Thursday, June 4, 2009

Simple project to organize those plastic bags

Used some of my free time today to make a simple project to organize all of those plastic bags that seem to multiply all over my house. Took a new hand towel, sewed bias tape on the inside about two inches from the top and bottom. Threaded elastic threw the bias tape and then sewed up the side. Finally took a piece of twill tape and attached the two ends to opposites of the top. Finally a nice looking place to put all of those bags and when I need one, they will be easy to find.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

End of the year teacher gifts

Kristen has been begging to learn to sew and also to give her teacher a baby gift. Her teacher is expecting her first child in a few weeks. I figured that decorating a couple of cloth diapers and making some fancier spit rags would be a good introduction to sewing and a very useful present for her teacher. Kristen was thrilled to be able to use the sewing machine and make her very own present for her teacher. I still say that a homemade present is much better than a store bought one anyday.