Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Old towel = New heating pad

I got some cute scrub tops on sale this weekend, but have yet to sew the tops that I bought fabric for.  Today I cut a pattern (based on a top that fits me well) and fabric for one top.  Here's hoping it goes together nicely :)
The weekend went quick, but I did fit a little sewing in... making a rice heating pad for my Mom.  My Grandma has hers right now, and I just thought it'd be crazy to run to the store to buy another one... when they're really easy to make (and MUCH cheaper to DIY).
I folded an old hand towel in half lengthwise and stitched it into a tube.  I then added handles on each side, leaving a small opening on one end to add rice into the newly formed pouch.
After the rice was added, I stitched up the hole.  That was that!  I think it turned out kind of cute, especially for recycling old household items :)
Started another knitting project since I bought MORE yarn this weekend, lol.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shadowing & up next

I've been job shadowing almost full time the last few weeks.  It's a great experience, and I'm learning a lot, but I wish I had more time to sew!  All my free time right now is going into catching up on chores, and slowly unpacking.

But, I did get some fun fabrics to make scrub tops (so I don't have to do laundry as often) so hopefully I'll get at least one made this weekend.  I hope to post about it soon! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Craft Cupboard Organization!

I LOVE organizing.  Before I can figure out a system that works for me, I have to move things around several, lol.  Poor Hubby never knows where things are!
Here is my current organization system for craft cupboard #1 (of 2 at the moment... not counting the spare bedroom walk-in closet :) )
I store a large pot (strictly for dying fabric) on top, and sometime whatever current project I'm working on that there isn't space for inside the cupboard.
 Top shelf = Paint supplies & larger glue bottles/adhesives
 2nd shelf from top = Kids crafts (things are slightly out of order :) )
The blue box on the left is full of random things for making quiet books!

3rd shelf from top = Felt & Quiet book supplies!  (I LOVE making quiet book pages & have several duplicate pages ready to be put together in those containers)
 Bottom shelf = Scrap booking paper & books
My larger scrap booking papers are in a special carrying case that is tucked between this craft cupboard and the wall.  More of the delicate scrap booking supplies are in another cupboard.