Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fabric Bin from a Charm Pack

I ordered a charm pack from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I dont usually buy charm packs but this one was cute and it was a good price.  So I bought it.  Kind of a teaser when you buy one of those bcause so many of them in the pack I totally want now.

I have been looking at the charm pack, feeling a little guilty.  I wanted to do something with it right away.  But what.

Meanwhile my kids have this whole collection of Christmas stuffed toys that come out once a year at Christmas time.  They usually end up all ove the floor, on the couch where I sit.... all over.  Then I thought I totally need a bucket to put all this stuff in!  Goodness.

Light bulb moment!

Sew a bin.  And I did.  You can totally do this with one charm pack and a piece of muslin.  I used Kona cotton Hunter green in the inside but you could use muslin too.  I sewed 4 rows of 9.  I had a few squares left over for the handles and the letters.  I kind of screwed one of the letters up so I had to use fabric from something else. The two "f"'s were from the same piece but I put the fabric back to back.  I was so proud of myself cutting two f's at the same time.  Then I realized one was backward.  Ha.  So again I used a  piece of something else.

I used the hard iron-on crafters webbing.  It was great but I didn't have enough and did not want to spend more so I kind of improvised with scraps.  No worries, it's all good.  It looks cute but it is not going to win any awards for perfection, that is for sure.  No matter, it does exactly what it was intended to do with room to spare.  The thing is pretty huge.

If you want to sew a bin, I suggest you head to one of these sites to learn how.

A lined bin made from diaper boxes.

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Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson for Sew Mama Sew

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I am pinned to Pinterest

Why have I not been blogging on my craft blog.  Well, you see, it has a name... Pinterest.  Any computer time I spend drooling over the oodles noodles of Pinterest pin.  All very inspiring and all very addicting.

If you have not caught on to the mega mounds of inspiration that is Pinterest, what the heck are you waiting for?  Do it!

Here are just some photos that I found there among the millions.  These are the very things that distract me.
This is fabulous!  House quilt
Understated Chocolate Cake (Cocoa Cake with Bittersweet Ganache) - A Little Zaftig
A little zaftig

But I have been crafting too.  Honestly.  Just haven't found my way to my blog to tell you about it.  I will soon though.