Rainy days just seem made for a good movie, gentle hand stitching, and chocolate.
Today I contentedly enjoyed all three.
Meanwhile my family members braved the soaking torrent at work and school - all arriving home at different points in the afternoon equally wet and weary. As hot and humid as it is outside, the house is lovely and cool inside and I am thinking a pot of soup would have been perfect for dinner, but 17yo son is unwilling to forgo his promised pasta supper - his Italian bloodline is never more evident than in his food choices; pasta, pasta, pasta, lasagne, gnocchi, pasta, pasta...oh, and did I mention pasta?
The movie was Julie & Julia, and if you are a foodie *and* a blogger you will love it. Blossom is now snuggled up on the couch watching it herself - waiting for food. ;-)
Whenever I watch a movie with good food I feel the need to lose myself in the kitchen and create mounds of delectible dishes - do you?
Before the movie I began sorting through some plastic tubs in the sewing room and found these stitcheries that Blossom did a couple of years ago. They are from an old Bronwyn Hayes design and she still had one block to do when she lost interest in the project.
She's given me her blessing to make use of them so I will have a play around tomorrow and see what I come up with - maybe some scented door hangers.
I came across this tutorial the other day and mistakenly thought the little fabric baskets were very small. My plan was to make a couple and use them as thread catchers in my sewing room and living room, but after I began the cutting and sewing I realised these were a lot bigger than what I needed. However, I love the look of the little baskets, so I added some extra adornments like the bow and the ribbon hanging loop at the back...
...and found it to be the perfect size for storing 20 fat quarters!
From start to finish this bag took me 30 minutes to make.
You will need 2 fat quarters per bag, and I used some interfacing for extra stability. Tomorrow I am going to make a few more as they are perfect for fabric storage.
Do you have a very quick project you can share, or perhaps a tutorial you've come across for something quick and easy? After I made this bag I thought it would be a gorgeous gift.
Must go now and feed that boy - I hear his tummy grumbling.