I’m always looking to give myself some new projects because it’s important to keep my brain active. If it isn’t active then all it wants to do it turn into a veggie and play the Sims non stop. Is it fun spending hours creating a massive town and giant family trees? Yes. But is it productive? Honestly, I can’t give you a solid ‘yes’ or’ no’, so I’ll have to say ‘unknown.’
Last week I got some awesome fabric from Ikea covered in birds and I’ve been trying to find a use for it. I try to buy fabric with a project in mind because I have a tenancy to horde it for a ‘special’ project, and then that special project never happens and I’m left with a bunch of fabric I’m saving and am afraid to use.
I wanted to make sure that I played up the birds. Like, made them a focal point instead of letting them get lost in something bigger, like a beach bag.
I went with cosmetic bags! Each bag will feature a bird, and even though I was tracing crazy all over the fabric, I still used most of it. I try not to waste when I can avoid it.
I wanted them free standing and with a loop to hold onto while you’re unzipping them. Ch-check.
I ran out of heavy-weight interfacing so the project is currently on hold, but here are the first ones:
They’ll be popping up in the shop soon!