August flew by. I’m not sure what happened to it. Now here it is September. The kids are in school. Yes, ALL the kids! For two brief mornings, I will be home all alone. Well, not alone, the kids were concerned about this, but then they remembered that God is always with us. So I am not alone because God is with me.
However, it’s very quiet and that’s a bit weird.
It seems like I haven’t been writing very much lately and I wasn’t sure why. Then I realized the problem was this:
Four new tubs of fabric! Just waiting for the creative juices to flow. My mom tends to worry that things will go to waste if we don’t use them quickly. At the moment, I’m too excited about all the possibilities for that to happen.
My sister is hoping to move closer to us (YAY!) and is clearing out her house. She has LOTS of fabric. Three of the tubs are from her and I have been gleefully sewing up a storm. The last box is from WS Gager. She thinks that she isn’t going to make her college kids PJs anymore, so she gave me a huge box of fleece. Here are some of the projects I’ve done instead of writing.
Maxi skirt. I’m not terribly adept at the selfie, but I assure this skirt looks much better with a shirt that matches and a non-fingerprinted mirror. This was super easy to make, too. I found some instructions on Pinterest.
I didn’t make the top. My sister thought our aunt had given her the fabric and the shorts needed to be finished. I had to do this one right away because it just fits my son. Next summer we might not be so lucky.
I love it when projects come out cuter than you imagine. This one makes me smile whenever I see it. It’s for a friend’s granddaughter.
I tried my hand at making a bigger bag and this one came out pretty well. I think I’m going to put it in my Etsy shop. (Although this picture is blurry. :-/)
Another bag. this one is lined in denim and has a flower pin. Hoping someone at the Christian school auction will want it desperately.
This is a fleece blanket in hunter or maximum security orange. I was going to do a border in the camo fleece, but was worried about the execution of that, so I serged the edges in camo thread and appliqued a deer head on it. My daughter wanted me to make PJs for everyone, but I didn’t think we needed to look like felons when we were sleeping.
There are more that I didn’t get pictures of. Some shorts, hats, a running skirt that’s a little more see-through than I expected. It’s all been great fun.
But now that I have some quiet time, maybe I’ll get a little more writing done.