so it will wear well and put up with [almost] anything. (And in case you’re wondering about the tiny bit of green peeking out at the top, it’s the pillow. I put it in the bag to take it to her, and liked the look of the bag being full for pictures.)
And it’s huge. I patterned it off a bag I already have, and now I like this bag better.
My hairdresser loved both the bag and the pillow, which made me happy. There’s nothing more intimidating than her possibly not liking it and saying, “Can we just go back to having you pay me?”
The flower is attached to a strap with a magnetic closure on it, and there are tons of pockets inside (7 or 8 if I remember right). The lining is a sweet, yellow quilter’s cotton.
I kind of wish I’d bought more of the fabric. It was on clearance at Jo-Ann’s, and then the additional President’s Day discount made it nice and
cheap affordable. I’m guessing I wouldn’t like the price if I were to find it again, if they actually still sell it. Oh well!
Dinner’s almost ready (which makes me happy)… tonight we’re having a beef stroganoff casserole topped with French’s fried onions (which makes me even happier… whole dinner planned around those onions). And then I have a secret project to finish up, followed by getting to work on a BUNCH of things to sell in a boutique/bizarre that’s coming up in 3 weeks. Oh, and I need to sew a smaller version of my pink ruffles dress for an order on Etsy. And I have an idea for a dress (inspired by Mod Cloth) rolling around in my head. Like I said… just a little crazy!
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