Once again I find my creative space cluttered with creations for a birthday party rather than creations for my stores. I think it is safe to say that I am insane and foolishly don't learn from my mistakes! It is cheeky monkey #1's birthday in a month's time and we are planning to host a birthday party for her with her little school friends. I have, as usual, suggested that she have a handmade element to the party and she decided, after looking through several blogs with me, that handmade party favour bags would be a great idea. And an even better idea would be for her to rummage through my fabric scraps and have me sew the party favour bags. And me, being the crazy woman that I am, said, "Okay, sure, that's a GREAT idea."
Six little bags, multiple stabbed fingers and about 4.5 hours later, I am thinking that this was a really stupid idea. Not only do I still have another four bags to sew, but most of my fabric scraps are not of lovely, quilting quality cotton, but are of slippery polyesters and cotton sheers. Plus I'm working to a "simple" pattern I devised in my head which includes shaped bases for the bags as well as lining for the bags made from equally slippery and unmanageable fabrics. And to make matters worse, the bags aren't perfect due to my inexperience with these kinds of fabrics. Hope nobody notices! What's filling up your creative space this week?