Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple Sewing- knitting pattern holder

I've been wanting to make one of these for a while.

It's been a hard two months. If I haven't been sick then the husband has been sick or the kiddos have been sick. Therefore, I've done nothing creative of note. When this happens, when I'm months between projects, I start to feel a little depressed. Looking at my craft, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. supplies fills me with sadness and something like trepidation. It's like smelling and seeing a seven course meal when you're starving but you have no teeth.

Well, my daughter is under the weather this afternoon (this time with a stomach bug) so I decided- while she slept, instead of cleaning or folding laundry or checking my work email- that I would sew.

The cute fabric in the center is from a friend I met while at Squam last June. The plastic is from a comforter bag I saved (just for this purpose).

I used: thick plastic, fleece fusible interfacing, two large sew on snaps, white double fold bias for the top, yellow double fold bias for the sides, needle, thread.

The dimensions to cut were:
Cover, inside, interfacing: 14.75 x 10.5
Plastic: 13.75 x 10.5

I'm very happy with the finished product.

I also learned a good lesson: when frustrated due to lack of creative time/lack of creative productivity, start small; make something useful, simple, and pretty. Now my ever growing list of creative to-do items feels less daunting, no longer a chore, and something on which I am looking forward to spending time and energy.

Happy Valentines Day!!