How’d that happen? On Monday I took the boys and went to Walmart (although, thinking about it now, I don’t know why I didn’t just go to Joann’s. It’s only about ten minutes farther down the road) to pick up some fabric and supplies for a special project. You see, on Saturday I bought something:
Clover Takumi bamboo needles. (Also, possibly, 2 skeins of Patons Classic Merino in a nice chocolatey brown. $3.79 a skein, score!) They’re my first bamboo – in fact, my first non-metal – needles, and I am entranced. They’re so natural, and light, and pretty (and coughexpensivecough) that I decided they needed a proper case. I see people all over the internet popping out these cute little dpn rolls, and it looked well within my skills as the operator of a sewing machine. Yeah, despite my curtain-sewing prowess, I am somewhat…not inept, perhaps just less ept – differently epted? with cloth and a sewing machine than I am with yarn.
Still. As I mentioned, I picked up supplies on Monday. I wanted to use some fabric left over from a dress I altered (I hacked off the skirt and made it into a shirt) which is black with small red flowers. I didn’t bring it with me to the store – small mistake – but picked out another black fabric, some red bias tape, red ‘shoelace’ ribbon, a small package of thin quilt batting, and a card of buttons. Then yesterday I spent a few hours in my closet. The result?
Reasonably satisfactory. It is not as far off of the square as it looks. It is slightly off square. And slightly wrinkled. And – well. Overall I am very pleased with it. See? You fold down the top bit –
and fold/roll it across.
It hasn’t quite got a proper fastening yet, and I need to take it back to the sewing closet and further divide some of the pockets so that they’re smaller compartments, but it’s both usable and pretty. I like it! I would do a few things differently if I ever made another one (for instance, you don’t need to turn over a seam you’re going to cover with bias tape) but it was fun. I should really sew more often.
Oh! Good news. I found my F hook, so I can finish the pink and yellow church baby afghan!