Some crafting from before my surgery…
I made a fabric envelope (similar to the one in this tutorial) with the scraps left over from the Lotus bag. The next day I carried it to a baby shower with a bunch of people I hadn’t seen in years. Then someone noticed my purse. This hardly EVER happens to me so it was very exciting. We were talking and I wanted to write down her website.
“Oh wait, let me get a pen…” I pull out my new fabric envelope, could it have worked out more perfectly???
I felt so cool pulling this out of my purse! Does that make me lame? YES, it does, but I rarely can find my pen in my purse so this is a very cool thing for me. I was too lazy to put a snap on it but it stays closed because I sewed a seem across the top.
Since that project was so easy, I decided to step it up a notch and try something a bit more challenging: a wallet. No pattern, just tried to copy the wallet that I used everyday:
Planning was fun. Turning the pieces over in my head was fun. Cutting it out was fun. Assembly was a little less fun, and the result? Not liking it so much. The huge print on the fabric makes it look a bit Hawaiian. Nothing against Hawaii, it just isn’t the look I was going for. Also, I used way too much interfacing and the fabric along the fold is all wrinkled. So I went and looked at some other fabric wallets and they all seem to look wrinkley. I thought this might be my new obsession, but now I’m thinking not.