Interestingly, all six of these little things were made in one day. First, I started off making this box cover from some of the chevron fabric Preeti sent. Isn't it cute-cute? You know, it takes more than one cute to describe such a sweet idea.
So here's how it happened: I bought these fancy little clips at Hancock Fabrics just before the closing. There was very little left, but I found them as I was walking toward the counter to pay. At 70% off they were still a bit expensive, but heck, I splurged!
The binders come in a nice plastic box with a lid, but you know while the box does a great job of keeping them contained, it's not very pretty. I thought about making a small basket to put the clips in, but it would have needed to close and I didn't want that bother. Eventually, I thought to make a box shape that just fits the cover, so it opens easily but looks good closed and the binders are not going to go spilling everywhere.
The left over bits of fabric just would not go into the scrap bin! No, really, they insisted on being used. So I thought about Amanda Jean's skinny pincushion and decided to do something like that. This is what I managed. Not as cute as Amanda's, but sweet enough to donate as part of a door prize at our guild meeting.
And now, the girls' shorts. I made this yellow pair that is much too big for their skinny little butts! So I went back to the drawing board and tried again. The thing is I don't know their sizes, so I had to look at a completed pair to see if maybe I was close. I think I got it with the second pair, so I made another.
Since their mom likes to dress them conservatively, I decided to make the legs just a bit smaller. Enter a new pattern and two more pairs.
I'm hoping the little elves on these shorts will appeal to the girls even though they have odd faces. Regardless, Richard and I mailed all of the shorts off with a note to give any that don't fit to one of their cousins.
There we are all of the "little things" that are happening around here. The only other thing to discuss in this place is politics and the heat index that's up to 115 degrees. (Neither interests me very much.)
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