So i have totally stalled out on the tree bag…i got all the leaves sewed on, and everything is cut out…but i am just not “feeling” it at the moment. I think the reason is because my longing for summer’s end has kicked in, and my head is full of autumn-y stuff. Heavy fabrics with muted colors…Dia de Los Muertos, pumpkins, dancing skeletons, halloween decorations, sweaters…..
So in spite of not finishing the pink tree bag yet, i DID complete this silly skull purse. Made entirely of thiftstore fabrics, of course, and the strap is a length of chain from the hardware store. I embroidered the little skull on a patch of the fabric and frayed the edges, then sewed on a little lace to give it a touch of girliness.
Busy busy busy…I also finally started working on the “Vera” napkin totebag, in all it’s tacky glory….i plan to finish it today. And i started a new embroidery project, and i made a new batch of “Queen Bee” soap…honey, lavender, lemon and vanilla. It smells like something yummy i’d want to bite. I still need to come up with good packaging for it. So far nothing has “moved” me…
All in all, i think i was pretty productive over the weekend, and brave too! I took Saturday off from “mommy-ing” and drove to Columbia to do a craft-store crawl with a friend…i DROVE all over the town, and did not crash or freak out too much. Was reminded of how much i hate living in the ‘burbs. And it felt really really good to get away for a little while. Got to hang out on a porch with other FEMALES…that is SO rare for me! I watched a long battle between cardinals and hummingbirds… real-life nature show!!!! I definitely need to do it more often. I think i will be much saner for it. Which is aways a good thing, right?