I made this shoulder bag today for my Mom. She has been asking me for a bag since.... Christmas? Thanksgiving?! Despite countless attempts to get her to purchase a reusable tote for like $1 (they are seriously everywhere, even Bath and Body Works had some super cute fold-able ones for $1.50), she insisted she would just wait until I made her one. I used some of the left over fabric from making Nadia's outfit. I LOVE these prints. Especially the yellow and white one. I still have a good bit left over of both fabrics. Who knows what I'll do with them. ANYWAY, I used This Tutorial, sort of, to make it. I changed the dimensions and stuff, but used that shape and her instructions. Mom came over just as I was finishing it up. She pretty much snatched it as soon as I pulled it off the sewing machine. I had to distract her with the baby to be able to snap this photo of it, and obviously I didn't get time to iron it to make it look more finished. Oh well, at least I know she likes it!
The sewing thing is keeping me busy without breaking the "no long time on your feet" rules. I just do a little bit, in between spurts of sitting with my feet up on the couch or propped up in a lawn chair outside. That pretty much allows me one project per day, or every two days. I've also been spending an obscene amount of time on the internet looking up free tutorials. I am going to send the hubs to Glenn's(my favorite discount fabric store)to get me a yard of muslin on tuesday so I can make some of those heat therapy rice bags. I want one for my lower back and shoulders, and I want to make one of the cold therapy ones for a "boo boo" bag. I'm thinking I might do an eye pillow too. I'm going to break out the aromatherapy oils and scent them too. That's my project for this next week, along with making two outfits similar to the one I made Nadia with the pillow case top and shorts. My friend wants one for her little girl, and my sister wants one for my niece. I should have known better than to ever make a pillow case ANYTHING.