In my never-ending quest to reduce the junk, I mean stuff in my house, I decided (at the last minute) to make 25-30 small bags to donate to my church for an upcoming fundraising tea and luncheon. These bags can be used for craft projects, cosmetics, pens, pencils, crayons, baby supplies, gift bags….
Box bags are too time-consuming so I’m sewing another bag similar to the ones shown at the bottom of this post.
Using some new as well as vintage fabrics from iPad aunt’s and my M-I-L’s fabric stash along with zippers from my stash, I hope to be finished with this project by the end of the week.
Cutting the outer fabric, lining fabric and fleece interfacing takes a lot longer than one might expect.
I also have the bags broken down by thread color so I can set up an assembly line and whip through them quicker.
So that’s what I’ve been doing lately. Any last-minute projects taking up your time?
Instead of buying paper for the packets, I used some old music paper which I ran through the printer to add some holiday graphics.
The packets contain a small ornament to hang on a small 2-foot tree. One ornament per child each day beginning December 1st so by Christmas Eve the tree will be decorated. This year it’s 69 ornaments as the candy cane tree won’t hang on the tree. (BTW, my daughter saves most of the ornaments each year and gives them back to me every other year so I don’t have to buy all new ones each year. And the grandchildren haven’t complained yet!)
I don’t think I’ve ever snagged a Q and A before but I couldn’t help it when I read this post by Karen from NothingButKnit.
Her knitting mojo (and mine) is on vacation and she thought this Q and A might help find it. Feel free to answer* regardless of your craft: knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, photography, or whatever you enjoy…
What technique were you surprised that you enjoyed?
What technique do you want to love but don’t?
What is your favorite item to make?
You’re only allowed to knit with one yarn weight forever. What weight is it and why?
What item that you made is your all time favorite?