I’m back! (and a project update)

Back from never-never land – where girls sew and do crafty things, stay up all night chatting and rise with the sun to sip tea and plan more crafty adventures…

The girls and I had a great visit with Mom – she went home yesterday and we’re all missing her already.

Big Girl got to do a lot of sewing with Mom this trip.  img_1328She made several things, including a tote bag that I had planned to make for her, but she took the project on herself. I’m so proud of her!IMG_1046[1]

And you may recall this little scrap (or two) of fabric from a tease last week…img_1324

I ended up making this:

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Which was supposed to be a tote for my Bible and books for my Bible Study class. It’s called Cup of Joy and I thought the little coffee/tea cups were appropriate.

It’s got all sorts of pockets inside. (I love pockets!)

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But, it is HUGE. The pattern I used didn’t have any finished dimensions on it and when I was done, I thought it was a bit too big for carrying back and forth each week.

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So, I think I will save it for trips and such – and maybe use the scraps to make a smaller bag for my Bible tote.  (maybe this weekend!)

But, for now, I’m up to my eyeballs in spreadsheets and data management.  Going a little crazy but thankful I have a job and looking forward to more craft time this weekend.

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I’m up to something

I’m up to something…

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I got inspired the other day…

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And now I can’t get the project out of my head…

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So, I had to make a little pit-stop on the way to pick up the kids…

Yeah, I’m up to something (or a few somethings, I think)

I’ll have to let you know when they’re done…

Pinterest is dangerous

I could spend hours (and sometimes do) looking at Pinterest.

The creativity and ideas are just stunning…

The trick, though, is to not get bogged down in LOOKING and use it as a springboard for DOING.

Today I took advantage of a little free time and did just that.

I found this pin:

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And I thought that the cover would be really nice for my bible.

I followed the link to the blog where there were some samples (so pretty!)

And then I remembered the fat quarters I had in my drawer that were originally going to be napkins but Big Girl and I decided they were too pretty to be napkins.  So, they were just waiting to be used…

Hmmm…

I wonder if they’d be big enough for a bible cover?

I pulled up the website where this project was and tried to figure out how to make it without spending money on a pattern. I mean, it’s basically a rectangle, right? How hard could it be?

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So, I fiddled and pinned (and called Mom to talk it through) and finally figured it out.

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It fits perfectly!

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If I’d had a little more fabric, I would’ve made the insides a little longer, but I think it is good enough.

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Now, I wonder what else I can make that I find on Pinterest?!?