I’m so proud of myself. I’ve really been sticking to my goal of using up scraps and finishing old projects. Every day I have such a feeling of relief as I walk one more step away from my hoarding tendencies…
I’ve been meaning to make my man a computer case for a long time. He has a laptop that he carries to and from meetings all the time, and since I make and sell cases, I should make one for him, right? It’s been on my list for over a year.
I used the scraps of fabric from his and his groomsmens’ vests from our wedding. I also lined it with the same lining, it is so fancy! I made pockets to hold his business cards, and I appliqued the logo for his company, Octopus Creative. I finished it off with a lovely vintage metal zipper I’ve been saving.
I used to make a quilt every year. I’ve made one for my grandma, my mom and my grandpa. I bought a pattern to make a quilt for myself about 5 years ago. It’s called Single Girl and when I bought it I was one. I liked the ironic use of only one ring instead of two, and it seemed like the perfect use for all of my tiny scraps. Even more ironic now because I’m married.
So I finally started it! It’s the perfect way to get rid of my scraps. If I cut out one piece, I’ll have that fabric and that memory forever in my quilt, and I can get rid of/use the rest of the fabric. I can’t wait to stitch it up with a white organic cotton, but I have over 1000 pieces to cut, so I’m taking my time. Gosh darn it, I started, and that’s the important part!