So instead of wardrobe building, I spent April purely focusing on my Craft Book Challenge craft: The Origami Bag from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches.
You know how you put small objects in a larger bag and they always seem to fall to bottom corners so you end up digging and digging or dumping the entire contents just to find the darn thing? Yeah, I was in desperate need of something to solve this problem.
When I take my earrings off before my workout I can throw them in one of these bags and easily retrieve them without a hassle. I can use the larger ones for toiletries, intimates, electronics, etc. These bags come in 6 different sizes (extra-small, mini, small, medium, large, extra-large) so there is a size for just about everything.
Because I wanted to use up a little more fabric in the stash I even made a second set which I have hopes to offload to someone in need (or want!) of some catch-all bags.
I still have a few more to complete, but I am so ready to get back to more sewing for the wardrobe.
Two was the magic number for this project of eyeglass lanyards for my mother-in-law.
I created a double loop secured with two strands of fishing line for extra strength. I used seeds and 3mm crystals because I wanted something classy and small enough so there weren’t any huge beads swinging at the side of her head all day. Hopefully they are a good color match for her red and blue pairs of glasses.
I always have a blast creating beaded projects or anything crafty for that matter. What’s even more exciting for me is this fairly decent (non-Instagram) photo I created with my crappy cell phone camera. My flash wouldn’t work for some reason so I couldn’t get the light that I needed, but with a few adjustments I got a photo that’s clear and bright enough to see the beads and I was even able to add my blog’s copyright text. AND it doesn’t look like its straight out of the 1970’s with that muted-color, grainy filter that’s so popular.
Nizzy 1, Instagram 0.
Hey, I’m easily amused at the simple things.
Here’s a hat and scarf of my design knitted a few months ago and gifted to a co-worker. My very first set! I usually don’t bother with knitting a set because I am using yarn from my stash (still trying to cut) and probably don’t have enough of the same kind to make one.
The red was not intentional for the holiday season.
Fiber: Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic), Cherry Red, Medium Weight (4)
Yarn Care: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle; tumble dry; do not bleach; do not iron; dry cleanable
Weight/Yardage: 5oz (140g), 256yds (234m)
Gauge: 17st x 23r = 4in(10cm) on size US 8/5mm needles