This house is temporary but it’s still probably another year until we move north. It’s going to be a tough, tough year. This house has no storage. Not even a cupboard in the bathroom. The shower is so pathetic it’s like being peed on. I actually feel dirtier after a shower. From our living room we can see right into the cottage down the back of the property. I call the guys who live there Warty and Waddly. The lady downstairs snores like a plane taking off. We can hear it through our bedroom floor even with a fan on. The neighbours cats beat up on Rastus when he only wants to be friends. And we’re not allowed to put tiny holes in the wall to hang stuff on. But I decided I had had enough of the rules and pushed a thumbtack into the wall yesterday. What a rebel. But somehow my craft storage solutions have all ended up in Dave’s computer room and I decided that I had to make another wall hanging, this time one just for my patterns.
I used what I had lying around – a length of stripy canvas, some Hello Kitty cotton fabric I bought nearly 2 years ago and hadn’t used yet to back it, bias binding to trim the pockets and reduce seam bulk and a wooden ball bar thing that I thrifted. The pockets were random sizes, I just made sure I included a little one for cut out templates, a big one for bigger patterns and a couple of medium ones. It looks awesome, took an evening to make, cost nothing outside of what I had lying around and freed up some much needed shelf space. Plus seeing my patterns every day means I might, might actually use them. But then I also have plans to lose 40 lbs and it turns out I’m not really into planning thank you very much.
And because I am seriously on a craft bender (I am really loving having my mojo back) I tackled making a pair of baby booties. I wanted to a long time ago but the instructions put me off. It turns out that paying attention goes a long way plus it’s a scrapbusting project. You just have to make sure you have enough scraps for two booties before you begin *ahem* it was a close call. I’d like to sell them, I think it would be a good way to earn adoption money but I also know other people like Louise sell them (and wow, hers are beautiful! I have my eye on a gorgeous pink pair.) and I don’t want to step on anyones toes.
I tried to take a photo of them on a model but the cat didn’t think much of my idea.
BTW thanks for the recipes, you guys really came through! The box mix idea was probably my personal fave but I definitely plan on trying them all. Oh, the suffering Dave is in for – being forced to eat yummy chocolate cake every day.