Evelyn is hosting a little valentine’s party next week and so I have been creating. I really love to plan a party. So planning and thinking and most importantly … sewing! … has been happening. It’s been a stitch filled week.
All this sewing business started earlier this week when I had an idea to make some little tote bags for the little guests with a heart on them. I searched & searched for scraps of fabric the right size and before I knew it I had nearly all of them cut … when … when I came across just enough fabric for my 8 bags that had little hearts on it. So of course I ditched the already cut bags and began cutting new ones. It just seemed fun to have them all matching instead of all different. In the ended I did use the inside fabric from the ones I cut first though so all my work wasn’t wasted.
They are cute … if I do say so myself.
But actually before all those bags I made some simple fabric covers for my diaper boxes on my craft room shelves. I couldn’t get a great photo of the shelves since it is late but basically, there are 12 boxes on two shelves. They each have a little vinyl pocket so that I can change the contents of the box and the tag.
Took a little time but they are done. They are not perfect but did I mention they are done? I have 4 boxes that are shorter but made the covers to fit the larger box once the baby hits size 3’s and I can stock up. Each box is different and is made up of 2 different prints. They are all random and well, I love random in the craft room.
So after those two projects were complete, I decided to sew some new library bags for the kids. I started them at about 11pm last night after the valentine’s day party bags were done … they sewed up in less than a half an hour. Did they “need” new bags?, um … well not really but it sure is nice to have new big ones. Especially since tomorrow morning is the long-awaited Story Time at the library. They measure 18 inches across and about 12 inches high. Mathias has a fun orange inside and Evelyn’s is red & white polka dots. Since I had to piece the robots I added hearts to Evelyn’s so it didn’t look so plain. Really fun bags.
Have I mentioned that I love to sew bags.
Then today I thought it would be fun to have a little party gift for the Mom’s bringing their little girls to the valentine’s day party.
Just a dish towel with some cute hearts.
I am still stitching … and still loving it … I think I might have a problem.