But for now, NOPE!
I have a task at hand. I have become very much a DIY kind of gal. It started with jewelry and has exploded from there. It saves money and there is some very real satisfaction in doing something yourself - with your own hands.
I am comfortable with table saws, band saws, miter saws, drill presses, palm sanders...I loved shop as a kid. Absolutely LOVED it. Home Ec...that was another sad story. I burned my hands when someone bumped me and I broke my fall on the heated oven grate. I was terrified of the sewing machine, so the only thing I took from the sewing portion of home ec. in 8th grade was how to sew on a button. My sad little goose pillow was sewn by hand, not by machine. And you could tell as his head flopped to the side. I was scared to death of sewing my fingers together.
And that fear continues to this day.
|Idea from thefrugalgirls.com,|
guest blogger Carly at CreateliveBlog.com.
I found an amazing plan on one of my favorite blogs - The Frugal Girls.com. Indeed suggest you add them to your must read list. At least take a look at the plans laid out. I fell in love. Materials - purse, foam, fabric, Velcro, needle and thread.
|I am just not a purse kinda gal,|
this might have been the hardest part.
I have the purse ordered - clearance from Target. Fabric and foam from JoAnn Fabric - also on sale. They will be here in about a week, so I have some time to plan.
|I needed fun fabric.|
My original plan was to hit up a FFW gal pal, Fire Wife Elly (be sure to take a look at her blog here), as she is significantly less likely to sew her fingers together as I am. I did indeed offer to bring the liquid refreshments. BUT, with my impatient nature, I am not sure I can wait. So, as I was sitting here thinking, I could indeed do this without a sewing machine...without needle and thread at all. Stitch Witchery is my friend! I have used it before and why couldn't I use it now??!! Cheating?? Perhaps. I prefer to think of it as creative problem solving. I may not be able to use a sewing machine (or maybe I can...the world may never know) but, I can use an iron. That may indeed be the answer.
I will indeed keep you updated!
My FF has been home since Friday, he heads back to work tomorrow and privately I can't wait. At the same time, he has been taking care of me through whatever this nasty stomach bug is that seems to have made itself at home in my body and I am oh so grateful and loving him more everyday. I am back to sleep, now enjoy the day. Kiss your FF and let your muppets know you love them.