Rejuvenated after a great weekend I dove whole-heartily into sewing today. I put handles on a bag that had been waiting patiently in the drawer for a day when it would be finished off. I also attempted, and I say attempted because it did not go as planned, to make a quilted reversible shopper similar to the bag in the last post. I used the NYC fabric which you’ve seen in the New York Baby quilt, which by the way is a directional fabric! I consciously made sure one of the two sides was right-side up but my brain left the building on the second side and of course it is currently sewn in upside-down. After I painstakingly french seamed every last seam and made sure the straps were super secure I realized my mistake. This is what happens when I ‘make-up’ a pattern, if there’s room for error I will find that room and I will fill it! That brought be back from my weekend bliss, straight into Monday reality. After that I needed a break, enter the rest of the household whom actually leave home to work. A few hours of distraction with them and it was back to the sweat shop. It has been so hot and humid these past few days everything feels a bit sticky.
Feeling as though I hadn’t accomplished much in the hours I had sat in front of my sewing machine and armed with pretty red thread & zipper, I sat down to make myself feel better about how my day turned out. So, I made a cute travel make-up case (available in my Etsy shop). I love the bright red and it was so cheery watching it zip through my tuned up little sewing machine. (I had to give her a little TLC earlier. I guess I hadn’t realize how much use she was getting; she was full of fuzz! No wonder she was acting snippy lately.) The make-up bag is lined with the waterproof red fabric that I used in Reversible Shopper you saw last post. That makes it great as a make-up case because if you are anything like me, any time you travel with make-up something explodes! I am happy with how this project came out. Maybe it will push the directional fabric episode to the far recesses of my memory for awhile, until I have enough patience to rip it apart & start fresh.