Very busy around here the last week or so. I’ll touch on one thing that I find myself drifting to constantly. Crafting of any kind: sewing, paper arts, making soaps or other household goods, etc. Right now a clothesline is in the works as are new curtains for the bedroom and kitchen. If I can make it myself, I like to give it a try 🙂
Recently I was a test-sewer for Craft Apple. Craft Apple has some great patterns and this car organizer was just what we needed for a long car trip (two days in the car each way!) The girls ended up using it and stored their paper, stickers, crayons, tissues, and a trash-bag in here as well as other odds and end they didn’t want rolling under the seats. I used fabric that was in my stash and can’t wait to make another one a bit more to my taste in fabric for the front seat of our mini van. I need someplace for maps, cell phone, note pad, tissues, wet-wipes, emergency diaper, and a pencil or two. I would rate myself as a beginner sewer for this type of project, though I have sewed off and on for many years so my actual sewing level I would figure at an intermediate. It was first time sewing with this amount of bulk. My machine handled it well and if I had the time I would take it apart and re-sew the lining to the exterior as I know see how I could have made that much smoother.
As always, my photography skills need help, so here’s the best I’ve got on my project:
Next couple posts, I will detail a road trip I recently took with a friend. We visited two specific places. A small town with lots of craft/antique stores and then a big box IKEA store. Some comparisons to be made (some obvious, some not) and a couple photos as well (sorry, I promise to get better at photos as soon as the twins are out of diapers!) I also will post a little about some of the wild-crafting and herbs that we are doing in our house (including a wonderful recipe for Lavender Lemonade!)