Add to that the stress of working full time, trying to learn several computer programs for school, and keeping up with a library, and I just needed some down time.
To that end, I found two simple, easy little projects. The pincushion I saw on Pinterest some time ago. I didn't have a pattern, but that was easy enough. I simply cut out a heart shape! I wanted to make this pincushion only because I had this cute heart fabric.
The little bag I made with Dusti in mind. It turns out that she really doesn't want it. She doesn't carry a bag or purse and felt that it would just be something else cluttering up her room. Imagine a 13-year-old saying that!
I was surprised but not terribly. Still, the bag is really cute, so I think I'll give it to someone else around Christmas. Surely at a school of 400+ I can find someone who would like it.
I made the bag, like the pincushion, because of the fabric. While digging around in my stash, I discovered the pink flamingos, then found a solid pink to coordinate, and zipped up the bag in about two minutes. Those flamingos were wiggling and dancing in an effort to get my attention and convince me to do something with them!
The bag is small and the handle is short so that it fits close to the body when worn on the shoulder or can be worn on the arm.
I put in a small Velcro closure for the top. I think it will work well for carrying around small electronics and such, though I didn't intend it for that.
What are yo working on? Any small projects on your "to do" list?