There is a personal payoff to making things. Foremostly I make to give from my heart. But a close second is the payoff I receive personally. It is a stress-buster and very gratifying to have done something tangible at the end of the day. I feel recharged when I have time to create things. Yet it’s literally been months since I’ve sat down at my machine, and it’s hard to imagine a time in the near future when I will get that chance. These little projects were quickies I made months ago but I thought I would still share them.
The wine bag was a thank you for some dear friends who watched our crew so Kevin and I could grab a date night. It’s just a simple, lined bag with boxed corners on the bottom and a tie at the top. I love it because of the Anna Maria fabrics, of course.
These little fabric eggs were a Sunday afternoon project Amelia and I did together. They were quick to sew and she had alot of fun picking out fabrics to put together. I used shredded news print to stuff the basket on my front door. They were a cheerful welcome to spring.
Ahh, milk crates. They help us keep shoes, baseball mitts, drawing paper, and now, the van organized. I used this smart pattern to pretty up the milk crate in the van and hope to make a few more. If you click the link, the pattern is on the sidebar.
PS: for families on the run, a simple solution to thirsty kids is to keep a jug of water and plastic cups on hand. We don’t usually travel without one. It saves money at the drive-thru and also saves tears in a thirsty pinch. A word of caution though, you may want to put a potty chair in the back with it.