Good morning, Kitschies! I'm feeling a bit better today, but I'm still home. Why? Because Thing 2 has diarrhea and horrible diaper rash. Daycare won't take him when he has diarrhea (I don't blame them) and I want to keep on top of the diaper rash. Poor thing - he's never had diaper rash and now it seems he's making up for lost time. I figure nothing's better than a mother's eagle eye on the problem, so we're home today. Mason's playing with Play Doh and I'm blogging away...for now.
Early in April, I got the sewing bug for some reason. And I knew what I wanted: a reusable bag I could take to work to carry my lunch in. Nothing as big as those bags you can pick up everywhere for a buck and something that would be uniquely mine. But nothing very difficult to sew because I'm not anywhere an expert seamstress. I did a search for reusable market bag patterns and I found THIS pattern that looked to be about my skill level (one of the many, many reasons I love the internets).
It took me a while (it's been a loooong time since I've sewn using an actual pattern), but here's the finished product.
While grocery shopping by myself the following weekend, I picked up a pattern and some more material and got started on a new bag - this time for Mason. I got a little frustrated because this was an actual pattern and while it was a little more difficult than the first bag, it still looked easy enough for me. I ended up giving up on the actual pattern but it ended up better than the first bag.
I wasn't done yet! I got better with the second bag (no "special fin" this time) so I made a trip to the fabric store one day on my lunch break. After all...Nate didn't have a bag!! I ended up with enough material to make two more bags.
*all pics are clickable* It's all different robots. Perfect for Nate. He loved the fabric and he couldn't wait til I made his bag. Poor kid. It took me til *this* weekend to finish it. I had it all traced out and pinned, but I hadn't made the time to actually sew it.
I had so much fun with these bags. I have a feeling that I'll be doing so more tweaking for the next bag (a different black exterior with a red checkered pattern with little ants for the interior) and I like that I'm not confined to a specific pattern. Each of these are unique and they get better with each attempt. However, I don't have the drive to do the next bag like I did the first two. I'm like that...I'll go all obsessive over some project and then once I get it out of my system, I don't follow through and finish all I've planned to do. It's a character flaw of mine. LOL
Well, Mr M and I are off to the store to get the makings for dinner tonight. Have a great Tuesday!! I'll be back tomorrow with another We Want to Know Wednesday and maybe I'll attempt another On Wednesdays We Wear Pink (since last week's addition got dumped - STOOPID Blogger).