Two little fabric boxes and one nail polishing mat have not satisfied my desire to sew ... right now!
I'm in the middle of packing to move back to my home in Wisconsin! My fabric is already packed! Scraps are all that is available to play with.
Of course a postcard always comes to mind first. My sweet cousin-in-law is figuring out a way to carve out a dedicated sewing space in her home with red and teal as her color theme. And I want to be virtually in that space with her.
So I mailed her a small bit of me to display in her new space-to-be.
I also wanted to share with her some of my vintage wooden thread spools for Decor. They needed a little padding in their box so that they didn't rattle so much. A quick potholder would do the trick. Who can't use a new potholder? I hadn't yet packed my printed Miracle Fabric pieces. How perfect this piece of collaged recipes is. She likes neutral colors too.
So I've managed to fractionally satisfy this desire to sew things. But far from completely. I've dug out more scraps. I've been watching my sewing friends share scrappy projects on their blogs and I have the desire to make scrappy fabric too. I need a soft cover for my sewing machine. It would look so much nicer than the dish towel I throw over it.
I have chosen neutrals and low volume color scraps for this project. I don't really have a lot of patience for improv sewing with scraps, but as this piece has grown, I've enjoyed working on it more.
Here is where I have paused this project. I now needed something smaller and quicker. You know...more instant gratification.
So, back to sneaking in a little more sewing play time in between the packing of boxes. It is so hard to put "everything" away then wait until it can all come back out again.