Happy weekend, everyone! Was this as long a week for you as it was for me? Just a number of frustrations this week, and if you're like me, that will sap your sewing momentum like nothing else. The best thing I know of for getting out of a sewing funk is small successful projects. To that end, I stitched up a few of these little zipper bags, which are quick and easy and just right for getting back to the projects I should be working on (which all have a bajillion little pieces):
Okay, those are kind of cute. And useful! We've been doing so much travelling that these will be put to good use right away. We have at least two more trips to take before the end of August! Most of these were larger scrap pieces, except for the blue chevrons, which was a fat quarter that was a gift from my friend Nancy.
This one might be my favorite--pink strings! Why not? Get them out of the jar and use them up!
The only problems I had making these was that I used batting scraps that were a little too heavy. That made the seams pretty thick, and I used French seams so that they'd be finished on the inside, so they were extra thick. They still work, though. For the pink strings I just stitched the strings directly to the batting.
It worked just fine, but it did leave a bunch of garbage all over my cutting mat:
I have an eraser that should take care of that. Plus I still have this one to finish:
I want to make the zipper go all the way around so that I can open it up and lay it flat or almost flat. I'm planning to put pockets in the lining for all the flash drives that I keep my research projects on. I'm constantly searching through my purse for the right flash drive, so maybe this will help. And it will look festive in my research bag!
Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! We will be looking at more houses. We're closing in on another choice, so cross your fingers. And if you're in the "heat dome" like we are, I highly recommend iced tea and ceiling fans--on top of the AC, of course!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazymomquilts, and soscrappy for RSC16!