My sewing machine has a new home in a plastic bin under the kitchen table. I have had the luxury of having an entire room to store all of my sewing supplies and have learned to really spread out and use the space (i.e. make a big mess!). However between the summer heat and my own “oven” baking away, it is just too hot to sew in my upstairs sewing room sans air conditioning. So I packed up the essentials in order to avoid 10 trips up and down the stairs–although that would probably be really good for me!–and am trying to re-learn how to sew without making a giant mess everywhere. Thankfully I have a patient hubby.
Remember the zipper pouches I made right before the holidays? Well, I just took a custom order for four of the ones with sparrows on the front. I also learned that particular fabric is now incredibly difficult to find, but I did eventually find it. Sadly by the time I finish up with those bags, it will probably be much closer to extinction. Why won’t companies reprint those fabrics when they are so popular??
The good news is that I was also able to get my fabric for the diaper bag I plan to make sometime soon. Thanks to the ever-helpful Melanie over at Above All Fabrics, I decided not to use the Lime Green Trellis fabric and just stick with the other three. Buying fabric online can sometimes be tricky (when you can’t see if those greens really go together or not!), but I have found that –almost– all of the Etsy sellers are incredibly helpful in that department. They also tend to have the best prices on the “designer” fabrics….just a little hint to all you seamstresses out there.
The one problem is that the …addiction… I have to fabrics is really difficult to supress when I am buying fabric. So many great prints out there and so little money (ok, and aso little time as well). Maybe in some other life I will own a fabric shop…oh dear, let the scheming begin!