So I fell a bit off the stash busting, but then I made about fifteen drawstring bags out of my scrap pile!
I sewed the first one to hold spare change to take it be counted, and then it was so fun and quick and easy and a lot of other projects hadn’t worked out. So the bags were a fun rush and I got a bit carried away.
I’m planning to use them for wrapping gifts; they’re fun and environmentally responsible 🙂
I stared out with plain ones, but quickly starting spiffing them up, adding borders and mixing prints. Overall, it was a fun and productive stash dive!
Also: Me Made May – a simple purple jersey tank of my own patterning. I wore it with a cardigan to work, as well as heels and dress pants, but switched to yoga pants when I got home. The shirt looks classy but feels so comfy 🙂
Whew! My stash busting challenge certainly hit a snag!
I tried a few things, and they all were just ‘meh.’ A dress shirt refashion that looks too unchanged, a knit shawl that needs to be frogged after I ignored the wisdom of the gauge swatch, wrist-band things I’ll never actually wear…
This is my ‘contemplating failure’ face.
I finally decided to go small and bright in an attempt to cheer myself (and my crafting) up. The result is this sun-shiny flower! It’s hand0-sewn out of scrap fabric with two buttons stacked in the center (it took, like, way too long to decide which buttons to use.). I attached a bobby pin to wear in my hair, but it could easily be a pin, or even sewed onto something like a tote bag.
And this is my ‘happy hair flower’ face!
I must confess that is it far more twee than I usually go for, but it was fun and fast and reminds me of the early primrose I noticed a few days ago. And making it did re-energize me!
Have any of you ever done a simple, fun project to help you over a crafting hump?